Sea-to-Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow

Sea-to-Summit Aeros Ultralight Pillow

As most die-hard backpackers know, sometimes hauling a creature comfort into the backcountry is worth the extra weight. And if you’re tired of stuffing your extra layers into your sleeping bag stuff sack to create a less-than-worthy pillow, Sea-to-Summit’s new Aeros Ultralight Pillow ($35) is the perfect solution. Out in spring 2014, the 20D laminated polyester inflatable pillow boasts durable RF-welded construction and has been laminated with abrasion-resistant, high-strength TPU—you won’t pop it unless you want to. The scalloped lower end makes for comfortable sleeping in any position, and it inflates in a few breaths. It comes in two sizes; go for the regular. At 14” x 10” x 5” it’s plenty big, and may be the most rewarding two ounces you carry. Your neck will thank you in the morning. —Nathan Borchelt