I am looking for a cheap foam pad in something wider than 20". 22-24 will work, and of course I can cut a wider one down.
The width is for my Virga - it carries best with a stiff foam pad like a blue Wal-Mart, but all the stiff foamies seem to come in 20" width. The load lifter straps are at 22" from the base of the pack on my medium, and getting more support up there would be great.
MEC has an extra-wide evazote pad, but it's ungodly heavy (27oz!!!), and pricey at $66. Gossamer Gear Thinlight pads look way too thin and soft to serve as much of a frame, although I could be wrong there.
The Ridgerest comes in a wide, but I'm not sure how the softer foam will carry.
Has anyone seen a 22"+ blue foamie anywhere?
I guess my next option is widening a Wal-Mart pad. Anyone know what they are made from? I wonder if a 2-part Plastic-Weld kit would bond it well enough...