Originally Posted by rocketrobinhood
I don't have any advice for you but I kinda wonder where this is going to end up. I admire innovation.
I thought that the advantage of the open bridge Chrysalis design was that it was possible to use sleeping pads right on top of the hammock. Unlike other hammock designs,you don't have the hammock fabric wrapping around you trapping moisture and compressing the insulation of the bag. Have you tried it with just a closed cell foam pad or two? Other than some condensation I've haven't had any problems down to below 0 C.
Pads in any hammock are just not as comfy. I absolutely agree that the bridge design lends itself to a better curves for pad use but I still love the cup feeling of the hammock material. Everyone talks about the flatness of a bridge but that really is misleading. If you look at the body your lower back and neck both curve in wards. I find a pad to be more like sleeping on a really soft slightly giving floor. Pads are great for those who love them and for starters but most eventually go to under covers, quilts pods, ect...