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    One last pad question

    So I've decided to move to a CCF pad from my Thermarest. I'm having a difficult time choosing the right thickness though. I don't want to double up because I can't bring that much pad. I need something good to 32 and I'm a cold sleeper. Any advice?

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    I get by with a 1/4" pad down to 32, but I'm not a particularly cold sleeper. Perhaps a 3/8" pad would be best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I get by with a 1/4" pad down to 32, but I'm not a particularly cold sleeper. Perhaps a 3/8" pad would be best for you.
    3/8 pad has taken me to the single digits,no problem. neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    3/8 pad has taken me to the single digits,no problem.
    You don't seem to be bound by the same laws of convection that the rest of us are, though. While a 1/4" pad + clothing will get me to 32, it won't get me much lower.

    I tend to use an underquilt at lower temps, though, so I can't speak to 'pad only' use below freezing.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    3/8 pad has taken me to the single digits,no problem. neo
    Neo, refresh my memory: Did you fold that 3/8" double for that single digit night, or did you use it full length laying on just a single layer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Neo, refresh my memory: Did you fold that 3/8" double for that single digit night, or did you use it full length laying on just a single layer?
    Pfft... he just had it laying nearby in case he did decide he wanted to use it.

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    I think the type of pad will also matter. I highly recommend the Gossamer Gear 1/4" pads over the blue Walmart CCF pads. The GG and the WM pad can get me down to about the same temp but the GG pad is lighter and more packable than the WM pad.
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    Ditto the recommendation for the GG ccf pad.

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    I just went to their site. It said: THE 1/4 REGULAR WIDTH PADS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. They do have the wide pads though in 1/4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    I just went to their site. It said: THE 1/4 REGULAR WIDTH PADS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. They do have the wide pads though in 1/4.
    The wider pads are nicer for hammock use anyway, but it's certainly easy to cut them with scissors to whatever size/shape you need.

    Is there a difference between the GG pads and the Speer pads? I've been using the pads from Speer, and I quite like them. No idea how they compare to GG, though.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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