I have used the reflectix/fleece combination for a couple of
years to date and I can tell you that when the outside air and the
air being warmed by your body are of "great" (sorry, I can't
quantify this) contrast, you do get condensation. However, when you
incorporate the layer of fleece between the reflectix pad and your
sleeping bag, the fleece effectively prevents the bag from getting
wet. My fleece happens to be heavy weight, but not as heavy as
Polartec. In addition, I slip a 3/8" pad of wally world foam in the
pocket formed between the reflectix and the fleece to add extra
insulation. This combination keeps me warm down to about the upper
to mid 30's.
- Just a short note:
Last night it never got as cold as predicted. It hovered right about
30 degrees until midnight and then rose to 34. However the wind was
21 mph, gusting to 30 mph all night.
I got tired of the tarp blowing in the wind, took it down, and added
it to the insulation inside the TravelPod. That worked very well. I
got very warm very quickly. I was nearly down to "Shane's PJs" when I
finally got rid of enough clothing to be comfortable.
Lesson: WHen it turns very cold it won't be raining. The tarp makes
great insulation if it does not get compressed.