It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … scarf? Nope, it’s a TRAVEL PILLOW!
At first glance, the travel pillow looks nothing like a pillow. It seems more like a scarf or blanket, and in some ways, that’s actually what it is. A soft, lightweight fleece wrap hides and cushions a plastic neck support on one side, which rests on either shoulder or your chest to keep your head in a comfortable position. The neck support consists of a few stiff ribs on one end of the scarf
It’s ingenious, and, despite the unfamiliar design, surprisingly comfortable. The strengthened ribs almost look like one of those emergency neck braces, but since they only rest on one side, instead of both, it’s more comfortable and less restrictive.
The inventors claim that the design is based on scientific research into sleep positions and independent testing
To use the travel pillow, simply place the ribs in the position you find most comfortable, then wrap the scarf around your neck. Velcro on the other end of the ribs holds the wrap in place while you doze off. The ribs have a little bit of flexibility to eliminate any pressure points or discomfort.
Because there’s no stuffing and the travel pillow is made of soft fleece — aside from the ribs — it is both lightweight and low profile, which makes it easy to stash in a bag on your way to and from the airport or train station.
The only downside to the travel pillow is that, since it only offers support on one side, you’re out of luck if you toss and turn or shift positions during the flight. Some buyers also report that the support is a bit too short for taller people — the pillow only comes in one size — but this was easily remedied by using a folded airline blanket.
It is WAY betterthan common inflatable of staffed neck pillows.
What a great gift idea, especially for someone who is a frequent traveler, like me!Kenneth Spacey
now only $15!
will deliver the same day (if you live in LA)