In the pursuit of extending my comfortable temp. range in the hammock, I purchased a GossamerGear hammock pad.
I tried it out in the hammock (and should have taken pics), but it wants to bunch up in strange ways. Imagine that, a flat pad in a curved hammock.
Anyway, I decided to try cutting the pad for a better fit.
Here's what I ended up with. It doesn't show the change as much without me in the hammock, but . . . .
I should have made the side cuts "deeper." But this did show me that these cuts improve the fit of the pad in the hammock. I think that with some refining, I could get it to lay pretty well in there.
And I immediately noticed a drastic increase in temperature. Obviously it's not cool enough right now to REALLY test it, but this weekend in the WNC mountains, it should get down into the upper 40's at my elevation.
However . . . . the rolled up GossamerGear pad is much too large for my tastes.
It's incredibly light for its size, but . . . for motorcycle camping, packed size is more important than weight savings. I might change my tune if I was carrying all of this on my back, but . . . for now I'm not.
So . . . I may be back to looking at quilts. While their weight will definitely be greater, I imagine that something like the Mt. Washington would fit better in my bags.
Well, just wanted to share.