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    Question Wide foam pads? Gossamer gear seems always out of stock?

    While I wait for my WBBB 1.1 dbl to get here, I'm hunting for a wide pad to use. Seems a lot of people recommend the Gossamer Gear, but I've never seen the really wide stuff in stock.

    What are people using to get wider than 25" without using a pad extender?

    Speaking of extenders, is the SPE still available? Didn't see it on the Speer site for sale.

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    Here you go on the extenders. I think it's the only place you can buy them commercially. They work very well btw.

    http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.c...uct/A4011.html

    Miguel

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    The SPE is no longer made, but ENO now makes a similar product.
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    Thanks for the ENO links. How think is the foam in it? Anyone using it with a regular closes cell pad and not an inflatable?

    Also, any ideas on the gossamer shortage?

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    While the GG wide pad does work, be aware of a couple of things. It is only 1/4" thick so it's not going to take you very low. As the sides wrap up around you, there is substantial buckling of the pad and I find I need to work it a little to flatten these folds. The plus side is with all that width you're not going to spread out and hit a cold spot off of the pad and it is fairly comfortable.

    Contact GG and ask about availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    While the GG wide pad does work, be aware of a couple of things. It is only 1/4" thick so it's not going to take you very low. As the sides wrap up around you, there is substantial buckling of the pad and I find I need to work it a little to flatten these folds. The plus side is with all that width you're not going to spread out and hit a cold spot off of the pad and it is fairly comfortable.

    Contact GG and ask about availability.
    Thanks for the feedback on the pad buckling. Does it do that in all your hammocks? Specifically the double layers? I've yet to own a double layer.

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    Jacks 'R' Better has a 1/4" thick 26 x48 torso pad.
    4.3 oz.

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/torso-pad/

    For me, this has worked much better than my inflatable Prolite 3.

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    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/hammocks101.php



    ccf is available at a reasonable price and by-the-yard at many upholstery shops. I've found very high quality foam on the A1 Foam and Fabrics Website. It is on a 60" roll, so be aware that you'll need 2 yards to get a 6' long piece.


    The mini-cell foam here is about the same weight but seems like it might be slightly more warmth efficient, but at a bit higher price. I found the 1/16” mini-cell skins to be more like 1/8” thickness

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    http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Produ...x-48-p954.html

    Lawson has some god pads as well, not sure if I got the link right or not
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    Great links everyone. So how does R-value translate into a degree rating? Is there a good way to estimate this? I know everyone sleeps different, but just curious.

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