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    Go Yeti Go!

    I was able to get a good idea of what my 3s Yeti can do. I had 34-35 degrees, a 10(?) mph gusting wind, and I never felt chilled. I was using my OES Dlx, #3 (32degree) Montbell SS, a fleece pullover and sit pad under my legs.

    The wind shifted a little and blew through my tarp like a tunnel. Other than my bad setup,everything went well. The Yeti held perfectly on the hammock ends without any biners or extras.

    The Yeti slipped sideways when I went on a bathroom break, but that was an easy fix.

    I am working on an add-on, using insultex, to boost the low end temps, but I think 30 is a conservative estimate for this guy. This setup has allowedme to cut 20 oz from my pack.

    Thanks Brandon
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    Even after all this time, it's still hard to believe just how warm those little diapers keep you. Good results Big D!
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    I'm having a little trouble w/ using my yeti. If i use a sit lite pad for my feet then my knees are cold. If i use it for my knees then my feet are cold.

    Also the cord is a little annoying, b/c i find my head usually has to pick to ether lay below or on top of it.

    Perhaps i'm just spoiled from using a snug fit before. I feel the yeti is a bit less forgiving then the snug fit, in that if i lay in certain positions it doesn't compensate as well as the snugfit and is more likely to make a cold spot.

    I've only used the yeti about 5 times, so i need to test it some more.
    Can't complain about the yeti's weight savings though or for using it in warmer weather.

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    Do you have pictures of the setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piotr01 View Post
    I'm having a little trouble w/ using my yeti. If i use a sit lite pad for my feet then my knees are cold. If i use it for my knees then my feet are cold.................

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    So, then, you need a slightly longer pad? Long enough to go from your thigh/butt junction to your feet, more or less? But a thin pad will do for most temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    So, then, you need a slightly longer pad? Long enough to go from your thigh/butt junction to your feet, more or less? But a thin pad will do for most temps.
    Or, you need to supplement the pad with another layer. I used my fleece pullover to give myself more coverage. I have used my pack, raingear and anything else I have that's not being used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big D View Post
    Or, you need to supplement the pad with another layer. I used my fleece pullover to give myself more coverage. I have used my pack, raingear and anything else I have that's not being used.
    Good point.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrokeEnthusiast View Post
    Do you have pictures of the setup?
    Sorry, no pics.
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    yeah, i put extra stuff in a stuffsac and put that under my knees. jacket, rainjacket whatever. cannibal throws that stuff in his pack and uses that under the legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    cannibal throws that stuff in his pack and uses that under the legs.
    Big part of the reason for my recent Packa purchase. Other than the fact that it's a way cool piece of gear. I have learned that I want to ensure my pack stays dry if at all possible. I've only had a couple of nights that using my pack was not feasible and I'm glad I had a pad with me, but now that I'm using a Packa the pad may be coming out altogether. Oh happy happy day!

    Pack works great in combo with the Yeti. It's like sleeping with a pillow under your knees at home.
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