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Meet the Award-Winning PhD® Outdoor Mountaineer Sock

Hank Pantier
Meet the Award-Winning PhD® Outdoor Mountaineer Sock

New Product Sneak Peak

 

Alpinist Conrad Anker discusses what makes the perfect mountaineering sock with fellow SmartWool athletes and product managers. Photo © Pashley.

We teamed up with SmartWool Athlete and iconic Alpinist Conrad Anker to develop and test our newest sock, the PhD® Outdoor Mountaineer.

We are so stoked and honored that the work has been recognized by The Gear Junkie with a “Best In Show” Award at this past Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

Climbing the most technically challenging terrain in the world is Conrad’s specialty and having the right gear is critical to his success. His attention to detail, years of experience, and on-mountain field testing helped us create the most technical mountaineering socks ever.

In developing a sock built specifically for alpine climbing, Anker demanded aggressive venting, reduced bulk, heel compression and targeted high-density cushioning. “The new PhD collection delivers an extraordinarily comfortable and durable sock so people can do what they do longer, while keeping that lush next-to-skin feeling only merino can provide,” says Robert Thomas, Senior Performance Product Line Manager here at Smartwool.

 

Look for the new PhD® Outdoor Mountaineer sock plus the rest of the new PhD® Sock Collection this fall.