The SkyRest Travel Pillow is best used for airline or car travel due to its size and weight, which make it inconvenient for backpacking or camping. With a unique shape designed to allow travelers to rest in a more natural position, most reviews indicate that this is a comfortable pillow. On the downside, it can be somewhat intrusive to other travelers due to its size.
Unconventional look for exceptional comfort. The SkyRest Travel Pillow has a unique look, which provides optimum comfort when traveling in a car or on an airplane. It's a large, inflatable pillow that sits in the user's lap. Shaped like a rectangle with a sloped top, it provides the ideal angle for a seated person to lean forward and rest in a more natural position. Editors at InfiniteLegroom.com say, "Forget neck cramps and that awkward encounter with your neighbor, this pillow will keep you sleeping at a comfortable angle without ending up on someone else's shoulder." There's no warranty, however; so if it springs a leak, you're faced with trying to repair it or purchase a new one.
Easy to use, although bulky. Users say this pillow is easy to fill, taking about seven breaths of air to inflate it fully. The SkyRest Travel Pillow is larger and heavier than many travel pillows, at about 16 ounces, but most reviewers use this pillow for flights rather than backpacking, so it's not a significant issue. There are a few isolated complaints from owners posting to SkyMall.com and Amazon.com who feel it's too bulky when deflated. One owner at Amazon.com explains, "It's similar in volume to carrying a 13-inch laptop although thicker. You'll be able to get it into a briefcase but just barely because of its thickness." The SkyRest is easily wiped down, but it's not machine-washable.
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The SkyRest Travel Pillow earns an average rating of 3.3 stars out of 5 in more than 130 owner-written reviews. Opinions are split across the board. Some owners say this is a comfortable, easy-to-use travel pillow that's ideal for long flights, while others say it's impractical and intrusive for other travelers.
Review: SkyRest Travel Pillow, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013
More than 120 owners offer feedback on the SkyRest Travel Pillow at SkyMall.com, the website for the popular airline magazine. The SkyRest earns an average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. Owners say it offers exceptional comfort on flights and conveniently deflates into a small package for easy travel.
Review: SkyRest Travel Pillow, Contributors to SkyMall.com, As of September 2013