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    My apologies for straying from the thread -

    I am going to attempt a DIY of PapaSmurfs hammock sock but I also wanted to try another similar to the sock with a SEEP extension. Would anyone have an available template that I could possibly follow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    At 26oz-28oz the MM is way too heavy duty for my needs. The PapaSmurf Sock will be about 6.25oz and be better suited for my thru hike.
    You are comparing an insulated sock to an uninsulated sock. I make them without IX, using 1.1 ripstop nylon, and they weigh about 9 oz.

    I don't recommend using IX below freezing, even though many folks have done so without condensation problems, myself included. Several others have had condensation, so be careful!

    I prefer the light weight, vapor permeable, uninsulated sock in cold conditions below 20*F.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    ...also wanted to try another similar to the sock with a SEEP extension. Would anyone have an available template that I could possibly follow?
    There is more to it than just an overlapping cover... the lower portion is fitted using a dory style of construction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Guessing weights is tough when you don't work off a set pattern.

    Lightest I ever went was 6.52oz for a 99" x 48" that was used on a GT Ultralight.
    I could probably hit 6.25 for a Nano Sock at 48" deep.

    Rook - yours will be 94"-95 x 54" and weigh somewhere in the 6.5 ish neighborhood?
    ShadowAlpha - yours will be 104" x 54" and weigh somewhere around 8 ish?

    I never know for sure until I throw it on the scale before it ships out.
    Ah! 6.52 not 6.25! My bad Still suits for my needs the best.

    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    You are comparing an insulated sock to an uninsulated sock. I make them without IX, using 1.1 ripstop nylon, and they weigh about 9 oz.

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    Absolutely! I didn't really clarify that in my previous post.

    How would your sock work as a summer insulation method to replace a TQ and UQ? 26 oz would be lighter than most TQ/UQ combos, even at summer weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    There is more to it than just an overlapping cover... the lower portion is fitted using a dory style of construction.

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    Absolutely right - it really is a great piece of constructed gear - you really do great work MacEntyre! Thought if I ever did attempt one, a template, for me, would be a necessity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R00K View Post
    How would your sock work as a summer insulation method to replace a TQ and UQ?
    Works fine, and vents easily. Some people especially like the privacy!
    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Absolutely right - it really is a great piece of constructed gear - you really do great work MacEntyre!
    Thank you for the kind words!

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    Quick question, I am also considering getting a sock to extend my gear for this winter. I was just wondering if I could also use a UQP (1.1 or m90?) in conjunction with a BBO and get a similar effect? Obviously it wouldn't have quite the same seal as the sock, but I could use the different parts together or separately for different conditions. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferret View Post
    Quick question, I am also considering getting a sock to extend my gear for this winter. I was just wondering if I could also use a UQP (1.1 or m90?) in conjunction with a BBO and get a similar effect? Obviously it wouldn't have quite the same seal as the sock, but I could use the different parts together or separately for different conditions. Thanks for the help!
    That's what I do. breathable BBO and 2QZQ breathable UQP.

    Using a HG winter 3/4 phoenix UQ, rei blowup foot pad for feet and a 5 degree sleeping bag I spent a nice warm night at -19.7F



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    My current setup if only for 3 season/20 degree, well thats what i think it is since its all DIY Both TQ and UQ are around 3in loft. I will be pushing its limits a little this weekend camping in CT on the AT. I am thinking about doing the Pine Barrens hang in January and i think the hammock sock would be the best/cheapest choice. I dont do any winter camping but i kinda want to try it.

    Would a hammock sock with IX along the bottom be enough to get me down to "4 season" rating to do the Pine Barren hang???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMad2000 View Post
    Would a hammock sock with IX along the bottom be enough to get me down to "4 season" rating to do the Pine Barren hang???
    One layer of IX in a sock should gain 20*F in the rating of your other insulation easily. It mitigates problems of fit by stopping all drafts, and holds a warm bit of air inside for you to breathe.
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    Just ordered two sock from MAC for Christmas gifts. Mac is wonderful and very patient. I know all my emails were a pain. LOL... Thanks MAC, I can't wait to try them out after Christmas. That is one package that will be hard not to open before Christmas.

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