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Atlas 46 – Woodbridge Merino Wool Sock

Constructed with Isolwool (50% Wool and 50% Polypropylene), the Woodbridge Sock utilizes merino wool and polypropylene to deliver moisture movement and is cushioned in high wear areas. I’m impressed with the price at $14 a single pair with discounts in multi-packs.

Made in the USA.

11 Responses to “Atlas 46 – Woodbridge Merino Wool Sock”

  1. Joe says:

    Costco has a six packs of 80% Merino wool well-constructed socks for $19, which comes out to around $3 per pair. I’m not very impressed.

    • Richie says:

      I have some of those Costco socks, they are indeed high wool content, given how scratchy they are, but they are also very thin, which is ok for warm weather sneaker wear, but not cold weather or boots. For cold weather my pick is Thorlos mountaineering socks

    • jellydonut says:

      While I love high merino content next-to-skin wear, it wears out fast. There’s a use case for these blends too.

    • SSD says:

      Apparently, that whole Made in USA thing is lost on you.

      • Joe says:

        Believe it or not Costco’s are made in the USA. There’s a reason Costco is surviving the retail apocalypse.

        • Mick says:

          I have those costco ones, have been phasing them and other wool blend socks as my cheap ones wear out. They’re awesome, nice and thick for boots, good odor control, so far proven pretty sturdy. I wear them 2-3 days a week in boots all day before getting in laundry.

      • Jester says:

        SSD–Omni-Wool is made in the USA, as are several other sock brands. Apparently that whole Made in the USA thing is not as unique as you seem to think.

  2. AbnMedOps says:

    I will echo Richie: the Costco as ok, but too thin for cold weather or serious boot wearing.

    I mostly wear “new-old stock” Smartwool Hiker Medium Cushion. A few years ago I saw the handwriting on the wall that Smartwool was going the path of cheapening out and coasting on the strength of a respected brand name, so I started stockpiling the formerly top-quality old socks whenever I found them for sale.

    Currently my best recommendation is Darn Tough.

    REI is scratchy, slides down the calf, and has a horrible cut, with a boxy toe.

    FITS gave me a sample at a trade show. Initially I was impressed, but was very surprised that both big toes wore holes within approx 5 days of wear and one machine washing (cold). (And yes, my toenails were cut and smooth.)