Originally Posted by Miguel
Last night I tried my NoeAir Xlite in my Ridgerunner. I'm not sure of the temps but it was probably in the 40s when I went to bed....snowing when I got up.
I initially put the Xlite in the sleeve of the Ridge Runner with a half of a Thermarest Zlite inside the hammock acting as wings. I awoke in the middle if the night to cold legs, cold feet and a sweaty back.
Later around 6:00 AM I decided to experiment. I took the Xlite out of the sleeve and put it right inside the hammock so I could lay directly on it. I placed the Thermarest Zlite under the Xlite as wings. Much to my surprise my feet and legs quickly warmed up. Even my back which was clammy from before became warm. I also think that having the Xlite inside elevated me off the hammock bed more which gave me the feeling of not needing the wings so much. With the Ridgerunner the sides don't come up much....with a regular gathered end hammock the effect might not be so noticeable.
I will also say that the NeoAir Xlite has a somewhat sticky feel to it which greatly helps keep it in place. Some people complain of the noise of the Xlites but I believe they are referring to older models. My new one is quite quiet.
Thanks for sharing your discovery, Miguel. It's very timely for me as I am debating on getting a Ridgerunner and really have a hard time carrying the weight of a double layer. With your newly found information I might just get a single layer and use it with my neoair. I tend to move a lot when I sleep and wonder if laying directly on the pad in the bridge if the pad would shift around and become a nuisance. Any thoughts?