True - some of the pad's disadvantages can be addressed. I don't really consider the HH system a pad...he calls it an underpad but it's open-cell so you can't go to ground with it. When I think of pads, I'm thinking of non-compressible insulation like inflatables or CCF.
I haven't tried the GG pads though - do they hug the hammock well enough from underneath that you don't get buckling and air pockets?
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