Wintersocks – SealSkinz & Smartwool
Well no surprise the weather has turned cold in New Hampshire. So last Saturday I got out my Smartwool and SealSkinz socks. They make a nice combo for winter riding even if you wear sandals like I do. The SealSkinz are mildly breathable and very windproof. The Smartwool socks are comfortable and warm even when you foot gets damp.
This is the combo I used was great success when cycling in Labrador and Newfoundland in rain when the temperature was in the low 50′s and the wind was very strong. They kept my feet warm and dry even in sandals.
Unlike the SealSkinz gloves the socks stand up well in the rain and don’t absorb water (I am hoping they haven’t changed the socks). I have several pairs and always take them with me if cold rain or wind is a possibility.
I like the way that Smartwool socks fit and feel. They keep my feet warm in sandals except when it is very windy or raining on cool to cold days. The only downside is that they are fairly expensive and don’t seem to last very long. Life is reasonable but not great for the price.
For SealSkinz, Karst Sports usually has the best price. The current sale price is $35 for a pair. Expensive I know but these will last a long time and serve you well.
Remember, keeping your hands and feet warm during winter rides will go a long way towards keeping the rides fun. Layer you core so you can let it breathe as you warm up but keep your hands and feet protected if it is windy or getting towards mid-afternoon when temperatures drop.