Instant Camp Air Light AL-101 Inflatable Pillow
Weight: 2.4 ounces
Dimensions: 18″ x 10.75″x 5.5″ inflated 4″ x 3.5″ x 0.5″ deflated and packed
Material: Durable 40D Nylon
This nylon ultralight pillow weighs in at only 2.4 ounces and is the lightest pillow I have found on the market. It is the size of a pack of playing cards when deflated and stowed in the handy storage bag. I was able to completely inflate the AL-101 in only five breaths. But I found it to be most comfortable with only three breaths.
The unique baffle system cradled my head just right whether I was sleeping on my back, or side. I sleep in a mummy style sleeping bag and it fit perfectly in the hood area when I cinched the hood just a little.
I have had other inflatable pillows that were made of material that was hot and made me sweaty. I usually have to cover them with a shirt or something. But the high quality nylon of the AL-101 was perfect for me under my circumstances.
What is most pleasing to me about my purchase of the AL-101 is not actually the pillow at all…it is the hands-on approach of the customer service. I left a review on Amazon after my purchase. Within a few days Phillip, the company owner, contacted me to personally thank me for my review. He has informed me of a new pillow Instant Camp will have on the market in late April.
While many ultralight backpackers might totally eliminate pillows to save precious ounces, I believe the AL-101 is a lightweight pleasure that is worth considering. It is not only great for ultralight backpackers, it is also great for the home, office, or travel. I have had mine for several months and have even used it to replace my pillow on my bed. I highly recommend the Instant Camp AL-101 pillow.
What are others saying about the AL-101? It made the Top 10 Compressible Pillows of 2016.
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