For many years, my go-to camp pillow was a stuff sack filled with clothing of questionable cleanliness at best, or, more often than not, a late-at-night, desperately assembled pile of gear shoved under the hood of my sleeping bag. Those days are mostly gone, and the older I get, the more important a quality pillow in camp seems to become.
The Therm-a-Rest Airhead is one of the best designs I’ve seen. The bulk of the pillow comes from the inflatable, baffled core, but the welcome innovation is a non-slip pillow cover filled with down insulation (also removable and machine washable). This pillow packs down to about the size of a can of soup for easy packing.
MSRP: $59.95-$69.95. Thermarest.com
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