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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.

deflated

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.

-Dale

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?

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
[x] ignore test delete on 01/30/2012 14:14:41 MST Print View

[x] ignore test delete

Edited by RogerDodger on 06/21/2012 15:27:35 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
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.