I tried using shock cords to hold my neat sheet insulator bottom on
with the pad inside, but it didn't work that well. The pad (which
weight 16oz) was too heavy and there was too much sag away from the
bottom of the hammock.
I'd be interested in hearing how your experiment goes though.
Jamie in AZ
--- In email@example.com, "ciyd01" <ciyd@a...> wrote:
> I have an idea and was wondering if anyone had tried this before.
> The closed cell foam pad is required for insulation but does it
> to be IN the hammock? I was thinking that I could put a couple of
> shock cords or some thin elastic straps across the bottom of the
> hammock and slide the pads between them and the hammock bottom.
> is similar to the double bottom hammock idea but without the weight
> of the extra layer of material. The elastic would hold the pad
> against the hammock bottom, providing insulation, and I could enjoy
> rolling around unencumbered in the hammock.
> If this works, I think I have an idea for the
> insulator/underquilt/closed cell foam pad that would weigh less
> the combination for cold weather hiking and wouldn't be all that
> difficult to make. The shock cord thing would also be a simple
> retrofit on any hammock. Anybody try this in a Hennessey Hammock