I've used my new Wilderness Logics sock 4 nights in the jungley back yard in San Francisco. Blowing fog and persistent drizzle, ranging from 45-51F.
The Old Man Winter was pitched to leave the UQ horizontally exposed to the fog and the sock did its job by taking the moisture out of the air that passed through. In the same conditions I normally have a light dew on both my quilts but with the sock they were bone dry. Probably 10-15F warmer inside the sock, too (tho I didn't measure on the maiden run).
(sigh) So now I have to think about picking up a set of Summer Series quilts because the 20F set is looking unnecessary for (my) 3s use. Plus they are a pound heavier than summer quilts would be. I don't think I'll need-want to drag around a full-length UQ with the sock on, either. The WLSSUQ itself is half the weight, which makes up for the weight of the sock, the summer TQ will save me another 1/4 pound, AND I have protection from the wind, which means I can probably take a lighter tarp without penalty.
It's pretty light material, 9.65oz in total, and most of the moisture shook right out with 3 shakes.
So far I've had 8 knot gusts, just enough that without the sock I would have noticeably lost heat from the UQ. I tossed the empty zPacks Zero backpack and a fleece sweater into the bottom of the sock and there was no movement of the sock by the wind - well, at least not enough to disturb my sleep in any way.
All in all, this was a great pickup at $90 and could even be done cheaper by some DIYer with more time and talent than money. But as always the WL quality can't be surpassed.
Last edited by steveflinn; 03-01-2013 at 18:24..