By Jessica Shouse
If you are looking for a new, super versatile on the go bag, the Pillowpak is it! “The World’s first travel bag centered around your pillow.” With a 3-day travel capacity Pillowpak was designed with the entire family in mind. “Born from the idea that home is where you pack it, Pillowpak is designed to accommodate a range of needs. Lightweight, expandable and multi-functional.” Perfect for your next overnight camping trip, business trip, girl’s night or the kids next soccer game. There is more than enough space to pack all your essentials.
Pillowpak is compact enough you can use it as a carry-on bag, avoiding those pesky bag fees. While the designers had packing a pillow in mind, the Pillowpak’s multiple compartments allow for organization of clothes, winter gear, sports equipment, personal electronics, and most anything else you need to bring along on your next adventure or outing.
“Featuring two large internal pockets, a padded laptop sleeve, and four external pockets, Pillowpak is more than just a backpack for your pillow.”
Here are some key features of the Pillowpak:
- Easy access pillow storage compartment
- Top-loading zipper, with roll-top compression
- 23” x 16” x 5.2”
- 6 lbs (25 oz)
- Lightweight nylon diamond ripstop fabric
- Adjustable strap system
- Locking zippers
- Reflective gear loops
- Machine washable
- Multiple organizational features
- Toiletry pocket
- Phone, earbud, charger pocket
- Keepsake pocket
- Large mesh water bottle pocket
- 2 D-rings for attachment of accessories
I used my Pillowpak for a recent overnight trip where I set up camp in a friend’s backyard space. In the main compartment I packed my clothing. My planner and laptop fit nicely in the padded sleeve. In the four front pockets I packed my personal care items, including COVID-19 essentials, headphones, and phone charger. Last but not least, I easily packed my favorite pillow in the back compartment. I am someone who prefers to have my own pillow when I travel. If you are like me, you will love the Pillowpak. At just $49.99, it is a must-have.
Pillowpak can be used as a duffel, sling bag or as a backpack. If you don’t want to use the pillow compartment for your pillow, you have even more room for clothing or anything you might not want in the main compartment. When you are all done, Pillowpak rolls up and cinches down for easy, compact storage. “Simply roll and stow it and you’re ready to go.”
In addition to the main pack, the PIllowpak comes with several well thought of, useful accessories including; a Cubepak, a packing cube, a shoe bag, and a large utility bag.
For this trip, in the utility bag I packed my favorite blanket. It would also work perfect for extra protection for your pillow, as a laundry bag, or as a ball bag. In the shoe bag, I packed my trail runners. I really love this accessory. As an avid hiker, trail runner and lover of dirt, I’ve always struggled with finding the best spot to pack my dirty shoes when I travel. The shoe bag is such a convenient solution!
The Cubepak is a “stowable Pillowpak packing cube/ day pack.” The Cubepak is ultralightweight, machine washable and features modular strap design. This is the perfect accessory for a day shopping with friends, a day at the lake or out on the trail. I used my Cubepak for a few Colorado hiking essentials including my jacket, water bottle, snacks, trial guide, camera and a couple personal spiritual items I always take along.
The packing cube organizer also comes in handy. It features two “quick clip” attach points. These can be used to attach to the main Pillowpak backpack and/or hanging from a tent roof for easy access. The packing cube is perfect for towels and larger personal care items that do not fit in the front pockets of the main bag. I used my packing cube for items such as sunscreen, after sun care, bug spray, and lotion. This is a versatile accessory that can be used for many travel essentials.
I must say, I was very impressed with the Pillowpak backpack and included accessories. This is a great product with intentional functionality and endless uses. “With a focus on functions, outdoor lifestyle and fashion, Pillowpak is the ultimate minimal, lightweight, washable and collapsible backpack.”
Take a quick look at a 90-second video of this amazing product here: