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    HH Underpad and DL?

    Hi there,

    I'm a newbie and going insane trying to pin point what I want to buy exactly. So in doing so, I need to get some questions answered, if you don't mind.

    I was wondering if the HH Underpad would fit into a simple DL hammock. Could I get away with this do you think? Has anyone tried?

    I was thinking they pack pretty small for what it is and is light too, so if I could put it in the DL I could save myself some money until I can afford an UQ. this could determine a lot of things... I think.

    Thanks for reading!

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    sort of maybe. If it fit you could try hanging a Hennessy underpad and cover under a different hammock. The problem would be if the shape was right for that hammock.

    The reason most folks talk about a double layer hammock for use with a pad is that a Closed Cell Foam pad does not compress much so a thin one can be slid in between the two layers and still provide good insulation. Hennessy uses an open cell foam pad to provide the loft similar to a down or fiber fill hammock and an over cover to block the wind that would blow through. That kind of pad would collapse flat in between layers of a DL hammock.

    The good news is that a CCF pad is relatively low in cost and have many uses. ;-)
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    Ah. Thanks for that nothermark. That makes total sense. So without the overcover the wind would blow through, and the benefit would be negated then again, eh?

    Well, yes. It is a good thing those CCF pad are cheap. I'm going to have to think some more....

    Thanks again!

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    For me in a WBBB DL 1.1 I am good with a pad up to around 60 degrees give or take 5d.When it hit the upper 50s and I put the 40 d under quilt on .Nothing wrong with a pad with a DL if if works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by used2fly View Post
    For me in a WBBB DL 1.1 I am good with a pad up to around 60 degrees give or take 5d.When it hit the upper 50s and I put the 40 d under quilt on .Nothing wrong with a pad with a DL if if works for you.
    That would mean it would take me to now, in my neck of the woods, if I'm the same kind of sleeper as you (I'm a very cold sleeper), but not beyond into fall at all. Maybe my investment for an underquilt will have to come sooner rather than later?

    Good to know.

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