Six travel pillows to help you sleep on long-haul journeys

If you’re flying for more than six hours and arrive early in the morning, a few hours of sleep is a must. Happily, there are many kinds of travel pillows available to let travellers get some rest before touchdown

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 August, 2016, 1:03pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 August, 2016, 1:02pm

Trtl travel pillow

Eschewing the usual U-shape design, this innovative neck support (HK$219) masquerades as a micro-fleece scarf. Inside the scarf is a V-shaped plastic rib that can be positioned either side, or even in front. Surprisingly supportive, it’s available in black, grey and red.

Sea To Summit Aeros Premium Pillow Traveller

If you yearn for the comfort of a U-shaped neck pillow on long flights, but can’t justify bringing the extra bulk on a trip, try an inflatable design. This ultra-lightweight 85-gram neck pillow (HK$349) is soft with less bulk behind the neck than most, and packs into a tiny stuff sack.

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Kovea Peanut Pillow II

Though it stands out for its unusual, ergonomic shape, this travel pillow (HK$185) uses elasticated foam to avoid the often tough feel of inflatables. Sold by The Overlander

ExOfficio Storm Logic Vest

This jacket (HK$744) converts into a soft travel pillow, making it useful for ‘Hand luggage only’ flights. Designed for city breaks, chilly evenings and light hiking, the vest includes zipped pockets specifically designed for a boarding pass, phone, keys and sunglasses.

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Lifetrons Ultra Comfort Travel Pillow

The simplest take on the travel pillow, this U-shaped product (HK$208) has a soft faux-suede finish and micro-beads inside for maximum support. Also includes a loop for attaching to luggage so you don’t lose it at the airport.

Cocoon Air Core Ultralight

For those who would rather travel with a standard pillow, the inflatable ‪Cocoon Air Core Ultralight (HK$195) is a good choice. Despite a layer of synthetic down, it somehow manages to fit in a tiny stuff sack for easy travel.