I think if the thermolite got more solid reviews then i would be more keen to give it a go. Looking more into the product there are too many bad reviews for me to risk it - i need to try and borrow one from some place - I dont usually carry my thermals in summer but it may be interesting to see how warm i can sleep in them - maybe using my down jacket and some sleeping socks and just not having a sleeping bag at all. and use a decent pad. with night time temps at the momment local to me being around 15C i think it will be fine - especially if i use my tent instead of my hammock.
having done some more in depth research into the effectivness of so called thermal sleeping bag liners - i get the impression they dont work as well as they boast in terms of increased thermal ratings. Still i may have a go - i havent heard of any one doubling them up to create a layer - but yeah soon the weight will be higher than what can be done with quilts and down bags. IT makes sense really as people are really dedicated to finding effective light weight methods and gear etc. so if it was good it would have probably been done by now..but still worth a shot i guess...
cheers! yeah i want the thermoreactor extreeme to add a bit more range to my current bag anyway so i cant see it being a wasted purchase really! will be good to do some experiments on some over nighters.
So - as i am resting up a busted knee.. my thoughts are turning to how to lighten my pack so i can get back out asap! working on the big 3 - and just now thinking on my sleep system I am also trying to keep a tight budget on this other wise i know of lots of great down bags and quilt etc.
I have been thinking about using maybe two light weight sleeping bag liners - i figure if i use two (maybe even sewn together some way) it would work as a layer - i could then use my snug pack sleeping bag cover to make it wind proof if im in my tarp or to help add an extra layer.
The beauty of this is think is that the liner system can then boost the range of my heavier coldish weather gear (at the momment its happy to about -4C with out wearing base layers) and also be used stand alone in the summer. I think it would also cost a lot less - maybe - seeing as i have one normal cotton liner and i'm thinking about buying a thermolite reactor extreem - i guess it would end up weighing more than some of the ultralite options out there if i use two lines and the sleeping bag cover - but it will also take up so little space in my pack compared to my bags (i prefer to use synthetic bags) - any way - i'm wondering what people think of this idea.... any feedback much appreciated!