Hey folks; Mid-Atlantic region here and am wondering which sleep pad is better for the regions that stay warm at night. I use a Hexamid tarp, Borah bivy(if serious rain or insects present), light summer bag(40F), silk liner, BPL Lawson's Eva foam pad 3/8", sometimes a prolite4 if the ground is really hard.
Well this set up is too hot so I ditch the sleep bag, still to hot. I also ditch the bivy except when lots of bugs are hanging 'round(like this weekend). Obviously a total bug net tent is needed and save the bivy for serious rain and cold. On a recent bike tour I realized there was a lot heat emanating from my pads. I think Prolite 4 is causing serious increase in temperature. I like the combo of both pads for comfort sake but am ready to ramp up to something cooler.
Neo-Air gets rave reviews but it too is insulated as well as many Big Agnes models.
So, what do you suggest for warm weather nights on nasty hard grounds. Usually I stay away from buggy areas and hot nights but bike touring seems to get me into these areas often.