Reflectix- makes a cozy. What else?
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Sep 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm #1307497Kevin SchneringerBPL Member
@slammerLocale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
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?Sep 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm #2023542Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Some people sleep on it. Wrap your water heater. Halloween is coming.Sep 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm #2023543Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
put in window of your car to keep sun out and a little less hotSep 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm #2023549W I S N E R !Spectator
Cheap, light electronics or point and shoot camera case.Sep 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm #2023572Sep 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm #2024157M BBPL Member
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.Sep 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm #2024163Kevin SchneringerBPL Member
@slammerLocale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
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.Sep 16, 2013 at 11:34 am #2025168IanBPL Member
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.Sep 18, 2013 at 3:11 am #2025713Peter SBPL Member
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.Sep 18, 2013 at 8:00 am #2025762IanBPL Member
"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.Sep 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm #2025859Peter SBPL Member
Mo Martha Stewart here either, but i just live a tad too far away for ordering for 14.95 bucks… ;-)Oct 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm #2029964David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Keeps your head warm and keeps the government from scanning your brain.Nov 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm #2040583Gerard NervigBPL Member
@acanthusLocale: The center of it all
Made a protective case for my Kindle. Gotta read after dark!Nov 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm #2046947Diane PinkersBPL Member
@dipinkLocale: Western Washington
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?Nov 23, 2013 at 7:57 am #2047390Kelly GBPL Member
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.Dec 27, 2013 at 5:36 am #2057905Adam KramerBPL Member
@rbeardLocale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
i have one of these and love it for the summer. awesome minimal design…
escape pod cooler made with reflectixJan 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm #2062093Brian JohnsBPL Member
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.Jan 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm #2063525Marko BotsarisBPL Member
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
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.Jun 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm #2110232Scott TannerMember
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.Jun 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm #2110394David MorenoBPL Member
@nerrek2000Locale: New England
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.
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.Aug 10, 2014 at 11:04 am #2126411Paul KilroyBPL Member
My 5 year old uses it as a sleeping pad.
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