- Nov 9, 2018 at 9:15 pm #3563360
My overall goal was improved sleep. The problem was pillows that don’t stay in place and that the standard 72″ pads are too short for me. My solution was to glue segments of soft velcro strapping to the pillow and pad so that they could be attached and detached easily. This ensures that the pillow stays in place while I am sleeping and also secures it halfway off the top of the pad to ‘effectively’ lengthen the pad by 6 inches so my feet don’t hang off the end. (Keeping the pillow on top of the pad is important to maintain its height relative to the pad.) To support the top half of the pillow where it cantilevers over the pad I use my shoes or other gear. I used Shoe Goo as the adhesive.Nov 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm #3563362
David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
I too, dislike my pillow sliding around and find that it isn’t tall enough unless it’s on top of the pad.
Which glue did you use? It seems to have worked well.Nov 9, 2018 at 10:01 pm #3563363
I used Shoe Goo applied to both sides and let it cure 2 minutes or so before bonding. The bond is very secure.
Nov 10, 2018 at 1:07 am #3563381
- This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by James Walter.
Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
I need to do this also. Thanks for posting pics!Nov 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm #3563418
You are welcome – that is why I posted. I used two velcro cable tie straps. Need 12″ min per side.Nov 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm #3563472
Casey BowdenBPL Member
@clbowdenLocale: Berkeley Hills
What does “cure 2 minutes or so before bonding” mean?Nov 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm #3563476
It is common with contact cement to apply the adhesive to both surfaces, let it sit open and then apply with pressure. I’m pretty sure that is what the OP was referring to.Nov 11, 2018 at 12:26 am #3563498
ExactlyDec 6, 2018 at 2:43 am #3567715
William NBPL Member
I’ve got a Klymit air pillow and a Klymit air mattress. The pillow has a cover and on the cover is sewn a fabric name tag loop. I just ran a string through it, tied a bowline, ran the string around my mattress, then tied the string around the fill nozzle. It doesn’t have to fit very tight, just a bit of a squeeze has been more than enough. I don’t even untie it just sort of work it on.
My ‘fix’ is one of those middle of the night, ‘enough already!’ solutions. It’s worked for months. (Makes you wonder why the pillow makers haven’t taken care of this yeas ago.)
ShoeGoo is a good solution for gluing on your strap. You could’ve maybe glued only an inch or so. I’ve got a ShoeGoo’lued strip of webbing about the same size on a ground sheet (so I can set up the poles on my BigAgnes tent under the rainfly…) It’s under tension when I use it and it’s been more than enough for that use. I wonder how ShoeGoo compares to full strength Silicone Sealant as a glue. Probably better.Dec 7, 2018 at 2:43 am #3567885
Shane CBPL Member
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>I use an old pair of shirt stays from my years in the marine corps</p>
Probably not the lightest thing out there but they work great, they have the pressure locks where it holds the material into a rubber grommet, works great. You have to put them on when the pad and pillow are deflated so it has somewhere to grab onto. Good option if you are the type that might sell the pad or pillow in the future, as it it easily removable.
It does take some of the loft out of the pillow, but I only inflate the pillow half way so no negative for me.
I have that exact same pad (as well as 6 others), it has pressed edges that are perfect for grabbing onto.
That pad may not belong in the super UL crowd but it is bomb proof and doesnt crinkle and make noise like the neo. I’ve had that pad on sharp rock, pine needles, anything you can think of and I have really abused it, never a leak.
But it ain’t super light but at 50 bucks and lasts forever? How could you go wrong.
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