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    Hammock Sock ala Fronkey - Or, there's a hole in my sock!

    Made a "half sock". Wanted to try the sock with the under quilt protector I already have. Started with 48" wide ripstop and made it like the Fronkey bug net with a slight change in the end measurements. Temps tonight are supposed to be in the 40's and there's a good breeze blowing to test it out. Report on that to follow.





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    I like it! What type of material did you use and is it breathable? I would like to try that out on my bridge hammock this winter.

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    1.1 Ripstop - 48" from DIY Gear.

    Used the dark olive 2nds. Saw no flaws in the fabric.
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    Really liking the look of that - nicely done!
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    Looks good there and I hope it works out for you in the warmth department.
    I don't know what it is about me but no matter what I did to vent I still got more condensation or frost inside my sock. Used a DWR breathable rip-stop but I reckon I am a moisture factory.
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    Shug -

    Did you put netting on the opening? It looks like there is velcro around the edges too. Did you do that in order to be able to close the opening if needed?

    I'd love to hear how this works compared to the completely closed sock.

    Thanks!

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    The Report:

    I like it - it does work. Great job on the wind issue.

    Didn't get as cold as I thought it would outside: 47* and the wind died off late at night.

    UQ is a 40* from HG. TQ is a 20* from Underground. Was OK on the bottom. TQ was fine until the 3 AM "break". Skinny old man is a cold sleeper, but I did not have a lot on - fleece pants, a very light hooded sweatshirt and thin wool socks. Will wear more next time and maybe add a fleece blanket under the quilt.

    Got a little condensation at the very top along the ridge line. Damp to the touch, but nothing running down the fabric. Down stayed dry. May have something to do with the fact that the ambient humidity around here is about 16%. The olive color was not listed as DWR, but it beads spilled water very well without penetration. Over all, not bad, considering that this is a pretty well sealed unit. Really like Fronkey's design. Also noticed that my rookie thread injector skills have increased substantially. Long way to go yet.

    Going to try a polyester orange one for elk hunting next month. Fabric is cheap at WMT - about 2 bucks a yard for 45" width, which translates to about $16. Don't want to be mistaken for a sleeping wapiti while I hang and wait. Kind of gives new meaning to a stand.
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    I thought about a bottom entry sock as well, but didn't like the idea of the bottom being open. Isn't there the possibility that a stiff wind sucks all the warm air out of the bottom, thereby defeating the purpose of the sock?

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    Might get some cold conditions this week! Orange is a good idea, being mistaken for an elk would be bad news. (Better than running in traffic dressed as Bigfoot though.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I thought about a bottom entry sock as well, but didn't like the idea of the bottom being open. Isn't there the possibility that a stiff wind sucks all the warm air out of the bottom, thereby defeating the purpose of the sock?
    The closure is pretty tight against the underquilt protector. Could happen, but it would take a pretty good wind to blow it open since it wraps tight to the sides of the protector/hammock and it's down low.
    I have it fitted a bit different than the standard Fronkey bug net in that the vertical drop off the ends goes down 24", then angles in to a spot marked 18" from the long end before cutting. Exit holes on top are 1" for the whoopies.

    "Might get some cold conditions this week! Orange is a good idea, being mistaken for an elk would be bad news. (Better than running in traffic dressed as Bigfoot though.)"

    Orange ghillie suit on the drawing board. My sympathies to the poor girls that hit that jerk.
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