Sunday, 20 October 2019

Reviewed: Chaffree Mid Calf Socks

Chaffree, the underwear and hosiery brand that offers a range of seamless, sweat absorbing and chafe reducing garments for men and women, sent us several new items to trial and review.



This summer we reviewed the Chaffree Ankle Socks and more recently we reviewed the the Chaffree Knee High Long Socks.

We have also previously reviewed the Chaffree Men's Briefs and the Chaffree Men's Boxer Shorts.

We now focus on the Chaffree Mid Calf Socks.



Packaging

The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are packaged in the same straightforward and efficient way as the Chaffree Ankle Socks and Knee High Long Socks. A card clasp is wrapped around the socks. A thin polythene sleeve then encloses everything.



The packaging provides very clear and detailed product information: product description, key features, sizing information and care instructions.





Materials and features


Like the Chaffree Knee High Long Socks, the Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are a premium product, with every aspect and feature designed to provide comfort and functionality.

The Mid Calf Socks are essentially a shorter version of the Knee Highs, with similar features but with a different length.

A key feature of all the styles of Chaffree socks is the use of COOLMAX® breathable fabric.COOLMAX® fabric has an inbuilt moisture management system that keeps you dry and cool when you perspire. COOLMAX® fabric moves and transports perspiration outside of the body where it quickly evaporates thus reducing the skin to irritation and other attributes that cause the skin to chafe, leaving you to get on with your life in comfort and confidence. COOLMAX® fabric also has anti-bacterial qualities.



The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are made from 75% Polyester (COOLMAX®), 22% Polyamide and 3% Elastane ((Lycra®).

They are also available in a traditional Cotton version (with 75% Cotton yarn).

For this review we wore the version made with COOLMAX® breathable fibre.

The Mid Calf Socks socks have a series of unique features, all focused on keeping your feet and legs cool and comfortable.







The graphics above provide a visual overview of key features.

Comfort is enhanced by the terry soft cushioning throughout the whole foot of the sock, including the heel, toe, insole and around and above the ankle.





The toe seam is flat and completely smooth. The foot is anatomically shaped.

The leg has a light rib pattern, that begins above the ankle. This is elastic and is designed to provide moderate leg support, to aid circulation and prevent tiredness.



The top of the leg does not have a conventional cuff. The socks are designed in such a way that the ribbed pattern provides support throughout the calf, so a cuff (top opening) isn't necessary.

Sizing, fit and wearing experience 


The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are available in five sizes:

S: UK size 4-5 (EU 37-38; US 5-6)
M: UK size 6-7 (EU 39-41; US 7-8)
L: UK size 8-9 (EU 42-43; US 9-10)
XL: UK size 10-11 (EU 44-46; US 11-12)
2XL: UK size 12-13 (EU 47-49; US 13-14)

In each size a Standard or Wide Fit is available.



I wore them in an XL: UK 10-11 size with a Wide fitting.



Like the Chaffree knee high socks they were easy to put on. Sizing information is completely accurate and ensure that if you choose correctly you will get a perfect fit.

I love the way the foot is anatomically shaped. When you put them on the experience is quite different from normal socks - your feet slide into place and are held snugly in the cushioning. The level of comfort is extraordinary.

Thee socks have a good stretch. I found that they needed a little more pulling up, compared to the knee highs, if worn for long periods. But the socks do not all down or crumple.

Once again, the ribbed support provided a moderate level of compression support. If toy wear them for a while you will see the slight impression the ribbed lines leave on the skin.

Sweat and moisture control is excellent, due to the COOLMAX® breathable fibre that wicks away sweat.

Colour range


The Chaffree Mid Calf Socks are available are available in five colours: 


  • Jet (Black) 
  • Dark Grey 
  • Light Grey 
  • Blue 
  • Arctic (White) 



As well as individual pairs, you can get also get mixed packs if a pack of three or a pack of five is ordered.

  • The three-pack of dark colours is made up of one of each of the following colours: Black, Dark Grey and Blue. 
  • The three-pack of light colours is made up of one of each of the following colours: White, Light Grey and Blue. 
  • The five-pack of different colours is made up of one of each colour: Black, Dark Grey, Blue, Light Grey and White. I wore them pair in the Jet (Black) shade. 
Price and availability

The price of the  Chaffree Mid Calf Socks is determined by the type of order you make: the sock sizing and the quantity purchased.

An individual pair of mid calf socks (pack of 1) is priced as follows:

UK size 4-5: £8.59
UK size 6-7: £8.59
UK size 8-9: £8.59
UK size 10-11: £8.99
UK size 12-13: £8.99

A pack of three socks is priced as follows:

UK size 4-5: £20.49
UK size 6-7: £20.49
UK size 8-9: £20.49
UK size 10-11: £21.57
UK size 12-13: £21.57

A pack of five socks is priced as follows:

UK size 4-5: £36.51 (only black and whit available in this size)
UK size 6-7: £36.51
UK size 8-9: £36.51
UK size 10-11: £38.21
UK size 12-13: £38.21

Postage is FREE OF CHARGE for all UK orders over £60.00.

For international customers shipping costs are calculated and displayed in your shopping cart during the order process.

Conclusion


These are great socks from Chaffree at a very reasonable price for the quality.

As with the Chaffree knee highs and ankle socks, the design, features and functionality is top notch. I'm just about to go travelling and the mid calf socks have already been packed.

Remember that Chaffree customer service is first rate. Feedback is always valued and if you are a regular customer you get discounts and special offers.

To get more information and news on Chaffree products, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also contact Chaffree via their website, where there is live chat support.

Next Chaffree review will be for the Chaffree Leggings. These are really special and hopefully I can get a review up soon.

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