This soft line of socks is the perfect blend for the on-the-go business traveler and occasional adventurer. The Lorpen line has a long history in creating socks that sustain a full day of durability with the elements, but this casual series is set on being comfortable enough for daily use while still maintaining a focus on long-term travel.
As a business traveler, this is especially important for me. I am often on the go with just one carry-on bag for more than two weeks so stinky socks are not a pleasurable travel accessory.
The Comfort Life line of socks is an excellent addition to my slim line of travel gear that earns its respective spot in my suitcase of dwindling size (you heard about Air France’s influence on Brookstone convincing the American company to produce smaller bags to meet its ridiculously stringent code of carry-on bag requirements).
Anyway, most cotton socks absorb and retain moisture, which can result in blisters. And even if you trade out your socks regularly, carrying them around is not a pleasant experience. This Comfort Life line retains water but remains breathable, which reduces odor.
This special fabric, known as Modal, is made by spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees into a yarn that is soft without fading its color over time.
The Weekender and Chillax pairs seemed especially interesting for a business traveler such as myself. Over a two-week travel period, I traveled with both pairs. Each were worn for a couple of days maximum, and then I placed them into a laundry bag with odor protection.
Despite my own efforts, socks are not the best to keep quiet in a laundry bag. However, this pair was a winner.
I also appreciated the dual function use that worked for me if I were crossing time zones since the Merino wool keeps it feels soft and warm in winter and cool in summer.
These and other pairs are available on Lorpen’s website or Amazon for an extremely affordable price of $10-15 making them a great gift for frequent travelers. There’s also a good selection at the Sierra Trading Post site.
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