WunderSocks Review + The Founders’ Italian Adventures

WunderSocks Review + The Founders’ Italian Adventures

Recently, Mountain Obsession received a pair of MM Socks by WunderSocks to field-test. As always, one of our GMTMs obliged and put the socks through their paces. However, before diving into the review, here is a little bit about WunderSocks and their founders.


MM Socks – Wundersocks are designed by Sport Mayrl, a family-owned business in the South Tyrol region of the Italian Alps. Located in the heart of the Alps, where you’ll find both locals and outdoor experts, we spent 30 years looking into this area. Based on our experience, numerous tests and trials, we developed our merino wool socks, which truly live up to their name – “Wundersocks”.

At Wundersocks®, we believe that socks are the foundation of every great outdoor experience. Over the years, we have tried many different sock brands, but after listening to our customers, we knew we could do better. Solving foot-related problems became our obsession. Our customers experience chafing, blisters and foot pain and our motivation is to solve these problems by designing and creating socks made of the best materials.


Mountain Obsession was sent a pair of their Trek socks, which are made for outdoor usage. This model was a short sock, which came a little more than half way up the shin. Made of a 78% merino, 19% polyamide and 3% elastane blend, these socks are built to handle sweat. We took these socks out to Kananaskis, Alberta for a serious winter scramble / bivy on the summit of a mountain in order to truly field test the socks.

After hard usage, what really stood out was the sock’s ability to wick sweat and dry quickly. After scrambling 1000 meters in winter boots, the socks were almost dry. Once the tent was set-up, a few minutes outside of the boot and the socks had aired out nicely. The surprising thing was that after wearing the same pair to bed – something unheard of in -15 temperatures – the GMTM woke-up with the socks being dry, smell free and warm. You can’t ask anything more than that for a pair of socks. Part of this is due to the unique venting built into the sock. Of course, the sign of a great pair of socks is that there was no chaffing after a hard field-test and Wundersocks met this with ease. An added bonus is that the emergency numbers for Europe are stitched into the sock … just incase you get lost while exploring everything.

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The only draw back to Wundersocks is their cost: at $27, it is a steep price to pay. That said, you could go on an expedition with only 3 pairs of these amazing Wundersocks. Simply having 2 pairs in your outdoor gear arsenal will be enough to get rid of the rest of your socks. If trekking isn’t your thing, MM socks offers a variety of models for different activities. You can purchase them here.


Now, nothing speaks about a company’s products like the people who created and run the brand. Mountain Obsession is pleased to showcase the family behind MM socks. They live their brand!


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Bryce Canyon (Utah, USA) – A stunning morning hike down into the canyon. We were surprised by amazing colors and great views

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Speikboden (Sand in Taufers, South Tyrol, Italy). One of our home mountains. It’s also a skiing area located in the Valley of Tauferer Ahrntal, South Tyrol. The valley has more than 80 mountains imposing 9500+ foot peaks.

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Lake Sorapis (Dolomites, Italy) – Lake Sorapis is one of the most beautiful emerald colored lakes we have seen. It’s located in the Dolomites, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Mountain range in the Northern Italian Alps, South Tyrol. The hike is about 7.5 miles long and takes around 6 hours.

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Angels Landing (Zion National Park, Utah, USA) – The hike to Angels Landing is considered as one of the most thrilling hikes. The hike to the top had a big pay off with stunning views. Definitely one of our favorites in Zion.

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Bow Lake, Canada (Alberta) – While driving on the world famous Icefield Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper, we stopped at Bow Lake for a snowshoeing adventure. It was hard to imagine that we walked on top of a big lake.

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Lake Braies (Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy) – Lake Braies is located in the Dolomites, Northern Italian Alps. It’s the perfect spot to bring your family. You can rent a row boat or hike around the lake. The scenery and colors of the lake are just amazing.

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Prettau (Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy) – This Hut is called “Rötalm” an is located the the beautiful Valley of Ahrntal.

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Riva Waterfalls (Sand in Taufers, South Tyrol, Italy) – Only a short walk from our hometown “Sand in Taufers”, people can hike the three Riva Waterfalls. It takes about 2-3 hours to do a full loop.

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Lagazuoi, 5 Torri Area (Dolomites, Italy) – The short cable car ride will bring you to the top of the Lagazuoi Mountain, which was the scene for heavy combats in World War I, between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies.

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Hike to Rifugio Auronzo (Dolomites, Italy) – The Hut is a great starting point to explore the surroundings of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which are one of the best known 3 peaks in the Alps.


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