Decent down pillow for camping and traveling. Lightweight…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15
Decent down pillow for camping and traveling. Lightweight and compressible.
- 650 fill goose down is light and compressible for packing
- Holds a good loft for those who like a firm pillow
- Hanging loop on one corner for drying or airing it out
- Pillow is too firm for me; I like a softer down pillow
- Didn't come with a compression stuff sack.
This was a spontaneous purchase at one of REI's Garage Sales. It was marked down to $15 so I snatched it up thinking a down pillow would be perfect for backpacking. It was missing the pillow case but I figured I can make one from an old one at home.
I used a Therm-a-Rest pillow last year and was never quite happy with it. There's a lumpiness to it that always bothered me and I use down pillows at home so I was excited to pick this up. I've used it four times now and so far I've not liked it as much as I thought I would.
Even though it is 650 fill goose down, it's a pretty firm pillow. At home, I use two soft down pillows stacked and that's the feeling I keep searching for in a backpacking pillow.
I'm going to keep trying it this season because I really want it to work out. It packs much smaller than my Therm-a-Rest and is lighter too. I'll update this post later in the year if my opinion changes.