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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Pillow preference

    I am splurging on a luxury item and getting a pillow to use in the back country. I am sick of sleeping on extra clothes and inflated platy bottles.

    So for those pillow users, do you prefer a small "normal" pillow, or a neck pillow?
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    I like the small normal pillow I use under my neck, the shape allows me to easily position it differently if I lay on my side. It really is a luxury though for me, I sleep quite well without it as well.

    Michael

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    While I don't "have" to have one, a small pillow is my luxury item.
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    my preference for pillow fill is synthetic as it doesn't compress much.
    a synth. pillow will support my neck and head w/o a bunch of fluffing and folding.
    my pillow of choice is from Wilderness Logics.
    it's always comfortable and nothing but sweet dreams!

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    I find that I need only a small pillow in a hammock

    and that even the smallest Thermarest pillow filled with chunks of soft foam is too thick. So I opened a seam and removed almost half of the chunks. Perfect! BTW, I am a side sleeper, so one would expect me to need a thicker pillow, but with the up-curve of the hammocks I do not.

    Jim

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    After initially trying a neck pillow, I found that it did not contour to the contours of the hammock as well as a small "normal" pillow.

    +1 on what Jsaults said.

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    Snoring Bear Down Pillow from Arrowhead Equipment is the best! Pillow is exactly the right loft and size. It comes with a shock cord that snaps to the RL which keeps it in the hammock even at pack up time.

    Best $30 I've spent!

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    I use a medium thermarest pillow, which is probably bigger than most use. I suspect different hammocks could allow different pillows. I use a fairly firm latex pillow at home, and find I can get comfortable side , back or reading position with the medium in my jungle hammock. For me, anything which compresses smaller would be too soft.

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    I have used a medium sized thermorest pillow for the last 3-4 years. It has recieved a fair amount of use but it feels somewhat chunky and the outer cover feels sort of...gross...like it has been accumulating all of my sweat. I like the looks of the Underground Quilts down pillows...I may bite the bullet and splurge on one.

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    Erm,...you're scaring me a little. You do know you can toss them in the washing machine?
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