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    New Member Mojorizn1965's Avatar
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    Been using a 3/4 Thremarest and my sleeping bag as a top quilt.
    No complaints from me.
    But, here in South Texas, it doesn't get cold all that often.
    So, an underquilt and official top quilt are on the DIY list down the road.
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    I have used a pad for a while, and my shoulders tend to get chilled. I think I'm a cold sleeper though - YMMV.

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyCamper View Post
    Hey all, just wondering why pads seem to be hated. Never used a underquilt yet, been fine with pads and sleeping bag. (Don't even have a normal pad, I use a yoga mat.
    I still like pads and find them lighter for the same level of warmth compared to underquilts. The main issue for me is bulk. I wish I could find a good pad material that wasn't still huge when rolled up.
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    I have used the VCR blue pad and its fine for me once I get it adjusted. Once I fall asleep I rarely move so I don't have to worry about shifting. That being said, I want something wider, so I'm going to try to make a wider pad with reflectix (around the 26x40 range). Hope that works better, but for now I'm staying with the pad.

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    I never liked Reflectex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincoupal View Post
    I have used a pad for a while, and my shoulders tend to get chilled. I think I'm a cold sleeper though - YMMV.
    A trick I started doing is wrapping my coat under my torso so that the sleeves are against my shoulders. No more cold shoulders!

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    Senior Member otter's Avatar
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    they just always seemed to move around on me.

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    I'm toying with the uq idea though have no problems with my ccf mat except bulk. I've already destroyed an old sleeping bag trying to diy a uq but im going to try again, when I perfect it, I've got a down bag I want to convert but will put a dwr coated fabric on the outer due to the amount of rain up here.

    Oh ive used the ccf mat in my double layer DD hammock and my single layer hammock as well as my self inflating mat and havent had them move around on me. I move around do much in my sleep I'm supprised I haven't worn a hole in my hammocks by now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I never liked Reflectex.
    I have a ton of it laying around so I figured I'd give it a try. I'm thinking about making some cuts about 4 inches long and about 4 inches apart along the sides to reduce the wavy bunching I experience.

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Good luck with it. I found reflectix more a heat sucker than an insulator. Maybe you will figure it in a better way.
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