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    I should have known that from my roofing days; memory sure does fade fast. Sorry.

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    Oh ok.... They shoulda had it on the other side of the slash...

    Makes more sense... about 2.4 oz per sq yd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
    ooh i want a sample
    Here is the email that I received from the sales person at the company....

    Thank you for your interest. I will send you a sample of
    Temptrol along with one of our Temptrol brochures. Innovative Insulation
    is the world's largest manufacturer of radiant barrier products. With a
    wholesale price of about 60% compared to the less efficient,
    conventional insulated fabrics, and a 95% heat block offered by our
    radiant barrier products, we hope you consider its use. I thought, while
    your packet is on its way to you, you might like some additional
    information. Although Temptrol typically comes in 10 linear yard rolls
    (59" widths), we are currently selling Temptrol Bedwarmers which are
    large enough to fit a Queen size bed. This would be a terrific sleeping
    bag liner that you can buy for just $10 each (not including shipping). I
    am attaching a copy of our product data sheet and price list. If you
    have any other questions or would like to place an order, feel free to
    give us a call at 1-800-825-0123. Thank you.


    Sincerely,


    Luke Rogers
    Innovative Insulation Inc
    6200 W Pioneer Pkwy
    Arlington, TX 76013
    Phone: 817-446-6200
    Fax: 817-446-6222


    $10.00 for a queen sized sheet of it is NOT bad at all. Might just have to get some.

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    hell thats what you would pay for one of those space blanket tarps.

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    I already missed out on the gossamer 1/4 wide pads and the 12 x 12 neo tarp, so i jumped right on this and ordered 2 - with shipping it comes to $40 total - but I'll use them for my bed if it doesn't work out with the hammocks.

    The sales man told me that you still need some space between the heat source and the foil side for the radiate heat blocking properties to work - so we may have to attach them like an underquilt - which raises issues about keeping them dry. However, he said that if you put it in the hammock and have the foil side facing the ground that it would still work because it blocks transfer of heat to cold from either side - I'm no scientist but sounds a little suspect to me.

    In any event, I spent the $40 to be the test dummy for the forum so all of you can save your money if it fails - my little contribution back for all the info I've gathered here

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    all radiant barriers need an airspace to block radiation. otherwise they are just blocking conduction. a layer of fleece is usualy used. if you made an underquilt using 2 layers of synthetic with this in the middle it would work correctly.

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    lol...you got to watch the "educational" video...uses terms like "space-age technology" - and the guy has a real bad haircut - I think the stuff is just aluminum foil attached to polyethylene.

    I just had this thought - this stuff should work as a liner for the Clark storage pockets - they are designed to sag away from the hammock. But then - why couldn't I just stick aluminum foil in the storage pockets?
    Last edited by nogods; 11-07-2007 at 12:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    lol...you got to watch the "educational" video...uses terms like "space-age technology" - and the guy has a real bad haircut - I think the stuff is just aluminum foil attached to polyethylene.

    I just had this thought - this stuff should work as a liner for the Clark storage pockets - they are designed to sag away from the hammock. But then - why couldn't I just stick aluminum foil in the storage pockets?
    you can. but its crinkly

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    How does that weight compare to other fabrics like Spinnaker and the like?

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    its only about half an oz heavier than uncoated 1.9oz ripstop..
    so its quite resonable.

    seems farely strong though not tear resistant

    TENSILE STRENGTH: 47.0 lb/in width
    TEAR STRENGTH: 6.0 lb/in width

    so a hammock 40" wide it could theoretically hold 1880lb.. but any stress risers (knots, pinches, creases, uneven loading, etc) and it would tear easily.
    Last edited by kohburn; 11-07-2007 at 14:53.

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