Reviewed by Louise Edwards
Socks are that classic, practical gift for the men in our lives and across the world dads, brothers and sons will be waking up on Christmas morning to more socks! If you want to treat that special someone then Swole Panda bamboo socks really are a cut above the average sock gift.
Packaged in a gift box made of recyclable sturdy cardboard the socks are the softest I have ever felt. My husband got an early Christmas gift when he had the luxury of testing these bamboo socks, knitted with a durable luxury fibre, out.
Composed of 75% Moso Bamboo Viscose, 22% Polyamide and, 3% Elastane, bamboo is very breathable and far better in this respect than cotton or wool socks. In my opinion they were more like cashmere but without the price tag. In addition to being made from a luxury material blend the socks are basically seamless handstitched to have a flat and seamless feel at the toe and heel. Swole Panda men’s bamboo socks fit sizes UK 7 – 11/ US 8 – 12 / EU 40 – 47.
Thanks to the hollow structure of the fibres they are super absorbent due to the micro gaps. The material takes moisture away from the skin keeping feet dry even when there is excess sweat. This adding extra comfort for the wearer. One of the main benefits of bamboo socks is their antibacterial properties – we can definitely vouch for the sweet-smelling feet even after a full day of wearing them.
Bamboo is also a very strong fabric meaning that with all the active wear socks get, they won’t wear out as easily as many other socks.
Not only is bamboo comfortable and resilient it is also much better for the environment than other fibres. It is fast growing and rarely, if ever, needs replanting. One acre of bamboo will yield 10 times more than one acre of cotton! It has also always been grown without pesticides, unlike cotton. As well as being comfortable and absorbent Swole Panda socks come in trendy bright colours – we received two pairs of red (one with spots) and one pair of green socks adding a touch of character to any occasion. They are also available in a variety of plain neutral colours if this is your preference or contrasting stripes and a variety of colours. On the website you can even chose your own selection to make a truly unique and personalised gift. It costs £29.95 for a box of three Swole Panda bamboo socks, a price which reflects the quality, and for a product you wear every day I think this is definitely money well spent! And you can even select the styles to go into your box!
We were really impressed with the Swole Panda socks. My husband said he felt like his feet were walking on air and super comfortable and just the right temperature all day! They washed well and felt even softer if that is indeed possible! We will definitely be purchasing more for other family members due to their comfort and durability.
What is really impressive is that Swole Panda give a lifetime guarantee if their socks really aren’t the best you have ever worn – what could be better than that!?
For more information or to buy visit www.swolepanda.com.