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9678Re: [Hammock Camping] ThinLight Insulation Pads

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  • Dick Matthews
    Jun 28, 2005
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      I was using the 1/8" pad.

      Dick Matthews

      Ed Speer wrote:

      >Dick Matthews just emailed me a couple of photos showing a badly crumpled
      >ThinLight pad after a nights' use in a hammock. The pad definitely did not
      >hold its shape and was useless for insulation. Dick suggests a sleeve like
      >my SPE might prevent the crumpling and allow the pad to work OK. Thanks for
      >the photos Dick. Which pad were you using, the 1/8" or the 3/8" one?
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      >A simple calculation of oz/cu in shows the ThinLight foam to be considerable
      >lighter than many other cc foams, so I'm quite interested in finding a way
      >to use it.
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      >If the pads will hold their shape in a sleeve, they might still be useful by
      >themselves or when used in combo with another pad to give a desired
      >insulation thickness. I will try my 1/8" pad in the SPE tonight...Ed
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