Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

Save yourself the zipper imprint.

Using your jacket as a pillow isn't too comfortable, and a zipper to the eye never feels all that great. Sleep comfortably, even when you're on the move, with Therm-a-Rest's Compressible Pillow. Whip the portable Compressible Pillow out on road trips, during airplane travel, or on car-camping adventures to give your melon the comfort it deserves when you're far away from home.

  • A packable pillow for camping and travel
  • Brushed material is soft and comfortable
  • Soft foam filling packs down small and expands big
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Could be a lot better

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Tried this pillow because it was on super good price. But, I don't even come close to digging it. I think the filling is lumpy and the pillow won't offer good support (even though back country hiking pillows aren't great in the first place). Even packed, this pillow takes up a lot of volume. Doesn't compress well. Might work well enough on an airplane trip or car trip. Not for backpacking.

Sizing Info


S - 16x12

M - 18x14

L - 23x16

XL - 27x16.5

Weight: 7 / 9 / 12 / 15 ounces

Sizing Info

Love it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Lightweight, compact, and comfortable. Great for camping or travel.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pillows are amazing! The large is about average size a pillow should be. I used it backpacking with a 8L lightweight compression sack and it made it very small! So awesome I bought 2 more of them! I personally can't stand an air pillow. This is as close to a normal pillow I have found.

Best pillow ever

    Just bought a second one. I've had my first one for eight years, still fluffs like a champ. Pro tip: when you are camping, put this baby in the sun to fluff it when you first get to camp.

    Did it's job

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Pro Tip: Before first use unroll it and stick it in the dryer to fluff it up before bringing it on a trip, it's super compressed from the factory. Otherwise great pillow!

    So comfy, packs so small

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It's a damn fine pillow.

    Med pillow is nice for travelling

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This medium size pillow is pretty comfy. It can be bunched up to hold a firm rest. Skinny football sized when compressed. Takes a bit to un- compress. Soft material. We bought 2 for travelling/airline camping. Car camping yes. Backpacking? Depends on your tolerance and comfort level, but required space and weight is not ideal imo. Keep your gf happy while backpacking type of comfort. I dont like the compression cinch much. Its hard to use one handed while holding an exploding burrito!

    Solid pillow

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought seven of these for my family - primarily car camping - and they were great. When you initially decompress them, it's at first a little disappointing to see, but give them a minute and they fill out and firm up. Like a down sleeping bag, they need to be shaken, and fluffed a bit, and then in a few minutes they take shape. Enjoyed very good sleep on this pillow, as did my family. I generally prefer firmer pillows and this one fit the bill.

    "Awesome, compact, easy.."

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought this as a gift, and hers what she had to say ,"Awesome, compact, easy to roll, quick to puff out. Super comfy to sleep on. Added extra- fit into my carry on for flight home and helped me sleep on the plane!"

    Dream Easy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Nothing like a good pillow after a long day on the trail. I wanted a pillow that was compressible but had loft to it when i needed it. Granted the first time i used this it took a while for the filling to uncompress, but i has been great since.

    Unanswered Question

    Again, what are the compressed pillow dimensions?

    Most comfortable pillow ever!

      This is great pillow, and if I have room for it, it is my go-to pillow for trips. However, for backpacking, it simply is too large (takes up the room of a football, albeit feather light). I need more room in my pack, so went with a similar size Cocoon inflatable pillow. That worked great and was the size of a feather light potato. But oh man, if I had my thermarest, I would have slept even better! Two great pillows. Pick the one you have room for.


      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Not quite your bedroom pillow, but certainly better than an inflatable. Packs relatively small.

      A must have pillow for camping

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Very comfortable, compact and light. All you need for camping.

      Awesome Pillow

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This pillow is great! I always bring it along whenever i'm backpacking or even just car camping. I have it in the Medium and it compresses down nice and small. It fits in my pack perfectly and doesn't take up too much room. I'd say the Medium compresses down to about the size of a football. Overall, really nice pillow filled with a very compressible foam.


        These are great! A little big when compressed in but defenetly with the extra size. Very comfortable!

        what size ??
        ill be on a sailboat for a week and space is limited for carryon gear would the small work?

        Unanswered Question

        What are the compressed pillow sizes?

        Great pillow to pack and go

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Tucks away pretty well and it's a million time better than my old solution of sleeping on my clothes in a stuff sack.

        Great camping/backpacking pillow

          I love this pillow. I got the small size and it is the perfect size to camp with. It can fit inside my sleeping bag too for when it is cold. It takes a little time to fluff back up once you unroll it, but then it is very comfy.