Pillow suggestions.

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

  1. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Been messing about with pillow options last few weeks (as my Filo pillow weighs a lot) and have made a wee break though....while I was looking for a memory foam mattress I stumbled on a site that will cut memory foam to any shape and size, so had a wee thought that maybe I could somehow use some of it to aid my creaking soon to be 50 year old bones. I bought a piece 90cmx90cmx0.5cm from thefoamshop.co.uk for all of about £3 and had the idea that I would somehow be able to cut some off and take with me. What I ended up doing was cut a piece three times the size of my off cut sleeping mat that I use as a back support with my KS Ultralight and do a tri fold and place behind the back support. When its loaded up it is extremely comfy and you wouldn't know that it was there, weighs in at 96g. When its bed time I take my Exped pillow and put it inside my buff along with the folded memory foam and good night everyone zzzzzz :)

    I also found one of these on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flocking-...var=501927163901&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
    Very comfy and weighs all of 90g...takes an age to blow up though...you'll need a right pair of lung on ya!!!! Its just the right height with a fold of memory foam on top for me.
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  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

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  3. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I've got a tyvek inflatable pillow. 25g. It's two pieces of tyvek glued around the sides except for a two inch opening that has not been stuck where there is a 'valve' fabricated of two flat pieces of thin pvc that self seal by virtue of their natural attraction to each other. You have to stick a straw through this to blow it up and also to empty it. The crisp white tyvek makes a pillow that nanny would be proud of. The weight is pretty good too.
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  4. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I bought one s/h in the summer.
    Carried for 3 weeks total. Slept on it a few nights. A buff covered Drybag with clothes/waterproofs etc does better for me still.
    Very light. Well built.
    Anyone want to buy it to try it?
  5. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Yes, I would. The tyvek is clever but it's like sleeping on a water bed.

    Edited to add: hark at me! complaining that the comfort of sleeping on a water bed while camping is just not good enough:rage:
  6. Imperial Dave

    Imperial Dave Section Hiker

    me too Mole funnily enough
  7. Cameron M

    Cameron M Summit Camper

    I use the Sea to Summit Aeros UL, as well as a soft foam pad. The Aeros is attached to the Thermarest with velcro, so it does not move underneath my head, or the mummy bag. The soft foam is pleasant against my skin and goes inside the bag, and is not so bulky so as to interfere with the mummy head enclosing around my head. I can't believe I went so many years with other uncomfortable systems!
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