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Old 01-25-16, 06:34 PM   #1
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Anyone use Showers Pass Cross Point Socks and/or Gloves?

The socks look like an effective piece of gear in heavy rain areas. Has anyone used the Cross Point or Cross Point wool versions? The Cross Point soft shell and hard shell gloves also look interesting. All four are expensive, but if they do the job they may be worth it in the long run, at least to me.

Please, I'm more interested in quality and effectiveness than cost or alternatives (unless you've used these and others). I usually wear wool and while they keep me warm, they get wet and take time to dry.

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I have played with them at the store, but it have not worn them. They are thick, but without insulation, and pretty stiff. I'm sticking with wool. I'd rather be wet and comfortable in wool than dry with bunched up socks and swamp feet.
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Aggiegrads...I appreciate your comment. It seems that you played with the "first edition". They then came out with wool lined. The merino wool replaces the against the foot layer of the original. I'm taking a tour this summer and expect a lot of rain (Ireland) which is why these interest me. I may just bring a bunch of wool socks and just cope.
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Icebreaker for socks.....and be done. No further issues.


And I do use Shower's Pass:
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Aggiegrads...I appreciate your comment. It seems that you played with the "first edition". They then came out with wool lined. The merino wool replaces the against the foot layer of the original. I'm taking a tour this summer and expect a lot of rain (Ireland) which is why these interest me. I may just bring a bunch of wool socks and just cope.
I would not consider wool socks to be a sub-optimal solution. Before I got Lake winter cycling boots, my favorite solution for rainy PNW weather was Keen Sandals and wool socks, even when it was pouring. for anything above 45 degrees, I use regular "summer" cycling shoes and wool socks.

Wool lets you be wet and comfortable, which was a concept that I didn't really understand until I moved to Oregon.

Edit - Full disclosure - I love Showers Pass. Two jackets, one pair of pants and shoe covers, and I would still buy from them again.
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