I have been using my poncho as an undershield/garlington insulator for years now. It is amazing how this multi-use piece of gear extends the range of my sleep system. I have also used my sunshade reflector in my claytor as well as other pads as the conditions warrant. As with others, I have experienced the condensation of the reflector in some situations. I have also been thinking about how to maximize the sunshades reflective abilities and minimize the condensation and conductive loss.
After reading a bit about how the reflective nature requires space for maximum effectiveness and also remembering the early garlington experiments with space blankets crumpled into the garbage bags, I tried an experiment. I simply placed the sunshade between my poncho and the hammock! This simple idea allows for space between the reflector and hammock to maximize that ability. It also eliminates conductive heat loss and any condensation will no longer wet the hammock/quilt etc... The one experiment was a success, but more are needed to see if this is an improvement. Anyone else ever tried this?