MYOG Contour Pillow Case
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Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
MYOG Contour Pillow Case on 07/02/2010 08:35:35 MDT Print View

2.29 oz. (65g)

I love my contour pillow at home and haven't had any luck in finding a suitable backpacking version.

I traced the contour pillow on some thin cotton corduroy fabric and sewed a pillow case. It's about 17" wide, 16" deep, about 5-1/2" tall in the front and 4" tall in the back.

It's stuffed with my down sweater and the rest of my non-sleeping clothes--so comfortable.

I'm still searching for a lighter cotton fabric.

I could probably use it as a stuff sack somehow, but it's really just a one-use item.

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Andy Berner
(Berner9) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: MYOG Contour Pillow Case on 07/02/2010 13:30:29 MDT Print View

Thats a great idea. I've never use a contour pillow before but maybe thats what I need to do. Its just in the summer I don't carry enough items to stuff in it.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Re: MYOG Contour Pillow Case on 07/02/2010 14:08:57 MDT Print View

+1 Andy. I rarely have extra clothing in any season.

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Re: Re: MYOG Contour Pillow Case on 07/02/2010 14:15:26 MDT Print View

Ya, I could have made it smaller, but since it's primarily for the John Muir Trail this summer, I will have some additional soft pieces to stuff inside.

It just may get kind of flat if it gets too cold at night.

Since it kind of cradles my neck, though, I don't wake up cold as often. Also, I'm not fishing my pillow (previously made out of a stuff sack or just clothes) out from wherever it decides to slide. This one really stays in place.