Gear | No soggy socks

There are many options for women-specific gear these days, including socks. This past winter I had the opportunity to test two of Bridgedale’s lightweight ski socks for women: the Vertige Light and the Control Fit II.

Both have low to moderate cushioning, which lets you really feeling your boot while adding comfort, and both are rated a 3 out of 5 for warmth, which make these a great choice almost any day of the year, except for maybe those really cold storm days. Aside from the slightly snugger fit of the Control Fit II, the socks feel similar when in a boot.

The socks slide right into the boot with their “low friction boot entry” and at first felt as though they were sliding around in my boot, as well, perhaps because they are such a low volume sock. I cranked down my boots a bit and then they skied great.

On warmer days these socks have good temperature control and never feel soggy or sweaty. I think they would make an excellent sock for ski touring. Overall very comfortable and I give them a thumb’s up.