If you are planning a long trip for that vacation you always wanted, you may find a travel pillow to help ease any discomfort associated with extended periods of travel whether in the car, on a plane or on a train. Travel pillows can help both adults and children have an enjoyable experience before even reaching their destination. Neck pillows for travel can help you be ready to start your vacation fun right away without having to wait until your body recovers from an exhausting trip.
Travel neck pillows are usually designed to fit the contours of the body, molding into a perfect fit so that you do not have to keep readjusting yourself. For instance, a memory foam travel pillow might be made especially for the neck or may come in a full size so that you can place it behind the back or wherever you need some extra comfort. Many well-known brand names design travel neck pillows such as Brookstone, Evenflow, Everloft, DreamSacks, Northwest, Signature Designs, Skullcandy, Travelon and Zoobies.
If you need a full-size pillow for those trips in bus, camper, car, RV or plane, Everloft’s luscious travel pillow has a blend of Everlon filling and memory foam. It is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. Its 14-inch long and 10-inch wide dimensions fit into most attaché cases, backpacks and suitcases. Furthermore, even though it is meant to be easy to carry, you can still use it for your home. Everloft’s pillow is relatively inexpensive at around $20.
Of course, there are other options available as well. Lewis N. Clark’s comfort neck pillow is designed specifically to keep the neck comfortably aligned while relaxing. This plush design is constructed with fiberfill and is hand washable for easy care. It has a carryon strap so that it can be attached to handles and luggage. Lewis N. Clark’s neck pillows come in a variety of colors and makes fun designs for children such as the Li’l Lewis Puppy Pillow among others. Their products are also conveniently priced under $20.
Should you want a pillow that is easy to store when it is not in use, you may want to consider an inflatable travel pillow such as the REI self-inflating travel pillow. Just as it inflates quickly, it also rolls up to a small bundle for packing in its storage stuff sack. Although it is inflatable, it is made of a soft stretch-knit polyester fabric that is comfortable on the skin. It also has silicone striping on the back to help reduce shifting while you are using the pillow. REI’s pillow also costs around $20. You may even find a generic inflatable travel pillow for about $5 should you desire.
Reakt’s neck pillow has the additional conveniences of being pressure and temperature sensitive with a foam that molds to your body’s contours. The warmer the temperature becomes, the softer the pillow gets. Adversely, the cooler the temperature gets, the firmer the pillow becomes. The Reakt design is also from Lewis N. Clark and features a removable faux suede exterior along with a vibrating feature. You may pay a little more for this design than another, but you may still find it between $20 and $30.
If you are looking for a travel pillow made of luxurious material, DreamSacks carries a silk filled travel pillow that is compatible with the brand’s silk blanket, eyeshades and pillowcases. This hypoallergenic pillow is not only filled with layers of silk products but is also covered with a smooth charmeuse silk. However, you will have to dry clean the DreamSacks pillow. Still, if you are one who likes to pamper yourself even as you travel, you can find a DreamSacks silk travel pillow from between $40 and $50.
Then again, you may simply want to sleep without worrying about bruises, cramps and kinks in your bones and muscles. ObusForme has a very inexpensive Air Travel Pillow that vertically supports with head with an ergonomic design that prevents the side-to-side swaying motion that occurs when you doze off. The inflatable pillow can be worn either in the front or back and deflates quickly to be stored compactly in its accompanying pouch. It also features extended air chambers to heighten support of your neck and back. At less than $10, you could also get ObusForme’s side sleeper inflatable pillow for maximum comfort, also around $10.
With so many options from which to choose, you are bound to find the travel pillow just right for you or your family’s needs. Many travel pillows are very inexpensive, so the factors you need to consider are your personal style and what level of comfort you need. In either case, you could be traveling in comfort and ease in no time. You can make the trip there just as enjoyable as the destination itself.