Ballast Outdoor Gear

Ballast Beach Pillow


Whether you're camping in the mountains, or lounging on the beach, the Ballast Pillow adds comfort everywhere you go. 

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    Built For The Beach

    The beach is among the most comfortable and relaxing places on earth, but it’s even better with a pillow. Ballast is the only pillow designed to weather the saltwater, sand, and coastal winds of our shorelines, allowing you to experience the best beach nap of your life. Ditch that rolled up towel or shirt, and treat your lovely head to the luxurious beach pillow it deserves.

    Features Include

    • Stays put on windy days
    • Wicks water and sheds sand
    • Soft, padded top
    • Cooling gel pack sleeve
    • Cradles neck and head
    • Easy to inflate
    • Packs into its own pouch

    How To Make Your Pillow Stay Put

    Chasing flying pillows is no fun. Ballast pillows stay put, so you can stay comfortable and relaxed. Here’s how it works.

    How To Make Your Pillow Stay Put

    Chasing flying pillows is no fun. Ballast pillows stay put, so you can stay comfortable and relaxed. Here’s how it works.

    Easy To Pack And Carry

    When you’re done for the day, just empty out the pouch, and the pillow folds into its own compact carrying case, making it easy to store away for your next adventure.

    Make Chairs More Comfy

    Be sure to check your chair for compatibility with the Ballast Pillow.

    Chairs must have an opening along the top, or sides, for the bands to slip through and attach to the pillow.

    Stay Cool and Comfortable

    Don’t let the heat drive you off the beach. Stay cool with our custom designed cooling gel pack. Store it on ice until it’s nice and cold, and then slip it into the Ballast pillow sleeve, which positions the pack along the base of the neck for maximum cooling relief. The pack can also be heated to warm you on cool days or while stargazing at night.


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    kendyl p.
    United States

    So comfy!

    This has made my beach experience 10x better. Bringing a gel pack to put inside the pillow is the best idea EVER.

    Patricia E.
    United States United States

    Love It!!!

    Love my pillow, great on the beach and in a hammock!

    Emile F.
    United States United States

    Love my beach pillow

    I love love love this pillow. The only thing I found to be a little disappointing is when you fill the pouch with sand it seeps out so you need to roll it a few times but even then it doesn’t hold it in well. Maybe make with a ziplock seal?


    Ballast Outdoor Gear

    Glad to hear you're loving the pillow, and appreciate the feedback! We've explored a few alternate ways to close the sand pouch, and will definitely take your idea into account during new product design. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!

    Karen S.
    United States United States

    Love my pillow!

    Absolutely great beach pillow. Using it in NC this week!

    Nicole S.
    United States United States

    Pillow talk

    It was easy to inflate and deflate. Accidentally ordered the cooling pads and did not want but could not find a way to return. Pillow was great on the beach


    Ballast Outdoor Gear

    Hi Nicole! We just emailed you with a return shipping label for the cooling packs. We're happy to take back any unwanted items, and returns can be initiated by emailing us at We appreciate your purchase, and are glad to hear you enjoyed using your pillows at the beach!