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dale stuart
(onetwolaugh) - M

Locale: Pacific NW
MYOG inflatable pillow on 01/30/2012 00:14:11 MST Print View

I am a side sleeper and wanted a light weight pillow rather than use a stuff sack with my down jacket.(Besides if you layer your sleep system, you may need that jacket to stay warm) My first attempt was not so good - just couldn't get a replacement air mattress valve to seal properly, so I switched to another idea - a simple roll closure and a clip to keep it closed.

My pillow is basically 15"x10" with a 4" roll closure. It's made with heat seal-able fabric with 1/2" sealed seams. There is also a 2" baffle down the center that creates a cradle for my head.


It folds up to a small package.
folded pillow

Here's the inflated picture.

inflated pillow

Lastly it fits my needs for being light to at 1.3oz.


Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
looks good! on 01/30/2012 01:14:51 MST Print View

I've been contemplating something similar, if you don't mind sharing wear did you source the fabric and what did you use to seal it? Clothes iron?

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(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: (...)
... on 01/30/2012 14:14:41 MST Print View


Edited by RogerDodger on 06/15/2015 15:19:18 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Valve on 01/30/2012 14:51:36 MST Print View

Buy a thermarest repair kit to get a valve and then glue it in with Aquaseal.