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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Just a wild idea ... how about using one of those cheap light weight mesh hammock body's as a type of undercover to hold the pad in place? Weight wise it might be no better than a double layer of 1.1 but one could experiment by cutting out sections of it to see the optimum pattern it would take to make the "pad sling" for want of a term.

    I've only had one cup of coffee ...
    Hmmmm. I might have a project if i make it out of the Gorge this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Just a wild idea ... how about using one of those cheap light weight mesh hammock body's as a type of undercover to hold the pad in place? Weight wise it might be no better than a double layer of 1.1 but one could experiment by cutting out sections of it to see the optimum pattern it would take to make the "pad sling" for want of a term.

    I've only had one cup of coffee ...
    I've been kind of thinking of that too. I have one - maybe I'll see if I can get it to mate with my ENO doublenest. Erm... Or something.

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    I had one of the little mesh hammocks sold on base at the BX/PX and it was heavier than a layer of 1.1 oz DWR. I don't remember the exact numbers but it was enough to make me not consider carrying it anymore.
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    I had a similar thought for general undercover insulation, posted in this thread:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=17357

    No replies though so I assume nobody had any relevant experience to share, I was talking jibberish, or both.

    I think that with your idea, unless you had a lot of shock cords (more work and weight and tangle than would be worth it) you would have issues with bunching and with keeping it in position.

    Post up if you try it, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    I had one of the little mesh hammocks sold on base at the BX/PX and it was heavier than a layer of 1.1 oz DWR. I don't remember the exact numbers but it was enough to make me not consider carrying it anymore.
    Kinda think it might but if you could say cut out half of the mesh ... and create a skeleton frame work of the remaining mesh ... it might work to support a pad evenly. Depending on how it's made you may have to knot it. Those woven ones might just require cutting and a little fusing with a lighter.

    Might just end up being too complicated to futz with. But it'd be an interesting experiment if you were so inclined.

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    Could be. And then you'd have a multi-functional item in case you needed to go fishing with your underquilt...
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    Fishing is just what I was thinking. Instead of a web hammock, I was thinking of using some light weight fishing net in lieu of the shock cord. If it works, I could then proceed to cut out portions until it fails. That would let me know the least amount of webbing needed to support the pad. The 40X60X0.25 GG pads weigh a bit under 8 ounces. Combining a trimmed GG pad with the least amount of net needed might yield an 8 ounce bottom insulation solution good down to the low 50's or so.

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    Here's a similar thread.

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