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Inside the PeaPod, the IX worked because it was not compressed... so you might say the PeaPod was rigged a little slack.
Outside the PeaPod, the IX worked because it was an excellent fit, from one end to the other... so you could say the PeaPod was slightly compressed by the insulated sock.
Anyway, I'm not likely to do all that testing... I'm just going to make what I think will be most useful. The IX Hammock Sock will work as a supplement to an UQ or a PeaPod; it will also work well by itself in warmer weather. An IX Insert will work as a supplement either outside or inside an UQ. IX might also do well as the top layer of a top blanket.
At Mt Rogers, I will insulate my hammock with nothing but IX layered in the Hammock Sock. Things1, on the other hand, will be comfortably snoozing in a Speer hammock, with a PeaPod and a Speer Top Blanket, underneath a Speer Winter Tarp. At least I get the Frog Sac for a top blanket!
One of these days, I want to make synthetic, insulated moccasins.
Let's make this easy.... I have great sucess with the following set up. Cheap wally world pad in concert with s.p.e.d. with blue wally word pieces in them ... slide it between the layers of wbbb and sleep like a baby. the end.
How many time have you heard.......? "nice hammock what about when there are no trees?"
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