Originally Posted by otter
On a side note, I've been seeing others on the forums who have made winter socks and been mightily disappointed by heavy condensation. I don't know what I'm doing different aside from using a frost bib, but I can only figure I don't breath out as much moisture as others. The material I use is 1.1 ripstop seconds with a dwr coating - nothing special there. The bottom is definitely water proof and hangs on the ground most of the time.
I am really sorry others are having problems with their socks. As I've heard in other posts, some are lucky and many aren't. One thing I don't do is snug up the sock around the hammock. If it were blowing rain sideways I would. So whats the deal? I wish I knew.
For my sock, it does have condensation build up below 20* - but since I use the frost bib, it all gets absorbed by the bib material - 'course, I have a wet spot around my neck where the bib goes - it migrates right around it and into my jacket and shirt.
I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."