Camping & Backpacking PackPillow & a Giveaway

I have received compensation for this post, however all opinions are my own.

It’s winter in Minnesota and must of us are not camping, that is unless you are truly a hardcore outdoor lover. That being said the boys and I had a great summer camping at some of our favorite spots and we look forward to doing the same next year. But this coming summer we have a new camping essential on our packing list~ the PackPillow

{Dreaming of summer fun and trying not to freeze.} 

The PackPillow is more than just a pillow. It’s a seat cushion, a backpack and a pillow all rolled into one. Checkout this video for the inspiring overview. 

I love items that serve more than one purpose! I wish I could show you what my van looks like when we are packed to go on a camping trip. My large van is literally bursting at the seams. With three boys, one extra large Labradoodle, a tent, sleeping bags, camping chairs, food, clothes, sleeping mats and other assorted camping gear there is usually no extra room and I frequently have to get creative with smushing things. Typically one of the very last things to be added to the already heaping pile of gear is our pillows. While soft, they are also bulky. Sometimes they obstruct my ability to see out of the van’s back window. With the PackPillow its no longer necessary for me to bring along our normal pillows. 

Let me explain. PackPillow has a soft foam place to rest your head, but the genius of the product is that you use your own sweatshirt or something similar to stuff the pack with for extra comfort. 

Here is the empty PackPillow. 

And here is the PackPillow stuffed with a sweatshirt. 

Once the sweatshirt is stuffed in the bag simply zip the bag up and you are ready to rest your weary head. 

If you don’t need the pillow side of the bag simply turn the bag inside out to be ready to use on your day adventures and attach the strap for easy carrying. Checkout my video below for a fast tutorial. 

Perhaps the trickiest part of the whole thing is the clip for the strap. I took one look at it and I thought, “Houston, we have a problem”. I had no idea how to work it. 

Once again I turned my sights to the handy brand video for a quick tutorial. In no time I was attaching the strap and removing it with ease. 

My oldest son has already claimed this PackPillow for his Boy Scout adventures. Once he actually starts backpacking to campsite this is going to be extremely useful as it’s so light. Meanwhile I’ll have to purchase a few more just so we can all have one for ourselves! 

One lucky Mama Report reader will win a PackPillow for themselves! 

US applications only. PackPillow will not arrive in time for Christmas. 

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Comments

  1. I’d take it on hikes.

  2. Linh Chin-Lai says:

    I’d use the packpillow as seat cushion most of the time. For football games, sitting on the floor playing with our new puppy, or any hard surface. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I really like that it has a lot of uses. I love to hike and this would come in handy as a cushion!

  4. kimberly harrison says:

    i would love this backpack so many uses i could find for it.

  5. Would use this when we go hiking up north

  6. Cindy Merrill says:

    I’d probably use it at out local emergency shelter when the power goes out. It’s sort of like camping without the bugs.

  7. Charlene S. says:

    I take it on trips to Estes Park.

  8. For scouting camp.

  9. Dee Johnson says:

    I would take it camping in the North Carolina mountains.

  10. Diane Sallans says:

    so handy for camping but also any road trip!

  11. I would take it in bus rides and camping.

  12. I would use it in our tree house!

  13. Vicki Wurgler says:

    we go to the state parks in Minnesota and love to hike

  14. Jessica Gipson says:

    I would love to take it on family camping trips.

  15. Billie Bernal says:

    My favorite place to camp is the woods behind my house.

  16. Billie Bernal says:

    I love that it’s so light, when you’re going camping you have so much to carry already.

  17. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    I would love to take this with me when we go for hiking, camping.

  18. I’d love it for camping.

  19. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Would take camping at our local state park.

  20. Cassandra D says:

    I can use this when I hike.

  21. Katherine Lee says:

    I could bring this when I go camping!

  22. Julie Terry says:

    I would take it camping.

  23. We have a lot of wonderful places to go camping around here !! Like Cave Run lake and they have some ofthe most beautiful cabins on the lake that you have ever seen !

  24. Eileen Boyce says:

    I would take it camping in WV>

  25. I would take it to the park

  26. Id love to

  27. Up-North Michigan

  28. September Fink says:

    Camping for sure

  29. Deborah Farris says:

    I’d give it to my nephew boy scout for his camping outings!

  30. kelly woods says:

    We love camping and would love to take it. Thank you

  31. this is nice

  32. Kim Naumann says:

    To family Girl Scout camp.

  33. Anita Jude says:

    I would take it camp or to the lake

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