Thermoflect blanket footbox?
Last night, I was playing with my insulation in the back yard. I have a Leighlo 3 season UQ and a recently acquired EMS down sleeping bag soon to be turned into top quilt. (remove the zipper, cut off the hood, add tabs for lashing up the footbox with shock cord). While I haven't done any of that yet, I stayed nice and warm in the upper 30's. There was a small cold spot at my calves.
Secret Santa was great and sent me a Thermoflect blanket. Is there a secure way to use part of that blanket to help insulate the footbox of my would-be TQ? (and do i put blue side out or gray side out) I'd like it to be something that looks finished and not held together with binder clips.
My only thought so far is to cut a section to fit inside or outside of the footbox, a foot cylinder of sorts. I don't sew, but have the best intentions of learning how.
Prepare to be sweaty. I used that stuff once as a liner in a weathershield...and while warm it was a condensation machine. Very wet underneath.
Just my experience.
I've had success with a piece of reflectix under my feet in the footbox. I also use it as a camp seat; keeps the butt warm when sitting on a wet log.
Thanks Shug. I'm sweaty anyway, so maybe I'll keep shopping around on this.
Originally Posted by Shug
Thanks Roche. Thought about this as well. I may give it a shot since the price is right. Do you have any problem with it sliding around or out of the footbox? I tend to sleep on my back and side and move a lot when I sleep, so I may just pop that dude right out.
Originally Posted by Roche
Not much of a problem inside a TQ or sleeping bag. The piece I carry is 24"x24" to stand on when changing clothes, fold once to 24"x12" to slip in the TQ, fold again to 12"x12" for a comfy and warm sit pad.
Blue side is made to collect body fluids (per the specs) silver side has the plastic coating and is easier to wipe down if you get moisture. I made an UQ out of thermoflect and it will get some moisture at lower temp or when there is a bit of moisture in the air.