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These new styles will knock your socks off

These new styles will knock your socks off
 BRIDGEDALE TREKKER

The specialist sock manufacturer has used a complex blend of fibres to create a true all-year backpacking and trekking sock. This midweight, wool fusion sock is perfect for year-round trekking and backpacking. Features include a double cuff and extra padding underfoot. £16.99, www.bridgedale.com

REGATTA TREK AND TRAIL

A 2-season lightweight sock with Coolmax moisture control, Strategic cushioning and reinforced areas prone to wear help keep feet happy all day long, and include ribbed ankle cuff, flat toe seam, padded toe, cushioned heel, reinforced instep protection, anti-bacterial properties, and airflow channels underfoot. £10, www.regatta.com

EDZ THERMAL SOCKS

These merino long length boot socks are designed for comfort and durability. They are made from a mixture of merino wool and man-made fibres for optimum performance. £19.99, www.edzlayering.com

SMARTWOOL PhD OUTDOOR ULTRA LIGHT CUSHION

Smartwool’s new 4 Degree Elite Fit System uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place. Patent pending ReliaWool Technology in high impact areas provides the longer lasting protection to keep the feet comfortable, and strategically placed mesh ventilation zones provide ventilation for temperature and moisture management. £16.99, www.smartwool.com

EDZ MERINO WOOL COMFORT 5000

EDZ’s techy socks are made with merino wool for warmth, comfort and odour control. These socks are available in two styles, long or short. The long sock is a heavier gauge and best suited for cold weather use, and the short (Comfort 2500) is a medium gauge for all seasons. £20, www.edzlayering.com

EDZ MERINO WOOL TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES

EDZ’s new thermal gloves have a bobble palm and finger grip system. I will keep these close, as my daughter might well grab them for horse-riding! £12.49, www.edzlayering.com

EDZ MERINO BEANIE

One-size, lightweight, top quality performance thermal beanie with the natural insulation of Superfine merino wool. The beanie is suitable for all types of cold weather activities – and it looks cool, too! £14.99, www.edzlayering.com

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Smartwool has launched a high performance, wool-based construction range of socks

SMARTWOOL INDESTRUCTAWOOL

Smartwool has announced a new PhD performance sock collection featuring patent-pending Indestructawool durability technology. This new, high performance wool-based construction contains re-designed mesh zones, Virtually Seamless toe and Smartwool’s 4 Degree Elite Fit System, and are gender specific. Building on the success of the patented Reliawool technology, Indestructawool offers a merino-based durability solution that improves abrasion for the market-leading PhD collection by 33 per cent. Designs include PhD Outdoor Light Crew, PhD Outdoor Medium, PhD Outdoor Heavy, PhD Ultra-light micro in ski, snowboard, trekking, hiking, mountaineering and run, with styles, colours, patterns and lengths (from knee high to no-show) to suit all tastes. See the full range at www.smartwool.co.uk

 

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Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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