Illuminated backpacking pillow !

I was pleased that another of the Kickstarter projects that I pledged to–> luminAID, reached full funding. The initial product run had one shipped to me a couple of weeks ago.  Here’s what I got:

The world’s first illuminated pillow- and while not specifically marketed to backpackers, I think it is going to work as a sleeping pillow.

First of all, it is just 3 ounces, complete with solar charger. Nothing could be simpler than to operate this unique product.  You place it in the sun, and it charges, indicated by a red LED.  There is just one button, which has off, low, and  high settings. How about a waterproof lantern that can even float when inflated? The unit fully charges in 5 hours of sunlight, and provides 4 hours of light on the High setting and 6 hours of light on Low. The battery is reported to last for 800 charge cycles, and most astoundingly, holds a full charge for 6 months!

The project itself funded with many $25 donations, and for that $$ you received your own light and also paid for a light to be shipped to a third world country.  Online sales are coming soon–> luminAID’s mailing list will keep you updated.

I plan to write a report on how this light fared on my 2 night camping trip in Camden Hills State Park this upcoming weekend.

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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One Response to Illuminated backpacking pillow !

  1. Burglar says:

    Dual use item! UT is going lightweight!


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