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    I think even the bugnet on a HH adds warmth of at least 3 to 5 degrees. The condensation would pass through the bug net and if no wind would add a small layer on the inside of the tarp. I've also used a JRB overcover on my sleeping bag which allowed my bag to stay dry when the heavy fog would roll in and wet everything.

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    Got the WinterSock on order. Time to plan a trip for field testing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    Got the WinterSock on order. Time to plan a trip for field testing it!


    got one coming my way soon

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    We've had fantastic results with lightweight canvas socks in deep cold conditions (below 15*F). They are wind proof and vapor permeable, such that water vapor passes through without condensing. The canvas sock works just like an Anorak.

    Last February, on top of Roan High Knob at 0*F, with 20-40 mph gusts, I was toasty with no tarp, and just a Snugfit and a Speer Top Blanket inside my canvas hammock sock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    Got the WinterSock on order. Time to plan a trip for field testing it!
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post


    got one coming my way soon
    I sure hope you'll both do a review once you get a chance to test them.

    I believe Raul has one(PS WS) and I am really looking forward to his review once the winter temps arrive.
    Last edited by OutandBack; 11-05-2011 at 13:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    We've had fantastic results with lightweight canvas socks in deep cold conditions (below 15*F). They are wind proof and vapor permeable, such that water vapor passes through without condensing. The canvas sock works just like an Anorak.

    Last February, on top of Roan High Knob at 0*F, with 20-40 mph gusts, I was toasty with no tarp, and just a Snugfit and a Speer Top Blanket inside my canvas hammock sock.
    I just ordered one o'these from Mac. He's got a new name for the "Canvas Hammock Sock with SEEP", but I'll let him tell you what that is. I saw a couple of them deployed at the Winter Camping Symposium, and I was impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    We've had fantastic results with lightweight canvas socks in deep cold conditions (below 15*F). They are wind proof and vapor permeable, such that water vapor passes through without condensing. The canvas sock works just like an Anorak.

    Last February, on top of Roan High Knob at 0*F, with 20-40 mph gusts, I was toasty with no tarp, and just a Snugfit and a Speer Top Blanket inside my canvas hammock sock.
    I've used a cotton canvas sock by Mac at -15f and -25f, no tarp.
    Sleepet snug as a bug in a rug.
    Won't leave home without it. My go to system for the deep cold.

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    I spent last night in a extremely windy 32F using a tewa breeze (overstuffed to 5oz) UQ and a burrow tq. Was actually quite warm til around 2am(in most of my cloths) when it got drafty from sustained 10-40mph winds and my face,etc. was freeeeezing. Tarp was fairly useless as the wind was continually changing direction on the hilltop. Grabbed my down jacket and an extra polypro shirt and draped it over the ridgeline so it covered my face and upper body and created a mini-vapor barrier and i warmed up nicely and fell back asleep. Decided then and there at like 2am that I would make a winter-sock (already made a tulle bugsock that i love). Figured 1.1oz ripstop should work in containing some heat and removing the wind at least equal or better then a weakly rigged jacket and shirt.

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    I have had really great results with Mac's canvas sock in cold weather but am not sure what I should do with the hammock ridgeline. For best results, should the ridgeline be removed, modified, or just let it sag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by book View Post
    I have had really great results with Mac's canvas sock in cold weather but am not sure what I should do with the hammock ridgeline. For best results, should the ridgeline be removed, modified, or just let it sag?
    If the ridgeline is structural, and there is no bugnet, try passing the SEEP under it to close the sock. Since the sock ends are not closed, it's easy to do.

    If the ridgeline is non-structural, just lower it or remove it altogether.

    If you have a permanently installed bugnet, you need either a SEEP extension, or a SEEPless sock.

    My Speer Snugfit has a loop on the top edge, at the middle of the length. I installed a non-structural ridgeline at the head end using that loop, and it keeps the sock off my face. That's really all you need... just a little volume above your face.
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