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    WB Ridgerunner question

    Are most folk using quilts or pads with their Ridgerunners? Seems like the one hammock you might could get by with just a pad, like an inflatable? Thanks! Scott

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    For me the RR is so comfortable as is I can't see using a pad....though I have heard of some folks that rave about a pad with it. I guess when I switched over to hammocks a pad just lost all appeal and I don't find them comfortable at all anymore. In a hammock they just feel weird to me and feel like they change the way the hammock feels.
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    Insulated pad works great but for very cold weather I use a pad and uq combined. For me the pad makes it much more comfortable.

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    I've been looking for an UQ that will work with my WBRR but the funds just aren't available right now. I made a pair of snugpak jungle blanket UQs for the kids hammocks and I'm hoping to adapt one of them to work for mild weather.

    I've been using a variety of pads in the mean time. I have a wide polyester filled pad from Wiggys that works great but it's heavy and bulky. My last hike I used an old thermarest ultralite down into the low 50s and was toasty warm. I've used several different closed cell foam pads and they've all worked fine too. I haven't had any condensation issues but I think most trips were warm enough to keep my back well above the dew point. Most anything crammed into that sleeve seems to work OK. A folded fleece blanket was warm in the low 60s and very comfortable.

    I think inflatable pads are kind of overkill. You don't need the padding since you're in a hammock. Some people seem to like that the bigger pads sort of stretch everything out so you get a bit flatter lay and maybe prevents some shoulder squeeze. I haven't really found this to be the case.

    My $.02

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    I mostly use an UQ but sometimes an inflatable pad. The lay is a little better with the pad but the warmth is better with the UQ. I like an inflatable better than using ccf.
    I would probably use the inflatable more often but mine is large and rather heavy and a little bit of a nuisance to get packed up.
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    My thermarest basecamp pad fits well in my RR DIY clone, fully or partially inflated. With an R5 rating I can get down to the 20s (probably better). It is wider than most pads, so it stays in place once you are on it. It makes my RR a touch more tippy, but certainly bearable for me.

    I also have an UQ that "evolved" from being a too short / too narrow UQ for my gathered end hammock, to a 36" wide UQ that is dedicated to the bridge.

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    I use a pad sometimes, I started with a sheepskin under me when we first started hammocking. Then I used my thermarest pad, thought that was great, even while chasing it around all night. Then switched to the Hennessy Super Shelter, really liked it.

    Today, what I use for under insulation depends on the situation. I travel with my hammock especially when moving from Fort Nelson down to Oregon, I never know what I might run into weather wise, I carry my insulated pad and my 0 UQ, if things are bad I use them together.

    I find with pads condensation tends to be a problem in normal mild weather. However, in my opinion, learning to be a Hanger involves a lot of experimentation, to find what suits your personal needs. We are all a bit different, so I suggest you not follow the pack, play with your ideas and use what works best for you, lead the way not follow.

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    I used a Klymit Luxe Insulated for a bit with the Ridgerunner. Unbelievably comfortable. But, I had frequent condensation issues, so started looking at quilt options.

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    I almost took a swing at your Ridgerunner, bwhnMT! Just not time yet-glad you got it sold.

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    The Terminator uses a DIY FL UQ with her RR
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