There is hardly an opinion more venerated or trusted in the ski industry than that of your local, grizzled boot fitter. A big talking point regarding most premium ski socks is how well they interface with a custom-molded shell and liner, which begs the question of what a sock designed by a boot-fitter would look like. Dissent builds their socks based around direct input from fitters and dedicated ski tourers alike, and have proven their mettle in the community through uncommon accuracy and reliable performance.

The GFX Compression Wool Sock is Dissent’s only merino sock, they claim it’s the only one made thus far that lives up to their performance standards. The sock has graduated compression, arch support, and is shaped to lock itself around your leg with no leeway for rubbing or bunching. Dissent’s socks are also strategically padded to offer the most protection while minimizing bulk. 

They’re expensive, but skiers who frequently find themselves struggling with hotspots on the skintrack, or those whose aggressive style requires the most dynamic range possible have found their solution.

Our Overall Review

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

3.9

Reasons to buy:

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    The only highly technical sock constructed of primarily merino wool yarn
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    Good compression profile
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    Custom boot fit
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    Great option for ski touring or telemark skiing

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markExpensive
  • check-markProne to fall apart after heavy use

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Dissent Ski GFX Compression DL-Wool

Specs & Features

  • Primary materials: Merino wool, nylon
  • Thickness: Thin with padding
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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:

3.9

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    The only highly technical sock constructed of primarily merino wool yarn
  • check-mark
    Good compression profile
  • check-mark
    Custom boot fit
  • check-mark
    Great option for ski touring or telemark skiing

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markExpensive
  • check-markProne to fall apart after heavy use

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