Hello all! Another project in the works for this winter. I still have a few things left to complete, but it's 90% done.
This is a deep winter sock made from Gore-Tex. It's sized and cut for a diagonal lay and for use with an underquilt. The bottom of the sock comes within 2 inches of the uq when your actually in the hammock. When your not in the hammock it hangs a bit loose.
Made of breathable, wind proof and water proof Gore-Tex, I had the idea to have a sock that sheds rain, ice and snow and can be used without a tarp if necessary. The seams are sealed and it will have a flap over the zippers so no rain can enter the sock. The ends will be sealed and have a drip strip to help keep water from entering down the suspension. That's the plan anyway.
There will also be a 4ft zippered vent on the opposite side if needed. I made the entry/exit fairly large so you can unzip and swing your legs out and stand up quickly. I made a "smiley" entry instead of a frown to help keep rain or snow out of the hammock when you unzip it.
Yes - I'm getting to it. It weighs 30.2 oz as of now. When it's completed it will weigh about 35 oz. I'll be more exact when it's all done. Its heavy, but hopefully bomb proof. If it does half of what I want, I'll be happy.
It takes about 2-3 minutes to install and remove, so it's not too terrible.
I've had very good luck with my Gore-Tex bivy - no condensation in all kinds of weather, so I'm hoping this will turn out as good.