Pacific Outdoor Equipment Insulmat Aero U-Pillow
The Insulmat Aero U-Pillow has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best pillows for 2021.
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.
14 x 27.5
35 x 70
If you're weight-conscious, but still want a decent-sized pillow, you'll probably need an inflatable, like this affordable one. The Aero U packs down very small and is quite light. For a nylon-covered pillow, the brushed surface was fairly comfortable against the skin. It's also offered as the larger, rectangular Aero Pillow (8 oz, $17).
It comes with a small plastic tube to blow it up more easily, which is quickly lost. The tube isn't essential, but it takes a little more effort to inflate and deflate the pillow without it. You have to like a U-shaped pillow, or opt for the heavier rectangular version.
Review originally published as part of Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison review.