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    Yeti with a pad?

    Is it easier to use a 1/2 pad together with the yeti with a double layer BB or a single layer BB?

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    I did that last night. It worked out ok. I have a double layer BB and put the pad in the sleeve. I trimmed a $5 Walmart pad down to go from the end of the Yeti to my feet. It stayed in place fine but I think I'm going to get a Gossamer Gear pad instead. The Walmart pad is thicker than I'd like.

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    I always use a pad for under my legs...depending on how low the temps go, I double over the pad. This is the winter version of the Yeti...in the spring/summer/fall here is the US, you could just put extra clothes or even your pack under your legs if your using the 3 season Yeti).
    Personally, even though I have a double BB, I put the leg pad inside with me(not between the layers) for 2 reasons...
    1. I like being able to move the pad around as I move my legs...easier to do inside with you
    2. Since your legs have very little weight (compared to your shoulders/butt) I don't even feel the pad (like you do under your butt).
    So to answer your question, if your body weight allows a single BB, do that. Your pad/Yeti combo works with a single layer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    I always use a pad for under my legs...depending on how low the temps go, I double over the pad. This is the winter version of the Yeti...in the spring/summer/fall here is the US, you could just put extra clothes or even your pack under your legs if your using the 3 season Yeti).
    Personally, even though I have a double BB, I put the leg pad inside with me(not between the layers) for 2 reasons...
    1. I like being able to move the pad around as I move my legs...easier to do inside with you
    2. Since your legs have very little weight (compared to your shoulders/butt) I don't even feel the pad (like you do under your butt).
    So to answer your question, if your body weight allows a single BB, do that. Your pad/Yeti combo works with a single layer.
    Experiment with what feels good to you!
    I like to keep weight and bulk to a minimum so the idea of a double layer is not that appealing unless it comes with some added perks. But since having the 1/2 pad under the leg inside the hammock is easier than having it in between the layers than I'll just go with a single layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.Biomed View Post
    I like to keep weight and bulk to a minimum so the idea of a double layer is not that appealing unless it comes with some added perks. But since having the 1/2 pad under the leg inside the hammock is easier than having it in between the layers than I'll just go with a single layer.
    That's how i do it!
    And i would not change to a dubbel layer for any reason i can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moski View Post
    That's how i do it!
    And i would not change to a dubbel layer for any reason i can think of.
    Nice! Before I started with this thread I thought that everyone had got a double layer, got me to hesitate with choosing a single layer.

    By the way, let's see some pics of your new set-up Moski!

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    The double layer is a nice option if you think you'll be exceeding the temps of your Yeti. There have been a few (very few) occasions that I have gotten cold to the point that I unfolded my pad and slipped it in the sleeve under my whole body instead of just my legs. I don't like sleeping directly on the pads, so the double layer is a nice thing for me.

    All that said, my next long hike will be with a single layer, as I normally keep the pad inside the hammock under my legs. Course, it'll be a summer hike. Winter time, I go back to the double for those nasty nights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moski View Post
    That's how i do it!
    And i would not change to a dubbel layer for any reason i can think of.
    The double helps prevent those !@#$% mosquitoes from biting me through the hammock in the warmer months whem I'm sleeping with just a light TQ.
    Todd K. Miller

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    I use a sleeping bag so I'm not affected by the mosquitoes

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