Product review: Sealskinz Trekking Socks

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Our Sports Editor and off-road riding guru, Michael Guy, often finds himself riding in very cold and wet conditions, at last he's found socks to keep his feet warm and dry but quality comes at a price.

What’s good?

It took me a while to get my head around paying over £30 for a pair of socks, but having bitten the bullet and parted with my cash, my only regret is that I should have done it sooner!

Sealskinz claim to be 100% waterproof and breathable and deliver on their promise. I dig them out the back of my sock drawer whenever the conditions get really bad or I know I’ve got a big day ahead of riding on or off-road in wet and cold conditions.

Despite claims of boot manufacturers, many pairs are often not completely waterproof, which is where these socks come into their own. A couple of years ago, I competed in the All Terrain Rally Championship and one two-day event was run in snowy conditions with plenty of river crossings.

While many of my fellow competitors ultimately retired from the event due to the conditions, my feet stayed dry and relatively warm all day, making them an essential piece of riding kit.


What’s not?

Paying over £30 for a pair of socks, but you’ll get over it when you see the benefits.

Price £31.50
Quality 5/5
Value 4/5

What other gear would we recommend?

Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, rides thousands of miles every year, through all kinds of weather. His go to underlayers are the Alpinestar Tech Suit, why does he give it a five star review?

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider