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    Question: What the heck is a spindrift?

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    A Spindrift is a hammock sock for the Warbonnet ridgerunner hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by senecio-joe View Post
    I have the same setup as you. Superfly,RR ,winter lynx and spindrift.
    Last night was my first try with spindrift. I set up my tarp in my backyard about 5 pm.
    I came out a couple of hours later to set up hammock and found ice crystals
    on the under side my tarp. I setup my hammock and spindrift and went to sleep, some hours later I wake to find ice crystals on the spindrift.

    I can't attribute all the ice to my heat or breathing because there was ice underneath
    the tarp before I was there, so there is some other factor involved.

    Anyway, you have a great hammock combo. The winter Lynx just can't be beat for
    ease of use and warmth. I am going to keep trying the spindrift under different
    conditions. It may be best with wind and rain than with cold temps.
    The initial condensation most likely occurred as your gear cooled rapidly. It's pretty common when backyard camping. You bring no e warm gear from inside your house and set it up. Things cool quickly and moisture condenses and freezes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rngn View Post
    After testing the spindrift many times condensation can be a very big problem. That being said problem #1. If there is no wind threw out the night the bigger the problem with condensation exist, If there is a atleast 10mph wind threw out the night condensation will be almost non existent even with the spindrift zipped up because the wind allows the spindrift to breath. In my testing I found that if there was no wind with the spindrift completely unzipped still had considerable condensation, But the colder it was the better because at 14 degrees instead my top quilt and spindrift being wet everything was frozen which made it a lot easier to shake the ice off the top quilt and spindrift, But when its only low 30s everything is wet .....
    After following several folks' reports, I'm of the opinion that the main purpose of a sock is a wind-breaker, at least above frigid temperatures. If there is no wind, then the appropriateness of the sock is questionable. As posted, it's advantages are out-weighed by the disadvantages. So, maybe it's a matter of us learning when and when not to use a sock. An extra couple of ounces of down may serve us better, then deploy the sock if it's windy.

    For frigid conditions, maybe the same applies or more testing is in order.

    My $0.02 (and that's about what it's worth)
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    I think I have officially been talked out of a Spindrift ! Was getting ready to order one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKP View Post
    I think I have officially been talked out of a Spindrift ! Was getting ready to order one.
    Im not trying to talk anybody out of the spindrift because it is A great piece of equipment, In my opinion you should get one.I think the drawbacks do not out way positives of the spindrift. I mean thank about it, You can learn from what is here on the forums and apply it to your use of the spindrift. Besides with the way things sale here on the forums you wont lose much $.
    Last edited by rngn; 01-05-2013 at 17:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    The initial condensation most likely occurred as your gear cooled rapidly. It's pretty common when backyard camping. You bring no e warm gear from inside your house and set it up. Things cool quickly and moisture condenses and freezes.
    In my testing I had the hammock and all sleeping gear setup mid morning. My clothing that i was wearing had been inside right before i went that night however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rngn View Post
    Im not trying to talk anybody out of the spindrift because it is A great piece of equipment, In my opinion you should get one.I think the drawbacks do not out way positives of the spindrift. I mean thank about it, You can learn from what is here on the forums and apply it to your use of the spindrift. Besides with the way thangs sale here on the forums you wont lose much $.
    I concur, i think it has its uses in certain scenarios.

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    Wise words to sock by, thanks MAD 'maybe it's a matter of us learning when and when not to use a sock'.
    And I would add, how to use a sock.

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