Ultra Thin Ski

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Thorlo Ultra Thin Ski Socks -- Great For Keeping Feet Warm On/Off The Slope

May 14, 2008 (Updated Jun 21, 2008)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Great Socks.

Cons:None.

The Bottom Line: Pick them up if you need some socks to keep warm in during the winter.


Intro

I purchased these for when its cold outside and my feet perspire a lot no matter the temperature and are great for hunting boots or shoes. These socks help your feet stay dry while out hunting that monster buck or other wild game.

I did not get to use them much this winter since it was a mild winter here in Florida; however, it was cold enough on a few days so that I could fully and completely evaluate them from the perspective of being a little below freezing.

Usefulness / Times To Be Used

They have plenty of comfort (despite being thin) in the aspect of cushioning because they do not just flatten out like your basic Hanes or Fruit of Loom socks that just are almost paper thin. Plus the comfort in keeping your feet dry from breathing away the moisture from your feet. As well as the comfort that you get from having dryer feet. I have also found them useful for wearing as slipper socks to keep your feet dry, toasty and comfy even while inside home during the winter months.

About Thermolite® Sox liner

The material is extremely light weight and has excellent insulating purposes. The fabric is an ADVANSA engineered product that features hollow-core fibers that trap air for the purpose of greater insulation. My experience with the fabric has always been a positive one, especially since it dries faster than cotton and stays virtually free from being wet. It carries the claim of drying 20% faster than other insulating fabrics, and drying 50% faster than cotton. As far as if my feet start to get damp or wet while wearing cotton my feet will stay wet. I would also have to agree with the statement “Thermolite® is perfect layering fabric because its comfortable and lightweight, allowing more freedom of movement.*”

How the Thermolite® works is from the hollow fibers having a greater surface area that causes faster evaporation by moving moisture away from the skin to the outer area of the fabric so it may evaporate at a greater rate of speed. I would definitely consider this to be a smart fabric technology.

"Thermolite® inspired by mother nature. when ADVANSA scientist created Thermolite®, nature was their role model. They discovered that polar bears have fur with "hollow" hairs for greater insulation. From this simple discovery, Thermolite® and its hollow-core fibers were born.*"

Durability

These socks will last you for many years (given you are wearing shoes or sandals with them) to come as long as you keep yours shoes properly tied and toenails reasonable length; meaning that you feet are not loose in the boots rubbing against the heel portion and your toenails are at normal length so they do not essentially cut through the sock itself. Plus it is important that you unlace your boots so you do not prematurely wear out the heel. Another thing that is important is proper washing and drying to extend life of the socks.

Care Instructions

I recommend turning the socks inside out before washing and that you wash by hand. Wash in warm water DO NOT BLEACH. Air dry only and do not air dry in sunlight because it will result in hydrolysis. Hydrolysis is simply rotting of the spandex fabric in this case. Do Not machine dry.

Other Care Directions

A fine point that is not well known is that you should not just forcefully pull on your socks because it causes permanent stretching which eventually will tear a hole in the socks or make them to where they are too loose to wear. Gently roll or bunch the socks pass on over toes to the heel then gently bring them up towards your calf. The point of this to simply prevent stretching and allow for them to be in service for years to come. I have done this practice with (my diabetic socks that I use for controlling swelling [an issue that is now rather infrequent]) and steel toe shoe socks since 1997 (ten years and believe it or not some of the socks I still have from that time frame) and really does extend the life of the socks in general but especially in the heel region.

At some point during the time which you have these socks if you notice a loose end clip it as close as you can carefully to the sock with scissors to prevent premature unraveling or bunching or pulling or breaking. (Do not just pull a loose strand by hand.)

Washing Directions

Use mild soap and chlorine free bleach so that you do not cause the Thermolite™polyester, nylon, 14% merino wool, acrylic, and lycra® spandex to fall apart.

Drying Directions

I usually place them on cycle of tumble dry low or hang dry them since high heat is not needed since they are made of wool even though it may take a little longer. High heat in the long run can cause the various fabrics in the socks to bind up some making the socks uncomfortable or loose up around the top of the sock.

Times to be used

They are perfect for hunting in cold weather or other cold weather activities or wear them like slipper socks.

Copyright 5/14/2008 © : May reference with Link credited above and below citation. Thank you.

*Portions containing quotes with an * is from the following website www.coolmax-thermolite.com and as a side note the site has some neat graphics explaining how thermolite works.



Sock Advice


How To Choose Socks Like A PRO

How To Choose Socks By Length Like A PRO

How To Choose Socks By Material Like A PRO

Sock Advice For Warm Weather With Waterproof Boots


Socks Reviewed


Acorn Socks


Acorn 200 Weight Fleece Versa Socks -- Free to Wear All Year Long

Acorn Versa Two-Way Fleece Socks -- Free To Wear All Year Long


Adidas Socks


Adidas Cotton Quarter Socks 3-Pack Mens -- Ok Socks for Being Cotton Made

Adidas Men's Ultra Tech Running Cushion Low Cut -- High Quality & Plenty of Cushion

Adidas No Show 3 PR M --- Excellent Padding for Shock Absorption

Adidas ClimaLite Low Cut 2 PR M - Do Not Buy...Save Your Money


Asics Socks


Asics 3-Pack CoolMax Ped Sock -- Great No Show Socks


Cabela's Liner Socks


Cabela's Over-The-Calf Coolmax® Liner Socks - Free From Dampness

Cabela's Ultimate Wool Sock - Fight off blisters & foot fungus for free

Cabela's Thermolite/Merino Heavyweight Wool Socks - Free from Dampness


Cabela's Socks


Cabela's Ultimax Cool-Lite Socks -- Great Year Round Socks

Cabela’s Thermolite Merino Super Heavyweight Wool Socks -- Free from the Cold of Winter

Cabela's Wool Boot Socks - Free warmth while wet

Cabela's Military Weight Polartec Power Stretch Socks - Free from Moisture

Cabela's Wool Boot Socks -- Great Winter Time Socks

Cabela's Trail Lite Socks 6" Mini-Crew -- Comfy Mini-Crew Hiking Socks


Cabela's Socks with Built-in Liner


Cabela's Ingenius Boot Sock - Built-in Sock Liner for Free


Elder Socks


Elder Merino Wool Socks -- Free from Expensive Cost

Elder 3-Pk. Merino Wool Socks -- Great Socks For Chilly Weather

Elder Thermal Sock & Liner Sock -- Sensible & Inexpensive Solution To Keep Feet Warm


Gordini Socks


Gordini Lavawool Midweight Hiker Crew Socks -- A Good Deal?


Lin Socks


Lin CoolMax Pure Energy Socks -- Biking on SunShine


Nike Socks


Nike Total 90 Gameday Soccer Sock -- Excellent Soccer Sock Double As Sock Liner


Rei Socks


REI Merino Wool Light Hiker II Socks - Amazing Bargain

REI Silk One Liner Socks - Natural Fibers Are Not Just For Hippies

REI Dry One Polypro Liner Socks - First Class Quality


SmartWool Socks


SmartWool Merino Wool Liner Socks -- Finest Touch Of Wool Keeping Feet Dry

SmartWool Light Cushion Ski Socks - Good For Avoiding Ticks & Fleas

Smartwool Light Hiker Crew -- Smart Choice Of High Quality Socks

Smartwool Snowboard Socks -- Not Just For Snowboarding

Smartwool Expedition Trekking Sock -- Socks That Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Smartwool Mountaineer Sock -- Great Socks for Fall & Winter

Smartwool Expedition Trekking Socks -- One of the Best Socks Yet


Surplus Socks

New Swede Brown/Grey Wool Socks - Itch Free Wool Socks

New Norwegian Mil. Wool Socks

Norweger Schafwolle - Norwegian Wool Socks

U.S. Military Army Socks -- Affordable Excellent Wool Sock


Thorlo Socks


Thorlo LRMXM Lite Running Mini-Crew Mens Socks -- Please Get Me This For Christmas!!!

Thorlo Wool Hiker Socks -- Excellent Blister Free Socks

Thorlo WLTH Lite Hiker Wool/Silk Crew Mens Socks -- Keep you comfortable and dry

Thorlo LRXM Lite Running CoolMax Crew Mens Socks - Free From Wetness

Thorlo LTH Lite Hiker Coolmax Crew Mens Socks - Free to Pick From 4 Colors

Thorlo LWXM Lite Walking CoolMax Crew Mens Socks - Free from Wetness

Thorlo LWMXM Lite Walking CoolMax Mini-Crew Mens Socks - Free from Wetness

Thorlo Rolltop Tennis Sock -- Great for Badminton and Walking

Thorlo Walking Crew Socks -- Excellent Socks To Help Walk Away Weight

Thorlo KX Hiker Crew Mens Socks -- Excellent Hiking Socks

Thorlo Running Mini-Crew -- Need Relief From Feet Pain Or Neuropathy Gives These A Try

Thorlo Women's Light Hiker Mini-Crew -- Oops I Forgot My Thorlos At Home
Opinion


Thorlo Backpacking Socks -- Backpacking Is Fun Again With These Comfy Socks

Thorlo Ultra Thin Ski Socks -- Great For Keeping Feet Warm On/Off The Slope


Wigwam Socks


Wigwam Ultimax Lightweight Ski Sock -- Not Just for Skiing

Wigwam Bombshell Sock --- Weird Science Lady?

Wigwam Journey II Crew Socks -- Excellent Merino Wool Itch Free

Wigwam All Terrain Crew Socks -- Excellent All Purpose Sock

Wigwam Ultimax Cool Lite Hiker Sock -- Excellent Hiking Socks


Wigwam Liner Socks


Wigwam Gobi Liner -- Excellent Summer Moisture Wicking Liner Sock

Wigwam Mills Thermolite Liner F2163 -- Excellent Winter Moisture Wicking Liner Sock

Wigwam Gobi Plus Liner Socks F2154 -- Great Year Round Sock Liner

Wigwam Gobi Polypro Liners -- Keep Feet Warm & Dry

Wigwam Dry Foot Liner Socks F2152 -- Excellent Liner Keeping Feet Free From Wetness

Wigwam CoolMax Tech Ped Socks -- Great No Show Socks


Woolrich Socks


Woolrich Pine Creek Two Pack Sock - Soft Itch Free Warmth of Wool

Woolrich Ten-Mile Over The Calf Socks -- Keeping Your Calves Warm While in the Outdoors

Woolrich Day Hiker Sock - Soft Itch Free Warmth of Wool


WrightSock


WrightSock Double Layer Cool Mesh Low Socks -- Blister Free - Guaranteed

WrightSock Coolmesh Quarters Socks -- Free Central Air For Feet

WrightSock Double-Layer CoolMesh Ankle Socks -- Free from Dampness

WrightSock Double-Layer CoolMesh Quarter Socks -- Free From Dampness

WrightSock Elite Quarter Athletic Socks -- Decent Athletic Socks

WrightSock Ultra-Thin Low Liner Socks -- Excellent Liner Socks

WrightSock Ultra-Thin Quarter Liner Socks -- Excellent Liner Socks

WrightSock Walking Crew Socks - Great Walking Sock for Dry Comfy Feet


Wyoming Wear

Wyoming Wear Teewinot Print Fleece Socks - Free To Wear All Year Long

Wyoming Wear Cirque Fleece Socks -- Perfect for Winter Expeditions


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask - Great Under A Bike / Football Helmet - Balaclava

Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask - Great Under A Bike / Football Helmet - Balaclava

1 NEW Black Balaclava Ski Face Mask ** Extra Thin Layer Ski Full Face Mask - Fits great under any snug helmet ** *** NOTE YOU ARE BIDDING FOR 1 SKI MA...
eBay

$6.99

FREE Shipping
Thorlos Ultra Thin Ski Crew Cut Socks Shoes Size XS (Women's Shoe 5-6.5)

Thorlos Ultra Thin Ski Crew Cut Socks Shoes Size XS (Women's Shoe 5-6.5)

Keep cozy—without the added bulk!—on the slopes with the Thorlos Ultra Thin Ski sock! ; Thermolite hollow-core polyester traps heat and maintains ...
Zappos.com

$22.99

FREE Shipping
Drymax Skiing Ultra Thin Over Calf Sock - Light Gray/Gray Small

Drymax Skiing Ultra Thin Over Calf Sock - Light Gray/Gray Small

Skiing is one winter's most fun activities, but even in cold weather, skiers typically sweat a lot. Ski boots & socks have long been known for becomin...
Gear Coop

$19.95

+$4.95 shipping
Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask - Great Under A Bike / Football Helmet - Balaclava

Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask - Great Under A Bike / Football Helmet - Balaclava

Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click Here. Double your traf...
eBay
THORLO Adult Ski Ultra-Thin Cushion Over-Calf Socks - Size: Medium, Green (034515642)

THORLO Adult Ski Ultra-Thin Cushion Over-Calf Socks - Size: Medium, Green (034515642)

The THORLO® ultra-thin, high-performance ski socks are designed for a custom, technical boot fit. They're constructed using hollow-core Thermolite® fa...
Sports Authority

$21.99

+$6.99 shipping
ULTRA THIN Lycra SKI BIKE Bicycle FACE MASK Sports FOOTBALL HELMET - BALACLAVA

ULTRA THIN Lycra SKI BIKE Bicycle FACE MASK Sports FOOTBALL HELMET - BALACLAVA

Product Information: Product Description: Condition:High Quality,100% Brand New. Color:as shown in the picture. Material:comfortable lycra. Size:one s...
Sears
5pcs Lycra Ultra-thin Ski Face Mask Motorcycle Bicycle Outdoor Sports -balaclava

5pcs Lycra Ultra-thin Ski Face Mask Motorcycle Bicycle Outdoor Sports -balaclava

Lycra Ultra-thin Ski Face Mask 5pcs Lycra Ultra-thin Ski Face Mask Motorcycle Bicycle Outdoors Sports -Balaclava Description Note: 12 Colors available...
eBay

$20.89

FREE Shipping
Thorlos Ultra Thin Ski Crew Cut Socks Shoes Size XL (Men's Shoe 12-14)

Thorlos Ultra Thin Ski Crew Cut Socks Shoes Size XL (Men's Shoe 12-14)

Keep cozy—without the added bulk!—on the slopes with the Thorlos Ultra Thin Ski sock! ; Thermolite hollow-core polyester traps heat and maintains ...
Zappos.com

$22.99

FREE Shipping
Drymax Skiing Ultra Thin Over Calf Sock - Light Gray/Gray X-Large

Drymax Skiing Ultra Thin Over Calf Sock - Light Gray/Gray X-Large

Skiing is one winter's most fun activities, but even in cold weather, skiers typically sweat a lot. Ski boots & socks have long been known for becomin...
Gear Coop

$19.95

+$4.95 shipping
THORLO Adult Ski Ultra-Thin Cushion Over-Calf Socks - Size: Small, Pink (034515600)

THORLO Adult Ski Ultra-Thin Cushion Over-Calf Socks - Size: Small, Pink (034515600)

The THORLO® ultra-thin, high-performance ski socks are designed for a custom, technical boot fit. They're constructed using hollow-core Thermolite® fa...
Sports Authority

$21.99

+$6.99 shipping