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Icebreaker Ski+

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By outdoor apparel standards, merino wool is a near magical material. It keeps you insulated when it’s cold and cool in the summer, wicks away moisture while staying warm when it’s wet, and has natural antibacterial and odor-blocking properties. 

While nearly all of the best socks on the market include at least a partial blend, Icebreaker takes a “more is more” approach to this philosophy and uses a merino blend much higher than the industry standard. The Ski+ is a great example of a product that fully capitalizes on the benefits that merino has to offer, because of its nearly 80% blend it’s one of the warmest socks per volume, and one of the most comfortable as well.

Icebreaker does their best to make performance gear using natural synthetic alternatives. The Ski+ is padded along the shins and the calves while retaining the sleek and accurate profile you’d expect from a sock oriented towards technical skiers. 

They have seamless toe boxes to mitigate friction, specifically around the achilles, ankle, and instep. The “function junction” at the front of the angle is thinner than the rest of the sock, cutting out the bulk and letting you get the most out of your flex. The top of the foot is covered with a breathable mesh, adding to the merino’s moisture mitigating properties. 

The only drawback of their comfortable construction is a hit on durability, being prone to wear after extended use.

Our Overall Review

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

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    One of the most comfortable socks we’ve ever worn
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    Lightweight and breathable

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Icebreaker Ski+

Specs & Features

  • Primary Materials: 56% Merino Wool, 41% Nylon
  • Thickness: Thin padded
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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:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    One of the most comfortable socks we’ve ever worn
  • check-mark
    Lightweight and breathable

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markBig hit on durability

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