Darn Tough Socks have a lot to live up to, just from their name alone. Also, they self-describe as “The Premium All Weather Performance Sock.” Bold indeed. Darn Tough Vermont is a manufacturer of premium, all weather outdoors socks, with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont. Darn Tough Vermont offers products in six active wear categories: ski/ride, hike/trek, run/bike, lifestyle, hunt and kid’s styles. The company’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by: 100% USA manufacturing; small needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch and exceptional durability and cushioning; an exclusive blend of either Coolmax® or ultra-fine merino wool for softness, fit, durability and moisture management; and a unique unlimited lifetime guarantee policy. For more information, visit: www.darntough.com.
“What Makes ‘Em Darn Tough?
Made in Vermont We live and work in Vermont. Our backyard is the perfect testing ground to make the finest Premium All Weather Performance Socks. We ski, snowboard, hike, bike and run in the most unforgiving climate in the lower 48. It is under these conditions that we design, test and manufacture our socks.
High Density Knitting More knit stitches per inch equates to durability and cushioning without bulk.
Performance Fit From form fitting toe boxes to sculpted heel pockets and knit-in elastic support at the arch, our knitting techniques produce the finest fitting performance sock available.
Merino Wool Our custom count, shrink treated Merino wool enhances the comfort and durability that outdoor enthusiasts have come to expect from this fiber.
Coolmax® Because wool is not for everyone. We use an exclusive Coolmax® blend to create a sock with exceptional softness, durability and superior moisture management.
Full Cushion Full Cushion socks have dense terry loops that surround the entire foot creating maximum cushioning and warmth without bulk.
Cushion For those who prefer a sock with less cushioning. Our cushion socks have dense terry loops on the bottom of the foot producing cushioning and warmth without bulk.
Ultra-light Flat jersey construction to meet the demands of both the shell-fit customer and the Nordic athlete.
Mesh Open knit mesh construction is lightweight and extremely breathable. It’s one fast sock.
Ribbed Knit Form fitting to the contours of your calf, shin and ankle ensuring a custom fit.
Ribbed Ankle Support No Slipping. No Bunching. Helps prevent blisters.
Elastic Arch Support Knit into the arch of all of our socks to provide added endurance.
Ring Toe Construction Terry loops surrounding the toe create a comfortable invisible seam.”
I recently tested a pair of their Run-Bike No Show Mesh socks in Merino Wool (I think this is fast becoming my favorite endurance apparel material) in the Team DTV colors, which are a very cool color combination, though from the options, I think I’d like the Flame the best. When I received these, it was suggested that, due to the weather, these socks might be best suited for running on the treadmill or cycling inside on the trainer. While they were very comfortable for both those applications, I also used them for a few runs outside and they performed admirably then as well.
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Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Darn Tough Socks via PMG Public Relations. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the item a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.