Originally Posted by cargousa
It sucked, my back was sweating, my shoulders would get cold if I moved over and touched the sides of the hammock. My feet were very cold in NH and Maine until I found a good way to keep my pack under them at night.
Yeah, that's been my primary reason for wanting to avoid pads. But, I've been convinced of the merit of having one on hand. I made myself a really poor imitation of a SPE last week and took it with me this weekend. I found having that layer of nylon between me and the pad really helped; a lot.
Congrats on your thru (hangin style)! Feel free to send any hints or suggestions my way.