The Bottom Line
- Really does support your head so you don't get a sore neck
- Supports your upper body, too
- Rolls up, so takes the same amount of space as other travel pillows
- When dozing, keeps head from rolling on long drives, too
- Keeping air from leaking while you close the seal can get tricky
- The inflatable TravelRest has a unique patented ergonomic shape.
- Looping the tether cord attached to the pillow around the back of your seat keeps the pillow in place.
- Attaching the SnapFlap to the lap belt gives additional support.
- There's a tab you pull up to inflate or deflate the pillow. Push it down to seal it.
- The pillow is a soft, flexible, flocked version of polyvinyl chloride.
- Hand wash and line dry.
Guide Review - TravelRest Travel Pillow Keeps Head Supported During Airline Flights
Because of the pillow's tether, you can keep the pillow more stable than conventional travel pillows. You can loop and cinch the thin cord that's attached to the pillow around the back of your seat, using the built-in cord lock to keep the cord the best length for you. There's also a SnapFlap you can close around your seat belt on the airplane, convenient if you want to simply lean your entire upper body against the pillow.
We both had to experiment to find the most comfortable way to use the TravelRest travel pillow, and ultimately chose different approaches. In the car, we found that simply wrapping the cord that's attached to the pillow around the back of the seat held the pillow in place. On the plane, one of us preferred to just wrap the pillow around the neck, concerned about leaning toward the shoulder of the adjacent passenger, because she was afraid of waking up and discovering she was invading the next passenger's space. Others choose to drape the TravelRest travel pillow across their chest. (See the photo above.)