The Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew is a lightweight sock for hiking, biking, running and more. If you're outdoors and ready for adventure, the PhD Outdoor Light Crew will be happy to come along for the ride. The blend of merino wool, nylon, and elastane wicks sweat away from your feet and dries out quickly, keeping you comfy in your boots, hiker lows, or whatever footwear you've got on. The 4 Degree™ Elite fit system wraps your ankle, upper and lower instep, and arch with bands that allow for flex and recovery. I like to call it energy for your feet.
FEATURES of the Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew
New 4Degree elite fit system uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place
Patented ReliaWool technology in high impact areas provides the longer lasting protection to keep feet comfortable
Strategically placed mesh ventilation zones provide ventilation for temperature and moisture management
Flat knit durable toe seam for high burst strength
2x1 ribbed welt
1x1 ribbed leg
8.5" overall height
SPECIFICATIONS of the Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew
68% Merino Wool, 29% Nylon, 3% Elastane
Light Cushion: The ideal cushion for varied trail and road terrain
These socks have been great for working outdoors and wearing with my hiking boots. They are very breathable, they do not stink even after days of wearing them and sweating in them. They don't chafe or irritate my feet when they are damp and sweaty either. Not so bulky that they are intrusive and make my boots tight either.
These socks are superb! When I first tried them on the PCT I was legitimately amazed at their performance. They are truly the sock to end all other socks. Breathable, comfortable, lightyears more advanced than regular cotton or even the most modern synthetic blends. These socks take wool to an entirely new level, one which I am happily becoming acquainted with. I will definitely be buying more of these in the future. If I could afford to, I would only wear these socks and throw out every cotton sock I own. It's moisture wicking properties are second to non and its warmth to weight ratio is outstanding. Arguably the best socks ever made.
I really like the extra padding in the heel and toes. These socks are really warm! My foot didn't get cold inside my shoes, which are not meant for winter. Haven't put them through the backpacking test yet. Also the green ones are supper cute!
Good tight fit around the arches of your feet. Wool is absolutely amazing if you haven't tried it! Just as a test, I've been wearing the same pair for a week now. They still do not stink! I'm a nurse, so I'm on my feet all day.
I bought these to wear for a cross - country trip. They kept my piggies nice and warm but the wind did cut through these through my boots. I would buy a heavier version next time though these were good for 5-6 hours.
Excellent fit. Extra padding in high pressure areas is great. Welt areas appear to provide message. Very comfortable even the going on the third day. Wish they were longer and there was key to the washing symbols. What ever happened to writing prose.