Rated4out of5byAustinHikingfromComfortable Lightweight PillowThis is a great pillow to take along on a fishing trip. After a long day I like to lay down and relax. I put a t-shirt over the pillow for more comfort. I sleep on my side so this works great.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated5out of5byshadowdog1fromsurprisingly comfortableI purchased the large size, which fits me fine, being 5'8" with broad shoulders. I tried it several nights at home, and slept very well. I wrapped it in a T-shirt, although if you are really tired, the textured polyester would work, I think. I haven't used it camping yet, so I can't say if it feels hot in summer weather. It wasn't hot at room temperature.
I used my Coleman blower to inflate it using the deflation valve (it takes like one second!). There's really no need for the deflation valve since it's such a small item, but why pay extra for the version with just one valve?
The inflation valve has a "finger button" that allows you to release small amounts of air. I wish my Exped mattress had one of those buttons!
I ended up letting much of the air back out of the pillow until my head was almost touching the bottom. My neck was well supported, and when I rolled on my side, I had adequate support. If you're trying to use it fully inflated, you're missing the concept and it will be uncomfortable.
The price seems a bit high for such a small item, but with the REI discount coupon, I am quite satisfied with the value. (This is, of course, subject to change after using it an actual camping setting!)
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated5out of5byUL DougfromGreat pillow but...This pillow is by far the best air pillow around. I have zero complaints about the product but...
The regular version of this pillow and the UL version are IDENTICAL in construction except for one detail. The UL version has a single inflate/deflate valve to save weight as opposed to the separate inflate and deflate valves of the regular version. Since this is the case, why does the UL version cost $10.00 MORE even though it has LESS content?
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated5out of5byHiker A56321fromBetter sleep, indoors and out! Amazing!For me, sleep in the backcountry was always hit or miss - sometimes a great night, sometimes a next to sleepless night. I never could figure out why... (well, sometimes, because my body was so torn up by the day, I ached all over, but aside from that).
This a fantastic pillow. I started out using it outdoors, where I found I slept well much more consistently. It's so comfortable, I started using it indoors - for over two years it's been my only pillow, indoors or out.
I have no complaints about this product:
- Super light
- Makes a world of difference in the quality of my sleep (versus no pillow)
- Comfortable (hooray for ergonomic design)
Highly recommended. May be expensive, but it's worth every penny. Buy it, and don't look back.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated4out of5byCampsterfromSuper ConfortableThis pillow packs super small. I can actually role this up with my Exped mattress, so the impact on space in my pack is zero. The only thing I never considered when I bought the bigger size pillow is that my mummy bag hood on my sleeping bag doesn't close around my face. It's a good size pillow! If I'm not in sub 30degree weather and don't need to seal up my mummy bag, I'm good. Consider this fact with either size of the Exped Pillow. Other than that, this pillow is worth the $ and worth the good night sleep that it provides.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated4out of5byAlex the AlligatorfromI double upI bought two of these because I like my head really elevated while sleeping. If my head is too low I get really bad headaches and can not sleep at all. In order to use this successfully, I do two breaths in to both pillows. I make them hard but not rock hard. They can be inflated to a quite high PSI and get hard. One of them fits in my hood of my sleeping bag but not two so I have one outside my bag. This system seems to work now after several trips with them. The fabric is actually quite warm and Ive had my face stick to them at night. Its a pillow that packs very small. Overall a great pillow that took a couple tries to get it right for me.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated5out of5byJack of all trailsfromperfect for it's intended useI used this for a 3 week bike tour, and then during Burning Man, and it worked great. Only takes 30 seconds to inflate. Nice!
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated4out of5byMontana-er-ite-ianfromGood so farI'm a person who definitely needs something to prop under my head when I sleep and so far I've been pretty happy with this pillow. It gives much more even and firm support than a lump of clothes jammed in a sleeping bag compression sack. It does slip a little around a bit on my REI inflatable mattress pad, and it's too big to fit at the top of my mummy bag--but generally I work it out and it stays under my head during the night. The only other thing I'd really need is for it to be a bit thicker because I have big bony shoulders and I'm a side sleeper. I have the large and for most people and definitely anyone who sleeps on their back it's probably perfect. It certainly is an awesome small size for backpacking.
Date published: 2013-09-04
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