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    Reflectix sleeping pad for hammock

    I just bought a roll of reflectix to make some pot cozy's, but got to thinking about also making a nice light weight sleeping pad out of it...has anyone tried this before?

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    Many of pads have been made out of Reflectix around here. The Hennessy "Bubble Pad" is made of Reflectix and it works quite well down to 40 degrees or so (for me). Cut one out and give it a try, only then will you know if it works for you or not.

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    I made and used one for a year. It's cheap, light and relatively comfortable.

    My advice: Make one and see how it works. Have fun!

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    I made one and used it when I got down to 23F (my current record) seemed to add a nice bit of warmth.

    Probably would work good in place of the gossamer gear pad for nights that don't get colder than say 60F and can be stacked on top of another pad the add insulation and create a radiant heat barrier.

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    My only worry are the metalish edges wearing into the hammock. It's why a pad is my backup, but it works fine for a butt pad.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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    Thanks for the responses everyone.
    It's not that I doubt that it will be a sufficient pad, but I question the durability - but for the price - who really cares!
    I think I'll give it a shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trout View Post
    My only worry are the metalish edges wearing into the hammock.
    You could sew some soft gross grain on the edges to prevent that.
    Syb
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    Yep, grosgrain on the edges will do the trick nicely. That's what Hennessy does with their bubble pad.

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    I use my reflectix for a sit pad, and plan to use it to augment my (in-work) DIY 1.1DL hammock as a leg-pad and an anti-CBS pad.

    The stuff really works... My RV has it in every window for winter camping.
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    The only issue I had with one of these was that it got too warm, I woke up soaking wet and my sleeping bad was damp too. Might try it again in cooler temps.
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