The prototype pillow and stuff sack weigh 3.2 ounces and provide true pillowy comfort.
It is hard to put a quantitative measure on a good night's sleep. Is it worth a projected 3.0 ounces, the target weight of the Cocoon pillow by Design Salt? The prototype model I saw this morning weighs 3.2 ounces with its stuff sack and I think many will feel as I do: the weight sacrifice will often be worth it. The production model, slated for release Spring 2008, could very well shave 0.2 ounce off the total weight.
To achieve this weight and still have a pillow that feels like a true pillow the Cocoon uses a combination of an air bladder and synthetic fill insulation inside the shell fabrics. The bladder is positioned in the center of the pillow and is surrounded by the insulation It's all wrapped with a fleece-like top and slick bottom.
The author at rest.