Gear Review: Ausangate Socks

Warm, comfy and superb fit: Ausangate Socks

When backcountry skiing, a  warm and proper fitting sock that is one of the foundations  for skiing nirvana.

Too loose fitting of a sock and blisters will form.  The quest for turns becomes an ordeal rather than a joy.

A sock that does not keep the feet warm will make you quickly retreat to the warmth of your car.  Perhaps heading to the apres ski a little earlier than anticipated.

So then, what socks to wear?

Synthetic socks tend to not breathe, soak up sweat and ultimately make your feet colder.

Wool socks are my preferred choice.    More adaptable to a wider variety of conditions due to wool’s natural breathability and more forgiving of moisture build up overall, wool is the original “wonder fabric”.

In the past, I have worn ragg or worsted wool socks with a liner.   Without a liner, these socks are scratchy. With a liner, the scratchiness is eliminated but the socks can bunch up and cause possible hot spots. No fun.

The solution for those who want the superiority of wool without some of the downsides?  Ausangate Alpacor alpaca wool socks.

Ausangate alpaca wool socks

Necessities of backcountry skiing: Boots, skins, pack, skis, poles and warm, comfy, socks!

I’ve been fortunate enough to use both the Alpacor Knee High Performance Socks and the Alpacor Ski Socks this past season.

Besides being warm, these socks feel more like silk than wool. An amazing fit that never bunched up and they were, without exaggeration, the most comfortable outdoor socks I’ve worn.  My feet did not feel clammy once and managed to stay warm AND dry.  I picture the Knee High Performance socks  being my main stay for spring skis and the Alpacor Ski Socks being used for hut trips and other deep winter activities.

Let it snow! My feet are warm….

I am looking forward to using the Alpacor hiking socks once backpacking season starts. The miles may be long and the climbs stiff, but my feet will be happy.  :)

BOTTOM LINE: Ausangate socks are warm, comfortable, breathe well  and have an amazing fit. Perfect  for  the backcountry. What’s not to like?

Note: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received  Ausangate Alpacor socks for free from Ausangate Socks  as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations  in consideration for review publication.

 

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