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Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow

photo: Sea to Summit Luxury Pillow pillow

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


2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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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