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Cresta Hiking Socks, Lightweight Two-Pack
Our merino wool hiking socks outperform the competition, both in the lab and with testers in the field.
Fabric & Care
- 78% merino wool, 20% stretch nylon, 2% elastic lightweight blend.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Itch-free merino wool wicks away moisture so feet stay comfortable while you're active.
Cresta Hiking Socks, Lightweight Two-Pack is rated out of 5 by 237.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyForWinter from Terrific socks made in the USA. I've owned several pairs of these socks and they're my favorite winter socks featuring the typical L. L. Bean quality. They're thick, great cushion, wear like iron and are very comfortable. Plus, they're made in the USA...an important consideration for me. Two recommendations: These run small so order accordingly. I wear a size 12 shoe and didn't know whether to order the LARGE (10-12# or XL #12-14). I ordered XL and it's a good thing. They fit, but just barely. Secondly, I ordered four pair in the same color. That way, if and when any of them wear out, you can still match them, instead of ending up with one blue and one grey sock. A great value for the money!
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by Thoreauly from unacceptable, cord-like bunching I love everything about these socks except for one serious problem. The banded construction, with thicker material at the toe and thinner material in the middle of the foot, causes a bunching line across the sole of my foot just behind the ball. It feels like walking with a cord lying across the insole, as annoying and even painful as a stone in one's shoe. I can make it go away by pulling everything tight, so the heel rides up behind my ankle, but I dislike the tight feeling and the ugly look. So I returned them. feet: 26.5 cm, shoes: 10-1/2, Cresta sock size: large
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnapolisFeedback from GREAT Socks After trying out a couple pairs of the grey ones last year, and loving them, once they went on sale I got a couple pairs of more colors and was not disappointed. I was worried based on the mixed reviews, but there has been no shearing of the heel or separation of the toe. I'm a boot size 9 and shoe size 10 and went with the Mediums, and they fit like they were custom made. They're great, non-itchy miracle wool of some sort, and they don't sag/bag up after long walks/hikes. They're thin enough to wear with regular shoes, and so these are now my go-to socks in the winter for grad school classes or work (where I'm on my feet for ~10-hour shifts). If I had a complaint, I would say that they could be a little taller - they're a little short for crew socks but not so bad that it would deter me from buying replacement pairs.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by GThiker from These urban-assault socks are not just for hiking! Been buying hiking socks for years and bought a few pair earlier this year, and the first time I wore them was on an 18-hour travel day from that-place-that-freezes-over, which involved four airports as well as a surreal excursion into colonial Alexandria, Virginia. No matter. These socks were so comfortable I never once thought about how much I was walking that day. I've also worn these on some moderate to advanced hikes on rocky trails in the North-central Cascades of the glorious Pacific Northwest, and forever more these will be my hiking socks of choice. Well done, Bean. Well done.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by erljmk from Too good, sending 'em back The ad for this sock does almost nothing to define the differences between the 3 available weights. The middleweight was sold out until the end of winter, so - having found some LLB ads exaggerative in the past - I went for the heavyweight. These socks are indeed quite heavy. Out of the package, lying flat, a pair is almost 1-1/4 inches thick! I tried one sock on with my loosest winter shoe, which now became far too tight to tolerate. I'm an exurbanite, not a hunter or fisher; these are just too bulky for everyday needs - better worn with sturdy outdoor footwear. Regrettably, I must send them back, and do without.
Date published: 2012-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by SlipperSeaker from Not what they used to be We've been wearing wool socks for many years and I have been buying socks LL Bean socks for my partner for about 6 years. The current version of these hiking socks is decent, but nowhere near the quality of the previous incarnation. Those were some of the best socks ever: they stayed soft and did not wear out quickly. They were better than more expensive socks on the market. These newer ones have a lower wool to nylon ratio and do not feel as nice, warm or soft although they hold up well. Socks are the one area where he likes to have the best and we will be going back to the more expensive, well known wool brand.
Date published: 2011-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToddfromIdaho from Super Socks I bought more of these men's light-weight cresta hiking socks as a gift for someone. I have 4 pair which I bought in 2012. They have at least 1200 hiking miles and 6 months of pick and shovel work on them. I'm still wearing them and they have no holes and still work great. These socks wick moisture from feet better than any sock I've owned and are very comfortable and are warm enough for shoulder seasons. Would highly recommend as a great 3 season hiking sock. My favorite.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by Danyboy from Socks develop "pills" I have these in three colors and in both lightweight and midweight. They are extremely comfortable so I wear them most every day whether I am hiking/walking or not. As a hiking sock I don't believe they are markedly better than plan old white athletic socks but for sitting around the house or just everyday activities they have a luxurious feel to them. I have noted that they tend to develop "pills" after a few washings but I have similiar problems with other hiking socks. They seem a bit pricy but its one luxury I afford myself.
Date published: 2015-11-30