5 Top-Rated Camping and Backpacking Pillows-Panergy

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5 Top-Rated Camping and Backpacking Pillows-Panergy

1) Trekology Ultralight Inflatable Pillow 2.0

Trekology Ultralight Inflatable Pillow Review

Price: $15
Amazon Reviews: average 4.5 stars
Weight: 3.4 oz (100g)
Pillow Thickness (when inflated): 4 inches

Pros: lightweight and small when packed, has rubber anti-slipping dots to increase friction between your pillow and the sleeping mat, latch strap can further prevent the pillow from moving around while you sleep, 1-way value, good price

Cons: no insulation

Field Tested Review: I’m really surprised by the quality and comfort of this pillow, especially for the price! The 1-way valve and anti-slipping rubber dots are a really nice touch, and they’re features that none of the other pillows on this list have. I think this pillow is overall comfortable. For back sleepers and side sleepers, this pillow might work really well if you need something that’s lightweight and small.


2) KlymIt Pillow X

Klymet Pillow X review - what is the best camping pillow?

Price: $30
Amazon Reviews: average 4-stars
Weight: 3.2 oz (90.7g)
Pillow Thickness (when inflated): 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)

Pros: small and lightweight

Cons: no insulation and the shape can take time to get used to, not suited for all types of sleepers

Field Tested Review: The X design helps to keep your head in the center of the pillow and it fits inside a mummy sleeping bag hood so it doesn’t slide around. I think this pillow is best for back sleepers. This was not my favorite pillow. The X design keeps your head in the center, but if you move around as you sleep and/or sleep on your side or stomach, the X design might be uncomfortable.


3) Nemo Fillow Inflatable Travel Pillow With Cover

Nemo Fillow Pillow Review by Amanda Outside

Price: $40
Amazon Reviews: average 4.5 stars
Weight: 9 oz (255 g)
Pillow Thickness (when inflated): 4 inches

Pros: soft and comfortable insulating foam layer on top to keep you warm, you can take the cover off and wash it

Cons: bulky, relatively heavy, and the underside is very slippery

Field Tested Review: This pillow is super comfortable for me. I love the soft foam layer on top. The underside is slippery on a sleeping pad, but if you put it in your sleeping bag hood, you can eliminate sipping. For backpacking, this pillow is a little bulky and relatively heavy.


4) Teton Sports Camp Pillow

Review of the Teton Sports Camp Pillow for camping and backpacking.

Price: $15
Amazon Reviews: average 4.5 stars
Weight: 12 oz (400 g)
Pillow Thickness: 4 inches

Pros: machine washable cover, poly fiber fill lofts on it own so no inflating necessary, makes no noise

Cons: heavy for backpacking, feels cheap

Field Tested Review: This was my least favorite pillow that I tested. While it’s a good price, the poly fiber fill just feel cheap and over time, I think this pillow would be flat. In addition, I think this pillow is too bulky and heavy for backpacking.


5) Therm-A-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow

Therm-a-rest compressible travel pillow review for camping and backpacking use!

Price: $24 - $34 depending on the size you buy
Amazon Reviews: average 4 stars
Weight: 7 oz (small), 9 oz (medium)
Pillow Thickness: 4 inches

Pros: comfortable, warm, soft, inexpensive

Cons: bulky and relatively heavy for backpacking, might not have enough height for side sleepers

Field Tested Review: I love this pillow. It has over 2,000 reviews on Amazon with an average of 4 stars - that’s pretty good! This pillow is so soft, warm, and comfortable - 3 very important things for me. It comes in all sorts of fun patterns and colors. I think this pillow is great for car camping, but for backpacking, unfortunately it’s just too bulky for me to pack. I don’t mind carrying a little extra weight for some comfort, but this simply takes up too much room in my pack for backpacking.

by ZHAO JUN

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