On my thru hike I ditched my UQ after GA for a ZRest pad (accordian style,
yellow one side, gray on the other). That was THEE best pad for me in my Hennessey Hyperlite.
I tried a thinner 1/8 rolls that Lawson has for about a week.
The ZRest was just much more comprehensive.
And it could double as a sit pad while hiking.
In some mysterious way woods have never
seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me. -
GA --> ME '12
two walmart 3/8 inch blue pads will be less than $20 total. Cut one of them to fit the width of the hammock and place it perpendicular to the other so that it is under your torso. leftover piece can be cut/used to make cozies or as additional small pad to place as needed in the hammock. This works best in a double layer hammock.
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Woodstock, GA
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Williamsville, NY
Hammock: WBBB 1.1 DL Lefty
Tarp: Warbonnet Edge
Suspension: Adjustable Webbing
I didn't have the money for an UQ either, and I didn't want to carry the extra weight of an UQ. My self-inflating thermarest wasn't providing much warmth. . .
The large is 26"x48",
weighs 4.3 oz.
with shipping it was about $20
and they got it to me really quickly
. . .I ordered it on a Tuesday morning and it was here Thursday afternoon.
It has kept me warmer than my thermarest,
it works well in my pack with the frame,
and is great for sitting on the ground.
light. . .
I couldn't be happier.
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Springboro, OH
Hammock: DD Camping Hammock
Tarp: DD 3x3 tarp
Insulation: Gossammer Gear CCF
Suspension: SB Poly->Whoopies
Evazote foam from here:
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Hammock: WBBB 1.1 dbl
Tarp: WB MamaJamba
Insulation: WB Yeti UQ
Suspension: WB straps&buckles
Given your experience with your Thermarest, would you say the ccf would provide noticably better insulation?