Lykke Ragg Socks, or Raggsocka are perfect for hiking. In Swedish Lykke means Happiness, and that is exactly how your feet will feel, wearing these socks.
Based in South Wales, Lykke is run by Scandinavians who are dedicated to bring the very best Scandinavian design, style and sustainability to the UK.
Most of us who hike or trek a lot get used to wearing 2 pairs of socks. Wearing two pairs of socks reduces blisters on our feet after a lengthy day walking.
I love woollen socks as my main sock whether its merino wool or not.
Wool has some really good properties, most importantly is warm (even when wet), absorbs sweat, robust and dries fairly quickly.
These Ragg Socks by Lykke are based on an age old Scandinavian design that has been worn for hundreds of years.
The Fjord Ragg Socks by Lykke are really warm and will last along time. It’s definitely worth investing in a few pairs for your outdoor adventures.
Made from 90% Norwegian wool 10% nylon they are warm without being too bulky and it’s stretchy with a comfy fit.
The natural wool fibres allow the feet to breathe, and it wicks moisture away, so the feet stay fresh and dry.
It’s naturally antimicrobial, deterring bacteria and odour.
The Ragg Sock or “Raggsocka” is also called “Tjocksocka” in the north of Scandinavia. In the winter it is preferred to wear over ordinary socks.
Originally the Ragg socks were knitted from wool mixed with getragg (goat hair) to increase durability, hence the name.
In the Nordic countries, it’s common that children are dressed in wool from an early age to keep them dry and warm.
The Repreve Inner Sock for the Lykke Ragg Socks.
Included with the socks is a pair of REPREVE performance cotton inner socks. Made from recycled materials, REPREVE transforms recycled bottles into Eco-friendly and sustainable fibres.
Inner socks have always been worn with Ragg Socks, as the wool can be scratchy. Personally with my Hobbit feet I didn’t find them to scratchy.
Cotton inner socks.
Made with a lot of GOTS certified organic cotton and additional polyester from recycled PET bottles, pollutant-free, fair trade and sustainable.
Cotton is not great at wicking moisture away. What this means is you are allowing your feet to keep moist which in term will help blisters develop.
What I would recommend is the anti-blister socks by Armaskin.
Here’s a previous post on the Foot care whilst hiking and the Armaskin Anti Blister Socks
The Ragg socks come in 2 sizes – Small / Medium (2 – 5.5 U.K.) & Medium – Large (6 – 11 U.K.)
What environments are the Lykke Ragg Socks suited to?
Personally, for me, these socks are perfect for leather boots. If you wear a leather boot like the Lundhags Vandra, these socks are perfect.
This type of boot is built to last and deal with any wet environment, but they have no insulation properties.
Whether you out on a bushcraft moot, hiking through wet forest or fishing along the river these socks will last and do you proud.
If you are looking for a more versatile sock for hiking and trekking then take a look at the Lykke merino wool socks.
One pair of Ragg Socks retail on the Lykke Website at £25.00
They are available in 4 different colours, (including the Repreve under sock).
Heres a short video of a recent day hike where I tried out the merino wool hiking socks.