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How to wash your Aeros Inflatable Pillow

It has been a couple of years since we launched our inflatable Aeros Pillows, and in that time they have gained a reputation as the most comfortable, quietest, easiest to use, lightest, and most packable pillows on the market. Oh, and they’ve also become the best-selling backpacking/camping pillows on the market, too.

Many people have written to us to say that they wonder how they ever camped or traveled without an Aeros Pillow. With all this pillow love going on, a little advice on how to wash an Aeros Pillow seemed appropriate. Here’s how:

Firstly – what kind of Aeros Pillow do you have? There are two types:

 

    Ultralight/Premium Pillow:

    Begin by closing the valve to make sure that water does not get inside the bladder. There’s no need to use any special type of soap. Regular laundry soap will work fine. Immerse the pillow into the soapy water and knead it gently with your hands.

    Once you’re confident that the pillow is clean, repeat the above procedure with clean water to rinse the soap from the pillow’s face fabric; you may need to rinse a couple of times.

    Squeeze the excess water from the face fabric, then hang the pillow up to air dry.

    Do not dry the pillow in a tumble dryer, as this could damage the TPU bladder.

    Make sure the pillow is completely dry before you store it to prevent mold or mildew.

    Pro Tip: we now have Pillowcases available which can be removed from the pillow and easily hand or machine washed.

    Aeros Down Pillow:

    Begin by closing the valve to make sure that water does not get inside the bladder. Use a down soap such as Grangers Down Wash. Supermarket laundry ‘soap’ will leave residue in the down which may prevent it from lofting properly. Add the Down Wash to warm water, immerse the pillow and knead it gently with your hands.

    Once you’re confident that the pillow is clean, repeat the above procedure with clean water to rinse the soap from the pillow’s face fabric; you may need to rinse a couple of times.

    Squeeze the excess water from the face fabric, then hang the pillow up to air dry. You should shake the pillow from time to time to prevent the down from forming into clumps. The down may take longer to dry thoroughly than the fabric of the pillow - make sure the whole pillow is completely dry before you store it to prevent mold or mildew.

    Do not dry the pillow in a tumble dryer, as this could damage the TPU bladder.


    How to store your Aeros Pillow:

    Store it flat or loosely rolled up with the valve open. It is essential to avoid long-term storage of the pillow tightly packed in its stuff sack with the valve closed – any trapped moisture (from condensation) can weaken the bladder.

    9 thoughts on “How to wash your Aeros Inflatable Pillow

    1. avatar Doc G (FMF) says:

      Had my pillow for 3 years. It’s fantastic. Neck doesn’t hurt as much anymore. I use it in my regular bed, wherever I ride my Harley for camping or during truck camping. Love it…….. I should probably wash it. Probably need a bigger one too :)

    2. avatar Baz says:

      G’Day Emma
      Thanks for reaching out to us. You will not have ruined your Aeros Pillow by getting water inside it – although it is important to get all of the moisture out. Hang the pillow up with the valve open and the valve facing downwards, and shake the pillow from time to time to encourage any drips to exit through the valve. If it seems to be taking some time to dry (perhaps because of air humidity) you can use a hairdryer aimed at the valve – however, it is essential to keep the hairdryer setting on cool.

      Cheers,

      The Sea to Summit team

    3. avatar Emma Eberhardt says:

      I washed the pillow without closing the valve. Will it dry out inside or is it ruined?

    4. avatar Baz says:

      G’Day Alexander

      Sorry to learn that the Pillow care instructions have steered you wrong. Please email us at warranty@seatosummit.com and let us know:

      The type and size of Aeros Pillow you have
      The name and location of the retailer where the pillow was purchased
      The date of purchase
      Your full shipping address (including city and country) and a daytime phone number.

      We’ll be happy to put things right.

      Cheers –
      B

    5. avatar Alexander Nemzek says:

      As was said on the label that machine wash is ok, I washed my pillow in a washing machine and when it came out, the bladder is completely misshapen, and I can no longer use it comfortably.

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