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    pads work better than down under quilts for me

    i dont understand why pads work better than down under quilts for me,my 3 season jarbridge under quilt kept me warm in the upper 20's.i have never got cold with an army closed cell pad in the single digits,but i had one cold spot with my 20 degree phoniex with 2 oz over fill in the upper 20's and that quilt should be good down to 15 degrees.i am a hot hot sleeper too.has anyone else here found pads work better for them.i have been hammock camping since 2002 and i have been a 4 season hammocker since 2004.from 2002 to 2012 i have only used a pad.kinda dissapointed in spending a lot of money on something i dont have confidence inneo
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    I believe it is because we are claytor hammock users. Pads seem to work exceptionally well in the claytor. The sliding or comfort issues others have with pads is the hammock, not the pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    I believe it is because we are claytor hammock users. Pads seem to work exceptionally well in the claytor. The sliding or comfort issues others have with pads is the hammock, not the pad.
    i been using my claytor jungle hammock for 7 years now,i cant even feel the pad under me.neo
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    Same for me in both the Camping Hammock and the Expedition. Been using them for years too, also in winter (like you).

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    i have never found a hammock that out performs my claytor jungle hammock
    neo
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    A friend (also a HF member) just got himself a claytor. He has had a few other designs, but has seen me stick with my claytor over the years so he figured he would try one.

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    I use a sleeping bag and a blanket when it's "cold" and a fleece bag when it is warmer. As someone that can't get a blanket to lay in my hammock without all bunching up then falling out when I get in, how do you keep a foam pad in place? Is it easier because it is a bit rigid? I am a hot sleeper so I want to try the less expensive options before moving to the more expensive but warmer ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbushcraft View Post
    I use a sleeping bag and a blanket when it's "cold" and a fleece bag when it is warmer. As someone that can't get a blanket to lay in my hammock without all bunching up then falling out when I get in, how do you keep a foam pad in place? Is it easier because it is a bit rigid? I am a hot sleeper so I want to try the less expensive options before moving to the more expensive but warmer ones.
    i use a claytor jungle hammock it has a double bottom.you slide the hammock between the layer so you cant really feel the padneo
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    The double layer also keeps the pad in place. It stays in place so well, that you can't even move it to adjust once you are in your hammock. Set it right at first, and you are good to go.

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    OK. So no experience with a single layer hammock and a pad? Switching hammocks really isn't in the cards for me. I'll grab a pad and just give it a shot and see what happens. Thanks!

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