Mountain Athlete Compression Sock
Midweight Merino Compression
Mountain Athlete Compression Sock Details
- Next to Skin
- Sizing: Size 10 and under should order Size Small. Sizes 10 and up should order Size Large
- Merino wool interior
- Plated nylon/spandex exterior
- Mid weight terry construction
- Arch lock support panel
- Mesh paneled forefoot
- No seamed toe
- 19" length
- 58% Merino / 40% Nylon / 2% Spandex
How It's Built
- Material: Merino Wool Blend
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 2.8oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
I picked up two pair of these socks just before a 5-day mule deer hunt where I knew there would be a lot of uphill and down in search of big muley's. These socks didn't disappoint. The compression around the calves was awesome. The cushion on the heels, and around the foot made for comfortable hiking. Moreover, they didn't smell at the end of a long day. I will be buying more of these so I can have just these socks and don't have to switch to an inferior product.
Amazing socks. I've never used wool socks before these so u have no point of reference to compare to. Be warned though, if you have muscular or otherwise larger than "bird leg" size calves prepare yourself for these socks to be almost mildly uncomfortable, especially for all day wear. I know they are compression socks but if you have large calves maybe look at another style of sock. Otherwise they are exceptionally comfortable and really help regulate moisture in your boot.
I have not used this sock for a hunting season yet but I work in forestry so I’ve had plenty of 10 hr. days wearing them in July Appalachian mountains and heat. These socks breath and feel amazing. I honestly didn’t think they would feel that different from my standard other socks but they do. They keep my feet feeling cool and comfortable in my boot. I’m looking forward to putting them through a wild land fire season because they feel like a great sock to wear for those long days. This great opinion on the sock may change after use but they feel like they will hold up for many many miles through the mountains.
I am a Scuba Instructor in the PNW and used these socks with my drysuit. The water temps where we dive in the Puget Sound is around 48*F. These socks not only kept feet warm, they also stayed in place. Where as other socks that I have tried, fall down. I bought the S/M pair and I wear a size 8.5 mens shoe. And they fit perfectly! Thanks First Lite!!!
I love my compression first light socks. I even wear them to work.
Taking into consideration that this is a technical purpose sock, the fit and feel are incredibly comfortable and high quality. This is a compression sock so as I read some reviews I have to remind myself and others that the reason it is tighter fitting, is because the purpose it serves during hiking. That being said, these socks are designed perfectly. They build things to work at First Lite, and here's a leading example. The core of your hunt lies in the base layers between you and your gear. These fill the void that use to hold me back in the past.
I just completed a 50 mile endurance race while wearing the Mountain Athlete Endurance Sock.My socks and shoes were wet for 30+ miles and NOT one blister. A must have in every kit.
I just got back from a 6 day archer Elk hunt in CO. Although the weather was warm during the day these socks performed great!! We hiked between 5 - 15 miles a day, and these socks kept my feet very happy! No blisters or over sweating all week!!