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    Hammock cover or hammock sock

    Have some Magna ACU 1.0. For winter, should I make a hammock sock or hammock cover for my HH? Are there any plans or suggestions on how I can make either one.

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    Here's PapaSmurfs plans - they rock. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...culator&page=2

    I made a cover by draping the material over my hammock, pinning the outline and cutting then sewing hems. Attached by shock cords. Very easy.

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    Here is Pips bugnet called the TED bugnet that is perfectly suitable for a hammock sock.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33714

    She did a follow-up thread with instructions about a month ago, if that, here.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=58644

    And here is an adaptation of that design as a sock.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=45922

    I also made an overcover for my Blackbird a couple of years ago using that same material. IMO it's great for that because it's so breathable that I've never had condensation problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girotogo View Post
    Have some Magna ACU 1.0. For winter, should I make a hammock sock or hammock cover for my HH? Are there any plans or suggestions on how I can make either one.
    no offince but why not just buy a top cover from HH for 30 bucks that way it fits perfect but if you do want to make one i can take pics of mine and the way it attaches if you need me to just PM me if you would like me to.
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    I have the material. Pictures would be great! Any ideas if the top cover or sock would be warmer?

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    Hammock sock. If you make a cover for the top, what do you protect your bottom with? There are several sock models available, both commercial and DIY. It is my opinion that a sock is an essential part to any complete hammocking kit - and not just for winter. You can make them as simple as a tube that cinches on each end or more complex with attached tarp to provide additional coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girotogo View Post
    I have the material. Pictures would be great! Any ideas if the top cover or sock would be warmer?
    The sock is definitely warmer. I like the top cover when it's cool (40's, 50's) or when I have my just my underquilt in place (30's, 40's). The sock is used with my underquilt in freezing and below temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    The sock is definitely warmer. I like the top cover when it's cool (40's, 50's) or when I have my just my underquilt in place (30's, 40's). The sock is used with my underquilt in freezing and below temps.
    In freezing temps, do you use just the UQ and the sock or do you use an additional pad?

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    That would depend on the temperature and the thickness of your pad, quilt and sock. It's just like layering clothing on your body. I included the thickness of the sock, because some are making insulated socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girotogo View Post
    In freezing temps, do you use just the UQ and the sock or do you use an additional pad?
    In freezing temps I use the underquilt and sock. before last week I used an IX or synthetic underquilt - now that I have a DIY down UQ, I believe I can get to the low teens easily with a sock.

    My socks trap heat rather well - 10 to 15 degrees worth. I made my socks from uncoated and DWR coated. I find I like the DWR coated better. Some people have condensation problems, but last winter I had very little or none. I made my DWR sock using the Ted Net pattern and left the top flap off.

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