Reviewed by fat cam from NC on Friday, February 27, 2015
I love SmartWool socks. These are no exception. I didn't notice the fact in the description that they were factory 2nds and was a little surprised to see the big "irregular" stamp on them when they arrived. Good news is that whatever made them 2nds didn't affect the fit or comfort. One might be taller than the other one or something, but there wasn't a clear defect and they feel fine. It was a lesson for me to pay closer attention to the description of the product and look out for the "2nds" notation.
Reviewed by jnh in pdx from Portland, OR on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Although these are factory seconds, I would be hard pressed to tell you why. They fit right, are warm without being hot, and are in great colors. I saw these in a shoe shop yesterday for triple the price. What is not great about all that?
Reviewed by Blinky from San Francisco on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
These socks say "IRREGULARS" in white writing that is as big as the SmartWool logo. I don't mind packaging saying that socks are irregulars, but I don't want to announce that my socks are irregular everytime I take off my shoes! It's also a little weird to give these as a gift. Unfortunately, I won't be buying any more SmartWool socks from STP that are marked 2nds.
Reviewed by Ceejay from Chicago on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I bought a few pairs of these as a present for my brother-in-law. It was not clear on the product listing online that these were "Irregulars" but it was embarrassingly clear when the socks arrived at my house... the packaging says "Irregular" and if that wasn't clear enough, the word "IRREGULAR" is printed on each sock.
If these were just for myself or my husband, it wouldn't be a big deal, but since I got them as a gift, I wish I had known all the information before ordering.