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Old 06-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Socks for a multiweek trip

My son and I are riding the TAT in July and I can't decide which socks we should wear. I've read all of the threads on socks but there are so many opinions I still can't decide. We will be riding for about 5 weeks and it will be hot. We both have Alpinestars Scout boots. Which socks would you wear? I've heard good things about SOKz but not sure if they're the right sock for this trip.

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Old 06-16-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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What do you wear now? Wear those.

Not really a good idea to test out new gear on a five-week trip.

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Whatever you're going to wear bring extra. Seriously bring more than you think you'll need. If you think you need 5 bring 10, you'll never regret having more clean dry socks.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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I go on long trips with 2 pair of wool socks.
They dry fairly fast.
When riding to AK, I had 3 pair. Nothing dries very fast in low, wet temps.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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I go on long trips with 2 pair of wool socks.
Same for me. Two pairs, Smartwool.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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not really a good idea to test out new gear on a five-week trip.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #7
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I just loaded up on these in almost all the different colors. When I find socks I like I buy a few years supply worth. I would buy a pair or two to try and if you like them load up as Stoic is being shut down. They will no longer be producing and selling product.

But these socks are awesome:

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-mer...g-socks-2-pair

And these shirts are also awesome, cool in the summer time and warm when layering in the winter time and I am a stinky dude. I can wear one of these for three days and it still won't stink!

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-mer...rt-sleeve-mens

I have six of these shirts and am soon to embark on a multi month south of the border trip and these will be what I am taking!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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Also...PM and I will see if I can hook you up with a discount code that will save you some dough on those!
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #9
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I use these liner socks and these outer socks. They've automatically kept my feet dry and warm or dry and cool depending upon the conditions for several multi-week trips. They both wash and dry quickly. You only need to bring 2-3 sets. Truly the best sock system ever. You can't go wrong.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:32 PM   #10
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hate to say it but the BMW branded socks are really smartly designed—i say this after trying several different pairs (lee parks, rev it, klim). wool blend, fast drying, small padded welt at top front, 2 pairs will go forever. they come in tall and short, also a cotton blend version for the summer season...but i've never found the full wool ones to get hot, in adventure boots...
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:46 PM   #11
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Analysis paralysis.

The reason why there are so many opinions and suggestions is because none of the choices are all that good or all that bad.

Just get whatever, or don't get anything at all. You probably have socks in your closest already.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #12
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I just loaded up on these in almost all the different colors. When I find socks I like I buy a few years supply worth. I would buy a pair or two to try and if you like them load up as Stoic is being shut down. They will no longer be producing and selling product.

But these socks are awesome:

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-mer...g-socks-2-pair

And these shirts are also awesome, cool in the summer time and warm when layering in the winter time and I am a stinky dude. I can wear one of these for three days and it still won't stink!

http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-mer...rt-sleeve-mens

I have six of these shirts and am soon to embark on a multi month south of the border trip and these will be what I am taking!
Ankle high socks for riding?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #13
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I bought my son and I each 3 pair of Sokz. Rode 200 miles today with temps up to 100. So far I like them
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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When it comes to socks, I like mid-length plain-Jane cotton socks. I dislike wool and any synthetic material I've ever tried (for socks, for everything else synthetic is great). I know this runs counter to packing clothes for an extended motorcycle trip, but that's what I prefer. I also take at least four or five pairs, more if I have the room. I can wear the same pair of underwear for weeks if I need to, just wear 'em inside out and repeat... But socks... Socks I change every day, sometimes more often if they're wet. You've gotta take care of your pups.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #15
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I just bought 3 pair of REI brand socks made from recycled plastic. They are tall and quick drying so I only need 3 pair since I wash by hand and let dry overnight. My trips are typically 2-3 weeks long and I want clean socks every day.

I wear a similar dual sport boot and wanted a thin, but tall sock to fit them. I've had two full days riding and walking in them. Very comfortable. They are actually liner socks, but I don't use an outer sock with them.

http://www.rei.com/product/813877/re...er-liner-socks

My priority was a tall wicking and fast drying sock. Any REI carries them.
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