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Exped Air Pillow UL

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    7 Reviews


    Ultralight backpackers finally have a place to rest their heads with Exped's Air Pillow UL.

    • Soft tricot fabric
    • Single valve for inflation and deflation
    • Item #XPD001L

    Tech Specs

    tricot polyester
    [M] 15 x 10.6 x 4.3 in, [L] 20.5 x 13.4 x 5.1 in
    Recommended Use
    camping, ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Best Lightweight Pillow on The Market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The medium size is perfect for tucking in on a mummy bag hood. It is quick and easy to inflate, can tweak in your desired firmness with the inflation valve. The Pillow is easy to completely deflate and slips back in the tiny sack everytime just like it came from the factory. Very comfortable and I get great sleep on it. I have had my head on this pillow for at least 200+ nights and it still hold its pressure at exactly where I tweak it to all night, every night.

    Good pillow, slippery material

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It works great, its tiny when compressed, and it holds air all night. The one issue I have with it is the material is not grippy at all, and like other reviewers have mentioned, I found myself sliding off my pad/bag if I did not find a perfectly level camping spot.

    Good bang for your buck

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Nice pillow. Packs down to just about nothing. Only complaint is that the material is pretty friggin loud. Also slides around a lot if it's not tucked into the hood of your sleeping bag.

    The valve seems pretty bomb proof as I've come to expct with exped goodies. Comfiest (I think) inflated to about 75%.

    Will work quite well for most

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This pillow is a real no brainer, easy to inflate and deflate, holds air throughout the night. Enough said. However I did find its shape to be a bit problematic especially when trying to mate with a Big Agnes sleeping bag. With a little modification it works just fine but just beware that it may not work with all the special systems promoted by sleeping bags with pillow sleeves.

    Camp Trek III: The Search For Sleep

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Awful '80s sci-fi movies puns aside... I don't think I've ever been this excited to buy a pillow before. After many trips trying to ball up jackets, shirts, or whatever under my head, I finally decided to drop the money on one of these. I haven't actually used it on the trail yet but I'm pretty excited to put it to the test this summer. Tried it out briefly at home and it inflated quickly, fit in the mummy bag hood nicely, and packed up easily. It (size M) also fits perfectly into a Therm-A-Rest pillow case, which I'll probably try out, too. Can't wait to use it... adding the almost-negligible 1.6oz to my pack is totally worth if it helps me sleep better out there.

    Camp Trek III: The Search For Sleep

    Suffices, with some modifications

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Sleeping in the backcountry isn't easy, so it's nice to have something comfortable to sleep on that packs down small and light. In terms of weight and space, this is great. I also like that I can adjust the amount of air in the pillow - I don't like it too filled up, but just enough to be comfortable.

    That being said, my sleeping pad is the same material, so the pillow pretty much slides off the whole night. I even tried adding a piece of velcro to both my pad and my pillow to help it from sliding off, but the velcro adhesive came off - the material is not made to keep it on long term. I've tried putting it in the hood of my mummy sleeping bag, but it's not very comfortable, so I usually just end up wrapping it in a fleece or something and putting my pack behind my head to keep it from going too far.

    Overall, it's a good product, I'm just picky about my sleep so it would be great to have something that doesn't shift around.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have several Exped sleeping pads (down mat and UL models). I finally decided I want to quit relying on balled up gear in a dry bag for a pillow (with marginal to no real benefit) and carry around a couple ounces of better pillow comfort. My exped pads have proven durable, reliable, compact and light weight and this pillow is no different. Its not your sealy or memory foam pillow you might have at home, but to elevate your noggin a little in the backcountry—this fits the bill. Deflated—its small, as in smaller than your fist small. In the field, it doesn’t smush down or readily move away so you’ll actually get the benefit of having a pillow. It fits nicely in the hood area of my mummy bag. Pricey but if you require a pillow for a good nights rest, you should get years of use from this.