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1. Posted by xAx (Budding Member 38 posts) 7y

Hi there

This is completely random but does anyone take a pillow travelling with them? I am doing a RTW trip in June and on all the forums/packing lists I have read not once does it mention a pillow, even just a small little one that can be scrunched up and packed in my backpack.

I have tried camping on the beach without a pillow and it was terrible, can't imagine spending a year without one (we are overlanding and won't spend much time in hostels). Is it just me or has anyone else taken one??

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3744 posts) 7y

I sometimes take one and am often grateful that I have, as I'm quite fussy about my pillow and find it hard to sleep if it's not right. As you are overlanding and not spending much time in hostels it sounds like a good idea to take one. The one I have is tiny and can easily be stuffed into backpacks:

3. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Take a pillow case and stuff with clothes.

4. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y

I've never bring a pillow with me per se, but you could consider bringing an inflatable pillow? I've also seen people nicked the wee pillow given on long-haul flights...

5. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 7y

If I'm taking my car to wherever I am going, I always have a pillow and a blanket either in the backseat or in the trunk. its just in case it gets too cold or i get too sleepy to drive or the hotel/motel pillow is not that good for sleeping.

6. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 7y

Those scrunchable pillows available in camping stores are great. They roll up into a neat little bundle, but expand into a very comfy cushion. Love mine. I didn't think I would even need it, but I am so glad I had mine this summer.

7. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y

Quoting s96024

Take a pillow case and stuff with clothes.

I take a small 'rucksack liner' that I keep clothes in.
It's waterproof and cost me £2 from army surplus.

8. Posted by cvpepper11 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

Agreed with those using just the case. Of course, doubles as another bag.

9. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Took a pillow once, waste of time and space. Never again. A wool jumper/pullover folded in 1/4 does me just fine.

10. Posted by WBodley (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

I'll hop in here and second the suggestion of an inflatable pillow with a nice soft pillow case, really nice on long haul flights (just did the 16+ hour Johannesburg-Atlanta) You can adjust the inflation to whatever situation. Feel the relaxation. Not to mention rejuvenation.