Darn Tough Vermont’s Scent-Lok Hunting Socks Awarded Gray’s Best of 2012


Darn Tough Vermont, American manufacturer of premium, all-weather performance socks, was awarded the prestigious Gray’s Best of 2012 designation for its Merino wool Scent-Lok hunting socks. Gray’s Sporting Journal apparel editor Steve Walburn bestowed the award to Darn Tough Vermont after conducting months of extensive field-testing by wearing the socks in demanding outdoor conditions.

“Gray’s Best products try a little harder, do something a little better and are somehow just more satisfying than similar products,” explained James Babb, editor of Gray’s Sporting Journal. “As I once told to an industry friend, ‘these are products I’d buy with my own money.’”

Each year, the editors of Gray’s test hundreds of new products – from fishing reels to shotguns, boots to jackets – and the few that stand out earn the Gray’s Best designation. In the sock category, Darn Tough Vermont’s line of Merino wool, Scent-Lok hunting socks were found to offer superior comfort, fit and durability, all backed up by the industry’s only unconditional lifetime guarantee. By using high-density knitting and fine-gauge Merino wool yarns, Darn Tough Vermont socks offer resilient cushioning and all-day comfort without unnecessary bulk, as well as a sock that stands up to repeated use and abuse. While Merino wool is naturally antimicrobial and moisture wicking, the added Scent-Lok odor control system makes these hunting socks an invaluable asset to the hunter’s tactical toolkit.

“Us Vermonters take our hunting gear very seriously. Choosing the wrong socks in this terrain and climate can ruin your day before the sun even rises,” said Ric Cabot, founder and president of Darn Tough Vermont. “My family has been making socks in Vermont for over 30 years. It’s an incredible honor to have the hard work, quality and innovation we build into our socks recognized by an esteemed hunting resource like Gray’s Sporting Journal.”

Gray’s Sporting Journal will feature all the Gray’s Best products in its annual Expeditions & Guides 2012 issue. For more information on Darn Tough Vermont, please visit www.darntough.com.

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