In your pursuit of the best travel pillows, you’ve arrived here. Smart move.
Here’s the deal: I’ve come up with a list of the best and most popular travel pillows, and then tested, rated and compared them all. Below is a list of the best travel pillows ranked from the best to least best.
Each pillow column contains only a condensed version of my review, so feel free to hit the ‘Read the Review’ button to get an in depth feel of each pillow.
|J-Pillow||Travelrest||Ostrich Pillow Mini||Cabeau Evolution||Comfort Master||Tempur-Pedic Travel Neck Pillow||SkySiesta|
|Price: $29.95||Price: $26.95||Price: $25.00||Price: $39.99||Price: $22.75||Price: $79.00||Price: $24.50|
|Pros: soft, comfortable, unique supportive design||Pros: comfortable, easy to rest head when on flights or car rides, inflatable||Pros: portable, unique design, comfortable||Pros: soft memory foam, good support, carrying pouch, phone pocket||Pros: memory foam, soft||Pros: most comfortable pillow, packable, memory foam||Pros: supportive, good for flights|
|Cons: bulky||Cons: bulky, setup can be a hassle, not versatile||Cons: not normal neck pillow||Cons: can be at times restricting and tight, bulky||Cons: basic, not very supportive, bulky||Cons: bulky, cannot be worn, pricey||Cons: somewhat unattractive, bulky, not versatile|
|The Verdict: Best pillow overall||The Verdict: Best when used in a car||The Verdict: Perfect for the nonconformist||The Verdict: Good overall but not perfect, lots of frills||The Verdict: Good choice if looking for "U" shaped pillow||The Verdict: Great for use in hotels, but not for flights||The Verdict: Useful for flights, but not versatile|
|Total: 32/40||Total: 30/40||Total: 32/40||Total: 27/40||Total: 27/40||Total: 29/40||Total: 27/40|
About my ratings and rankings:
The best travel pillows are ranked in 5 different categories:
- Design – the design aspect refers to the overall feel, aesthetics and quality of the product
- Portability – this indicates how compact, light and easy it is to travel with the pillow
- Comfort – how comfy and supportive the pillow is
- Value – the value rating is determined by the price of the product in relation to what the product brings to the table
Best Overall: J-Pillow
The J-Pillow is the best selling travel pillow on Amazon.com and that’s not by accident. I’ve ranked the J-Pillow as highest in comfort due to it being comfy, soft and supportive of the head without it feeling restrictive. Although a bit bulky, the J-Pillow still trumps other pillows in terms of design and value.
Nonconformist Option: Ostrich Pillow Mini
Unlike other travel pillows which go around the neck, the Ostrich Pillow Mini shatters the norms and is meant to be worn as a glove. The pillow acts as a cushion when using your palm to support your head, or can be used when sleeping face flat, with your head in your arms.
Best Travel Pillow for Road Trips: Travelrest
The Travelrest pillow is extremely supportive and great for use during car rides and road trips. The design of the pillow is well suited to attaching to your seat belt. Being inflatable, it’s also one of the most compact.
Learn more about the Travelrest pillow here.
Overall Travel Pillow Thoughts and Design Suggestions:
In terms of comfort, memory foam is by far the most comfortable material, but it is also very heavy and can get hot. If a pillow designer could somehow create or use a material, which were as comfortable as memory foam, but without the issues, I would buy it right away.
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Some of the pillows towels were provided for reviewing purposes. As always, these reviews contain only my honest views and opinions. Also, some links found on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. This helps to fund the site. 🙂 I would never endorse a product or service I didn’t actually use and believe in.