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    Senior Member oldsoldier's Avatar
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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.
    I use a GG one, and, yes, the buckling does occur, to some degree. Not too big a deal though, as you simply adjust once settled, and be done with it. As to not being able to go to low temps-gmcttr, I am going to disagree with you (within reason, of course). The 1/4" pad is only insulating you from convection-it isnt providing cushioning, and compressing against solid ground. So, you are getting more, for less. I have been out in 30* weather in mine, and have been fine (with a fully enclosed tarp too, and a sleeping bag properly rated). I have a hang planned this January, and I made a reflectix pad, about as wide as the GG pad, just in case. I am going to give it a go with JUST the GG pad though, provided temps get lower than what I have done previously. I think others here have taken pads lower too. I am not intending to step on toes, so, PLEASE dont take it as such. Just dont simply discount a pad in cooler temps, strictly due to the width of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsoldier View Post
    I use a GG one, and, yes, the buckling does occur, to some degree. Not too big a deal though, as you simply adjust once settled, and be done with it.
    It's the same for me too with my wide thin pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsoldier View Post
    The 1/4" pad is only insulating you from convection-it isnt providing cushioning, and compressing against solid ground. So, you are getting more, for less. I have been out in 30* weather in mine, and have been fine (with a fully enclosed tarp too, and a sleeping bag properly rated).
    I've been reading this post with great interest and wanted to post my plan to get some feedback. I hope nobody minds the piggy-backing!

    Planned setup is as follows:
    Hammock: WBBB 1.1 Double Layer
    Insulation: EvaRest 1/4" CCF Pad (24"x72", will trim extra length and possibly use for SPE)
    Bag: Marmot Helium 15F

    I plan to start NOBO in the middle of April. Given this proposed setup and start date, do you see any problems with it being too cold? I've looked up averages and they seem to bottom out at 40F for April and early May.

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    Here's another older thread on this topic. Might be helpful.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=9836

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    Quote Originally Posted by airheartvice View Post
    I...do you see any problems with it being too cold? I've looked up averages and they seem to bottom out at 40F for April and early May.
    The simple way to find out is to try your system several times in similar temps well before the hike.

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    I am wondering about a ccf underpad using dutch quilt clips. You could kill some condensation and the folding onto yourself. Now if Gossomer would just get some in!! I have seen them post about getting some but the other links may be useful. I know warbonnet has a few sites for recommending ccf too.

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    Are you absolutely stuck on a CCF pad? The Exped DownMat and Synmat (I use a SynMat) come in widths up to 25".

    I believe some of the other manufacturers also make wide width inflatable insulated pads.

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    Torso length 26" wide EVA foam pads are available at JRB... http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/torso-pad/

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    Ounces to Grams.

    www.jacksrbetter.com ... Largest supplier of camping quilts and under quilts...Home of the Original Nest Under Quilt, and Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. 800 595 0413

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    I got this today, 30" wide. Great seller, bought it on saturday, needed this saturday, got it today with a holiday shortened week no less. You can smell the manufacturing in it, so I'm airing it out now.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/120972776512...84.m1497.l2649

    I did'nt shop around on it. Here's one from another source:

    https://sportsmanmall.com/index.php?...ducts_id=24643
    Last edited by Ryn8tor; 02-20-2013 at 13:02. Reason: Append

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    DIY SPE maybe?
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