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    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountnman View Post
    nice sock, is the nylon warmer than canvas?
    No experience with canvas, but I'm guessing they would be about the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by SQWERL View Post
    That is awesome! I wonder if you could somehow make it where it's a tarp too. so when its nice out it you have a tarp and if it starts to get cold you could undo one side, bring it around, and zip it up into sock form?
    Medicine Man and Hangnout have done just this. It's still in testing, but results are very promising. Check it out here: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=54206

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Hey MADD777 - go with the zipper. I changed my mind and I like it so much better than the TED pull down. My zipper is 7' long and it's just more convenient - can open it a little or a lot for ventilation or just to peek outside. I can also still step into the sock and change clothes and what not.

    I'll be sewing the top closed as soon as I get time this weekend.
    That's good to know. I was thinking of trying the TED style on another sock.

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    Canvas Sock

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountnman View Post
    nice sock, is the nylon warmer than canvas?
    From what I've heard and read, canvas is just for the extreme cold. It is much heavier weight, but it does breathe well. There is one made by Molly Mac Gear here but that one is a little more than I want to spend. IF you live and camp in extreme cold, then canvas is the way to go. I live in Minnesota and last weekend it was -2* when I woke up in the morning. My Warbonnet Traveler Sock was full of frost inside. Warbonnet guy (Brandon) has great customer service and is letting me return it.

    I'm thinking about making my own canvas sock out of a cheap Menards canvas drop cloth like this one. I will post my progress in a new tab if I choose to go this route.

    Detail Guy, you did an awesome job on this sock. Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Deer View Post
    From what I've heard and read, canvas is just for the extreme cold. It is much heavier weight, but it does breathe well. There is one made by Molly Mac Gear here but that one is a little more than I want to spend. IF you live and camp in extreme cold, then canvas is the way to go. I live in Minnesota and last weekend it was -2* when I woke up in the morning. My Warbonnet Traveler Sock was full of frost inside. Warbonnet guy (Brandon) has great customer service and is letting me return it.

    I'm thinking about making my own canvas sock out of a cheap Menards canvas drop cloth like this one. I will post my progress in a new tab if I choose to go this route.

    Detail Guy, you did an awesome job on this sock. Way to go!
    If I woke up and it was -2, I would set myself on fire and make a run for it.

    I wonder what the rating is on the Warbonnet Traveler Sock. Maybe around 30F?

    That canvas is major heavy. (6.2 lbs) Of course, I know that it will be cut to fit, and most use a pulk for winter backpacking. I look forward to see how it turns out and your experience with it.

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    Minnesnowta

    I love the cold! I like the challenge of keeping warm as well. It's fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Deer View Post
    I love the cold! I like the challenge of keeping warm as well. It's fun!
    I've been down to -20F. It was fun. Once!

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    Looks great! Do you need a tarp in addition to the sock for rain? I've never used/owned one.
    Hanging in the Ozarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brycer View Post
    Looks great! Do you need a tarp in addition to the sock for rain? I've never used/owned one.
    For this sock, yes. The fabric is a breathable ripstop. The main purpose of this type of sock is to create a microclimate around the hammock by minimizing windchill. Some folks are experimenting with waterproof socks, but the user needs to understand and manage their water vapor/condensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Biker View Post
    Hey MADD777 - go with the zipper. I changed my mind and I like it so much better than the TED pull down. My zipper is 7' long and it's just more convenient - can open it a little or a lot for ventilation or just to peek outside. I can also still step into the sock and change clothes and what not.

    I'll be sewing the top closed as soon as I get time this weekend.
    Another quick question ... do I want self locking zips or non-lock?

    Locking:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KHAKI-Twin...ht_1182wt_1348

    Non:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Twin-slide...ht_1391wt_1348

    Thanks

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    I would use non-locking. The locking zips are normally used for pants and the like so stuff doesn't escape from the barn.

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