Hi, fellow beachgoers. My name is Brian, and I’m the creator of the Ballast outdoor pillow. The first and only pillow designed for use at the beach.
I spent several years wanting a beach pillow, and wondering why one didn’t exist. I knew a traditional stuffed pillow wouldn’t work, as it would get ruined in the salt water and sand. And inflatable outdoor pillows are so lightweight, they’d get blown away on a windy beach. The key was to find a way to hold a pillow down without incorporating weight, because nobody wants to lug something heavy around.
That’s when I got the idea for the Ballast outdoor pillow: a soft, weather resistant pillow with an attached pouch that you can fill with a small scoop of sand to temporarily weigh it down. Voila! This simple, nature-inspired, solution allows us to have what we’ve always wanted (what we’ve always deserved!): a pillow for the beach. Or, as I call it, a nap enhancer.
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Brian Kirk, CCO
Chief Comfort Officer