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    Hammock Sock Fabric?

    I am just starting to like the idea of making my own gear. Ive been thinking of making a hammock sock becuase it seams easy to make as well as i want one. I just cant find what fabric people are using to make one. I see that Just jeff is using "dwr" fabric but i dont know what that means. Can someone please give me some insight. Also website that you guys buy your fabric from would be helpful.

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    My WinterSock is built from Momentum 0.9 oz Ultralite Ripstop.
    It can be found here.

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    I made mine from Noseeum I bought at Hancock fabrics. It's thicker than noseeum on my hammock. I tried making a pair from Just Jeff pattern with Tulle, but tore them trying to get them over the D ring on my HH hex. The pattern that Headchange4u posted have pockets to store you line. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1408

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    According to http://www.backcountry.com/store/qan...-you-walk.html

    DWR stands for "durable water-repellent coating". The outer surface of most laminated waterproof-breathable fabrics are treated with a durable water-repellent coating (DWR). This chemical treatment forces water to bead up and roll off the surface of the fabric.

    Basically, it's water-repellent nylon, but not as water-proof as silnylon (silcone impregnated nylon).

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    Lots of fabrics would work...most of us use some kind of ripstop nylon for most of our gear. Hammocks from untreated, hammock socks from DWR (as jred describes), and tarps from silnylon.

    Momentum is more expensive, lighter and softer than most DWR, and can be more breathable depending on the DWR treatment you're comparing it to. It's a great option for a hammock sock. You could also make a hammock sock from untreated nylon...it wouldn't block the wind as much as DWR or Momentum, but would be much more forgiving of condensation.

    If a Walmart near you has a fabric department, you can often find DWR and untreated nylon there...and occasionally silnylon.
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    thanks for all of the information so far

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    I've made several different design socks from several different materials. I like silk for its weight, packability and breathability. I also have had very good luck with 1.1 calendared ripstop. Breathable, but a little more wind protection. Momentum is a great choice for weight and DWR, but the more DWR you have in a fabric, the more venting options you will need. Non-breathable material is always a bad choice, steer clear - too much condensation.

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    Mac made my hammock sock from ripstop nylon all around, and a couple of layers of IX underneath...it also serves me as an underquilt.

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