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Cocona 37.5 and Point6 Announce Partnership for New Line of Advanced Wool Socks

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

New collection enhances wool benefits to extend increase performance and comfort

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Aug 2, 2016: Point6 and Cocona® announced today an exclusive partnership for wool socks powered by 37.5® technology. Merino wool is one of the top performance fabrics in the outdoor industry, so combining wool with 37.5 nylon creates a higher level of performance sock that delays the onset of sweat, dries faster, increases comfort, and helps control odor.

“Wool is Mother Nature’s miracle fiber, thanks to moisture, temperature, and odor controlling properties,” says Peter Duke, Point6 CEO. “Bringing 37.5 technology fiber into the mix elevates wool’s benefits to a whole new level.”
Managing the microclimate next to the foot extends the user’s comfort range and improves cooling. An in-depth study conducted by the Department of Physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder reported that by changing from a wicking shirt to a 37.5 shirt athletes extended their performance and reduced their core temperature build up. This same technology can now be found in socks.

The team at Point6 worked with scientists from Cocona to perfect the combination of 37.5 particles with nylon. By layering the 37.5 nylon between 100% compact spun New Zealand Merino wool, Point6 can make a sock that maintains a comfortable level of humidity by delaying the onset of sweat and drying faster, even during high-intensity exercise.
“Peter Duke has had a long and successful history as an innovator with merino wool, so it was exciting to partner with Point 6 on this development,” said Jeff Bowman, CEO of Cocona Inc. “The product they’ve created is fantastic; 37.5 fibers pair very well with natural fibers, turbocharging the inherent properties of merino.”

The active particles in patented 37.5 fiber are permanently embedded in the nylon fabric of the socks and won’t wash out. These active particles provide 800% more surface area to the fiber, while providing a unique driving force to remove moisture vapor unlike any other technology. The particles, naturally derived from coconut shells and volcanic sand, capture heat from the body’s infrared energy to speed evaporation and significantly reduce dry-time.

“Adding 37.5 technology to our socks makes Point6 a far superior product to all other wool socks,” says Duke. “Period!”

Point6 will introduce nine styles powered by 37.5 technology for Spring 2017, plus several tactical styles that are being developed for the military.

Point6 2016 Tactical Catalog

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Almost everyday, for the past 15 years I have worn wool socks. In particular, they’re made from Merino wool, coveted for its comfort and durability. It doesn’t matter if I’m in 10 degrees or 100, it’s wool socks for me. Over the past six or seven of those years, I’ve been wearing Point6 so when I got their catalog, I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

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Check out the Point6 2016 Tactical Catalog, which features their entire line of tactical merino wool socks.

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SERKET Teams With Sock Manufacturer Point6

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Serket has unveiled their line of Berry compliant US Merino wool socks, designed specifically for the specialized demands of the armed forces and elite law enforcement in collaboration with Point6.

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“Serket set out to find the best wool sock in the outdoor industry and all roads led straight to Point6,”said Serket President, Trey Harris. “Point6 founder Peter Duke is one of the originators of the high-performance, high-quality Merino wool sock. This partnership allows Serket to bring the best the outdoor industry has to offer to the men and women of the armed forces.”

The Serket line of socks use the highest quality Merino wool fibers combined with state-of-the-art spinning and knitting techniques to create exceptionally soft Merino products. A high-tech spinning process allows for implementation of more Merino fibers per inch, creating remarkably soft wool that is never scratchy, itchy or bulky and more resistant to pilling and wear than traditional wool. I’ve been wearing the two models shown in the photos for the past few weeks and they are great. Granted, I’m quite familiar with the Point6 brand, and won’t hesitate to recommend them. My experience with Point6 is that they are heardwearing yet very comfortable.

Serket Tan

Available in Light, Mid and Heavy Weights, the socks are offered in a variety of heights to effectively interface with a variety of boots and climates. Serket socks are made in the USA with both TAA compliant and Berry compliant Merino wool blends.

-Light, medium and heavy weights
-Mid-calf and lower calf or crew heights
-100% domestically sourced Merino wool
-Engineered with a precise anatomical fit
-Unique looped toe closure which eliminates sewn seam and irritation over toes
-Extra cushioning under foot and around leg to protect against pressure points and boot chaffing
-Ankle brace
-Ventilation panels
-Reinforcement in wear areas
-Arch support
-Deep heel pocket
-Exceptional cross stretch
-Naturally anti-microbial and odor resistant with superior moisture management capabilities
-Available colors include Coyote Brown, Desert Sand, Predator Tan and Black.
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Early evaluation among users in the military and LE communities has yielded very positive reviews. A forward deployed operator with NSW Team Four remarked, “I am highly impressed with the Serket-Point6 sock. It holds up well, remains comfortable and seems to be the best balance I have seen between comfort and durability. “
For more information or to hear what other customers have to say about the Serket sock, contact them at info@serketusa.com .