Feb 6, 2009 at 11:30 am #1233853
@ctaggartLocale: The cut
I'm in need of an inflatable pillow. I simply cannot sleep without a pillow and figure that an inflatable one would probably be the lightest (with the exception of using my collapsible canteen). Could somebody recommend a light inflatable pillow? It doesn't have to be very large, just enough to keep my head off of the ground.Feb 6, 2009 at 11:32 am #1475887
BPL has some ultralight ones.
-EvanFeb 6, 2009 at 11:46 am #1475888
te – waParticipant
im still using the Uber cheap kid's water wing (floaties)_ cut down the seam. you may find them this time of year for under $1
wrap a fleece around it and youve got a 4" thick pillow. the bpl ones are too squishy for meFeb 6, 2009 at 11:48 am #1475889
Your avatar is absolutely hilarious, Micheal!
cheers(pun intended)Feb 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm #1475905
I'm a big fan of the montbell inflatable pillow. It's designed with a "divot' in the middle to keep your head from rolling off. Claimed weight is 2.3 ounces. I own 2 and one is 2.3 and the other is 2.6.Feb 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm #1475910
Recently I found the Flex Air pillow inside my "look here when you are bored" stash. Used it for a couple of nights. Very light, I guess the 1 oz/28g weight is accurate, and very comfortable. That is the two chamber version.
I have used the water wing version as well (several) also light and I would suspect more durable. Mostly in the last few years I used the 2L wine bladder , semi inflated with some clothing wrapped around. The Flex Air is the most comfortable.
When I have the Exped Downmat than the pillow/pump ( not the original stuff sack) comes with me. Now Exped have a nicer version of it. Still about 5 oz.
FrancoFeb 6, 2009 at 1:28 pm #1475919
I got a cheap pillow in the camping section of Wallyworld, with a flannel cover and memory foam. I'm replacing the vinyl bladder in it with a flexair pillow I bought on BPL. Don't know what it weighs yet, seems light. Price was right.Feb 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm #1475935
@tarasbulbaLocale: Rocky Mountains
I, too, require a pillow for a good night's sleep…tried the ol shoes in the stuff sack trick and it didn't work at all. So then I ordered the one-chamber BPL pillow, and it proved an immense improvement, but my head would roll off unless it was only partially inflated. The next year BPL came out with the two-chamber pillow, and it solved all the above problems. It's a keeper!Feb 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm #1475937
@mad777Locale: South Florida
I have the Montbell pillow. It is nicely contoured which I think is the secret to its comfort:Feb 9, 2009 at 11:26 am #1476484
SANDRA GILLESPIE KRAMERMember
@sandykayakLocale: South Florida
Not inflatable, but I just got this…mmmm
sandy in miamiFeb 9, 2009 at 11:30 am #1476485
I have never tried it, but some folk have used the bladder out of a box of wine.Feb 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm #1476494
te – waParticipant
im pretty sure drinking 2L of cheap wine gives the illusion of a good pillow :)Feb 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm #1476506
@retropumpLocale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
FlexAir 2 chamber gets my thumbs up. I barely inflate one chamber and use it more as a neck roll than a true pillow.
Come to think of it, I can chop it in half and make it a 14 gram/half oz pillow!Feb 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm #1476509
@clt1953Locale: northern minnesota
I'm with everyone else who has said they like the bpl double chamber pillow. I do go a few ounces more and place it under a small down pillow which goes into a light wt. pillowcase. Makes it just the right height.
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