1290RE: Hammock Camping Sleeping pad
- May 5, 2003Todd:
I'm sure you'll get many positive opinions about space
blankets. However, my personal opinion is that space
blankets have NO heat reflecting properties in our
application. They act as wind barriers only. Since your
closed-cell pad is already windproof, I don't think the
space blanket would add anything.
The foam pad sold by David Olsen is great -- hard to beat
the size. But for lower temps you'll want 3/8 or 1/2 inch of
padding underneath you, whether by combining layers or by
using a single, thick pad.
I've used a single thickness of the Olsen foam to keep my
shoulders warm, down to the high 40s only, and it works fine
for that. It may work at even colder temps, but I just don't
have any personal experience to report.
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