Has Tinny lost his touch?
Tinny has done it again... after telling us we don't need tree straps, he's now telling us how to use Insultex. Here is his video.
Tinny found that 8 layers of Insultex did the trick for him... using it as a pad inside the hammock. That indicates that he does not do much research on the work that others already have done (what he calls "dogma"). Here on HF, there are many threads discussing how to make the most of Insultex with hammocks, based on years of experience and dozens of prototypes.
One thing that we found is that Insultex does not perform well when compressed, which is what happens when we lay directly on it. What Tinny has discovered is that it takes 8 layers to overcome the ill effects of compression.
Tinny was trying to feel the warmth with ambient conditions about 55*F, and found that it takes 8 layers of IX. Thing1 and I regularly use a Baby Orca with three layers of IX down to freezing. His 10 oz pad is much smaller than a Baby Orca 3/4 UQ, which weighs about half that, including the suspension.
I suppose his next video will be to announce his ground breaking discovery: suspend the Insultex underneath the hammock for better results!
Tinny is a real innovator. I love my mini-Atomic alcohol stove. With hammocks suspensions and insulation, he seems to have lost his touch.