If you’re preparing for a trip into nature, a pillow is probably one of the last things on your mind and list. However, a pillow often makes up an important part of ensuring you are comfortable and able to rest well, which is very important for those more rigorous outdoor adventuring types!

It’s vital to get a good sleep when you are exercising and you’ll find that a good pillow can often decide whether the trip is enjoyable or not! In this list, we’ll take you through some of our preferred backpacking pillows which can help you decide on your next backpacking pillow selection.

Trekology Ultralight Inflating Camping Pillow Review

The Trekology camping pillow is one of the most compact pillows on the list and is very versatile. It can fold to the tiny size of 5×2 inches and inflates to provide good head and neck support.

Additionally, it is light as a feather, so this is a good choice for all you ultralight packing fanatics.

In term of fabric, the Trekology has a comfortable TPU fabric that is both water resistant and durable, which makes it perfect for those semi-aquatic trips, in hot weather or in rain.

The inflation and deflation process is very easy and efficient, by just twisting the top of the air valve and blowing air into it.

Hikenture Inflatable Backpacking Pillow

The Hikenture pillow is a another super-light and super efficient pillow which is perfect for hikers who like to travel lightly. Weighing in at 2.8oz, the pillow can fold into a tiny package of 4×2.4 inches. When inflated, the pillow reaches a size of 17×13.5 inches, which is a great size camping pillow for all types of sleepers.

The polyester pillow materials make this comfortable and easy to clean, and provides great neck support.

However, this pillow is fully waterproof. All in all, we find this is a versatile mid-range pillow.

Sea To Summit Aeros Pillow Premium Review

One of the most premium pillows that we have reviewed. It does live up to the name. The Aeros pillow comes with a great and very comfortable polyester fabric with a nice design. Unlike other camping pillows, the Aeros premium comes in several sizes, and this can be great for different sleeping needs.

The pillow case itself is supported by an outer shell which allows it to keep it’s (already very good) softness and still provide the much-needed neck support you deserve. This is done by the strength of its TPU bladder.

Easily inflatable, this pillow uses a multi-functional valve that will allow you to blow this up with only a few breaths. However, if you are concerned about the importance of neck support, comfort and a good’s night sleep, this is definitely a pillow you need to look into.

The Aeros provides amazing neck support and overall padding. Again, this a great pillow that allows for a premium sleep.

TETON Sports Camp Pillow Review

The Teton is a versatile pillow that will suit all manner of backpacking and hiking trips. It comes in at 0.8 pounds (4kg) and comes with its own sack (though we’ve always folded it in with the rest of the equipment.)

This pillow ranks very highly in terms of comfort – it is very soft and nice to sleep on. Constructed from 100% flannel and easily washable, the fabric retains its mix of softness and firmness after repeated use. The mid-range size (12×18) inches makes this a stalwart pillow that is shrunk down to 4x7x9 inches when not in use.

Buyers Guide – How to find the best backpacking pillow for your needs.

There are a lot of camping pillow on the market right now, so we understand that it can get a little bit overwhelming on choosing the one right for you. As summer is just upon us and camping season begins, you should probably start thinking about getting your gear together.

Important things to remember are; your preferred mode of sleeping, do you like hard or soft pillows? Are you prone to back and neck ache? What kind of trips are you going on? How many pillows do you need – are you going for economics or premium pillows?

We’ve outlined some of our favorite camping pillows in this article – and we think that in the versatile range of the pillows here, you’ll be able to find the right one for you.