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I have one of the Ultra light inflatable pillows, and it's great, while it still has air in it.
Going from reviews, it's pretty obvious that they deflate very often with a lot of people.
Anyone know if they've fixed this on a newer model?
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My wife has one and has no problems with it, although this is the 2nd  one as the first one we took back to REI as the valve would not shut even though you twisted it and twisted it shut. We had no leaks when the valve sealed properly.
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Hadn't heard about a problem, and I've had mine for . . . well, I don't know, but the product was pretty new to the market.  And I use it for some general travel situations as well.
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I also have not had any issues with mine. Had it about 2 years now. Great pillow...

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I have one of the Ultra light inflatable pillows, and it's great, while it still has air in it.
Going from reviews, it's pretty obvious that they deflate very often with a lot of people.
Anyone know if they've fixed this on a newer model?

When I asked about it at REI the sales guy said a lot of them were still coming back.

FWIW, I found the Exped pillow much more comfortable.  It is lighter too.  I decided it was well worth the extra cost.
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Here's three current reviews of the new model:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....0Pillow


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FWIW, I found the Exped pillow much more comfortable.  It is lighter too.  I decided it was well worth the extra cost.

+1 on the Exped.  Extremely comfortable.  I used mine almost every night for six weeks running this summer and experienced no problems.

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Thanks for the tips guys. I just got back from a long trip, and the little guy let us down again (me and the lady).
I think we'll swap it out and hope for the best. I'm going to check out the exped. It's actually looking pretty nice, and seemingly more reliable.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I just got back from a long trip, and the little guy let us down again (me and the lady).
I think we'll swap it out and hope for the best. I'm going to check out the exped. It's actually looking pretty nice, and seemingly more reliable.

I've only used mine for a 9 day trip so far, but it appears to be much more durable and easier to patch if it does have a problem.

I think they went crazy stupid overboard with the big dual valves (one for inflating, one for deflating).  They might make sense for a sleeping pad, but for something that fills with one breath it is gross overkill.  Something closer to the valve on a beach ball would have been adequate and cost less.  That said I still love this pillow.
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