A quality pair of technical socks are the foundation of any keen walker’s itinerary. Whether you’re prepping for long-distance backpacking, a short afternoon hike or a run on the trails, the correct socks will keep you comfortable by reducing shock, adding support, removing sweat and heat and minimising blisters. Cotton socks, however, soak up moisture and can soon cause discomfort and irritation, especially on longer routes. Here’s why you need to invest in some functional footwear.
Getting your layering system right in any weather is the best way to regulate your temperature and stay protected - but layering for hot weather can leave those used to the slopes stumped. Fundamentally, the three types of layers are the same, but they take on a different purpose when the temperatures rise.