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    Extras Wide Evazoto Pad

    Just checking to see how much interest there would be in an extra wide 60X80X 1/4" Evazoto pad. I will be testing a sample of this foam soon and just want to get an idea of interest here in the hammock world. I personally can't wait to get my hands on it.

    Has any one used a piece similar to this size?
    Any Idea on patterns to reduce bunching and creasing?
    I will be testing with a Warbonnet Blackbird 1.1 DL

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    I currently use 40 x 60 x 1/4 Volara CCF in my hammock. I use separate pieces, one for torso and the other for legs. I find it is easier to control them separately. The torso piece goes between hammock layers (I have a double layer hammock), and the leg piece goes on top. Easier to adjust the leg pad that way.

    Where did you get your 60x80 pad? I'd like to get more.

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    Gossemer Gear is about to start carrying it. This will just a be a test piece. I personally like full coverage from head to toe.

    Would you use a one-piece if available?

    I will be cutting it down to about 45 X 80 and giving it more of a hammock shape.

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    I'd be interested in a 60x80.
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    MDSH - How would you use it? Would you use it as is, or DIY something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by packdaddy View Post
    MDSH - How would you use it? Would you use it as is, or DIY something?
    I'd DIY a DL hammock and use it between the layers for winter warmth. Some people are allergic to down.
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    I think I'd be interested, headed to my first winter hang this weekend and am worried that my 24" W x 74" L pad is going to leave me with cold shoulders. Actually the 39" W pad from Gossamer Gear would be great if it was longer, 59" is too short for really cold weather in my as of yet un-experienced opinion. And I am a little paranoid about winter insulation simply because weather forecasts at altitude (say above 10,000') tend to change rapidly and 20 F predicted low can quickly change to a -20 F low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobo View Post
    I think I'd be interested, headed to my first winter hang this weekend and am worried that my 24" W x 74" L pad is going to leave me with cold shoulders. Actually the 39" W pad from Gossamer Gear would be great if it was longer, 59" is too short for really cold weather in my as of yet un-experienced opinion. And I am a little paranoid about winter insulation simply because weather forecasts at altitude (say above 10,000') tend to change rapidly and 20 F predicted low can quickly change to a -20 F low.

    Jory
    I doubt you will enjoy a pad like that. Shoulders quickly become cold and wake you up when you shift off a pad plus these won't keep you warm at these temps. You best do some research. An Underquilt is a must for comfort and warmth. also a hammock sock is nice to block wind and spindrift as well as keep you warmer. For spring and fall I plan to do a pad or sandwich raw synthetic insulation between the layers of my hammock so as not to compress it.

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    Here is the full picture, didn't give all the details in my post showing interest...

    The pads are actually to supplement a 20 deg 3/4 UQ, I have 5/8" total in thickness of CCF. Plus put together a wider bit of reflectix to help with cold shoulders. I have a sock for the hammock, and doors on the tarp. Plan to trench in the tarp to help trap a little more heat and reduce convection loss. 1.7 DL hammock to help keep it in place, along with an extra-wide 0 deg top quilt from UGQ at 56" in ensure I have enough tuck. Packing in some extra long underwear, basspro 1.0 and 3.0 baselayers along with UA basemap and base4.0 which all fit over each other nicely - not as many layers for the legs. For heat I've got 3x SS water bottles that I trust not to leak to be filled with hot water, and packing in lots of chemical heaters as well just in case. Almost forgot GoLite's warmest hooded down jacket. And the weather guess is favorable (always still unpredictable) at lows in the teens with daytime highs getting close to 40 (t-shirt weather).

    Sadly I just found out Tuesday that my UQ wasn't going to arrive in time, and when I asked if my pads only would leave me freezing and for any other last minute insulation suggestions I received two very generous offers of loans on the same UQ (yeti) that I am awaiting delivery in both 20 deg and 0 deg versions. Thanks again to OutandBack and Rhinoman!

    And now a thanks to Bosman for looking out for me as well! I am still amazed that I haven't seen any flames or hatred on here, everyone is so very helpful and friendly compared to most other boards I've been on. The others are mostly tech boards for work, so I guess all that built up stress and angst shows quite a bit more over there - they need to get a hammock and get outside to relieve that! This is a great community of people and glad to have been able to start joining in.

    Given this is my first cold weather hang trying to go over prepared, always seems like a better option than under prepared to me. Still would like to get some wider pads long term even if I end up with an overstuffed full length 0 deg UQ, mainly for the ability to go to ground in high wind. Going to have to get a pulk at this rate as well cuz snow shovel, snow shoes, and extra wide pads just aren't going to be great all strapped to outside of pack .

    Jory

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    No, I would cut it to into four pieces of 30x40. Two pieces could be used in summer, one under legs the other under torso, then add the other two pieces for colder weather.

    What is the weight and cost for the 60x80?

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