If you’ve already got the perfect lightweight carry-on, portable WiFi device and noise-canceling headphones for your upcoming trip, then the last item you need is a comfortable travel pillow—regardless if you’re sitting in first class, business class or economy. Because as frequent fliers, we know that travel pillows are also quite useful outside of the airplane.
To make sure you have the best and most comfortable flight without your neck cramping, here are our top three life-saving travel pillows for international trips.
Trtl Pillow Plus
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Trtl Pillow Plus is one of the most interesting ones yet. Trtl took five years of scientific research to design this light, ergonomic piece that goes around your neck. Interestingly enough, it looks like a scarf, and is extremely easy to pack and carry in your purse or carry-on.
Trtl Pillow Plus is incredibly soft, thanks to the micro-fleece lining and mesh, interior panel to keep you from sweating. One of the best features is that the height can be changed, and can be configured in 80 different ways. Since everyone has different-sized necks, learning to master which height is right for you can be interesting yet very beneficial.
If the pillow gets dirty, you can wash it in a washing machine, so don’t worry about ruining it if you spill coffee, tea or other liquids on it. Aside from black and grey, the Trtl Pillow Plus is also available in red and coral.
Price: Originally $70, but if you preorder on Kickstarter, you can save 50% (first available delivery is December 2018 – worldwide)
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Our second most favorite travel pillow is the ergonomic BCOZZY Pillow, which easily winds around your neck in various ways for ultimate comfort. It’s extremely soft and has the best support for your neck, chin and head. And because of the flat, back feature, your head won’t be pushed forward. Moreover, the BCOZZY Pillow is very lightweight and can attach to your bag or carry-on thanks to the built-in snap strap.
Plus, it comes in seven colors and two sizes, one for adults and one for kids who are 3 to 8 years old.
Price: $29.97 on Amazon
Everlasting Comfort Pillow
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If you’re looking for a travel pillow with memory foam, then the Everlasting Comfort Pillow may be the best choice for you. This travel pillow is lightweight and ergonomically designed with an “orthopedic raised lobe” on both sides, allowing you to place your head against the cushion without it going stiff. Additionally, it has a strap that can tighten the pillow around your neck for a comfortable fit.
The Everlasting Comfort travel pillow features a pocket for your smartphone or similar-sized device—perfect for those of you who tend to drop their phones or iPods while sleeping on the airplane. Aside from the pillow, the package also includes a travel bag, noise-canceling earplugs and a sleep mask.
Like the other travel pillows, the outer shell can be removed to be cleaned in the washing machine.
Price: $15.76 on Amazon