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Klymit Luxe Pillow

The Klymit Luxe Pillow could be viewed as one of those impulse gear purchases, but it is one that I am glad that I made. It rolls up small, is lightweight and inflates in no time. The cover is soft and very breathable next to the skin. It is relatively quiet as you shift around on it, and you can adjust the amount of air in it to adjust it's support and height under your head. It really is a great little piece of gear that makes a night out in the woods just a bit nicer. And when you get home, pop the cover off & toss it in the washer to get any camp grime off of it.

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A lightweight luxury, and a must

Klymit already provides fantastic inflatable sleeping pads and none other I've tried can compare. That same great technology is used here in the pillow, but the soft fabric shell, wide shape, and adjustable pressure of the pillow makes for a great nights sleep. It only takes 5 breaths and I've got a comfy pillow for the night. It packs down smaller than other backpacking pillows I've tried and is just as lightweight. The fabric feels like a real pillow and keeps the slight crinkling of plastic underneath much more silent than without it, and with the adjustable pressure I can make it as lofty or flat as I want. The wide shape means I can move from my back to my side without adjusting the position of the pillow. It also has two divots on the left and right for my head to fall right into place. Last time I laid on this pillow I was swinging in my Sky Bivy in the Rocky Mountains at 10pm and only remember waking up in the morning after an apparently deep, uninterrupted sleep. I like this pillow so much I just bought 4 more.

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Decent for side sleepers.

Overall a great camping pillow. It is wide so I didn’t roll off of the pillow in the night - major plus. The thickness is adequate for my wife but I still propped my extra clothes under it so I could sleep on my side. It packs down nicely to about the size of a plastic water bottle - weight is negligible to me. It is also quiet when you roll around in it. The fabric of the cover is soft and easily removable to be washed. Camping pillows are simply a luxury with backpacking but they make a huge difference in my sleep quality! I’ve used it on 3 separate multi-night backpacking trips and will be sure to continue to bring it along. The reason for 4 stars is that it is not equivalent to a bed pillow so I do not want people to assume that’s what they will receive with this product. Can’t beat the price for the quality.

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Love the Luxe camping pillow!! It is a little big for a backpacking pillow, but I love that it has a nice pillow topper on the inflatable bladder. I feel that it is a soft material, cushy and comfortable for a back sleeper and I found it comfortable for side sleeping. My only con is that it is a little big and bulky. I found that I didn't like putting it into my sleeping back when at high elevations as my head would get cold and it didn't fit in my back, and when you put it outside the sleeping back, it would move around a bit and sometimes it would slip out of place.

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Really Awesome Pillow

I decided to use this is a car camping/campsite pillow since its a bit larger than my REI backpacking pillow. While only being a few inches longer when packed, this is an extremely comfortable pillow. Spent two nights car camping with it, and can now say, it may actually become a backpacking pillow. The comfort it gave makes the extra size worth it in a pack for me. My only issue with it isn't really an issue as I've had it with all pillows i've tried. Makes a crinkling sound if its not rock solid, but it didn't bother me much at all!

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Best Packable Pillow

Partly because I am not sure what a 10 is like. This pillow is the best packable pillow I have used. Much larger than I would have guessed given its pack size. Re-packs easy. I love the quilted, washable cover. It is big without being huge making it a reasonable thing to have camping. So far I have used it in 2 conditions. First, under a regular pillow while car camping which was great. Second, back packing where it was also a welcome luxury...until my wife stole it. I am a bit of a weight/size weeny trying to keep things lighter (not super light). This pillow has me on the fence of "do I take it". The comfort and sleep is well worth it. However, if light/size was a higher criteria like when I bike pack I would leave it and stuff a sack or wedge my shows under my pad to make a ramp. All about balance I suppose.

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Cloud pillow!

This pillow is super comfy. I messed around with the air fill a few nights going from a light/squishy fill to fully inflated/firm fill; I liked both. I have neck and shoulder problems and I felt like this was the best pillow for me to sleep on and not be in pain while camping. Only drawback (and a minor one) is that the material being so soft and against my sleeping bag caused some slipping so the first night I woke up a couple times because it had slid up and my neck was bent funny. I kinda dialed it in after that and it wasn’t too much of an issue. Might recommend getting some kind of thin, non-slip material to place between the pillow and my bag next time. The soft material however is Very nice to sleep on. I highly recommend this product!

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Hard to find a good inflatable pillow

Compact and lightweight. Seems to be of the quality I now expect from Klymit. I was kinda skeptical of another inflatable pillow, but the polyester cover is possibly the key that many other inflatable pillows are lacking. It tricks you into believing it is a stuffed pillow. I like the valve, which makes it easy to adjust the amount of air. Seems like I will only fully inflate it when side sleeping on the ground, since it seems a lot more comfortable in most sleeping positions when not fully inflated. It is especially nice in the hammock to use it just lightly inflated since it seems to stay in place better and is still very comfortable. So far I am very happy with this pillow.

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Life Saver in Fiji!

Expert Recommendation Content I just spent 2 weeks in Fiji on a service trip. We had a great opportunity to live in small villages. Humbling experience. But when it came to sleep, I was stoked to have a clean and packable pillow as everything they offered us was heavily used (unique smelling) or made of wood (seriously).

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This is by far the best packable, lightweight pillow I have used. I have at least 5 or 6 different pillows I have tried over the years on a variety of expeditions and nothing allows for the level of comfort this thing brings. Regardless of whether or not you end up with some of other awesome products that Klymit has in their line-up, this product is a must.

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Comfortable!

This is the most comfortable camping / backpacking / hiking / deployment pillow I have ever used. The best thing is that you don't feel like you're going to bounce off of it and the soft cover feels very nice. If you are doing a long thru hike and are watching every ounce this is not for you as it weighs 7oz. However, if you want very good sleep and a 'luxury' item you can't go wrong with this pillow. The only reason I gave it an 8 as opposed to a 10 is due to the weight and pack down size (7' x 3').

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Super excited to try this. My husband has one of these pillows (the red one) and it packs up so small and I was so impressed that i bought the luxe version for myself because it was a little bigger and came with the pillow case. i am so surprised at how much it feels like a pillow. its really comfortable and i like how you can make it as soft or firm as you want. it packs bigger than their other pillows, but this is also bigger and comes with a pillow case.

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Dad's camping pillow

I sleep with my arms above my head & holding pillow most of the time, this thing is great size & plush for that. Love the soft cover, & easy to throw in wash in case of any drool :) It's best a little deflated to give it some cush like foam pillow. I don't like the twist valve, difficult to keep twisting it open & close as I blow & take a breath.

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This pillow is very comfortable and gives great adjustable support. The small size & light weight is ideal for use in remote camps accessed by float plane or boat while doing field work. It fits easily in the sleeping bag stuff sack. The soft cover is quiet for an active sleeper and well worth the extra cost of the Luxe Pillow.

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Great compact packable pillow option

I am one of those people that needs a pillow to be comfortable when I sleep. This pillow is a perfect combination of compact lightweight and comfort. It packs down small and provides a great deal of comfort with easy inflation and is not noisy like some inflatable pillows I have used in the past.

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Best Inflatable Pillow

Absolutely the best camping pillow I have used. Nice and compact when stuffed into its sack. I'm able to tuck it inside of my tent dry bag system while kayak camping. Incredibly lightweight. Can tailor the firmness of the pillow. The soft-touch fabric cover is incredibly comfortable. No doubt this is my favorite!

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Far and away my most comfortable pillow

The design is excellent. There is a quilted side for winter and a non quilted side for summer. The pillow is comfortable and keeps my head right in the center, no matter what position I am sleeping in. It is not as small to pack as my other pillows, but the small amount of extra packing space is with every square centimeter as a trade off for comfort.

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Oh so comfy!

For years I balled up a jacket and used it as a pillow as I'm sure most people have. After building an adventure van I figured it was time to upgrade to the life of luxury and this pillow has been 100% worth the price in comfy sleep and packs away enough when it's time to turn the van back into passenger mode.

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Great support and light

As a Chiropractor, I appreciate a good pillow. Especially when backpacking. This was a purchase to replace an old fiber filled compression sack pillow and was well worth the purchase. I like the height of the pillow for side sleeping position and the variability with he air fill. It’s compact and light so well worth the pack space and load for the comfort provided. This would work well for a person traveling anywhere you are unsure what your head may be resting on once at your destination.

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Everyday Pillow

This pillow goes with me everywhere in the water bottle pocket on my computer bag. I’m never caught off guard with something soft to lay my head on. It’s compact and lightweight. It inflates quickly and easily. The inflation port is easy to use and has a snap to tuck it away once you’ve blown it up. The quilted cover makes it feel like a real pillow. It is a good usable size rather than your typical postage stamp blowup. You can get smaller and lighter pillows but there’s no comparison.

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Great comfort.

I have a very difficult time getting comfortable in the backcountry. This pillow is one of the most comfortable backpacking pillows I have yet to use. It has a very soft cover securely fastened to a whoopee cushion type feeling blow up pillow. Meaning it has some stretch to it. I love it.

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worth the weight

I don't typically review products, but I can't overstate the value of a good camp pillow. I used to just pack a stuff sack with clothes, but this inflatable pillow with a soft, washable cover comes with me on most trips now. I've used it backpacking, hunting and on wildland fire deployments. It is almost as big as a standard pillow, and more versatile than a foam pillow as you can adjust the firmness to suite your likes.

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Pillow that fits in your hand

Love this pillow, comfortable washable covering, packs relatively small, will make your camping friends jealous. Doesn’t slide much and love the feel of the material. Only minor complaint is that if you like to sleep on your side and have big shoulders; it could be slightly thicker. Have stuffed T-shirt inside before inflating which helps.

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Comfy!

It is certainly not the lightest or smallest pillow to carry on a bikepacking trip but getting a good night’s sleep is key and this pillow sure helps with that. I don’t seem to slip off of it which I’ve had happen with other pillows. But if you are looking to pack super light and small, this is not the pillow for you.

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Not sure initially but Exceeded expectations

Comfortable and easy to travel with. Overinflated initially (tested first night in house) and While it felt comfortable it was squeaky to sleep on. Van camping next and didn’t inflate as much so much better. The. Packed on a 3 night backpacking trip and so happy to have this. The rest of my group was envious. Seems durable and very simple to inflate/deflate. More trips planned and this is definitely coming along.

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