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    Socks

    I have been a die-hard fan of Bridgedale socks for a long time now.
    However at £16/pair I would expect them to last. Their quality just seems to be going down and down.
    I have some arch problems so no thin horrible socks and none of RD's old socks either.
    So now I am on the hunt for very comfy socks that last.
    “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”........Dalai Lama

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    teyhan,

    I personally wear Bridgedale for both stalking, walking and mountaineering, thin and thicks sorth of mixture depending on temperatures and what combinations will work best.

    I have tried many but struggle to find better. I do also agree that even 4 years ago bridgedales were better quality, but IMVHO, they are still the best.

    That said,,,ex army socks also work really well, especially the colder weather gear, and is usually well priced.

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    I have three favourite types of socks.

    1. HM Queen and Sons Arctic socks, some have a red stripe and some are plain white. When they are new they are fluffy and warm for winter use and then as they get thinner with wear they become fine for summer use. I am still wearing a couple of pairs that I was issued in 1999!

    2. Falke socks are very good and come in a range of material mixes and sizes. I think the best ones are called TK1 but I'm not sure.

    3. I have one pair of Meindl socks that I got bunged in with a pair of boots. They are very nice but I expect the RRP is about £25.
    Last edited by Glyn 1; 30-03-2015 at 21:52.

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    I use falke and harkila knee length socks usually buy a pair a year .
    norma

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    Mil surplus Glyn. You can't go wrong. I've had bridgedale before but I'm not in any hurry to buy any again. I used my desert issue socks for years all year round. I don't really know why they were designated for desert issue they are quite thick and have been fine for winter use. I bought some more online recently. They were only about £3 a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tackleberry270 View Post
    Mil surplus Glyn. You can't go wrong. I've had bridgedale before but I'm not in any hurry to buy any again. I used my desert issue socks for years all year round. I don't really know why they were designated for desert issue they are quite thick and have been fine for winter use. I bought some more online recently. They were only about £3 a pair.
    The QM moves in mysterious ways, we were issued desert boots before deployment to Kosovo but told that you mustn't wear them for urban patrolling as they would cause foot injuries oh and by the way, don't ever step off the metalled road as the mine threat is unknown! Never did work out when I was supposed to wear the desert boots!

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    I'm a lucky chap as a shop Near me sells Icebreaker merino socks in all shapes and designs. Some never released for sale and at £6 a pair i have enough to see me out.

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    Thorlo do a vast range of specialist socks. Check out the Mountaineering and Military ones here:
    http://www.specialistsocks.co.uk/m8/...dVkcApg&page=2

    There was a seller on Evilbay that did Bridgedale grade 2 or B? socks a while back which was where I got most of mine. Minor cosmetic stitching defects which are quite hard to notice inside a pair of boots!MS

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    I have had Thorlos and Bridgedales, i am currently using Heat Holders bought from the Range for £5.
    They are excellent, comfy and warm and cheaper enough not to worry about their longevity.

    ian.

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    Anything other than pure wool will cause trench foot or sweat at least..

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