It's good feedback Glenn, and adds to the collective NeoAir experience. And just in time (well, not quite) CD announces an "All-Season" NeoAir at the OR Winter show, with a 4.9 R-rating.
Originally Posted By Glenn
Since I'd originally started this thread, with a very narrow, specific question, I just thought all the folks who had shared a lot of really good information with me might like to know how things worked out.
Actually, the clothing was planned, not just luck. I'd assembled the whole system after reading the same posts you did that said you should wear everything. Like you, I don't agree with that; I'd prefer to use clothes as a safety margin. So, I assembled my gear with the idea that I wouldn't really head out if predictions were for lower than 20 degrees, and that the clothing would provide a 10 degree safety margin if one night got a bit colder than predicted. The trip I described above was simply one of those rare opportunities you get to test out your theory in a "safe" environment, where I could have walked back to the car pretty easily if the theory fell apart.
Thanks for the stats. I'm not really interested in anything longer than the 48" pad I carry now - anything longer gets in the way of storing my pack in the end of my tent and using it as a pad under my feet and ankles.
Also, the shorty NeoAir plus the shorty Z-lite is only about 19 ounces for a bit more R-value.
Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
Wow! With my side opening BD Hilight tent, if there was any weather, I'd be out in it, trying to inflate my pad which is already at least 6' long, then you have to add the length of the pump/stuff sack, I'm out in right field trying to inflate it.
I don't know how it will work with the TM pump but I can inflate the Neo Air inside a tent with the Instaflator. (I tried that inside the TT Moment) Connect the pump to the Neo Air. Put the Neo Air against a wall side ways. Have the valve at the top corner opposite to you. Unroll the bag blow in it so it opens up and then roll it towards the valve. It takes for me about 3 'loads" instead of about 2.5 but it is doable. Not that I would bother with the std Neo but once I make an adaptor for my pre built-in pump Exped it maybe worth doing. Franco
Loc: Meadow Valley, CA
I got lost here I guess. Is this pump a separate purchase, to be used instead of ones lungs? I know I have to use the stuff sack for the Exped inflation because of the down. My money this last year has been going towards vintage stoves instead of bp gear and research.
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