Fashion & Beauty Outdoors

Darn Tough Vermont Review: The Best Hiking Socks

Darn Tough Vermont socks are made in Vermont from an ethically sourced merino wool that’s perfect for hiking.

Darn Tough Vermont Review

Price and Where to Buy the Darn Tough Socks: The Darn Tough hiking socks start at $16 and are available on Amazon or Darn Tough’s website.

How the Darn Tough Vermont Hiking Socks Rate:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The hiking socks come in a variety of heights, from a no-show version to a full boot length. You can also choose the level of cushioning you want, from light to full. The socks help to prevent blisters by wicking away moisture, and are also odor-resistant.
  • Value: 10/10. The price is fair for merino wool socks, plus they come with an unconditional lifetime warranty.
  • Durability: 10/10. The socks are extremely durable and will hold up to hundreds of miles of hiking. Plus, they’re guaranteed for life.
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. These hiking socks come in a variety of fun colors and patterns.

Final Verdict: Darn Tough socks will be the last ones you’ll ever need to buy for hiking.


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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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