Originally Posted by oldgringo
What I have in mind is a sort of "blanket" to place between the layers of my Traveller, to use instead of a pad. I'm imagining something that is more conforming than a pad. Pads, to me, compromise the essential properties of a hammock, resulting in a less comfortable experience.
This hasn't gelled yet...I just got my IX today. Still need to fondle it, and cogitate.
If the idea is that by sandwiching the Insultex between materials that individual do not compress much so as to keep Insultex from compressing, my instincts on that are that won't work instead of a pad. The compression-resistant material will happily pass along your weight force through the Insultex, the counter-opposing force of the hammock holding you up passes through the other compression-resistant material, ya got two opposing forces coming at Insultex, squish.
I did experiments with the Insultex poncho as an UQ shortly after TeeDee flagged that thing as interesting. As others have rediscovered, the IX is highly compressable, and I got cold spots wherever I had compression points.
What might work for Insultex in an UQ is to stick something between it and the hammock body that better adapts to the
various contours, maybe that's down with the IX being on the outside, maybe its synthethic. Probably need to have the piece next to the hammock be a vapor barrier. I've not been tracking the Insultex chatter so all of this has likely been said and maybe done before. I lost my interest in it when it didn't pan out as a dual-use poncho/UQ.