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    Pillow Question

    I am wanting to get a pillow for my hammock. I have tried a couple of inflatable ones and I really like how small they pack down (which is something I am looking for) but they just are not very comfortable. I have looked at a couple of down stuffed ones but they all seem to compress so much when you put your head on them that there is not much left. For those of you that have the one from Hammock Gear what is your impression of them? I have a few items ordered from the Father's Day Sale and was thinking of adding a pillow to the order.

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    I think it is very nice - soft - but not to soft. It does indeed compress when your head is on the pillow but IMO it's just perfect.

    If you are worried about support contact HammockGear and ask for some overfill, i'm sure they'll be happy to help you out.
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    I'm going to make one out of ome spare fleece I have laying around. It will just be a bag where I will stuff some clothes at night.

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    Walmart has a pack pillow in a stuff sack for 6 bucks
    I have 2
    1 for my head
    1 for under my knees

    Works great
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    I don't know anything about the pillow from Hammock Gear, but I looked for a long time and tried a lot of different ones, looking for that perfect pillow.
    I bought the "Bear Pillow" from AHE about two years ago and stopped looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bchboy1206 View Post
    I used my thermarest compressable pillow today and I love it!
    I have seen the Thermarest pillow at REI and did like it but it just does not pack down small enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    I bought the "Bear Pillow" from AHE about two years ago and stopped looking.
    I have looked at the Bear Pillow also but will still worried about how much it would compress when you laid your head down on it. Also since I had an order in with Hammock Gear I would save on shipping. Besides I am a big fan of their products.

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    I just got a pillow from Blackrockgear.com. It is very comfortable test hanging at the house but I haven't had it on the trail yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    I'm going to make one out of ome spare fleece I have laying around. It will just be a bag where I will stuff some clothes at night.
    I made (diy) a medium sized microfleece lined drawstring silnlyon sack for my pillow. I turn it sil-side out when I'm travelling, so that it acts like very water resistant stuff sack. Then flip it inside out (filled with down vest or other clothing) for sleeping. Dual purpose and very comfy.


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    Ahhh, the never-ending quest for a comfy pillow!

    I am a side sleepwe, and I find that NO pillow is not sufficient support.

    The Thermarest foam chunk-filled compressable pillows are comfy to the touch, but even the smallest was too thick for my liking. I surgically removed about half the fill and that was sweet.

    Unfortunately it went AWOL, so I picked up one of these at REI:

    http://www.rei.com/product/766035/co...ir-core-pillow

    I have only one night with it under my noggin, but it seems to be just as good as the modified Thermarest.

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    Tis the season for swim wings. If your looking for an inflatable pillow, they don't get much better than these babys. Cut the back band off, under inflate them and they will cradle your head just right. Inexpensive, tough, and repairable with a drop of PVC cement.
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