Review: NEMO Fillo Pillow

If you've ever spend a restless night with your head rolling across a lumpy pile of sweat-soaked clothing, you know how important a good backpacking pillow can be. Problem is, most of them suck—they either take up half the pack or are so slick that your noggin slides right off. Enter the Fillo pillow by NEMO, a soft, padded, inflatable headrest that keeps your skull stable, elevated, and comfortable while adding only 11 ounces of weight to your pack. An additional feature is the shock cord on the bottom for adding items to increase loft—no more rickety piles prone to collapse at the slightest movement. A built-in stuff sack protects your pillow from dirt and dog hair. Available at Northern Lights. $40;