Rated 5 out of 5áby somearmyguy Afghanistan/15 months of abuse, still goin' strong
Have been using this pillow nightly for a period of 15 months straight, 9 of which have been in Afghanistan. This is THE perfect pillow for military use in my opinion and would be more than suitable for the "traditional" camping or hiking trip.
Comfort: I have yet to have any bad back/neck issues from using this pillow. I find it most comfortable about 3/4's full but the shape allows for a wide range of firmness. The microsuede finish has a good next-to-skin feel and does not get hot/clammy/sticky even in 125deg heat.
Travel Use: Used this on 20 hour flights, in cramped armored vehicles, and just on the good ol' earth and always managed to find a comfortable enough position to sleep. Really you can work this pillow into any form you need without having to buy/bring a U shaped pillow , full pillow, or an old fashioned ball of clothes.
Size: Accurate dimensions in the description. When in it's carry sack (which is a great addition, btw) it does not expand and stays clean. Takes up almost exactly the same amount of space as a standard 32oz Nalgene in a pack.
Durability: Cleans Easily with just a baby wipe or water, leaving no permanent stains from natural oils and sweat (okay, the occasional bit of drool too). I'd wipe it down occasionally and would be good to go. I've YET to have a single leak or issue with this little pillow despite sleeping on hard ground/rocks, awkward positions, and carrying it in the bottom of a 50lb pack that takes an absolute beating. Shocked at how tough this little pillow is!
Side notes: If you only have it about 1/4 full of air, it makes a pretty decent little butt pad. I'm sure L.L. Bean would not recommend this, but I've sat on it with as much weight as 300lbs on it without it popping or leaking.
As with every single L.L. Bean product I've owned, this has gone beyond my expectations and really proven to be a well thought out and more importantly, well executed product.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby darwin1859 Great item
I've been shopping around for one of these for a while and finally purchased the LLBean pillow. Loved it after one use and got another for my wife right away. It is comfy and indestructible. I let my 5 year old bounce around with it for a while and the pillow showed no signs of damage or even losing any air!
The picture here on the website has the thing fully inflated but I'd never use it like that. About half inflated seems best as at that point you can feel the foam nuggets inside and that makes it malleable and soft.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby RamboDoll So comfy!
Why did I not have one of these before?... It's just a simple, great product.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby hikeradk03 Great pillow - very comfortable
I bought this pillow for camping, and it is much better than I expected. I like that you can adjust the amount of air in it for your comfort level. Another great product from LL Bean.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Abor Inflatable
So far this seems like a great discovery to finally find a nice size inflatable pillow for travel. It's easy to use, only wish it were a bit larger.
April 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby Disappointed3NaRow Discussed
Yet again another disappointment from L.L. Bean. After reading the reviews I thought that this was a good choice. All of the stuffing inside the pillow seems to be stuck on the left side. I like my camp pillow to be not quite fully inflated. Glad i decided o open it and check it out before taking it on the trail. What happened o the quality from yester year???
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby vahippie great pillow
only one thing to say, get one. packs small, light weight, adjustable
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby pbflt4 best pillow ever
This is the best camping pillow ever!
I am not sure what is used for the stuffing but you cannot tell that it is inflatable. I have a pillow that packs down smaller but it is just a ballon compared to this.
October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby dragonfly57 Comfy camp pillow
Very comfy pillow with ample size. Because you can inflate it, you can adjust the firmness. Alas, what makes it comfy is the foam, so it doesn't pack down to a very small size. We needed something smaller for backpacking and motorcycle camping. However, if you have plenty of room to pack your camping gear, this is a nice pillow.
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby chadinden Perfect for camping!
Have used on two camping trips, blows up easily, stays firm and feels soft as well
September 17, 2012