Gear (P)review: FITS Socks, Expedition Weight

Heavyweight merino warmth, made in America

If your feet are unhappy in the snow, you’re unhappy in the snow. FITS Sock Co. of Niota, Tennessee, knits high quality merino wool socks to help you make sure that doesn’t happen.

FITS Ultra Heavy Expedition weight Rugged Boot socks.

FITS Ultra Heavy Expedition weight Rugged Boot socks.

112 years of American-made workmanship

East Tennessee-based Crescent Sock Co., now FITS, has been in the business of keeping feet dry and comfortable since 1902. They offer products in a variety of cold weather-appropriate categories, including Ski/Nordic, Hunting/Sporting, Trail/Hiker/National Parks, and Tactical. When I had the opportunity to evaluate a pair over the course of winter 2014/15, I chose their Ultra Heavy Expedition Rugged Boot model for the simple reason that as a sufferer of Raynaud’s syndrome my feet need all the help they can get out in the snow and cold.

Terry loops aplenty on the inner side the heel pocket of the FITS Expedition weight socks.

Merino terry loops aplenty on the inner side the heel pocket display the weight of the FITS Ultra Heavy Expedition Rugged Boot socks.

Merino is the go-to sock material for a reason. It 1) isn’t itchy like coarse “blanket wool,” 2) insulates when wet, 3) breathes well to help avoid becoming wet in the first place, and 4) is naturally anti-bacterial to help ward off stink and fungal infection.

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Born and bred in Southern Appalachia; currently residing in lovely Southern New England. Follow @MateoTimateo and my blog The Human Family; circle +MatthewTimothyBradley.

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