View Poll Results: What is your favorite backpacking pillow and why? (replies highly appreciated)

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  • Exped Comfort Foam Pillow - $45

    0 0%
  • Exped Air Pillow - $35

    5 18.52%
  • Western Mountaineering Cloudrest - $40

    0 0%
  • COCOON Air-Core Pillow Ultralight - $25

    5 18.52%
  • Big Agnes Air Core Pillow - $22

    1 3.70%
  • NEMO Fillo - $45

    0 0%
  • Montbell UL Comfort Pillow - $30

    1 3.70%
  • Kookabay UL pillow - $30

    1 3.70%
  • Spartan Sports Camp Pillow - $10

    1 3.70%
  • Thermarest Compressible Pillow - $28

    13 48.15%
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  1. #11
    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    Not on your poll...

    Wednesday night, I used a silnylon stuff sack with clothing in it. Suspended it from my SRL with a Prusik knot. Very comfortable and double use item!
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    I chose thermarest because its the only one I have. However I have found the perfect lay in my blackbird that props my head up like a pillow so I rarely carry it anymore unless I am hiking in for an extended camp in one spot. Sometimes I will just roll up extra cloths as well.
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    I've got to echo a few others and say that I just used my clothes bag. A pair of socks and a jacket make a decent pillow. Not much is needed in a hammock anyways. And I'm a side sleeper too.
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    Hammock Gear down pillow! This thing rocks! I thought that it was to small at first but after using it a few times its just right. My new go to 3 season pillow

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    Whatever I have left in the pack.

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    Like others, I find no need for a pillow in my WBBB.

    On the few occasions when I need a pillow:
    a) if kayaking, I use a partially inflated paddle float inside a T-shirt;
    b) otherwise, roll up a jacket.
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    I didn't see an option in the poll for my favorite:
    The next day's clothes in my tarp's stuff sack.

    I don't care to devote the space or additional weight for a pillow when backpacking.
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    Okay i voted for the Exped air pillow just because yesterday, 15 minutes after it was delivered (lightest package ever!) I was fast asleep ---on my bed.

    I sleep both on my side and on my back so I was looking for something designed for both. In the hammock I don't really need a pillow when on my back, but on my side it would be nice. Bonus: It has grommets that allow it to be attached to the ridgeline.

    I'll take the hammock out tomorrow and give it a test run. ...may take some pics
    Last edited by sturgeon; 04-01-2011 at 21:03.

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    I like my goosefeet pillow. Got the bigger one for 1.7 oz, which is lighter than the little fleece cover that I used to use stuffed with clothing.

    http://goosefeet.webs.com/products.htm

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    not on your list.
    I use an inflattable airline pillow, the ones shaped like a 'U'...weighs around 1.7 ounces packs to nothing once deflated and is super comfortable-keeps my head in a position so I cant get a crick. love it.

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