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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715218
11/11/22 07:30 PM
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Smartwool socks are excellent but very expensive. Bass Pro has some very heavy wool socks, another good source. I got some Realtree wool socks from Walmart a month or two ago and I love them. They got even heavier after a wash/dry cycle or three. Good price too.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715256
11/11/22 07:55 PM
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The ski socks I got at scheels and I got them back in their snowboarding section. Socks go all the way up to my knees and are super warm.
Not sure the brand.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715294
11/11/22 08:36 PM
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Darn tough. With the lifetime warranty I am up four pairs already with more to go. I am in it for life.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715343
11/11/22 09:35 PM
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Spend the Extra and get the Darn Toughs. You won’t regret it. They are worth every penny and as previously noted they have lifetime replacement.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715374
11/11/22 10:08 PM
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Going with CTRAPS and Fox River in Osage, Iowa. Have bought their Heavyweight Ragg Hikers for many years. Check out their Fingerless Gloves, too.

If you get on their email list they sometimes have some killer sales, and that's when I stock up.

Moosetrot

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715379
11/11/22 10:14 PM
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These socks are my daily wear since I have the privilege of being outdoors every day. Well I now have much to read about.

I can count the votes faster than most jurisdictions and Darn Tough wins the plurality with enthusiasm, even if not a complete majority. That is impressive enough for me to order some to try to keep my feet happy while reading about other options.

The bison wool socks are intriguing. Especially since I had a very close encounter with a huge bull bison back in 1983. Our neighbor has quite a few bison and I have never heard one complain of cold tired feet.

Nessy - our water freezes quite well to fowl up late waterfowl seasons, and so the walk on frozen water fishermen can go out. We have had sustained cold to -23° Fahrenheit. And I have been known to frequently visit very cold places - New Hampshire, Maine, and even our 51st state Canada. (Just joking for Boco’s benefit.)

Thank you my friends!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715381
11/11/22 10:15 PM
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Try Cabelas' big bro, Bass Pro.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Turd Furgeson] #7715413
11/11/22 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Turd Furgeson
Darn tough heavyweight hunters are my favorite

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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715459
11/12/22 01:13 AM
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SMARTWOOL


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715486
11/12/22 05:36 AM
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You won't regret getting Darn Tough socks. I bought 1 pair last year after reading about them on a Tman thread. I then bought a few more pair and they are the most comfortable socks I have ever worn. I do have two pairs that almost have holes worn in the heals but with what I have heard about their replacement policy I am not too concerned about that.

PS the model I went with is the Men's John Henry.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715489
11/12/22 05:50 AM
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another vote for darn tough.
I have about 1/2 dozen pairs of wool socks that I use daily from Oct to May, I have had them for 4 years now and they still have no holes and fit nicely.
They stay where you put them even with boots on, no more socks sliding down and bunching up in sorel boots.

Yes, they are pricey but they last and they are made in America.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718767
11/16/22 04:07 AM
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Ordered the Darn Tough socks to try out 3 pair. Eager for success. Will report back. Will explore the other suggestions too.
Thanks!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718769
11/16/22 04:18 AM
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Glad this came up. Local retailer carries these.
Next time I get to town I'll jump.

Mens clothing is a joke.
Well, more like the outdoor guy needs to shift to these high end outlets.
Office clothes don't cut it lol.





Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718818
11/16/22 06:22 AM
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benny the sock guy , comes to every convention in the u p , normally sale out good sock and good price ,, we have people that come just for sock

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718833
11/16/22 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Willy Firewood
Ordered the Darn Tough socks to try out 3 pair. Eager for success. Will report back. Will explore the other suggestions too.
Thanks!


You guys are a bunch of instigators I got 2 pairs coming Thursday.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: EdP] #7718834
11/16/22 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by EdP
Smartwool socks are excellent but very expensive. Bass Pro has some very heavy wool socks, another good source. I got some Realtree wool socks from Walmart a month or two ago and I love them. They got even heavier after a wash/dry cycle or three. Good price too.


Try Colemans military supply in PA. Can be hit or miss but they're family owned and I've gotten a bunch of good stuff there.


Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719180
11/16/22 02:17 PM
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Farm to Feet make excellent socks as well. Lifetime guarantee also. All American materials and manufacturing.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719188
11/16/22 02:30 PM
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I wear wool socks 365 days a year, yes even in summer. Biggest problem with me is am also a diabetic so the socks can't be too tight on the lower calf. Wear a 11wide shoe so normal 9-12 size is good only for a couple washings. Have tried the next size larger and they are good for much longer but eventually get too tight in the calves. Rag wool socks when I can find them fit the best over time but their loose knit make them not heavy enough in cold weather. When hunting still have a couple pair left from Fox River heavyweight hunting socks. When it gets really cold if one is inactive like when sitting on a deer stand I wear a pair of the liner socks inside to help wick away the moisture.

Most wool socks made these days are for yuppies to wear in their fancy shoes-not for the working man and they don't have any cushion in the feet. I'm still looking for some more as my stock is getting old, too


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719333
11/16/22 06:10 PM
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GovX has the Darn Tough socks, so if your military, vet, LE then you can access and get a discount. My “Black Friday” is Veterans Day. The place I buy my hunting clothes had 35% off for vets!

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719380
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My son gave me a bunch of heavy wool socks. He's in the military. I would check army stores.


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