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Offline ian123running

Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 05:52:03 am »
We had a friend who cycle-camped using 2 or 3 layers of bubble wrap for a pad.  How we laughed.  It was uncomfortable and cheap.   He reckoned he could have made a 5ft thick mattress of bubble wrap for the cost of our Neo-Air.

Ian

Offline DaveB

Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 08:20:40 am »
We had a friend who cycle-camped using 2 or 3 layers of bubble wrap for a pad.  How we laughed.  It was uncomfortable and cheap.   He reckoned he could have made a 5ft thick mattress of bubble wrap for the cost of our Neo-Air.

Ian
Didn't the "popping" every time he turned over keep all the others awake?

Offline ian123running

Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 09:46:15 am »
We had a friend who cycle-camped using 2 or 3 layers of bubble wrap for a pad.  How we laughed.  It was uncomfortable and cheap.   He reckoned he could have made a 5ft thick mattress of bubble wrap for the cost of our Neo-Air.

Ian
Didn't the "popping" every time he turned over keep all the others awake?
One of the MANY disadvantages.  I suspect he became progressively less comfortable as the trip went on...  though he'd probably argue he could simply visit the local Mailbox Etc to replenish!

Offline John Nelson

Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 04:08:12 pm »
We had a friend who cycle-camped using 2 or 3 layers of bubble wrap for a pad.  How we laughed.  It was uncomfortable and cheap.   He reckoned he could have made a 5ft thick mattress of bubble wrap for the cost of our Neo-Air.

Ian
Didn't the "popping" every time he turned over keep all the others awake?
One of the MANY disadvantages.  I suspect he became progressively less comfortable as the trip went on...  though he'd probably argue he could simply visit the local Mailbox Etc to replenish!
The sheer volume of that form of pad would be discouraging to me. How are you going to carry it?

Offline ian123running

Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2017, 01:42:29 am »
John,
He did not carry much - a couple of sheets packed up around his tent.  It's not a recommendation of mine - nor probably of his!   It was pretty funny at the time and basis of a running joke on our two week tour with him.

Anyway, I digress.

Ian

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Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2017, 10:33:49 am »
Have a look at Nemo Tensor Insulated Sleeping pad
72x20x3
packed 8x3.5in
15oz
15deg F to 25deg F
Insulation Type PrimaLoft and Aluminized Film
Fabric 20D PU Polyester Ripstop


Offline RussSeaton

Re: Ultra light sleeping bag, tent and pad?
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2017, 02:25:36 pm »
The sheer volume of that form of pad would be discouraging to me. How are you going to carry it?

Yes its a large volume.  But weightless.  Strap it on top of your rear rack and it is fine.  You can pile stuff three feet tall on top of the rear rack and it is fine.  Your body blocks any wind from hitting it and slowing you down.