Originally Posted by craige
I find it strange that you guys have a lower latitude than us and have such low temps.
haha We say the same thing from the opposite side: you guys live in such northern latitudes--how can you be so warm? Edmonton, Alberta and London, England are pretty much the same latitude.
As I recall from high school geography class, you lucky guys get the end of the nice warm Gulf Stream. We (Canadians from Lake Superior to the Rockies--- and honorary Canadians like Minnesotans and North Dakotans etc...) get the darn "continental effect."
But our winters sure are sunny and dry.
About pads, I had good results from duct-taping two thin pads together, hinge style. One pad was the core pad (a thin one, about 50cm or 19" wide ). The other pad I sliced lengthwise and used it to add side-wings to the core pad. So I now had a pad that was 38" or 100 cm wide with sides that could fold upward. Then I rounded the corners and sliced off unnecessary bits, and cut triangular darts or slices into the sides to help it bend. It fit nicely in the Blackbird hammock and kept me warm down to about 10* C or 50* F.
Add a thicker one under that and I imagine you'd get lower than that. Before I could do that I got a UQ as a gift. Still keep that pad for afternoon hangs. It's so light.