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    Winter sock material?

    What kind of material would be best for a winter hammock sock? I saw some people have made them out of cotton, and others are making them out of ripstop, so I'm not sure what kind would be good. If cotton, then what kind, canvass? Thanks!

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    I made mine out of M50. it's light breathable and very wind resistant

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaktee View Post
    I made mine out of M50. it's light breathable and very wind resistant
    How low have you taken that down to? Any issues with condensation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watertones View Post
    How low have you taken that down to? Any issues with condensation?
    Yeah, inquiring minds wanna know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by watertones View Post
    How low have you taken that down to? Any issues with condensation?
    Quote Originally Posted by SwinginIt View Post
    Yeah, inquiring minds wanna know...
    I have had it down into the teens. This stuff is magic. It is super light and cuts the wind like crazy. No condensation at all because it does breath. We have not had any colder weather than the teens yet this winter...so hopefully I can get it below 0. Really you could go as cold as your other gear will let you. It is an easy 10 degrees warmer in the sock, and no wind. The no wind part is what really makes the sock good, cuz you can trap that dead air and not lose the warmth when a gust of wind comes rockin through.

    Canvas would work the same...my only problem with canvas was the weight. I needed it to be light!

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    i just used the Dream Hammock uncoated version in the 20's and no condensation in the morning was found.
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    I found what I was looking for, just took a bit of searching magic. I'm looking for deep cold applications and it seems as though canvass would be the best from what I have found so far. Sounds like a thin cotton though, like bed sheet cotton and not heavy canvass, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watertones View Post
    I found what I was looking for, just took a bit of searching magic. I'm looking for deep cold applications and it seems as though canvass would be the best from what I have found so far. Sounds like a thin cotton though, like bed sheet cotton and not heavy canvass, right?
    You are correct.

    Bed sheets lack the dimensions you need, and are likely a little thin. They are also usually a cotton poly blend.

    4 oz canvas like they sell at fabric stores will do fine.

    Technical Note on Canvas for Extreme Cold

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    Great info! Love the cold but hate the condensation! Will try this out ! THANKS for the technical info link

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    ...4 oz canvas like they sell at fabric stores will do fine....
    Some of us have had difficulty finding 4 oz canvas. Can you point us to any online sources?

    Thanks.

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