For what it's worth, I use an old Therma-Rest pad that's 20"x72". I open the valve and then let it inflate to whatever it's going to do. After that I'll puff lightly into it a couple of times; no more. This seems to work for me pretty well. The other change I made to my system was to get a Big Agnes down bag that's rated to 15 F; if you're not familiar with the Big Agnes bags they have no insulation under you but there is an envelop for you to slide your pad into. While I haven't tried to push my comfort down to the rating of the sleeping bag, I did spend a night this past November in the Catskills of NYS with temperatures in the low 20s. I was really surprised when I woke up that morning and saw snow on the ground. I was incredibly warm and toasty lying in my bag and hammock.
That's all for now. Take care and until next time...Be well.
I used a Klymit Inertia X Frame for 3 nights on a hike last weekend. However, I didn't use it in my hammock. I rigged up my poncho underneath my hammock and put it in their since I have a Hennessy and it doesn't have a sleeve for a pad. I also put a space blanket over the pad. Basically it's an improvised Super Shelter. I was toasty warm and comfortable all 3 nights. I did not have a single cold spot anywhere.
In comes by the foot and in 60" widths. I think mine is the 2 lb density (2A). The 1/4" thickness seems to work very well, just use two or three layers as needed.
Under my legs I use any 1/4 or 3/8 pad. Seems legs don't need quit the insulation as torso.
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pads really aren't so bad. I just prefer my UQ for maximum comfort, and warmth-to-weight ratio. However, pads do work better in bridge style hammocks, i.e. the WarBonnet RidgeRunner ( http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/ridgerunner-hammock/ ) and the Jack's 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock ( http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/bea...ammock-deluxe/ ) and the JRB BMBH UL ( http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/bea...k-ultra-light/ )
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Anyone ever try reflectex (sp?) between layers of a diy hammock.