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Riding Socks
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Riding Socks
(12-12-2016 06:16 PM)EmptySea Wrote:  Alpaca socks would not need to be washed at all for the duration of your trip. You could easily get by with 2 pair of socks for a 2 week trip. You'd really only need the second pair in case you stepped in something wearing the first pair. But, I'm with you on the shorts and tshirts. I still pack too much, but since moving to performance t-shirts, shorts, etc. I've significantly pared down my traveling wardrobe.

Really not wash them at all wearing them every other day for 2 weeks? Doesn't seem right but if that's true I might have to seriously look into that. There is an Alpaca ranch up the road open on Saturdays. Maybe I will swing in.

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EmptySea Offline
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RE: Riding Socks
(12-12-2016 07:35 PM)The ferret Wrote:  
(12-12-2016 06:16 PM)EmptySea Wrote:  Alpaca socks would not need to be washed at all for the duration of your trip. You could easily get by with 2 pair of socks for a 2 week trip. You'd really only need the second pair in case you stepped in something wearing the first pair. But, I'm with you on the shorts and tshirts. I still pack too much, but since moving to performance t-shirts, shorts, etc. I've significantly pared down my traveling wardrobe.

Really not wash them at all wearing them every other day for 2 weeks? Doesn't seem right but if that's true I might have to seriously look into that. There is an Alpaca ranch up the road open on Saturdays. Maybe I will swing in.

Trying to find the care instructions online, but I'm telling you that I had no foot issues or smelly sock issues using essentially one pair of socks for the entire 10 day WV tour.

Nothing wrong with synthetics like you've been wearing..they are sturdy and can be rinsed and dried overnight...but I find these socks much more comfortable. Gonna dig until I find the care instructions so I can show you that i'm not just a slob who would wear dirty socks. LOL


Update: From my Alpaca guru, Sally: 1. Don't layer 2. Less washing is better. Wash when dirty 3. Hand wash in cold water with shampoo 4. Air dry.

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mjpark Offline
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RE: Riding Socks
I picked up a pair of the lighter weight alpaca socks MTC recommended and they are great! I've worn them at least a dozen times without washing and there's no smell. They are very comfortable and my feet don't overheat in them. I plan to wear them as my main riding socks during my trip to the dragon next week.

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Nemo Offline
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RE: Riding Socks
I've treat myself to some pairs of Stance socks.

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