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    Senior Member schrochem's Avatar
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    Between the legs

    ok take your mind out of the gutter
    Sorry I haven't been around much.
    I do sleep in a hammock whenever I'm home. I haven't had a bed in my room for over a year now......
    I've always like the collective spirit of HF to come up with great solutions and possibilities.
    So i wanted to toss one out and see what precipitates.
    In my bridge I'm a side sleeper.
    I know many hangers are the same as me and want something between there knees. I did a search but all I found were the typical solutions of using a stuff sack or a piece of clothing, or a small pillow.
    I like something between my feet and my knees so they aren't rubbing. I like to use a blanket or something similar because it has less chance of moving out of place.
    This made me wonder if anyone has ever integrated insulation into a bag or quilt that goes between the legs?
    Say you have a down top quilt. What I'm envisioning is a basically a strip down the middle of the bag a from the foot end up a few feet.
    So when you use the quilt, that strip goes between your legs.
    If you sleep on your side, it acts as the cushion aforementioned.
    I also thing it would have some thermal benefits because that's a large volume of dead air space that could be warmed more efficiently.
    Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there. If Brandon wants to make a black mamba with one I'd beta test it for him lol!
    Scott

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    I use something between my knees (on my side) & beneath my knees (on my back), but not really between my feet very often.
    If what you describe were made into the top quilt, it would be on one side or the other, forcing you to always sleep on that side... right?
    How about one of the ultralite, short, self-inflating pads?

    BTW... good to see you back.
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    Would a selk bag work for you?

    http://www.lippiselkbag.co.uk/

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    How about a thick pair of sweat pants?

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    BTW... at home I just use a standard pillow, but on the trail, I use a stuff sack w/ one of the Flex Air Pillows (lightly inflated) & maybe a couple of clothing items to add insulation value when it's cold.
    Maybe you could use about 3 or 4 of the Flex Pillows, lined up in a case w/ a pocket for each pillow to hold them in line. They are very lite.
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    Yeah - sounds like you need a good pair of pants and a stuff sack!

    Unlike a sleeping bag, in a quilt you turn inside of it, like a blanket. So if you had a strip down the center of a quilt you'd always have to sleep on your back. But if you slept in some insulated pants and a jacket, you could carry a thinner quilt and make up some of the weight.
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    I'm thinking a underquilt and a topquilt you keep one leg outside and the other inside the topquilt? The underquilt will keep your outside leg warm enough?

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