Travel Pillows: are they worth the hype?

Travel Pillows

When it comes to travelling, comfort is key. Neck pillows have become increasingly popular among frequent flyers and road trip enthusiasts but how beneficial are they for the discerning traveller?

Many of us are guilty of buying one of these bulky pillows from the airport duty-free shop at the start of our holiday. But do they really offer the comfort and support you may crave on a long flight, or do they quickly become more trouble than theyʼre worth?



Types of Travel Pillows

  • Neck Pillows:
    Memory Foam: These pillows contour to your neck and shoulders, providing personalized support. They are often praised for their comfort but can be bulky.Microbeads: Filled with tiny beads, these pillows are more malleable and often lighter than memory foam options.

    Inflatable: These pillows can be deflated and packed away easily, making them a favourite for space-conscious travellers. However, they may not offer the same level of support as foam or bead-filled pillows.

  • Wrap-around Pillows:
    These innovative designs wrap around your neck and chin, preventing your head from falling forward and providing support from all sides.
  • J-Pillows:
    Shaped like a letter “J,” these pillows support your head, neck, and chin, reducing the risk of head bobbing. They are often recommended for their unique ergonomic design.


So are travel pillows worth the hype?

Studies show that even though neck pillows have existed for almost 100 years, there is no evidence, either personal or scientific, to suggest that these travel pillows have any efficacy.

For frequent travellers, a high-quality travel pillow can be a game-changer. However, if you travel infrequently or primarily on short trips, the inconvenience of carrying a travel pillow might outweigh the benefits.

So, in conclusion the key is finding what works best for you and your travel style. The answer depends on your travel habits and personal preferences.



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