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    Inflatable canvas pool lounges... for insulation?

    Just a thought... has anyone tried this for bottom insulation? Any thoughts?

    See item #70743

    Opinions wanted!

    http://www.poolcenter.com/pooltoys_i...mattresses.htm

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    Looks heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Looks heavy.
    Yes it is - shipping weight is 5 pounds - but besides the weight - do you think it will "work" and if so how well do you think it will work? I'm looking for a cheap solution for coldish weather (around freezing.. Lower = better)

    Can you / anyone see any problems with this sort of thing?

    Thanks for your input - I really appreciate.

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    Really no telling how cold it will go since there's no idea of what kind of insulative properties the stuffing has. You can always try it, find out and report back.

    As far as cheap hammock insulation goes, why not look into an SPE and a couple blue Wally-World CCF pads?

    IMO, if you're backpacking, this thing is totally weight prohibitive. I wouldn't even give it a second look.
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    If you are going really cold,
    i think two (on top of each other) cheap pads are warmer, lighter and probably cheaper.
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    As far as cheap hammock insulation goes, why not look into an SPE and a couple blue Wally-World CCF pads?

    IMO, if you're backpacking, this thing is totally weight prohibitive. I wouldn't even give it a second look.
    If you are going really cold,
    i think two (on top of each other) cheap pads are warmer, lighter and probably cheaper.
    This is really exactly what I was looking for - thank you

    the stuffing is "air" btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by XexorZ View Post
    This is really exactly what I was looking for - thank you

    the stuffing is "air" btw
    seems that it would be the same as a BA uninsulated mat...
    I would think freezing would be optimistic, but YRMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by XexorZ View Post
    .......the stuffing is "air" btw
    Then I'd avoid it. Since it's an inflatible with no other insulation it will end up taking on the temperature of the ambient (cold) air around it and not provide any significant, meaningful insulation. Skip this one and go for something that'll work. I still give a big thumbs up to the SPE.
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    Item #70743 looks a lot like an inflatable mattress. I used one once before I relocated my furniture to my new place. Sum it up in two words….freezing cold. Switched to a CCF Pad the next night.

    If you are looking for another economical solution, might want to try a sleeping bag and convert to a sock or under quilt.

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    If this is for your 'bird, almost anything can be pressed into service between the layers, and "almost anything" will be warmer than an air mattress. Old blankets, for instance.

    I posted recently about packaging foam...multiple pieces of that could be pieced/layered in there. Once I collect enough of it, I plan to try that out in my Traveller. Cost: zero.

    Another possibility: Reflectix. I bought an entire roll of that stuff for not too much more than the price of this air mattress. Again, I think several smaller pieces would conform to you and the hammock better than one large sheet.
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