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    Insulex

    How effective is a single layer of Insulex? also is the stuff so fuzzy that you absolutely must sew some kind of liner on the outside of it? Im wondering if I can just task a big hunk of it for augmenting my insulation from time to time, and if I can use it like a woobie.

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    Insultex isn't fuzzy. It doesn't need a liner if you don't want one. Many have a sheet to augment their insulation. I don't believe 1 layer will get you down very far - 10 or 15 degrees? Most underquilts are 3 layer and are generally good down to low 40's. It's really thin stuff and very light.
    Here's a good thread http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=23881

    Hope this helps. Do a search for IX and you should find quite a few threads.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Thanks allot it does help.

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    The polyester scrim is kinda fuzzy... snags on anything snaggable, including poorly trimmed fingernails (don't ask)

    I'd line the people-side if using it for a top quilt.
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    I made a double layer top quilt without lining it - no issues except I doesn't keep me very warm.
    If I were to use it in an underqulit where it would come in contact with the ground, vegetation, leaves & pine straw, I would definitely line the outside with nylon.
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    Sounds like in any rate I can use it to augment the insulation I already do have with no problem. How well does the stuff compress? Just enough to be compressed while also making you wish you could afford more down? Hahahahaha

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    It doesn't compress - its just like a sheet of plastic. Just fold it and roll it up.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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    Oh that's interesting.

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