10 Silly Travel Pillows That Want to Sell You Sleep on Your Next Flight
Jason Clampet, Skift
September 15th, 2013 at 9:00 AM EDT
We would delve into the business of manufacturing and selling the pillows if we could get past the giggling.
Jason Clampet, Skift
SkyRest: This inflatable wedge is designed to give flyers a soft surface to lay on. Travel expert Mike Barish calls it “Obnoxiously big. Seriously.”
The Upright Sleeper: No, you’re not being transported by federal law enforcement officials, you’re getting some good shut-eye with the proper support you need.
Travel HoodiePillow: This pillow has the advantage of supporting your neck while also disguising your face while you use it. Best of both worlds.
Kuhi Comfort: Kuhi doesn’t break new ground with its pillow. Instead it just goes bigger, offering a Hummer-sized version of the traditional neck pillow. Likely counts as an extra carry-on item.
Nap Anywhere: This Kickstarter-backed project raised over $65,000 to create a head support for travelers. Buy two for total support.
The Ostrich Pillow: “It is neither a pillow, nor cushion, bed or garment, but a bit of each all at the same time.” Also looks like a punching bag.
Hooded Travel Pillow: Get a good flight’s rest while you’re enjoying your illegal rendition by covert security forces.
The Travel Halo: This pillow stabilizes your head to keep it from rocking back and forth, while the curtain keeps out light. Looks silly, seems practical.
The Comfy Commuter: Looks like a neck brace, works like a pillow.
Travelrest Travel Pillow: This product gives you something soft to lean on, as long as your head stays fixed in the right direction.
Travelers stuck in coach class are always seeking ways to get a better sleep, and there’s no end to companies trying to sell them a better solution. These ten products, above, offer ten different approaches to helping flyers get more shut-eye.
And for those of you who fly business class and first class: Please don’t make fun of what your coach peers have to resort to.
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