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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Are you using this under your knees when on your back or between them when on your side?

    Or maybe both?
    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    Yeah I was wondering the same. I sometimes just roll a fleece up
    Under knees when on back. Between when on side. Have used a fleece sweater before but I often don't have one with me and when I do it goes in the Thermarest pillow case and under my head.

    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    Since you have been looking for over a year, I assume you have used the FlexAir pillow.

    So, in your opinion how do the two compare?

    Jacks R' Better sells them for $1.75 and at 0.6 oz 1/4 the weight. A quick Google search leads to FlexAir pillows for $0.68 each on Amazon and a case of 50 FlexAir pillows is either $24.95 or $29.95 depending on the size desired which comes to $0.50 each or $0.60 each.

    The Mont-bell is probably a lot more durable, but at 1/4 the weight I could carry 4 of the FlexAir to remedy that and for the same price as the Mont-bell I can get a case of 50 FlexAir. So durability doesn't seem to be much of a problem.

    As for packing size, in my experience, the FlexAir deflates and folds down to a lot smaller than a pack of cards.

    I'm guessing that you have tried the FlexAir and like the method of inflating/deflating the pillows better.
    Do have some Graham FlexAir pillows. Sure I could combine a couple/few inside a stuff sack of the right size and get a workable solution but I doubt it would be as comfortable and definitely more hassle. With all the money I've spent on outdoor gear, $20 for a good pillow that helps me get a good nights sleep isn't something I'm going to sweat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Are you using this under your knees when on your back or between them when on your side?

    Or maybe both?
    Quote Originally Posted by bloomgorge View Post
    Yeah I was wondering the same. I sometimes just roll a fleece up
    Pretty sure he means under the knees when he is on his back.
    It's an old hammock trick.

    It's not that many hangers that are comfortable on the side in a hammock,
    if it's not a bridge thingy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Under knees when on back. Between when on side. Have used a fleece sweater before but I often don't have one with me and when I do it goes in the Thermarest pillow case and under my head.

    Aha, so you sleep on the side in your hammock then ?
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    i sleep on my side in mine more than on my back

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    I LOVE side sleeping in a hammock and have never spent a single night in a bridge. After you learn to adjust you're thinking, it's much more comfortable than side sleeping in a bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    I LOVE side sleeping in a hammock and have never spent a single night in a bridge. After you learn to adjust you're thinking, it's much more comfortable than side sleeping in a bed.
    i've always side slept in a hammock, i've never tried the pillow between the knees but i'm curious to see what the improvement would be.
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    I sleep a lot on my side. The "pillow between the knees" thing keeps the knees slightly separated & is a little easier on the spine, allowing it to stay straighter if I remember right.
    It really does feel like a more natural position for my back.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I don't always use a pillow btw the knees when on my side but it does help with my hips, which can hurt sometimes. In general I have to avoid doing things like sitting cross legged because with time any twisting will start to make my hips hurt.
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    Come to think of it Knotty, maybe it is the hips that it keeps in a more relaxed position. Oh well, they are connected... hips & spine... & it does feel better
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    Come to think of it Knotty, maybe it is the hips that it keeps in a more relaxed position. Oh well, they are connected... hips & spine... & it does feel better
    The toe bone connected to the heel bone,
    The heel bone connected to the foot bone,
    The foot bone connected to the leg bone,
    The leg bone connected to the knee bone,
    The knee bone connected to the thigh bone,
    The thigh bone connected to the back bone,
    The back bone connected to the neck bone,
    The neck bone connected to the head bone,
    Oh, hear the word of the Lord!
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