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    Hammock sock Choices

    Has anyone tried more than one of the hammock sock variations who can give me some feedback to inform my choice of hammock sock (or no hammock sock, as the case may be)? I've been looking for something to take my 3 season set-up down to the single digits...or lower. Currently, I am using the following: GT UL or Nano7 hammock, WB Edge (in sil), GoLite Ultra 20 (older, less warm version) as TQ and 3 season Crowsnest as UQ. I also have a section of GG Thinlite for my lower legs and feet. This Fall I have been down to about 24 degrees 3 weeks ago in the Catskills and upper 20s last weekend in MA. Both times I stayed warm enough - in the Cats I augmented my insulation with a hot water bottle.

    I have been looking at both MacIntyre's IX sock with SEEP and Poppa Smurf's "winter sock". The recent discussion about the lack of breathability in IX in Knotty's thread got me thinking about condensation issues and whether or not the IX sock would work for me. It seems like it would have to be a good deal warmer than just nylon and Momentum, but I don't want to spend $160 and get wet.

    Has anyone tried both, or a similar configuration of DIY gear etc.? I am not an engineer, a physicist, or a chemist, nor do I have much of a mind for thermodynamics or some of the other technical jargon that gets thrown around in some of these threads. Can anybody lend wisdom on this subject to an ignorant layman such as myself? Cheers!

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    I haven't tried one yet, but I believe the MMG one with SEEP is only IX in the lower part, the top is just nylon. I just ordered the MMG one without SEEP (no top at all) to pair with my AHE BBO to extend my 3-season gear.
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    If I didn't have a WBBB, I probably would have gotten the MMG IX sock with SEEP after looking at many of the options. But I really liked and wanted a BBO for added versatility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
    If I didn't have a WBBB, I probably would have gotten the MMG IX sock with SEEP after looking at many of the options. But I really liked and wanted a BBO for added versatility.
    The whole point of the MMG IX sock without SEEP is the normal SEEP didn't work with the WBBB. In one thread its commented that when he borrowed a WBBB to get dimensions right he left it without a SEEP as the best SEEP he could come up with would have been just a clone of the BBO. His site even says if you want a top for the WBBB get the BBO.

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    I've tried the sock kind that pulls up over the hammock, and the travel pod style with a zipper. I much prefer the zippered version even though it's a bit heavier.
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    So who actually sells socks?

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    MMG does: http://www.mollymacpack.com/new.html

    There are others too think speer has a peapod/polarpod, and I think someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I've tried the sock kind that pulls up over the hammock, and the travel pod style with a zipper. I much prefer the zippered version even though it's a bit heavier.
    I have DIY'ed two or your version and love them. I made one with half DWR and half breathable ripstop and it worked excellent.

    I actually gave it to my buddy and made one just ripstop. Not as good but still does a good job.

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    Glad the designs worked for you.

    PapaSmurf also makes hammock socks, and donates 5% of the sales back to this community.
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    DD hammocks has a sale on them for $11 shipped as well as other gear

    http://www.ddhammocks.com/products/a...hammock-sleeve

    I also got an XL tarp for $66 and a silk bag liner for $20 I think

    Tried to post the deal on the deal section, but it wouldn't let me

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