- Feb 9, 2004--- In email@example.com, "jlevans7"
> Good afternoon,Hi Jackie,
> I currently use a couple of overlaping blue, closed cell foam pads as
> insulation for my HH. I use this during the spring and fall. I
> notice there is usually some condensation on the pads resulting in
> dampness on the bottom of my sleeping bag in the mornings. Any
> thoughts on prevention of this condensation?
The closed cell pad is a vapor barrier, so what ever is between me and
it will get a little moist. What I do is wear clothing that easily
wicks the moisture and does not feel very wet. I use a coolmax tee
and nylon shorts. If necessary, I wear a thin fleece pullover and
pants (or polypropyline long johns).
I open the bag except for the last couple feet, to use it like a
quilt, or (better) use a quilt I built. This puts me against the pad
so the bag's insulation is all doing the job I want it to do. It
keeps me warm instead of getting wet from my perspiration.
Perhaps some of these ideas will allow you to experiment on your own
and find a solution that works well for you.
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