As part of Sea to Summit's online Sleep System (see the review here), the pillow that was recommended for our gear writer Caro Ryan was the Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow (regular).
"Many outdoorsy folk look upon pillows as a luxury optional item. Sure, you can stuff lumpy clothes into your stuff sack to make an equally lumpy pillow, but like travelling business class, once you’ve been there, you never want to go back behind the curtain.
For a sliver of the price of an airfare (remember those?), 80gm and about the size of a tennis ball, you can get the business class of camping pillows with the Aeros Premium.
This lil’ guy is perfect for squeezing down into the awkward little bottom corner of your backpack and comes with the S2S Pillow Lock system. Which doesn’t mean much unless you have a S2S mat, which comes with the stick-on velcro-esque patches to hold your pillow in place all night.
The 50D brushed polyester cover fabric is super soft against your cheek (or your face, you wacky tummy sleepers!) and the synthetic filling (between the fabric and the TPU bladder) wicks sweat away on those hot summer nights.
The height is easily adjustable with the mini-valve, which doesn’t fit the sleeping mat inflation sack, so you’ll need to puff into this one. A potential improvement could be a removable cover for washing."