Cocoon Hyperlite Pillow
Price Paid: $28
I was hopeful that this item would surpass my current Therm-a-rest compressible pillow with its ability to maintain loft over the night. However, I was disappointed after its maiden trip as I ended up fidgeting with the air volume off and on over the night before giving up and using my jacket.
The pillow does have its pros: easy to inflate/deflate, compacts easily (really is the size of a yogurt container), maintains warmth despite having an air core, light weight, does not slip around in the sleeping bag, and can be flipped over to sleep on the nylon side if you prefer a cooler pillow.
Cons: It is difficult to find the perfect air volume so I suggest playing with it a while before bedtime, could stand to be a little longer, and definately difficult to use if you are a side sleeper as the air never settles in the correct place given that it is one bladder.
Overall: I will be keeping the pillow as it would be great for use in the car or on long trips for head or lumbar support but I think I will be switching back to my Thermarest Pillow for backpacking eventhough it takes up more room. After all a good night's sleep on the trail is priceless.