Kelty Luxury Pillow

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   2

For the pros and cons of this and 15 other backpacking and camping pillows, read Trailspace’s “Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison” in the Gear Guide.

Specs

Total Weight 10 oz / 0.3 kg
Fill Weight 8 oz / 0.2 kg
Width 14 in / 36 cm
Length 18 in / 46 cm
Shape Rectangular
Stuffed Diameter 5 in / 13 cm
Stuffed Length 9 in / 23 cm
Insulation 600-Fill-Power Down and Kelty CloudLoftTM Pro
Shell Material Polyester Diamond Cross-Dye Ripstop
Liner Material Sueded Nylon-Polyester-Cotton

Reviews

0

Same as previous reviewer, Bought it online. I bought…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $20

Same as previous reviewer, Bought it online. I bought it as a small nap pillow for the office because I figured it be too big/heavy/luxurious for backpacking. Received and was highly disappointed, rather misleading description "luxury pillow", but I suppose any pillow in the wilderness could be considered a luxury.

It's rather flat indeed to even be considered a pillow. It has about the same support and loft as laying on 5 T-shirts, a small cat bed would be way more effective in comparison. It has a "pocket/sleeve" where you can stuff in your fleece sweater/jacket etc, which helps a lot... but for that save the $20 and just roll up your fleece and or stuff it in a ditty bag.

The quality overall seems well made, aside from the fact that it's pretty lame as a pillow. The most comfortable way for me to use it is to either leave it in its stuff sack as a neck roll, or to fold it in half and bunch it up for depth.

If a down item I own is about to get trashed I'll consider unstitching and donating the down to the Kelty Luxury pillow.

0

I bought this pillow sight unseen and got a good deal…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $25

I bought this pillow sight unseen and got a good deal on it. BUT, this pillow to me is the opposite of luxurious. Absolutely flat as a pancake. Adding a jacket or shirt in the sleeve is the only way to get any kind of loft.

It could be just the model I received. I have since switched to a Thermarest pillow. Slightly larger pack size but worth every inch of space for my neck and back. 

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* Trailspace Pick for Basecamp Comfort * Weight: 10…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: 18" x 14" (46 x 36 cm); 5" x 9" (13 x 23 cm) (packed)
Fill: 600-fill power duck down on top, Thermolite Quallo on bottom
Weight: 10 oz
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps (Sample provided by Kelty for testing and review)

Summary

* Trailspace Pick for Basecamp Comfort *

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Weight: 10 oz
Fill: 600-fill power duck down on top, Thermolite Quallo on bottom
Dimensions: 18" x 14" (46 x 36 cm)
5" x 9" (13 x 23 cm) (packed)
MSRP: $25

Pros:

Aptly named, the Kelty Luxury pillow is the most comfortable of all the pillows we tested, striking the right balance between softness and support. It feels like a “real” pillow, just a bit smaller. It cradles your head in its center without becoming squashed down or your head rolling off to the side. Its soft cover offers the choice between cool nylon and soft polyester-cotton. Its large size makes it an excellent choice for basecamp.

Cons:

Designed for basecamp, it’s too heavy for backpacking and too big to fit inside a cinched down mummy bag hood. It takes a little effort to stuff it back into its stuff sack. Kelty should consider making a half-size version for backpackers, which could be perfect.

Review originally published as part of Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison review.

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Manufacturer's Description

Kelty’s Luxury Pillow is lightweight, compactable, and luxurious. It’s perfect for basecamping and travel use. Pillow Features: Dual-insulation design for maximum loft and support, stuff sack included, stuff sack handle for easy removal, compressible and lightweight.

Insulation: 600-fill-power duck down and Thermolite Quallo
Shell Material: PR349T polyester diamond cross-dye ripstop
Liner Material: Sueded nylon-polyester-cotton

Visit Kelty's Luxury Pillow page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Kelty Luxury Pillow Get a very comfortable rest with the Kelty Luxury Pillow. It has a dual-insulation design for maximum warmth and comfort. This luxury pillow comes with a sleeve especially for extra loft and support. This pillow has a unique stuff sack that facilitates storage in your closet, coverts or while travelling and keeps it organized whenever not in use. The Kelty pillow has a stuff sack handle for easy removal and prevent any forceful tearing. It is compressible and lightweight, making this pillow easy to carry along. This product comes in a versatile rectangular shape that adds a modern look to your place. This pillow has a total weight of 12 oz. so it is easy to move. It is made from 40D polyester fancy ripstop for long-lasting durability. Don t forget to take the Kelty Luxury Pillow on all your hiking trips.

- SunnySports

Kelty Luxury Pillow FEATURES of the Kelty Luxury Pillow Stuff sack included Dual-insulation for maximum loft and support Sleeve for clothes storage and adding loft Compressible and lightweight SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Luxury Pillow Length: 20in. / 51 cm Width: 15in. / 38 cm Fill Weight: 8 oz / 0.2 kg Total Weight: 11 oz / 0.3 kg Stuffed Diameter: 6in. / 15 cm Stuffed Length: 10in. / 25 cm Insulation: 550 Fill-Power Down and CloudLoft Shell Material: 50D Polyester Ripstop Liner Material: Polyester-Cotton-Nylon Blend

- Moosejaw

Tired of waking up with a crick in your neck because you couldn't bring a decent pillow? Kelty's Luxury Pillow is the answer to your troubles. The Luxury Pillow is lightweight, compressible, and luxurious. Filled with 600-fill-power down and Kelty CloudLoft(TM) Pro for maximum loft and support, you can add even more loft by tucking your jacket into the sleeve. Perfect for basecamping and all manner of travel with it's included stuff sack. The Luxury Pillow from Kelty is a great accessory. Whether you're at basecamp, traveling, or just sleeping one off in the back of your car, you might as well be comfortable, right? Note:Fulfillment is based on color availability.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Kelty's Luxury Pillow is lightweight, compactable, and luxurious. It's perfect for basecamping and travel use. Add extra loft by tucking your jacket into the pillow sleeve.

- Altrec Outdoors