Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock Review
Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock Review:
Some people say ski boots are the most important piece of equipment you buy. If you agree with that logic, ski socks are the most important piece of ski apparel you buy. As an ex ski racer, I try to balance comfort and performance with my ski boots. That being said, I tend to wear my boots on the smaller the side and prefer an ultralight or lightweight ski sock. The Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock should be right up my alley.
Lorpen used T3 technology in their ski light ski sock. This includes a blend of Primaloft, Merino and Lycra to create a sock that keeps you warm, wicks moisture and provides ample padding.
I tried these socks out on several occasions with temperatures ranging from the low 20s to mid 30s. Here are some of my thoughts:
- Sizing – I wear between a 9.5 and 10 which puts me right between a medium and a large. Because I like my socks snug, I opted for a medium. I found the mediums to be perfect. If you fall in between sizes (like me) I recommend sizing down.
- Comfort- Overall, I found these socks to be very comfortable. The “T3 Spider Net” on the top of the foot eliminated the possibility of the sock bunching. Lycra around the top of the sock kept the sock in place and prevented it from falling down while on the hill. A flat knit toe seam eliminated the possibility of a seam digging into your foot. Finally, the shin and sole padding proved to be helpful while launching off a few knolls. The only complaint I have is that the length of the sock seemed a little awkward. When I put them on I noticed that the sock extended past my calve and onto the back of my leg. (A first for any ski sock I’ve used). Luckily, I did not get any chaffage as a result of the sock length.
- Warmth – Get cold toes? The Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock offers an “insulation envelope” around the toes. The insulation envelope has a high content of Primaloft blended with Merino to keep you toes warm. During the multiple days spent in these socks, my toes stay warmed.
- Breathability – When skiing the glades at Eldora, I worked up a sweat and my feet got hot. Luckily, the combination of Merino wool and Primaloft in the breathable mesh instep dumped heat and wicked away the moisture from my foot.
Some of My Final Thoughts:
Overall, Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock is a good sock that performs well and is competitively priced against other high-end ski socks. Personally, I think this sock is a little too heavy to call it a light weight sock. With the thickness and amount of padding, I would put this sock in the mid-weight category. Given the opportunity, I would personally opt for Lorpen’s T3 Ski Superlight sock.
The Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock is offered in 3 colors in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. You can pick up a pair for $23.99 on Lorpen’s Site.
Lorpen T3 Ski Light Ski Sock Product Specifics:
- Primaloft® Yarn insulation is soft against the foot while working to trap body heat and wick moisture away from the foot
- Merino Wool for warmth and a soft feel against the skin
- 10% Ea. Lycra® all throughout the sock means no slipping or bunching up. These socks will stay up all day long.
- Light cushioning on the sole and shin for protection
- The Flat Knit Toe Seam means no irritation on your toes