With a foot or more of frozen snow still on the ground around the Inland Northwest post Groundhog Day this year, we had to test the new 2019 Bridgedale hiking socks with 10-14 mile indoor “hikes” setting up and working at the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo February 23-24. “What a difference good socks make,” one of our testers trying out the women’s T2 said with a sigh at the end of a day of relentless indoor walking. The Ultra Light T2 sock integrates soft Coolmax technology yarns that draws moisture away from the skin to keep the feet cool and dry in hot conditions with enough insulation to keep feet warm when the temperature drops. MSRP: $19.99 boot height; $14.99 ankle height. Bridgedale.com/usa. //