Pacific Outdoor Equipment InsulMat Deluxe Pillow
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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.
10 x 17
25 x 43
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The InsulMat Deluxe is a firm but comfortable pillow with a very soft, fleece top and lots of support. It cradles your head well, and has a built-in nylon cover on the bottom that stretches over the fleece face side to keep it clean when not in use. It's filled with foam scraps and diamond chips left over from manufacturing POE sleeping pads, making it an environmentally-friendly choice. The large size makes it good for basecamp. It's very affordable and at $12 is a great value for campers.
It's too bulky for backpacking. When first unfolded you can feel lumpy bands of foam inside, but after washing and drying it becomes full, soft, and uniform. The fleece side collects lint and hair when not covered. It's difficult to get back inside its stuff sack, although that’s not much of an issue for basecamp.
Review originally published as part of Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison review.
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps
(Sample provided by Pacific Outdoor Equipment for testing and review)