Sunday, 17 May 2009

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Medium sleeping mat pt2

A couple of weekends back, I used my newly arrived Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Medium sleeping mat and reported that I thought the mat might have been responsible for me sleeping cold that night. On Friday night, I put down a foil mat below the NeoAir, and slept warmer. The Silva ADC unit reported that the groundsheet temperature had dropped to 4°c.



The foil doesn’t add much weight. I didn’t use my Blizzard bag, keeping it for emergencies. I am sure that I saw Geoff do something similar at the Lakes meet a few years back.


baz carter said...

What foil mat did you use?

AktoMan said...

Hi Baz, it was just a bog standard emergency foil sheet. I'm sure it was in Dawn's goody bag from last year. I didn't do anything fancy, just folded it a couple of times. I guess I could always cut it to shape.

baz carter said...

Ah I see. I wondered whether you were using one of those windshield sun reflectors that some use, more bulky but does the trick.