Originally Posted by Lost
I'm getting ready to make a sock, and am putting windows in it and having the fabric and velcro to close it off it needed. Seems like we are thinking alike here!
I guess my question to all of you is - why use a sock at all in warm weather? Reduce the weight of a sock and just use the net. I'm still pretty new to this, so what am I missing?
I don't think you're missing anything. It doesn't
make much sense to carry a sock in warm weather.
I thought the time to use this (hybrid sock/bugnet) was for cooler weather or fluctuating temps (Spring/Fall), when you don't always need a full sock, just some extra wind protection as well as some bugnetting (and yes, you could just block the wind with your tarp.) It's just an idea.
I think the conditions in which you would use a hybrid sock/bugnet wouldn't present themselves all that often (although who knows? ), and you could get by with any other choice. It's something to try out to see how functional the idea turns out to be.