I used to be a big SmartWools fan, but the LIFETIME guarantee on Darn Tough socks is unbeatable. I had a mouse chew a hole in my sock while on trail and they actually honored the guarantee. They have all sorts of size, length and cushion thickness options for men and women. I pretty much only wear this brand now, even in “real life.” Have y’all ever worn Darn Toughs? What brand of wool socks is your favorite?

If you want to check out Darn Tough’s selection, this should get you started:

Men’s: http://amzn.to/2hwXMcy
Women’s: http://amzn.to/2mGFXe5


Happy Trails–
Dixie ????


I will be posting a weekly gear-related item. It will always be something I have used or seen used enough that I would recommend. Hopefully, this helps stimulate conversation about gear and assist beginning backpackers with gear selection.

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