1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Planet X thick merino socks?

Discussion in 'Clothing, Helmets and Shoes' started by Blue Hills, 26 Nov 2016.

Tags:
  1. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Veteran

    Location:
    London
    These.

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLOOTKMS3P/on-one-thicky-merino-socks-(3-pack)

    Am looking for some warmer socks for winter.

    Anyone used them?

    How thick/warm are they actually?

    I note that they are not actually 100 per cent merino (you have to be careful checking the fine print with merino stuff) but this maybe (?) doesn't matter so much with socks as, unlike base layers, I will only be wearing them once and don't need the enhanced pong resistance.
     
  2. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    They are brilliant. I wear them all winter. I even have a pair on now. The Thinnies, on the other hand, are prone to shrinking in the wash...
     
  3. I've a few pairs of their winter socks (varying length/ thickness) and I can't really fault them but they only see an outing during the coldest winter days.
     
    Last edited: 27 Nov 2016
  4. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    The Planet X branded ones are the same thing, with nicer designs, BTW...
     
    Mort likes this.
  5. Katherine

    Katherine Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester
    They are definately worth getting. I wore mine today. I got them in one of their bundles they do with overshoes and other stuff I can't remember.
    However , I also wore some thermal walking socks, some 'Hot Hand' foot warmers and Gore overshoes. Mind you, the thermometer said 0 degrees when I set off and I don't think it went above 2 degrees.
     
    Last edited: 26 Nov 2016
  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I got some last winter - they're good but I still ended up doubling them up on really cold days (say below 3°C) and by the end of a 50-miler I still suffered from cold toes, but that was before I discovered overshoes.
     
  7. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    I bought a pack of 3 On One (as the OP 'found') in Aug 15 and they were very good, but not 'winter thick' imo. I used them Sep -Oct 15 and then spring to September 16 and bought another pack of three as the elastic was starting to weaken (6000km between 3 pairs).
    However for the cold, I have found these More Mile ones excellent, 3 for £10. Bought a pack of 3 last Christmas and they have worn well. Bought another 3 last month. They are significantly warmer and thicker than the On One ones, but not 'hiking sock' thick. They size correctly (I have the 8.5-10.5 and I'm a 9). The cuff length is 80mm to the ankle bone. If it's over 10 degrees C, they are too warm (YTMV).
    Are you saying you chuck each pair after use?
     
    Last edited: 28 Nov 2016
    Postmanhat likes this.
  8. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Veteran

    Location:
    London
    No. I meant i only wear them once before washing. Merino base layers get used a hell of a lot between washes.
     
  9. Afnug

    Afnug Yining & Yanging but mostly Yanging

    Something fishy about that statement.
     
    HLaB likes this.
  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Blimey, I did here there was a sighting of Bigfoot somewhere today.
     
    Katherine likes this.
  11. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Über Member

    Location:
    East Devon
    I'm sensing a pattern here ;) (showroom condition)
     
  12. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills Veteran

    Location:
    London
    : ) now now ajax - everyone knows that one of the wonders of merino is its long freshness. I always shower before cycling. Tho not in oil.