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    Reflectix as a pad?

    What do you guys think? I have a thermarest neo air from my days of tent camping, so I'm good with what I got. But I was wondering if anyone has already tried this and if it was successful, I ordered a roll so I could try out different projects with it and wanted to see if it was worth cutting out that much or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakMan View Post
    What do you guys think? I have a thermarest neo air from my days of tent camping, so I'm good with what I got. But I was wondering if anyone has already tried this and if it was successful, I ordered a roll so I could try out different projects with it and wanted to see if it was worth cutting out that much or not.
    Yes! You can use it as a pad. It saved my butt (Literally) last year at the FL hang when it got down to 28 degrees and my UQ wasn't enough. I also make a sit pad out of it that I'm never without. You will find that sometimes your Thermarest isn't enough and if you slide a reflectix sit pad under your back side it can keep you toasty.
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    I bought a roll of Reflectix from Home Depot and made a decent pad from it using a pair of scissors and duct tape. I cut a mummy shape of myself that my daughter drew for me with a sharpie while I laid down on the pad, and then cut 2 strips to add "wings" to the shoulder area and leg area. I edged the whole thing with duct tape folded around the edges.

    It seems to work ok in the hammock, and I used it between the hammock and my pancho liner underquilt last months, it kept me comfortable down to about 34F with baselayers and a 40F mummy bag.
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    You can also add some fleece if you worry about getting sweaty.
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    All of the above is true, but it will never be as warm as ccf, and the bulk is about the same.
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    I carry my HH double bubble (reflectix) pad with me always. weighs nothing packs easy andmakes a nice soft sit pad when folded in half a couple times. Adds a decent amount of insulation. Yes not as much as ccf but still a good amount. Works very good if you need to sit on snow!

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    I like the idea of the reflective bubble pad or ccf instead of an underquilt but I'm worried about getting sweaty.

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    i use a small feet under my but and legs and it seems to work good

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    what's a small feet

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    good but there is better

    I agree with OG
    All of the above is true, but it will never be as warm as ccf, and the bulk is about the same.

    I like the idea of the reflective bubble pad or ccf instead of an underquilt but I'm worried about getting sweaty.
    I wear synthetic clothing as a buffer to the sweat and I prefer to tolerate a little condensation instead of CBS (cold posterior syndrome). If I get too sweaty, I ventilate until I'm cooler, then re-cover.

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