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Darren Bagnall
(dbagnall)

Locale: El Portal, CA
Sleeping Pad problem to solve on 03/05/2012 20:37:56 MST Print View

Hello -

I thought I would reach out to this community for suggestions. I have two Neo-Air sleeping pads I want to somehow
tie together without causing damage to them. I have tried tent cordage but it doesn't hold well (too thin or stretchy maybe).
The pads still separate during the night. Has anyone created something that works for you? I would prefer to keep it light.
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PS - I am not interested in purchasing the Thermarest kit designed for this purpose. Word is is doesn't work well.

Thanks,

Step

brent driggers
(cadyak) - MLife

Locale: southwest georgia
two neo airs on 03/05/2012 20:45:14 MST Print View

It might sound crazy, but how about a thin fitted sheet like twin sized?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Sleeping Pad problem to solve on 03/05/2012 20:47:50 MST Print View

Sew a couple of loops with wide grosgrain ribbon.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Velcro? on 03/05/2012 21:40:12 MST Print View

A couple of strips should do the trick.

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Coupling two NeoAirs together on 03/05/2012 22:03:00 MST Print View

I attach two small NeoAirs together for my wife and I with a couple of loops of 1/2 inch webbing. The loops make a figure eight around the pads, one at one end and a second at the other end. If you use full length NeoAirs you might want to use three or even four loops. It's not perfect, but it weighs almost nothing and works well enough.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
Sleeping Pad problem to solve" on 03/07/2012 07:00:04 MST Print View

You could use shock cord in a figure 8 horizontally around the two pad at 1.5 foot apart along the length of the pad with tension kept with cord locks it should hold tight. Plus you could use the extra shock cord as tie downs on your pack.

Or you could make a silnylon sheet with a vertical compartment for each pad sewn in the middle so the pads don't shift and you will also get a the added benefit of not slipping around on the pad and little added warmth and you could wash body grime off of the sheet and let air dry.
Terry

Mark Dijkstra
(Markacd) - F
Why do something the easy way when you can also do it the hard way? on 03/07/2012 07:49:53 MST Print View

All your solutions are far too easy. Sure, a shockcord strap is cheap, will work perfectly and can be made in half a minute, but where's the fun in that? I suggest that you glue a zipper to the sides of your neoairs so that you can zip them together. It will be expensive, a lot of work and needlesly complicated, but it will be totaly awesome ;)

Anthony Britner
(ant89) - F - M

Locale: North Wales, UK
The wonder that is velcro on 03/07/2012 10:44:36 MST Print View

Take some sticky back velcro, inflate both mats and stick it on the sides should do the trick.