2802Re: Just a thot on open cell foam
- Sep 8, 2003Yea.. think you are right. I did make side pads using open cell foam.
I covered them with nylon.I made them just long enough to cover hips
to shoulders and then put one on each side of my thermarest. Elastic
bands from them wrap around my thermarest to keep them in place. It
gives a warm cushy feeling laying in the hammock. Just trying to
-- In email@example.com, "Risk" <geoflyfisher@y...>
> Hi ghman777,getting
> Open cell foam crushes more than closed cell foam. To end up
> enough insulation at the thin spots, you need to carry thicker openmuch
> cell foam than closed cell foam. This ends up being not only more
> bulky, but also heavier. One idea that has not been looked into
> is the use of very open cell foam that could crush a lot for packingshells.
> and then attaching it inside something like one of the taco
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ghman777" <ghman777@y...>
> > Im thinking of using 1 inch open cell foam to fill the completecover'
> > inside of the hammock. Id cover it with a coated nylon 'pillow
> > for moisture resistance. Hmm.. maybe glue mylar on one side ofthe
> > foam for its reflextive properties. I use a goose down bag thatneeds
> > to stay dry anyway. In extra cold weather I could slip a closedcell
> > foam under the open foam. I know weight and volume in packingmight
> > be an issue, but what do ya think? Comfort wise do you think it a
> > good idea? Anyone try this?
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