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Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?
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Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else? on 09/09/2013 20:38:16 MDT Print View

So I made cozies for my mugs and one for freezer bag cooking. Still have 21' left over.
What else can I make with this stuff?
It must be multi purpose, Right?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else? on 09/09/2013 20:47:20 MDT Print View

Some people sleep on it. Wrap your water heater. Halloween is coming.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else? on 09/09/2013 20:48:45 MDT Print View

put in window of your car to keep sun out and a little less hot

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else? on 09/09/2013 20:58:16 MDT Print View

Cheap, light electronics or point and shoot camera case.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else? on 09/09/2013 21:38:34 MDT Print View

Have a gander at this thread.

M B
(livingontheroad) - M
reflectix on 09/11/2013 20:34:40 MDT Print View

I dont really think its good for anything.

Its really heavy stuff actually.

I just put my freezer bag in my fleece hat, jacket, or sleeping bag, or something while it soaks.

If worried about it leaking, just double-bag it. An extra ziplock weighs less than a cozy,

One less item to carry.

Edited by livingontheroad on 09/11/2013 20:35:52 MDT.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
"Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?" on 09/11/2013 20:42:12 MDT Print View

MB I also noticed that it is heavy especially for a ziplock bag cozy. I have an insulated mail envelope that weighs much less. But it was fun to mess with.
I do think I will keep the cozy I made for my SP600 mug, keeps my tea or cocoa warm longer. I'll pay a little penalty for that.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: "Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?" on 09/16/2013 12:34:38 MDT Print View

I'm making insulating sleeves for my water bottles for winter camping. I've replaced my reflectix pot cozy with a Gossamer Gear Warm Sak. Little bit lighter and works better for storage.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: "Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?" on 09/18/2013 04:11:03 MDT Print View

Ian, thanks for pointing the Warm Sak out. My Current pot cozy and stove storage bag weighs approximately the same as the Warm Sak, but it's better to have less stuff to keep track of - a good MYOG project.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: "Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?" on 09/18/2013 09:00:52 MDT Print View

"Ian, thanks for pointing the Warm Sak out. My Current pot cozy and stove storage bag weighs approximately the same as the Warm Sak, but it's better to have less stuff to keep track of - a good MYOG project."

I like that it's dual purpose. This would be a great MYOG project but alas, I was born without the Martha Stewart gene and this was only $14.95 plus shipping.

Peter S (masc. über linear logical club)
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: Re: Re: "Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?" on 09/18/2013 13:17:27 MDT Print View

Mo Martha Stewart here either, but i just live a tad too far away for ordering for 14.95 bucks... ;-)

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Hat on 10/01/2013 14:02:46 MDT Print View

Keeps your head warm and keeps the government from scanning your brain.

Gerard Nervig
(acanthus) - M

Locale: The center of it all
cozy on 11/02/2013 19:57:01 MDT Print View

Made a protective case for my Kindle. Gotta read after dark!

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
cooler? on 11/21/2013 14:05:03 MST Print View

Anyone use it for a collapsible cooler? My boyfriend and I will be taking some trips on his new Ural motorcycle + sidecar, and I'd like to have a small cooler, but he's worried about space. Commercial soft coolers that I have found so far don't have quite the right dimensions. I have a roll of Reflectix that I have NO idea what to do with, but it should insulate cold as well as warm, shouldn't it?

Kelly G
(KellyDT) - F
Cooler, sure on 11/23/2013 08:57:34 MST Print View

Don't see why you couldn't make some kind of cooler out of Reflectix. It's insulating, whether hot or cold. My other half uses (one of) his sleeping pads to haul in a big, sawn-off hunk of frozen artery-clogging caveman meat, and keep it cold for a day or so. He puts it inside the rolled-up pad, in the center, between frozen Gatorades. (He doesn't understand u.l.) I have to admit, it works pretty well.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
re: cooler on 12/27/2013 06:36:09 MST Print View

i have one of these and love it for the summer. awesome minimal design...
escape pod cooler made with reflectix

http://www.simpleoutdoorstore.com/escape_pod_cooler.html

Edited by rbeard on 12/27/2013 06:37:05 MST.

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Cooler +1 on 01/09/2014 23:41:23 MST Print View

Plus one. I love the simple outdoor solutions escape pod. Great piece of gear. The critter sack they offer is perfect for many of my coastal hikes as well. But I digress. Take a look at the SOS cooler, Dianne. Should not be too tough. I have to say though, what ever they did is way more stable and solid than anything I have ever made out of reflectix. I have some embarrassing art project pot cozies a mom could not love.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Cooler +1 on 01/15/2014 13:32:35 MST Print View

As Sigmund Freud once said on an UL expedition in the Vienna Woods "Sometimes a topf cozee ist nur a topf cozee!"

He never was able to make the jump to SUL.

Scott Tanner
(Scott.tanner) - M
Reflectix Hammock Pad on 06/09/2014 23:59:53 MDT Print View

When I started experimenting with hammocks, I made a 3/4 length heat reflective sleeping pad with it. Took a measurement from the tops of my shoulder to the tops of my knees (bottom of my ham strings) and marked the distance on the roll. Then used a 20" width (pretty standard width) so it would fit in the external back pad holder on my Gossamer Gear G4. Works great. Because it's very "pliable" it conforms to the hammock and wraps up around my sides a bit as well. Very successful DIY project.

David Moreno
(nerrek2000) - F

Locale: North East Ohio
Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else? on 06/10/2014 13:16:02 MDT Print View

I'll second the cooler idea.

Last year a few of us went to Cedar Point Amusement Park for the day. I'll shell out the money for UL Gear, but refuse to spend $70 on overpriced food and drinks per person.

So, I made a cooler out of left over Reflectix to keep food and drinks in the car.

It worked well enough. I kept the cooler in the trunk. It was sunny and the temp got up to over 85 that day.

By 7 P.M. when I made dinner, most of the frozen items had thawed about 90% but were colder than a refrigerator would keep them.

If you want it to last, I'd suggest covering it with material though. Alone, I've found it not as durable as I'd like.

As far as the dual purpose cozy goes, I made one from breathable material and Insul-brite that works great as a cozy and as a stuff sack for my cookset, and is lighter than one made from Reflectix.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=83922&skip_to_post=760730#760730

One other good use I found for Reflectix is making a heat resistant outer case for my sunglasses. I have a pair in my car year round, and the intense heat in summer and cold in winter always caused stress cracks in the lenses. Expansion and contraction I assume.

I made an outer case from Reflectix to keep them in when in the car, and haven't had any cracks appear yet, and it's been about 2 years.