Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow

Priced: $25.95 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 32 reviews.
Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow
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Get a good night's sleep in your mummy bag with the help of the Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow. This inflatable pillow is shaped to fit in the hood of standard mummy bags and features a balanced combination of air and synthetic fill so that even if you're roughing it, you're sleeping like royalty.

Lining and Layers:

  • An inflatable air core is covered by a layer of premium synthetic fill for unbeatable comfort combined with maximum compressibility


  • Microfiber top offers absorbent against-the-skin comfort while the bottom's nylon covering ensures durability
  • The Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood pillow features a cozy microfiber shell on one side and a ripstop nylon shell on the other
  • Weighing less than 4 oz., this pillow packs down to the size of a baseball in its ripstop nylon stuff sack (included)

Support and Cushioning:

  • Twist valve lets you easily adjust the level of support


  • Weighs a mere 3.5 ounces and packs down into an included drawstring bag for easy portability


  • Easy-to-use twist valve facilitates rapid inflation and deflation

Brimming with light, soft support, the Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood pillow offers the ultimate in packable comfort.


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Dimensions:16 x 12 inches
Pillow fill:Synthetic
Pillow type:Traditional pillow
Stuff sack included:Yes
Weight:3.5 ounces

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Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This is a nice little pillow!

Per my scale, the pillow weighs 3.6 ounces, and the stuff sack weighs 0.2 ounces. Total for the package is 3.8 ounces. It packs up to pretty much the same height and diameter of a 12 ounce soda can.

I have used this pillow nine nights in the back country, and a few more in the back yard. It has done a very good job and I will keep using it. It is comfortable and I don't feel like I'm short-changing myself compared to other options.

I have read other reviews where people commented that the pillow leaked air and could no longer be used. So far, I have had no issues of that sort. Everything that holds air will probably eventually leak, but this pillow looks like it will get a lot more use before that ever happens.

The pillow has an added non-camping benefit as well. My wife has started to use it when she is a passenger in the car, placing it between the back of her head and the headrest behind her. It holds her head in place so she can sleep without her head bobbing around.

The only thing I'm not sure about is why I don't leave this at home and just roll up some unused clothing for use as a pillow. It would save some weight and space. If you are really trying to keep weight down, don't get the pillow and use something else you already have with you. But if you do take the pillow, I think you will be glad you have it and you will get a good night's sleep with it.
Forward at REI on 08/08/2013

This Is The One...

I've tried various pillows, from stuffsacks filled with clothes to more expensive air-core pillows. My search has officially ended... This affordable little pillow is extremely compact and can completely fit inside a camp coffee cup when properly deflated and rolled. Yet will inflate large enough to easily fill a bag hood.

One side has a thin flannel coating, which is not only comfortable against the skin, but is quiet and warm. The pillow can be flipped to the smooth side for warmer nights. The air valve is simple and easy to operate and the pillow holds air all night and does not leak, as some others have in the past for me.

It takes about 4 full breaths to completely fill it up, however I've found that it's better if left about 1/2 full. Very, very comfortable, durable product at a good price. It is perfect for space-conscious backpackers, climbers, cyclists or motorcyclists who demand very compact & lightweight equipment that simply must work in the field.
CC Rider at REI on 12/12/2013

Comfortable and effective

This pillow is very light weight and compresses to a tiny package, but is not too small or thin once you get it out and inflated. It does take a bit of adjustment to get the right ratio of firmness/give. They designed a small depression into the middle to hold your head, so you don't loll off of it.

I'm a side sleeper and found that this pillow gives me plenty of height to be comfortable, but I'm also small framed - if you've got really broad shoulders it might not work as well for you as it does for me.

In the compression sack it's about as big as a can of soda, but you can save even that little amount of space in your pack by putting it flat in the hood of your sleeping bag and stuffing them together.

I'd give this 4.5 stars if I could. I generally don't give 5 stars because nothing is 100% perfect.
Qat at REI on 06/06/2013


Very recently, my friends and I have taken to camping in our hammocks, and this pillow makes a great addition to the compact, lightweight travel options we are looking for. Because it's inflatable, you can add or subtract as much air as you need in order to reach optimum comfort levels. I like the versatility with the dual sides: cooler side for hot nights, fabric side for plush comfort. However, I have dropped it on the ground a few times and find myself spending quality relaxation time picking dirt out of the fabric side. Compared to similar products, though, I like being able to fit it into the hood of my sleeping bag for those extra cold nights! I would definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a lightweight and compact alternative to a regular, bulky pillow.
dgqueen at REI on 08/08/2013

Very useful

At the beginning of the summer my father and I were camping in Mongolia. We entered from China into the Gobi and traveled all the way up North to the border with Siberia. We went from desert heat to it snowing the last night.
I'm really picky about pillows. At home I usually sleep with many. I was surprised at how much I liked this little pillow. When we were in the desert I slept on the nylon side and my face stayed cool and when we entered the cold mountains I used the soft fabric side and it stayed nice and warm. Super easy to fit in anywhere. I was always able to get it back into its little bag it came with. I will definitly keep using this pillow.
SectumSempra90 at REI on 09/09/2013

Great hiker pillow

This is a great and light hiker pillow. It is shaped to fit inside the mummy hood of your sleeping bag. On really cold nights this might not work, because you would need all of that mummy hood to surround your head, not your pillow. But I usually wear a fleece hat when I sleep. If you try to put this pillow under your sleeping bag hood, it will likely slip or move out from under you. Some people complain about the comfort of this pillow, but the only way to make it more comfortable would be to add loft/cushion which would take up space. I'd rather have it be mostly inflatable so it packs small. You can always put a fleece jacket or clothing on top to increase comfort.
3fingerbrown at REI on 06/06/2013

Pleasantly Surprised

Sleeping is always an issue for me. I always struggle with sleeping gear that does not match my home. I really wanted to get a nice pillow that I would pack away and keep light but still be comfortable. I found it. It is not perfect but does the job well. I have a Big Agnes Hogan Park and this fits perfect in the small head pouch in the bag. It does not move around at night and is easy to deflate for good comfort. It even works great weather you are on the ground or in a hammock. Also like the way it deflates to a small size for packing. It was also very warm and kept my head at a nice level. Would recommend to anyone.
Photogineer at REI on 11/11/2013


Looking for a legit ultralight pillow? This is it. I've tried them all out or at least weighed them all out. This packs out at 3.7 ounces. Combines inflatable pillow with some synthetic cushion to make a real pillow. I've taken it with me on a 6 day winter backpacking trip through Yosemite recently, it was great. Just packed it in with my clothes or sleeping system compression sacks. Packs down to nothing and weighs not much. Two sided, so that if its too slippery on one surface the other surface has traction. Also its shaped for a mummy bag, it cuts off the top two unused edges.If you want a pillow and are kicking it lightweight backpacking style.... this is it.
JerryJohnson at REI on 04/04/2013

Definitely a good pillow to bring along for fast and light style trips. Pillow definitely fits well in a mummy hood. I don't typically sleep in my mummy hood unless it is pretty cold out. Using it on top of the hood adds some extra loft to the pillow. The microfiber tended to get a little warm and sweaty during the night, and the nylon can be a little slippery in the hood. But, for the size and weight of this pillow I would definitely recommend it. You won't even notice it your pack. This pillow is also really nice in a ENO hammock.

Brandon Smith at on 10/02/2013

Very Versatile

I bought this pillow to go backpacking in Europe as something that was comfortable and easy to pack and shove somewhere. I used it on the plane, on the trains, and in the hostels. I was able to inflate it to stabilize my neck or to sleep a full night in a bed although, it did take some time to get it just right. Since returning home I have used it to sleep in my hammock and just as an all around camp pillow. I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of it.
mnthiker90 at REI on 05/05/2013

Negative Reviews:

No durability

Not that comfortable, not durable at all, but just the right size both inflated and when stored.

This just has a plastic lining that is surrounded by fabric. I found it took a lot of messing with to get the fabric around the lining just right so the pillow was actually comfortable.

I've had it for less than a year and it's already broken. I've taken it on maybe six trips. It has a slow leak in the lining.

It also takes a long time to dry and traps dirty easily.

This would be a great pillow for car/plane rides but not suitable for backcountry camping.
nmuleski at REI on 09/09/2013

Small and lightweight but deflates

I bought this to use this summer while backpacking and it didn't last me two weeks before it would deflate completely overnight. The product failing was frustrating, but so was using it when it worked. When inflated, I found the pillow to be too big to be comfortable under my neck. When I tried letting out air to fit me better, I discovered that it makes an annoying plastic like crinkling noise with every movement while trying to sleep when not fully inflated. The pros of this item were that it was light weight and packed very small. I will be returning it on my next trip to REI.
Silver Bullit at REI on 12/12/2013

Not what I had hoped for

I purchased this after seeing one of my Scouts with it. It was small, compact and full of comfortable potential. Just what I was looking for to go backpacking. Unfortunately, I really couldn't find the right level of inflation to make it comfortable for me - even with it practically completely deflated. My head never felt truly "in" the pillow - more like ready to roll off to one side or the other. I really wanted this pillow to work for me.
SMDave at REI on 04/04/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Lightweight, but very slippery!

One side of this pillow is very slippery and makes for a tough night trying to keep it under one's head, especially on the slippery synthetic material of a sleeping bag. On the pro side, it is lightweight and easy to pack. Next time I use it, I might wrap a cotton undershirt around it to help prevent the "slide."
DesertBird at REI on 07/07/2013