Sweet Dreams: Camping Sleeping Accessories

Two lightweight accessories guaranteed to help you sleep better

Sea to Summit
Aeros Ultralight Pillow

Why pack a pillow? When it weighs only 2 ounces and scrunches down smaller than your fist, why not? “It’s one of the few pieces of gear that comes on every trip,” says a longtime tester. The curved shape tucks nicely in the hood of your sleeping bag so it stays in place all night long. $35; 2 oz.; seattosummit.com

Expander Mummy with Hood
Mummy-shaped liners can feel constrictive, but the Expander’s luxuriously soft, stretchy poly-cotton blend can spread to twice its 31-inch width. It adds about 8°F to your bag, and it’s just enough to take solo on hut trips (as long as you can count on a wood-burning stove). Plus it makes a great midsummer sack. $35; 11 oz.; seatosummit.com