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Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - M

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
sleeping pad as torso insulation on 06/26/2013 05:22:02 MDT Print View

wondering how much more insulation wrapping thin torso pad around your midsection under a vest or jacket would provide? could there be benefits to carrying a torso pad this way? a vest like the argon vest from klymit could serve as a multi-use pad/vest if it where re-designed with that in mind...

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: sleeping pad as torso insulation on 06/26/2013 08:39:27 MDT Print View

Wouldn't be breathable. And too much insulation so you would sweat for sure.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: sleeping pad as torso insulation on 06/26/2013 12:35:01 MDT Print View

There is a thread about it, maybe by Daryl Clark.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
re on 06/26/2013 20:46:41 MDT Print View

x2 Daryl

It definitely works, it's just not as comfortable. I actually swam across a lake above tree line with my Ridgerest once. When I got to the other side a rain storm came in quick, I used the pad as a wind shield, I wrapped myself up in it and waited out the storm.