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Old 02-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Camp pillow help needed....

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
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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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.

Fleecy jacket in the winter - jacket liner in the summer...
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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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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Old 02-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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I really like my grand trunk pillow

http://store.grandtrunkgoods.com/adj...-travel-pillow

but it is a luxury, since it takes up some valuable room and really only has one purpose.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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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.



Exped air pillow. I got mine from REI.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #7
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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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Old 02-08-2013, 05:33 PM   #8
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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/De...moryFoamPillow

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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Old 02-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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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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Old 02-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #10
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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/De...moryFoamPillow

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.
That's what I've been using for a few years along with the Big Agnes Bag. Good stuff!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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that Big Agnes mem foam/air pillow looks pretty luxurious. I might have to give one of those a try...



thanks for all the input, I knew I could count on adver's for this!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #12
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that Big Agnes mem foam/air pillow looks pretty luxurious. I might have to give one of those a try...



thanks for all the input, I knew I could count on adver's for this!
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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Old 02-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #13
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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.
eggcellentt! That's what I'm hoping for with some upcoming rides/trips, thanks!
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:37 PM   #14
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Ride harder and drink more (at camp)... you won't care about a pillow.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #15
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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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