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Patagonia Lightweight Merino Performance Knee Socks

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January 26, 2023

most excellent socks

These are my new favorite socks. There is plenty of room for me to wiggle my toes, and they don't slide down my calves as the day goes on.

January 8, 2023

Rare find

It's hard to find adult sized performance knee socks. Foot-fit is good. However, a lifetime of running and hiking and walking (I'm 71) has gifted me with well-developed calves, and it's really a challenge to get the socks up, and the fit at the knee is almost too snug. Good that they aren't baggy or droopy, but I'd be delig... Read Morehted if there were a more comfortable in-between place.

January 8, 2023


I love it and I have no complaints

December 23, 2022

High quality socks, snug calves

These feel like high quality wool socks. They are thicker than I expected for something called "lightweight," these are not thin. I am a slim person and these socks fit tight on my calves, I'm not sure how well these would work for someone with larger calves.

December 12, 2022

The circumference of the socks

The circumference of the socks made it impossible for me to put them on. I returned them.

Response from Patagonia
December 16, 2022

Hey Patricia, thank you for the review. The measurements for these socks vary depending on the size but the top band remains the same regardless. The circumference measures in at 7" around without stretching. We can see how this could not work for a lot of people, so we've shared your feedback with our product team. If you'd like measurements on possible alternatives, feel free to reach out to our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/).

December 12, 2022

Comfy socks yeeeeeeehaaw!

Got a few pairs and they're great! The elasticity is perfect. Happy days! Cheers from Jersey City

December 6, 2022

This is my 2nd pair.

This is my 2nd pair. My 1st pair lasted 6 years of regular wear This new pair is even better than I remembered the first pair.

November 8, 2022

Great fit

True to size and super toasty on winter bike rides

November 1, 2022

Best knee high socks ever

These socks are the only knee highs I've found that fit perfectly. They stay up all day without feeling too tight. Best socks I've found.

October 20, 2022


I've been told I am picky about what goes onto my body... unfortunately, after a serious automobile accident in 2006 I developed a medical condition called allodynia, which, among other things, is a hypersensitivity to contact. I simply cannot wear clothing that doesn't fit and feel right to me. Textures matter, too. These socks are &quot... Read More;not too." Not too thick or thin, not too padded (they don't bunch at the toe or heel). Not too warm or cool. The product could earn a bonus one-half star if it was just a tad longer so it could extend above the bottom of the kneecap and be folded down if necessary to prevent the sensation that it's a knee-length sock that isn't quite up to the knee. Overall, though, it's an outstanding fit and feel.

October 17, 2022

So soft

Fits well, warm and cozy.

September 21, 2022

Awesome .... keeps my legs warm

Great socks, not quite knee high but definately keeps me warmer on the road bike these chilly mornings. I think they are going to be great for ski socks as well, perfect light weight. Merino is great.

August 2, 2022

Might be best thing Patagonia makes!

Used alone under tall motorcycle boot when riding in freezing temps. Incredibly comfortable - other riders tired of me saying how great they were. When we got to warm temps I was just as comfortable. Can't say enough how great they are.

June 3, 2022

Tight in the calf

I love the feel and texture of this sock and the way it fits on my lower foot. Unfortunately I have large feet and I have a hard time fitting the calf portion of the sock over my foot. I find this to be a pretty common problem with large size socks and large person size calfs. Hopefully theyll stretch out over time.

March 10, 2022


Great support. Keeps my legs invigorated all day.

February 28, 2022

Best socks for snowboarding

I absolutely love these socks. Zero chafing or bunching up or even falling down.

February 9, 2022

Warm and Cozy

Keeps my legs warm when I walk to work.

February 8, 2022

great ski sock!

long enough to cover the entire shin area and the perfect weight to balance warmth with low bulk. great socks.

January 17, 2022

Perfect but treat all wool with respect

These are great like most of Pats stuff. Dont wash on warm and dry etc. even if any company says its ok. Take care of the socks and you will have them forever. Wash and hang them to dry and you will be happy.

January 5, 2022

Perfect weight

Great sock! The weight is perfect for me to use for both skiing or just while being outdoors. I don't like a thick sock.

December 26, 2021

Not too thick

Thin wool sock that stays up.

December 24, 2021


So far as described , warm and comfortable.

November 11, 2021

The perfect sock

I wear these socks all the time (washed, of course).

July 12, 2021

Great socks!

These socks are super comfortable and are easy to wash and care for. Highly recommended!

May 20, 2021

Best socks ever

I wore these socks purposely for five days straight and there was NO stretches or anything with these socks. I put them thru the wash of course they are still the same quality as when I bought them. Brilliant work, Patagonia!

April 6, 2021

Great socks!

Love these socks! I plan to primarily use these for hiking. They are a great feeling fabric and such a cute design. I got a retro white and a marled gray pair. Well designed hike socks!!

March 17, 2021

Excellent sock for ski boots and western boots

These work very well with both my telemark ski boots and western street boots. They stay in place quite well. If you are looking for a padded shin (for skiing), these might not fit the bill for you, but it's not a factor for me. See my review of the crew sock for more detail about fit, etc.

March 11, 2021

Super warm

I'm 76 years old and suffer from cold feet and these are the BEST socks I've ever had. They stay up and never roll down. Grandmas and Grandpas would loves these socks.

March 10, 2021

nicely warm

They worked perfectly. Never slid down.

March 1, 2021

You cannot beat these socks...

...and I dare you to even try! It is extremely difficult to find a lightweight, wool knee-high, especially in my size (5'3" with a shoe size of US 6.5/EUR 37). Many socks may say that they are made from wool, but a close inspection of a fabric tag reveals that wool is just a minor player. I wanted the real thing, with some nylon for durab... Read Moreility. Many worry that wool is itchy, but merino wool is very, very soft. I save these for casual wear and to work, saving thicker socks for hiking. I purchased these at a Patagonia retail store and a size small is just right.

February 24, 2021

Tall sock love

I love wearing warm tall socks in winter- these are the perfect weight for casual wear. Im wear a 9.5 womens shoe and purchased a large- they are perfect.

December 31, 2020

Sliding down is a letdown

I bought these socks for hiking during the colder months, but under any kind of activity they keep sliding down my leg and bunching around my lower calf. Theyre too short for an over-the-calf sock. Im six feet tall (1.85m) and dont have long legs (30 inch inseam), although I do have muscular calves. They should be another 1½ -2 inches long to be ... Read Moreknee socks as advertised. Their positive side is that theyre good for casual wear when you dont mind having to pull them up throughout the day. They are odor-resistant, soft and well-constructed.

December 28, 2020

Very comfortable

Warm, fit great and super soft and comfortable.

December 16, 2020


I wore these socks snowboarding mostly. They pill up very badly, which to me tells me they're disintegrating.

Response from Patagonia
February 3, 2021

We're sorry to hear these socks were disappointing! While all knits pill to some degree, this sounds extreme. You'll want to be sure there's no unnecessary abrasion in the wash, like zippers or velcro. However, please know that we're happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) you return these under our Ironclad Guarantee, so please reach out.

November 14, 2020

Great socks

I needed some tall socks for when I ride my mountain bike. These are just the ticket and they are merino wool to boot. Great socks.

November 11, 2020

Comfortable ski sock

Thin and doesn't bunch. Stays comfy for hours in ski boots

June 17, 2020

Form fitting and comfortable

Great socks to wear for all seasons.I use these all year to fish with.They keep your'e feet warm in cold temps and cool in warm temps.My feet don't get swampy when it's hot in the summer and actually keep my feet nice and cool when the temps are up.Long lasting and I highly recommend them for anglers.

January 1, 2020

My favorite Christmas present.

My favorite Christmas present.

January 1, 2020

Lightweight Merino Socks

Great socks, I work at a Ski Resort and spend six hours a day out in the weather. When I wear fleece next to my skin, sometimes will get a little clammy. The wool feels soft against the skin wicks all the moisture away keeping my feet dry and warm.

November 27, 2019

Nice socks

From office to trail these socks stay up and breathe well.

November 10, 2019

Very comfortable

Very comfortable

November 7, 2019

a great ski sock

Thin, but still warm, and stays in place so you don't get any wrinkles. A great sock.

October 31, 2019

Good build, way too tight in calf

Based upon the material and build these would be great socks. However, the calfs are way too tight - probably even more than most compression socks. And, I'm saying this as someone who is 6'0" 170lb and a regular runner. If I wear these to the office or any casual situation, I'll get minor numbness in my feet in addition to the ... Read Moreuncomfortable clamping around the calf. If they weren't so tight, I'd buy 10 pairs. As they are, I can't wear them.

Response from Patagonia
November 18, 2019

Sorry to hear that the sizing of the socks has been a disappointment. We really appreciate this feedback as we expand our sock offerings! Check your email for a message we've sent regarding your [return](https://is.gd/DQq2nw) for these socks.

October 14, 2019

All day comfort

I have a long narrow foot and a small calf. These socks fit me great. They are form fitting without being baggy. I can tell they would stretch comfortably to fit larger calves as well.

July 2, 2019

Perfect for boots or for when you just want to wear long socks

Title pretty much says it all. 10/10 will recommend.

March 4, 2019

Best socks the only material I want on my feet

I highly recommend buying. Size 10.5 shoe got the large fit perfectly, will be buying more

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