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ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
70 dollar socks on 10/17/2012 17:58:26 MDT Print View

[I have no connection with the Lorpen company.]
The ultimate sock for high altitude expedition use. Designed for hard shell mountaineering footwear and extended cold weather activities in extreme environments. Hand sewn and designed with specific left and right foot anatomical shapes for precise fit. This is the cutting edge of warmth technology!
Based on feedback we received from professional mountaineers and cold-weather athletes we learned that most wool socks on the market were too constrictive and maintained moisture during their activities. This can be dangerous in parts of the world where a wet foot can lead to hypothermia or other serious conditions. Our design team wanted to solve this problem by creating a sock that would be incredible warm and dry. We searched the globe to find materials and a construction process that provide the perfect combination of elasticity, support, and warmth. We found that perfect combination in Polartec® Power Stretch and Primaloft® Yarn.
Two Layers of Polartec® Power Stretch on the outer layer of the sock provide warmth without increasing weight. The smooth outer layer is wind- and abrasion-resistant; the soft inner layer pulls moisture away from your skin keeping you dry, warm and comfortable.
The inner layer of Primaloft® Yarn is made up of ultra-fine polyester fibers which are finer than cashmere, resulting in a luxuriously soft feel while providing unparalleled moisture wicking. When hiking, climbing or doing any aerobic activity, your body works up a sweat and emits heat and perspiration, but when you suddenly sit idle, you can easily start to freeze with an insulation that absorbs water. Primaloft® fibers wick moisture away from the skin and trap body heat.
Tested above 8,000 meters by athletes in real world conditions, you won't find anything else like these.
Special sizing applies to these socks. Please check sizing chart below.
FEATURES
o Heavily insulated and designed for high altitude climbing
o Performs like a traditional sock (Stays up on your foot, fits snuggly)
o Left Foot/Right Foot anatomical design for a precision fit that ensures better blood and nerve flow and unrestricted movement
o Hand sewn in Spain to maintain the highest quality in every pair
o Polartec® Power Stretch provides elasticity, support, and warmth
o Primaloft® Yarn insulation is soft against the foot while working to trap body heat and wick moisture away from the foot

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: 70 dollar socks on 10/17/2012 19:04:25 MDT Print View

$70 eh?
Hum ....

Cheers

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
$70 sound fair on 10/18/2012 13:14:40 MDT Print View

relative to smart wool boxers for $50 a pair. If they last and do what they claim, they're worth 3x the price, right?

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
lol on 10/18/2012 13:21:18 MDT Print View

and its not even made from some fancy ubersheep like bankbreaker so i can brag to my sbucks friends about how trendy it is?