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Does the wool-mafia wear wool boxers/briefs too?
I don’t usually reply to nonsensical posts that use bits and pieces of what everyone says in a disjointed way, but Maybe you should re-read my post, in fact all these posts. I am the OP here, and I am a big believer in wool socks. You didn’t even realize that the guy that posted about the brine bath was the OP. It is indeed a fact that if you wear thick wool socks on too warm of a day, your feet will get too warm. Give it a try next summer, put on your thickest wool socks for a full day, and let’s know if your feet got too warm. Just like wearing a down jacket on a warm day. You get too warm. That’s why I wear thin wool socks when it’s warm out. For me, they breathe very well and are not too warm. As a loyal member of the wool mafia, I can also attest that if you wear wool long Johns under a dry suit while paddling a 39 degree glacier fed river, you’ll be a lot warmer that wearing fleece under there. I don’t know what grudge people have against sheep and their contribution to society! I’m going on Amazon now to find some wool boxers.So much stuff in this thread that is 100% inconsistent with my experience.
Merino wool blend socks not being breathable and causing a brine bath?
The Costco merino blend socks falling apart?
Maybe the CDN ones are different. I have worn mine for 2 years now. Washed countless times. Commuted in. Hiked in. Partied in. Hell, I even wore them yesterday with a suit because I forgot dress socks. Fan-fkn-tactic. 100% breathable. And zero stink factor. None. They are truly magical.
My Darn Tough socks are nice. But they better be. One pair cost as much as 12 pair of the Costco socks.
Costco Paradigm merino wool blend base layers...
$12 each for top and bottoms. Washed countless times. Commuted in daily. Good as new. They have held up just fine, are super breathable, smooth as silk on the skin and don’t stink either.
Once again, all I can conclude here is that either we are all different and like different things, or maybe I have yet to hit the peak in my quest for the best. I am always open minded and will definitely try other products so I will watch for anything further here in terms of suggestions.
Ha i was the poster quoted in post 22, so I'll flip the dynamic now and endorse mtnbkrmike's take. I love my Costco merino socks. I have some of all the major brands but wear them the most. They don't have the elastic sections that Smortwool (and some Darn Tough) have, but I don't feel like it's necessary for 95% of uses. I wore a pair to trail run this morning and am wearing a pair at the office under dressier shoes right now. Anything but super formal I reach for them.https://forums.mtbr.com/apparel-protection/best-socks-1099303.html
See post #22.
The Costco merino blend socks are the total ****. I even wore them a lot through the summer. They NEVER stink, even with multi-day use.
Cannot say enough good about them, and as I said in post #22 in the thread I linked, I have lots of Darn Tough socks too. I almost always reach for the inexpensive Costco socks.