Pillows

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Brands

REI
ALPS Mountaineering
Therm-a-Rest
EMS
Pacific Outdoor Equipment
Kelty
Equinox
Slumberjack
Klymit
Eagle Creek

Genders

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Pillow Reviews

NEMO Fillo

rated 5 of 5 stars Traveling, hiking, and napping are great with this Fillo. I sleep with a narrow pillow, and filling the Fillo only partially works wonders. I sleep soundly every time with it. When you try it out, it may not feel fantastic, but I sleep UN-interrupted using it, so my sleeping self loves the feel of it, I guess you could say. I would recommend it to anyone who travels, hikes, or naps. No air loss in the morning. Easy to clean. You can store this Fillo in its sack (4 x 6 inches), or just push the air… Full review

Equinox Armadillo Pillow

rated 4 of 5 stars This fall, I had continued to use my inflatable camp pillow, which was fine except I had trouble adjusting inflation to a comfortable level, and it has a slick, and slippery surface. When I saw the Equinox pillow, I immediately was impressed by its softness, and nice level of padding. It may not pack as compactly as the inflatable, but it makes for a better night's sleep. This pillow is very comfortable; it is primarily used for canoe camping and some cabin/car camping. It has proven to be quite… Full review

Klymit Cush

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, foldable backpacking pillow. Received this as a gift for Christmas and I like it a lot. It's super easy to carry. I stuff it inside my mattress bag. It's long enough you can double it over to raise your head higher when you sleep. Can also be used to sit on if you need to in camp. Full review

NEMO Fillo

rated 3 of 5 stars Incredibly comfortable, but bulkier than some air mattresses. The Nemo Fillo is a great pillow if you have trouble sleeping on a rolled up pile of clothes and don't mind carrying along 10.7oz of extra weight. While I love the Fillo, it's just too heavy and bulky for me to carry around. If, however, you take out the air bladder and internal foam padding, the cover itself comes in slightly lighter than the stuff-sac pillows I was able to find at REI. Rather than carry the full Fillo, I will use just… Full review

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I need a dedicated pillow. Having a good night's sleep is one of the most important things to me when camping. This pillow far exceeds my expectations. I have searched forever for the perfect pillow. I have been using a Slumberjack 14" x 16" pillow I purchased many years ago. It compresses fairly small (5" x 10" and weighs 12.65 oz.). The pillow is extremely comfortable and was a hard choice replacing it. I will not do without a pillow, I have tried and don't like it. I need a dedicated pillow. Full review

Teton Sports ComfortLite Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars Super pillow, packs down small and great for those who like to sleep with a larger pillow. This is a great little camping pillow. It has a foam core and a self inflating feature. If you are like me and sleep at home with multiple pillows, then this is the camping pillow for you. I have tried many different types of camp pillows from simple compressible filled pillows to more complicated inflatable ones. They all have had the same issue, they are meant to be small and compact and as such they do… Full review

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars Wonderful pillow. Light, compact, comfortable, and great to improve any camping experience. This is really a great pillow for camping. It is comfortable. The lining on top is soft without being too thick, which for me means my head doesn't sweat all night like it has with other pillows. It is very compact and would work for all camping conditions. Whether you are car camping, or trekking into uncharted trails, this is so light and compact it will go anywhere without taking up much room at all. It… Full review

ZPacks Pillow Dry Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars Ordered a medium vs. medium plus, got something in between. Should still work well. I had already ordered a medium ZPacks Pillow Dry Bag for a new down quilt when Chris posted his review.  When mine arrived, my first impression was it seemed larger than I was expecting and at first I thought I might have been shipped a medium plus instead of a medium.  After measuring the bag, I found the answer is somewhere in between.   One side measures 20 1/2", the other side is 19 1/4".  The bottom is 11… Full review

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars Thick, light, non-slip, and the best I've found. I've had five or six backpacking pillows and have tried using rolled up clothing. Each of these had problems. Rolled up clothing unrolls or is lumpy. Some inflatables are too thin, or have slick surfaces that allow them to slip out from under the head, or are too heavy and bulky, or some combination of the three. The Sea to Summit Aeros (regular size) is immediately likable. It weighs 2.8 ounces and packs down into its tiny stuff sack to fit inside… Full review

Top-Rated Pillows

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REI Base Camp Pillow
$12
REI Inflatable Neck Rest
$12
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Pillow
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Pillow Case
$12 - $14
 
EMS Drool Pillow
$12 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat Deluxe Pillow
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insulmat Aero U-Pillow
discontinued
Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Pillow Case
$13 - $14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Camp Pillow
$13 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Equinox Armadillo Pillow
$13 MSRP
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack Slumberloft Camp Pillow
$13 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Klymit Cush Pillow / Camp Chair
$13 - $50
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow
$14 - $27
Eagle Creek Sandman
$14 - $24
Big Agnes Clearview Air Pillow
$15
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Eagles Nest Outfitters ParaPillow
$15 - $19
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Stuff Sack Pillow
$15 - $21
REI On Air Adjustable Pillow
$17 MSRP
Exped Mini Pump
$19 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Exped Pillow Pump
$35 - $79
REI Self-Inflating Travel Pillow
$20
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
REI Backpacker Pillow
$25
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow (Upgrade Kit)
$20
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Air Core Pillow
$20 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow
$20 - $39
Grand Trunk Adjustable Travel Pillow
$20
 
Eureka! Camp Pillow
$20 MSRP
Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Pillow
$20 - $29
 
Equinox ECO Armadillo Pillow
$22 MSRP
Eagles Nest Outfitters ProPillow
$22 MSRP
Therm-a-Rest Neck Pillow
$23 - $29
Cocoon Microfiber Travel Pillow
$24
 
Hummingbird Self-Inflating Neck Pillow
$24
Eagle Creek Cat Nap Transit Pillow
$24 MSRP
 
Big Agnes Camp Pillow
$25
Therm-a-Rest Cot Pillow Keeper
$25
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Travel Pillow
$25 - $29
Klymit Pillow X
$25 - $29
 
EMS Dreamy Pillow
$25 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (3)
Kelty Luxury Pillow
$28
Klymit Pillow X Recon
$27
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Cocoon Air-Core Ultralight
$27 - $30
 
MontBell UL Comfort System
$29 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Exped Air Pillow
$29 - $49
Mammut Kompakt Pillow
$30
Therm-a-Rest Camp Head Pillow
$30
Hummingbird Lumbar Pillow
$30
Mammut SoftSkin Pillow
$35
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Cocoon Hyperlite Pillow
$31
Sea to Summit Aeros Traveller Pillow
$35
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