Good points, especially on the disruption of the UQ seal by the pad........ and YMMV on what gets cold enough to interfere with comfort.
So, before the OP goes off on a quest for a pad that doesn't satisfy and even leads him to be frustrated with his UQ, what do you suggest? To my multiple layers of socks, I suspect Thinsulate leg warmers might be sufficient complement to an partial UQ.
- No more insulation than needed, and
- engineered to take mild pressure without compressing so much the insulation is compromised.
eg: the trimmed sleeves from an old winter jacket or coat.
Shugs idea of putting his down jacket around the foot end of the hammock works really well. I tried it alone with no foot pad and was comfy down to 30 degrees! Just an idea!
Thanks Guys! I am accustomed to using a sit pad anyway so I am still leaning the CCF route. Shug, I saw a video where you had a cut down piece of pad in a sort of trapezoid shape. I kinda like that set up. Do you remember the dimensions of that piece? I cant seem to be able to find that vid.
I dont remember but it went from my heels to back of knees......wider at knees then tapered to foot. No real right size just what works for your size. Cut bigger and trim down is a good way.
Originally Posted by grimtongue
The z-lite pads are 24" I believe. This, when put in a footbox, makes a semicircle that flattens a bit when it is no longer constricted inside the footbox and is under the legs. I think 6 sections of the z-lite is what I have experience with. Each section is 6-8" wide, so you're looking at 36"-48" long. Thinking harder about it now, and the piece couldn't be 4' long, it must be 3'. Try using a piece of cardboard box and cut it up with the corrugation running lengthwise from feet to knees so that it can curl in the footbox. Cut some rough dimensions and see what you get, then trim. that way you don't ruin your expensive $12 CCf pad.
Originally Posted by Shug
I'd probably go with 20" at fee and 24" at knees to start, but your footbox may be bigger, which would be nice.
The cardboard template is a great idea! One that I honestly never thought of. (obvious as it seems) I knew there was a reason I signed up here......