Best Hiking Socks UK (UPDATED GUIDE)

What are the Best Hiking Socks UK?



Hiking Socks really are the unsung hero of the average Hiker’s kitlist, and a good pair will last you a while..

That being said, just like everything, there are good and bad products, so which pair do you choose?

In this article today, we will attempt to answer this question, based on factors of comfort, durability, materials & waterproof-ness.

Grab a coffee, and sit back and read our list of the best hiking socks uk

ArcticDry 100% Waterproof Socks

best hiking socks uk

First on our list of the best hiking socks uk are of course the ArcticDry ICE Blue 100% Waterproof Socks. But why? Well, for quite a number of reasons actually:

Triple Layered

ArcticDry Socks are triple layered hiking socks, made and engineered for the great outdoors.

They are composed of 3 layers, with the central layer being an impermeable waterproof membrane, allowing you to wade into the elements without fear of soggy feet!

Not only is this a good feature in terms of being waterproof, but it’s also fantastic for keeping your feet warm, especially considering most hiking socks are single layered and simply not good enough to keep your feet warm.

They’re Waterproof!

As mentioned above, they’re completely waterproof, allowing you to be a bit more adventurous in environments that are muddy, damp, or snowy.


Material Composition

ArcticDry Waterproof Socks are composed of Nylon, Elastane, Spandex, Coolmax and soon to be Merino Wool also. This means that they are incredibly flexible, breathable AND warm, something which a lot of Walking Socks cannot attest to in terms of criteria.

ArcticDry Kneelength Waterproof Socks


Second on our list is the ArcticDry Kneelength Waterproof Socks.

Similar to our ICE Blue Waterproof Hiking Socks, they offer a whole heap of benefits, including:

Kneelength Waterproof Protection

Sometimes Ankle Length Hiking Socks simply aren’t good enough when it comes to hiking in the great outdoors, and our ArcticDry Kneelength Waterproof Socks ensure that you are protected right up to the knee, which means more adventures, and more fun!

This extra length also provides you with more warmth obviously, and people with circulatory conditions may benefit from the extra coverage and cosiness!


Surprise surprise, waterproof!

Our Kneelength Hiking Socks have the same Waterproof Protection as our ICE Blue versions, obviously! It’s the main reason we’re placing our socks at the top of this list today, you just cant beat that protection that waterproofing gives you!

Bridgedale Hiking Socks


In a list of the Best Hiking Socks UK, it would be a crime, and completely bias to not include a fantastic British company like Bridgedale Socks in this list, they are renowned world over for their quality Hiking Socks, for a number of reasons:

Material Composition

Bridgedale socks use a very tidy blend of different materials, including New Wool, Merino Wool, Nylon and 17% Endurofil / Polypropylene. This is a great blend for Hiking and allows flexibility aswell as warmth.


As mentioned above, the blend of New Wool and Merino Wool allows these socks to be incredibly warm and cosy, and this is exactly what you want in a hiking sock, similar to the advantages our socks here at ArcticDry have.


It’s a brief list, but in summary, we do believe that in 2020, the best hiking socks uk are indeed our own here at ArcticDry. You simply cannot compare a normal hiking sock to the ones we produce here at ArcticDry, in terms of waterproof performance, breathability & performance. While your traditional hiking sock will be sodden within a short timeframe, ArcticDry Waterproof Socks will keep on performing, and keep on going; ready for your next adventure. 🙂