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    Breathable Pad?

    Does anybody know if there is such a thing as a breathable pad (to reduce the chance of condensation)?

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    there's a couple that have some possibilities, but overall, not really
    klymit has.....holey.....pads. inertia series. but I can't imagine they're great for insulation in a hammock

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    If a pad was breathable it probably wouldn’t hold air unless it was like a sponge.
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    A holey pad like the Klymit Inertia would certainly reduce condensation, but you would probably lose all insulative capabilities as well.
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    Back in the day (oh, say 40 years ago) we used open cell foam pads. They had to be covered with a waterproof fabric or they would soak up water. Fairly comfortable but really bulky to pack. This of course was on the ground.

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    I've used a pad off and on when not getting the uq set right....feel a cold spot so it was easier to suppliment with pad than adjusting uq at 2 am. I have never felt so "moist" to not use a pad again. But everyone is different and most have more time in a hammy then me.

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    Was thinking the same thing the last couple days. I use a pad in my 90 degree and just spent 4 nights in a ridgerunner with a pad. I like it. A lot. But, I got a little clammy at times and chilled. Not wet, but clammy.

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    there's a Shug video out there, where he meets up with a dude (can't remember name) and he has a ridgerunner, and some sort of foam pad in it. the pad has simpson's speed holes in it, and I remember it simply because shug turns to the camera and makes a snarky comment about "oh yeah, that'll save you 27 grams" in one of the voices he does (not Karl tho)

    don't ask me why I remember that detail, i just remember giggling


    there was a dog too, iirc. sadie or something.

    why I remember details like that, I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikker View Post
    there's a Shug video out there, where he meets up with a dude (can't remember name) and he has a ridgerunner, and some sort of foam pad in it. the pad has simpson's speed holes in it, and I remember it simply because shug turns to the camera and makes a snarky comment about "oh yeah, that'll save you 27 grams" in one of the voices he does (not Karl tho)

    don't ask me why I remember that detail, i just remember giggling


    there was a dog too, iirc. sadie or something.

    why I remember details like that, I have no idea
    I don't even remember that video!!!!!
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    oddly enough, shug + sadie found it quick on youtube. there's also apparently a rapper named shug sadie!

    edit: 12 minute mark for the 27 grams, haha

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