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    Very Impressed

    I can't begin to tell you how much the information here is appreciated. Good thing my daughter likes sewing....I'm finding "projects" for her 4H entries at the fair if I'm not off using them that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Yes, I know the navy blue clashes with the dark olive. I'm color blind, so it doesn't matter.
    Razzle Dazzle combines various colors in unnatural patterns. It was a countermeasure developed by the British to confuse the eye when the enemy attempted to bracket their ships during hostilities.

    So, you'll probably be safe from most cold weather and naval barrages! ;-)

    Mike

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    Loving your work....

    innovation top notch! I can see a day when socks of various genres rule the world.
    I missed the tot. weight. I'm guess 14 ounces???
    Like some of the others I'm good with your color choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc0qnx View Post
    I can't begin to tell you how much the information here is appreciated. Good thing my daughter likes sewing....I'm finding "projects" for her 4H entries at the fair if I'm not off using them that is.
    Your welcome! I know I'm taking a left turn when it comes to conventional tight fitting socks, but I like to be different.

    Quote Originally Posted by MDSH View Post
    Razzle Dazzle combines various colors in unnatural patterns. It was a countermeasure developed by the British to confuse the eye when the enemy attempted to bracket their ships during hostilities.

    So, you'll probably be safe from most cold weather and naval barrages! ;-)

    Mike

    Thanks Mike! I'll also make sure I stay away from the beaches just in case.


    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    innovation top notch! I can see a day when socks of various genres rule the world.
    I missed the tot. weight. I'm guess 14 ounces???
    Like some of the others I'm good with your color choices.
    Thanks MedicineMan. Total weight is a bit higher at 18oz with suspension. I really thought it wouldn't trap heat like it does. I'm still getting a 15 to 20* difference from outside temps.


    Last night was down to 23* - inside the sock after 1 hour the temp was 39*. Still no condensation and I looked hard at the bottom and sides. I will say that I had the edges opened - about a 1 ft long gap at each end. I think that the sock hangs so high that the gaps in the sides and top effect the "weather" conditions inside. It was very windy last night and I only felt an occasional breeze from the side gaps. I also had the sock in full length mode where the waterproof bottom was on the ground. Tonight I'll pull up the sides to see if any condensation forms - it's supposed to go down to 25*.
    Last edited by Lost_Biker; 11-24-2012 at 07:12. Reason: Surely you jest....

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    Awesome!!! looks great
    Hops

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    Thanks for the great report on your sock. Even though I'm not yet a DIY guy, I try to do my homework before a purchase. Many of my concerns revolve around the points you've worked so hard to address. (The Midwest tends to be a humid place, with quick changes and temp swings....like yesterday.) Very impressive work; kudos to you. Hope to get over to the Hoosier for a hang one of these days.

    Home Run

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    Quote Originally Posted by grich9860 View Post
    Awesome!!! looks great
    Thank-you gritch!

    Quote Originally Posted by Home Run View Post
    Thanks for the great report on your sock. Even though I'm not yet a DIY guy, I try to do my homework before a purchase. Many of my concerns revolve around the points you've worked so hard to address. (The Midwest tends to be a humid place, with quick changes and temp swings....like yesterday.) Very impressive work; kudos to you. Hope to get over to the Hoosier for a hang one of these days.

    Home Run
    I tend to be too detail oriented, so I report way too much stuff. You're very right about the weather in the midwest. It's different every other day.

    I was at the Halloween Hoosier Hang and wish I had made the new sock for it. I did learn and see what others had done to their socks. I would like to go to the winter hang, but hear it's in Virginia and in real cold.

    Thanks for the kind words!

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    Ok - here's the problem with the sock as is. If I leave the sock unfurled, I have no condensation. If I have the sides pulled up to hug the hammock (with a small 2-3 inch space), I had a small amount of condensation on either side of my head. Not a lot, just a small film from my breathing.

    I looked closely at the underquilt for signs of moisture, but there was none. The bottom of the sock was dry. I guess there's a big enough temp difference with the sides pulled up to cause condensation. I'll make a "breath bib" or whatever it's called and try again tonight. The temp last night was 26*.

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    Looks good and innovated idea. Just wondering if having the floor touching the ground adds warmth? I'm thinking not letting air move under as well as the ground would be warmer that the air may help. Any thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floorman View Post
    Looks good and innovated idea. Just wondering if having the floor touching the ground adds warmth? I'm thinking not letting air move under as well as the ground would be warmer that the air may help. Any thoughts.
    The sock is creating a dead air space below the hammock, so it is certainly helping to retain heat that way. However once the ground freezes I would imagine that there may be a sudden appearance of frost in the bottom of the sock as water vapor within the sock would then condense and freeze on the bottom. Just my hypothesis on the situation. Would be interesting to find out extended use results.
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