Jun 23, 2013 at 9:54 am #1304511
Jun Bum KimMember
I bought some REI light weight wool socks for my annapurna circuit trekking. Then, I realized these socks won't dry overnight, which won't cut it if I wash them every night since I only have 3 pairs.
I figured I could use liner socks, but smartwool socks are hard to find where I am. (I had to order REI socks internaionally).
What are some alternatives smart wool liner socks?Jun 23, 2013 at 10:45 am #1999094
Greg MihalikBPL Member
"Then, I realized these socks won't dry overnight, which won't cut it if I wash them every night since I only have 3 pairs."
A pair would dry in two nights. Washing them one pair at a time would give you two nights to dry. And if you can get by with one pair for two days it would be a slam dunk.
What am I missing?Jun 23, 2013 at 11:08 am #1999100
Ken T.BPL Member
Damp, but clean socks in the morning. What's the problem there? Are your shoes dry too? If shoes are dry your sock will be dry shortly after heading off. One clean pair just for sleeping and the two pair for wash and wear.
What am I missing?Jun 23, 2013 at 11:17 am #1999105
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
If you're looking for thin wool socks, check the cycling section at REI or a regular bike store. DeFeet Wooleators are great socks; other brands to consider are Pearl Izumi, Swiftwick, and too many others to list. Most will only have very light cushioning.Jun 23, 2013 at 11:26 am #1999107
Ken T.BPL Member
Kinda late to be asking since the trip is mid June thru mid July. Take what you can get there is the choice now.Jun 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm #1999138
eric chanBPL Member
If you want quicker drying get synth, not wool
Also the thinner the faster drying
;)Jun 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm #1999141
@fluffinreach-comLocale: no. california
your trek will be at high'ish altitude, which that means things will dry out faster (much).
now go have a great trip. (and take pictures, so we can see them too ! )
v.Jun 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm #1999144
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
For the last time that I trekked in Nepal, I took several pairs of thick synthetic or wool/synthetic socks, and I rinsed them out occasionally. Once rinsed, I hung them up to drip dry on the rods between the inner tent and outer tent wall. Unfortunately, they froze overnight.
So, in the morning I placed the frozen socks into a plastic bag and put that in the top of my backpack. The plan was to pull them out during a nice sunny lunch stop so that the drying process could continue. No sun. They stayed frozen or wet for weeks at a time.
I now have some Smart Wool socks, and they are comfortable, but thick synthetic socks might be more practical for those kinds of conditions.
–B.G.–Jun 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm #1999168
Nick GatelBPL Member
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Don't wear liner socks much except in winter. I prefer silk.Jun 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm #1999184
Justin BakerBPL Member
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
Stuff them in your jacket or pants pockets and let your body heat help out. Or dry them in your sleeping bag if you have warmth to spare and a chance to dry out your bag in the sun.Jun 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm #1999332
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