Inflatable Travel Pillows

A travel pillow or neck pillow is an excellent choice for the frequent traveller. An inflatable travel pillow helps to reduce neck fatigue and increase comfort during long journeys, and it is particularly useful during plane, train or bus travel. Standard inflatable travel pillows are the most common option, and there are a wide range to choose from, with shapes and colours to suit all needs and preferences.

Why Buy an Inflatable Travel Pillow?

An inflatable travel pillow offers many advantages, but the most important ones are that it provides neck and head support. When you are sitting for long periods of time it can be very uncomfortable, particularly when the seats have a hard surface and backrest. Because it is inflatable, it has a space saving design and only needs to be inflated when you want to use it. This helps to keep weight down and makes it a must have addition to your carry on bag. Inflatable neck neck pillows are very comfortable as they feature a smooth surface, and they have been shaped for a secure fit that will not move around.

Shapes of Travel Pillows

Travel pillows come in a few different shapes. You can opt for a U-shape for a secure fit, or you may prefer a J or L shaped travel pillow. A U-shaped pillow is generally the best option, as it will prevent your head from moving around whilst you are asleep. Travel pillows can also be purchased in the traditional rectangular shape, but these may move around during use. A J or L shaped travel pillow can sit securely over your neck whilst you rest one side of your face on the cushion area. Most people purchase a travel pillow to use around their neck, but in recent years leg travel pillows have also become popular.

Materials and Comfort of Travel Pillows

Inflatable travel pillows are normally made from plastic or vinyl. This material is not breathable, but it is very durable. Premium pillows may be covered in a soft jersey material or velvet, which provides a superior level of comfort around your neck. If you find your pillow feels a little too firm, you can reduce the inflation by opening the valve.

Sizing and Storage of your Travel Pillow

Medium to large sized pillows will suit most people and provide plenty of support. Most travel neck pillows come with a storage bag included. This usually has a drawstring, so all you need to do is deflate the device and place it inside the bag before tightening securely. Most travel pillows weigh around 200-300 grams, so you will barely notice it is there.