I own four pairs of socks. Enough for a minimalist.
One of those socks is a REI merino wool pair that I took to travel around the world. My REI socks’ days are numbered. Recently, a hole appeared on the sole of one of the REI socks, which meant it was time to look for a replacement.
So, when Jonathan approached me and asked if I would like to review the unisex ArgentPro merino socks, I said yes immediately.
Today, I am reviewing a pair of grey medium sized ArgentPro merino wool socks.
- Comfortable and stay snugly on my feet. I wear women size 7 shoes and these medium size socks fit women size 6 to 10 and men size 5 to 9.5
- As warm as my REI merino socks
- Not as bulky as the REI. I was able to wear the ArgentPro socks comfortably with my Ecco wedge flats. Not so when wearing the REI.
- Just as warm without the bulkiness
- Perfect length for mid-shaft length boots
- Made from a lightweight merino wool blend (41% stretch nylon, 30% merino wool, 27% drirelease Tencel, 1% spandex, 1% stretch polyester)
- Stays in shape after being machine washed in warm water (no bleach or softener as instructed) and tumble dried on high for only 8 minutes
- Versatile. I can wear these same socks wherever I go. They fit well with my mid-shaft boots when I wore them to a Broadway show. Likewise, I wore them with my hiking shoes on a road trip to Windham Mountain. I even wore them with my walking shoes while doing my weekly walks around the neighborhood.
- High quality and made in the USA
According to ArgentPro’s descriptions some of their socks features include:
- Built-in protection against fungus and bacteria-killing properties
- SmartSilver antimicrobial technology, just like that found in military socks to protect soldiers’ feet from fungus and bacteria
- No odor, you can wear the socks for days without washing
- Wick away moisture from skin
I wasn’t able to test the fungus and bacteria-killing properties, but I really liked the idea of having that extra protection from all those creepy crawlies found in hotel rooms, airplanes and TSA security check-in lines at the airports. Wouldn’t you?
Silver is historically known to have antimicrobial properties, and several studies have shown that silver can be used as an effective antimicrobial agent. Here are some scientific articles about that.
What don’t I like about the ArgentPro merino socks?
Truthfully, I love this pair that I’m wearing. Some say $20 is expensive for a pair of socks. But when I compared it with the three pairs I dislike – one cute pair from Old Navy and two which I bought while visiting Seoul, Korea, I would say it isn’t expensive. I wouldn’t trade a comfortably snug fit pair of socks with a cheaper pair that slips and slides and is not warm enough for winter.
My only concern is, how long will the ArgentPro socks last? Will they last for 3 years like my REI merino socks? Time will tell. I’ve only worn the ArgentPro for a month.
ArgentPro merino wool socks are definitely a practical pair of socks. Wearing the same pair of socks as mentioned earlier eliminates the need to own more. It helps if you like traveling light. Since it has built-in protection, there’s no need to wash your socks daily in the hotel bathroom sink.
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The ArgentPro Merino socks were provided for this review. As always, this review contains only the honest views and opinions of TheTravelGearReviews’ writer.