Pillows

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The best pillows, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on March 23, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Pillow Reviews

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Klymit Cush Seat

A super lightweight pad, that packs down tiny, when you want a little something between your tush and the ground. On most day hikes, I like to have a little something to sit on when I am having lunch or chilling creek-side. For years, I have used a Therm-a-Rest Z-seat, a compact closed cell mat for that. But sometimes, when going fast and light with a small pack, I don't really have space for it. I kept getting emails from Klymit offering the Cush Seat pad "for free. You just pay the shipping."… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Vitals Ultralight Stretch Pillow

If 2.9 ounces in your pack is worth a better night’s sleep, then Outdoor Vitals’ Ultralight Stretch Pillow deserves a look. Relatively light. Exceedingly comfortable. As an admitted pillow skeptic I have been made a believer with this product. From my earliest days as a Boy Scout, the one thing I did was stuff clothes in a bag and use it as a pillow. WHY would I do anything else? Well, I have been listening to numerous hiking podcasts this winter, and a recurring theme is that an inflatable… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Exped Air Pillow UL

A very lightweight and compact inflatable pillow that is designed for both back and side sleepers. I have used all three sizes, but use this one (medium) for short trips when I want to keep my pack light and compact. This is the smallest of the range and weighs just 45g. It packs down really small and only takes a couple of breaths to inflate. It fits into a bag and packs down to the size of a packet of tissues. The valve is flat and serves both to inflate and deflate the pillow. There are two loops… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Klymit Pillow X Large

Pillow does not hold air. Not good for long distance backpacking. I did due diligence in reviewing this pillow. The other pillow I have had for my long distance backpacking trips is great, but not large enough. I decided to purchase this Klymit X Large Pillow for an eight-day backpacking trip. It arrived within four days. I immediately took it out of the package and proceeded to blow it up. It took four breaths to blow up. It held the air for a couple minutes, so I thought it was good and deflated. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
ALPS Mountaineering Versa Pillow

Super small, light, and comfortable This is by far the best pillow yet. Packs down to the size of an apple. Put just enough air in for comfort. The plush surface is wonderful to sleep on. This is my new go-to pillow. Nice job, ALPS! Looks like it will hold up well. ALPS has a great warranty and stands behind their products. Been camping with this two times, looking forward to many years of service.  After several camping trips this pillow continues to impress. Those of us (Scout leaders) who have… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow

The Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow is a useful addition to a luxurious sleep system as long as the user has the right expectations. When paired with an inflatable pillow or clothing, it adds a significant measure of comfort The Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow is a versatile down shell that can be wrapped around an inflatable pillow or clothing to provide a good night’s sleep. The pillow is stuffed with 650 Fill Hydrophobic down and has a cinchable cord that contains the inner padding of the user’s choice. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MEC Deluxe Pillow

This is my dream pillow for camping. Compacts small, and inflates large and firm. Colours: "Cardinal Red Foliage Print" or "Asphalt" Sizes: Medium is 27.5 x 39 x 12 cm (10-3/4" x 15-1/4" x 4-3/4") Large is 30 x 49 x 12 cm (11-3/4" x 19-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Fit & Comfort (8/10): The fit is appropriate for side-sleepers who need a thicker, firmer pillow. Other sleepers (back/front) can also deflate it to your liking, if you prefer a thinner pillow. The shredded memory-foam makes the top surface really… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
NEMO Fillo Elite Ultralite

Excellent, super light pillow. Excellent, super light pillow. Designed to fit into the head sleeve of my Nemo Disco bag. Pretty comfortable for me as I don't require a ton of head support. Inflates and retains air well. So far, very pleased. Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Klymit Pillow X

This pillow is not comfortable for me. Although the Pillow X is well constructed and easy to use, the X-shape creates an uncomfortable sleeping surface that can create noise when you move around at night. To make matters worse, the material itself is noisy and uncomfortable. The trouble I have with inflatable pillows is like the trouble I have with inflatable air pads like the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir and Klymit's own Static V. I have found that for me they are supportive and keep your body out of contact… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Stuff Sack Pillow
$14 - $18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Klymit Cush Seat Camp Chair / Pillow
$9 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
$28 - $47
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
NEMO Fillo
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Exped Air Pillow
$26 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Klymit Pillow X
$15 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Exped Pillow Pump
$23 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Cloudrest
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Pillow Case
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Ultralight Stretch Pillow
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Versa Pillow
$17 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Deluxe Pillow
$40 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow
$11 - $26
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Cocoon Air-Core Ultralight
$29 - $32
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow
$24 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs DriDown Pillow
$22 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Eagles Nest Outfitters ParaPillow
$12 - $14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Camp Pillow
$15 - $16
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow
$30 - $44
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Cocoon Hyperlite Pillow
$33
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Fillo Elite Ultralite
$33 - $44
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Klymit Pillow X Large
$30
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack Slumberloft Camp Pillow
$10
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Exped Air Pillow UL
$29 - $39
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Pillow
$9 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Teton Sports ComfortLite Pillow
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Coghlan's Inflatable Air Cushion
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Equinox Armadillo Pillow
$13 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Stowaway Down Pillow with DownTek
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
HikeBikeDale Monkey Pillow Case
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
TravelRest Pillow
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mile High Mountaineering Stacker Pillow
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MEC Deluxe Pillow
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Travel Pillow
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Zpacks Pillow Dry Bag
$35 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Wrap-It Pillow
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow
$27 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Exped ComfortFoam Pillow
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cocoon Down Travel Pillow
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow (Upgrade Kit)
$20 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Geoduck Down Pillow
$45 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Quixote Goose Down Pillow
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Air Core Pillow
$30 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pillow
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Cocoon Synthetic Travel Pillow
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Kelty Go Pillow
user rating: 2 of 5 (3)
Kelty Luxury Pillow
$26 MSRP
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
REI Backpacker Pillow
$20 MSRP