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  • Features 2 low-profile, FlatValves for inflation and deflation; easily inflates with a few hearty breaths
  • Intake valve features a built-in flap to prevent air escaping when inflating; flap can be released to let a little air out when looking for that ideal comfort zone
  • Soft polyester tricot fabric is comfortable next to skin
  • 1 end is taller than the other to accommodate different head positions; indented in the middle for the contours of your head
  • Includes stuff sack for protection during transportation
  • Exped Air Pillow packs down to a compact travel size; Medium: 2 x 5 in.; Large: 2 x 5.5 in.; Extra Large: 2 x 6 in.

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Pillow Type Traditional Pillow
Inflatable Yes
Pillow Fill Air
Fill Air
Stuff Sack Included Yes
Material(s) Polyester
Dimensions
M
15 x 10.6 x 4.3 inches
L
18.1 x 11.8 x 4.7 inches
XL
20.5 x 13.4 x 5.1 inches
Weight
M
2.5 ounces
L
3 ounces
XL
3.3 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I double up I 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: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it First things first, get the large. Packed up it is still very small and barely weighs anything. Slip a t-shirt over it as a pillow case and you almost have the pillow you use at home in your own bed. It is a little bouncy of course compared to a regular pillow because it is an air pillow but not bad. No more using a coat or clothes as a pillow. It only takes two breaths to blow it up. It does have a patch kit but I have not used it yet. I am sure if you are not careful in the desert though that it is possibly you could puncture it, that's another reason for putting a t-shirt over it as a pillow case. This pillow seems a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Like another reviewer said if I lost it today I'd buy another one tomorrow. Just make sure you get the large.
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pillow for Backpacking! I've tried all kinds of different pillows from using my Patagonia downs weater to the Cocoon pillows. This is BY FAR the lightest and most comfortable pillow you will find. It packs down to just about nothing but once inflated it is a good size. I love the two valves for inflating and deflating the pillow. The fabric has some scretch so it doesn't feel like a brick under your head. I would get another one of these pillows in a heartbeat. Totally worth the $$$ for a good nights sleep. At 2.8oz how could you not pack this?
Date published: 2012-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far I'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: 2013-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow I've been settling for snuggling up with a crumpled up hoodie or sweater for a few years now after having been really disappointed by other inflatable camp pillows. Since REI has such a simple return policy, I decided I had nothing to lose to give this exped pillow a try after reading the reviews, and was really pleasantly surprised. I ended up using this sleeping in my tent, sleeping in the airport, and sleeping on an airplane, in the past two weeks, and finding it really shockingly comfortable. I've never actually been able to sleep for even a moment on an airplane before. The last inflatable pillow I tried was so awful that it's been packed up and stored in a closet for the past two years while I used sweaters as pillows instead. Somehow this Exped pillow almost feels like a real pillow.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better 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 - Durable - 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: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for backpacking. Small and light Due to an old neck injury a backpacking pillow is essential for me on the trail. I tried two different models at varying price points and the more expensive Exped won out by a mile. The cheaper product did not hold air and was returned. I have used this pillow on several trips and never had an issue. The inflate valve has a little knob that can be depressed with a finger after inflating to get just the right amount of air in the pillow. This is definitely a great product.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Confortable This 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: 2013-11-03
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What are the weights of the various sizes? It seems very unlikely that they'd all be the same weight as listed.

Asked by: acrl
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will update the information on REI.com as soon as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-17

Which size is best to fit inside the REI flash sleeping bag (Long left)?

Asked by: barrel roller
​The large pillow is the best choice for the REI Flash sleeping bag.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-21

What would you used for attachments to fit in the loops on the sides? Looking to attach to sleeping pad so it doesn't keep falling off.

Asked by: maryb
​Any kind of small cord is a great option to attach to the retention tabs to help hold the pillow to a sleeping pad.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29

Are the dimensions given for an inflated pillow or uninflated--flat?

Asked by: Sandy
The inflated dimensions are listed under Specs. The uninflated dimensions are listed in the Details. When in the package, this is about 1" thick.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Is this durable enough to use as a seat cushion if you had it on a tarp or something?  Or would a 200lb dude pop it like a balloon?

Asked by: Klemvore
We would not recommend using the Air Pillow as a seat cushion.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17
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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I double up I 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: 2013-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it First things first, get the large. Packed up it is still very small and barely weighs anything. Slip a t-shirt over it as a pillow case and you almost have the pillow you use at home in your own bed. It is a little bouncy of course compared to a regular pillow because it is an air pillow but not bad. No more using a coat or clothes as a pillow. It only takes two breaths to blow it up. It does have a patch kit but I have not used it yet. I am sure if you are not careful in the desert though that it is possibly you could puncture it, that's another reason for putting a t-shirt over it as a pillow case. This pillow seems a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Like another reviewer said if I lost it today I'd buy another one tomorrow. Just make sure you get the large.
Date published: 2012-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pillow for Backpacking! I've tried all kinds of different pillows from using my Patagonia downs weater to the Cocoon pillows. This is BY FAR the lightest and most comfortable pillow you will find. It packs down to just about nothing but once inflated it is a good size. I love the two valves for inflating and deflating the pillow. The fabric has some scretch so it doesn't feel like a brick under your head. I would get another one of these pillows in a heartbeat. Totally worth the $$$ for a good nights sleep. At 2.8oz how could you not pack this?
Date published: 2012-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far I'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: 2013-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wow I've been settling for snuggling up with a crumpled up hoodie or sweater for a few years now after having been really disappointed by other inflatable camp pillows. Since REI has such a simple return policy, I decided I had nothing to lose to give this exped pillow a try after reading the reviews, and was really pleasantly surprised. I ended up using this sleeping in my tent, sleeping in the airport, and sleeping on an airplane, in the past two weeks, and finding it really shockingly comfortable. I've never actually been able to sleep for even a moment on an airplane before. The last inflatable pillow I tried was so awful that it's been packed up and stored in a closet for the past two years while I used sweaters as pillows instead. Somehow this Exped pillow almost feels like a real pillow.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better 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 - Durable - 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: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for backpacking. Small and light Due to an old neck injury a backpacking pillow is essential for me on the trail. I tried two different models at varying price points and the more expensive Exped won out by a mile. The cheaper product did not hold air and was returned. I have used this pillow on several trips and never had an issue. The inflate valve has a little knob that can be depressed with a finger after inflating to get just the right amount of air in the pillow. This is definitely a great product.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Confortable This 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: 2013-11-03
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Questions & Answers

What are the weights of the various sizes? It seems very unlikely that they'd all be the same weight as listed.

Asked by: acrl
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will update the information on REI.com as soon as possible.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-17

Which size is best to fit inside the REI flash sleeping bag (Long left)?

Asked by: barrel roller
​The large pillow is the best choice for the REI Flash sleeping bag.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-21

What would you used for attachments to fit in the loops on the sides? Looking to attach to sleeping pad so it doesn't keep falling off.

Asked by: maryb
​Any kind of small cord is a great option to attach to the retention tabs to help hold the pillow to a sleeping pad.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-29

Are the dimensions given for an inflated pillow or uninflated--flat?

Asked by: Sandy
The inflated dimensions are listed under Specs. The uninflated dimensions are listed in the Details. When in the package, this is about 1" thick.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11

Is this durable enough to use as a seat cushion if you had it on a tarp or something?  Or would a 200lb dude pop it like a balloon?

Asked by: Klemvore
We would not recommend using the Air Pillow as a seat cushion.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-17
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