Which Dexshell socks

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Nevis, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Afternoon all :) looking at buying some Dexshell socks and was wondering which ones to get, looking for something with a bit of padding as i find i need that in my boots and Roclite's or i feel they are too big so the super thin ones are out. Any suggestions?


  2. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Not sure which dexshell model I have, probably the lightest, shortest version, but a word of caution: I was very surprised how badly my dexshell socks leaked in comparison with some 5 year old sealskinzs - both worn over darntough socks in Brooks Cascadias. In April and May, the sealskinz kept my feet warm and dry during long days in deep snow in the Pyrenees and Spanish Sierra Nevada, some days 7 or 8 hours in snow. My darntough socks were moist in the evening but never wet until the sealskins heals started wearing through. At Monte Viso this month in dexshell, my inner socks got drenched in less than a hour in snow. Not surprisingly I had to work keeping my feet warm during just 2 hours in snow. I am not impressed ....

    Does anyone had similar experiences or is mine a fluke? I had thought dexshell more reliable than sealskinzs...
  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've found them OK. Worn direct on feet on some very wet TGO days up to 15 miles. Feet a little damp - sweatiness/leaking? - did not feel like the latter.

    I've got the bamboo ones.
  4. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Love mine, tested in Yorkshire bog.
    I got the Black medium thick ones.
  5. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    which ones are the black ones Taz?
  6. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

  7. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Did 80 miles in them on one trip. Like Ed said, slightly damp socks when used in wet conditions. In boots I wear thin liner socks underneath, in shoes I don't (not enough room).
  8. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

  9. oreocereus

    oreocereus Thru Hiker

    Strange - my experience was the opposite. I got the lightweight seal skinz though, so perhaps in the medium weights they perform better?

    My friend complained her feet were wet and cold in the medium long dexshells in the same conditions my feet were damp-at-worst and warm in my UL ankle dexshells (I think they were advertised as UL). I doubt the UL ones are more effective, but maybe hers were a dud too?

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