Friday, June 17, 2016

ExOfficio BugsAway Hiker Crew Socks

Okay, I have to admit, I'm not THAT outdoorsy. My husband loves hiking, I just sorta deal with it. I hate bugs, so I looked into these insect repellant socks because I was getting bites around my ankles. So I tried these out and I have to say, I kinda love them even though they are pricey. When we went to South America, my husband treated our clothes with an insect repellant and it was a pain, so this is so convenient because it comes pre-treated. But, if you want to save some money, you can treat your own clothes.  Frankly, these socks are so comfy and well made that treating my old ratty socks is laughable. But, that's just me.

These socks keep feet sweat at bay and is supposed to last 70 washes. Afterwards, they are just another pair of socks (no treatment). I'll still wear them for non-bug hiking or in the winter with my boots.

These socks are treated with "Insect Shield" and per their site "the treatment is bound to fabric fibers, so it stays in your clothes—not on your skin—and lasts through 70 washes. Ants, flies, chiggers, midges, and ticks don’t like it, and neither do mosquitoes, which can transmit insect-borne diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, dengue, and West Nile viruses."
The socks are made and treated in the USA (YAY!) and feature a turn-welt top, built in arch support, and ventilated toe panel.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold, Wash with like colors, No bleach, Tumble Dry Low or Line dry in shade.

25% Wool / 25% Reprieve Polyester / 46% Nylon / 4% Spandex

Purchase on Amazon or direct from ExOfficio.

Disclosure: This complimentary item was provided for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received. This post contains affiliate links.


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