I am thinking of purchasing this for a...
I am thinking of purchasing this for a winter (December) hike in the Smoky Mountain Nat'l Park. I understand it is not insulated and therefore a poor cold weather perfromer. However, I also plan to use a Z-rest under this pad, (my Z-rest doubles as my pack frame for my go-light race pack while also providing extra comfort). Would the Z-rest under and my sleeping back over provide the necessary insulation or would it still be a cold night of sleep?
I think the Thermarest z lite has a 2.6 R rating I would need more than these pad. I have the old version of the pad and a thermarest prolight plus. I use my thermarest and some insulation you can buy at home dopot (its like a windshield heat reflector but you buy it in rolls) together and it keeps me toasty. Just my opinion