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Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow pillow

Weight: 12 oz (inflating insert only: 6.8 oz, pillow only: 5.2 oz)
Fill: self-inflating insert, Dacron-filled pillow
Dimensions: 16" x 10", height adjustable up to 5.5"
MSRP: $39.95


The Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow will appeal to those looking for a larger, firm to very firm pillow, with some adjustability. The self-inflating insert lets you adjust the pillow’s height and firmness and can be removed and used as a seat or separate pillow. While it initially seemed a tad too firm and high to me (even when adjusted), I slept on it with no complaints or need to readjust all night. Comes with a Velcro compression strap to tighten around the rolled up pillow.


It won’t appeal to those who want softness or a very simple design. It's pretty expensive for a camping pillow, and lacks a cover or stuff sack to help keep it clean, only having the Velcro strap for compression.


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

Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps (Sample provided by Sea to Summit for testing and review)

A nice luxury for backpacking, worth the few extra ounces; comfortable and fits nicely into a mummy bag. I've used mine for a few years backpacking/kayaking. I plan to ship one to my nephew in Afghanistan — way more comfortable than boots!


  • Firmness is adjustable
  • Outer fabric is comfortable to the touch.
  • Just the right size to fit into a mummy bag.


  • Pack size is a bit big. To optimize compression, I take the self inflating core out, compress it, and secure with the Velcro strap; the pillow itself can then be stuffed in a small bag.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I bought it new, retail, but can't recall the price

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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: $29.98-$44.95
Dimensions 16" x 10"
Total weight 12.7 oz, Inflating insert only: 6.8 oz, Pillow only: 5.2 oz, Strap & Repair kit: 0.7 oz
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