As many of you have probably heard through different reviews Ryan and I have done on here, Ryan has been really big into backpacking and hiking lately, and he has been working on building the ultimate hiking bag that is perfect for him. While this is taking some time and a little live and learn indeed, he is having a good time trying new products and seeing what works and what doesn't. The one product he was recently sent to review he has decided is an absolute must have in the hiking backpack, that is the self inflating air pillows from Free Rein Outdoor Products.
When these pillows arrive they have their own carry case complete with a nylon robe with a lock so you can be sure your deflated pillow is secure in it's carry case. If you didn't want to pack these into the actual backpack because the rope is sturdy and thick you could connect these to the outside of your bag as well. Because of the self-inflating feature you won't have to deal with the headache of blowing these things up, only 3 breaths is all it took and the black spin valve closes and opens with easy, so no air escaping like you have with those crappy clear plastic press down valves!
The other really nice thing about these is each pillow has a black elastic strap kind of like a sleeping bag does so when you roll up your pillow to pack it you can slip the elastic band over it to help hold the pillow in the roll up position so you can pack it into the carry bag easier.
|Maverick seems to enjoy the pillow|
The pillows are a waterproof easy to clean and are puncture resistant so again these pillows will last you a long time, they are made to be used outdoors so you know they can handle any beating you throw at them! The pillows only weigh about 8 ounces each so you aren't adding too much weight to your pack and yet you get the comfort of having a pillow to lay your weary head on after a long day of hiking the trails.
For this two pack you can expect to pay about $25 through Amazon but for the high quality and the fact you get two pillows instead of one that is really a pretty good price in my opinion.
You can find these self inflating pillows as well as other goodies from Free Rein Outdoor Products o Amazon by clicking ~>HERE<~