The Therm-A-Rest Compressible Pillow offers some pretty incredible portable comfort, making it a great pillow for everyone from campers and backpackers, to travelers and those clever slackers who sneak in naps at work. This Therm-A-Rest pillow includes a soft brushed polyester cover that is durable and washable, and packs unbelievably small so you can pretty much take it anywhere in a pack or luggage.
Moosejaw Staff Pick by Mark - Rochester Moosejaw
DECENT FEATURES of the Therm-A-Rest Compressible Pillow
Packs small and expands big
Sofeet brushed polyester fabric
Designed for everyone from trekkers to car campers seeking portable comfort
Also make an awesome travel pillow
The SPECS of the Therm-A-Rest Compressible Pillow
Fabric: Brushed polyester
Fill Material: Urethane Foam
The SPECS for Small
Dimension: 12 x 16" / 30 x 41 cm
Weight: 7 oz / 198 g
Fill Weight: 4.5
The SPECS for Medium
Dimension: 14" x 18" / 36 x 46 cm
Weight: 9 oz / 255 g
Fill Weight: 7
The SPECS for Large
Dimension: 16" x 23" / 41 x 58 cm
Weight: 12 oz / 340 g
Fill Weight: 9.5
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Taking this pillow on a trek through the Gran Tetons made a huge difference. After long days of backpacking, heavy packs, dodging bears, and reconstituted food, this little extra weight for comfort was well worth it. I hung this outside my pack for some of the hike, it did get a little wet, but this did not deter from the performance, it dried quickly and still fluffed all the way up. I actually used this at the hostile we stayed at rather than the provided pillows. It isn't the fullest most comfy pillow you will ever use, but it really does beat a stuff sack full of lumpy, smelly clothes.
These pillows are pretty much the bomb! I got the medium because I borrowed my friend's small one of these for my trip to Fiji and I just needed a little more room for my head. But the medium is the perfect size especially for camping. The small is probably best for travel and backpacking. The pillow will fill up within an hour of laying it out and then you can compress it to a decently small size that will fit in your luggage or backpack.
Purchased the Medium. Puffs up really nice after you wash it and throw it in the dryer but you lose all of that loft when you stuff it up and let it sit for a couple of days. When I unpacked it at camp I thought it would fluff up again, and it did, but not to the extent of coming out of the dryer. I'm a side sleeper with broad shoulders and didn't find this pillow to have enough loft to support my head. Then again, I don't know if there's a travel/packable pillow on the market that does. The material is soft and I like that's it's washable.
I bought a medium sized pillow for backpacking. The pillow compresses pretty well and stores easily in a backpack. When de-compressed, all you have to do is give it a few good shakes and it fluffs back to normal! The pillow is pretty durable and of good quality. It is machine washable and is very convenient to take on trips. I mainly use this pillow for backpacking, but it is also great to take on road trips, etc. The pillow is also very comfortable!
I got two of these in the mail, medium and large. I was surprised just how big they were and started thinking, " Oh crap, I have a 40L bag I need to fit this in on top of all the rest of the crap I need to bring to top top of this menacing looking mountain." However, once I unrolled and fluffed them and re-packed them, they did get smaller. Not by a whole lot, but smaller. The real review: These were more comfortable than I was ready to give them credit for. Much more so than sleeping on a rock all night, so kudos. The pretty fabric side has one of those annoying plastic cord tie thingys that kept jabbing me in my face all night, so I filled it over and was all good.I would say go for it if you aren't concerned for space in your pack, or are traveling (either size did not pack smaller than those travel neck pillows you see strange people* wear in the airport, even the doctors office). Otherwise maybe consider one that packs smaller.* I am really just jealous when I see them
I slept on this for two years in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and I loved every moment of it. I put a pillowcase/t-shirt on it because I couldn't wash it that often. Washes and refluffs really nicely each time.
I got this for my night under a tent when I carry my gear on me. It is light, compressible and expand until it is small pillow. It is hard to say if it would fit everyone. Better try and see if the size/volume fits you. I also find myself using it at home as a desk chair pillow as my chair is wood only!
"Comfortable but must be folded in half for proper head support."
I have used this pillow while camping in both my tent and hammock. The thing I love about it is how well it compresses. The only problem I have with the product is that you must fold it in half in order to get proper head support while sleeping on a flat surface. Other than that it is a very comfortable pillow. I went with the medium and I believe it is the perfect size. I have seen the large and it just seems too big, especially for backpacking.
This is a super comfy pillow that can be compressed easily for backpacking! Very light too. Only recommendation I have is that if you plan on using it, unfold it a few days before your trip for maximum loftyness. If you leave it stored, it may be a little flat when you need it most. I learned this from experience! Overall a great pillow so I bought one for my wife!
This is the best pillow and I've tried many over the years.. Suitable for any purpose.When this sad little lumpy thing comes out of the pack when you get it delivered, just wash and dry it. It will plump up into a fanastically supportive pillow that you can still squeeze down to carry.I've recommended it to several people. Most people told me the medium was the best size for them.