The Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow is an inflatable, U-shaped neck pillow that receives some of the best reviews among this type of travel pillow. Reviewers say the fleece covering is very comfortable and the pillow provides good neck support. Reviewers also like that this pillow is easy to inflate. A few complain that the pillow holds their necks at an unnatural angle, and like other inflatable pillows, we found some user complaints about leaks. Filled, it measures 18 inches by 13.5 inches by 6 inches; deflated, it measures 8 inches by 7 inches by 0.8 inches, and it can be folded into a more compact form for packing. It is available in four colors: gray, red, blue and green, and has a removable, washable fleece cover.
The Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow is included in comparison tests conducted by The New York Times, syndicated Canadian travel writer Reb Stevenson, and a writer at AssociatedContent.com. It receives user reviews at Magellans.com and is mentioned in traveler's forums at FlyerTalk.com and RickSteves.com.
1. The New York Times
Susan Stellin tests five inflatable pillows on a flight. She says the most comfortable pillow -- though not her overall favorite -- is the Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow, although it is bigger than the others and thus loses points for portability.
Review: Practical Traveler: Flying in Comfort; For Peace and Quiet in the Air, Some Balms, Susan Stellin, Oct. 2, 2005
Syndicated travel writer Reb Stevenson tests four travel pillows, including the Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow. She praises this pillow's "snuggly fabric," and she also likes that it is inflatable and easily stored in a carry-on bag. However, she notes that the pillow's "unnatural angle means a big pain in the neck."
Review: Pillow Fight! Catching Some Sleep on a Flight, Reb Stevenson, March 15, 2009
Rachel Pickett evaluates six different travel pillows. One of her two favorites is the Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow, which she describes as comfortable and light. She doesn't list any negatives in this short summary review.
Review: The Best and Worst of Travel Neck Pillows, Rachel Pickett, March 15, 2006
About 20 reviewers give the Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow a perfect score at Magellans.com. Owners say it is comfortable and easy to inflate.
Review: Comfort Travel Pillow, Contributors to Magellans.com
About 30 participants contribute to a thread about the best travel pillows at this website for travelers. The Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow is recommended by a couple participants, but they don't elaborate on why they like this neck pillow.
Review: FlyerTalk Forums: What's a Good Blow Up Travel Pillow?, Contributors to FlyerTalk.com Forum
In response to a question about travel pillows in this user form, about 20 people offer suggestions. A couple people praise the Eagle Creek Comfort Travel Pillow, in particular its soft cover.
Review: Travel Pillow for Airplane, Contributors to RickSteves.com