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joebartels
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Darn Tough

Post by joebartels » Mar 06 2015 5:18 pm

15 months ago in November 2013 I got 5 pairs of the darn tough merino wool socks. Pricey but with the lifetime guarantee figured they'd pay for themselves overtime. I like them as much as or better than any socks I've ever used. These 5 pairs have been used over and over. Since they're all I wear they have gone through about 90 washes of laundry. While I don't run creeks in my socks I do a fair amount of hiking.

Socks usually last about a half year but never a year. So it's a bit shocking there isn't a single hole in any of the 5 pairs. Instead of wearing "out" they have been reduced to a screen mesh. The darn tough part has proven to be the mesh carrier. To tide me over the expected slow exchange/return I picked up a few more today. After months in the sandpaper mesh these feel like slippers!
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by SpiderLegs » Mar 06 2015 5:25 pm

Will second your opinion. Best pair of socks I have ever bought. Use them for hiking and trail running.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by cactuscat » Mar 06 2015 6:04 pm

joe bartels wrote: I do a fair amount of hiking.
LOL! :)
Speaking of darn tough, I am absolutely loving my 5.11 pants ... granted they are part of my uniform, and the State paid for them, but all the 5.11 stuff (pants, shorts, polos, belts) seem well worth the retail price and rugged and comfortable for hiking!
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by Bob Lacourse » Mar 06 2015 6:37 pm

I just bought 4 pair yesterday along with 4 pair of the Injinji toe socks. I use the Injinji as liners and the Darn Tough socks over them.
Both of these brands are the absolute best on market.

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Re: Darn Tough

Post by Nighthiker » Mar 06 2015 6:51 pm

Been using Trail Mix Fusion socks for a long time and my feet are quite happy with them. I also switched to 5.11 tactical pants and I have been quite pleased hiking in them.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by RowdyandMe » Mar 06 2015 9:07 pm

Well I will stand by my Thorlos. First let me say I cannot wear wool socks. Wool has the same affect on me as fiberglass insulation on my skin. Now I do have some Thorlos that are 15+ years old and still no holes in the toe.
When I was younger I used to run and thats when I discovered the Thorlos and really I cannot say that I ever had a bad pair. And of course there not cheap either but there worth it.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by desert_boonie » Mar 06 2015 9:14 pm

@joe bartels
How much are they paying you for this pitch?

But I also wear them and will agree. Made in U.S.A. enough said.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by BobP » Mar 06 2015 9:52 pm

Thorlos fan... Also made in USA.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by MtnBart01 » Mar 07 2015 4:59 am

Also spendy, but worth it and come in every imaginable thickness and purpose are drymax socks. Also made in the USA. I was always a wool sock person until my wife found these after last year's unfortunate incident. It's all I wear for daily, hiking and snowboarding and wether my feet are hot or cold they do a great job of keeping them dry.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by joebartels » Dec 09 2016 2:16 pm

ode to a skeptic ( myself )

purchased Nov 2013

Nov 19th 2016 - sent worn out socks to Darn Tough with a printout of their online sheet
Nov 23rd - received email confirmation warranty claim processed
Dec 9th - received new socks, same style and retail packaging

I have several sets rotating now. Even if they didn't honor the warranty it would be darn tough to be upset as these socks are seriously better than any other socks I've owned.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by SpiderLegs » Dec 10 2016 7:53 am

The consensus among most of the employees at the Hiking Shack is that Darn Tough's are the best sock.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by RowdyandMe » Dec 10 2016 8:01 am

Myself I am hooked on Thorlo socks. I did try out a pair keen hiking sock but they lasted about six months. They died on my Charlebios Spring hike.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by cactuscat » Dec 10 2016 6:12 pm

Fits Socks are still my favorites.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by RowdyandMe » Dec 13 2016 7:17 pm

@joebartels
Well I just stopped at REI and bought 2 pair of Darn Tough socks so I will see how I like them.
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Re: Darn Tough

Post by cactuscat » Mar 16 2017 10:17 pm

Picked up a pair of Darn Toughs recently - I like them! Unexpected bonus that they come in funky cute stripes and colors. :)
I also received a pair of Point6 socks in a recent Cairn box ... only wore them once so far, but they seem promising (even though they sent black and I don't normally wear black socks hiking).
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