Last week we shared an e-mail from Quoc Nguyen, a.k.a. thru-hiker "Double Magic." We were surprised to see a post about us on his own blog, quackquackcolorado.com, detailing the trip to our office from his point of view, including meeting our very own "Mr. Socks Dude."
We are lucky enough to have our offices located just off the Continental Divide Trail. We often run into CDT hikers taking a break to see Steamboat. One of these hikers was Double Magic, a.k.a. Quoc Nguyen who was hiking the trail in different socks, but agreed to give ours a try. He sent us this e-mail a few weeks later...
"I have to admit, I'm pretty surprised at the results because I've tried Darn Tough's ultralight socks once before, and they didn't last that long."
When you think of bobsled, the characters of Cool Runnings may pop into your mind – battling freezing cold temperatures, learning corners in the bathtub and heroically carrying their crashed bobsled over the line. Although it’s not far off (it is blooming cold!), here’s what happens in the non-Hollywood version.
A letter from a thru-hiker that became a Point6 convert...
"Since switching to your socks I haven't had a single blister or even a hotspot. I will forever wear Point6, thanks for making my feet happy!"
Written by Mike Branscum
Merino wasn’t a new concept for us, but I don’t think any of us had really given it much thought. As active outdoorsmen/women, the benefits of merino wool had been all but beaten into our head over the past few years. We got it, or so we thought…
The socks performed incredibly well keeping me cool in the blazing Arizona heat during the day, and warm at night as temperatures plummeted in the desert. The socks were very durable and held up regardless of the conditions, lots of hike-a-bike and a crossing of the Grand Canyon in bike shoes carrying my bicycle on my back. The natural odor control of the merino wool was a plus too as my socks were the only piece of gear that did not smell completely rancid by the end. All in a all, the socks performed better than I had hoped.
Time flies! It has been 3 year since my first trip to the USA with an exchange program with Colorado Mountain School. This year I come back to follow my climbing career goals. My US climbing adventures this year started in Vegas!
Ambassador, Ooan Kongsingh spent the past few week's climbing China's beautiful sandstone cracks.
Ironman triathlete and Point6 Ambassador, Heather Gollnick, competed in the August 2nd Ironman in Boulder Colorado. More than 3,000 athletes took on the challenge making this the largest Ironman in North America. The Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and finishes with a 26.2 mile run!
While preparing for an ultra event of this nature, an athlete must focus on nutrition as well...
Women's Base Layers
Men's Base Layers