Mens Merino Hiking Socks, Base Layers & Compression Thermals

Designed & made in Melbourne since 1989

Mens Merino Wool Hiking Socks

Wilderness Wear have been designing and manufacturing merino wool hiking socks in Melbourne since 1989. Our extensive knowledge & experience has led us to create a large range that will cover your needs from day walks in the Dandenongs to multi-day epics like the Larapinta trail in the Northern Territory.

Unlike other brands our range features a higher % of merino wool and our merino is 100% Australian and is blended with nylon and lycra for durability. We’ve also created a fusion range which features Climayarn® technology a blend of 80% Climayarn® (3:2 ratio – Pure Australian Merino/Superfine Schoeller Polypropylene.

For those men who suffer from blisters we’ve created the eXtreme range where our Blister Free™ system uses friction free Profilen® fibres in the heel and toes areas ensuring you enjoy blister-free, multi-day, hiking adventures.

Hiking Sock Range Features


Sourced from the highest grade merino wool from specific growers in Tasmania who have been selectively breeding sheep for generations. It is great that the provenance is clear and that a product range of this quality level can be truly referred to as completely Australian.


Profilen® is PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). It has an extremely low friction coefficient. Profilen® yarns decrease friction to reduce the formation of blisters and abrasions and 5% of this yarn is added to our Merino wool eXtreme range of socks to ensure your hiking adventures are blister free.


Merino Fusion Climayarn® provides multiple benefits including the elimination of sweat (rapid dry time), heat preservation at low temperatures and the prevention of heat caused by hiking in warmer temperatures. This blend really does combine the advantages of natural merino wool with the performance & strength of polypropylene.

Hiking Sock Range Overview

Our extensive range of mens merino wool hiking socks means we’ve got the perfect hiking sock for everyone!

Light Hiking Socks 

Mid Weight Hiking Socks 

Mens 100% Merino Wool Base Layers

Merino Ultralight 150 – Fabric Weight 150gsm
Made from 100%, Australian, 17.5 micron “Superfine” merino wool, Cumulo Merino 150 base layers are styled, fitted and crafted to enable high level insulation, moisture wicking, mobility comfort and a touch that is sensitive to the skin. Suitable for recreational, exercise, travel, sporting or occupational activities down to single digit degree celcius temperatures.

Merino Light – Fabric Weight 160gsm
The lightest of the three weights of Wilderness Wear Merino Wool active wear, the Light Merino base layer thermal is a premium material technical garment designed and produced to provide protection in cool to moderate weather conditions.

Merino Mid – Fabric Weight 220gsm
The midpoint of the three weights of the Wilderness Wear Australia Merino wool thermal active wear, the Merino Mid base layer is a premium material technical garment designed and produced to provide a broad range of protection from a wide range of challenging weather conditions.

Merino Max – Fabric Weight 300gsm
The heaviest of the three weights of Wilderness Wear Merino Wool active wear, the Merino Max base layer thermal is a premium material technical garment designed and produced to provide the utmost in protection from moderate to extreme, hazardous, cold conditions.

Mens Merino Fusion Base Layers

Merino Fusion is a hybrid weave of superfine merino & polypropylene that creates a hard wearing, yet soft & luxurious, next-to-skin feeling material that is perfect for base layer thermals. It’s ideal for skiing, bushwalking, sailing, running and cycling, along with travel and casual wear. Our merino fusion base layers come in 160gsm, 190gsm and 300gsm weights with the heavier being ideal for cold climate activities.

Mens Compression Leggings

Popular with hikers who enjoy cold early morning starts. Our Compression Merino 200™ tops and leggings maximise performance potential of the wearer by promoting balanced regulation of the core body temperature and giving protection and comfort during extreme, competitive conditions.