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I've got a couple friends who are Sitka "athletes". At the Iowa Deer Classic this spring they clued me into some socks they tested last fall. They said they were great both in the rubber boots they wore deer hunting and in their elk hunting mountain boots so I picked up a couple pair.
I'm on my way back from a week around Yellowstone where I made a few training hikes in the heat and it really struck me how awesome these things are. All spring and now summer I've been wearing these Gore socks and my feet have never been more comfortable. This includes a week up in Alaska climbing Kenai peninsula mountains in hip boots chasing bears. They wick better than anything I've ever used and definitely kept my feet warm and comfortable when glassing or stand hunting.
Figured I would share with the fall seasons fast approaching.
What? Charlie, you don't already own these???? ;). I agree...great socks.
Nope, but I think I got that taken care of now:)
How good were they at staying up - so many socks that I have always end up slipping down - I just hate when that happens.
I have a bunch of the "Darn Tough" socks - they are terrible at slipping down.
I have since gone to Over the calf socks - made a huge difference. I just might have to give these a try.
The best I've found so far are the mid weight, Over the Calf - Danner socks. The next are the Over the Calf "Gold toe". They both have the wick-away properties in them.
I always get the tall...no issues. I have a pile of Darn Tough--these are better IMO.
There is an online retailer that has a sale going on right now, plus a July 4 discount code to save additional 10%. I'm giving these socks a try!
Darn the luck.....code ran out today!
I just ordered when I posted and the code worked on Diggs?
Thanks. I had been on 1shot gear
Well this is just great. Just when I thought I had everything I needed my buddy Steve comes up with one more thing for me to buy. I'm kind of a sock junkie anyway, so will sure have to check these out.
How about a link for that sale code, that is if it's still working
Code seems to have expired as of yesterday, sorry
Do you have to pay a carbon extortion fee....OOPS! I mean tax.....on that too??
Just ordered some to see what all the fuss is about... diggs has a decent price on'm.
Daily at bear camp, my wool socks are twisted upside down from only a half day in rubber boots. Wish I could find the solution.
How much slop do you have in your boots? Also do you know if you over pronate? If so maybe some orthotics could accommodate your style.
Are these the same socks only colored and labeled for biking?
I don't think so Steve. Those socks have 0 merino in them.
Tried to buy some at Schnees. They are out of the full size in large.
An easy option is to call Sitka's 800 number and order them.
Sitka has an 800 number!!! Wish I had not discovered that. Thanks a lot Charlie, that will cost me!!! ;)
The Sitka 1-800# is really good. They don't just hire minimum wage operators from what I can tell. Any time I've called with a question they have given perfect advice.
Diggs have them in stock.
There is still a discount code, shoot me PM.
I used the Gore socks for a scouting weekend. 95-degrees and hiked a lot of miles and was VERY impressed with them. Kept my feet dry and were very comfortable. I used the shortest version and will update further as I use them more.
1shot has a good selection
Get the shorter ones for general hiking. The longer ones should be good for wader fishing...(seriously). Also, if in doubt about sizing, size up (in my opinion)...
These socks are on camofire.com today for 50% off if anyone is interested. I picked up a couple more pair.
I also picked up a couple pair off of Camofire today. 2 pair to my door for $31 is a darn good deal based upon how well guys seems to like these.
Good call! Just grabbed a few more pair.
Glad I came across this thread. I just ordered 4 pair from camofire. Thanks Predeter for the heads up.
Ya just caused me to spend more money, you all should be ashamed.
I had to try a couple pair also. Thanks!
Got three pair last week and just ordered three more pair. I hope they are as good as you guys say they are!
Just bought a couple pairs off of Camofire!
Thanks for the "Camofire" heads up! I really like these socks. They've easily become my favorites.
I hate you sons o' . . . .
Always making me spend money
Had to grab a few pairs for me and my son! Thanks for the tip! I know it's one of those investments that can sure make a difference!
Coolers, Back Packs and Socks every guys problem!
Don't forget boots Charlie!
I got 99 problems Charlie but socks ain't one! Ha!
Gone by the time I got there
Anyone else recommend to go with a size up if we're right on the top end of a size?
Regarding size, I am usually a 12 or a 13 shoe size which was right on the edge of L/XL. I went with the XL and they seem to fit great. I have not tested them in the field yet.
Back on Camofire today. Ordered 4 pair.
Camo Fire for $13.99 a pair. I ordered several pairs as well.
They are back on camofire today. Ordered 3 pairs.
Best socks and the warmest I've ever had were made from Alpaca wool. Nice and soft.
Thanks for the info guys. I need more socks like I need a hole in the head. So I ordered 4 pairs!
Got 2 pair on campfire. Will take to the rock next month.
Ordered a pair today from camofire. Seemed kinda weird that I tried to order a pair from black ovis earlier this week and my size was sold out and yet today they had my size on camofire. Their loss I suppose as I was willing to pay full price and they sold them to me for less...
They are the real deal. I wore them hiking for a good 4 hours and they stayed snug on my calf. The best review is they kept their shape/length after a washing. Thanks for recommending them Shrewski !!!!
Tried mine out tonight. So far they seem great! Thanks for the tip.
Damn missed the camo fire deal
Hooked up on campfire about a week ago. Thanks fellas. Wore em today out scouting. Not wet conditions so we will see but otherwise no complaints!!
I just ordered 6 pair a couple days ago. Hope you guys didn't lead me astray.
Up on Camofire again today.