How's it going guys,
I know most of you don't use pillows, but no one can deny the extra added comfort they provide. My personal experience is that pillows aren't neccessary for good sleep, but I get much more sound, balanced sleep with one.
I grabbed some Polarguard 3D(insulation of any sort could be used) that had been lying around and simply stuffed it into a 10 X 10 Hefty One Zip bag. For 1.6 oz (1.4 oz of which is insulation), you get a pillow with aproximately 2" of even loft, extra added warmth, and no stiffness common with lightweight inflatables. Because the insulation is in a sliding ziplock bag, the extra air can easily be squeezed out, and the insulation compressed, to aid in packing (packed size is aproximately 10 X 3). Another added bonus of the sliding ziplock is that when left slightly open while sleeping, the pillow forms naturally around your head when the excess air is squeezed out. The loft of the 3D will of course degrade over time, although I dont imagine the damage to be as severe as would be seen in a sleeping bag or quilt (due to part of the loft being extra air in and around the 3D). When combined with the ultralight inflatables available on BPL, you get more than 4" of total loft for 2.5 oz, and no stiff, airy feel. Simple, but hopefully effective. Thanks guys,