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    Torso pad vs full length pad?

    I have a Blackbird hammock. I'm still planning on upgrading to an UQ / TQ setup but I'm not ready to make the jump.

    For now I'm using full length mummy cut blue cell foam.

    I'd like to swap that out in favor of a thermarest solar sol pad which has a much higher R value.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on a torso pad vs a full length pad?

    I haven't really experimented if my feet get cold without insulation under them. Some people go with 3/4 UQs though.. I was thinking maybe the insulation is redundant.

    It's not much weight but its a lot of bulk that I might not be able to fit into my pack.

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    I strap a full length pad to the bottom of my pack.
    less chance of it sliding out from under me in the middle of the night.

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    I don't follow. You hike in the night?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1066vik View Post
    I strap a full length pad to the bottom of my pack.
    less chance of it sliding out from under me in the middle of the night.

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    He straps the pad to the bottom of his pack while hiking. When sleeping at night, a full length pad is less likely to slip out from under him.

    Hope that clarified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
    He straps the pad to the bottom of his pack while hiking. When sleeping at night, a full length pad is less likely to slip out from under him.

    Hope that clarified.
    thanks - yes, that's what I was trying to say.
    strapping the pad to the outside of the pack means i don't have to worry about it taking up too much space inside the pack.

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    I use a 3/4 UQ and use a Thermarest Sit-Pad in my TQ for my feet. I always need something under them. In the video below go in to 10:50 and you can see if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I use a 3/4 UQ and use a Thermarest Sit-Pad in my TQ for my feet. I always need something under them. In the video below go in to 10:50 and you can see if needed.
    Shug


    Thanks Shug. This is a good idea btw. This way I have the sit pad when I'm lounging around on the ground.

    Pro-tip. My niece and I found that if you just lay down flat, on the ground with your feet NOT support in any weight from 2-4x per day (usually ever 2 hours) for about 5 minutes at a time it can SERIOUSLY improve your overall performance during the day.

    I was DEAD tired one day after going about 10 hours up hill... we both collapsed and I just laid down. Ten minutes later I got up and felt like a million bucks and she couldn't keep up


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    Im stuck between pads for my feet. I have a DIY UQ thats 44"X44". So I need something under my feet for 40* and bellow. Im stuck between the Therma Rest Sit Pad,Gossamer Gear Torso Pad, and the Gossamer XL Sit Pad Or the 3/16 pad What do you think?
    Last edited by TheCoyote; 09-04-2012 at 11:45.

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