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    Casey Cardwell
    BPL Member

    @niles

    Locale: On the Dirt in Oregon

    Has anyone ever made one of these? I've been looking for a comfortable pillow to start taking with me and thought I'd give a swiss pillow a try. Here's what I came up with.

    I was going for maximum comfort so it's about 14"x9"x6". I made a real simple wrap for it with a stow pocket. Here are the pictures:

    Raw Pillow

    With Wrap

    Wrapped

    Wrapped

    The total weight ended up being about 9oz. Pretty heavy for a pillow, but it's super comfortable.

    Unfortunately, I had to glue two pieces of foam together to get the final product, so I think I could drop a couple ounces if I could find foam thick enough to begin with.

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    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    See
    http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/DIY_RNCDesigns.htm#Pillows

    You are not alone. We have used these for years, and they are very good.

    Cheers

    #1411303
    Donna C
    BPL Member

    @leadfoot

    Locale: Middle Virginia

    Tinny at Minibull Designs has a video on making one.

    #1411590
    Kyle Purcell
    Member

    @dufus934

    Locale: North Texas

    I too saw this video, but I don't see how these could give enough support to be worth taking. Seems a stuff sack full of clothes would be just as good. Am I missing something?

    #1411600
    Casey Cardwell
    BPL Member

    @niles

    Locale: On the Dirt in Oregon

    I don't think you're missing anything. It doesn't support amazingly well, but it is very comfortable. But, if you've got enough clothing to stuff, you might as well do that.

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    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    > but I don't see how these could give enough support to be worth taking.
    With 2 or 3 directions of coring, I think it would be too soft myself.
    With just 1 direction (vertical) in standard PU foam it works fine.

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    Donna C
    BPL Member

    @leadfoot

    Locale: Middle Virginia

    Sorry to go off-topic but has anyone noticed that the Swiss like holes??? Swiss cheese and Swiss pillow seem to have something in common!

    OK…continue. I had to laugh.

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