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Hanz Submerge Waterproof Socks

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The unique watertight cuff in Hanz Submerge Waterproof Socks ensures that your feet stay dry even if you wade in a little deeper than you planned. Great for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and SUP.
  • Innovative sealing cuff blocks water from entering at the top of this over-the-calf sock (see TIP below).
  • Three-layer MVT (Moisture Vapor Transpiration) fabric structure prevents water from penetrating while allowing perspiration to escape.
  • The durable nylon/Lycra® outer and a comfortable, moisture-wicking inner lining hide a high-tech waterproof, breathable membrane.
  • Designed to keep you dry during intermittent periods of wading in knee-high and deeper water - perfect for launching and landing your boat.
  • Stretch-to-fit material eliminates uncomfortable sags and wrinkles, even during strenuous activity.
  • Seamless design provides total comfort, free of annoying ridges and pressure points.
  • Each sock is high-pressure tested to ensure waterproof performance.
  • TIP: The in-cuff seal must be in continuously close contact with skin all the way around the calf to prevent water from entering the sock. Some causes of an unsuccessful seal are the interference of liner socks or hair, very slender calves relative to the socks size, or excessive perspiration.
  • Note: Hand-wash and drip-dry socks. Do not twist or wring socks, this will damage the waterproof, breathable membrane.

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Material: Nylon/Lycra®
Seams: Seamless design
  • Waterproof seal at cuff
  • 15" high
  • High-pressure tested to ensure waterproofness
  • Hand-wash and drip-dry socks. Do not twist or wring socks, this will damage the waterproof, breathable membrane.
Size Men's Women's
S 5-6 6-7
M 7-9 8-10
L 10-11 11-12
XL 12-13 13-14

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  • Hanz Submerge Waterproof Socks


    I want to use these socks as the "shell" of my sock layering during cold weather paddling. I'm looking for a sock that is waterproof AND breathable. I plan to wear a pair of liner socks with a pair of wool thermal socks over those. I'd like a pair of breathable waterproof socks as the outermost layer to keep everything underneath warm and dry. I will wear water shoes over these when paddling. Two questions: 1). Will these waterproof socks work for what I have described?; 2). I wear a size 9.5 men's shoe. With a pair of Carhartt Liner Socks and a pair of Dickies Thermal Wool socks, what size Hanz Submerge Waterproof socks should I get to wear over the others? Will the large (10-11 men's size) be too tight? Or should I move up to the XL (11-12 men's size)?
    Asked on 10/24/2014 by Robb from Elgin, IL

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      These socks will stay dry if you shave the hair off your leg and don't have excessive movements ... used them last month in Quetico and they were great.  Initial stream walking they were nice and dry but when it got rocky with tripping/almost falling type terrain in water, the water entered but you didn't really notice, still felt good and warm.  This was in deep water well over the top of the sock ... any shallow water nothing entered, used these inside the NRS water work boot - fantastic! 
      On sizing, I would go with the 11-12 so the top "sealing" portion does not stretch too much, that's the important seal.  These are not real thick so even if they bunched a little, it should be good.

      Answered on 10/28/2014 by Anonymous


      The sock is pretty spacious. I have a size 11 foot and purchased the Large. Just used them yesterday; had Wigwan wool socks under them, but these are not too thick; there was plenty of room.
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 10/27/2014 by Anonymous


      I purchased these for use in the Australian East Coast winter. I needed a minimum calf length waterproof sock purely to keep my feet dry when shore launching my Kayak to do some fishing.
      They are perfect for this and I have spent many hours fishing with dry feet.They have enough stretch in them to wear liners etc if the need arose.
      Dee Thomas
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      Answered on 10/25/2014 by Anonymous


      I bought these for a September paddling trip out of Telegraph Cove, B.C. and did not find them useful. The waterproof membrane stops at the blue line about halfway up the top of the sock so your feet are wet if you get in or out of the kayak in more than 6 inches of water. Even for the short period of time I used them, they did not seem very breathable. For my trip the weather was not bad; never below the high 40's and I was perfectly comfortable with thin polyester socks that dried quickly and waterproof sandals. The water temp was about 40 so my feet were wet whenever I got in or out of the kayak but wouldn't be a hardship unless you were standing in the water for an extended period. If you will be in really cold weather, I would go with over the calf kayaking socks or boots that are waterproof all the way to the top.
      Hope this is useful,

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by Anonymous


      i would try the xl, as i use the l for a 9.5 shoe and it just takes a thin

      Answered on 10/25/2014 by jack41 from sfbay
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      Not sure how thick the Dickies sock are, but it sounds like the Large should work.

      Answered on 10/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS


      I think they would probably work. They are breathable, and the top of the sock keeps water out, unlike some other waterproof socks.
      I don't know about the sizing and layering, though. The foot of the sock is fairly roomy, but the top of the sock is more snug since it is meant to be watertight. I think going up a size will be a good idea if your socks are all fairly tall.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/24/2014 by Anonymous
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