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>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
A new style of pillow @ 1.3 ounces on 10/19/2009 18:22:22 MDT Print View

I received my sealer today and as you can see it is working exceedingly well. This pillow has internal baffles for stability. The baffles are spaced just right to cradle your head. The pillow is shown fully inflated but it is much more comfortable with just a little less air. Weight is 1.3 oz and it rolls up ridiculously small. The final version will likely weigh a fuzz less due to rounded corners. Dimensions are 3.5" by 7.5" by 12" when fully inflated. Now who else besides me would get so excited over a pillow :)

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: A new style of pillow @ 1.3 ounces on 10/19/2009 18:58:29 MDT Print View

Dang, that thing looks beautiful! Seriously, it looks like you bought it from a store - what kind of sealer did you use?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: A new style of pillow @ 1.3 ounces on 10/19/2009 19:33:29 MDT Print View

Bender,
How much do you estimate it would weigh if constructed of the white material? Are the baffles sealed tubes, like the mattress? If so, might my pillow be modified with one centered "baffle"?

Edited by redleader on 10/21/2009 12:06:44 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Pillow on 10/19/2009 19:40:09 MDT Print View

Looks great to me, I'd buy one. Can I?

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Pillow constructin on 10/19/2009 19:46:47 MDT Print View

Denis the pillow uses I beam construction so there are no tubes like the sleeping pad. With the white material it would weigh roughly 1 ounce but it is slightly smaller than the one I made for you. Check your PM :)

Steven the sealer is a Harwil bar sealer. They are not cheap but it's the perfect tool for the job. Well anyway it's the perfect tool now. I have modified it already.

Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: 11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :) on 10/19/2009 21:10:52 MDT Print View

So...when are you going to start selling these?

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
PIllow on 10/19/2009 22:22:06 MDT Print View

I'd get in line for one of these....

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
NEW PIllow on 10/19/2009 22:34:44 MDT Print View

I'd buy one as well. This looks like a winner.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: PIllow on 10/19/2009 22:36:00 MDT Print View

I could be persuaded to purchase one aswell...but can we make them just a tad smaller? Just so they're under 1oz? Yes, I'm that crazy. :)

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :) on 10/19/2009 22:42:16 MDT Print View

I want mine the size in the picture. Although.....it would be cool to have one that fit in the hood of a mummy bag.

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Pillows on 10/19/2009 22:48:13 MDT Print View

I will start officially selling the blue pillows within a week or two.

As for a lighter version yes it is possible but it would be made to order. I have enough of the lighter material left to make just 1 pillow. I have the remainder of the material on order so that may be the end of the white stuff. I am searching for a new source.

Joe I don't know about your mummy bag but the pillow fits mine just fine. Rounding the corners helps I just don't have it shown in the last picture.

Edited by Bender on 10/19/2009 22:52:03 MDT.

hunter nelson
(hunt4car) - F
survival blanket on 10/19/2009 23:13:32 MDT Print View

Has any one ever tried putting a survival blanket strip in a air mat like this one?
I think it would reflect and hold heat very well; maybe even shredded Mylar would work. it can surely put up with moisture and pack down well...
Well what do you all think?

Oh ya its cheap too.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :) on 10/19/2009 23:19:02 MDT Print View

I'm sure the one in your pic with rounded corners would be fine.

Larry Dyer
(veriest1) - F

Locale: Texas
Seriously on 10/19/2009 23:55:02 MDT Print View

I'd be seriously interested in both products.

I don't get quite as good of a nights sleep on the single chamber pillows as I do with a dual chamber pillow but... the pillows that inflate with a straw are so light I don't complain. Yours on the other hand - now that's nice!

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Pillows on 10/20/2009 08:40:35 MDT Print View

"I will start officially selling the blue pillows within a week or two."

Are you allowed to post the information in this thread? Or at least let us know about the for sale thread here? I'm watching this thread and don't want to miss out! :-)

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Gear Swap on 10/20/2009 08:44:44 MDT Print View

Larry we do have a gear swap forum here but I will also be working on setting up a website. Right now I'm still collecting equipment and the necessary materials.

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Bender's Pad and Pillow on 10/20/2009 09:46:26 MDT Print View

Bender,

I would also be interested in your pad and pillow.

One question however, can you have a bit of additional fabric at the corners of the pad and pillow so they can be toggled together, like the Montbell pads and pillows?

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :)" on 10/20/2009 09:59:03 MDT Print View

Great idea Case

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Loops for the corners on 10/20/2009 11:44:55 MDT Print View

I can leave room in the corners to attach loops of cord. I just need to get a hole punch now.

Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: A new style of pillow @ 1.3 ounces on 10/20/2009 11:46:49 MDT Print View

Bender,

Please consider an "Extra Thick Version", plus toggles, for use with the Neoair short. My Montbell pillow requires and extra 2 1/2" under it to raise it to the proper height.