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    the monkeys i still have their 45's LOL i met davey and micky when they toured as MONEY

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    Quote Originally Posted by fulminated View Post
    I can't speak from personal experience by holding one in my hand, but I saw one at hot springs this past weekend. From the looks of it, a single layer packs down small. I've been talking to Mac about maybe making a modular system for my BMBH and he says 1 layer would pack down to about a liter for a full-length bridge UQ.
    Why not just cut a 26 inch wide piece of it and slid it in the pad pocket of the Bridge. I do this with GG Thinlite and it rocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleemus View Post
    Why not just cut a 26 inch wide piece of it and slid it in the pad pocket of the Bridge. I do this with GG Thinlite and it rocks!
    Apparently IX does not work like a pad. A small gap makes for a dramatic increase in insulation.
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    Leaving in 8 days for CT MA, the MacIX is packed. Being paranoid like I am the 3sYeti is packed too. The MacIX will be my insurance policy (noticed that Vermont got 1 foot of snow yesterday).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    Leaving in 8 days for CT MA, the MacIX is packed. Being paranoid like I am the 3sYeti is packed too. The MacIX will be my insurance policy (noticed that Vermont got 1 foot of snow yesterday).
    Looking forward to that trip report. Hope it is cold enough to put your gear to the test.

    I have not been having quite as much luck with my 2 layer (for the HHSS in my case) as most of y'all have, yet. But I still have high hopes as I continue to experiment. I have sent mine back for some improvements like "InsulTubes". MacEntyre seems to think they help a lot. But even the performance so far, if not up to what some others are doing, with out insulTubes, is still worth while considering weight, bulk, expense and wind/water resistance.

    And I originally intended it as an improved way to augment the HH SS, PeaPod, etc. So the other night I was not quite warm enough with 2 layers on my back (legs and feet were plenty warm). I pushed it off to the side and pulled on my WB torso with 1 layer of 2.5 oz Climashield. That was warm enough, an improvement if not toasty, but with no leg pad now my legs and feet were cold. So, I put the IX between the torso UQ and hammock. Now, that was sweet. My legs and feet were now toasty again. (In fact, I was concerned my feet were starting to sweat inside my Golight TQ). But I expected no benefit in the torso due to the snug fit of the WBUQ pushing the IX into my back. But i was wrong. Now I was toasty head to toe, and passed right out.

    I've got a ways to go on the IX learning curve, but it shows a lot of promise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Apparently IX does not work like a pad. A small gap makes for a dramatic increase in insulation.
    That, and because it's easier to make the system modular by suspending it under the hammock. I get the feeling the stuff isn't nearly as stiff as thinlight pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fulminated View Post
    ...get the feeling the stuff isn't nearly as stiff as thinlight pad.
    You would not call it stiff at all. It cannot support it's own weight, and it has no weight!
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