Waterproof socks to give you extra protection from the dreaded wet feet on days out in the hills. Improved materials and design give you a more comfortable mid length sock.
The original, 100% waterproof ankle length sock featuring Hydrostop which is the perfect barrier for use in wet and warm wet weather conditions.
Sealskinz' Waterproof Warm Weather Ankle Length Sock with Hydrostop are a great option for emergency waterproof layers or to be combined with not waterproof footwear on wet days. The materials have improved greatly in recent years, softening up and becoming more comfortable, but they still have a very obvious neoprene feel to them. Some people won't mind this, I don't when using the for road cycling or mountain biking but for walking a very thin liner sock makes them much more comfortable.
The Hydrostop seal works well at keeping out water that may simply run down your leg or through fabric and get into the top of the sock like on the older version of these socks. However, these are meant to be 'warm weather' socks and the seal created does get uncomfortable in warm conditions or when you are heating up while walking after you've been wearing them for a few hours. This is manageable but not ideal.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
Hydrostop Usage Guide - SealSkinz Hydrostop technology creates a seal between the sock cuff and skin, helping to reduce the amount of water from running down the leg and into the sock. Due to this close bond between sock cuff and skin, we recommend that Hydrostop socks are only used outdoors and not for a prolonged period of time. Incorrect or prolonged use can result in excessive rubbing against the skin and may in a very small minority of cases cause minor skin irritation. The Hydrostop seal material has been fully tested to EN ISO 10993-5: 2009 and is OEKOTEX compliant.
Thermal Rating: 1- offers lightweight protection for hot climates