Thermarest Compressible Pillow Review


The Thermarest Compressible Pillow  is quite a wonderful item I have recently added to my camping backpack. For years while sleeping at campsites, I would use rolled up dirty clothes or my backpack as a pillow. These were not good options for several reasons. Comfort being the reason that stands out. A few times I brought pillows from home, but they can be rather bulky and are easily damaged while camping.


This Compressible Pillow solved all my problems while taking up very little space. It rolls up so small, it fits nicely into my backpack. At first I didn’t believe that once it unrolled, it had a chance of retaking a comfortable form again. I was very wrong. Once I unrolled it, it still looked flat but after a minute it had regained its fluffiness and provided the most comfortable camping pillow option I’ve yet to come across. When you roll it up, the attached draw-string secures the pillow and keeps it from unrolling in your backpack or bag. This pillow requires no inflation either. Those inflation pillows can be comfy, but they require you to carry around an inflation device, which is why I prefer this pillow.

Compressible Pillow For Travel

This is a good option for travel as well. Long rides of any sort can be uncomfortable places to try to nap, whether it be car, train, bus, or plane. This pillow can store easily in your carry-on bag or backpack and will let you get your desired rest.

Thermarest Compressible Pillow Review

Thermarest Compressible Pillow Review

Camping Pillows

It is also machine washable. I have washed and dried mine several times and it always maintained its comfort.  After storing for long periods of time in the rolled up position, it still comes to full fluffiness within a few minutes.

The Thermarest is available in three different sizes ranging from small to large. There are at least six separate design schemes to choose from as well, including two different cammo patterns, two solid color, and two decorative patterns. I bought one of the polka dotted patterns.

The Compressible Pillow is a great option for campers, hikers, backpackers, and travelers that need a compressible solution for head rest. They make a great gift for the outdoors-man on your shopping list as well. Pick one up from Amazon today! The medium and large sizes are usually available with free shipping.