Lorpen Tri-layer and Merino Wool Socks - Review
Lorpen make technical socks for just about any outdoor pursuit including skiing/winter-sports, hiking, trail running even hunting. Thankfully these days, a sock is not just a sock and manufacturers like Lorpen are serving up a wide variety of technically specific socks that will keep your feet drier (blister free) and comfortable.
Back in the 1980's a group of disappointed hikers began designing socks that would work for their treks in the Pyrenees, and so began Lorpen. According to Lorpen their designers today can be found out in the local mountains for the morning only to be back in the office designing socks in the afternoon. Once designed they ensure all of the socks are rigorously tested in the Pyrenees before they hit the stores.
Lorpen commits to sourcing the best yarns available combining both synthetic yarns (primaloft, lycra, polyester) with natural yarns (merino, tencel, modal) to optimize the qualities of each yarn and create a technically specific sock. Just how technical? Their Tri-Layer system and Life Fit approach should give you an idea.