The Exped Air Pillow comes in three sizes, all of which are anatomically shaped and height adjustable.
A good night's sleep is essential for all of us, so for that minimal weight/space sacrifice why not have that extra comfort that a pillow provides? The added benefit to the Exped Air Pillow is the anatomically shaped design making it really comfortable and putting your neck into a supported sleeping position.
The pillow has a combo valve with a one-way flap and a deflation pin and takes no more than three good blows to inflate. By regulating the amount of air that you put in the pillow you can tailor it's height making it suitable for side or back sleeping. The face side is made with soft stretch tricot that provides a good level of comfort and that will hopefully assist in easing you to sleep.
Exped Air Pillow Features
- 50D tricot nylon
- Anatomically shaped
- Adjustable height for side and back sleepers
- Combo valve with a 1 way flap and deflation pin
- Mat attaching fabric eyelets
|Medium||38 x 27 x 11 cm||75g|
|Large||46 x 30 x 12 cm||90g|
|XL||52 x 34 x 13 cm||105g|
Customer Reviews of Exped Air Pillow
I bought the exped pillow along with Thermarest xlite mat because I was trying to minimise my pack weight. The pillow inflates and deflates easily, with separate valves, in fact 5 out of five for this. It's maybe a bit small to be really comfortable under the head, you need something under it to bring it up, and combination of shape and material means it tends to slip out from under my head. I've used it a few times tied into hood of sleeping bag, which seems to work best. When deflated it's tiny and weight is minimal. The material is starting to get a bit greasy looking from use, it will be interesting to see how easy it is to clean.
I bought this inflatable pillow after suffering too many poor night's sleep while camping out under the stars. While weight is an important factor when mountain marathoning, the lack of sleep off-set the additional weight and space of the pillow carried.
Pros: Surprisingly lightweight; own stuff sack (I attach it to the draw-cord of my sleeping bag so the two are together), fair-sized pillow and grooved to keep my head on the pillow while sleeping.
Cons: Well if you can withstand the ribbing from your mates and the affront to your masculinity then...Well worth buying.
At home I use an orthopaedic pillow to support my neck. I love camping, but invariably suffer the morning after. When car camping (not true camping therefore!), I take the one from my bed, as I'd not been able to find a camping solution, other than the real thing.Earlier this year I discovered that Exped have made an exception to the rule of travel pillows and I just wanted to add my praise to the many already on here.It's truly brilliant - I opted for the XL because of my specific issues as well as getting the regular weight version (instead of the ultra-light). I figured that for 110g I couldn't really go wrong and preferred something that would undoubtedly be harder-wearing.When in use, I wrap some spare (dry) clothing around it - partly from a comfort point of view but also to increase the longevity of the pillow material, as I've heard that skin/hair grease don't do it any favours over the longer-term.Definitely recommended!
I can't sleep comfortably without a pillow and I've tried several different models - this one is definitely the best one. Light, very small when packed. Because of its shape it's very comfortable if you sleep on your side. Separate inflation and deflation valves make it easy to adjust the pressure - Exped do a single valve version as well, but I think this feature is worth the extra weight. It's so comfy I actually take it with me on my business travels as well, as pillows in some hotels are less comfortable!
I purchased this pillow along with the Exped Downmat Lite 5 for wild camping trips after reading some good reviews.I've never been able to sleep well with other cheap blow up pillows. Some are so noisy and uncomfortable whilst with some I've had to wrap any spareclothing around them to stop perspiration. No such issues with this pillow - it gives an amazing nights sleep and I found it best to slightly deflate it although this will be entirely down to personal choice.There is the option to change the pillow round to suit side or back sleepers and it is the perfect size to fit in the hood of my Rab sleeping bag. My head didn't slide about or perspire and there was no noise from this pillow. There are tabs on the side of the pillow should you want to fasten it to your mat however I found it easy just to pop it in my hood. inflation is easy and about 3-4 good breaths was enough to blow it up. There is a separate deflation valve to allow small changes without having to blow it back up again. It comes in its own stuff sack and rolls up so small it fits in the bag with my Exped Downmat Lite 5.I was so impressed With this pillow I also ordered the light version which I will also review.
I looked for the right pillow for a long time and tried out quite a few but I think this is the best compromise of weight and comfort. Ok, so there are lighter pillows out there but I doubt they will be as comfortable as this. Depending on which way you orientate it and how much air you put in it, it should suit most side or back sleepers. Beware if you have a two thirds air mat and like a high pillow though. I found when using it above the mat that it wasn't high enough to support my head. However it works perfectly on top of my full length mat and the material ensures it does not slide around. I have two of these and the first is still going strong after two years, durability does not appear to be an issue. The valves work well, it inflates and deflates easily and quickly.
This is easily one of my favourite bits of kit, it's product design at it's best. It literally takes me one and a half breaths to get the pillow up to the right pressure. Deflating is even easier as the valve is simply popped open and the pillow is just squashed flat. The pillow pack size is similar to a small carton of drink, if not smaller and it weighs next to nothing. The construction is sturdy and looks like it will last a long time. The material and shape is nice and comfortable too, it's fit's into the shoulders and neck really well and doesn't feel cold to the touch like most others I've tried. Very happy with my purchase, thanks Facewest!
This pillow is so small you can pack it even if you're not sure you'll need it. It only needs two puffs of air to blow it up, and you're ready to go!
I only blow mine up half way as I find it more comfortable that way, so I only need to use one puff of air! How much more convenient do you want it to be?
The material is brilliant. Very soft, and feels quite durable. There is an inflate valve and a deflate valve. These don't stick out from the pillow at all, which should increase their lifespan, as well as make sure they're never stuck up in your face or neck! To deflate you literally open the valve and give it a quick squeeze. Perfect for anyone that likes making an early start.
Very comfortable whether you're a side sleeper or a back sleeper. My partner refers to it as a 'gold plated pillow' because it's the best of the best!
I my opinion, much better than the self inflating version they also do. After all, why would you need a heavier self inflating pillow, when this one only needs two breaths of air and about 5 seconds of your time?
I bought the Exped air pillows to replace our old, lumpy mini pillows. I was hesitant at paying a lot of money for camping pillows and really wasn't disappointed. Having just returned from a very wet week touring Germany on motorcycle, we used the pillows every night in the tent and were both very impressed. They didn't move around as I thought they would and the shoulder sculpting worked well, I also sleep on my back and enjoyed good sleep. Apparently I didn't snore either (Makes a change!). They inflate in 2-3 breaths and pack up incredibly small too. Definitely highly recommended.
Fantastic service from Facewest as usual, prompt service and great communications. I bought this pillow as I have a neck disorder and I use it on my home bed as well as in the Caravan and I must say it is great. I sleep like a baby as most of my sleep is on my back but sleeping on my side is ok too. I will give this five stars, my only concern is the robustness of the pillow but it comes with a good patching system and glue so if it fails at least I can repair it providing I have have the kit with me.
I recently purchased this for mountain marathons and light camping trips. I have already used it a few times and it is superb. Very light and inflates in two breaths. The fact that it is not a uniform shape means that you can get a comfortable position whether you are a side or back-sleeper. It is well-made and the surface for your cheek is comfortable. You can inflate fully if you want a firm pillow or with less air for a softer and more comfortable feel. This has transformed my camping experience as it makes a good night's sleep much more likely.
I had always just used some spare clothes in a stuff sac in the past but decided to venture down the air pillow route for my current trip. The pillow arrived just before I left the UK and provided some much needed comfort after a long day of travelling. It seems very robust and took just a couple of puffs to inflate it. Perfect and it's stuff sac is tiny.
I can only compare this to my Montbell pillow, but despite this weighing just a few grams more, it's much, much comfier due to the curved shape around the neck and the lower middle, meaning your head doesn't just roll off (or you have to under inflate to get the pillow to hold your head in place - a problem in winter).
Separate inflate and deflate valves probably add to the weight but are easy to operate and it doesn't take long to blow it up.