[Hammock Camping] Re: Air bladder for warmth?
- No not bubble wrap. but refletix is just glorafied bubble wrap.
probably a little benifit from the reflective surface and a little
toughter than plain bubble wrap. My 2 year old reflectix pad is
starting to show lots of wear.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jjoven_49" <hoz49@h...>
> ra1@i... wrote:The
> > Warmth groupies,
> The insulation is best provided by layer
> > upon layer of chambers. Inside each chamber there exists a
> convection current
> > of air movement which tends to move heat across the chamber.
> more layers ofas
> > such chambers, the better the insulation.
> Has anyone tried bubble wrap? I have a paddling buddy who uses it
> a sleep pad on our canoe trips. Lightweight and inexpensive.
>Has anyone tried bubble wrap? I have a paddling buddy who uses itas
a sleep pad on our canoe trips. Lightweight and inexpensive.
I have been thinking along this line too. However bubble wrap big enough to secure on the underside of the hammock would result in a huge volume for packing. A light weight plastic pad that could be blown up - like a lightweight version of a thermarest - that is purpose built for the underside of a hammock might have excellent insulating properties.It would have to either seamed into tubes or baffled so that it would maintain a flat profile. I bet nothing like this exists at the present time. I am not thinking this would be good enough for winter but it might be great for the shoulder seasons.Randy