Firstly i'll say hello. This is my first post here.
I dunno if anyone has seen the "REI Lite-Core 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad" or not, but its basically a Therm-a-rest with some anti-slip pads on it. They're basically rubbery circles on top of the pad. I recently started packing up a therm-a-rest prolite 3, and its great and all, but I did notice that when its fully blown up the slick nylon surfaces of the pad & sleeping bag cause me to slide off the pad (mostly on nights when i toss and turn). I can solve this fairly well by letting some air out of the pad, it even seems a bit more cushioned to do so.
Anyway, the rubber circles would solve that problem. (which is probably why REI's pad has them in their design). My idea is, maybe I could pour some patterns of rubber cement on it, or some kinda polyurethane-based adhesive or something (shoe goo? I'm not too sure what to use.) I don't think it would add any significant weight to the pad, and should act as a nice grip.
Anyone try out the REI Lite-Core 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad? are the grip circles that useful? does anyone know of any polyurethane-based stuff that would stick onto the pad and remain flexible and act as a grip for sleeping bag nylon?
Any ideas or feedback would be awesome thanks.