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Is thermolite enough

#1
I thought with starting end of May and ending in July a Thermolite Reactor silk Liner was going to be plenty. It's thin like a normal silk liner but has some technology that is supposed to heat up more than a normal one. I have no experience in these liners so I don't know what to expect. I just know it's really small. I've been watching temperatures and they seem low not to mention the rain everyone is speaking of. Am I going to freeze at night? Shall I re-think this and go with a fleece liner. I went with a small pack so i'd prefer to avoid the whole sleeping bag thing.
 

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sillydoll

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#2
Silk Liner

I have walked from the middle of May, have also started in the middle of June and both time used a silk liner.
As long as you have a light fleece jacket to wear if it gets really cold you will be fine. By the end of June and into July it will be too hot for either!
 
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Anonymous

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In my experience, I always had a use for my ultra lite sleeping bag. When it was not 2 cold at night for me (98% of the time: June-August, particularly in Galicia-CF and the CN), I'd sleep under it; when cold: inside, both times putting my valuables inside/bottom. For some reason I feel that it gives me an added sense of "security" sleeping inside of one, maybe bec of its "bulkiness," dunno. I also used it to avoid the not so pleasent smell I found in some albergues. Finally, using one marked more of a distance between the not always very higienic matresses and me. All about choices and what works for one. Best, xm 8)
 

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#4
Silk Liner

My silk liner is exactly like a sleeping bag but with no padding. It folds up into its own carry pouch about the size of a paperback novel. There is even a slip for the pillow and tt measures 210 x 85cm and weighs just 220g.
 
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Anonymous

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Well, my sleeping bag folds up into its own carry pouch about the size of a ring! (kidding of course :lol: ). Best, xm 8)
 

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#6
I took just a silk liner in August two years ago. If I had it to do over again, I'd take a lightweight sleeping bag instead. Most of the time the liner was enough. But the few times it wasn't enough, I didn't get much sleep.

I guess it all depends on how sensitive you are to the cold.
 

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