The Merino Lite is a slightly thinner and lighter weight version of the original merino sock. It is still durable, breathable and fast drying. The merino wool keeps you warm and comfortable whatever the conditions.
A new lightweight Merino wool sock ideal for racing and training in any condition. The natural Merino wool helps to keep the foot warm in cold conditions and cool in warmer conditions, thus always delivering maximum comfort. The increased durability from the Cordura yarn makes it the perfect sock for running all distances.
Inov8's Merino Lite Socks have shaved a decent amount of weight and bulk from the original version making them a bit more comfortable but a little less warm. The merino wool blend is excellent in cool, wet or muddy conditions as they certainly keep you warmer than other synthetic socks in poor weather.
These only come in the high sock version which increases comfort by providing a little extra protection against debris on the trails and fells anyway. Personally, I love the added comfort of merino over synthetic for cold and wet weather running and fastpacking so these socks will get a lot more use over the winter months.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear