The Smartwool Experiment

Charting the wear and tear on four pairs of Smartwool socks.

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Episode 9: The Winner Is…

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I won’t type the winner soin’s I don’t ruin the suspense, ‘an all. Thanks to everyone who participated.  Better luck next time!

p/s. That awesome song is My Mom from Kimya Dawson’s album, Remember That I Love You.


Written by Beck Tench

February 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Still kickin’

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CC photo by Hyeenus on Flickr

Creative Commons photo by Hyeenus on Flickr

Folks, just in case you were wondering what happened with this experiment, I had a little technical glitch induced lazy spell over the holidays and a particularly travel-heavy January, whereby I didn’t track my sock wearage over at Swivel.  I didn’t wear my socks as often for one reason in particular, which has to do with a different sort of laziness…

Hand washing and air drying is sort of annoying.

I’m just sayin’.  When the shininess of a cool bloggy science experiment wears off and you’re just washing socks to wear ’em, they get buried (figuratively and literally) at the bottom of the dirty laundry, waiting to be washed just so they can be worn and washed again.

I’ve only worn my brown and black socks once in the last month.  And with adding my Darn Toughs to the sock rotation, Smartwools aren’t being worn as often as normal.

An interesting aside: On colder days, I revert to my worn and tattered classic trekkers because they make me feel warmer and somehow more hardcore.

Win a free pair of socks.

Darn Tough sent me two large and two medium sized socks.  I took the mediums, you get the larges.  This will be the first of two contests.  Simply comment on this post if you would like to be entered into a drawing for a brand new pair of Darn Tough size large In Country socks.  Your comment should contain your prediction of whether or not you think my four pairs of Smartwools will last one year without developing a hole or becoming threadbare.  The winner will be selected on Friday at 5pm EST.

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February 3, 2009 at 11:30 am