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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 02:23 AM
Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Posts: 168

I noticed when I slept in my hammock, there was always a bit of dampness between me and the sleeping pad in the morning (synthetic bag). I use my sleeping bag as a quilt in tents so the same moisture from my perspiration wouldn't necessarily get trapped in the bag underneath me. Foam pads and inflatable mattresses don't breathe like the mattress at home on your bed. I generally air out my sleeping bag when I get home, and if it's sunny then during the day on longer trips. Don't underestimate perspiration, and a well ventilated tent is not the same as hanging your bag in the open in direct sunlight with airflow all around. I use a Marmot 0* and an MEC -7* bag, both down.
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