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    Senior Member naperica's Avatar
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    Best Pad for a Expedition.

    Would like to purchase an self-infl. pad for my new Expedition. What would fit in nicely? I am on a budget.....less than or close to $50.

    Suggestions?

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    I tried useing my self-infl pad when I left the ground, but found that by the time I had let out enough air for it to feel good I might as well have had a closed cell. My $.02
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    Senior Member naperica's Avatar
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    Thanks.

    I have a thermarest closed foam pad (ridegerest) right now for tenting, but it is too huge to carry. What size do you recommend for backpacking?

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    I bought a blue closed cell foam pad at Walmart. It has worked good for me so far.

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    Unless you're using a SPE, or some other sort of side insulator, then the wide-blue-cheap pad is your best bet.

    I started with a HH and I used the "petite" version of the Big Agnes Insulated pad which at 66", was perfect for my 5'10" frame. Used with a SPE since its only 20" wide.

    You could get into a Jarbridge for $75 with the Arrowhead sale - might think seriously about that.
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    Even if you are using an SPE your best bet is a Walmart CCF pad.

    Inflatable pads in a hammock are more of a "run what you brung" option than necessity. The way the hammock conforms provides the cushioning normally needed on the ground.
    YMMV

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    Reflective bubble windshield sunscreen is top notch

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    Interesting! I am not taking a pad so much for comfort, but more for butt bug protection and warmth. Nights will be in the 50s. I am going to check out that windshied shade!


    Quote Originally Posted by bowl-maker View Post
    Reflective bubble windshield sunscreen is top notch

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    Best Pad for a Expedition.

    I like my HH double bubble pad but it is just reflectix with a bound edge. You can go to Home Depot for a roll of reflectix. Durable, cheap and warm.
    Last edited by clean; 08-04-2013 at 02:48.

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    Question Reflextic

    Reflectix,
    where can I find this material?


    buzz

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