Point6 is First up in Sock-Off 2011

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Remember the guide I wrote outlining some points to consider when choosing the right hiking socks? Remember how it spawned The Great Sock-Off
2011
? Well… The first leg of Sock-Off 2011 is upon us, and the first sock up is Point6!

This weekend Adam, Dave and I will be hitting the trail wearing our Point6 socks and putting them through their paces. All three of us will put our socks to similar tests, evaluating their pros and cons, and then compare them to see which fiber reigns supreme in the ultimate sock showdown!

I’ll be hiking one of my favorite trails, the 8 mile Sag Valley Yellow Trail. A loop starting at the Swallow Cliff parking lot, the wide trail hugs the base of the bluff as it heads eastward, eventually circling southwest to McClaughry Springs and then to the top of the moraine above McClaughry woods. The trail then weaves down through the Laughing Squaw Sloughs and continues west across the Sag Valley, named for the former Saganashkee Swamp.

The Gear:

Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew socks in Keen Targhee II’s

The Criteria:

  • Price and availability
  • Comfort and Fit
  • Padding and Support
  • Durability
  • Overall Performance on the trail

The winner? Who knows? Follow hashtag #Sockoff2011 on twitter for more information!

But don’t just take my word for it! Remember to read Adam’s review at his blog HikingTheTrail.com, and Dave’s review at his blog DaveCreech.com, and of course you know where to find mine right? So stay tuned for the results!

Better yet, instead of just reading about it… Why not participate? Get up, get out, and get hiking! You can Get The Outdoor Gear You Need At Up To 70% Below Retail At The Clymb.com  So join today and get yourself a pair of wool socks and a pair of synthetic socks and participate in The Great Sock Off 2011!

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