Originally Posted by markrvp
That's a valid statement, and I appreciate it. I'm already figuring that my girlfriend will go in my hammock with the appropriate top quilt and underquilt, and I will take one of the hammocks with a pad.
My sons and I are experienced Boy Scouts. My older son and I have over 80 nights of camping (each) including Philmont. My younger son is a First Class scout who has been camping for 4 years.
The purpose of this thread is to determine which pieces of my equipment will work best. If all else fails we'll go to ground where we are VERY proficient.
Ah, that helps. Scouts are tough. If they have good sleeping bags a single blue WW pad should work great.
Sounds like you've got a pretty good plan for your girlfriend giving her the warmest kit.
With down underquilts I've found they work best if they are right up against you. Even an inch of air space with result in a cold spot. I would not recommend adding a pad.
Something you might consider is an Underquilt protector to add wind protector and help hold in heat.
A DIY UQP is pretty easy to make just some breathable 1.0 nylon suspended with shockcord works great.
Good sleeping cloths will also help a lot. Loosely fitting wool socks, gloves and hat will really help. In Colorado I have a down jacket with hood just for sleeping. It keeps the drafts out.
Hope these suggestions help I know it not a direct answer to you which pad for what hammock question.