213-Pillows and hiking

Show notes

For many people transitioning to overnight hiking or camping brings a lot of new considerations. Where do you go to the toilet? What do you eat? What additional gear do you need? While we will usually think about the big items like packs, tents and sleeping bags (the Big 3), the ancillary items like pillows often tend to be an afterthought. For many hikers, pillows tend to be considered a luxury but the ability to get a good night sleep depends on a number of factors and comfort is a big one. These days there are many pillow options available to us – which one you use is really going to depend on your desired level of comfort. In this podcast episode we take a beginners look at pillow options for hiking and camping.

Podcast Overview

Podcast introduction

  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:25)
    • Impacts on sleep (time index 0:02:02)
    • Bring a house pillow from home (time index 0:02:48)
    • Inflatable pillows (time index 0:05:04)
    • Pillow alternatives (time index 0:10:37)
    • Final thoughts (time index 0:13:20)


Close (time index 0:15:38)

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