so, being its the middle of winter I have not backpacked with this pillow. I did sleep on it one night to test. The cradle shape is very comfortable for my side sleep. The case is nice and soft, feels good on my skin. Its quite light which I makes it desirable to me. I used to just stuff a sea to summit pillow case with spare cloths...light yes, comfortable, not so much. My one possible complaint is the plastic bladder makes noise when you move your head. Its crinkly...so this may put some users off. I cannot comment on longevity at this time.
Thank you for your review and comments
Just buying a couple more as I have had one for a few years now, best backpacking pilliw I have found!
DreamSleeper Deluxe pillow review: http://hikingthejmt.com/jmt-gear-review/ Note: scroll down to DreamSleeper pillow review
Love my DreamSleeper. I'm 6'2" with big shoulders, and I finally sleep without neck problems. Tip: Inflate pillow when you get to camp. Add more air just before going to sleep. Why? You inflate the pillow with nice warm air from your lungs. Then that air cools down to ambient temperature in a couple of hours. The air inside shrinks, and the pillow shrinks, and it's not thick enough for me. Top it off after the air inside the pillow cools down, problem solved.
Thanks for the tip! Also, I find it more comfortable if only filled about 80% full...
GEAR REVIEW: Big Sky International DreamSleeper UltraLight Inflatable Pillow: http://southwestultralight.blogspot.com/2013/11/gear-review-big-sky-international-dream.html