Pillow suggestions.

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by rorymax, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Massdrop recently had Goosefeet cases sized to fit the Klymit Pillow X. If you're interested it could be worth putting in a request.
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  2. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    Thanks for heads up. May have do that.

    Have put a request in. Here is the massdrop for anybody interested. Should fit various air pillows or you can just stuff jacket in etc :)

    If anybody is interested in a smaller size I have one smaller than this which I'm selling.

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/goosefeet-gear-down-pillow-cover/
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
  3. tom

    tom Trail Blazer

    Backpack is already under my legs... I also used to stuff gear like rain jacket into a stuffbag with some extra clothes but all this kit has shrunk and shrunk over the years - my storm jacket is now the size of a tennis ball, wind jacket even smaller, and top quality down (when not wearing it already as part of a "sleep system") compresses extremely well. Fleece makes a good cushion too but again, my fleece is mainly for camp and night use. All this is not a big deal for an overnighter but on longer trips, my first priority is carrying (nice!!!) food for 6 or 7 days. My valveless inflatable pillow is mainly for those nights when other pillow substitute options are exhausted.
  4. JKM

    JKM Section Hiker

    Personally I like the naturehike one, nice soft material and a good size.

    Prior to that I was using a poundland camping pillow. 40g and you guessed it, £1
    Perfectly comfy Andi would still be using it if the naturehike was not such a bargain.

    Oh, and the naturehike comes in orange....
  5. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Section Hiker

    You're right and I have run into the same issue on some recent trips. Boots and food don't make the most comfy pillow. The 11g re-inflatable silvery balloon in a stuffsack idea seems good for the weight, I'll give that a go.
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  6. Steve Budge

    Steve Budge Backpacker

    Agreed :biggrin:
  7. Shoarthing

    Shoarthing Backpacker

    For a restless sidesleeoer:

    Thermarest ultralight pillow case (27g) - on really lightweight jaunts usually stuffed with a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer, so about 250g total.

    Exped pillow pump (150g) - really comfortable, and with adaptors pumps up a JD Gear insulated pad fine; for me, the shape and resilience of this pillow is just right.
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  8. Scotty Von Porkchop

    Scotty Von Porkchop Ultralighter

    I tried the nature hike on a recent trip but I found it too big/small depending on whether it was on or off an inflatable pad (exped synmat). Very well made for £4 delivered and is probably perfect for a thinner mat like a Ridgerest.

    I've tried down filled pillows and pillow stuff sacks (I ripped off Goosefeet for the stuff sack and had their original pillow) but found them awful. The whole point of the down is its compression characteristics so just went flat and damp. A similar synthetic stuff sack worked better.
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  9. Nevis

    Nevis Summit Camper

    I have a Nemo Filo and last trip I took a large pillow case with me and pulled it over the top of the sleep mat then pushed the pillow up in side the pillow case....pillow never moved all night and was very comfy. Down side is that the Nemo doesn't pack all that small but for me it's a fair price to pay for a comfy sleep :)
  10. Nigellionheart

    Nigellionheart Trekker

    I tried various pillows but fav current choice is my STS Aeros Ultralight in medium weighs 60g. Stuff this inside a thermal fleece lined buff. Stuff this in the sleeping bag hood and I find it stays in place all night..

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