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    I'm with you, done the same to packs and clothes out of the box.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    I just made 2 sit pads with some leftover !
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    I use a DIY gearskin, so packing my pad is not an issue, it's part of the system.

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    I have the GG 1/4 pad. cut to 30x60. I fold it in half, roll it up and put on back side of pack. I had 10x60 left over, so I cut it in half which made 2 10x30 and overlaid 1" glueing the 2 together which made around 19x30 for my feet or sit pad. I fold that in half and put in pack agaist my back.

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    A folded Evazote (Speer & GG) springs back pretty good...but not all the way.
    At 28", it's not taller than your pack so I would recommend not folding it. Just roll up and shock cord it vertical to the back of your pack or tuck it under your lid.
    28"x70"x1/4" and 9oz? sounds a little heavy...my GG 1/4" is 20"x60" and only 5oz
    hmmmm
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    I strap mine on the outside as well, but I put it in a stuff sack first to keep the brush from ripping little pieces of it off.
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    Pack volume...the dark downside of CCF pads. I rolled my 40 X 60 Oware and strapped it to the outside of my pack. It worked fine and looked like crap. But then, if I cared about looks I probably wouldn't be backpacking... So...

    The odd-looking LuxuryLite pack ended the issue. The pad, folded, not rolled, fits nicely into an extra-large cylinder of the pack. Once inside, the pad springs open/unfolds somewhat to fit the space of the cylinder leaving plenty of room for the hammock and other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol
    28"x70"x1/4" and 9oz? sounds a little heavy...my GG 1/4" is 20"x60" and only 5oz
    hmmmm
    I was just guess-stimating. At 40x80 it weighs 16oz. So i figured at 28x70 it is about 9oz.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hogn8r
    I strap mine on the outside as well, but I put it in a stuff sack first to keep the brush from ripping little pieces of it off.
    This is my only concern. I need to get a stuff sack for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9civichatch3 View Post
    So how do you attach/pack your closed cell foam pads to/in your pack. I just got a Speer SleepPad and rolled up it is pretty thick. I cut it down to 28"x70" from 42"x82".

    I am either going to attach it to the side or fold in half, roll up, and put inside bag next to sleeping bag.

    Any suggestions?
    I removed the foam that serves as the pack's internal frame. I then put my 48inch pad in the pack and open it as far as possible, packing everything else inside it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    A folded Evazote (Speer & GG) springs back pretty good...but not all the way.
    At 28", it's not taller than your pack so I would recommend not folding it. Just roll up and shock cord it vertical to the back of your pack or tuck it under your lid.
    28"x70"x1/4" and 9oz? sounds a little heavy...my GG 1/4" is 20"x60" and only 5oz
    hmmmm
    28 * 70 = 1960 sq in, 20 * 60 = 1200 sq in, 1960/1200 = 1.633, 1.633 * 5 = 8.166 oz. 9 oz sounds pretty close to me.

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