Let's face it, whether you already have hiking socks, winter socks, or bombas socks, you just can't go wrong with a pair of thick wool socks when it comes to keeping your feet warm! During cold and wet weather, regular, cotton socks just don't cut it. When cotton gets wet, all of its insulating benefits go right out of the window. And if it isn't raining, there's still a good chance that your socks will still end up wet due to perspiration! So, what's a pair of needy feet to do? Go with the best wool socks you can find..obviously! Thick wool socks, especially the ever-popular merino wool, offers several advantages over cotton, especially when you're looking for winter socks:
* The most obvious reason to wear wool socks is that wool is a fantastic insulator. While the temperatures dip to single digits, you can rest assured that your feet will stay as cozy as can be.
* Wool socks are more durable than cotton and have an added benefit of being odor resistant, keeping those feet from smelling nasty..
* Some of the best wool socks can hold up to a third of its weight in moisture, before becoming noticeably wet. And even if they get wet, they will still do a great job in keeping your feet DRY, an important feature when you're looking for the best hiking socks available!
* Finally, wool socks dry much quicker than other materials when they get wet. An important feature, especially when you're looking for hiking socks, or just a pair of plain wool winter socks.
These are just some of the few benefits that wool socks have over your other traditional materials. If you're looking for the best hiking socks, or winter socks to buy, consider our line of thick wool socks.
We work hard to source only the highest quality items from around the world. In doing so, we look to forge long-term relationships with distributors and manufacturers that have proven track records in regards to the quality of their goods. We are confident in our relationships, and because of this, we back up our products with aRISK-FREE 45 DAY GUARANTEE.
We know that buying items online can be risky sometimes, even scary, so we're here to let you know that we understand and that there is ZERO risk in purchasing from us.
Digitally speaking, your payment and personal information will ALWAYS be safe during processing. Among other security measures, our SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology is industry standard, which protects your sensitive data when it's travelling through various networks. See the "https" in the address bar of your browser? It means your data, including credit card and personal information are encrypted so it cannot be stolen. In other words, you are protected! :)
If you are concerned about any of the above, please feel free to send us an email (through our contact information) and we'll get right on it.
So there's no confusion with shipping, we wanted to make sure you understand how this works and how we take every measure to get your order to you as quickly as possible!
How long is packaging and handling?
Many of our products are sourced from around the world, including the United States, and many are made to order. Packaging and handling times vary, but generally take 3-5 days, before it is packaged and sent out from the distributor.
How long does domestic shipping take?
Shipping domestically (within the U.S.) can take up to 7-10 days, depending on packaging/handling times, location of distributor, and package destination.
How long does International shipping take?
Our distributors ship using ePacket services, which makes shipments from countries, such as China, quicker and more efficient. Because shipping times can vary, here are some general estimates for some of the countries that we ship to:
Destination Estimated Delivery Time
United States - Estimated 10 to 20 business days
Canada - Estimated 10 to 20 business days
U.K. - Estimated 10 to 25 business days
Japan - Estimated 10 to 25 business days
South Korea - Estimated 10 to 25 business days
Australia - Estimated 15 to 30 business days
New Zealand - Estimated 15 to 30 business days
Mexico - Estimated 15 to 30 business days
Central Amer. - Estimated 15 to 30 business days
South America - Estimated 15 to 30 business days
Russia - Estimated 15 to 30 business days
Shipping times are also dependent on other factors, such as weather, customs delays (if international), and other factors beyond our control. Rest assured that we proactively stay on top of your orders and will do everything we can (within reason once the shipping company receives your package) to make sure you receive your order on time. If your order has gone beyond the estimated delivery time, or you are concerned, please don't hesitate to contact us!
What about customs?
It is very rare that our customers have to pay any duties/VAT when receiving their packages. Thresholds for having to pay duties are in the high hundreds. In fact, we haven't had one that had to deal with such an issue. Having said that, we do have to mention that we are not responsible for any customs fees that may (however unlikely) occur.
Do you provide tracking information?
Once an order has shipped (after the general package and handling time), you should receive an email with your tracking information. If you don't receive your tracking information within five days, please don't hesitate to contact us.
For our items that we sell as "Free Just Pay Shipping", or "Free Plus Shipping", tracking information may not always be provided, and is dependent on the shipping method selected by the supplier.
My tracking states that "no tracking information is available at this moment"
For some distributors and their related shipping carriers, it may take 2-5 days before shipping information is updated for you to view.
Will my items be sent in one package?
Because some items are sourced from different distributors, it's possible that you will receive your items in separate shipments, due to their locales. Note that there is nothing wrong in this situation, and most will receive their other items shortly after receiving their first one.
Do you combine shipping?
In most cases, we try to provide free shipping for our valued customers, with the exception of "free just pay shipping", or "free plus shipping" items. In doing so, we hope to lessen the hassle in online shopping (no worries about shipping costs and no worries about combined shipping charges!).