So I made a small prototype of my canoe idea, and I don't think
it'll work. It doesn't look like the pad will buckle, but without
an exact fit there will still be air pockets between the quilt and
pad. Would still be better than not having it at all, but you won't
get the full effect of the insulation. On to other ideas...
Gonna make an insulated hammock now. Risk, I noticed yours don't
insulate all the way down to your feet. How does that work out for
you? Don't your feet get cold if you don't curl up?
I was thinking of putting in 70x40" or so of 1.3" primaloft, then
doubling up another 1.3" for about 48x36" around the torso. That
way my feet and head would get at least a little bit of
coverage...but if it worked for you I might skip that extra bulk for
my first prototype and see what happens.
Another question...has anyone made a hammock from DWR instead of
just RN? I just found loads of it at Walmart, but I wonder if it'll
be too slick to be comfortable on, or maybe not vent moisture well
enough when I'm breathing into it (I'm a side sleeper). My other
ones were from regular RN but I'm running out of it!