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post #31 of 51
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Originally Posted by dmorgan View Post
i like darn tough - they use a 180 something needle machine for weaving as opposed to 110 something used by smartwool - tighter weave, more durable, and softer feel
How many day's do you get out of a pair of darn tough socks?

I have a number of cheap liner socks I've been wearing for over ten years. I have so many $3.00 pairs I think I've only had to throw out 1 or pairs in the past few years.

I will say my favorite Smartwool ultralights have to be retired and put out to pasture. lol
post #32 of 51
I use the X-Socks, they're really thin but still great at keeping your feet fairly warm and cushioned. They are slightly pricey (I got them when they were like $25-30 a pair, not $60 (which is nuts) and it's the older version so I have no clue which one it is at the moment) but I really like them.

I usually have my LJ's underneath the socks, and I pull up on the LJ's so that they're not wrinkled underneath the sock. Works pretty good for me so far! Of course, when it's really cold it still feels like my toes are freezing.
post #33 of 51
My second favorite t-shirt and the one I most often wear skiing is a long sleeve Rolling Stones tour shirt with a picture of Satan on the front. It's cotton, but it has that classic cotton long underwear waffle texture that makes it super warm! If you have skied with me you have probably seen this tee. It's too cool looking to bury beneath a lot of layers.
post #34 of 51
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Guys i am searching for a good Gloves as well , i had real pain with my gloves last season , they were getting wet, (i think there was no conditioning) and freezing in 5 mins , it was really painfull.

and what about HAT's? are there some sort of hats that are good or bad for skier?
post #35 of 51
Wet gloves (from sweat) are a tricky one, I've never really discovered a good answer, other than have spare pairs available. If they don't completely dry out over night, I'll take a different pair the next day, or if it's a really bad day, take a 2nd pair and swap at lunch.

It would also be worth getting a pair of thin glove liners. These are great for really cold days, but they may also help keep your hands warm/dry even if your gloves get wet.
post #36 of 51
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Well , as i said they were getting completely wet in 5-10 minutes , and than another 5-6 hours they were freezed , overnight drying was not problem .
post #37 of 51
SmartWool from head to toe. I like the lighter layers. I take two light layers and double them up. The light weight skiers sock from SmartWool is also very nice.

Under Armour is the single most overrated product on the market. It should be outlawed.

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Remember warmth comes from the boot, not the sock. Oft times, a thermal sock makes you colder in a ski boot.
post #38 of 51
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Originally Posted by giopailo View Post
Well , as i said they were getting completely wet in 5-10 minutes , and than another 5-6 hours they were freezed , overnight drying was not problem .
If they're actually getting soaked in that short a time, it may be that your gloves are made of a material that doesn't breathe, so none of the moisture is escaping. Most gloves are decent about this however, even cheaper ones, but it's worth a look. The other option is to try some gloves that aren't as warm. It sounds counter-intuitive, but if you have very warm gloves, they're probably making your hands sweat excessively, thus getting your gloves wet and freezing. Lighter gloves may be an option.

Finally, get some glove liners as I suggested, and make sure they're ones that wick well. Wicking means they don't soak up moisture, but rather expell it, so that your gloves may get wet, but at least the liners and your hands stay relatively dry.

Unfortunately hands and feet sweat a lot, but you should be able to mitigate the problem somewhat.
post #39 of 51
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If they're actually getting soaked in that short a time, it may be that your gloves are made of a material that doesn't breathe, so none of the moisture is escaping. Most gloves are decent about this however, even cheaper ones, but it's worth a look. The other option is to try some gloves that aren't as warm. It sounds counter-intuitive, but if you have very warm gloves, they're probably making your hands sweat excessively, thus getting your gloves wet and freezing. Lighter gloves may be an option.
Good points here. I have a pair of "Hotfingers" gloves that are great when it's really, really, really cold, but otherwise make my hands sweat (which then makes my hands really cold).

Near the end of last year I picked up a pair of the Smartwool 'Spring' gloves. I think they'll be warm enough (for me) most days, and should breathe a lot better than the crappy lighter-weight gloves I had before.
post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by Skiing-in-Jackson View Post
SmartWool from head to toe. I like the lighter layers. I take two light layers and double them up. The light weight skiers sock from SmartWool is also very nice.

Remember warmth comes from the boot, not the sock. Oft times, a thermal sock makes you colder in a ski boot.
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Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor View Post
If they're actually getting soaked in that short a time, it may be that your gloves are made of a material that doesn't breathe, so none of the moisture is escaping. Most gloves are decent about this however, even cheaper ones, but it's worth a look. The other option is to try some gloves that aren't as warm. It sounds counter-intuitive, but if you have very warm gloves, they're probably making your hands sweat excessively, thus getting your gloves wet and freezing. Lighter gloves may be an option.

Finally, get some glove liners as I suggested, and make sure they're ones that wick well. Wicking means they don't soak up moisture, but rather expell it, so that your gloves may get wet, but at least the liners and your hands stay relatively dry.

Unfortunately hands and feet sweat a lot, but you should be able to mitigate the problem somewhat.
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Originally Posted by Matthias99 View Post
Good points here. I have a pair of "Hotfingers" gloves that are great when it's really, really, really cold, but otherwise make my hands sweat (which then makes my hands really cold).

Near the end of last year I picked up a pair of the Smartwool 'Spring' gloves. I think they'll be warm enough (for me) most days, and should breathe a lot better than the crappy lighter-weight gloves I had before.
Absolutely

giopailo, hopefully you have already decided on SmartWool Phd Racer socks, and SmartWool or similar merino wool base layers (Ts).

Your gloves should be warm and breathable as posted above. I recommend Hestra, Gore-Tex XCR Glove and the Guide Glove The XCR is Hestra's "bomber" glove, recommended for skiing, freeskiing, and backcountry, for very cold days. The Guide glove with its removable wool pile/wool terry, for average cold days.

I wear a POC Scull Comp helmet at all times. Last season, I still got a moderate concussion after a bad crash..my doctor said it was a good thing I had it on, or I might not be here today. Anyways, it's your choice whether or not to wear a helmet. So, on to beanies. Wool hats are warmest, many have fleece lining, and some have a GORE WINDSTOPPER laminate membrane. I have a complete shelf in my closet dedicated to beanies...my favorites are my Kjus, FUR, Helly Hansen, and Burton. Get what fits you, looks good on you, and is comfortable...it's a + when it goes with your jacket[s]!
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
Absolutely

giopailo, hopefully you have already decided on SmartWool Phd Racer socks, and SmartWool or similar merino wool base layers (Ts).

Your gloves should be warm and breathable as posted above. I recommend Hestra, Gore-Tex XCR Glove and the Guide Glove The XCR is Hestra's "bomber" glove, recommended for skiing, freeskiing, and backcountry, for very cold days. The Guide glove with its removable wool pile/wool terry, for average cold days.

I wear a POC Scull Comp helmet at all times. Last season, I still got a moderate concussion after a bad crash..my doctor said it was a good thing I had it on, or I might not be here today. Anyways, it's your choice whether or not to wear a helmet. So, on to beanies. Wool hats are warmest, many have fleece lining, and some have a GORE WINDSTOPPER laminate membrane. I have a complete shelf in my closet dedicated to beanies...my favorites are my Kjus, FUR, Helly Hansen, and Burton. Get what fits you, looks good on you, and is comfortable...it's a + when it goes with your jacket[s]!
Yeah , i already ordered some of Smartwool Ski racer's Socks and decided to buy those T's of Wickers, as Max Capacity Recomended,
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/Pro...&cdf=TopSeller
cause the price is very acceptable ( but are they of Wool? ), i'd like to order those of Smartwool but they cost too much.


Thank's for Gloves recomendations , but 150$ for gloves? :O that's too much for me ... seeking something under 50$
post #42 of 51
Gloves soaking wet after 5 minutes of skiing is very unlikely from sweat. My guess is contact with snow is causing the wetness.
post #43 of 51
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Gloves soaking wet after 5 minutes of skiing is very unlikely from sweat. My guess is contact with snow is causing the wetness.
well i have already thrown them away
post #44 of 51
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post #45 of 51
Smartwool socks for sure!
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by giopailo View Post
The "SmartWool Ski Light Pro Sock" has elastic in the ankle and arch that helps brace and contour as well as extra cushion in the Achilles and shin areas. Also, I think they might be a little bit thinner then the "SmartWool Light Cushion". Both pair are too thick for me...though fine for hiking.

I thought you had already purchased the Racer PhD socks?
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by Buckwild View Post
Smartwool socks for sure!
Both of these socks are SmartWool.
post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by giopailo View Post
Ok , but what is the need from this thick socks than ?

yea i think i've decided up with Smart Wool PHD Ski racing , bcoz they are a bit thick than ultra light ...

but still will they be warm enaugh for -5 to -10 F ? and yea i use Dalbello Reflex 9 boots ... without any special fitting
I didn't read every post, so maybe this has already been covered. I have 3 different weights of Smartwool socks. For me, my feet seem to change slightly depending on the temperature, humidity & barometric pressure. Generally, I wear the ultra-thins most of the time, the light socks when it is pretty cold & medium thickness when it is really cold. My feet get smaller the colder it gets, so my sock choice keep the boots fitting just right. Sometimes I will change socks during the day.
My feet are very particular .

JF
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by olylady View Post
The "SmartWool Ski Light Pro Sock" has elastic in the ankle and arch that helps brace and contour as well as extra cushion in the Achilles and shin areas. Also, I think they might be a little bit thinner then the "SmartWool Light Cushion". Both pair are too thick for me...though fine for hiking.

I thought you had already purchased the Racer PhD socks?
they regreted to deilver to Georgia

i will order on sierra trading post these lights i think , bcoz Racer's are not @ my size.

still cant get what is the difference :S
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by giopailo View Post
They are the nearly same. Except they are just a little different.

I ski in the blue one. Also in the black ultra thin one.

All SmartWool socks are nice. I got a free pair of Tekos from the rep, but my feet seemed to get cold(er) in them. They sit on my shelf to this day.
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Skiing-in-Jackson View Post
They are the nearly same. Except they are just a little different.

I ski in the blue one. Also in the black ultra thin one.

All SmartWool socks are nice. I got a free pair of Tekos from the rep, but my feet seemed to get cold(er) in them. They sit on my shelf to this day.
are they thick? the blue one
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