A good nights sleep!
The Montbell UL is the best pillow I have ever used; the newish Exped looks a close second.
The issue I have with using it with a NeoAir short is height of pillow - use clothes in stuffsack to add height at the mo and wrap all in a cinched down windtop. Works well.
Just need to figure out a means of using the ULs toggles to attach to non MB mats so the 'pillow wandering' is eliminated. Rivets seems like the best idea yet I am not sure where the airtight bit begins and ends on my xped and neoAir mats...
Exped pillow for me... seems to stay under my head as opposed to sliding away. Far better than other blow-ups I've tried.
Jeez, that sounds rude
This is what i got when i decided £50 to import a Montbell UL Pillow was a bit OTT..only about 75 grams as well
I've tried pretty much everything from the blow-up type pillow to using spare clothes to even buying a cheapo real pillow (not good!). Have found that most of my bad nights sleep seem to come from what I'm using for a pillow.Any ideas?
El Manana wrote (see)
ClickyThis is what i got when i decided £50 to import a Montbell UL Pillow was a bit OTT..only about 75 grams as well
I must be one of the lightest sleepers around and have the same problem,there's no point me saying what ive used in the past cos they're all crap. So thanks for starting this thread!
I think the poundland job looks a good place to start cheers el manana.It cant be any worse than the stuff I've tried.
I bought something similar from Tesco but in the end just reverted back to using spare clothes as i use a very thin pillow at home anyway.
I don't know if you've heard of Goosefeet, they're a cottage manufacturer in the US who started off making Down Bootees, I have a pair of the bootees as does Metric Kate who posts here, very keenly priced and very good performance. They now make down pillows in 2 sizes each avaliable in 3 different fill weights with prices ranging from $28 to $42
Moonlight Shadow wrote (see)
I've got a Vango one but it slips all the times, I have in inflatable Gelert one which is a bit better. Annoyingly, I wanted to get one of those reversable bags from Alpkit with fluff inside that you stuff with clothes.
I use this currently
other than that the Ajungilak big yellow peanut
Some one had to bring it down!!!
I aim for lightweight, and have spent a lot of time and money towards doing so, but i won't skimp on a pillow, it's one of these for me.
Still get a weekends kit in a 35 litre bag so can't realy complain about carrying one luxury bulky item.
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I generally have a spare long sleeved base layer with me. I use it as a pillow case to keep whatever I stuff inside in place. My pillow usually consists folded waterproofs, walking trousers, something squashy as the last layer. Put the whole package inside the baselayer keeping any pokey zips pointing down, put an elastic band round the bottom to stop everything falling out and tie the sleeves round it if necessary to help keep it's shape.
It's not half bad and the closest thing to a proper pillow I've come up with. If I need more height I put my pack under it or under the end of the mat.
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