Endura Thermolite Thermal Cycle Socks
I purchased a pair ofÂ Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks fromÂ Chain Reaction Cycles for $16.25 in June 2011. Â I brought them with the idea that a warmer sock might be handy in the Western Australian winters where the temperature heading out in the morning can be around 1 C.
So are these Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks worth $16.25 a pair? For me yes and they are on my winter shopping list.
Specifications â€“ EnduraÂ Thermolite Thermal Cycle Socks
Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks are made of 85% Thermolite, 13% nylon and 2% elastane. Endura describe the socks as “anatomically engineered for cycling, stretch arch support, extra warm Thermolite insulation, fast drying and easy care. Â They feature seamless toes and loopback construction for enhanced comfort and insulation. Â Sounds good right? But how do they perform? Â More information on Thermolite can be foundÂ here.
Performance of the EnduraÂ Thermolite Thermal Cycle Socks
My first impressions of the Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks was pretty positive. They felt good, and they felt like they will be warm and they are defiantly thicker than my summer socks. I got a pair ofÂ Nalini Cofidis socks at the same time and the thickness difference is quite noticeable. So my first impressions where pretty good, but how did they go over the winter?
I used the Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks throughout the reminder of the Western Australian winter which involved cold and wet riding. I average around 1,300 km a month over winter so the socks saw a fair bit of use. One significant ride as the Dawn to Dusk 214 km ride where the temperature averaged 14 C.
I found the Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks to work really well for me over the winter and even on rides such as the Dawn to Dusk they performed well, keeping my toes warm and toaster, but not to hot. So for me these thermal socks have worked well as winter socks.
They have worn well despite being on high rotation and being washed (thrown in the front loader along with what else needed washing; no special treatment at my place). There is no sign of piling of the material or other wear points. I can see this pair of Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks seeing out another winter season for sure.
Will I purchase another pair of Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks? They tick the boxes for me and my riding here in Western Australia so I will be looking at getting at least one pair, if not two pair so I can have them on high rotation throughout winter.
Other Reviews of the EnduraÂ Thermolite Thermal Cycle Socks
- DONK has a few comments on the Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks from there use in 2010.
Have you tried out a pair of Endura Thermolite thermal cycle socks? Why not share your experiences in the comment box below.