Another generous sponsor, Darn Tough Vermont, has offered up a couple of pairs of their 3/4 Crew Mesh Run/Bike socks. For those not familiar, these socks are made in Vermont, and carry a lifetime, no questions asked guarantee. Yes, they're serious. I've tested several pairs, and 18 months later, they are still like new. Being made from fine Merino wool, they even passed the six day, no-wash stink test. (Do not try that with cotton socks!)
We'll be giving away two pairs - men's in the team Darn Tough Vermont colors, ladies in jalapeno. Here's the official rules:
Between now and noon Central time Friday, July 27th, you'll need to go to the Darn Tough Vermont Facebook page, and "Like" them, then post in this thread that you've liked them. We'll pick a winner at random later that day. In order to preserve your anonymity, only the winner will need to share their real name (via PM), so we can verify that they have followed the rules. It's that simple. If you have a Facebook account, you can enter.
Here's some info about the socks, as well as the company.
Darn Tough Vermont ¾ Crew Mesh Run/Bike Sock
Availability: Spring 2012 (now)
Overview: Darn Tough Vermont didn’t have to break into Area 51 to find the technology for its new 3/4 Crew Mesh Run/Bike Socks. Over 30 years of making socks have lead the Cabot family to produce this next-generation sock, which offers a foot-hugging fit, ultra-light yet incredibly durable knitting, and True-Seamless™ knitting around the toes to eliminate hot spots and blisters. The crew-length cuff offers added ankle protection for bush-whacking trail runs and mountain bike rides, or just to give a nice flair to your team kit.
Details o Made in Vermont, USA o Unconditionally Guaranteed for Life! o True-Seamless™ toe closure o Highest density knitting in the Industry (1441 stitches per square inch) o Fine-gauge Merino wool yarns (21.5 micron) o Antimicrobial and Moisture-Wicking Merino wool o Open mesh knitting on top of foot for added breathability o Reinforced heel and toe pockets o Elastic arch support for snug, non-slipping fit o MSRP: $17 U.S. o More information: www.darntough.com
About Darn Tough Vermont Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor socks with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont, offering both Specialty and Tactical product lines. Darn Tough Vermont’s Specialty line offers footwear in six active wear categories: ski/ride, hike/trek, run/bike, lifestyle, hunt and kid’s styles – all of which carry the industry’s only unconditional lifetime guarantee. Darn Tough’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent USA manufacturing; small-needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch and exceptional durability and cushioning; True-Seamless™ technology; and an exclusive blend of either Coolmax® or ultra-fine merino wool for comfort, fit, durability and moisture management. The company was founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, and operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills. For more information, visit: www.darntough.com.