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Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Platy pillow on 08/18/2008 22:14:35 MDT Print View

I put a clean sock or a sweater arm over it. Only problem is if you drink it, you sink it unless you blow in some air. If on snow, it can chill your head, but you can use some or all air to help reduce that. Keeps it from freezing at least.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 08/18/2008 22:20:09 MDT.

Michael Mangold
(mkmangold) - F
Blow air on 08/28/2008 23:10:42 MDT Print View

Nice. I think the key here is to have SOME air in the platy at all times to act as insulation. If you can drink-then-blow, problem solved. But a man of my age cannot afford to drink fluid past 10 at night...

Edited by mkmangold on 08/28/2008 23:11:14 MDT.

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: Platy pillow on 03/04/2009 11:55:04 MST Print View

I love this idea. I tried it at home with my camelbak, and I think it'll work great. I *need* a pillow, and balled up clothes always end up having a hard spot that hurt my temples. (Side sleeper here.) Thanks.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Platy pillow on 03/04/2009 12:06:13 MST Print View

I *need* a pillow, and balled up clothes always end up having a hard spot that hurt my temples. (Side sleeper here.) Thanks.

My favorite piece of luxury is a 4inch by 4inch piece of 1 inch thick open cell foam that sleeps between the side of my head and whatever platform I use instead of a pillow. It only needs to be large enough to pad my temple, ear and cheekbone.

tommy d
(vinovampire) - F
great ideas! on 03/04/2009 13:02:34 MST Print View

I was just searching over the weekend for light-weight pillow options. I'm at the point where I've refined my gear to my needs, but I'm still missing a nice, light pillow. I really like the CamelBak as a pillow idea!

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Platy pillow on 03/04/2009 14:02:50 MST Print View

I bought one at Wallyworld for $5, and replaced the bladder with a Flexair pillow. I guess I should weigh it, and see if it meets the club specs. Feels pretty light, and has a layer of memory foam.

Natasha S
(PhDHiker) - F
Wallyworld pillow on 03/04/2009 14:21:44 MST Print View

Both my BF and I have that same $5 Wallyworld pillow. We have been pretty impressed by it. Took a little getting use to how much air to blow into it for comfort. Beats the fluff pillow I had before.

Mark Edgren
(mackgren) - F
Wally world pillow on 03/04/2009 20:06:37 MST Print View

Do either of you have any pics of the WallyWorld $5 special? I would like to see what i'm looking for. Any idea how much it weighs?

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Platy pillow on 03/04/2009 20:10:28 MST Print View

No pics here. It looks like a 12x16 pillow with a flannel cover, and it's usually by the sleeping bags in Sporting Goods. Haven't weighed mine.

Mark Edgren
(mackgren) - F
Thanks on 03/04/2009 20:18:11 MST Print View

Thanks for the quick response and description. I'll make sure I check it out on my next trip there. Cheers!

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Pillow on 03/04/2009 23:13:23 MST Print View

Joe,

Is this the pillow you're talking about?

http://www.safetycentral.com/stpocapi.html

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Platy pillow on 03/05/2009 07:07:46 MST Print View

Nope. The one at Wallyworld has an air bladder in it.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Platy pillow on 03/05/2009 12:38:37 MST Print View

Joe,
I saw your post and bought one at WM (not WM) yesterday. It weighs 4.4 ounces. I'm going to stuff mine with my LuxuryLite cylinders.

Edited by redleader on 03/05/2009 12:39:32 MST.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Platy pillow on 03/05/2009 12:49:04 MST Print View

Great deal for the money