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    keep warm

    I have a very light wgt nanatuk quilt that I have removed the foot bax and hung as a 3/4 underquilt.weighs about 14 oz not cheap but very effective. Nanatik sometimes has returns at a much reduce $. I also have the nanatuk over quilt with foot box. set up about 2# total and very warm but adjustable@ the gnome of blue island

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddleback View Post
    Even for cold sleepers a 1/4" or 3/8" pad should be enough to ward off the underneath cold for temps in the 40's and above. Some can make it to the mid- or low 20s with such a pad (me too) but that kind of performance leads to detailed discussion of the individual sleep systems and other variables.

    Oware use to offer thin pads...don't know if they still do...they weighed in at 6-7oz and were pretty much no slip and quite large; 40X60". I think Gossamer has a similar pad. I've always thought the Oware provided a lot of insulation for its 7oz.

    IMO, once the underinsulation issue is solved, the rest of the sleep system falls into place and you can use your 'normal' set-up; bag, quilt, etc.

    FB
    Two Oware 1/4in pads take me down to freezing, one to about 45. I trimmed them 28in wide (30 would have been better) from hips to shoulders, and down to 18in wide at the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldnSlow View Post
    I too am looking at good quality underpads. Gossamergear has 1/8, 1/4, amd 3/8 evazote pads ranging from 19 - 41 inches wide, and 59 - 61 inches long. Speers also carries a high density closed cell foam, ranging from 24 - 40 inches wide, and 80 inches long. Both foams have had very good reviews from those who like underfoam. I could not find any similar foams available at the Onaware site.

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    Just recieved my 1/4 GG pad and it is really nice. Not cheap, but nice.

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    Another member provided a link to a place called knoxfoam.com. They carry ccf of various thickness, size and density. Anyone know if the difference in insulating capacity of a hard, medium vs. soft ccf?

    A few nights ago I did some more test hanging. Night #1(~50F) using the HH SuperShelter opencell foam alone. A comfortable cool sleep. Night #2(~52F) added a layer of 1/4 ccf cut about 4" larger but the same shape as the ocf. Placed this layer between the ocf and hammock. Too warm at 52F.

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    JRB Nest. They now have a winter version also.

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