Winter Sit Pads
Nov 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm #3684844Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Maybe you don’t like the extra weight of a closed cell foam sit pad for 3 season camping. I don’t mind carrying 1/2 of a Thermarest egg crate pad.
But for winter I take a full size Thermarest sit pad for cooking and just sittin’ & thinking’ – or kneeling at my tent door when I need something from the tent.
Yeah, small detail but as the German philosopher said, “God made the world with details.” and a good winter trip is made with details.Nov 19, 2020 at 2:53 pm #3684845Rodney AckermanBPL Member
@uncleairLocale: Great Lakes
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Always have that same pad and use it similarly. Only difference is I use a third of it.</p>Nov 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm #3685443Ryan JordanAdmin
@ryanLocale: Central Rockies
I have a one-fold-line cut-up z-rest, 8″ x 12″. I use it in combo with my Hyperlite Mountain Gear pillow sack with some open cell foam for a pillow.Nov 24, 2020 at 5:44 am #3685467DanBPL Member
Eric, between this thread and your thread about down pants, I am noticing a theme. ;-)Nov 24, 2020 at 6:46 am #3685469Mike MBPL Member
I usually use 4 sections of Z Lite, so end up with 20×20″- if it’s cold enough that I need to augment my XTherm than I usually carry 40″ of a Z Lite for my torso (and use it as my sit/kneel pad)Nov 24, 2020 at 11:45 am #3685526Chris RBPL Member
Definitely need a bigger pad to stop sinking into the snow. When taking a break I’ll usually take off my snowshoes and use them under my sit pad. If its really cold my feet are buried in the snow for insulation.
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