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Darn Tough Vermont Socks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

Darn strong claims, and a lifetime warranty!


by Will Rietveld | 2006-01-29 03:00:00-07

Darn Tough Vermont Socks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

Darn Tough Vermont makes a lot of claims about the quality of their socks, but there’s one claim that really made an impression – they have a lifetime guarantee! So, you can invest 20 bucks in a pair of their socks and wear them for life. Maybe you want to put them in your will, because DTV says the number of socks that have been returned wouldn’t fill a shoebox.

Photo: Darn Tough Vermont socks come in an assortment of styles for different activities. Pictured are the merino wool hiking socks in regular and short heights.

Their secret – 1,444 knit stitches per square inch using super fine 21 micron merino wool. They even have independent tests where other socks wore through with 14,000 rubs, while their socks had no wear at 20,000 rubs. Ok, now you’ve heard all the hype, but these socks are darn nice and the lifetime warranty is impressive.

Specifications and Features

  • Fabric: 67% merino wool, 29% nylon, 4% Lycra Spandex (Merino Wool Boot Sock). Other models use Coolmax.
  • Styles: various models for different sports


"Darn Tough Vermont Socks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. (ISSN 1537-0364)., 2006-01-29 03:00:00-07.