Every CloudLine sock is trail-tested and refined until it is worthy of our lifetime guarantee. Giving your socks the proper care will make sure you get the best performance with every wear. Below are the best ways to keep your socks fresh at home and on the trail.
Merino wool naturally resists odor-causing bacteria so your socks stay fresh longer between washings.
Merino wool and synthetic fibers can begin to pill due to abrasion in the wash, and turning the socks inside out prevents this.
Never use Bleach and avoid using fabric softener. Merino wool is naturally incredibly soft, and fabric softener can inhibit your socks ability to wick moisture.
Exposing your socks to high heat can cause them to shrink. Merino wool dries quickly making line-drying a great low energy alternative to the dryer.
CloudLine merino wool socks are naturally antibacterial and usually won't need to be washed on weekend trips. If you're on a thru-hike or backpacking for several weeks you may want to use this method to wash your socks and clothing on the trail.
Important: always dispose of soapy or dirty water at least 200 yards from any water sources.
Add your socks, clothes, and soap to the water and seal the bag. Shake and agitate the bag for several minutes. Then let everything soak for 15 minutes and agitate again. Properly discard the dirty water at least 200 yards from water sources.
Refill your bag with clean water from your water bottle and shake to rinse. Again, properly dispose of the dirty water at least 200 yards from water sources.
Gently squeeze your wet socks and clothes to remove as much moisture as you can. Then hang them to dry. If drying near the campfire be sure to keep them far enough away from the heat so they don't shrink.