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    Help with pads

    Hpw do you keep the pad under you. Just did my first hang in the back yard and every couple hours woke up with the pad off to one side or ontop of me. I have an underquilt, and also used a thermorest 3/4 pad. Is there something I can do to keep it under me.

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    I would suggest a Speer SPE
    They work well to keep all secure.....
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    This has been suggested to me but cut out the pad to fit the size of your foot box of your TQ and slip it inside the foot box. Then it will move with you.
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    I've always been happy with the 60X40" pad I got from Oware which I think is similar to those available from Gossamer. The combination of size and foam type makes the pad pretty steady and mine has never 'slipped' in my Hennessy...it simply has very little space to go anywhere. The extra width also provides additional insulation and wind block as it cups around my shoulders...

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    I got the 40" Wide 1/4 GG pad today. I really like the pad but I doubt I will ever bring it backpacking as it is too bulky.

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    Spoon, I trimmed my GG pad down a little and fold it in half then roll it. It's then short enough that you won't hit trees with it going down the trail. I thought about cutting it in half and using gorilla tape to make a hinge for it but didn't want to go to the trouble.

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    Thanks Lori. I'll have to give that a try...

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    Yep. Folding it in half and rolling it works. You will wrestle with it at first but after a few tries you figure it out.

    Great pads!

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    GG 1/4" thinlight pad

    I just got my first Hennessy Hammock a few weeks ago. I have not slept in it yet and ordered a set of snakes skins for it.

    I am I think i want to use the pad idea. I like the sound of the GG 1/4" 41" x 61" pad.

    My question is how does the pad work with the opening on the Hennessy?

    I have the HH ultralight backpacker a-sym

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefftrex View Post
    I just got my first Hennessy Hammock a few weeks ago. I have not slept in it yet and ordered a set of snakes skins for it.

    I am I think i want to use the pad idea. I like the sound of the GG 1/4" 41" x 61" pad.

    My question is how does the pad work with the opening on the Hennessy?

    I have the HH ultralight backpacker a-sym
    Just push it to the side a wee bit ... crawl in ..... re-adjust .... squirm about a bit and all is good. Squirming warms you!
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