Review: MTB Mid Socks with Hydrostop
Arguably the best brand for waterproof MTB socks, SealSkinz have really made a lot of wet weather riders happy with their innovative technology to keep water off the skin.
Their new summer range is designed for maximum breathability, whilst remaining wind and waterproof. Feeling a little lighter and thinner than the previous model, these mid-length socks are great for warm and wet days.
Lined with a soft merino wool fabric for moisture control, these socks feel really comfortable against the skin, even after a full day of riding.
It’s great to see SealSkinz have taken into consideration customer feedback from their previous waterproof socks. Whilst you could walk through a river without your feet getting wet, there was always an issue with water seeping into the socks at the cuff. Once water gets in, there’s nowhere for it to go.
However, following feedback, SealSkinz have introduced their Hydrostop which is a s secure silicone strip around the elasticated cuff. Not only does this help reduce water from seeping in, but it also helps keep your socks in position.
Typically, on the one day I choose to water test these, Wales chose to not rain, so I improvised. Using the garden hose, I completely drenched my legs, socks and ground for a few minutes until the my feet were fully saturated. I peeled off the socks to not only find my feet were totally dry, but no water droplets had snuck their way down the cuff either.
Another positive development to emerge from their new summer line, is more variety of colourways to choose from. Rather than the standard navy and grey combo, SealSkinz have introduced multiple colour options for the co-ordination conscious of us looking for matching accessories.
Sizes: Small – X.Large
Colours: Leaf/Lime – Black/Grey – Black/Blue/Orange
Available here for £39