|Therm-A-Rest Compressible Pillow|
The Therm-A-Rest compressible pillow comes in a variety of sizes and colors. My pillow is the medium "denim" style. While I will be referring to that pillow specifically, each of the pillows are "compressible" and have the built-in draw string storage pocket.
Compressible for Easy Travel
I want the comfort of my own pillow when I travel. Even in hotels. It's not so hard to drag your own pillow along if you are taking a roadtrip. But you might as well forget about taking your own pillow on a plane.
I have tried several different "travel" pillows that can be purchased in airports. You know, the kind that loop around your neck and are considered convenient for naps during flights. I hated them. I didn't like the material, the snugness around my neck, and it drove me crazy that they often gave my hair static. I have to admit that looping them around my carry-on handle as I boarded and disembarked was handy. But that was the only thing I liked about those travel pillows. Those annoyances were what led me to purchasing the Therm-A-Rest pillow.
The little Therm-A-Rest pillow compresses and rolls up into it's built-in storage pocket. It is then small enough to fit into my carry-on bag easily. It was just large enough to fit behind my head or between my head and the plane window.
I am including a video that shows just how small this "medium" pillow is when it is rolled up.
Lightweight and Durable for Hiking, Camping, and Outdoor Activities
While my pillow is the medium "denim" pillow, it is not made of denim. I suppose that is the color descriptor. The material is a durable - but comfortable - "brushed polyester". Because it is machine washable, it is easy to wash and dry after camping trips.
I am not a true back-packer, but I carry a pack on many of my walks. This pillow fits nicely into my backpack. I've carried it along to the woods and to the beach.
Perfect for Minimalist and Tiny Home Living
Living in a small home can be a wonderful thing.But it is also challenging to downsize both the amount of your belongings as well as the actual size of each item. I spend time in a small camping "Shack" as often as possible and I plan to retire there. Space is limited. Between the air mattress, sleeping bag, and this Therm-A-Rest pillow, I am very comfortable at night.
When I leave the "Shack", I place all of my textiles - and all other items that are tempting to mice for nests - into containers. The beauty of this little pillow is that it is wonderfully comfortable when in use and then rolls up to a small roll that takes up little space in the storage container.
I imagine that tiny homes with miniature loft "bedrooms" would be the perfect place for these pillows. If I remodel my place to include a tiny loft sleeping area, I know I am already prepared for it.
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