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    30 Reviews


    Catch a few Zs anywhere.

    Don't let location limit your beauty sleep. The Exped Air Pillow inflates with just one or two breaths and offers the comfort of home, thanks to a design that's higher on one side than the other and contoured to accommodate both side and back sleepers' head positions.
    • Soft tricot polyester fabric is comfortable next to the skin
    • Two FlatValves, one for inflation and another for deflation, are low profile and highly durable
    • Two loops allow pillows to be attached to Exped mats with corresponding loops so you don't wake up with a stiff neck and your pillow halfway across the tent
    • Item #XPD0025

    Tech Specs

    tricot polyester
    (m) 38 x 27 x 11 cm, (l) 52 x 34 x 13 cm
    Recommended Use
    camping, travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

    Tech Specs

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    Sooo Worth It

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Kind of pricey for an inflatable pillow, but this thing packs down incredibly small ( I got the XL) and is actually a pretty good sized pillow fully inflated. Has a softish feel if youre using it directly against your face, or you can pile a shirt on top. Also features a super easy to use blow up and deflate valve. Never going backpacking without again.

    Great For Air Travel Too!

      I bought this for camping and while I'm still scared of puncturing it. it's worked out great. I've also found it useful for air travel, particularly on the Red Eyes I often find myself having to take back East.

      Light, Compact, and Comfy

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

      This pillow is extremely light and packs down well! Also, as an inflatable pillow it allows you to fine tune the firmness to your choosing. So much better than the makeshift pillows I've worked with in the past.

      A Pillow With Some Structure

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is my go-to backpacking pillow. I hate using pillow that just fold over if you put your head on the edge of the pillow. This Exped pillow still keeps your head afloat if you a someone who can't keep their head in the same spot all night. And, it is very lightwight and compact. A must have for any backpacker, new or advanced!


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I finally graduated from using whatever clothes I had as a camping pillow and I'm never going back. This pillow is easy to inflate and packs up tiny. It's great!

      ZZZZZZZZZ Sleeping Well

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

      Easy to inflate, pack and fall asleep on. Used it 2 nights in my Lawson Hammock - one night hanging and one night on the ground. Worked great both ways.

      Best Pillow filed with Air

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have tried a few different styles of air pillows and this is the best one that I have found. Personally I like a softer pillow, and this allows you to adjust the firmness without losing any support on your neck. I have used this multiple days camping and never had my neck hurt, and the material is soft and subtle against the skin. It packs down the size of your fist, so is perfect for any type of camping.

      Sleep well

        Packs down super small, very light, and a great addition to your set up. It's not like your down pillow at home, but far better than trying to produce a pillow out of the extra clothes in your pack.

        Great Pillow

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is my first air pillow I could actually sleep on. I purchased the large and its the perfect size for sleeping and packs down nice and small when stored. When size and weight are no issue I will still use my foam pillows.

        Light but easy to overinflate

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This pillow is incredibly light and packs down to a tiny size, which is great. I have a really hard time inflating it to the firmness that I like though (and the fact that it inflates so fast actually works against it there), so half the time I end up happier using my jacket as a pillow. I prefer somewhat softer pillows, which is probably part of the issue.

        Thank you, Exped!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This is one luxury item that has never left my bag. I love how stable the pillow is and i love valve system.
        So just last week, after almost 5 years of HARD use, the baffles in the middle of my pillow just kinda popped out, leaving me with a somewhat usable beach ball of a pillow (it still didnt leak air!). I emailed exped and asked what i could do about this. They responded within 5 minutes, requesting only my info and two pics. I sent the pictures and info, and i got a new pillow in less than a week.
        It's to bad the pillow kinda broke, but it lasted half a decade, never leaked air, and was a breeze to warranty. I suspect that it broke because i often over-inflated it, which pulls at those baffles.
        5 stars all day.

        Great camping pillow

          Size of a coke can and inflates in three breaths. Outstanding. Awesome companion to exped synmat and good for side sleepers. I got the xl and it's plenty roomy. No need to wake up with neck pains from using clothes as a pillow anymore.

          Nice addition to my sleeping gear.

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I have been using a Therm-A-Rest NeoAir pillow for a while now. I loved the packed size of it, the ease of blowing it up... but hated the height of the pillow. I'm a high pillow sleeper and this Exped Air Pillow is the answer. The packed size is a slight bigger than a packed NeoAir, but I don't mind it. Inflating it was kind of weird, because I'm used to having some sort of nozzle, but that is not a deal breaker. Deflating it was simple. The pillow has a soft material that lines the exterior and feels great on skin. This pillow is certainly high quality and a luxury to have, but I bought this with a great deal... I wouldn't have paid MSRP for it. I'd most likely would have gone with the Big Agnes insulated Air Core if my GF didn't get a $20 credit from Backcountry :).

          Once a luxury, now a staple in my pack

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Packs down small enough I stored it in my sunglasses pouch. Curvature of the neck cutout really makes it comfortable for side sleeping. Haven't used it long enough to talk about durability but I'm sure other reviews here have.


          I highly recommend a cover/pillowcase and not over inflating to prevent it from sliding out on non-EXPED mats(i.e. therm-a-rest). Without the cover and inflated to turgid(bloated or full) I woke up with a face oil spot on my pad and Air Pillow in the corner of the tent. With cover and easing back on the inflation, it stayed put and works very well on other mats.

          I've been against backpacking with pillows until this little guy. I was intrigued after trying it in store and now I won't go back to the rolled sweatshirt pillow.

          Great air pillow

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I'm skeptical of air pillows since I had one several years ago; this one is wonderful. It is stable and just the right shape. With a soft face fabric, I found I have no need of anything on top of the pillow. Tested at home one night before entrusting my head to the new pillow out in the wilderness. Superb. I have the medium and would buy the same size again for backpacking. I also tried the NeoAir pillow and much prefer the design of this one.

          Best pillow for side sleepers

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          After trying half a dozen pillows with various designs, I bought the large version of this pillow with a degree of skepticism. After two years of use, I can confidently say that it's the best lightweight pillow I've found for side sleepers. The neck "ridge" on the end is what does it -- it stays in place better than a flat pillow, provides the needed support, and seems to be just high enough to keep my head mostly flat. Sometimes I'll wrap a shirt around it as a pillow case and tuck the extra fabric under the pillow to give it an extra half-inch of height, but the pillow is just about perfect.

          The only improvement that I could suggest would be to have a rubberized backing on one side of the pillow, similar to Thermarest's NeoAir pads. I've found that the pillow can slide around a little too much sometimes unless I have something above it (like a water bottle or other in-tent items). But this would add to the weight, so I'm not going to complain too much.

          Highly recommend this product for side sleepers if you want to get some sleep in the backcountry!

          Awesome Pillow!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          You can only sleep on crumpled up clothes for so long. I couldn't stand it, so I got this and its awesome! Its sooo tiny when its deflated and is very light and easy to inflate.