- Mar 26, 2020 at 2:33 pm #3637919
I’ve had two different inflatable pillows leak on two different trips- pretty much sucks when your inflate the pillow and it lasts less than an hour, so looking for something that can’t leak.
stuffing a puffy inside something isn’t going to work, as I’m often wearing it as part of my sleep system
stuffing extra clothing into something isn’t going to work either, as the clothing I’m already wearing is often wet and the few dry pieces I carry typically are worn to sleep as well
Thanks in advanceMar 26, 2020 at 4:38 pm #3637938Dave HeissMember
@daveheissLocale: Pacific Northwest
If you’ve got space in your pack you could bring bubble wrap (the large bubble kind), or you could opt for kids balloons or a couple of ziplock plastic bags to fill with air and stuff inside a pillow cover of some kind.
I have used bubble wrap to make a knee pillow and it works pretty well. Be aware that the “bubbles” can get much harder above 7 or 8,000 feet…Mar 26, 2020 at 6:28 pm #3637948idesterMember
@doug-iLocale: The Cascades
I used a homemade pillow from some foam (two different levels of hardness/softness). Debbie made me some great pillowcases for the foam. Really made a fantastic pillow. I think I have some of that foam left if you want me to send you some.Mar 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm #3637955
Thanks, I carry a small sitpad- wonder with the right pillowcase/pouch I could fashion a pillow
I see goosefeet has down pillows- really down pillow cases as they don’t have enough down to support your head, maybe something like that over a sitpadMar 26, 2020 at 9:34 pm #3637974idesterMember
@doug-iLocale: The Cascades
Not the same kind of foam. I use one piece of memory foam and one piece of the foam you put in seat cushions. I think the pillow weighed about 4-5 oz.Mar 27, 2020 at 12:30 am #3637995Nick GatelMember
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
What brand pillow? I’ve been using an Exped (only item I own of that brand) for several years with no problem… which reminds me, I need to wash it, it is filthy.Mar 27, 2020 at 6:50 am #3638012Ed TyanichMember
I’ve used an Exped pillow as well. Probably well over 100 nights with no issues.
I cover it with a fleece buff as Ryan Jorden suggested a while back. Easy to wash the buff and keeps the pillow clean.
I really need a good pillow with the curvature in my neck.Mar 27, 2020 at 7:16 am #3638013Matt DirksenMember
@namelesswayLocale: Mid Atlantic
Inflatable or otherwise I have personally found using a travel neck pillow to be absolutely wonderful.
But it must have a neck closure snap so it wont expand when I put my head on it.
Whether I am sleeping on my back or my side, it securely “cups” my head, and I don’t seem to move around as much on my mattress. And I can also comfortably wear earplugs (or even headphones) to sleep now since I’m no longer compressing my ear.Mar 27, 2020 at 7:38 am #3638016Joshua SMember
This one looked nice to me.Mar 27, 2020 at 8:21 am #3638024
^ that’s an interesting design, 3 oz isn’t too bad either
my pillows are S2S aeros, have two lightweight ones and two “premium” ones
one of the lightweight ones leaked on a trip with my wife (and it was the pillow she was using- that’s never good :)), the latest was a larger premium- S2S replaced the first one and are now going to replace this one
their warranty is solid, but having a pillow that doesn’t stay inflated is definitely a big drag on a tripMar 27, 2020 at 8:59 am #3638034Monte MastersonMember
@septimiusLocale: Changes Often
After my last failure with an Exped UL pillow, I went with something more durable and multi-use. The Klymit Cush Seat is made of a robust 75d and is well bonded. You’d have to do something stupid for it to fail. Measures 29″ long, 9″ wide and 1.5″ thick. Weighs 3 oz. Folded in half it’s 14″ long by 3″ thick. (most UL camp pillows are about 3.5″ thick). Of course the Cush Seat can also be used for its stated purpose of being a sit pad. As the ad says “it’s a pillow and a cushion.”
Mar 27, 2020 at 9:20 am #3638039JacobMember
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Im pretty sure Exped sells non inflatable pillows as well:Mar 29, 2020 at 9:23 pm #3638597SIMULACRAMember
I’ve tried to use my small CCF sit pad as a pillow rolled into an oval with 2 elastic loops to hold it together. Not so great. In an absolute pinch maybe. I filled a small stuff sack full of down as well. But to get it to that right ratio of support, it became heavier and bulkier than I wanted to carry for ground sleeping. In a hammock, I was able to get away with significantly less down. More or less became like a contoured neck pillow really. Currently using Sea to Summit Aeros regular. Not 100% in love with it. Tried others. Still waiting to find the oneMar 30, 2020 at 6:28 am #3638637
received the replacement pillow yesterday from S2S- no complaints about the comfort or weight of the pillow; but two leaky pillows on two trips is not exactly confidence inspiringMar 30, 2020 at 7:50 am #3638648Jeffs ElevenMember
+1 for exped pillas!
mine is years old with no babying and no hole. I’m on the fence on their pads due to holes but the pillow has material over it Comfortable and protects it.
maybe it’s heavy. Idk. It packs small and I sleep well.
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