Re: Hammock pad thickness
- Youngblood knows more about this than I, so make sure you listen...
Bill in Houston
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> > I made it all night down to 35 with a 3/4 inch pad.
> Thin closed cell foam (ccf) pads only slightly alter the comfort of a
> hammock as they still bend and flex enough to follow the contours of
> your body.
- I had a simular experience Dennis. I used the 3/8 blue foam stuffed
inside my Adventure Medical Bivy sack with a 40 SnugPak bag over me.
It worked okay down to 38 F but I was a little chilly off an on in the
early morning hours.
I'm thinking of going with something like Rick's overlap pad and using
a slightly thinner but wider torso pad under the blue foam next time
I'm in this temp. range.
I have also had good luck using the blue foam inconjunction with the
Hennessy Supershelter down to 27 F and that was without the Overcover.
Best of luck working out what is best for you.
jamie in az
--- In email@example.com, "Dennis Rowell"
> I just recently went backpacking in Mineral King using my Hennessy
> Ultralight Backpacker hammock. The temperature was about 35 degrees
> the coldest, with a slight breeze. I was using a 3/8" blue foam pad
> under me, a Western Mountaineering Highlite sleeping bag (rated at 35
> degrees), and wearing a fleece vest and pants. I was warm on top but
> almost froze my back - how thick of a pad do I need at 35 degrees? I
> know that underquilts are probably the warmest, but I want to keep my
> gear ultralight. Thanks,