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      10-06-2016, 05:51 PM   #1
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Passenger Pampering - Plushy Pillows

Have you ever been on a long journey and noticed an unusual sound coming from the rear area? Then it is likely that you have unwillingly retrofitted option 124 Noise Generating Passengers. Have you ever fallen asleep in a car and been rudely awoken by the sound of your own vertebrae insulting you in a foreign language? Luckily there is a DIY fix that can take care of both these problems. Welcome to the dark world of the travel pillow business, a dangerous combination of cut-throat and neck support. Competition is fierce and has led to some great innovations, along with some downright shaky concepts. In fact I had no idea how many different versions were available. By the time I'd finished reading I had compiled a shortlist of those pillows that looked most suitable for car travel, or just looked cool, or were simply too funny to ignore. So here it is then, the unofficial 2016 Travel Pillow Roundup. Feel free to stash a couple in the boot and let us know if they solved that annoying squeak coming from the back seat, or the one coming from your spine. Most links point to Amazon for easy access to reviews land to get an idea of the price. Lookout for dealer discounts that may give you a wrong idea of the price.



trtl ("turtle") pillow
https://www.amazon.com/Trtl-Pillow-S.../dp/B00LB7REBE

A very smart design encases a support structure within a scarf type layer. Future versions could make this one a default choice. Not everybody wants a scarf to keep them warm, not everyone has the same neck.

AirComfy pillow
https://www.amazon.com/AirComfy-Trav...+travel+pillow

Unassuming but has its strengths, doubles up as lumbar support and can attach to headrests. Inflatables in general allow for adjustment of the support via deflation.

Cabeau travel pillows
https://www.amazon.com/Cabeau-Evolut...olution+pillow

Cabeau have a wide range of travel pillows, and some of them do look good, like the example above. All of them look pretty expensive. Some of them cost a bomb. Check their website to get an idea of what's on offer.

FLEXi 4-in-1 Convertible travel pillow
https://www.amazon.com/FLEXi-Convert.../dp/B015562LO6

A lot of pillow positions for the price and size, some rave reviews but then again most of the items here have found more than one fan. A strong contender.

J-Pillow
http://www.amazon.com/Pillow-Travel-.../dp/B009416CVC

A top seller, possibly the top seller, smart design combines small size and good support. Popularity keeps the price comparatively high.

Kuhi Comfort travel pillow
https://www.amazon.com/Kuhi-Comfort-.../dp/B00EXXE86M

Offers side support without the added neck pressure of u-shaped snoozers. Kuhi has a range of different products that all look like quality products but they are far from the cheapest.

Myllow Adjustable travel pillow
https://www.amazon.com/Myllow-593651.../dp/B011AQJQZC

Nice looking pillow that offers a degree of adjustment and can double up as lumbar support.

Daydreamer neck pillow
https://www.amazon.com/Daydreamer-Ne.../dp/B0154GGC8I

An interesting shape, inflatable, washable, nice package overall.

TravelRest Ultimate travel pillow
https://www.amazon.com/Travelrest-Ul.../dp/B001DYDAEK

An interesting take on the vertical sleeper. Inflatable material not the most appreciated but a housing is sold separately that adds softness, washability and air bubbles or similar and is said to increase comfort significantly, and the total price some.

Comfy Commuter travel pillows
https://www.amazon.com/Comfy-Commute.../dp/B00JMVYEPA

Comfy Commuter also have a range of pillows but the general design is a head surround with some neck and side support. In pictures it looks as comfy as it gets, and has earned a few impressive reviews, including one from a doctor of bonecareology.

Huzi Design Infinity Pillow
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L4Z0T2Y...et_detail_page

Another interesting take with a möbius ring shape allowing for support in multiple positions. Not the cheapest but possibly one of the coolest.

UsEasy neck support
https://www.amazon.com/UsEasy-O-Shap...+support&psc=1

Got to add this one and award it the UFO award in this category. Not entirely sure this thing wouldn't be a problem in case of accident. Was called ReNeck NextGen when I first stumbled upon it.

Memory Foam Side Sleeper travel pillow
https://www.amazon.com/Travel-Pillow...+travel+pillow

Not the sexiest, not the coolest, but the few reviewers are unanimous. One of those where the pictures make a strong case on their own, it just looks right. And slightly silly at the same time, which is a shame.

SkySiesta travel pillow.
https://www.amazon.com/Skysiesta-Tra.../dp/B00J17WJO8

A nice little package that has found its fair share of devotees. +1 for the idea of bundling an eye mask.

NapAnywhere travel rest
https://www.amazon.com/NapAnywhere-P...ct_top?ie=UTF8

A different approach here with a rigid support kept in place by an underarm strap. Mixed reviews but funky enough to make the list.

BubbleBum Sneck neck pillow
https://www.amazon.com/BubbleBum-Sne.../dp/B00SJ2MG3U

An interesting combination of features with straps and multiple positions possible. Doesn't sound as sophisticated as some of the products above but could work a treat in the car. Plus you can't lose it with those colors.

Enky travel pillow
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RKKYKIG?tag=fakespot0e-20

The Swiss Army knife of inflatables by the looks of it, although currently listed as unavailable. Let's hope the puncture gets fixed.

Hoodie Pillow
https://www.amazon.com/HoodiePillow-.../dp/B00B84W528

Apart from making you look either like a jet-lagged terrorist or Little Red Riding Hood traveling incognito, the pillow itself could be decent but does look outclassed by most of the others here. But then again maybe it's great. Just shave before you travel.

Blankillow (Kickstarter)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...et-in-a-pillow

A blanket, a pillow and a chance to support a budding business all in one.

NodPod (Kickstarter)
http://thenodpod.com

Still unsure? Want more choice? This one will always offer one: nod or pod.

Baubax travel jacket (Kickstarter)
http://baubax.com

Ok so you have a choice of 20 different solutions to the problem and you can't decide. Screw it, just have it all. Pillow, eye mask, jacket, everything!

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Yeah no exhaust noise in this one, can be confusing.
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Any pillows available to soak up road trip farts from stopping at Chipotles?
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Any pillows available to soak up road trip farts from stopping at Chipotles?
Make them sit on cabin filters.
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Any pillows available to soak up road trip farts from stopping at Chipotles?
I suspect no answer is expected but quoting from this discussion:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...l-out-car.html

"Best thing on earth to use is *used* coffee/espresso grounds. Walk into any coffee shop and they will give you a bag full. Put them on the floor in the back seat and it will absorb your farts."
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