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Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection Review

Heading out on an outdoor adventure, whether it be running, hiking or walking, can be hugely improved when your feet start and end the journey in one piece. Avoiding blisters isn’t just about wearing great shoes. The groundwork for a foot pleasing trip begins when you select the best socks. A great pair of socks will provide support, comfort and wicking ability, to keep your feet dry and blister-free. If you want happy feet, the key is finding the perfect pair of socks. I was giving the chance to test out the Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection. The collection consists of four…

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Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Summary : The Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection's impact protection and wicking ability ensure your feet stay dry and comfortable, while the durable construction means you’ll keep using these socks season after season.

User Rating: 4.65 ( 1 votes)
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Heading out on an outdoor adventure, whether it be running, hiking or walking, can be hugely improved when your feet start and end the journey in one piece. Avoiding blisters isn’t just about wearing great shoes. The groundwork for a foot pleasing trip begins when you select the best socks. A great pair of socks will provide support, comfort and wicking ability, to keep your feet dry and blister-free. If you want happy feet, the key is finding the perfect pair of socks.

I was giving the chance to test out the Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection. The collection consists of four different styles; The Outdoor Athlete, Traveler, Explorer, and Fanatic, I will go through each one individual below. But first, let me give you a very brief history of how company was started, for those of you that have not heard of Thorlos.

Jim Throneburg, who is owner and CEO of THORLO, Inc., always remembers his father’s belief: “your life is worthwhile to the extent that you strive to become the acknowledged ‘best’ at something.” Jim and his father succeeded in doing just that: as contract knitters in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, long before the conception of the Thorlos brand, they had earned a reputation for making the best high-quality socks for other well-known apparel brands. But, their dream was to develop their own brand—the best-made product that people would value to the point of asking for it by name, which would result in repeat sales and publicity from word of mouth. In 1980, a few years after his father’s passing, Jim realized their dream when he invented Thorlos, originally conceived to be the most protective, sport-specific athletic sock.

Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Thorlos Outdoor Athlete Sock

The Thorlos Outdoor Athelte Sock is designed for those who love running trails. A light mesh surrounds the foot permitting air to circulate. During intense activity, impact pads under the heel, ball, and toes provide next-to-skin comfort while the THORWICK construction helps pull moisture away from the foot. The Athlete Sock gives you padding and cushion right where you need for all-day comfort, while the touch of elastic ensures a foot-hugging fit despite hours on the trail.

BENEFITS

  • Moisture Wicking: Protects when wet and reduces moisture absorption and retention with THORWICK® Cool fibers
  • Flow-Thru Venting: Ventilation panels in toe and instep with ankle/foot transition gusset to fight wrinkling
  • Dirt Shield: Quarter-length with reinforced top to help keep dirt and debris out
  • Strategic Support: Form fit with compression-grade ankle and arch support protects plantar fascia, fights fatigue and prevents bunching and twisting
  • Impact Protection: Light density padding in ball and heel protects weight-bearing areas

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Length: Quarter
  • Cushion: Thin Cushion
  • Fiber Contents: 72% THOR•WICK® COOL , 22% Nylon , 5% Elastic , 1% Polyester
  • Care instructions: For longer product life, maximum protection and comfort, wash and dry inside out (to fluff up the pads) using liquid fabric softener after each use (to lubricate the fibers for longer life). For optimal benefits, liquid fabric softeners are always recommended. Do Not Bleach. Wash Normal: 105F/40C. Dry Normal Medium. Do Not Dry Clean. Do Not Iron.
  • MSRP: $16.99
Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Thorlos Outdoor Athlete Sock

Thorlos Outdoor Fanatic Sock

The Outdoor Fanatic Socks bring midweight comfort that feels good on warm winter days and chilly summer evenings. Made of merino wool, these socks provide efficient thermal regulation, natural odor-resistance, and a super soft feel. Ambitious hikes will call for the services of the Outdoor Fanatic Socks. The primaloft fibers pull sweat away from your skin and dry quickly to create a cooling evaporation effect. It also has a fit that won’t slip or bunch, no matter how many miles you cover, and cushioning helps absorb the extra shock that comes with hiking with heavy packs.

BENEFITS

  • Copper-Ion Technology: CuTEC® copper yarns provide odor reduction and anti-fungal properties.
  • Low profile toe seam won’t rub or irritate feet.
  • Flow-Thru venting: Ventilation panels in the arch and instep for better air flow
  • Impact Protection: Integrated variable loop padding for enhanced protection without the bulk
  • Strategic Support: Form fit with compression-grade ankle and arch support protects plantar fascia, fights fatigue and prevents bunching and twisting. Sculpted, contoured light padding protects ankle bones
  • Shear Reduction: Special friction-reducing yarns for durability and skin protection
  • Performance Fabric: Blended Primaloft® merino wool with siliconized polyester for insulation and wicking throughout

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Length: Crew
  • Cushion: Moderate Cushion
  • Fiber Contents: 22% THOR•WICK®COOL Copper Polyester , 18% Primaloft® (50% merino wool, 50% polyester) , 18% Nylon , 10% THOR•WICK® COOL , 6% Elastic , 2% PTFE Treated Polyester
  • Care instructions: For longer product life, maximum protection and comfort, wash and dry inside out (to fluff up the pads) using liquid fabric softener after each use (to lubricate the fibers for longer life). For optimal benefits, liquid fabric softeners are always recommended. Do Not Bleach. Wash Normal: 105F/40C. Dry Normal Medium. Do Not Dry Clean. Do Not Iron.
  • MSRP: $19.99
Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Thorlos Outdoor Fanatic Sock

Thorlos Outdoor Explorer Sock

Think off-road vehicle with luxury seating when you think of the Outdoor Explorer. Thick merino wool is blended with stretchy Lycra and rugged Endurofil in order to create a sock that shrugs off cold weather and high mileage like a champ. Thorlo made the Explorer Sock for dedicated hikers who need extra cushioning to protect their feet from tall boots and nasty terrain.

BENEFITS

  • Moisture Wicking: THOR•LON® wicks moisture away from your feet to help reduce blisters
  • Flow-Thru Venting: Ventilation panels in front for better air flow
  • Strategic Support: Form-fitting and transition gusset for great fit and reduced twisting and bunching inside shoe or boots
  • Performance Fabric: Blended Primaloft® merino wool with siliconized polyester for insulation and wicking throughout
  • Stay Up Top: Contoured top for more stretch in calf area – fits and stays up better
  • Impact Protection: Medium density padding in ball and heel protects weight bearing areas

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Length: Crew
  • Cushion: Moderate Cushion
  • Fiber Contents: 38% Exclusive THOR•LON® Acrylic , 32% Primaloft® (50% merino wool, 50% polyester) , 20% Polyester , 10% Elastic
  • Care instructions: For longer product life, maximum protection and comfort, wash and dry inside out (to fluff up the pads) using liquid fabric softener after each use (to lubricate the fibers for longer life). For optimal benefits, liquid fabric softeners are always recommended. Do Not Bleach. Wash Normal: 105F/40C. Dry Normal Medium. Do Not Dry Clean. Do Not Iron.
  • MSRP: $17.99
Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Thorlos Outdoor Explorer Sock

Thorlos Outdoor Traveler Sock

The Traveler is built for people who are serious about the outdoors, it wicks away moisture and provides comfort as you scramble the trail. The sock’s anatomical cushioning reinforces your step as you unevenly tread on pebbles, roots, and puddles. Without a seam in the toe, you don’t have to worry about blisters. The breathable Traveler socks are easy to wash so they can travel miles with you over and over.

BENEFITS

  • Moisture Wicking to reduce absorption and retention
  • Arch Support: Flat knit arch reduces bulk with form fit comfort
  • Low profile toe seam won’t rub or irritate feet.
  • Fine-Grade Lambswool: Crafted from lambswool with polyester/nylon. Fine Grade lambswool comes from the first shearing, is softer than merino and provides great insulation
  • Impact Protection: Padding in ball and heel protects weight bearing areas from impact

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Length: Crew
  • Cushion: Thin Cushion
  • Fiber Contents: 40% Lambswool , 30% Polyester , 25% Nylon , 5% Elastic
  • Care instructions: For longer product life, maximum protection and comfort, wash and dry inside out (to fluff up the pads) using liquid fabric softener after each use (to lubricate the fibers for longer life). For optimal benefits, liquid fabric softeners are always recommended. Do Not Bleach. Wash Normal: 105F/40C. Dry Normal Medium. Do Not Dry Clean. Do Not Iron.
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • MSRP: $23.99
Thorlos Outdoor Sock Collection

Thorlos Outdoor Traveler Sock

Final Thoughts

From cold weather socks to thinner, sweat-wicking trail running socks the Thorlos Outdoor Collection are some of the more comfortable and best-fitting socks I have tried. The socks offer up many features that will soothe and aid your feet. You can not overvalue a great pair of socks, and the Thorlos Outdoor Collection are absolutely worth taking an adventure in.

For more information or to purchase, please visit   www.thorlos.com

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About Mark Ranum

Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.

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