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#203599 - 11/02/19 10:05 PM Light weight Pillow?
Jim M Offline
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Registered: 11/23/03
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Loc: Kitsap Peninsula, WA
I'm considering a lightweight backpacking pillow. I see some for sale for $30 to $40 and yet others for $14, but the weight isn't shown. Any suggestions? In the past I have used my pack or my boots for a pillow and I thought I would improve my comfort since I am getting older now.
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#203602 - 11/03/19 01:45 PM Re: Light weight Pillow? [Re: Jim M]
Bill Kennedy Offline
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Registered: 02/27/18
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
Puffy jacket in a homemade microfiber pillowcase works for me.
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#203603 - 11/03/19 02:05 PM Re: Light weight Pillow? [Re: Bill Kennedy]
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This 'cottage industry' maker offers some custom choices you might find interesting. I own a 2oz-fill size medium that I supplement with my down sweater, along with some other clothes.

https://goosefeetgear.com/products/down-pillows/

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#203612 - 11/04/19 07:23 AM Re: Light weight Pillow? [Re: Jim M]
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I tried several styles of pillow including inflatables, foam filled, and clothing filled. I settled on one of these when it was offered for shipping only ($7). With or without a cover, I find it the most comfortable for back and side sleeping (folds to a perfect height for me), about 2oz without the cover.

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#203613 - 11/04/19 11:41 AM Re: Light weight Pillow? [Re: Jim M]
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Loc: Switzerland
I've got a Thermarest Down pillow. (the small one)

It's super light, packs very small and can take up my down jacket to grow in volume and be more comfortable.

That way, the jacket is already warm in the morning and I still get to have a clean pillow. smile

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