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    1/2" CCF foam- what temperature range?

    Hello,
    Was just wondering what do you think is a good bottom temperature range for 1/2 " ccf foam in a hammock? I know everyone is different. Just a ballpark.

    Thanks so much and happy trails.
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    With my setup with a 48" wide piece of ccf, I think I would be happy taking this to -6 to -8 deg c.
    When its bitter cold, I often use 3 x 3/8 ccf.

    I am a warm sleeper though.

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    About 95% of the year in TN. Should take you to 30's, some people into the 20's, a select few even lower would be my guess. A lot has to do with the size and how much it wraps the torso area.

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    Hello,
    Is it really hard to pack away the 48" piece? I usually roll my 20" pad up into a cylinder and place into pack. Then filling the inside with gear.
    Todd

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    http://speerhammocks.com/Products/SPE.htm

    The link above is to a product that allows you to get the coverage with pads without a continuous 48" pad.

    You can make your own easily to customize to your setup

    BTW at the bottom of the page on the link above a great temp range chart for pads

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    http://speerhammocks.com/Products/SPE.htm

    The link above is to a product that allows you to get the coverage with pads without a continuous 48" pad.

    You can make your own easily to customize to your setup

    BTW at the bottom of the page on the link above a great temp range chart for pads
    And that same link (at the bottom of the linked page) has a table listing various pads and mattresses with their expected temperature comfort limits.
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    -6 to-8 ? Oh my God , you are a warm sleeper.. I bought the different style walmart just started using.. It is more like a segmented styrofoam? 26in. wide.. Probably would
    go to mid 30s with it.. with a light sleeping bag.. I'm new to this and so far 39f is the coldest I have experienced so far..

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    degrees C, not F.

    about 18-20 degrees F.


    Is it really hard to pack away the 48" piece? I usually roll my 20" pad up into a cylinder and place into pack. Then filling the inside with gear.
    Todd
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    Its like carring a tree trunk. I strap it to the bottom of my pack. I use 2 pads side by side and a third down the centre to cover the gap between the first two pads. This is only in really cold weather though-one ccf pad width leaves me with very cold shoulders.
    It may be bulky, but it only weighs 330 g for the three mats and its not too bad to sleep on on the ground, when I have to. I think this compares favourably with an UQ for my use.

    I did a 10 F hang this year not far from my van and used 3 windscreen shields and 3 mats. I was so warm, I had to throw my quilt off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerminator View Post


    degrees C, not F.

    about 18-20 degrees F.
    I think that's a good, conservative estimate. So much depends on the rest of the sleep system, of course. I was comfortable at 26, and felt cold coming through at 22 with a 1/4" CCF. But in my system, I was dressed warmly but did not have a bag or quilt.

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    Last edited by Fiddleback; 04-17-2010 at 10:00.

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    Hi -

    I recently combined 1/2" thick and 1/4" think Volara pads for temperature at 18 F and the limitation that night appeared to be my sleeping bag (rated at 30F). See details here:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=16443

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