These lightweight cycle-specific socks are highly ventilated, good value and they come with a neat little Union Jack round the back and some Great Britain logos.
Like Moose's Road Master socks that Leonie reviewed last year http://road.cc/content/review/32287-mooseeu-road-master-sock, these are made from 80% ClimaWell, 10% polypropylene, 5% polyamide (nylon) and 5% elastane.
Moose's speciality is socks although we've been trying their EU arm warmers and it turns out they're good too.
These are synthetic, knitted from a yarn that's 70% ClimaWell, 20% polypropylene, 5% polyamide and 5% elastane. ClimaWell is a polypropylene that contains silver ions to prevent bacteria from reproducing which in turn prevents odours.
Unlike the Road Masters from Moose, the Downhills are cycling specific socks with a bent towards off-roading. Made from the same 100% synthetic fibres, the Downhill is a much thicker sock, with more padding throughout, whilst maintaining the cycling specific shaping and construction of its lower profile road sibling.