Chapter 41: Pillow Choices That Are Light and Comfortable

Many ultralight backpackers have difficulty sleeping without their normal pillow. Here are some lightweight options.

Extra clothing can be your pillow. You can put the extra clothing in your sleeping bag stuff sack.

Your pack can be your pillow. It saves room in the tent, and it’s easy to find gear.

A small piece of foam with some gear underneath can serve as your pillow.

A 4/10s of an ounce plastic packing bubble from Office Depot that inflates with a straw can be your pillow.

Sealed packing bubbles can serve as your pillow.

Any of these pillows can help cushion inside your pack against your back during the day. Choose the one that best fits your style.