Best Budget Option
Fox River Snow Pack Medium Weight

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Buying budget socks is generally something that most ski experts will advise against. Cheap bulk socks simply don’t have the durability or the support that one specifically tailored for skiing will, and it’s not worth the money you’ll save if it means jeopardizing your day on the slopes. 

The “Snow Pack” two pack from Fox River is one of the few exceptions. They’re a cushioned sock with a fair amount of merino wool blended into the acrylic knit, built specifically for winter sports use. It’s one of the best alternatives for skiers whose budget demands the cheapest passable option.

Despite their affordability, Snow Pack socks offer many of the same features as the top-contenders. Compression along the length of the calf, and subtle padding keep you comfortable and protected throughout the length of the day, and the seam along the toe is flattened to prevent irritation. The ankle is shaped with elastane to prevent the toe from bunching inside the boot, and more elastic blended into the calf helps keep the cuff from sliding down. 

Fox River makes other winter socks, the Arapahoe Lightweight is great for a sleeker, more ski oriented option, also for a bargain. But the Snow Pack is by far the best deal we could find.

Our Overall Review

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

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Practical ski sock at an unbeatable price
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    Comfortable and warm

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markWill lose shape more quickly than other ski socks
  • check-markHas been known to wear out relatively quickly

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Fox River Snow Pack Medium Weight

Specs & Features

  • Primary materials: 55% acrylic, 25% nylon, 19% merino
  • Thickness: Medium/thick
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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

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Practical ski sock at an unbeatable price
  • check-mark
    Comfortable and warm

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markWill lose shape more quickly than other ski socks
  • check-markHas been known to wear out relatively quickly

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