We had hoped to get this up in Wellington as we finished the North Island, but better late than never!
One of Justin’s favorite sleeping items at home and even on the trail is a pillow. No, not just one pillow, but many pillows. At home in bed, I (Justin) am surrounded by pillows. Well, on the trail I use three! Well, now two since Patrice took one–the Nemo Fillo pillow–because she thought I had too many. I use my dry bag with clothes in it as the base and then my Big Agnes Shovelhead jacket in my Therm-a-Rest pillow stuff sack. Patrice loves the Nemo Fillo pillow because it has some cushion and can inflate as much or little as you want. She always claimed she doesn’t need a pillow but she seems to be sleeping more soundly to me!
We are both using the Big Agnes updated Shovelhead Downtek jackets for extra warmth of the chilly nights and mornings. So lightweight, compact and comfortable. As I said, I even use it for my pillow at night!