I have a proposal/challenge:
Who: Anyone who thinks they have the ability and may be interested in a plush, torso-sized (~35") air-mattress.
Why: Because no one makes one that I am aware of and it has the potential of being around 5 oz. to 7 oz. in weight, depending on the pad used.
How: By cutting a Big Agnes Clearview Pad in half and seam welding each of the two halves "open ends" back together with the appropriate chemical bonding agent. The side that lacks a valve will either need to have one attached using a replacement valve kit, or we could try leaving a small hole in a corner, then using a lightweight roll & clamp closure mechanism (to be sourced).
Where: I am willing to purchase a new donor pad and have it shipped to your place so that you can "perform the operation." In exchange, you get to keep one of the pads and we both get to beta test.
When: Whenever we have some time, eh? Actually, the main reason for this post is that I am building a house right now and don't have the time to spare to tinker, so I'm hoping someone else might be interested in undertaking this project.
If anyone has tried something similar and would care to comment, that would be excellent. I am not certain of the feasibility to effort ratio of this and would appreciate any input.