Can you melt folds into the pad (alternating top and bottom) with a hot knife or soldering iron to turn your cheap ccf roll up into a z-rest-type folding pad?
If so, how deep can you melt the folds/channels before your pad starts tearing? Half way?
They are stiff... My way of doing it is when I unroll it I roll it up the opposite way before sliding it in the hammock... Also I have found folding it like a hot dog bun before sticking it in helps flatten it out...
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That's a great idea, I'll have to give that a try. I may just keep the cheaper one and just supplement it. I have a fleece bag liner and a woobie poncho liner, so I'm sure I can come up with some sort of compromise.
The sit pads are awesome in camp and weigh next to nothing anyway. The only drawback is bulk, but that's not nearly as much of a concern as weight for me. YMMV.