Nov 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm #1265265
@scottyjsrLocale: The GREAT pacific Northwest
Looking to purchace a nice set of stuffable backpacking pillows or what is the recommended brand or type.
ScottNov 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm #1662297
I've heard nothing but good about Bender's work, and his standard pillow is 1.3 oz.
He also does custom work (if, say, you wanted an insulated pillow)
EDIT: In fact, I just bought one, so I hope it's as good as I think. ;)Nov 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm #1662302
i just got my WM pillow and its dreamy to sleep on…5 oz so not exactly light weight, but darn nice to sleep on.
Comes with a stuff sac sewn on one end and compresses by about half.Nov 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm #1662313
@bsenezLocale: New England
I've never tried a WM pillow. Is it comfortable? Down compresses so easily I would think it would be so soft you would lay your head on it and compress it fully. I like for my head to be elevated a couple inches.
I have a kookabay pad and would recommend the company, a great product.Nov 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm #1662314
Yes it does hold its shape, as it your head does not compress it down much. Its extremely packed (full of down) so thats why you simply cant compress it into a stuff sack much more than half its original size.
I sleep at home on one of those dense foam pillows, and if this pillow was a little larger I would switch lol.Nov 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm #1662321
@scottyjsrLocale: The GREAT pacific Northwest
Thanks I apprieciate the input It will be definetly be one or the other. I like WM stuff and comfort when sleeping on the trail for my wife and I is TOP prioity.. We will not compremise having a good nights sleep…
ScottNov 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm #1662324
Feathered friends makes one too about the same price but i think an ounce heavier, but it may be larger too….worth checking out if comfort is job one.Nov 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm #1662396
@jumpbackjackLocale: Armpit of CaliforniaNov 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm #1662425
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
A rolled-up down sweater vest (MB Ex Light L, mine is @ 3.9 oz.) inside a lightweight cotton, silk, or merino stuff-sack is tops for weight and functional dual use, in my opinion. I cannot justify carrying a pillow all-day, but a down sweater or vest in case the temps drop is precious cargo.Nov 8, 2010 at 10:40 pm #1662426
@andrew-fLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I have the 1.3 oz pillow (Kookalight) and it's great. Super light and packs down super small. It's sized just right to fit inside the hood of a sleeping bag. With the I beam construction (basically two baffles inside the pillow) it's very supportive and doesn't feel like you're sleeping with your head on a balloon. Plus Bender rushed it out to make sure I had it in time for a trip.Nov 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm #1662432
I have two pillows from Bender. One is the regular 1.3oz pillow and the other is the same thing but made with lighter fabric (30D vs. 70D?) so it weighs 0.9oz. Of these two, I would definately say go with the lighter material. Comfort is the same and durability seems good with either.
I normally have a good night sleep on these pillows. It's not as comfortable as a good down pillow, but it's far lighter.Nov 9, 2010 at 4:07 am #1662443
@coastiebobLocale: Wishing I was Backpacking
I sent him an e-mail a couple of weeks ago wanting to order a pillow and pad and haven't heard back. I hope he is out through hiking or something fun, but at the same time I would really like a new pad this winter rather than my neo-air/foam pad combo.Nov 9, 2010 at 9:38 am #1662504
@forbesbLocale: Bay Area
Similar to the one posted above but smaller/lighter.
2.4 ounces inflatable+synthetic fill.Nov 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm #1662588
@wunderLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I put my fleece jacket inside this thin fleece stuff sack. I should probably sew something out of light cotton, because this weighs 2 oz.
I find inflatable pillows to be really sweaty to lay against.Nov 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm #1662599
@fuzzLocale: Sunny San Diego
Ok, this is NOT UL. But I own all the other pillows. I have to tell you about this one…….. It'll break the gram bank but oh my….. talk about comfort. It's 10 oz. Yes, that's right…. However, it's memory foam, inflatable, with integrated stuff sack and bungy to prop it up higher with clothes attached. It's called the Nemo Fillo Pillow and it's the most comfortable thing I've EVER experienced. I'd leave a days food at home to take this thing. It's that nice. As nice as my several hundred dollar pillow at home………… So for days you're not SUL or even really all the way UL… close to home etc or planes, trains and automobiles…. check them out. It's awesome.
Just my .02 …..
EdNov 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm #1662663
@the-gear-recyclerLocale: High Rockies
The Fillo is awesome. I too have used the WM (too soft and squishy, neck ended up kinked), Big Agnes, BPL inflatable (which was ok stuffed in a stuff sack wrapped in a down jacket), and a couple of the Thermarest ones and as my shoulders are pretty broad, I need my head up a few inches off the ground as I'm a side sleeper. If you're a side sleeper or same broad shoulders, skip the years of crappy sleeping and get a Nemo Fillo. As Ed said, nowhere close to UL but for me, worth every ounce. Absolutely the most comfy backpacking pillow I've ever used hands down.Nov 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm #1662708
I use a beach ball minimally inflated wrapped in a shirt.Nov 10, 2010 at 3:44 am #1662782
Bender shipped my 0.9 oz pillow yesterday; I'm looking forward to taking it to Arizona next week.
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