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    Dave,

    Did you use the 'gym rubber' inside or outside your hammock?

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    I used it between the layers of the hammock - double layer DangerBird
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    Yoga mat as under pad/quilt?

    I've thought about this, but the yoga may seems thin and a bit heavier than other ccf options.

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    This is a much better hiking/camping product if you're at all considering a yoga mat...

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/torso-pad/
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    Tried the yoga mat thing Friday night with both the kiddo and myself.

    Kiddo had a double layer tablecloth hammock and it worked great between the layers. It didn't move much regardless of her squirming and she stayed toasty warm using her sleeping bag and the mat.

    I was not so lucky. I have a single layer hammock and was directly on top of the mat. Just trying to get into the hammock it wadded up and shifted around. I was miserably cold the first night.

    Needless to say I walked back to the house the next day and frankensteined myself an 3/4 underquilt from an old sleeping bag. MUCH warmer and easier to adjust.

    Unless you have a double layer or plan to use it only under your feet, I suggest you skip the yoga mat and use your money elsewhere.
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    I used one about a month ago in the backyard. It was between the DL of my DD Hammock. Temperatures got down to about 37 that night and it was pretty windy. I had to bail around 3:00am because I got too cold.

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    I was at ROSS yesterday and found mats of all sizes and colors. They had a huge one that could definitely be custom cut. It costs $15!
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    if your heart is set on using a pad...check out the gossamer gear ultra thin pads

    http://gossamergear.com/sleeping.html
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    I too have scoured Goodwill looking for a cheap warm pad option and have tried a variety of pads: Thermarest, Alps, yoga mats, closed foam, and reflective car screens.

    I am using the Alps Mountaneering comfort series at the moment until I buy an underquilt in June. I like it because it retains a nice boxy shape in my ENO Double nest.

    All the other variations of pads I have tried slid around or bunched uncomfortably in the hammock. I haven't tried a double layer hammock yet - that would be interesting.

    Bottom line for me is that I have trouble sleeping enough I don't want to be wrestling with a pad in the middle of the night or wake up cold because it shifted.

    The folks who seem to have the most success with pads are either using a double layer hammock or using a pad intended for use in a hammock.

    Addition: One combination I tried with some success was using my Thermarest Scout inside an Army bivy bag in the hammock. The bivy bag kept the pad underneath me and provided additional warmth. I would insert one end of my pad into my footbox and then slide it into the bivy. Zip myself in and its almost impossible to not keep the pad beneath you. What is also nice about this approach is the option to sleep on the ground if necessary. The downside is the feeling of restriction.

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    Yoga mat isn't going to compress much so I don't see any advantage to hanging it on the outside of the hammock. Should do okay in a DL, but they're so "tacky" I can see they'd be difficult in a SL.
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