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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This stuff sack is a great option for those who want to save on space (by not toting along a camp pillow) but also do not want to skimp on comfort. The soft lining on the inside of the pillow is super soft and the sack is silicone treated to protect whatever is inside. The picture I've uploaded shows the Small Size stuff sack filled with the Therm-a-Rest 40th Aniversary Fast and Light Sleeping Pad (a tight but doable fit) next to some Quaker Oats for a size comparison.
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*NOTE: This photo is of the color Limon/Gray
Can't go without
This is the perfect solution for a backcountry pillow. It weighs almost nothing and utilizes something you probably already have - jackets/clothing. I stuff this thing with a synthetic fill puffy jacket and it makes an amazing pillow.
I have struggled with pillows for a LONG time. From using a nylons stuff sack, to a couple different compressible pillows it all sucked.
Well, this was the answer to my prayers for a good nights sleep!
Just turn it inside out, stuff some clothes in it, and just like that - instant pillow.
The soft felt makes it way more comfortable than a nylon stuff sack, that's for sure, and the fact it hold my sleeping bag when I'm not using it as a pillow is a welcome bonus.
I like the fact that this doubles as a stuff sack and a pillow. For a minimalist this is a great choice. Usually though, I have enough room in my pack to fit my Cocoon featherlight inflatable pillow, which I prefer over this.
Looked expensive to me for what it is, and I'm cheap when it comes to comfort.
Bought a few anyway to make the family more comfortable without packing bulky pillows on a river trip.
They're great! Combined with my Exped pad I'm sleeping better than ever!
Greta stuff sack
Love things that have multiple uses. Stuff a jacket in here for a nice bit o' luxury on the trail. Tried my the Northface down vest the first night and woke up with a crink in my neck. Next night, used my fleece jacket. Perfect fit and caught my z's. Great product.
Always in my pack on an overnight
This sack is always in my pack on overnight trips. I use it as a stuff-sack in my backpack and at night I stuff a down puffy into the sack to make it a pillow. Highly recommended.
Lightweight alternative to bulky, heavy pillow when backpacking.
I just stuff a jacket in mine before I go to bed.
Fabric is really soft, too.
Makes you forget you are sleeping on the hard, cold ground instead of a nice, warm bed:)
could you use this stuff sack for the newer...
could you use this stuff sack for the newer lighter prolite 3 campmat?
It would fit the Men's Prolite Reg and maybe even the Men's Prolite Plus Reg as well. It's really meant for ultralite down sleeping bags, jackets, and other clothing. I use it for my Marmot Hydrogen Sleeping bag and the larger size for a 10degree Moonstone down bag. They work very well and one of the best luxuries I carry, especially due to the fact that I need a stuff sack anyway.
Nothing much better than a good night's sleep in the backcountry, and having you head on something soft out there is shear luxury. You could bring your own pillow or use this little beauty. The construction is of the excellent standard we come to expect from thermarest.
What if you are an ultralight backpacker...
What if you are an ultralight backpacker like this item was intended for, and you are busy drying out your other set of clothes and have nothing to stuff in the sack overnight?No answer is necessary, I guess this was not a question. Never mind.
Anonymous people should not be allowed to type. -MountainMan Cowboy. Maybe so, MountainMan, but we type nonetheless. While the stuff sack is ultralight, I don't think it was intended for ultralight backpacking, per se. Its low weight is more of an attractant for those who wouldn't normally consider packing a pillow -Anonymous.
Here is a possible answer to your non-question: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/flexair_ultralight_pillow.html
I often don't have enough clothes left in my stuff sack to make a cushy pillow in a stuff sack at night. I use an inflated empty water bladder (my 1L platy), or even my shoes just to boost the height and then put whatever few clothes I have left on top to cushion. Got to be creative out there if you're lightweight...
Makes a great pillow.
As the first reviewer said, this stuff sack makes a great pillow. The outer shell is made of lightweight nylon (just like the stuff sacks for the Therm-a-rest ProLite pads) and the inside is lined with fleece. The sack keeps your pillow (of socks/jackets/etc.) intact and the fleece keeps the whole thing from sliding out from under your head. In my opinion, it's worth the very slight weight addition.
A very useful addition to take into the Backcountry!
For a long time when I went to bed in the woods I would just roll up some pants or fleeces as a pillow. Now I stuff this with things during the hike or climb then at night put some layers in it and sleep way better. It only weighs a bit more than a regular stuff sack, and is worth it's weight in gold. How many times have you made your pillow and woke up in the night to it all undone and ruined your sleep? This fixes that problem well.