The inflatable Komfort Kollar provides support around the neck and under the chin. It resembles a neck brace or cervical collar. It is available in three sizes: small (for neck size 14), medium (for neck sizes 14½ to 16½) and large (for neck sizes 17 or larger). When deflated, it weighs 7 ounces. Reviewers say the Komfort Kollar keeps the head snug and upright, eliminating the risk of hyperextending, although several say it can be difficult to inflate and is prone to leaks. For at least one reviewer, the all-around neck support feels too constricting. A Memory Foam Komfort Kollar (*Est. $60) is also available, although it's much more expensive and only comes in one size.
The inflatable Komfort Kollar is included in comparison tests conducted by syndicated Canadian travel journalist Reb Stevenson and The Wall Street Journal. It receives brief reviews at Pilot-Pauls-Travel-Accessories.com and The Archer Pelican blog. It is mentioned in a traveler's forum at FlyerTalk.com and in an article at CNNMoney.com. The retail website Magellans.com also contains many owner reviews.
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Syndicated Canadian travel writer Reb Stevenson tests four travel pillows on flights. The Komfort Kollar is her favorite pillow of the four tested. She says the Komfort Kollar "eliminates the dreaded forward head-bob." She also likes that when deflated, it can be stowed in a pocket-sized pouch.
Review: Pillow Fight! Catching Some Sleep on a Flight, Reb Stevenson, March 15, 2009
2. The Wall Street Journal
In this article, which originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal, reporter Rafer Guzman takes to the skies to test five travel pillows. The best pillow is the inflatable Komfort Kollar, which he says "keeps the head snug and upright thanks to a Velcro strap that secures it around the neck," so that the tester is able to sleep without any other support.
Review: Searching for a Travel Pillow That Is Comfortable, Stylish, Rafer Guzman, July 6, 2001
A commercial airline pilot offers his personal recommendations for travel accessories. His favorite inflatable pillow is the Komfort Kollar; he states that it supports the head in every direction and eliminates the stiff neck that can occur after sleeping upright.
About 40 people review the Inflatable Komfort Kollar at travel retailer Magellans.com. Most agree that the Inflatable Komfort Kollar is comfortable, though several users say it is difficult to inflate and can leak.
Review: Inflatable Komfort Kollar, Contributors to Magellans.com
At this website for travelers, about 30 participants contribute to a thread about the best travel pillows. A handful of contributors recommend the inflatable Komfort Kollar, although one notes sarcastically, "Don't try chatting up your attractive seatmate while using this though, even Orlando Bloom wouldn't look cool in this."
Review: FlyerTalk Forums: What's a Good Blow Up Travel Pillow?, Contributors to FlyerTalk.com Forum
6. The Archer Pelican
Blogger Phil Marsosudiro provides a brief review of the inflatable Komfort Kollar. He says he has been using the pillow for two years and calls it "indispensable." He also offers some criticism, namely that it's too thick and that "even the correct-sized collar doesn't get under your chin as much as it should."
Review: Komfort Kollar Neck Pillow, Phil Marsosudiro, Nov. 16, 2007
In this online slide show, the inflatable Komfort Kollar is named one of seven greatest gifts for travelers. However, the writers don't say anything else about this travel pillow, and there's no information about how they reached their conclusions.
Review: The Greatest Gifts Ever for Globe Trotters, Charles Passy, Noah Rothbaum and Wilson Rothman, July 11, 2007