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I've heard some of you say to overpack when it comes to necessities like socks and underwear. Anyone have any mens hiking-grade or waterproof/active sock and underwear they recommend for the fest?

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Just wear what you find comfortable. Don't over think it.

If the weather's good I'll be in my trainers so it's trainer sox. If the going is deep then a pair of normal hiking sox with hiking boots or wellies if it's v deep. You don't need go overboard & spend big. Normal bog standard do the job just as good as the expensive all singing all dancing.

As so undies.....it all depends how you swing ūü§£

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22 hours ago, gearbm95 said:

I've heard some of you say to overpack when it comes to necessities like socks and underwear. Anyone have any mens hiking-grade or waterproof/active sock and underwear they recommend for the fest?

Boring, but essential topic, ha...

sealskins do some fantastic waterproof socks ... so waterproof I was able to wear them in puddles but they are expensive 

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Bamboo socks are cool and very comfy. My only slight criticism is that they tend to contract/shrink a bit after 6 months or so - but I do have stupidly big feet, and do lots of walking 

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I bought some really good welly socks from Marks and Spencers last year. I picked them up in the Christmas sale. I bought some Hunter welly socks, a few years ago and never used them. All the nice pairs of welly socks I've had have been, either heavily discounted, or really cheap.

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Long knee high welly socks if wearing shorts are essential to avoid calf rub/blisters. 

Cool cotton or bamboo socks - feet can get very sweaty in the heat! 

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long (above knee) socks if wearing wellies to avoid welly chaff, cotton lined walking socks are great if wearing walking boots. Aldi normally do them in spring at a very reasonable price

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I've heard that wearing two pairs of normal socks in walking boots is a good idea, as it helps reduce blistering. Mind you, if you've got a decent pair of walking boots and broken them in, then this shouldn't be a possibility anyway. 

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On 3/2/2019 at 3:49 PM, crazyfool1 said:

sealskins do some fantastic waterproof socks ... so waterproof I was able to wear them in puddles but they are expensive 

Aldi sometimes also have waterproof socks. No idea how they compare quality wise, but a lot cheaper than sealskinz

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Wool. Smartwool makes great merino socks that are incredible, wicking and cooling, year round. Cotton will be the death of you if you get wet.

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