See What the World is Saying About Smartwool

We love our gear, but don’t just take our word for it. Here, you can find the latest Smartwool reviews and read up on how your favorite publications put our socks and apparel to the test.
Our Favorite Rugged and Ready Fall Jackets. Men's Journal || Oct. 20, 2020

"Smartwool’s super functional Merino Sport Ultra Light Hoodie is one of those jackets that you didn’t know you needed until you wore it. Made with merino mesh, recycled lightweight nylon with a non-PFC DWR finish, it is a comfortable option for higher output activities during the fall season."
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Best sock for big days. BACKPACKER || Oct. 16, 2020

"For missions that packed in lots of vert through changing conditions, the PhD Pro Ski Race was the first sock we pulled out of the drawer this winter. Elastic along the arch and extra-long cuffs locked everything in place during one tester’s 8-mile skimo race in the Washington Cascades, preventing hot spots. Smartwool also reduced the sock’s bulk by increasing the amount of mesh at the top of the foot, resulting in a thin sock that won’t give you volume problems inside your ski boots. Merino wool captures body heat and wicks sweat, and nylon content ensured this sock was tough enough to make it through a season of dawn patrols."
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We asked an arctic explorer how to keep warm as temps drop. Here’s his best advice. Fast Company || Oct. 15, 2020

"I ski all winter in this crew top, and swear by its always-warm, never-hot insulating capabilities. There are no itchy shoulder seams—and the seams that are present are flatlock stitched, so you’ll never have to deal with hot spots or prickly hems."
Read More | Shop Merino 250

Deep Dive: Smartwool Men’s Intraknit Merino 200 Pattern Crew FREESKIER || Oct. 10, 2020

"It’s easy to discount baselayers as an afterthought when purchasing new ski apparel, but you should keep these second-skin garments top of mind heading into the winter. With a comfortable, breathable baselayer setup, you’ll be able to better regulate your temperature on the hill and maximize your time enjoying your high-alpine pursuits without having to constantly adjust vents or shed layers throughout the day. Jam-packed with innovative technology and built with over two decades of expertise, Smartwool’s Intraknit Merino 200 baselayer is an ideal weight for all-season endeavors at altitude."
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What Are the Best Wool Socks? NY Mag || Oct. 2, 2020

"As someone who runs outside in all seasons (including some questionable weather conditions), I’ve tried a lot of sock brands, and Smartwool tops my list for winter running socks. I like that the crew socks cover more of my ankles, compared to low-cut or no-shows, so the gap between my tights and my socks stays covered and warm."
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The Best Face Coverings for Skiing & Snowboarding in 2020. Gear Junkie || Sept. 30, 2020

"A little warmer than most of the neck gaiters here, the Smartwool Neck Gaiter ($30) uses midweight merino 250 wool. The merino wicks away moisture and breathes enough to keep you cozy when the winds howl. But it’s still light enough to tolerate on a bluebird day."
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My New Favorite Cycling Socks: Smartwool ‘Ultra Light Cycle Crew. Gear Junkie || June 21, 2020

"I found these socks offered light cushioning and great stretch (but not too much). They don’t slip or feel constrictive after a few hours in the saddle. The cycle crew socks have what the brand calls a performance-oriented fit, meaning seamless toes, “activity-specific” mesh zones for breathability, and Smartwool’s Indestructawool technology (the yarn and merino fibers are spun together in a way that makes the socks are more durable)."
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The Best Men's Running Gear of 2020. Outside Magazine || May 20, 2020

"These nylon and merino socks maintain their shape after countless run and wash cycles. Mesh venting keeps your feet cool, and a reinforced cap helps reduce friction and protect your toes."
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75 Amazing Products Made Right Here in the USA. MSN || May 20, 2020

"Support USA workers while taking in America's natural beauty. Whether you're hiking, running, or riding, sport these breathable merino-wool socks that are knitted domestically."
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The Best Hiking Socks for Summer Treks. Popular Mechanics || March 16, 2020

"It was just enough for absorbing impact when we hiked longer than a few miles but not so much that we found ourselves overheating. The sock always felt dry when we took it off, too. We credit our comfort to the mostly Merino fabric blend and the mesh ventilation zone at the top of the foot. Moderate compression and a tailored, gender-specific fit (the women’s version is slimmer with a narrower heel) kept the sock securely in place and prevented any slipping."
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The Best High-Tech Socks to Tackle Your Next Run or Workout. Wired || April 27, 2020

"These cozy Merino wool socks are the perfect pair for colder, wetter days. They take everything we love about the natural material when used in hiking socks—it's thermoregulating, moisture-wicking, and sustainable—but slim down the design for a more active workout... the front-venting design keeps them from roasting your feet as you get further into your workout."
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Spring Sock Review. UltraRunning Magazine || April 20, 2020

"Both men’s and women’s versions use Indestructawool technology that creates a thin fabric with impressive durability. There is minimal added cushioning in these socks which have a comfortably snug fit, with mesh ventilation zones for moisture management and breathability, plus an elasticized flex zone at the ankle joint to further stabilize the fit. These are the thinnest socks in our test group, but have held up very well to high mileage so far."
Read More | Shop PhD Pro Endurance

The Best Hiking Socks for Summer Treks. Popular Mechanics || March 16, 2020

"It was just enough for absorbing impact when we hiked longer than a few miles but not so much that we found ourselves overheating. The sock always felt dry when we took it off, too. We credit our comfort to the mostly Merino fabric blend and the mesh ventilation zone at the top of the foot. Moderate compression and a tailored, gender-specific fit (the women’s version is slimmer with a narrower heel) kept the sock securely in place and prevented any slipping."
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Emerging Gear: Party Cooler, Pavement Snowboard, and More. Gear Junkie || March 12, 2020

"This season, Smartwool updated the style for women. The Smartwool Pro Endurance Sock ($26) is made with a blend of 49% merino wool, 44% nylon, 4% elastane, and 3% polyester. This gives the sock a little bit of everything you need: stretch, targeted ankle and sole cushion, durability, and, of course, the venting properties of wool."
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12 Brands That Do Travel Underwear Best. Smarter Travel || March 2, 2020

"At SmarterTravel we love merino wool as a fabric for travelers because it’s temperature-regulating and super soft. That’s why Smartwool’s underwear styles are a no-brainer when you need to rely on a pair of underwear for travel."
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Slopestyle: A complete guide to the best ski gear from head to toe. The Fast Company || Feb 5, 2020

"And no other wool brand beats Smartwool. The company really hit it out of the base layer park with their Merino 250 Base Layer One Piece—a onesie (with an all-important drop seat) made from performance wool that wicks away sweat, is never itchy on skin, and is warmer than (much) thicker base layers that I’ve given a go in the past."
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Effective (and Cute) Cold-Weather Gear for Your Toddler. Outside Magazine || Feb 2, 2020

"I make sure I have a pair of these from Smartwool for our coldest adventures...On top of staying warm while wet, these socks dry extremely fast."
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10 No-Show Socks That Won't Slip off Your Heel. Cosmopolitan || Jan 7, 2020

"One major drawback of no-show socks is the lack of warmth they provide. But these babies by Smartwool have all the benefits of warm, Merino wool mixed with the "barely there" coverage of a low-cut sock. The best of both worlds, truly."
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Women's Winter Leggings. Ski Magazine || Jan 6, 2020

"Breathable four-way stretch fabric (a mix of nylon and elastane) help these leggings move with you, while a waistband of Merino wool and polyester ensure your midriff stays warm and dry whatever your activity."
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8 Essentials for Skiers and Snowboarders, According to an Expert. USA Today || Jan 6, 2020

"A gaiter or balaclava made of wool or fleece keeps your neck insulated without too much bulk. Reviewers like Smartwool’s options, which are made of 100 percent merino wool and provide a fuzzy—but not itchy—feel."
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The 9 Best Hiking Socks to Hit the Trail Comfortably. Men's Health || Nov 30, 2019

"With a flex zone at the ankle, they’re the best hiking socks to prevent blisters."
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The Best Winter Base Layers for Runners. Runner's World || Nov 18, 2019

"Smartwool is the GOAT when it comes to cozy wool softness that feels like sliding into clean, high-thread-count sheets."
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The Best Women's Ski Clothes. Forbes || Nov 14, 2019

"Super versatile, the Smartloft 60 Jacket uses Smartwool’s lightest weight (60 grams) of 50% recycled wool insulation plus new wool and some polyester."
Read More | Shop Women's Smartloft

This Innovative Base Layer Is Designed for Thermoregulation. Gear Patrol || Nov 11, 2019

"They’re built with an articulated performance fit and gender-specific ventilation placed for optimal thermoregulation, keeping you warm where it matters most."
Read More | Shop Intraknit Base Layers

The Best Travel Gifts This Year. Outside Magazine || Nov 10, 2019

"Performance defines the USA-made Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew socks."
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Stay warm, dry and Happy with this Outdoor Gear . Lincoln Journal Star || Nov 4, 2019

"Smartwool’s new Merino Sport Fleece combines the appealing benefits of a fleece along with windproof and waterproof properties to give you a do-everything top. It features a Merino wool lining on the inside for that comfortable next-to-skin feel, while the synthetic outer layer provides stretch and protection from the elements."
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These Base Layers Are Made Like Socks—Here's Why. Outside Magazine || Oct 19, 2019

"This is the first time such sock like construction has been achieved in a more complicated, made-from-merino garment."
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Smartwool x Vans? Here’s how to buy this month’s coolest product collabs. Fast Company || Oct 11, 2019

"The best part of the design (in our opinion) is that the socks are made with a virtually seamless toe, which means no uneven stitching sliding under your toes and causing madness."
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A Gross Story About the Best Long-Sleeve Running Shirt I’ve Ever Had (And Five Others to Consider). Inside Hook || Oct 3, 2019

"But I can say without any hesitation that if I had to build a collection of clothes appropriate for cold-weather runs on my own dime right now, this is still the first thing I’d buy."
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Smartwool’s Innovative New Intraknit Base Layers Will Knock Your Socks Off. The Inventory || Sept 13, 2019

"As you’d expect from Smartwool, Intraknit is incredibly comfortable, and the merino wool blend is simultaneously warm, breathable, and soft to the touch. It’s like a hug that you wear."
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I thought paying $20 for a single pair of socks was crazy, but then tried Smartwool socks and did a complete 180. Business Insider || Aug 7, 2019

"They're now my go-to pairs; since trying them, the rest of my old socks really do feel inferior."
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12 Moisture-Wicking Socks That Will Keep Your Feet Dry During The Hardest Workouts. Women's Health || May 5, 2019

"These socks feel super light and won't add any bulk to your run."
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