"Every day above ground is a good day"
There is a real nice DIY fleece bootie pattern on line. I'm wearing mine now. Just the ticket for all that extra fleece you got lying around from when fleece sleeping sacs were going to the salvation of hammock hangers everywhere.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series
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i need to get a new pair, the cordura on the bottom wore out and the ccf started falling out. i'm thinking about glueing a piece of thin leather to the bottom of the next ones i get.
Im not really a DIY guy,Wish i was but I'm not...
Plus i don't know how to sew.
I guess ill just order that and the $9 pad.
I use a similar, older model pad from Oware; 60 X 40 X 3/8", 7oz. Using a hooded jacket and insulated pants in lieu of a sleeping bag or quilt, I've been comfortable into the mid-20's. In one backyard test at 22°, I felt cold coming through after three or four hours. I believe placing my sit pad (a piece of blue foam) underneath my shoulders and back would have stopped that discomfort and extended my temperature range well into the teens.
I've not noticed significant folding or wrinkling in my Hennessy. The pad does cup my shoulders and I like that... It provides wind block and some extra insulation in that area. But then, I don't have any loft so there's no compression worries...
Bulk's a concern on the outside because of wind. A light CCF pad can be blown to tatters if not packed correctly on a motorcycle. Ask me how I know.Yes, but also remember that the pad is impervious to water and so doesn't really need to be packed inside of anything. Can be just as easily strapped to the outside, where bulk is probably much less of a concern.
> cramped panniers
BIcycle camping? ROFL! Never mind. Just roll it and put it in a Thermarest stuff sack and strap it anywhere, you won't hurt it.