Tried and Tested Gear Review: Woolpower 400 Signature SocksJanuary 30, 2018
I was given a few pairs of these on a summer trip to Sweden about five years ago. It was my first Outdoor Academy of Scandinavia trip, where we used them for canoeing, walking, log rafting and indoor cross country skiing. Since then they have been my go-to everyday sock in Autumn and Winter for general wear at work when it’s a bit colder in the shop than usual. That doesn’t sound very outdoorsy I know, but they do get used for more adventurous things than going to work. I’ve used them for walking in the Denbighshire hills, canoeing and kayaking in cooler weather to keep my toes toasty and the occasional run.
These are a Merino wool synthetic mix sock so they don’t look very technical like some outdoor socks, but the loop-stitched insides and quality materials make them very comfortable both for general wear and for walking in shoes and boots. They are thicker than say a multi-sport sock but thinner than a dedicated walking or trekking sock.
They are made up of this mix with care and pride in the Woolpower factory in Östersund in Sweden.
Merino wool 64%
The Woolpower Ullfrotté 400 socks are thicker than say a multi-sport sock but thinner than a dedicated walking or trekking sock. I have three or four pairs that are used every week through Autumn and Winter and they have no significant signs of wear. They are thin enough to wear in approach shoes or trainers in cooler wear and for a comfortable walking sock in closer fitting boots.
I highly recommend that you add a few pairs to your sock draw and they will soon become favourites at the cooler times of the year. You can buy these and other Woolpower products in both our online shop and in our Llangollen shop.