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Pillowpacker travel pillow


Pillowpacker travel pillow

» What it is: A 19-by-14-inch travel pillow with a hypoallergenic fiber-filled cover surrounding an inflatable core, plus a pillowcase.

» The good: Inflatables generally seem unyielding and thus uncomfortable — like trying to sleep on a beach ball. The noninflatables often are impractically large, taking up too much carry-on space. But this inflatable is truly comfortable, like a regular pillow, yet versatile on the road. The trick is to inflate it only 25 percent to 50 percent. Filled only partially, it feels and behaves like a regular pillow. Instead of the typical stem type, the air valve twists, making adjusting the inflation easy.

» The bad: It's pricey for a travel pillow, but by the time you pay for two or three that wind up in your basement, at least you will have one that works.

» Cost: About $99, plus shipping. The website lists prices in Canadian dollars, which are neck and neck with U.S. dollars at the moment. A down version is available for $119 Canadian.

» Available from: pillowpackers.com


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hikine wrote:
An alternative is to buy an inflatable pillow with an included blanket for $14, you can find one at Walmart or BestBuy.
on December 2,2012 | 10:17AM
entrkn wrote:
no thanks... the inflatable neck pillows from Long's work than anything else for me, and they are less than $5. I always take two on my trips.
on December 4,2012 | 04:30PM
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