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Jason Knecht
(distortedaxis) - F

Locale: Earth
12.5 x 20 Aloksak As A Pillow on 09/21/2010 16:55:34 MDT Print View

Last weekend I tried using a 12.5 x 20 Aloksak as a pillow and it worked very well.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"12.5 x 20 Aloksak As A Pillow" on 09/21/2010 17:04:14 MDT Print View

Did you blow it up with air?

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Pillow on 09/21/2010 20:43:07 MDT Print View

Hmm...I bet you could add some clothes etc inside the aloksak and only have it 1/2 full of air so that feels less like sleeping on a ziplock bag.

JR Redding
(GrinchMT) - F
Aloksak & Platypus on 09/26/2010 12:04:15 MDT Print View

I've used both Aloksaks and 2 Liter Platys as pillows. It's a good way to stay light but I now use a 3 ounce Exped pillow. Tad more comfy ;)

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
I tried em all on 12/29/2010 06:29:10 MST Print View

The Montbell pillow is the most comfortable. The shape and texture is better, it has tie points and it is very light.

I use elastic straps to hold mine on my sleeping pad so it stays in place.

Other options require that you readjust the pillow during the night.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: "12.5 x 20 Aloksak As A Pillow" on 12/29/2010 06:48:44 MST Print View

Did you use some sort of cover?

Larry Dyer
(veriest1) - F

Locale: Texas
Buff on 01/11/2011 15:20:07 MST Print View

I've been using a Buff as a pillow case for my platy and it works well. It doesn't add any warmth (that I can tell) but it changes the texture so you aren't laying on plastic. It absorbs some moisture too so I haven't noticed any clammy feeling.

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
faces on plastic on 03/16/2011 23:42:00 MDT Print View

make sure you guys that are using your platy's and such for pillows are washing off your faces before bed. you don't want deet (if you use it) rubbing off your face and onto your water bladder. i would think over time i'd cause some problems... just speculating...