Silk is by far the preferred material for sleeping bag liners. Luxuriously soft, incredibly lightweight and remarkably packable, it is one of the most weight and space effective sleeping solutions available. Silk is natural and sustainable. It is hypoallergenic and soothing to the skin. In spite of its delicate appearance, silk is robust and its smooth surface resists soil and odors well. Silk wicks moisture away from the skin and is quick and easy to wash and dry. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to both cool and warm as needed.
With proper care, your Pillowpacker® Pillow can last for years of travelling. The outer pillow should be aired and fluffed occasionally and laundered when needed.
Do not use your Pillowpacker® Pillow without a pillowcase. In fact, you may want to use one pillowcase as a pillow protector and one as an outer pillowcase. Purchase extra pillowcases.
Wash the 100% cotton pillowcases often with like colours in the regular wash. How often you will have to wash your pillow depends on usage. However, once a year is recommended. Remove the inner pillow – it can be wiped with water and a mild soap as needed.
To wash the down or down alternative outer pillow, use a low-sudsing liquid detergent in a warm water wash (60 degrees F is sufficent to kill dust mites). Rinse twice in cold water to remove any detergent residue. After spin-drying, dry at medium to high heat in your household dryer. This may require two or more drying cycles until completely dried. The pillow must be completely dry before packing or storing away. You will be amazed how your pillow will spring back to life.
To pack, simply open the zipper and turn the value counter-clockwise to allow the air to escape. Gently apply pressure to deflate and either place flat in your luggage or roll and place in its stuff sack. There is no need to disassemble the pillow set when packing.
Check out the "Assembly and Use Instructions for the Pillowpacker® Pillow" Video.
The Pillowpacker® Pillow is easy to inflate and adjust using the twist valve, accessible by way of a zipper opening in the outer pillow. To inflate, turn the valve counter-clockwise to ensure it is open and blow into the pillow. It does not need to be firm. Turn the value clockwise to seal. We advise you text the firmness at home before you travel.
You can adjust the pillow pressure to get a feel just right for you.
Watch the video for assembly instructions.