Best Lightweight Sock
Darn Tough Alpenglow

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Darn Tough socks are wonderfully durable, but some skiers prefer their socks as low-volume as possible. The Alpenglow offers the same nuance of control as other lightweight socks on the market, but at the Darn Tough standard of resilience. They’re not indestructible, but with the lifetime warranty who cares about a couple of holes worn out of the sole, though testing over thousands of vertical feet has proven they hold up under some serious riding. 

When your socks eventually do blow-out, you can feel good about sending them back to the Darn Tough HQ in Vermont with knowledge of their commitment to sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing process. 

The Alpenglow has most of the same features as other offerings from the Darn Tough ski line. Its slim design benefits additionally from merino wool construction- antibacterial and moisture wicking properties mean you can stretch a few days of use out of a single pair of socks if you really need to. It also benefits from the quality grade knit and fused seams that come standard across products from  the Darn Tough mill. The Alpenglow stands out in the ski industry at large as one of the more durable options in a slim and compact sock.

 

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.2

Reasons to buy:

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    Thin sock built to Darn Tough specifications
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    The Darn Tough lifetime warranty
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    Appropriate for multi-season use

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markCan wear out faster than thicker alternatives

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Specs & Features

  • Primary materials: 56% merino wool, 42% nylon
  • Thickness: Thin
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.2

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Thin sock built to Darn Tough specifications
  • check-mark
    The Darn Tough lifetime warranty
  • check-mark
    Appropriate for multi-season use

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markCan wear out faster than thicker alternatives

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