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BPL Blow-Up Pillow

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3.86 / 5 (7 reviews)

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Jay Wilkerson
( Creachen )

East Bay
BPL Blow-Up Pillow on 09/10/2008 21:53:12 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I need a great pillow to sleep and I am very happy with the BPL pillows. Let's just say I have a large if not XL head. I prefer the 2 baffle pillow or 2 rows compared to the single blow-up pillow. The 2 rows enable my head to rest much better. Very lightweight 1.1 oz and they come with straws. Easy use!!

Zack Karas
( )

Lake Tahoe
Let down on 09/09/2009 16:36:19 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

I had high hopes for this pillow--the single baffle version. I have found that I have to inflate it very little to avoid my head rolling all over the place. So, in order for this pillow to keep my head stationary, it has to be so little inflated that my head is basically on the ground anyway. I don't use it--and haven't after the first nights numerous tries.

Bob Kiley
( Wuleebear )

Mtn's of Western North Carolina
Not the very Best Pillow ...But on 09/11/2009 17:26:52 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Over the years I've tried every way known to man to come up with a ultra light pillow. Stuffing clothing didn't work, down and synthetic filling didn't work, and single chamber inflatables didn't work... Soooh the reason I give the dual chamber pillow a "4" is because, while it may not be perfect, it together with a couple of stuffed items inside a light weight pillow case does offer me a good nights rest at minimal weight...

Brendan Murphy
( mbmurphy777 )
Great on 09/11/2009 19:14:12 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I was completely satisfied (dual chamber pillow).

obx hiker
( obxcola )

Outer Banks of North Carolina
Reliable on 09/30/2009 20:19:00 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Used the dual chamber for @ 5 years. Don't want to get it too full but that's easy to adjust. Can be a little tricky to get fully de-flated for packing. Persistence! Cover it with your tee-shirt or whatever to keep it clean!

Duane Hall
( PKH - M )

Nova Scotia
BPL Blow-up Pillow on 10/01/2009 04:52:00 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I've used the dual chamber version of a couple of years now, and I like it. I had durability concerns of course, but the fact is I am only on my second pillow. I agree that partial inflation is the key to a good night's sleep. The suggestion to cover it with a shirt to keep it from getting dirty is a good one; the white pillow can get pretty manky looking very quickly. As for deflation difficulties - simply suck the air out with the straw.

Michael Reagan
( MichaelReagan )

Southern California
Nice pillow on 01/22/2011 15:29:42 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Yep, I like the dual-chamber ones too. I'm one of those folks that NEEDS a pillow to avoid neck pains and get a good night's sleep. I'm also a die-hard gram-weenie and hate to pack a 3- or 4- or 9-ounce "backpacking pillow" if I can avoid it. This one seems to work pretty well for me, if I pad it and the area under my shoulders with extra clothes.

If you loan one of these to someone, make sure they understand the concept. I loaned a new one to my son for an overnight trip. He inflated it to maximum and found it uncomfortable, not realizing that backing off a bit on the inflation would help. The next morning he could find no way to deflate it (I forgot to tell him to simply reinsert the straw in the flap valve) and so he took out his knife and "popped" it. I guess he thought it was a single-use item.

I wish BPL carried these more regularly, as I am in the market for a new one without knife holes...


Edited by MichaelReagan on 01/22/2011 15:30:32 MST.

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