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Tent inside of a tent - any improvement in warmth?

That's essentially how 4 season tents work, the tent is full nylon (no mesh) and the fly is full and basically acts as a second tent, creating that air gap. some 4 season tents even have little ...
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Tent inside of a tent - any improvement in warmth?

I don't know what your situation is exactly, but my advice would be to instead invest in a good down sleeping-bag. Or bring someone to cuddle with. A good sleeping bag will provide that pocket of ...
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Why are zip-in (fleece + hardshell) jackets so rare?

I used to work at Eastern Mountain Sports (a New-England, USA, based chain of outdoor goods). Granted, I haven't worked there in over 15 years, but I know what you are talking about. It was very ...
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Tent inside of a tent - any improvement in warmth?

Tent in a tent will not really work. Firstly the chance of getting two tents that are designed to work this way is essentially nil. You will end up having to find two tents that are compatible - ...
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What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?

There's not a simple answer to the question of where your body loses heat, because the body is a sophisticated thermoregulator, and the amount of heat your body loses, and where it loses heat, varies ...
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Tent inside of a tent - any improvement in warmth?

Among the problems with this idea is that pole ends from the inner tent can damage the floor of the outer tent. If you need to be warmer, augment your sleeping gear with an inexpensive blanket or two....
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Is sleeping on a yoga mat better than on an airbed during winter camping?

200 liters of air weighs about 240 grams and heats up about as fast as 240 grams of sleeping bag, or 240 grams of yoga mat, I mean in a short time. It was reported that the air never heated up much ...
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At what temperature should one switch from gloves to mittens?

As @Paul Lydon said, it is subjective because some people feel the cold more than others. Plus some people who are otherwise relatively unaffected by cold may, because of circulation problems, feel ...
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Tent inside of a tent - any improvement in warmth?

Yes. I recently spent over a year living off-grid and used a smaller tent inside a larger one to conserve heat in the smaller one. The inner tent was my sleeping area while the extra space inside the ...
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Tent inside of a tent - any improvement in warmth?

Makes a huge difference. I did it this weekend. The inner tent was very comfortable wearing long underwear, even outside the sleeping bag. The outer tent was cold and drafty. Outside was 30 degrees.
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Primaloft vs Advanced Skin Warm

Well, both are synthetic fibre fill. They are likely to be very similar, but there isn't a lot of technical info on composition and performances for those materials. Even on the manufacturer's website,...
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How does the R-value of goose down compare to cattail down?

I had never heard of "cattail Down" but after a quick google, it sound like it is significantly heaver than duck or goose down. The R-value dose not measure a substances insulation value, rather the ...
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Why are zip-in (fleece + hardshell) jackets so rare?

They are a hassle to use. On every trip I've been on, I've adjusted layers a dozen times a day. The last thing I want to do is to take apart my liner from my shell. It's much better to have ...
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What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?

I don't think heat versus temperature is addressed in any answers. Assuming all skin is the same temperature then cover all skin with equal insulation is optimal. Starting warm all skin is about the ...
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