Gear item for Feb. 21

Boot sock

THE NEED: People who enjoy the outdoors do not want to be slowed down by the cold and wet weather of winter.

AN ANSWER: The boot sock from Darn Tough Vermont provides full cushioning throughout this entire sock, offering support and comfort without unwanted weight and bulk. Made with fine-gauge merino wool making this a fast drying and breathable “all-weather” sock that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

THE DETAILS: It is made of 69 percent merino wool, 27 percent nylon and 4 percent Lycra spandex. The merino wool also is naturally antimicrobial so this sock repels bacteria and odor, according to the Darn Tough Vermont website. Made in Vermont, the sock is guaranteed for life. It comes in sizes small to extra large and in four colors: olive, black, chocolate and oatmeal. The women’s version is available in sizes small to large and in slate, moss heather and green tea colors.

PRICE: $24 for the men’s or women’s sock.

AVAILABILITY: Go to darntough.com.

Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com