OR-Equinox Armadillo Pillow-Mike Pearl
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EQUINOX ARMADILLO PILLOW
BY MIKE PEARL
December 16, 2010
NAME: Mike Pearl
LOCATION: Woodstock, Vermont, USA
HEIGHT: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
WEIGHT: 155 lb (70.30 kg)
My backpacking experience began six years ago, after years of car camping. Most
trips are for two or three days, some lasting a week. I hike with a group of two
to four, with plans for a multi-day solo hike next summer. I pack a tent or tarp
depending on availability of trail shelters. My average mileage is 15 mi (24
km). While aware of weight, it is not my primary concern. I strive for enjoyable
outings with functional, reliable gear. I usually travel in woodland mountain
terrain. I am a three season camper, but enjoy hiking all year.
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Year of Manufacture: 2009
Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.equinoxltd.com" LINK
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MSRP: US$ 10.95
Listed Weight: Not Listed
Measured Weight: 11.6 oz (329 g)
Listed Dimensions: 19 in x 10 in (48 x 25 cm)
Measured Dimensions Rolled: 10 x 6 in (25 x 15 cm)
Measured Dimensions Open: 18 x 10 x 5 in (46 x 25 x 13 cm)
Colors Available: Salamander Red / Charcoal Gray, Sky Blue / Charcoal
: Celery Green / Charcoal, Midnight Blue, Pine
Green, Pine Green / Sand Tan
The Armadillo Pillow is a travel pillow that is rolled when not in use. It is
held closed with a nylon web strap and a small plastic side release buckle.
The sleeping side is made of soft microfleece. The storage side is water
repellent Supplex nylon. The Armadillo is stuffed with polyester fill.
The Armadillo Pillow is a regular in my pack. I was resistant to a pillow at
first. I use to pack extra clothes in a stuff sack. But needing to wear all my
clothes to sleep one cold night ended that practice.
I tried an inflatable which was lighter and compressed smaller. However it was
very noisy and did not have good loft or shape. These are not good qualities
for my sleep style. I start on my back, then roll to my side, to my stomach, to
the other side, ending on my back. So, a good pillow is a pretty high bar to
The Armadillo Pillow accommodates this style. When unrolled and laid flat, it
is comfortable while on my back or stomach. When on my side, the Armadillo
easily and quietly folds in half to provide support to the neck. The pillow has
enough fill to hold up my head while forming to the shape of my head. The
microfleece is soft and feels nice against my face.
The first time I used the Armadillo the compression strap looked like it would
be a problem. I thought I would get wrapped up in it or roll over on the
buckle. Neither has happened. It sometimes flops around but never interrupts
my sleep/rolling. When its time to pack up, just roll and click the buckle. I
have used the Armadillo dozens of times without any complaints.
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The Armadillo Pillow is a quality item. It well constructed and simple to use.
The Armadillo has always provided a comfortable place to rest my head.
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