Darn Tough Tactical 1/4 Cushion Sock

It’s versatile, comfortable, and are all-around favorite everyday sock. You have to try out the Darn Tough Tactical 1/4 Cushion Sock today!

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When it comes to Merino wool socks, it’s often hard to find a versatile sock. Sure, you may find the perfect sock for cold winter skiing or even a high-performing pair for hiking. But, it’s not usually the case that one lone pair of socks can meet the demands of your on-the-go lifestyle. That is, however, where this 1/4 cushion Darn Tough Tactical Socks shines through.

Nearly two-thirds of the material is crafted from soft, odor-resistant Merino wool. The midweight fabric and full cushioning provide a bit more protection from the elements and reduce the stress impact on your feet. Although, some users have reported a tighter fit than usual. So, make sure to consult the size charts to better understand these socks’ ‘foot feel.’

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Above all, we absolutely love the high-level versatility level of these Darn Tough Tactical Socks. We wear ours to the gym, to the office, on the trail, on the plane, and everywhere in between. We don’t want to throw the other Darn Tough socks under the bus, but if we had to just one pair for the rest of our lives, it would be the Darn Tough Tactical 1/4 Cushion Sock.

Darn Tough Tactical Socks Review – Specs & Features:

  • 63% Merino wool, 35% Nylon, 2% Lycra Spandex
  • Midweight fabric (yet still highly breathable)
  • Cushioning created through the use of terry loops
  • 1/4 crew height (versatile for daily use and athletic endeavors)
  • Seamless fit for better comfort
  • Lifetime Darn Tough Guarantee
  • Made in Vermont, USA
  • Available only in black


  • Excellent versatility and performance. We view it as the best standard daily sock of any of Darn Tough’s products.
  • Outstanding durability, and even if it wears, there is a Darn Tough Lifetime Guarantee.
  • A more athletic feel than some of the other Merino wool hiking socks on the market


  • Sizing can run a bit small. These socks are designed to fit tight to your skin, so if you want a looser feel, make sure to size up.
  • It may appear expensive upon the look at the original price tag. Although the warranty is built-in, so we really don’t view this as much of an issue.

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Adventure | Camping | Casual | Hiking | Lifestyle | Running | Training | Travel

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Additional information

Merino Percentage

50-64% Merino Wool

Fabric Density (gsm)

225 – 265 Midweight

Sock Cushion & Padding Level

Full Cushion

Sock Height

Mid-ankle (1/4 Crew)


Camping, Casual, Running, Hiking, Lifestyle, Adventure, Training, Travel