Good Pillow. Worth $45?
I picked this up yesterday so I can't testify to its longevity yet. However, with Backcountry's return policy, I don't worry about those things as much as I used to. All in all, this pillow is what I had expected, with a few minor exceptions. The memory foam isn't really memory foam. It seems much more like regular foam to me. The pillow is quite comfortable, but I wouldn't say that it is more comfortable than my home pillow. However, it is much more comfortable than other travel pillows I've used (most of those flatten). It packs down to about the size of a 1 liter Nalgene (see uploaded pictures). On the pictures I've pulled out the sewn in stuff sack to show it's flattened size. One final note.. this doesn't bother me at all, but might bother some. I noticed that when inflated (or deflated for that matter), the bladder does make "crinkly" noises when you move around on it. Nothing too serious, but it might bother some people. The micro brushed fabric is quite comfortable and soft. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this pillow. It has more innovation and comfort than any other camping pillow I've seen, but am not totally sure if I believe it is worth the $45.