Originally Posted by MedicineMan
Leaving in 8 days for CT MA, the MacIX is packed. Being paranoid like I am the 3sYeti is packed too. The MacIX will be my insurance policy (noticed that Vermont got 1 foot of snow yesterday).
Looking forward to that trip report. Hope it is cold enough to put your gear to the test.
I have not been having quite as much luck with my 2 layer (for the HHSS in my case) as most of y'all have, yet. But I still have high hopes as I continue to experiment. I have sent mine back for some improvements like "InsulTubes". MacEntyre seems to think they help a lot. But even the performance so far, if not up to what some others are doing, with out insulTubes, is still worth while considering weight, bulk, expense and wind/water resistance.
And I originally intended it as an improved way to augment the HH SS, PeaPod, etc. So the other night I was not quite warm enough with 2 layers on my back (legs and feet were plenty warm). I pushed it off to the side and pulled on my WB torso with 1 layer of 2.5 oz Climashield. That was warm enough, an improvement if not toasty, but with no leg pad now my legs and feet were cold. So, I put the IX between the torso UQ and hammock. Now, that was sweet. My legs and feet were now toasty again. (In fact, I was concerned my feet were starting to sweat inside my Golight TQ). But I expected no benefit in the torso due to the snug fit of the WBUQ pushing the IX into my back. But i was wrong. Now I was toasty head to toe, and passed right out.
I've got a ways to go on the IX learning curve, but it shows a lot of promise.