Whenever I've gone backpacking, I always used a stuff sack to use as my pillow. I've never wanted to be the one bringing a pillow in the backcountry as that's the ultimate waste of weight for such a luxury item. Then I found this inflatable pillow for under $20 and I decided to give it a go. I've been converted. I'll always bring this along as it's incredibly light, doesn't shift around during the night, and it's cheap. As far as camping gear goes, this is one of my favorites.