The Sleep E-Z Pillow (Synthetic) has been discontinued. It last appeared in Sierra Designs's 2010 product line. If you're looking for something new, check out the best pillows for 2021.
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.
Historic Range: $4.99-$29.95
While both versions of the Sleep E-Z Pillow were firm, the synthetic one didn’t feel as overstuffed as the down and was more comfortable. It also softened with some use. Just like the down, it has a small, curved shape to fit inside mummy bag hoods and sleeping bags with pillow pockets, and comes with a very soft, removable fleece cover and permanently attached stuff sack.
Due to its firmness and small size, the Sleep E-Z is more comfortable for sleeping on your side than back, where it feels like your head might roll off to the side. Its full size is roughly the same as its compressed size, since it doesn’t compress much further into its stuff sack. A balled up fleece or stuff sack pillow might be as comfortable, without adding any weight to your pack.
Review originally published as part of Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison review.
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps
(Sample provided by Sierra Designs for testing and review)