Originally Posted by gt7599a
Also, have you found condensation to be an issue? I'm usually in very high humidity situations, even when it's cold.(38 deg F, 80-90%% humidity)
I'm hesitant to make it out of Silnylon for fear of condensation. I might try DWR nylon first. Thoughts from others?
While I have yet to hang in this in very cold conditions, Central Virginia is pretty humid in the summertime. I think the modular aspect of this design should help with condensation. There's just a whole lot of air circulation. Between the hammock and the sides and bottom of the hammock. Between the tarp and sock bottom.
I've recently made some changes to my setup. I discovered that I could shorten my hammock by a foot and still be comfortable. And that meant that I could shorten my sock by a foot, but I was lothe to cut my sock after all the work.
Then I discovered that I could adjust the length of the sock bottom by pulling on the elastic draw cord along the edge of the top opening. I was able to adjust the size of my hammock sock by a whole 12" without any cutting!
I also discovered that by not resizing the tarp, it would attach farther up the suspensiion lines, giving me more coverage and air flow, while still conforming to the shape of the hammock.
However I did cut and resew my bug net. It didn't cost very much ;o)
I had looked at several different materials to build my sock from, but settled on the lightest silnlyon I could find because of the weight and strength, but also because it would repel the rain and wind. The concept was to create a micro-environment that offered a variety of setup options. I figured with the top separate from the bottom, any condensation would run off to the sides. And with the bottom standing separate from the hammock, any condensation on the bottom would run down and away from the hammock and bottom insulation.