Camp pillow help needed....

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Donkey, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    What's a good camping pillow for motocamping? I have an LLbean synthetic flannel pillow and it's just way to soft, not supportive enough. I sleep on a foam rubber pillow at home which is kinda springy...

    Help me please :gerg
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  2. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Depends how lightweight you want to go...

    I try to carry as little as I can, so I just stuff clothes into the sleeping bag stuff sack.
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  3. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Fleecy jacket in the winter - jacket liner in the summer... :deal
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  4. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    I picked up a compressible Thermarest pillow a few years ago. It is too soft by itself but works well when paired with a stuff sack of clothes.
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    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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  6. shu

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    I used to be able to stuff clothes in a stuff sack and sleep fine, but not anymore. I've tried a bunch of things and finally found something that works for me. I wrap it inside a Tshirt for more comfort. Kinda pricey, but sleep is worth a lot to me.

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    Exped air pillow. I got mine from REI.

    .......shu
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  7. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    Last year I sewed a thin fleece stuff-sack with overlapping flaps instead of a drawcord. I will usually have some sort of soft jacket to put into it. (Far nicer than jeans compressed by 3 am or refolding clothes for the 9th time.)
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  8. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    I tried all different solutions to my camp pillow search until I happened upon the Big Agnes Sleeping Giant Memory Foam Pillow:

    https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Accessory/SleepingGiantMemoryFoamPillow

    It is an inflatible air pillow with a memory foam covering. You adjust the firmness with the air pillow and the memory foam gives a nice soft sleeping surface. You can use it with any sleeping bag but all Big Agnes bags have a pocket built in to hold the pillow in place.
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  9. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I have the same one as Shu, in fact I have two. I'm a side sleeper and they are comfy but a little pricy. Really easy to pack. A good nights sleep after a day in the saddle is worth the extra costs. IMO
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  10. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    That's what I've been using for a few years along with the Big Agnes Bag. Good stuff! :1drink
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  11. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    that Big Agnes mem foam/air pillow looks pretty luxurious. I might have to give one of those a try...

    :bert

    thanks for all the input, I knew I could count on adver's for this!
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  12. mcstark

    mcstark Living brappy...

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    Yeah, the BA Sleeping Giant is the mutt's nuts. My riding buddy got a look and mine and had to go buy one. It's easy to adjust for comfort and the memory foam is the frosting on the cake.

    I also use a BA bag with the pad sleeve, and I really look forward to moto-camping now.
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  13. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    eggcellentt! That's what I'm hoping for with some upcoming rides/trips, thanks!
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  14. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Ride harder and drink more (at camp)... you won't care about a pillow.:rofl:lol3
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  15. DaymienRules

    DaymienRules Traffic target

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    I'm all for minimalist backpacking gear, but I just don't sleep as well with clothes rolled up in a compression sack. Since I have foam pillow at home and really like it, I made a smaller travel sized one for a few bucks. Big fabric stores sell small pieces of useful foam, and fleece material. About 10 bucks and a few minutes with iron-hem-stitch stuff made me a really comfy pillow. It's about ipad sized, a few inches thick, and compresses down pretty small.
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  16. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Another endorsement for the Big Agnes memory foam inflatable pillow. Big thumbs up for this product. I have broad shoulders and carry two when space isn't at a premium.

    My Agnes bag has an integrated pocket for both the pad and pillow so nothing shifts in the bag overnight. I really like the ideas they've brought to market and their gear has been pretty bombproof for me. Fairly reasonably priced as well.
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    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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  19. JR356

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    +2 on the Nemo.

    Look around,found both of mine on sale at various outdoor product websites.
    Have both the regular and large sizes.

    JR356
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