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    Hammock Socks

    Hey folks, I'm looking into getting something to keep warm for Fall/Winter. I was just looking at a hammock sock from Dream Hammocks. Does anybody have any experience with these? I live in Louisiana, so it doesn't get too ridiculously cold, but I think a hammock sock would help keep the air semi-moist and warm inside. If anybody has any input, it would be greatly appreciated!

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    I have one, and consider it essential. When the chilly wind blows, it transforms my sleep space.
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    Not familiar with the sock from Dream Hammocks, but now that I've a sock (DIY) it has become a permanent part of my hammock kit. A sock is a fast, easy, lightweight way to provide protection from the elements. You can still use a tarp, but it's not essential. My sock allows me to downgrade the temp. ratings on my sleeping gear, which means lighter gear.

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    We used DIY socks with our old set-ups, and getting ready to do TED style or perhaps something else for my new set-up since this hammock is longer. I'm with Oldgringo and feel it is an essential.

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    I would probably consider using a ripstop with DWR treatment to combat the condensation you may get with a tighter/water resistant material.

    Here's just a rough idea of hydrostatic head ratings of various fabrics.
    DWR ripstop nylon = 400-450ish
    Momentum 90 = 650
    Silnylon = 1000 - 1500

    This is not exactly measuring apples to apples, but it does give us a general idea of the wind/water blocking ability.

    The more breathable material would block less wind/water, but would also cause less condensation in the slightly warmer, humid nights you face.

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    Would you folks also say that it would still be necessary to at least have an under quilt with the sock? When I first looked at socks, I thought they were an all in one system, but now that I've researched them a bit, it looks like you still need something to keep you warm. Am I correct in assuming this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnabus1898 View Post
    Would you folks also say that it would still be necessary to at least have an under quilt with the sock? When I first looked at socks, I thought they were an all in one system, but now that I've researched them a bit, it looks like you still need something to keep you warm. Am I correct in assuming this?
    Yes.

    That's not to say that a sock will not take you lower when quilts aren't in use...I'm sure it will, but not by much.
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    Can anyone speak to the differences between the WB sock (not Spindrift) and the Dream Hammock socks?

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