Are socks the most underrated piece of outdoor gear? Chris Townsend assess the best for hillwalking. This Review Teko M3rino.XC Unisex Midweight Hiking Socks

I’ve worn Teko socks on several long distance walks in recent years and they’ve always proved comfortable and hard wearing. The company also has excellent environmental credentials in everything from energy to materials to packaging. These socks are good all-round ones suitable for all but the coldest and hottest conditions. They have terry loops throughout, elastication at the arch to help keep them in place and rib-knit legs for a secure fit. They fit well and are warm in cold weather. The price is good for socks of this quality. I just wish they’d come up with a catchier and shorter name!

Reviewed in January 2015 Issue