A comfortable treat for your feet but not during the depths of winter
Weight: 41g Contact: www.prendas.co.uk
A decent pair of socks can go a long way to making or breaking a ride. Get cold or wet feet, worse still both and you could really be struggling - and that's where the Prendas Ciclismo Midweight Primaloft Wool socks come in.
The midweight Primaloft/Wool socks, as the name suggests, have a blend of primaloft, wool, nylon and elastane. They're designed to perform in a variety of conditions thanks to the blend of materials. The sales pitch from Prendas says they will continue to do the job down to zero degrees Celsius but it goes on to describe them as perfect for spring or autumn.
The reality is they probably are better suited to the slightly warmer climes of the spring or autumn. They are comfortable, coming up above the ankle. There are no seams to make them rub. Made in Italy you'd expect them to be up to scratch, and the only other quality worth mentioning is they appear to be hard wearing.
If you like your footwear to be comfortable and breathable then the Prendas Primaloft socks will fit the bill. Just don't make them your go to pair in winter, any other time of year you're feet are in for a treat.
A comfortable treat for your feet but not during the depths of winter.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Prendas Ciclismo Midweight Primaloft Wool socks
Size tested: Large
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Spring or autumn socks, that will keep your feet comfortable and fresh. They do exactly that although they will struggle in the harsher, cold weather.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
A mix of materials that contribute to a comfy feel.
The slightly lower mark is not a reflection on the performance of the product, it just isn't cut out for use in the cold, winter months.
Not the lightest pair you'll ever wear but you won't notice them.
They are a good fit, do not have any problems with odour and even when they got damp they didn't prove uncomfortable.
Given the qualities of the socks, they make for a good value pair.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
They do the job without fuss or drama, leaving you to enjoy your ride.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Soft to the touch and a treat for your feet.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Not too much to dislike, just wouldn't use them when the temperature drops.
Did you enjoy using the product? Indeed.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, for use in better conditions.
About the tester
I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three My best bike is: As above
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT