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Winter pad setup... will it work in 0F?
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Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
20*? on 03/02/2012 21:17:57 MST Print View

Sorry for the slight thread hijack, but it's along the exact same lines...all this talk of sleeping pads in cold weather has me worried. I tend to sleep very cold. I've got an upcoming trip and I'll be sleeping on snow (in a tent), and the nightime temps are expected to be in the 19-22* F range. I was planning on stacking my two current pads, both Thermarests. A Ridgerest (closed cell foam), and a standard Thermarest inflatable.

Will these two do the trick?

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: 20*? on 03/02/2012 22:10:34 MST Print View

That is a classic combination that has worked well for many, including myself.

Doug Smith
(Jedi5150) - F - M

Locale: Central CA
Re: Re: 20*? on 03/03/2012 02:49:14 MST Print View

Excellent! Thanks Paul.

rOg w
(rOg_w) - F

Locale: rogwilmers.wordpress
deleted on 03/03/2012 07:17:40 MST Print View


Edited by rOg_w on 05/28/2012 17:36:39 MDT.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
X-lite on 09/22/2012 15:31:37 MDT Print View

I think the x lite short or regular + a 1/8 inch foam pad is a very veritable and fairly compact setup.

You can use the 1/8th in pad for structure in your pack then have a 6.1 oz inflatable.

For a better r value add in a ridgerest solite they are very very warm. But really really bulky.

wiiawiwb wiiawiwb
(wiiawiwb) - F
Why undercalculate in the winter? on 11/17/2014 18:01:44 MST Print View

I was overnight Saturday in 18F weather with a Thermarest Solite and an Exped Synmat 9. They were quite sufficient as I expected they would be. The Solite is a little bulky but ties easily to any pack.

Call me crazy but I don't get why anyone would flirt with being cold all night long to save a few ounces or bucks. That notion is absolutely foreign to me.

If you miscalculate, you're going to have a miserable best.