Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pillow

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This pillow is a lightweight product that follows…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39.95


This pillow is a lightweight product that follows the theme of the very popular NeoAir mattress line. It is compact when rolled up, comes with a stuff sack, and is easily inflated.


  • Lightweight at 3.1 oz (M) and 1.9 oz (S)
  • Takes up little space in when packed


  • The thickness is only 2.5 in.

In a continuing effort/obsession to reduce pack weight and maintain some comfort when sleeping, I purchased the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir pillow.  


After the product was introduced, I thought what a great compliment to the NeoAir All Season I have used for two years now. I read the descriptions provided from the manufacturer and some retailers and decided to buy one. I looked it over in the store, thought the packed sized was awesome and bought it.

When I got it home, I inflated it and compared it to a compressible pillow. The length and width were fine.  The thickness was a little concerning. It is 2.5 in, like the mattress. The compressible pillow is about 5.5 in.  However, the compressible, compresses when you rest your head on it and the inflatable stays more firm.


I decided to give it a try out on an overnighter. The packed size is great, compared to the compressible. 


In general the pillow does give your head support, especially if you are a back sleeper.  However I am a side sleeper and as thought, would have liked the pillow to be a bit thicker.    

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The NeoAir pillow from Therm-a-Rest supports your head and neck without straining your back, giving side and back sleepers extra comfort. May we suggest combining it with a Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow for the ultimate in backcountry comfort and support.


The Thermarest NeoAir Pillow beat your rolled up down jacket for comfort and packs down tiny just like the NeoAir pads. Side and back sleepers will enjoy a comfortable nights sleep and without a a weight penalty as the NeoAir Pillow in the largest size weighs just 3.1 ounces. Synthetic material is durable and resists punctures and abrasion Inflates quickly Medium shape is contoured, small size is rectangular Stuff sack included Made in the USA

- OMCgear

Stash the Therma-a-Rest NeoAir Pillow in your backpacking bag and hit the long trail with a little added luxury at the end of the day. This pillow inflates with just a few quick breaths, deflates to pack down small, and provides all the support you need so you can sleep in a tent and wake up without a stiff neck.


One of the lightest inflatable pillows available the NeoAir Pillow provides fullsize support for side and back sleepers without the weight and bulk of a conventional pillow When deflated it takes up minimal space in your pack so you can travel light and still bring along a comfortable place to rest your head instead of using a rolledup jacket for a pillow You can also combine the NeoAir Pillow with the Thermarest Down Pillow for the ultimate in comfort and warmth Stuff sack included nbsp Small Mediumtd Weight 19 oz 55 g 31 oz 90 g Width 11 in 28 cm 15 in 38 cm Length 9 in 23 cm 11 in 28 cm


Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Pillow FEATURES of the Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Pillow Support your head and neck without straining your back: NeoAir technology gives full-size support for side and back sleepers without the weight and bulk of a typical pillow Deflated, this pillow takes up a miniscule amount of spacein.your pack Combine it with a Therm-a- Rest Down Pillow for the ultimatein.backcountry comfort and support Stuff sack included The SPECS for Small Dimension: 9 x 11 x 2.5in. / 23 x 28 x 5 cm Weight: 1.9 oz / 55 g The SPECS for Medium Dimension: 11 x 15 x 2.5in. / 28 x 38 x 5 cm Weight: 3.1 oz / 90 g

- Moosejaw