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REI Travel Down Pillow

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Travel Down Pillow has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best pillows for 2024.

photo: REI Travel Down Pillow pillow

Weight: 6 oz
Fill: polyfiber synthetic insulation core surrounded by 500-fill goose down
Dimensions: 18" x 12"
12" x 4" x 3" (packed)
MSRP: $15


Reasonably comfortable and lighter weight than other pillows its size. The two-sided outer fabric gives you the choice of polyester on one side or polyester/cotton on the other, and the hybrid design combines the softness of goose down with the firmness of synthetic fill. When stuffed into its tubular stuff sack, the pillow becomes a neck-support pillow or lumbar pad. The larger size makes it best for basecamp and travel. It's the most affordable of the down pillows.


Despite its synthetic core, the pillow still feels a bit flat, and it's too big to fit inside a mummy bag. However, doubling it over works nicely. It isn’t as compressible as the other down or hybrid pillows and it took a couple tries to roll it up and get it back into its tubular stuff sack properly.

Review originally published as part of Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison review.

Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps

This is a good pillow! Smashes flat for travel and pops back up at night when you need a good nights sleep! I'm a down snob! and live on them. I haven't had any problems with mine, and would gladly recommend this to anyone looking for a night of comfort at a cheap price! Plus it's REI!!

Price Paid: $24.99

This is a great comfortable small pillow. It travels well, it's durable, soft and comfy.

I mostly sleep on my back and it's great. Sleeping on your side it may be fine, or you may want 2 of these. Depends on how fluffy you like your pillow.


Price Paid: $15

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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.


Price Historic Range: $12.93-$15.00
Reviewers Paid: $15.00-$24.99

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