I would say you have a winner. Maybe I won't sell that HH SS UC afterall.
Do you think a symmetrical version will take a double layer gathered end hammock down to 50° as well?
Thank you very much! The SS UC with an IX UQ is a very lightweight system, and should work very well in summer rains!Originally Posted by Dutch
If you get cold with one layer, you can nest another one inside it.
Or, you could add that raw piece of IX I gave you!
So would you guys say this stuff is going to replace down uq's? AS it is lighter, compressible, and water is not an issue?
Can you estimate the weight of a winter version? maybe 10oz?
My plan for next winter is to use two Speer Top Blankets, two IX UQs and two IX TQs. Each down Top Blanket will be sandwiched inside the IX nests.
Let me know when I can order.
Which would be a more effective way to use IX with UQ's?
A) between the hammock and UQ
B) under the UQ, similar to a weather shield
You may order now, via PayPal to MacEntyre@Yahoo.com. Thank you!Originally Posted by MedicineMan
Next winter, I plan to buy another Speer Top Blanket. I want to try putting one Speer Top Blanket between the layers of a nested IX UQ, and another between the layers of a nested IX Top Quilt. Then the IX would be both the inner and outer layers of a down UQ and a down TQ.
Order placed.....I've skipped over most discussions of this insulative material now thinking hands on is the best approach to see what it is and what it can do....intended use will be paddle camping when I know water is an issue.
I wonder how many degrees protection one IX pad, by itself, provides? I'm sure that will vary a lot from person to person. Maybe a better way is just to determine if how much down thickness- or Climashield XP weight (ex:2.5 oz/sq yd) one layer of this IX stuff is equal to? I don't suppose this has been determined yet?
Regardless, it appears to be interesting material with some good possibilities for the weight, bulk and cost.
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