I had a good bit of condensation on my peapod, near my mouth, last year at the Mt Rogers hang. Most everyone did and there was a good bit of discussion. Pan recommended the Psolar.EX. I've not tried one, but it looks like it works well for that.
I've been using a buff pulled down over my mouth and that seems to help, but I usually pull it off in my sleep at some point.
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I have meant to try one of those Psolar deals. I hear they are not available anymore.
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I made a DIY insulated sock (i.e. - pea pod) to fit my asym insulated hammock. It has layers of climashield and Insultex sandwiched between ripstop. There is a zipper top center, that I use partially unzipped so there's a breathing hole above my head. One time I was testing in the afternoon (i.e. - nap) and I woke up with condensation on the front of the vest I was wearing, but none noticeable on the inner surface of the sock. All other times (and usually at lower temperatures, there's been no condensation. Because of the Insultex layer, I haven't used it with the zipper fully closed. I have thought about a fabric snorkel tube attached where I leave the zipper open, but I'm not sure how it would drape around my face. I have another item that I use for cold weather - a piece of "Zorb" fabric pinned to the top of my hood, which I can flip over my face. It's like a pack towel, highly absorbent (think: diaper material on steroids ). It's so porous that you can breathe through it easily, and it's light enough that it isn't uncomfortable to sleep under. It's great for nights that it's too cold to leave my nose exposed. Because it's super-absorbent, I figured it would be soaking wet in the morning, but that hasn't been the case. Most of the exhaled moisture apparently passes through it without condensing on the fibers. For extreme cold I may try a snorkel with a Zorb insert. So far testing has been at temps around 32°F. (I have used the Zorb face cover comfortably down to 20°F., but the DIY peapod is new, still being fitted with pockets for water bottles and outer garments and such.)
Where did you get the Zorb material? I Googled it and got a company in Canada (Wazoodle)to buy a small piece only @ 4 bucks, and @ 9 to ship. Can you get it at local fabric stores?
http://www.headsokz.com/?gclid=CPKZo...-------------I have one I use for work---its really warm and works great!---I always take it backpacking in the winter.
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Here's a couple of photos how the wife annd I do it.
I have a 'wild rag' (3' square silk cowboy bandana) that I drape over my face, with good results. WV sent me a Zorb towel, which I plan to use in MN. I might convert a balaclava by cutting out the part over my mouth and nost, and inserting Zorb.
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
I did that the first night I slept in my HH, but I just used the sleeve of a sweatshirt hung over the ridgeline. It was great for keeping my breath warm, but when I turned onto my side my face was always sticking into the material.
The next closest thing I did was the PeaPod Hood.
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