Ice sock

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An ice sock is a sock filled with ice, used by cyclists participating in brevets (long-distance rides) to avoid overheating. A women’s stocking is filled with ice, which the cyclist places inside their jersey on their back.[1] This is a low-cost and effective method to keep the cyclist's temperature in check and prevent overheating.[2]

Other mentions of ice socks include cold weather sock products to offer feet protection against cold weather, as well as ice melt socks to prevent ice dams on roofs.


  1. ^ Pacocha, Matt (27 July 2008). "How Garmin-Chipotle keeps its riders fresh for the Tour". VeloNews. Retrieved 8 June 2009.
  2. ^ Longdon, David (14 July 2009). "Race Across Oregon Strategery". Seattle Pi. Retrieved 8 June 2009.