the Ninox hammock is extremely comfortable had a great nite have a few augmentations to make to my turtle dog set up. but the hammock is fantastic. when I can afford to will be getting the under quilt (inferno) and 4 seasons bearer
I own a couple pillows and this one is nice. I like how you can deflate quickly when needed. Great for car camping and when in the back yard on a camp chair or in the swing.
Tried out my new puffle and loved it. It got down to about mid 50’s and was quite cozy. I believe that I could go down to about high 40’s with this quilt. It’s cinches up nicely at the ends of the hammock. Stitching is top notch as well. Packs down pretty nice too.
When the wind wasn't strong enough at the lake shore the Lake flies showed their numbers. I got to try out my new Stratos shield/insect hammock bug net at the lake. The set up of the well built Shield was easy and very roomy. The four corner tie outs kept the no-see-um net off the sides of the hammock. The left and right zippers doors were well designed for entry and closure. I am very satisfied with the purchase of the Stratos shield.
Already have 2 of the down puffles and LOVE them. These are perfect as an UQ for those cooler spring evenings or when it is raining as a TQ. The whole family uses them when lounging and watching TV in the living room
Super nice down quilt...really cool that it can be used as a top quilt or an under quilt!! Been out in the hammock for 30 straight nights now and was just not truely comfortable until I got my Puffle
This might be the best under quilt ever
It’s warm and fits really snug couldn’t be more happy with it.
I've been searching for a good camping pillow for a few years. I've tried Sea to Summit, Feathered Friends, and most recently, Nemo. I had pretty much given up, thinking I was just going to have to pile a jacket under my pillow forever. I've been a longtime Pares and Nube user but I had no idea SMR started making pillows! While researching a new hammock setup (Ninox) I received an email from SMR with a special sale offer for the Pufflo. Thank you so much! I love this pillow! I'm a side sleeper so it's thick enough to support my head without needing anything underneath. Super easy to inflate and let out just enough air as needed. So far I've only done some test sleeps in the backyard but I'll definitely update when we head to Yellowstone in July. Thanks again!
I have not slept in my hammock with it yet, picked it up today, but I had time for a short snooze, and yes. It is ridiculously comfortable.
My experience comes from pillows from Phox, Therm-a-rest, Sea to Summit and varius others and even my own boots. None which has the same adaptablilty and the feel of a proper pillow.
I am looking forward to be testing this out on future hikes.
I just received last week, assembled first in backyard to figure out all the optimal tie/guy lines and used this past weekend in the north Georgia mountains. The envy of all the others on our trip, the Ninox indeed provides a flat lay! Material is much more comfortable and quiet versus other mass-produced (you know the three letter acronym) hammocks. The space inside the bug net is downright cavernous, only real issue is the stash bag is just a bit out of reach (or my arms are short). All the guy lines and ties are genius in their designed locations with the velcro-ed pockets.
This hammock is very comfortable for restful outdoor sleeping. Now, can you design something to stop my buddy's chainsaw-like snoring???
I got the nube and pares hammock with the gear stash over the winter and since Covid-19, haven't been able to test it because all parks were closed.
Took it out this week for the first time, and I can't say enough good things about it. I wish i had tested setting it up a few times before going backcountry and arriving at our site near dusk, as there is a learning curve. Didn't set the nube shelter high enough the first night and it sagged on the ground. Left less head room, but even still, the best night sleep I've had camping in my life (35+ years camping). The hammock is soo large, and soft, and so freaking comfortable. First time I've felt comfortable lying sideways in an hammock tent. Could easily fit two people. My 6'1" friend was fully enveloped with lots of room to spare.
The materials seems sturdy, strong, and well made and easily held almost 400 lbs with the both of us.
The netting and shelter don't feel confining. Lots of space to store. Love the gear stash. Stayed completely dry, all the pieces of this are so well thought out.
Super lightweight compared to my old tent, and even some other hammock tents I've tried. Takes up little space in the pack. Don't need flat ground or a mattress.
I will be purchasing the winter add-ons for this next winter season and other gear here in the future for sure!
Really like this pillow, very comfortable and supportive. I have a hard time finding a pillow that works for me,this one is it! Buy with confidence
Thank you very much
Have used the 55F Puffles a couple times now, top-quilt and under-quilt.
Adequately warm, actually, certainly to 50F (your mileage may vary as the number of layers you wear sleeping).
I like the ease of attachment as under-quilt, and the way the draft collar and snaps both help keep legs and feet warm as well as help "find the footbox" after climbing out and back in after a relief trip.
I also appreciate the design and construction of the compression sack for the quilt, allowing easy packing and a minimal pack volume.
In the photo, I used a green Puffle for the under-quilt to match my Ninox.
Can't say I've mastered how to rig the Puffle as underquilt to work best with the Ninox in "flat lay"; not sure if my feet are leaving the quilt coverage or not... I expect opposite sides of the Puffle need to be raised/lowered. Video clips aren't clear on this.
It seemed the Puffle hugged the Ninox well enough, even with out any toggle or snap-loops to attach it mid-hammock.
Like the pocket idea, too, but haven't decided yet what I'll stow in there.
Bought a couple more Puffle 55F's to give to other hammock-camping family members. This temp point and the resilience in rain seem a good match for most late spring to early fall campers.
I have owned other inflatable pillows but this is next level! Definitely recommend.
I recieved my puffles and can not say enough good about them. Very nice blankets to take anywhere and packs away very easily. Lightweight and packs in included sack nicely. Would definitely order more products from Sierra Madre
I have been a Sierra Madre backer since the first Kickstarter w/ the Nube. I am slowly replacing all my “other” gear with SMR Equipment. The Pares is so much more comfortable then my ENO hammocks. I am going to order another Pares for my spouse (because she will want to steal mine!). Thank you, Sierra Madre for great gear!
Great product and have one for every member of the family. Adjustable and very easy to access and pack up. Just make sure you get all the air out of the bladder before storing it away. My kids sometimes forget and the stuffing portion of the packing can wreak havoc on the bladder. But that is really a user issue and not a product issue.
Love the color options so everyone knows whos is whos. Works as a makeshift lumbar cushion as well.
It would be nice to have the stuff sack attached to the pillow. we seem to misplace them a lot.
Great product. The Pares hammock is is awesome,smooth and quiet when you move around in it. It is well made love the way my inferno underquilt attaches. Work on my 2nd set up for my daughter.
Still waiting to get my order. Not Sierra's fault tho. Covid19 or maybe riots is causing a delay. Leaving a review so I can get the gift card they offered for the review
Let us know if you need anything once received.
Yes, there have been shipping delays with the carriers lately....sorry about that!
Pairs perfectly with my Pares for an even more comfortable hang! Compact and super comfortable! Thanks SMR!
Even deflated, right out of the stuff sack, the Pufflo is a comfy, warm pillow when doubled up. When inflated, it's no hype you may want to use it as your regular pillow at home. That's the comfy. The Crisis? It's big... it's, well, heavy for a camping pillow. Almost as big as my Puffle 40F Quilt. As big as my Ninox Fly. Weighs about 0.7# more than most competitive camp pillows (0.1# to 0.3#, palm to grapefruit size)... but it's so Comfy... and can work without air, too.
Do I take it or not?
A gram weenie or Through-Hiker and lots of backpackers/trekkers would say I'm crazy to take it.
The dilemma is somewhat similar to the Air Chair - but the Air Chair is a lightweight contender in that market, and has become a no-brainer for backpacking (especially at over 70yrs).
So if I shoulder season tent (1P) or bivy camp, I'll take it for a best night's sleep.
But likely not hammock camping, which is my primary style... it lacks one simple thing - sewn grosgrain, elastic, or cord loops along an end to allow me to hang the pillow on the hammock ridge line with thin shock cord and an adjustable cord lock. Otherwise any pillow floats away.
Only one competitor provides this without fiddling with adhesive patch loops, so I'll stick with theirs for my hammock.
Maybe The Pufflo will get such "ears", too, someday. (I'm reluctant to try to hang the Pufflo using a shock cord passed through the plastic "loop" attachment of the closed valve cover.)
Was shocked when I got s email saying it was in my mail box. Did not think it would fit. Sure enough, small light weight, super soft. Strong but yet stretchy. Forms to your body. Now I see why everyone lives it so much. Now I have the Nube´ and the Pares hammock to match. The perfect set up for the PNW woods.
Has not yet arrived, but this is my second pillow and thus I can vouch for their delightful comfort.
Prefect shape and size. We own 2