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    material for hammock sock?????

    I have been to Hancock fabric every day this week. I was think rip stop nylon at first. Then canvas then some sportswear twill.

    holy cow, so many options the employees don't seem to know anything about their material.

    I backpack so I hope I can find a solution that does not weigh a ton. I want a winter sock that will work good at low temps. not necessarily below 0 but maybe single digits anyway. What material should I make it out of??????

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    For very lightweight but breathable material...
    http://www.titaniumgoat.com/Fabric.html

    One word of caution; be gentle with it like all other ultralight equipment. If you are comfortable with tulle bugnets, then this is for you.
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    Canvas painters drop cloth. Can be found at Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart.
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    E=MAD777;816399]For very lightweight but breathable material...
    http://www.titaniumgoat.com/Fabric.html

    One word of caution; be gentle with it like all other ultralight equipment. If you are comfortable with tulle bugnets, then this is for you.[/QUOTE]

    would this work good for winter as well. I love the weight of it!!!

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    Momentum 50 is an option, too, I'd think: http://thru-hiker.com/materials/breathable.php.

    I'm thinking of a weather sock in ski patrol red! LOL

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    OTE=MDSH;819]Momentum 50 is an option, too, I'd think: http://thru-hiker.com/materials/breathable.php.

    I'm thinking of a weather sock in ski patrol red! LOL

    the red is AWESOME!!!!

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    You wanNa Ensure your warmth create your microclimate with a lightweight breathable sock and pitch a 4 season over it for under 10 degrees and you'll really stay warm because the ambient heat loss in the sock will be less. Assuming your tarp is around a pound it's worth it I think. I've tried making a few variations of winter socks that actually seal heat in with wind but moisture goes up and warmth drops so I use both for now till I give in and get an expensive material that does both WELL. I do all this because I only wanna. Ring a tq and uq as opposed to sleeping in tons of clothes. A query method but it's working for me. You can also wrap your tarp with some shockord and see how well that works for you assuming you got an extra tarp.

    Amazon 2 90 by 156" table cloths for 40 bucks total sew them together and cut the edges like a crescent and sew that together except at the end of the edges which need to be hemmed and shock order. Then get yourself a stick on zipper about 5 feet and place it and sew it it and cut yourself a door and let me know if this works well so I can do it too lol.
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    Find some uncoated 1.1 ripstop. It breathes very well and will weigh very little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaktee View Post
    E=MAD777;816399]For very lightweight but breathable material...
    http://www.titaniumgoat.com/Fabric.html

    One word of caution; be gentle with it like all other ultralight equipment. If you are comfortable with tulle bugnets, then this is for you.
    would this work good for winter as well. I love the weight of it!!![/QUOTE]

    Yes, it will work for winter.
    What will also work for winter is cotton canvas, BUT, it has to be frigid cold with NO chance of wet precipitation! Obviously, it's also heavier, but at this point you may be pulling a pulk anyway.
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    It also seems that a wool fabric would make a good weather sock.

    I originally thought, and may still pursue, an under quilt protector of DWR material like the M50 and then fashion a top cover of a wool blend or even tropical weight wool. But I also like Lost Biker's idea of a lightweight nylon for both it's low cost and utility. There's a source for 1.1 military camo for $1.25 a yard but it's in rolls. :-(

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