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    Today was the worst day to test under insulation 55 sunny and no wind O well I won't complain Any way taken another pic of it in my hammock. Its really comfy and warm from what I found out today. Can't wait too by more ccf pads 1/4 inch would be great.1111101637[1].jpg
    If you can't duck it then use more duct tape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcress View Post
    Rub it in John.
    Ok, it hit 100 degrees here one day last week...

    Of course, us crazy Southern Californians go LOOKING for snow when the mountains get some...

    That pad does look comfy... maybe make a fabric pocket for it?
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    I got a chance to use this pad over the weekend. It worked great! The temps dipped into the upper 30's and I never got cold with just a sheet of reflectex on bottom then this pad over it. I wore a fleece pull over, cotton long johns, wool socks and a stocking cap.
    I would advise anyone too try this. In my openion its better than just a standard ccf in Comfort (you can even lay it in a folding camp chair), Size( you can costomize it in any size you need), Warmth (its twice as thick in most spots) and Breathabilty.
    There's lots of ways to improve this techique. It's also very cheap mod just sissors, tape and a ww ccf.
    If you can't duck it then use more duct tape!

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    Jim: Thanks for the report. My kids don't have UQ's yet, I might have to give this a try... WW CCF pads are really cheap...

    Looks to me that the reflectix is really what's keeping the warmth in, any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjcress View Post
    Rub it in John.

    I've got some thin foam that was a protective envelope around a new computer monitor while in the shipping box, and was thinking of just laying it as an additional layer between the UQ and hammock. Will have to see how this weaving technique works for others... as mine is just barely big enough to cover my mid-torso. Not big enough to really experiment with.

    Just read your post again: That ultra-thin foam is the same stuff used in Insultex, but probably thicker. Insultex is also quilted to 2 layers of polyester scrim for strength.

    The downside to what you have is it doesn't breathe. I have a bigger piece my daughter's new Casio KB came in. I'm contemplating making some tiny holes in it so it would breathe, but i'm not sure... (maybe pull out a quilting foot for the sewing machine and forget the thread...)
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    I tried drilling holes in my ccf pad, and it really does help alot with condensation. It also seemed to make the pad more flexible, so it fits in the hammock better. (its no substitute for good quality goose down, but its alot better than a sweaty back with a regular ccf pad!) I drilled /cut out 3/8 in holes about every 8 inches or so.
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    Yeah the reflextex is holding alot of heat in is true but the weaved ccf also causes an air gap which helps the reflectex work better. Plus upper 30's F. Is close to as cold as I have ever went and I feel it can go cooler. My hammock is a double layer btw.
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    I don't know if its my size that causes it but a reguler ccf gets hard under my weight(340) and causes a sore hip in morning.
    If you can't duck it then use more duct tape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim View Post
    Yeah the reflextex is holding alot of heat in is true but the weaved ccf also causes an air gap which helps the reflectex work better. Plus upper 30's F. Is close to as cold as I have ever went and I feel it can go cooler. My hammock is a double layer btw.

    30's? Can't complain about that. Did you sleep ON the pad, or put it in between layers. Did you find it to be wide enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim View Post
    I don't know if its my size that causes it but a reguler ccf gets hard under my weight(340) and causes a sore hip in morning.
    Since you mentioned a sore hip, are you sleeping on your side? I haven't found a comfortable side-position in my hammock, but that could be due to the fact that it's 1.1 single layer, and I'm 220lbs... As soon as the funds are released (Daughter going on a trip to Au$tralia) I'll get some more 1.1 from backwoodsdaydreamer and make a double. Either that, or Santa might bring me a WBBB! (I hope...)
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    Digging up an old thread here. I recalled reading this some time ago and thinking it was a great idea to lattice/weave the ccf for improved breathability and better insulation. I'm real curious how the tests turned out and if anyone has tried reproducing it. If so what were the results?

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    What a neat idea, this may solve some of the condensation problems as well!

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