Prendas Ciclismo Midweight Primaloft Wool socks  £7.95

8/10

A comfortable treat for your feet but not during the depths of winter

Weight 41g   Contact  www.prendas.co.uk

by Caven O'Hara   March 13, 2013  

Prendas Ciclismo Midweight Primaloft Wool socks

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.

Verdict

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.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Well made.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

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.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Hard-wearing.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

Not the lightest pair you'll ever wear but you won't notice them.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

They are a good fit, do not have any problems with odour and even when they got damp they didn't prove uncomfortable.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

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.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

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

 

1 user comments

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'any other time of year you're feet are in for a treat', really?

Please, use a spellchecker .....

posted by Karbon Kev [668 posts]
16th March 2013 - 13:13

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