The HoodiePillow, best known for it’s appearance on Shark Tank (season 4, episode 15) is basically a “U” shaped pillow with a hood attached to it. Albeit a simple adaptation to a normal travel pillow, the HoodiePillow has benefits that will make you wonder how you lived with a normal “U” shaped pillow.
Watch this video below for a look into using the HoodiePillow:
- Unique design
- Added privacy
- Warm and cozy
- Memory foam
- Soft and comfy
We wear hoodies because they’re comfortable – and that is exactly why you’d wear a HoodiePillow.
The hood of the pillow adds comfort and warmth which is great if you’re bald or get cold in planes.
The HoodiePillow’s hood looks as if it was taken directly off of a sweatshirt, as it is made of the same material. In fact, when walking around the house with my HoodiePillow on, my dad asked me, “When did you get that grey hoodie?”, just for him to later figure out that there was no shirt, just a hood.
It’s the subtle things that stand out in terms of design, and I really appreciate how the HoodiePillow has metal tipped drawstrings. It really makes the pillow altogether feel built to last.
With the HoodiePillow, you won’t need an eye mask since the hood is large enough to cover the eyes and even the nose if you tighten the drawstrings enough. During an overnight flights when your seat neighbor won’t turn their reading light off, the hood will come in handy. Also, since some planes smell weird, the hood’s ability to cover your nose makes for an easy and unobvious way to cover your nose.
The hood as a whole allows you to isolate yourself and get some privacy, without having to upgrade to first class.
As for the appearance of the pillow, I’ve noticed that a lot of people seem to disregard the HoodiePillow as a young people thing. True, I kind of feel like a cross between Darth Sidious and Eminem plus a massive neck tumor when wearing the HoodiePillow, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s just for teens with raging hormones. As much as hoodies are associated with teenage rebellion, they are completely practical and the HoodiePillow is well suited for people of all ages.
- Not very supportive
- Not machine washable
Since this pillow is made of memory foam, the HoodiePillow is expectedly bulky. If you’re looking for a lighter weight option, HoodiePillow also makes an inflatable variation, although it may not be as comfortable.
If you’re the type who drools when sleeping, unfortunately the HoodiePillow is not machine washable. This info was taken directly from the HoodiePillow website:
Q. How do I clean my Travel HoodiePillow?
A. The Travel HoodiePillow is hand-washable and should be air dried.
Considering you wear the pillow like a hood, I’d feel the need to wash the pillow more often than other travel pillows, so it would be a nice addition if the pillow could be machine washable. The hood and pillow cover should be removable, like that of the Comfort Master travel pillow, so you could easily wash the exterior.
Another concern that I have is that the HoodiePillow is not as supportive as some other travel pillows, like the Travelrest or Cabeau Pillow. This is expected since “U” shaped pillows are not always the most supportive and you can’t really lean your head against the sides of it.
Though it has some minor issues, the HoodiePillow does a fantastic job at combining the normal “U” pillow and a hood into one comfortable package. It’s reasonable priced as well, on sale currently at $19.95 USD.
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The HoodiePillow was provided for this review. As always, this HoodiePillow review contains only my honest views and opinions. Some links found in this review 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. 🙂