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Ushbar

Mid-weight lambswool hiking socks

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Natural performance hiking socks for big days in the hills all year round. Mid-weight lambswool blend made with certified non-mulesed wool, reinforced with a polyamide for added durability.
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Ushbar are our mid-weight lambswool hiking sock for year-round comfort on big days in the hills. Traditional lambswool fibres give ultimate next-to-skin feel, moisture wicking performance and natural odour resistance; blended with polyamide in high wear zones to increase durability.

  • Long crew length works with boots and shoes
  • Natural lambswool performance
  • Reinforced zones with polyamide for durability
  • Wool from certified non-mulesing farms

Cushioning zones at the toe and heel give comfort and support to these high pressure areas while maximising breathability across the rest of the foot, and a seamless construction reduces the risk of blisters and hot spots on longer hikes. Increased polyamide content at the toe, heel and across the sole adds durability, extending the lifespan of your socks.

Lambswool is one of natures wonder materials. Soft and comfy against the skin, its natural breathability, fast moisture wicking and odour resistance make it perfect for multi-day hikes in all weathers. Wool can absorb one third of its weight without feeling wet, making them great for avoiding blisters on warmer days. The natural crimp of the fibres traps air for welcome insulation on cooler days too and the addition of 2% elastane into the blend adds subtle stretch that keeps your socks in place without compressing your ankle. 

Features

Product overview

  • Long crew length works well with shoes and boots
  • Natural soft lambswool for next-to-skin comfort
  • Highly moisture wicking and breathable
  • Naturally hypoallergenic
  • Polyamide reinforcement for added durability
  • Extra cushioning zones at heel and toe for all-day comfort
  • Seamless construction reduces blisters
  • 2% elastane keeps them in place without being compressive
  • 3 year Alpine Bond guarantee

Technical details

Sizing and fit

Small: 3.5 - 5.5 UK / 35.5 - 39 EU
Medium: 6 - 8.5 UK / 39.5 - 42.5 EU
Large: 9 - 11 UK / 43 - 46 EU
X-large: 11 - 13 UK / 46 - 48 EU

Fit: Long crew length

Weight

95g (per pair, size medium)

Materials

Fibre composition: 57% lambswool, 38% polyamide, 2% elastane, 3% other fibres

Origin

Portugal

Sustainability and Product Care

Care advice

Avoid snagging, vigorous machine washing, putting your finger through the fabric, and hungry moths. Those darn moths. Lambswool is naturally odour-resistant, requiring less washing. When your socks do start to whiff, hand wash it in lukewarm water or stick it on a delicates cycle at 30°C. Use a gentle soap instead of detergents if you can, and do not use conditioners or fabric softeners.

Alpine Bond

If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.

End of life

When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.

Non-mulesed wool

We only use wool from certified non-mulesed sources. Mulesing is a practice some farms use to guard against parasitic fly strike. We believe this practice is cruel and unnecessary and something that can be easily prevented by regular shearing.

Where it is made

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.