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Old Jun 2, 07, 5:44 am   #1
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what's a good blow up travel pillow?

Hi guys, great site by the way. Ok--what's a good, comfy pillow to take when flying? I bought a very pricey Samsonite but you know what? it looks too small. What brand do you swear by? (I'm in Australia so some US brands may not be available here)

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Old Jun 2, 07, 6:22 am   #2
  
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I have a travel-pillow called "Tempur". It's not inflatable, but you can roll it into a very small piece and when you unpack it, it extends to it's full size. It's a material invented by NASA and it will fit exactly into your neck. Means, the heat of your body temperature will make it bend the way that you are comfortable. Have a look in any shop that caters health-pillows. I am sure you can find something like that in Australia. I bought mine in Switzerland and I will not travel anymore without it!
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Old Jun 2, 07, 7:51 am   #3
  
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I have a travel-pillow called "Tempur". It's not inflatable, but you can roll it into a very small piece and when you unpack it, it extends to it's full size. It's a material invented by NASA and it will fit exactly into your neck. Means, the heat of your body temperature will make it bend the way that you are comfortable. Have a look in any shop that caters health-pillows. I am sure you can find something like that in Australia. I bought mine in Switzerland and I will not travel anymore without it!
How about weight?
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Old Jun 2, 07, 12:27 pm   #4
  
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I use a generic Magellans inflatable pillow. It's one of the C shaped ones.

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Old Jun 2, 07, 12:37 pm   #5
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I swear by a pillow I bought at the BA Travel Shop in London. It is U shaped with a ribbed back. Thus, once inflated, the back stays flat so that my head isn't forced forward. This is great; the back of my head goes against the seat, and my head is supported by the inflated sides.

This is a slightly different design, but look at this Australian website for the pillow labeled "The Snoozer".
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Old Jun 2, 07, 2:25 pm   #6
  
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The best inflatable pillow I have found is from Target. I got it years ago and it is still great. I paid about $7. Don't know if they still have this particular style there anymore.
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Old Jun 4, 07, 3:03 am   #7
  
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Eagle Creek makes a good one

http://www.eaglecreek.com/accessorie...-Pillow-50025/
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Old Jun 4, 07, 1:15 pm   #8
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komfort kollar

if you want a poster child for the komfort kollar (inflatable vs memory foam), it's me. i swear by it. here's a good thread about travel pillows (travel pillow recommendations?). see my post #3 along with this post from another pillow thread: Travel pillow for TALL people? any other tips for tall people?

lastly, here's the link to the pillow at magellan's (not sure but i think this is the only palce you can buy it):
http://www.magellans.com/store/In_Fl...owsIF383?Args=
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Old Mar 4, 08, 3:17 pm   #9
  
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Komfort Kollar

I am currently thinking about ordering the Inflatable Komfor Kollar. I was wondering what you thought about the Memory Foam? Is there anything wrong with the memory foam. I just want to order the most comfortable one since I will be on a couple of flights lasting about 24 hours.

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Old Mar 4, 08, 3:46 pm   #10
  
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There are some blow-up items that you mightbe asked to purchase a seat on the plane for, or yu might get escorted off the plane for indecency.

There are so many comments that can be placed here, but I think we'll just leave them as thoughts!
Yeah, I had some ideas for suggestions that would def. result in NSFW links and perhaps a suspension
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Old Mar 4, 08, 3:46 pm   #11
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Please continue to follow this thread in the FT Travel Products Forum.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 12:03 am   #12
  
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If you're looking for a back support pillow carry a large ziplock bag and blow it up w/ air when you get on the plane. Saw that in esquire or some other mens mag a couple months ago. Haven't tried it though as I don't have a bad back.
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Old Mar 5, 08, 1:04 am   #13
  
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I use Hedbed which is a fleece covered inflatable tube. It doesn't go around the neck but can be wedged into the neck, against the wall or used as a pillow. It is compact, practically no weight and very versatile. It can be be unzipped and washed as necessary. I bought 2 after I lost a smaller version that I had travelled with for 10 years.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 2:42 am   #14
  
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Thumbs up Brookstone~

http://www.brookstone.com/store/prod...ry&prodtemp=t2

I have had quite a few travel pillows (since I fly everyweek) and I LOVE the new Brookstone travel pillows. They have a extra large air hole (about an inche wide vs the traditional 1/4 inch wide tube) and therefore extremely easy to inflate and deflate. I highly recommend it!

Safe travels!
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Old Mar 6, 08, 9:32 pm   #15
  
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Another vote for the Eagle Creek pillow, best that I've tried by far.
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