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Which Pillow is comfortable?
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Hamish McHamish
(El_Canyon) - M

Locale: USA
_ on 01/02/2012 09:54:02 MST Print View

I am a belly/side sleeper and I have to have a decent pillow to sleep well. I tried the Kooka Bay and it wasn't that great. Now I'm using the Exped and it is excellent.

Kevin Babione
(KBabione) - MLife

Locale: Pennsylvania
Pillows on 01/02/2012 10:55:49 MST Print View

I also am a side sleeper and use multiple pillows when on a bed.

Backpacking I've tried:
- Fleece-lined stuffsack - worked well when I took too many clothes but not anymore
- Flex-Air - Bought a case of the dual-chamber version but didn't love them and sold most of them in Gear Swap
- Thermarest Lite-Seat - This worked okay when I let some of the air out and folded it in half and put rubber bands on the ends, but again it wasn't great

I've got my eye on the Cocoon Hyperlite Pillow - I actually stopped at REI to pick one up but they were out of stock so I don't have it yet.

I've switched to mostly hammocks while backpacking now and find that I really don't need a pillow at all. While I'm a side sleeper in a bed I find that I'm very comfortable on my back in a hammock without a pillow of any kind.

scri bbles
(scribbles) - F

Locale: Atlanta, GA
Re: Which Pillow is comfortable? on 01/02/2012 11:31:02 MST Print View

My search ended with the Exped (regular, not the pump).

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Which Pillow is comfortable? on 01/02/2012 11:44:20 MST Print View

Individual preference. I've liked a kids pool floatie (dual chamber) on top of shoe for height. Currently I use a Rainshield jacket in it's own stuffsack on top of my trail runners (front of shoe over toes) for height.