Review: Ragpicker Summer Pro-Race Socks

Ragpicker is a London based firm, run and owned by a small group of dedicated road cyclists. It was set up following the success of British cyclists in London 2012, and aims to produce a selection of classic, innovative and beautiful kit for road riders.

When the firm was first set up, they kindly sent me their classic cycling caps to use (you have probably spotted them on the blog in photographs). As the firm expands, they are adding to their range, and their Pro-Race Summer Socks are the latest piece of stylish kit I have had to review from them.

Firstly, I would like to point to the great value. The socks come in a three pack of green, pink and dark blue, all for a superb price of £20. Cycling socks are expensive, by sock standards, but these are a great value option by any reckoning.

Second up, the styling: classic white with colour bands. These are socks that will complement almost any race strip, and although using white socks in wet conditions will almost certainly demand a good dose of Vanish when you put them in the wash, they are still my favourite colour choice.  

Finally the quality, these are made of a technical wicking fabric, which is holding up well with multiple washes. The more durable fabric on the heels and toes also seems to be dealing well with multiple rides and walking around in socks.

It is well worth checking out and following the firm’s progress. These are guys that know what the cycling enthusiast wants, and are producing kit that fits the bill with great style and flare. I look forward to seeing their range expand, it’s going to be good!


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