SMALLER LIGHTER SOCK, Your comments?
Please share your comments and advice.
I have been making and remaking socks for my bridges and BB, but after communicating with the Jacks about condensation I got this week at Browning Hill, I am re thinking the need for an under sock if you have a good tarp. Pan says you don't really need an under sock in most cases. Since I have a great and protective shelter in the Warbonnet SuperFly with doors, I agree.
You will see in the pictures the last one I made that included a foot box protrusion for the BlackBird, but I HAVE ANOTHER IDEA.
Condensation, see photo, happened all over the bottom of my quilt and was froze to the JRB Weather Shield.
Since I like the warm air I feel with the over cover and had no condensation with the OVER cover (with the vents open) I do still need a warm space over my head if possible.
WHAT IF IT WAS ONLY OVER MY HEAD? I am working on a BlackBird and Bridge over cover that hangs from a ridgeline and just drapes over my over quilt at about waste level, instead of covering the entire top of the hammock. It would be so simple that a 4 x 4 foot rectangular piece of DWR with a vent in the top would suffice. Add a way, (velcro) to tack it out on the sides to the edge of the hammock to keep it off your face and you have a space that is draft free and weighs almost nothing.
Below are the photos of my latest BIG underquilt with the footbox protrusion and the frozen moisture on my undercover. I could have madde it and taken pictures of it and then asked your advice, but maybe this way I will be able to make it better with your input. Thanks, Mule
FLASH! I just placed the pictures of my finished MiniSock on the first post. It has Omni on three sides. I close only the side above my head. I may put a few patches of Omni inside the hammock to stick it to, but it doesn't really need it. Tuck it behind your shoulders like you would your quilt and it does not hang in your face. I just took a hot knife and traced a coffee cup between the Omni suspension strips for even more ventilation. It is made from 1.1 uncoated ripstop.
I'll have one ready to photograph soon
I have something put together. As soon as I can hang my BB I will send a picture. It is similar to this: