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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    When I made mine (based on Just Jeff's and blackbishop351's ideas as well as some others) I made the zipper really long. I use it more like a travel pod. There's NO pressure on the zipper on mine.

    I used 1.9 DWR, and get lots of ventilation from the ends, which I don't cinch completely closed. It may be heavier than you need, or that you would make for yourself, although I do think the DWR can block more of the wind. I recently slept in the backyard at 28F with it, and it worked fine.

    I made mine (thread is here) with
    You use DWR nylon? Don't you have problems with condensation or a stuffy, humid environment inside the sock? The DWR I have experience with would not allow much air movement through the fabric, which would be great for it's wind stopper properties, but not so great for beathability.
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    Nope, no condensation I've ever noticed, and hasn't been stuffy either.

    I get a small bit of air in through the slightly open ends (I don't cinch the ends completely closed), that keeps the air fresh in there, but doesn't steal much heat (it's a very slight air movement). If it ever did feel stuffy, I'd just zip open a small hole for some fresh air.

    No problems so far... last test was this past weekend at 28F with 5mph breeze.

    I still haven't had an opportunity to weigh mine. If I were going to try to save more weight, I'd most likely use 1.1 DWR, or maybe 1/2 sil and 1/2 1.1 DWR...? or something like that.


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    How about one side of the sock be untreated, and the other side DWR. That would allow air through the untreated side, but the DWR side would prevent drafts and actual air flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    How about one side of the sock be untreated, and the other side DWR. That would allow air through the untreated side, but the DWR side would prevent drafts and actual air flow.
    Oh...now it's getting to sound cool!
    How bout make the bottom half dwr and top untreated?
    Or just have a small bit at the top like a roof's ridge vent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    Oh...now it's getting to sound cool!
    How bout make the bottom half dwr and top untreated?
    Or just have a small bit at the top like a roof's ridge vent!
    That's what i was thinknig afterwards. You want DWR on most of it to stop the wind. The ridge vent would probably be best. Maybe a foot wide and centered over the ridgeline with untreated. Then DWR on the rest.

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    I let Hooch use a really ugly, Frankenstein of a hammock sock I made a long time ago to use with a hammock that had side tie outs. It was tan untreated 1.9oz on top, olive drab 1.1oz DWR on the bottom, and gray 1.1oz silnylon on each end for splash protection. I had completely forgotten about having it until I was going through my gear for the RRG hang out.

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    Ok, where can I get 1.1 untreated, and 1.1 DWR? I've looked at a few of the online fabric stores that a lot of people here use, but have trouble understanding the fabric descriptions.

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    Try OWF or thru-hiker.com
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    You could look at Quest Outfitters...


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