SmartWool Hiking Light Crew

Priced: $14.95 - $51.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 15 reviews.
SmartWool Hiking Light Crew -

Smartwool's Hike Ultra Light Crew sock is for the day hiker looking for a little more coverage, this sock adds a small amount of cushion. An open, mesh fabric and two types of rib offer enhanced breathability and a perfect fit. Inspired by today's ultra-light hiking shoes.


  • Elasticized arch brace for support and fit
  • Multi-ribbed cuff for a perfect fit


  • 74% Merino wool, 25% nylon, 1% elastic
  • 73% Merino Wool, 24% Nylon, 1% Elastane, 2% Poly
  • WOW (wool on wool) technology increases wool content in high impact areas, improving durability and overall comfort
  • Machine wash using cool or warm water and tumble dry low.  Turn inside out, do not use bleach, do not iron and do not dry clean. Do not use fabric softener because it coats the wool fibers reducing their ability to breathe with your body.
  • Merino wool from New Zealand's alps is a natural, renewable resource that provides thermo-neutral insulation for varying temperatures and activities
  • 76% merino wool / 23% nylon / 1% spandex.
  • Soft, breathable merino wool regulates temperature, manages moisture, naturally resists odor, and does not itch or shrink
  • Open mesh fabric allows for breathability

Support and Cushioning:

  • Mesh ventilation zones, an arch brace and ultralight cushioning ensure comfortable without bulkiness
  • Light cushion for light impact absorption

Weather and Wind:

  • Flat-knit toe seam helps prevents irritation and blisters
  • Hiking Ultra Light Crew socks feature multiribbed cuffs and flat-knit toe seams


  • Reinforced sole for maximum comfort and durability


  • Ideal for pairing with ultra-light hiking shoes
  • By focusing on putting more SmartWool in high-impact and high-wear areas, it helps reduce shock and abrasion.  And make your feet feel cradled, no matter how long your adventure is.
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  • Lightweight
  • High-density impact zones under heels and forefeet (where impact is greatest) protect against shock and abrasion
  • Arch brace knit with spandex.
  • 3 x 1 rib leg.
Designed for rugged day hikes or moderate backpacking, Smartwool hiking crew socks offer comfort and warmth without bulk. An elasticized arch brace holds the sock in place and lends support, while reinforcements in heel and forefoot add durability. Smartwool men’s hiking socks won’t retain moisture, so odor-causing bacteria doesn’t have a chance to form. Made in USA.

FEATURES of the Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew Sock.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew Sock.
Stay light on your feet with the Smartwool® Hiking Ultra Light Crew.
Wow technology offers a reinforced sole for excellent comfort and durability.
Multiribbed cuff.
Machine wash warm and tumble dry low.
Sold in a 3-pair pack.
Made in the USA.

The men's SmartWool Hiking Ultra Light Crew socks let you keep your mind on the trail ahead and off what's in your boots.

Made in USA.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Inspired by today's ultralight hiking shoes, this SmartWool day hiker features a small amount of cushion and open mesh fabric for enhanced breathability.

Fiber Content: 73% merino wool, 24% nylon, 1% elastane, 2% polyester.
Country of Origin: USA

Arch brace holds the sock in place and adds additional support. Flat-knit toe seam keeps you comfortable throughout the day. Light, half-cushioning is perfect for moderate hiking or aggressive walking. Made in the USA of New Zealand Zque Merino wool.

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Cushioning:Ultra Light Cushion
Fabric:74% merino wool/25% nylon/1% elastic
Material:74% Merino wool, 25% Nylon, 1% Elastane
Materials:74% Merino wool, 25% nylon, 1% elastic.
Sock Thickness:Ultra Light
Sock Type:Hike/Trek
Sock cushioning:No cushioning
Sock height:Crew
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SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great Work Socks

My job requires me to be on my feet for most of the day, so I was looking for a comfortable pair of socks to wear with my work boots. My foot is a mens size 9 and medium was a perfect fit. The bottom of the sock is very soft yet durable and supportive of my feet.

I've been wearing them for about a month and my feet feel great after a long day's work. My feet have been nice and warm this winter without feeling sweaty and nasty. I personally have not had any issues with the socks bunching up like other reviewers have mentioned.

I'd definitely recommend these for work, everyday life, and recreational use.
Conductor at REI on 12/12/2012


I am a residential remodeling contractor. Theses socks are great in the winter, summer and last a long time. The only con I have found is that they ball up a little. Other then that I love theses sock. Also I do a good deal of hiking and i have never been close to getting a blister with these socks. Most comfortable I have found.
DCS at REI on 06/06/2011


These are amazing! They are amazingly comfortable and durable! I have used them for over 2 weeks at a time, and they stay comfortable! If they get wet you can ring them out and they dry quickly! Definitely the best socks I have ever owned and they make trips way more comfortable.
Frankie Z at REI on 01/01/2013


I've owned tons of smartwool socks, and I like most of them. These ones are the best, simple as that. Not too thick for everyday wear, not too thin that you worry about wearing them out. they are the exact right balance of luxury and performance. The BMW of socks.
Alexbo at REI on 12/12/2012

Excellent and don't shrink

I bought 5 of these and 3 Pategonia ultra light hiking socks a little more than a year ago. The Pategonias shrunk one size after a couple washings and I couldn't wear them anymore. These SmartWool socks seem as good as new. I only wish they came in more colors.
Bushrod at REI on 05/05/2012


These are some comfy socks. They keep my feet dry, thermoregulated and cozy. They dont bunch up or cramp my space. I love that smartwool offers a lifetime warranty. If it's not inconvienient, you can just replace the sock when it wears out.
RideItOut85 at REI on 06/06/2011
If it's Smartwool, my husband wants it. I bought him these socks as a stocking stuffer. Actually, I do every year. He loves them! They are wool so they are super warm but they are not itchy. Perfect for cold Chicago winters.
Dana S - customer at on 01/15/2014
Best wool socks I have ever worn! Can not say enough good about them. Kept me warm in MN. Did exactly what I wanted them to, when the temp was a bit warm they were cool and comfortable; definitely 'smart wool'.
Jim K - customer at on 04/11/2013

Darn good socks

Have worn Smartwool socks for some time. This model has worked out best for all around use. Light hiking, daily wear. I particularly like it because the top is not too tight or restrictive.
Vagabundo at REI on 10/10/2013
Socks are decent and keep my feet drier than before. I would recommend them if not for the expensive price. Still waiting to see how they do after repeated washes.
Anonymous - customer at on 07/23/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Nice, but NOT Ultra Light

I'm a big fan of Smart Wool socks, so didn't hesitate ordering off the web based on the description of "ultra light". I was planning to use them for every day use, but will be a bit thick other than winter time. This is the first time I've been disappointed with Smart Wool socks. Not the sock itself, but the deceptive name.
Ronbo at REI on 04/04/2013

They are all right...

My feet don't normally get stinky, but these seemed to not wick the moisture away as other socks do, causing feet to get a little stinky. They are really comfy though, so may react with other feet differently.
Chripper at REI on 12/12/2013