1. Originally Posted by JC77
Okay, my mind is BLOWN! Can I get a condensed version in english? I'd like to make a "pod" for my hammock. My desired temp rating is about 15 degrees. Based on the potential vapor barier properties of Insultex it was recommended I use Primaloft of Climashield. Can someone provide support for this guy? Thank you.
To get your rating, take the temperature desired and subtract from 84* F. (So, for 15* F, that would be 84 - 15 = 69.)

Divide this temperature by 14*--the amount of temperature drop that 1 CLO gets you--to get the CLO needed to reach that temperature. (For 15*, that would be 69 / 14 = ~4.93.)

Divide this CLO number by the CLO/oz/sq yd rating of your insulation (for Climashield APEX, the only one I remember offhand, that's 0.82/oz/sq yd). (For 15*, with APEX, that would be 4.93/0.82 = ~6.01 oz/sq yd. So, 6 oz/sq yd APEX [or two 3 oz/sq yd layers sewn together] should get you to 15*.)

Note that the above doesn't take humidity effects, wind, hot/cold sleepers, or drafts into account. It assumes a "perfect" system. But, it's a good ballpark.

Hope it helps!

2. Originally Posted by FLRider
To get your rating, take the temperature desired and subtract from 84* F. (So, for 15* F, that would be 84 - 15 = 69.)

Divide this temperature by 14*--the amount of temperature drop that 1 CLO gets you--to get the CLO needed to reach that temperature. (For 15*, that would be 69 / 14 = ~4.93.)

Divide this CLO number by the CLO/oz/sq yd rating of your insulation (for Climashield APEX, the only one I remember offhand, that's 0.82/oz/sq yd). (For 15*, with APEX, that would be 4.93/0.82 = ~6.01 oz/sq yd. So, 6 oz/sq yd APEX [or two 3 oz/sq yd layers sewn together] should get you to 15*.)

Note that the above doesn't take humidity effects, wind, hot/cold sleepers, or drafts into account. It assumes a "perfect" system. But, it's a good ballpark.

Hope it helps!
Yes it does, thank you!

3. Decisions, decisions.
I think if I still have a job in Feb ill buy, if not ill diy.

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