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    Insulbright for underquilt

    Has anyone used this stuff for a type of underquilt. I have a bunch of it already plus plenty of mid loft polyester batting . I would like to beef up my wally world pad for colder temps. I have a 20 degree bag but still feel some cold from the bottom. I want to attempt a thru on the AT next year and funds do not allow for more gear

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    Sure, it comes up fairly often along with insul-fleece. Think it's generally considered a bit heavy - no real experience myself.
    Try this google search for a bunch of posts:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=insul-brite+AND+UQ+site%3Ahammockforums.net

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    I have used it between the layers of the hammock and it worked pretty good. It doesn't pack very well so I didn't put it in a quilt. I just use it as a separate layer and put it inside the hammock. It is much more comfortable than a pad too.
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    I've used a small piece to help keep my butt warm... works ok.

    If you're doing a thru-hike, you might want to consider a pad. Maybe a piece of this would help, but as an UQ, it'd work, but not be terribly light... If I had to guess, a layer of IX might take you down to 50-degrees...

    I made an UQ out of batting, it compressed once or twice, and was then flat...

    A Poncho Liner UQ takes me down to about 45 degrees, add a piece of insulbrite and maybe 40 degrees...

    If you're looking to go cold, maybe you'd be better off with some sort of hammock sock to block the wind, and a pad to stay warm???

    or make an UQ out of insulbrite to supplement a light pad... but as a primary insulator, I don't think it will cut it.
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