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Massdrop x Fitsok Mountain Crew Socks (2-Pack)

Massdrop x Fitsok Mountain Crew Socks (2-Pack)

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Holy tightness Batman! First pair of socks from MD that I don't like.. I wear a size 13 shoe, so I ordered the XXL socks. I don't think a size 10 could get these on! Anyone else having issues like this?
drop open, drop ended, 24 hours left. All in the last 20 minutes. I am starting to wonder if Massdrop is run by a bunch of moonlighting interns working at other companies.
Hi! The website specification says: 73% merino wool and Coolmax polyester infused with silver, 15% nylon, 10% polypropylene, 2% spandex but the socks label says: 56% merino, 40% nylon and 24% spandex. Is it right? Massdrop.com lies their customers? It is a huge difference, isn't it? This difference makes difference!!
Why so expensive for only a two pack? A 7 pack is about 10 over here and they're pure wool, not a blend.
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Pure wool socks are expensive in the US, but that's mainly due to the economy and the high markups over there. In Australia and New Zealand have made a lot of wool since colonial era. When you have a lot of wool, reasonable pricing and sensible taxation laws, you end up with pure wool socks at good prices. We do export a lot of our products to the US, so you can always buy our socks.
Also, I think you're confusing shenanigans with malarkey. I've a fine shillelagh if you're interested in some shenanigans, but you'll end up with more than just a wee neenty before we get back on the black stuff.
OMG I read all the bad things about these socks so I better pass also. Plus I have a swelling problem with my calves from Lymphedema. It looks like the "Stay-Up" part would be too much pressure for me.
I think that I am going to pass on this drop.
I read most of the reviews, and comments, and it seems that there are definitely sizing issues.
I normally wear a size 13 boot, or shoe, and this would mean I should purchase an XXL according to the sizing chart.
However, based upon what others have recommended, I should purchase a size down, which is an XL, which I normally wear in socks from manufacturers like Wigwam, and Darn Tough.
Bottom LIne... this sounds like a guessing game on the sizing, and many are not happy after they try on the socks.
Second... I read the specifications, and apparently the sock height is only 7" from the heel up the leg.
Again, I took a moment and measured some of my trusty crew hiking socks from Darn Tough, Wigwam, and others, and most of them measure 10" for the crew height, and 11" for a boot height sock.
A 7" height seems more like a hybrid crew, or a quarter crew sock, and again, all of this is based upon the sock height reported by Massdrop.
I normally always wear boots, and long pants, and once in a while short pants, with boots, so I want a sock that fills up the boot space.
If I was wearing sneakers, or low cut hiking shoes, then the height would not be an issue.
FInally, Massdrop states the following:
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop. Estimated ship date is July 23, 2018 PT. Your payment method will be charged 2 hours after purchase. Cancellations are accepted until that time, after which the request will be submitted to vendors to deliver the best delivery time to members, making all sales final.
It sounds like it could be a hassle to return or exchange the socks based upon the language, notwithstanding the vague "Lifetime Warranty."
Bottom Line... My little voice is telling me to pass on these socks.
I noticed that Massdrop has posted a copy of what is described as the Fitsock LIfetime Warranty on the product description page for the Mountain Crew Socks drop.
Following is the language which comprises the Fitsok LIfetime Warranty:
This guarantee covers all Massdrop x Fitsok socks, including the Merino Hiker, Merino Low-Cut, Merino Crew, and Mountain Crew models.
For warranty inquiries, please email orders@fitsok.com or call 877-454-7765.
Please note if the socks you return are not in stock, Fitsok will replace them with the most similar style or color available.
My interpretation and understanding of this warranty is that if the Mountain Crew Socks don't fit properly, shrink, wear out, fray, tear, rip, or are defective, etc., then I can return them to Fitsok for a replacement pair.
There is very little detail, and no mention of who pays for shipping, and there are no disclaimers, or conditions listed, so it seems to be unconditional, like the warranties offered by Darn Tough, Farm to Feet, Icebreaker, Wrightsock, et al.
The language however is definitely not as unambiguous, ironclad, or unconditional as the language found in the Darn Tough, Farm to Feet, Icebreaker, or Wrightsock warranties, which are my preferred socks due to their high quality, reputation, and the warranties.
Some companies like Wigwam have a lifetime warranty, but not unconditional, and it only covers defects in materials, or workmanship, and not normal wear and tear; so basically no warranty, as compared to the other companies I mentioned, which will replace if your socks for any reason like normal wear and tear, or of they just plain wear out, shrink, don't fit, etc.
Wigwam does however make very good socks, unlike Thorlos which last time I checked had only a thirty (30) day warranty, and Thorlo socks have always worn out very quickly in my experience, so needless to say that I will never purchase a Thorlo sock again.!
Anyway, I digress...
So, it has crossed my mind that if I purchase the Fitsok, and they wear out, that Fitsok will deny my claim by stating that there were no defects in materials, or workmanship, and that they don't cover normal wear and tearlike Wigwam.
By the way... I have searched the Fitsok website, and could find nothing there about their warrenty.
Fitsok only has a page that describes their limited time return policy.
Fitsok also does not list the fibre breakdown in all of their socks listed on their website.
Fitsok uses terms like ISW Wool, and Shadow Yarn to describe the fibres used on their socks, but they do not explain what those terms really mean, and again, there is no fibre composition breakdown.
I noticed in this drop that the fibre composition seems to be incorrect, as Massdrop has listed the main fibre as 73% Merino Wool, and Coolmax Polyester, but they do not state or more finitely breakdown the percentage of each fibre separately.
Another Massdrop purchaser has stated as much, when he received the socks, and read the actual Fitsok label.
I have asked him to reply with the fibre percentages listed on the label of the socks that he received.
On paper the socks seem to be a good deal for the price, as the fibre composition seems to be a good combination, especially when combined with the lifetime warranty.
Has the sizing issue been rectified? I'm a 10. Was ringing about getting medium, one size smaller, but you would think quality control would have been sorted by now.
Buyer beware: these are NOT 73% merino wool as advertised. I received mine a few days ago and they are actually 58% merino wool - marked clearly on the sticker holding the pair together. I contacted Massdrop about this and they didn’t do anything to rectify the discrepancy.
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I no longer have the label. When I received the socks I confirmed through the manufacturer’s site they are indeed 58% wool. I usually wear a size 11.5“shoes and the large fit really well. Going a size down is recommended (thanks everyone). I’m quite happy with these socks even if they are 15% less wool than advertised here. They are thick, well made and comfortable. Would buy again.
Prickle5
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
Massdrop advertised that the socks were 73% Merino Wool, and Coolmax Polyester combined.
I guess that I can extrapolate that the Coolmax percentage is 15% by taking the combined total of 73% minus the actual 58% Merino Wool Fibre content.
Of course there is also an infusion of silver, which kills bacteria, and 15% nylon and 10% polypropylene, for added durability, and moisture wicking, and 2% lycra for stretch.
The Coolmax Polyester is well known for its excellent wicking properties, as is the Merino Wool, just not as well as the Coolmax, which is why manufacturers started combining wool with other moisture wicking fibres like Coolmax Polyester, Nylon, Tencel, Lyocell, Rayon, and Bamboo.
Merino wool is thermo regulating, and will still insulate when wet, and is well known for its antibacterial properties, so when combined with the silver, this sock should never exhibit any odor.
Based upon the mix of fibres, this should be a very durable sock, that will remain odor free, while exhibiting excellent breathing and and moisture wicking properties.
Due to the facts that these socks are made with hydrophobic fibres, your feet should stay dry, and you should not experience any blisters.
As others have mentioned, the size of the sock vs. what the chart says has some discrepencies. With that said, I wear anywhere from an 11.5-13 depending on the shoe, but I'm typically a 12. I decided to buy the XL as 12 is the max size it fits and so far I've been really happy with the fit. They are a little snug, but the heel lines up pretty well when the toe is pulled all the way on. I was a little surprised by the lighter mesh on the top of the foot, but they still keep my feet warm and I think the mesh actually helps make them more breathable.
TLDR: Sizes are wacky. If you're in between sizes, size down. I'm a 12 and XL fits well if a little snug. It's a warm comfy sock with a breathable mesh on top of the foot.
Great sock all around except for the fit. They fit WAY large. Take a size or 2 smaller than usuall.
be aware, the black one is actually not true black. take a look: https://i.imgur.com/9Wi7iEx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xLNJ1Zx.jpg
really wish MD would post realistic photos. they did the same thing with the grey MD x fitsok crew socks too.
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I have worn mine throughout the winter. The only issue I have is the sizing , as stated by other members. As an option add 3 " more in height. This would be a incredible boot sock .
Socks seem pretty well made, but I went with the sizing guidelines (I wear a 10.5 shoe) and they fit really large. When I pull them on enough so that there isn't a bunch of excess sock in front of my toes, the heel area is nowhere near my actual heel.
These were horrendous. Won't ever be buying them again. Wish I could leave a review to save others.
kfiresmith1
I was interested in buying a pair - mind giving some insight into what you disliked about them?
spiznas
Hi! I'm size 11.5 and bought the size listed for me. They were at least 2" too long putting the fitted heel of the sock up my ankle. They had obvious seams that you could feel. The material felt gross, hot, and clammy, nothing like usual Merino blend socks. They were so bad I threw them away, and I never throw stuff out.
I ordered black and these aren't even close to black...
Hi Everyone, We have an update on the Massdrop x Fitsok Mountain Crew Socks. As of this morning over half of the orders have shipped, and Fitsok has informed us that the remaining socks will ship by Wednesday (March 28). We apologize for this delay, and the overall lack of communication on this drop. Rest assured we are working with Fitsok to get these socks shipped to you as soon as possible.
The expected ship date for these has come and gone. When can we realistically expect to have the socks shipped?
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Hi! I'm so sorry for the delayed responses from our side. The packing slips are with Fitsok and they have currently fulfilled over half of the orders. I am working with Fitsok and our team to get a more formal update out to everyone asap. But wanted to give you guys an update in the meantime. To be clear, this is not an issue from Fitsok side. This is a Massdrop specific issue. Fitsok have been amazing partners during the production of this sock. :)
kim.suarez
Wow, I received an email from Gwen, stating it was a fitsok issue.
Hi Everyone,
We have a quick update on the Massdrop x Fitsok Mountain Crew Socks. The socks are currently going through quality control checks and will soon be prepped for shipment. We are on track to meet our estimated ship date of November 16.
We're looking forward to everyone receiving the mountain crew socks!
is this sale of 2 pairs? no idea whats a 2 pack
Annael
Yep, 2 pairs of socks (or, 4 socks total).
are these more expensive than the regular fitsok crew socks bc of higher merino % and the presence of silver?
Wondering if these are still running large. Bought back in Sept.; followed size chart recommendation, which was XXL for a US13. Did not shrink much with laundering--sock way too long for comfortable fit in boots. Relegated to winter sleeping/lounging socks, which is fine but I would like to have a pair of these for boot socks. So...still hugely oversized? Or has fit been adjusted since then?
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gerglahar
Yes these are still running large.
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As @ElvisIncognito points out below, the XXL of these is not designed for a human foot, but a long and thin alien appendage of some sort:
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My foot fits perfectly in the Darn Tough XL... so I go for the Merino XL and they just barely fit once stretched... then I tried the Merino XXL and they fit great... so logically next I go for the Mountain Crew XXL thinking they would fit the same... nooooo.... this thing is enormous! I could use it as a bag to store the rest of my socks.
Gonna try the XLs and see what that gets me.
First impression is that the sizing on the XXL version is completely out of whack. I'm a 12.5 –– the smallest recommended size for that version, admittedly –– but the toe of the sock is so long that it seems to have been designed more for the Sideshow Bob end of the scale. If I pull my toe in where it should be, the heel cup is at least halfway up my achilles, which is not what I've found with similarly-sized DarnToughs. And finally, they're tight –– really tight. Tight as in not loose.
Received my socks, they look great but damn, the seam on the inside of the toes will not work for me. PM me if anyone wants 2 pair of unworn green at cost.
tropics
would be interested... size? (used mine yesterday in a 6hr hike -not accustomed to this heavy of a sock, but they worked great! lemme know ... Thx Js
Hello Everybody
We are pleased to announce our next partnership with our friends at Fitsok - the Mountain Crew Sock. Initially we called this the Ultimate Hiker, because it's got everything you'd want for a serious cushioned hiking sock - crew height for protection and warmth, reinforced toe and heel for excellent durability, and compression arch for superior fit. The fabric is awesome - it's a mix of merino, infused with silver for antimicrobial boost, nylon for durability, and twisted polyester for thickness and plush texture.
This is the sock you want for your next Cascade climb or trail maintenance trip or whatever challenge you might soon be facing. However, we're calling it our Mountain Sock because it's a real do-anything piece. Take it hiking year round or snowshoeing this winter. It's thick and warm enough for lounging in your mountain cabin, or just keeping your feet toasty on your tile or hardwood floors at home. Like a good down jacket, once you get socks like these you'll start finding more excuses for wearing it nearly year round!
A note on fit: Massdrop x Fitsok socks fit a bit differently than standard Fitsok, so please refer to our sizing chart. Whereas our Merino low-cut/hiker/crew socks are fairly snug and fitted, and some people opted to size-up, these Mountain socks have a slightly more relaxed design and should fit true to size.
And if you're looking for a crew sock that is a bit thinner, you can still pick up our Merino Crew socks for a few more days with instant shipping: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-fitsok-merino-crew-socks
DannyMilks
Hi Danny, Could you please give the exact proportion of merino wool? The sentence "73% merino wool and Coolmax polyester infused with silver" is a bit confusing and I would like to know in order to participate to the drop. Thanks!
I wish the product description included the proportions of each of the materials. There's a big difference between 80% merino 20% nylon and 5% merino 95% nylon. As it is, I have search the net for a while to figure out what you're selling.
Sorry, I don't personally recall the specs for these socks. However, I can share my experience with them. I LOVE THEM!!! I have worn them for backpacking and anything cold weather. They have outlasted some of my Smartwool, Keen and Darn Tough socks. My Smartwool socks annoyingly lose the stitching along the top, that sits on my calf. This has never happened to any of my Fits. The age and use are similar. I did participate in this Drop and cannot wait to get mine. Cheers all...
ShawnBacke
I have had absolutely horrible luck with Smartwool failing. Darn Tough have been amazing with the exception of 1 pre-mature failure that was easily warrantied and replaced.
The price/reviews on these are tempting but without details of the warranty it is hard to justify gambling when as a Canadian you can mail Darn Tough warranties to Vancouver or bring them to a local MEC.
Looking for someone around Montreal who would like getting green/light blue pairs too; we could possibly meet and trade one of our pairs.
I've been wearing People Sock's products for the last several years. Made in the US, 71% merino wool, and very comfortable. The only wear to be seen is a bit of pilling, even though I don't wear anything else. No more hot and sweaty feet in the summer, or cold toes in the winter. The best part? $30 for 4 pairs.
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So I conducted a by-no-means-exhaustive test on two socks this morning. One original and one new weave. According to my kitchen scale, the original weighed 42 grams, while the new weighed in at 38.
Mastermung
You are amazing. Thank you very much!