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    hammock sock in the wind

    I have a question for you-------I know that wind in a hammock is a very bad thing---even with the peapod. If a hammock sock is used, does this eliminate the wind factor?
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    Yessir! Did for me but I always got to much moisture in the sock .... I reckon I am the sweaty type.
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    Last night I made a sock and slept in it... kept the head end open so it could slide on the ridgeline using Just Jeff's instructions. Today I sewed the head up up, so that end will be as warm and cozy as the foot end was last night. I'm thinking of making an entry that is a horizontal slit, with added material overlapping the opening to cover the slit when I'm inside. Before I make a cut, I thought I would ask...

    How does the entry for your sock work?

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    "Eliminate" is a strong word. At least if you leave adequate ventilation.
    At the foot end, mine has a 8" x 2" opening (a slit when it is hanging, the hammock keeps it open) The head end, the best I can close it is about 10" x 2". This seems to keep the wind at bay, & allow adequate ventilation to the point that I have very rarely had condensation (ONE time: last year, Friday night at Mt Rogers, outside temp around 8 I got very hot & was sweating profusely, my sock was quite damp.).
    My sock also has a full length 2' wide un-coated panel that I try to keep at the top. This panel is the same stuff they put in the tops of tents with rain flys.

    I think one time having condensation in over 3 years of frequent use is pretty good. Especially considering that I used to get condensation under my tarp when still a groundling. I think part of it is that I no longer try to stay totally warm, but just above cool. Cool = dry & dry = warm.

    My sock has proven that it keeps me at least 15 degrees warmer, well worth the extra 15 Oz. I carry it regardless of the season. YMMV.
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