The Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow is a rectangular travel pillow filled with foam that can be compressed to about one-fifth its size for easy packing; when unpacked, the foam expands. Most reviewers use the Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow for camping, but others say it also works well in airplanes, the car and hotel rooms. A few reviewers complain that the pillow does not fluff up enough and that it takes up too much space in a backpack or travel bag. The Therm-a-Rest comes in three sizes, making it easy to find the best fit, and the entire pillow can be washed. The small pillow (*Est. $20) measures 16 by 12 inches and weighs 7 ounces. The medium (*Est. $23) measures 18 by 14 inches and weighs 9 ounces. The large (*Est. $28) measures 23 by 16 inches and weighs 12 ounces.
The Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow is included in one comparison test, at the Los Angeles Times. It is also reviewed on the travel retail site REI.com and on Amazon.com. In general, users say it works well in a variety of settings, although a few complain that the pillows aren't big enough.
1. Los Angeles Times
Hugo Mart’n tests four small, rectangular pillows made for camping. His favorite is the Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow, which is "so lofty and soft that you wouldn't mind sleeping on it at home." This pillow comes in three sizes; Mart’n tests the small one. He says this pillow may be too bulky for a long backpacking trek, but concludes that Therm-a-Rest is the best pillow tested based on comfort and price.
Review: Camping Pillows: Which Are Best?, Hugo Mart’n, May 13, 2008
The small, medium and large Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillows receive about 60 reviews from owners at REI.com. Most of the reviewers say they use it for camping. They say it provides comfortable support and is easy to pack.
Review: Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow - Medium, Contributors to REI.com
The Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow is reviewed by about 20 owners at Amazon.com. Most say that the pillows are very comfortable and fluff up well after being compressed for packing.
Review: Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow, Contributors to Amazon.com