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    Oh, I didn't have ANY condensation below me, at all. It was all on the inside of the "roof" of the sock. A very fine layer of icy crystals.

    The DD hammock's double layer is waterproof, and besides I had CCF in there. Very little condensation on that either, if any.

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    ...can be avoided by using a vapor barrier right under the hammock. A space blanket will do, or a Baby Orca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festus Hagen View Post
    ...besides I had CCF in there.
    Right! I forgot about that!

    So, for the folks who are following this and figuring it out, the point is that with IX on the outside in such extreme cold, you run the risk of trapping moisture in your insulation, where it will condense and freeze. A vapor barrier right under the hammock, like a CCF pad, or a Baby Orca, or a space blanket, will prevent that.
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    Someday Iíll have my own Molly Mac single layer IX hammock sock and was interested in your use of a diamond fly. Typically a much larger tarp is used for the winter season. Do you feel the combination of the diamond fly with the sock was adequate? Was the tarp even needed? Any breeze at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    Festus
    Someday Iíll have my own Molly Mac single layer IX hammock sock and was interested in your use of a diamond fly. Typically a much larger tarp is used for the winter season. Do you feel the combination of the diamond fly with the sock was adequate? Was the tarp even needed? Any breeze at all?
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    It wasn't very breezy. We thought we might be facing as much as 15mph winds but that didn't happen. I don't really know what's the typical winter tarp size, my DD tarp is about 10'x10' and it's the biggest tarp I have- I've never owned anything with doors or what have you. It actually pitches well in "A-frame" as well, but I prefer the diamond shape as there are less tie-outs. For snow stakes I just tied to down branches which I buried in the snow... worked great!

    I think I could have gotten away without the tarp, but would have wanted it pitched if it had snowed or was more breezy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Festus Hagen View Post
    I think I could have gotten away without the tarp, but would have wanted it pitched if it had snowed or was more breezy.
    You should try your IX Hammock Sock without a tarp in the snow! If it's breezy, you can rig your diamond tarp as a leanto for blocking the wind. It's fun to use an open set up in winter, when you have a sock.
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