‘Tis the season for travel, with airlines seeing some of their busiest days of the year. Of course, the best way to pass the time on these flights is to sleep, but what’s the best pillow for you? It depends on your needs.
There’s the standard travel pillow, like this one.
This is amateur hour, right? No self-respecting traveler would use such an unimpressive pillow. You could take it up a notch and get a pillow, like this, which supports your head. It’s also got a handy little pocket on the side to hold your phone or iPod.
It’s a little fancier, but come on, you can do better. Let’s get serious.
Now we’re talking. Here’s the Ostrich Pillow.
It’s like a cocoon for your head! Supporting your head and neck, the Ostrich pillow also provides the sensory deprivation you’ve always wanted while in a group of strangers. You won’t see everyone staring at you because you won’t be able to see anything.
Do you ever want to sleep directly on your face, but just don’t know what to do with your hands? The Ostrich Pillow solves that quandary once and for all!
Hand placement is clearly a problem for many travelers. Is the Ostrich Pillow doing enough, or do you need to go for the Little Cloud Nine?
Again, it has a place to store both your face and your hands, but it also takes up your entire seat for added comfort. Here’s hoping you have a window seat, because it’s not going to be easy to let anyone out should a mid-flight potty break be necessary. While it claims to inflate with “a few breaths of air,” a pillow this magnificent looks as though it would take an entire trans-continental flight’s worth of breaths to achieve stability.
The same could be said of the Skyrest, but look how peacefully he sleeps.
The fun thing about the Skyrest is that it has all of the disadvantages of the Little Cloud Nine without the benefit of privacy. Your face is right out there in the open, and what the heck are we supposed to do with our hands? Who is going to spend money on a pillow without hand holes?
What if you just want to snuggle but you’re traveling alone? Make sure everyone knows about it with the Travelrest.
To heck with privacy, get your snuggle on! Openly. With an inflatable apostrophe.
If none of these strikes your fancy, don’t worry. You can always contribute to the Woollip on IndieGogo.
Travel safely this holiday season and, remember, the complete destruction of your pride is a small price to pay to avoid a bit of discomfort.