SmartWool Women's Light Hiking Socks

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SmartWool Light Hiking Socks
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Ramsey Outdoor $14.95
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Mountain Gear $17.95
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SmartWool Light Hiking Socks -

The Women's Hiking Light Crew Sock by Smartwool. Light, half-cushioning is perfect for moderate hiking or aggressive walking. Designed specifically for a woman's foot. Arch brace holds the sock in place and adds additional support. Flat-knit toe seam keeps you comfortable throughout the day.

FEATURES of the Smartwool Women's Hiking Light Crew Sock.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Smartwool Women's Hiking Light Crew Sock.


  • Large fits US Womens 10 - 12.5
  • Small fits US Womens 4 - 6.5
  • Medium fits US Womens 7 - 9.5
  • Light-density terry-loop padding provides a soft, cushioned fit for comfort on the trail


  • 72% wool, 26% nylon, 1% spandex, 1% polyester
  • Knit in USA of Imported Yarn: 73% Merino Wool, 26% Nylon, 1% Elastane
  • High density impact zones are replaced with WOW Technology (Wool-on-Wool), for longer lasting wool benefits and a more comfortable sock.
  • 70% wool, 29% nylon, 1% elastic.
  • Made with merino wool and nylon to absorb and wick moisture away from your feet, keeping them dry and cool in summer, warm in winter

Wash and Care:

  • SmartWool® socks are guaranteed not to itch and can be repeatedly washed and dried without shrinking
  • Turn inside out to avoid pilling. Machine wash on the gentle cycle with cool or lukewarm water using a mild, non-bleach detergent. If you prefer powdered detergent, make sure to dissolve it completely before adding. Machine dry on low or medium heat.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Light half-cushioned bottom
  • Lycra® spandex ribbing in upper keeps sock in place; arch brace is knit with Lycra® spandex for added support and comfort

Weather and Wind:

  • Flat knit toe seam


  • Sizing clearly indicated on the sock


  • Wow technology in reinforced sole for maximum comfort and durability


  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)


  • Offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9
  • Lightweight
  • Crew height
  • US shipments only
  • 3 x 1 rib leg.
Whether you hike in the mountains, forest, or desert, the SmartWool Women's Hiking Light Crew Socks will keep your feet dry and comfortable. Made from merino wool, these SmartWool socks transfer moisture away from your skin, which means your feet don't get clammy. Plus, dry feet are less prone to blisters. Nylon and polyester add to these crew socks' durability and breathability, and spandex around the arches gives you a close fit. A flat seam means you won't develop pressure points on your toes, while cushioning on the soles lets you hike comfortably for longer.

The Light Hiking Crew from Smartwool is designed from the ground up to fit a woman's foot. With a shorter length and lower volume that the unisex version, the Light Hiking Crew features the classic Smartwool Merino blend that is scratch free, moisture wicking, and has just enough cushioning for hiking with light to moderate loads.

Berg's Ski Shop
This version of SmartWool's Hiking Light Crew Socks is perfect for lightweight hiking or aggressive walking. Light half-cushioned cushioning on the foot and toes provides protection in high-friction areas, while a thin flat knit instep provides a sleeker fit.

These top-grade, odor-fighting Smartwool® light hiking socks stay soft and maintain excellent fit even after seasons of use.

Made in USA.

Sierra Trading Post
2nds. Made of soft, itch-free merino wool, SmartWool's light hiking socks provide excellent cushioning comfort.

Mountain Gear
Rise above the clouds with all-day comfort and support in SmartWool's Hiking Light Crew Socks.

Ramsey Outdoor
Our Women's Light Crew, features a half-cushioned, reinforced sole, elasticized arch brace and 3 x 1 rib leg.
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Also available for: Girls, Kids
Country of Origin:USA
Cushioning:Light Half Cushion
Fabric:72% merino wool/26% nylon/1% spandex/1% polyester
Material:Knit in USA of Imported Yarn: 73% Merino Wool, 26% Nylon, 1% Elastane
Sock Height:Crew
Sock Thickness:Light
Sock Type:Hike/Trek
Sock cushioning:Light cushioning
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SmartWool Light Hiking Socks Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Hospital nurse wears these every day!

!st of all, I have to say I have Princess and the Pea feet, everything has to be perfect or I am so uncomfortable. I have been wearing the REI lightweight wool socks for hiking around Wa state and to Southern Utah. My daughter gave me these SmartWool hiking socks and I was a little perturbed, I LOVE REI! But it pains me to say, the SmartWool socks are consistently holding up better, no wearing out, even the color remains strong. I ran out of regular socks one day for work and wore these. They were so comfortable. I started wearing these socks and the REI wool socks to work every day as a nurse for the past year. When I buy more, I will buy SmartWool socks (even though they cost quite a bit) they are worth it. I always thought I was allergic to wool but these are cozy and comfortable year around for indoor and outdoor activities.
nursenancy at REI on 03/03/2012

Best socks ever

Five stars aren't enough for these socks. I bought 3 pairs before a 7 week backpacking trip where I walked over 360 miles. They were the only socks I took. I wore them multiple days before washing and usually washed them in a sink by hand. They were so comfortable and worked out perfect on my trip! Now, a year later, I wear those same 3 pairs every day at work with my steel toed boots. I have literally spent over half of my last year in these 3 pairs of socks and they look and feel like I've had them for a month. I probably couldn't make it through my 12 hour shifts on my feet without them. They are warm in winter, but not too hot in the summer. I'm getting the male version of these socks for my dad for Christmas this year because I love them so much.
kmhvf2 at REI on 11/11/2013

The Eternal Socks

I have worn the same pair of these socks every other day for, I am not joking, the past FIVE years. They have been washed about 1000 times and there is still hardly any sign of wear. I work in construction, I wear them all day on the job site, the year round. I hike in them, I snowshoe in them, I climbed mount Kilimanjaro in them and they still will not give up. I bought one pair of these and two of another brand that REI doesn't carry anymore. All of the socks got the exact same treatment and the SmartWool socks are still perfect while the other two are long since destroyed. Do you get how awesome these socks are?
lynnjamin at REI on 10/10/2011

The Perfect Socks for Me

I've tried several kinds of wool socks, and these and SmartWool's Hiking Medium Crews (which are a little thicker than the Lights) are the best. With regular wool socks, I have to wear polypropylene liners because my skin is very sensitive and itches against wool. But SmartWool's promise not to itch is as good as gold. I've also tried some other SmartWool socks but didn't like the fit as much around the ankles--it was just a personal thing, as I gave them to my husband (I have big feet!) and he loves them. Oh, and some other socks stink after a day's wear, but not SmartWool's, and they don't need special washing care. I'll definitely buy more!
Sock Puppet at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2008

Great for at least 3 seasons

Love these socks in fall, winter, spring - have not tried them yet in summer. I wear these socks almost every day, and maybe I shouldn't admit it, but often go many days without washing - a bonus when traveling. They stay smelling great, and the Cush and warm are so welcome in the winter months. Hiked with athletic socks, got major blisters, hiked with these, feet were great - same boots. Gave several as gifts for Christmas.

The only beef I have is that they pill quickly. It does not make them any less useful, just doesn't look as great.
CeeTeeCee at REI on 01/01/2013

My go-to socks

I first bought these socks about 10 years ago for hiking. They wear like iron. They wick away moisture. Plus they are very comfortable. They are so comfy that I even wear them around the house. I slowly got rid of all my other socks and wear these socks exclusively. One funny issue with the black color: little bits of fuzz come off the socks when I remove them. This is not an issue with the other colors. Very odd. I stopped buying black. Finding size small is sometimes an issue, so please, REI, carry size small in your stores.
PDX Hiker at REI on 12/12/2009

hands down, I always love my smartwool socks. I wear them everyday for hiking, to work, everywhere! I could use 100 pairs! These are a little thicker than the adrenaline light hikers and I tend to like these better for winter, and my adrenaline light hikers for summer. They still fit in my hiking shoes and any other shoes I wear for that matter. If you are an avid hiker and outdoorsman as I am, you cannot go wrong with smartwool!

che3037373 at on 01/10/2010

Nice but puckered at top

I am really choosy about socks. I bought these for a lighter pair for summer but for me to be comfortable, they still have to be cushy with no irritating seam ends and maintain their size and wear well. They fit the bill except a thread pulled at the top of one puckering it up. They are a cooler pair for summer hiking. Overall, very nice.
irishsetterlover at REI on 07/07/2008

My husband bought me these before a trip to Colorado. I was not a huge fan of wool before these socks. I live in Texas and really had no reason to wear wool that much. I thought that all wool was itchy and uncomfortable. Not these! The socks are soft, but kept my feet very warm. I even wear them to work now.

Julianna at on 01/17/2010

I will be honest, I was having a hard time spending $17 on a pair of socks. My wife and I both bought a pair and have been buying them since. I was concerned about them being too hot and scratchy but that is not the case. Very comfortable socks and well made. Are not as durable as I would prefer.

Gone Fishing at on 12/28/2010

Neutral Reviews:


i tried these socks after getting blisters with the REI brand hiking socks, and some of the REI employees telling me that these socks would do the trick. i got 8 miles into my hike and had to stop because my blisters were so bad. The socks bunch up a bit near the balls of the feet and caused ping pong sized blisters on the balls of my feet.

However, when first putting these on they're super comfortable and snug, so I suggest wearing them around the house, out and around town, or traveling. If you try them hiking, as they may very well work for you, bring another brand of socks to be safe.
Handstandz at REI on 01/01/2014