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 - Mark, Rochester Moosejaw
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
SPECIFICATIONS 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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"Just what you need for a little extra comfort on the trail."
I have been using a medium size for the last decade both on the trail and when traveling. It packs small but provides plenty of comfort. It has held up well to several trips through the washing machine. I suppose you could opt for one of the bigger sizes, but it you need that much comfort you might as well stay home.
This pillow is comfortable and certainly better than nothing on a camping trip. Keep in mind this isn't your king size memory foam pillow at home, but on the trail, it's the best compromise of comfort and packability. Medium seems to be the right size, striking a good balance of being able to fit in your pack without taking up too much space, and having something fluffy to lay your head on at night after a long day's hike! Highly recommend.
This worked much better than my old methods of just grabbing an old pillow off of the bed, or rolling up a sweatshirt to use as a pillow while camping. It compresses decently well, but could use more stuffing. Since the whole idea is that they use the very green method of using leftover spare chunks of foam to fill each pillow, the amount/size of fill varies with each one. Overall, a decent product for the money, and I'd probably buy it again.
"One of the best, most comfortable camping pillows for the money!"
Bought this pillow for my girlfriend since she was using mine all the time! The pillow has a soft outer material and the fill puffs up nicely once its been unrolled for 10-15 minutes. It is a bit awkward to pack it down the first time, and definitely isn't a super small backpacking pillow. For shorter trips or any type of car camping this is a must!
I bought the XL pillow because I have a couple of herniated disks in my neck and needed a decent pillow for camping. This pillow is awesome, give it a while to fluff up if you want the full benefit of the pillow and you have a decent pillow without hauling a large pillow from home! I like the fact that when compressed this fits inside the bag with my sleeping bag so I never have to wonder where my pillow is. I also think it will be great to take along on trips, it will be great on a plane compared to the tiny worthless pillows provided by the airlines! Important: In order for the pillow to fully expand, you need to knead it and pull apart the small foam pieces to help them expand. Let it sit for at least 20-30 minutes before you are ready to use it!
"Very soft, lofty, and comfortable pillow!"
This pillow is great for camping. It is very soft and even though the pillow feels lumpy to the tough because of its filling it does not feel lumpy at all once you lay your head on it. I bought the small as I want something that wont take up too much space in my pack but this definitely is not the best for backpacking but I am willing to carry the little extra weight for the comfort it provides.
Never thought little pieces of foam could feel so comfortable. Packs light, rolls to about a third of its full size (for the small); great size for a wknd trip or car camping. Doesn't take too much space up in a pack.
I got the small size for my 10yr old son and the large size for me. We use the pillows for camping and backpacking. It's not a permanent replacement for your full sized comfy pillow at home, but it compresses really well, and is really very comfortable when traveling light. We store the pillows uncompressed so they keep their loft (the same way you should store your sleeping bag and your sleeping pad). When we arrive at our campsite, we open up the pillow and let it uncompress. By the time we're ready bed the pillows are fluffy and supportive.
I received this pillow by mistake and will send it back unused so this review is first impressions only. It sucks in my opinion, and it blows me away how many folks are happy with it. It's nothing but a clumpy, bumpy bag of foam bits housed in what looks to be durable but definitely not comfortable material. The stuff pocket and compression string channel take up 1/4 of the surface area creating an annoying band that would make that part unusable for me anyway. Maybe once it's washed the material gets softer but out of the box, it's not soft at all. It's pretty light but not all that compressible. It's more expensive but the Nemo Fillo is WAY more comfortable and adaptable as far as height adjustability. And since it's an air/foam combo solution, it's more compact as well. Looking at the ratings of this thing, if I were in the market I would have considered this pillow as I value users opinions. Glad I wasn't in the market. First impression though folks. There's better available.