Slot for the pad is because I can never get the darn things in right, like everybody else I suppose. Only thing is it s a one shot deal so I will need to make sure its in the right place.
I started off with a single layer hammock, and a speer type pad holder, drove me nuts but I hung in there. I actually slept in a winter tarp with a similar double pad setup with a garlington taco down to 14dF but there were cold spots.
After that adventure I decide to go double layer and that is all I have used since.
Double layer is the way to go with pads, reflectix etc.
Recently made a small IX UQ and although it works just okay, too much fiddle factor for me.
My plan now is a full width, 6' long M50 5XP UQ that fastens to the sides somehow probably with clips or some other method similar to Sgt Rocks setup. That combined with a decently wide pad in a pocket should do it.
Also will build a double M50 5x12 sooner or later.
The M50 dbl layer hammock will weigh 9.5 oz with no suspension and the M50 5x6 5XP UQ about 23 oz.
When attached it will get stuffed together.