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Brian Strong
(bmstrong) - F
Point6 Merino? on 05/17/2010 12:53:17 MDT Print View

I'm an old school Smartwool user. I really haven't purchased anything since the company was sold. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across a press release explaining the founders of the old SW founded a new wool company. The only questions?

Has anyone used them? How are the socks?

Kathleen B

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Point6 Merino on 05/17/2010 13:22:06 MDT Print View

This is almost good news. If they had merino tops, it would be great news.

I was comparing my ancient, tattered smartwool light top yesterday with the replacement smartwool one I got with my REI rebate. The new one feels very different and doesn't fit the same, so I keep wearing the threadbare one.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Point6 Merino? on 05/18/2010 10:56:11 MDT Print View

The socks are the best I've worn. I own 'em from everybody, but the fit and comfort from Point 6 is really top notch. The socks haven't been out long enough to determine real-world life expectancy, but I got some early pairs and have been wearing them regularly. Truly love the fit of the socks.

They're made w/a compact spun merino, which should give a more durable sock than Smartwool.

Fit truly great. I like the "Active" line.

Smartwool, Teko, Darn Tough, whatever else... I grab my Point 6 socks first.