The dhb winter sock offers decent coverage and feel from a Thermolite polyester weave that is comfortable rather than luxurious.
We wore the dhb winter sock in a range of temperatures that scraped into double digits and bottomed out at nearly minus two centigrade. It kept us warm in all temperatures, although it should be noted that in the lowest temperatures it was encased inside dhb’s Extreme Weather Neoprene overshoe.
We noted in our ‘first look’ that these socks are thickest in the heel and toe, but, pleasingly, turned out not to be so thick that they compromised ‘feel’. They slotted easily inside our faithful Dromarti Race shoe, where they left us feeling in ‘contact’ with the pedal, rather than isolated from it.
We also made note of the long cuff, one that extends some 4.5 inches above the ankle, and this proved to be its greatest feature. When worn with dhb’s Vaeon Roubaix ¾ bib-tight, they left only the smallest amount of shin exposed to the elements, poking above the aforementioned overshoe; they fitted unobtrusively beneath the legs of dhb’s full-length Vaeon Zero bib-tight, too.
Several trips through the washing machine failed to leave any negative impact on the sock, which is the same size as when testing began. We’d go as far as to described it as robust: shoes, tights, and overshoes did not make any lasting impression.
We’ve tested more luxurious items; Endura’s Equipe cashmere sock being the pick of the bunch, but at £15.99, is considerably more expensive. dhb’s winter sock is more stolidly focussed on function, a limited brief that it performs well.
Size: 3.5 – 5.5; 6-7.5; 8-9.5; 10-12
Colour: black/grey; white/grey; white/red