If you follow our social media feeds you will know that MacKenzie country is one of my favourite places in New Zealand, well the world really!
Big mountains, big lakes, big skies, great skiing, awesome summits to climb and mountain biking to boot, not to forget the salmon (when I am lucky enough that Rocky has caught one) and the amazing pies (that is another story worthy of a blog post all of its own)!
MacKenzie country has it all- including being the home of the merino wool for Point6 Socks.
Glenbrook Station outside of Twizel and in the shadows of Ben Lomand and other majestic peaks surrounding the basin is where this story begins, ends and begins again…
The Stations owners Kirsty and Simon, that produce the wool here in NZ send it to the USA to be made into some totally rad core-spun merino wool socks. After the socks are made and tested by Point6 in Colorado Kirsty and Simon bring them back as the importers and distributors of Point6 socks for kiwis to wear.
We really love our Point6 socks, and so it seems does everyone else! All mountain sports (and the office worker) are catered for… ski, board, tramp, bike, run and every day socks too.
Comfy and really lacking the stink factor (note I wore my bike socks for 5 days doing the Alps to Ocean cycle trail and didn't change them… no one complained as no one could tell!). They really add the the pack light ethos of Montane by reducing the amount you need to carry for long trips.
I love the Point6 slogan, “Escape to your playground- socks for a life time of adventures”…. this was written by some folks in Colorado, but I am pretty sure they were talking about the Mackenzie Country. These socks are born in my favourite playground… a match made in heaven!