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  • Small 50% inflated
  • Large 50% inflated
  • Small 14.5 x 10.5 in.
  • Large 19 x 12.5 in.
  • Small vs. Large
  • To inflate/deflate, insert straw in corner valve

FlexAir® Inflatable Pillows

    • Ultralight and compact
    • 2 Sizes – minimalist or comfort
    • Easy inflation, quick deflation
    • Adjustable firmness for max comfort
    • Soft exterior material


    FlexAir® Pillows are the lightest inflatable pillows available. They are compact and so simple to use. The firmness can be easily adjusted for maximum comfort. The exterior has a soft nap, durable, non-woven exterior material that’s comfortable against your skin. But do you really need a pillow? Why not just put your spare clothes in a stuff sack and use it for a pillow? Well, many ultralighters wear nearly all their clothes to sleep to extend the temperature rating of their sleeping bag, leaving little to make a pillow.

    FlexAir Inflatable Pillows are available in two sizes – small and large. The small pillow for the minimalist is 13 x 9 x 3 in. (33 x 22.9 x 7.6 cm) when inflated and weighs a scant 0.56 oz (16 g). The large pillow for more comfort is 16 x 11 x 4 in. (40.6 x 27.9 x 10.2 cm) when inflated and weighs 0.9 oz (27 g). Large is a better size if you roll side to side during the night. If you don’t move much while you sleep, small should work fine.



    1. To inflate, insert the straw provided about 6 in. (15 cm) into the clear plastic valve near the corner of the pillow. Blow directly into the end of the straw until the pillow reaches the desired firmness. This should take just 3-4 puffs. Then pull the straw out (the valve will self-seal) and store it where you can find it later.
    2. To adjust pillow firmness, re-insert the straw and blow into the end to inflate or release air to deflate. When finished, pull the straw out. Many prefer less than fully inflated.
    3. To quickly deflate, re-insert the straw into the valve and squeeze the air out until the pillow is flat. Roll or fold the pillow for storage and stow the straw with it.
    4. If you lose the straw, the pillow can be inflated by blowing directly into the valve and deflated by sticking a long, thin, non-sharp object into the valve to release the air.



    Material: Non-woven polypropylene

    Color: White

    Cleaning: Wipe with a damp cloth, do not machine wash

    Size Dimensions (L x W x H) Weight
    Inflated Deflated

    13 x 9 x 3 in.

    (33 x 22.9 x 7.6 cm)

    14.5 x 10.5 in.

    (36.8 x 26.7 cm)
    0.56 oz (16 g)

    16 x 11 x 4 in.

    (40.6 x 27.9 x 10.2 cm)

    19 x 12.5 in.

    (48.3 x 31.8 cm)
    0.9 oz (27 g)



    • Designed to be inflated by mouth only.
    • May burst if over inflated. To avoid possible injury, DO NOT over inflate.

    In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

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    1. Lightweight and Effective  star rating

      Posted by Dave on 3rd Aug 2022

      I use this large FlexAir Inflatable Pillow under my regular camping pillow, which is just not thick enough. The FlexAir pillow is easy to inflate and stays inflated. It is also easy to adjust to the thickness and firmness desired. Much better than trying to use a stuff sack filled with excess clothing items. And the pillow is so light and compact.

    2. Sleep comfortable as never before outdoors!  star rating

      Posted by Simon on 31st Mar 2022

      Lite and perfect. How I put up the straw without breaking or loosing it?

    3. light pillow  star rating

      Posted by Paul R Sexton on 21st Oct 2020

      these pillows are really light. They do make some crinkle sounds but I think they will be fine.

    4. Lasts way longer than $40 pillows!!!!  star rating

      Posted by David Seals on 7th Jun 2020

      I have owned 4 different backpacking pillows and none have lasted a quarter as long as this $3 pillow. I used this 21 nights in a row on the long trail without a single issue and it was comfortable to boot.

    5. Price and weight are unbeatable.  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 12th Nov 2019

      Best three bucks I've ever spent incredibly thick great support. Used on a couple trips I'm very careful with it and use it wrapped in my fleece jacket. Seems sturdy enough for its purpose and surprisingly so given its 1 ounce weight. If I have a problem with the one I purchased I will definitely buy another.

    6. Surprisingly good  star rating

      Posted by rickmoellendick@outlook.com on 25th Apr 2019

      Very comfortable to sleep on. I inflated it about halfway and it was perfect. How can you beat it for the weight and the price.

    7. Barley There Comfort  star rating

      Posted by Art on 18th Mar 2019

      Previous to the FlexAir pillow, I was always challenged to find a workable solution without a weight or volume penalty. Easy to use and pack, the FlexAir pillows are the perfect solution. Paired with a Buff "pillowcase", this is truly barley there backcountry luxury. The added red inflating straw is really thoughtful as well.

    8. Incredible Pillow  star rating

      Posted by Knobs on 17th Jan 2019

      I used several other inflatable pillows that simply were not thick enough for me to sleep comfortably so I had been lugging around a 10 oz foam pillow. This pillow can blow up thick enough to still have some give while holding my head where I want it. I love it, and I have a hard time imagining that I'll go to anything else anytime soon.

    9. Best Ultralight pillow  star rating

      Posted by Steve M Musarra on 11th Aug 2018

      Used the pillow on a weekend hammock trip and this pillow weighs almost nothing, and is so simple.
      I like the way it is adjustable to the firmness you want, inflate it to the max and you have a pillow to sit up and rest on. You can deflate easily to use as a sleeping pillow and the rectangular shape fits in the hammock perfectly.
      Goodbye to my other pillows, this ones the keeper.

    10. Amazing pillow for such a light weight!  star rating

      Posted by Dave on 9th May 2018

      I've only used these a few nights, so I have no idea how long they'll last overall, but if preliminary evidence is any indication, for the amount of backpacking I do they'll easily work for a season or more. I'm marveling at the valve - it really IS like magic! There was zero air loss overnight. If I were to try a thru hike I might be tempted to invest in a standard inflatable job (or maybe put these in re-supply boxes?

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