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travelers - neck pillow thoughts?

So what's up with those ghey u shaped neck pillows people use on flights. Are they any good/comfortable? I have trip to (Penang coming up this month and want to make it more comfortable considering my flight time back is going to be 33 hours!!!

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I tell you what I have never had one but everytime I get on a flight I wish i had one. along with one of those eye covering things. i cnnot sleep in a car or plane due to being uncomfortable.
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Get one, they're worth it Steve. Just get a good one from Brookstone's or something.

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it's worth it completely!!!!

and they're only like 20 bucks so quit your whining sally and buck up and get one

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I use one when driving long trips in the car. I also use one when watching TV, keeps my neck from getting stiff and giving me a headache. They work pretty well, much better than any other pillow.

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They work, although not everyone likes them. I like the fact that my head is supported, but I hate having something wrapped around my neck.

I've recently seen another idea somewhere on the Internet - large inflatable pillow that you put on your lap and rest a head on it bending forward - but I can't find it.

Nothing can beat three empty seats, pillow and a blanket, though. I was afraid of being murdered by a crowd once, when I got lucky about having the only two empty seats next to me in the otherwise packed plane on the 8 hours ORD-FRA flight Well, there is the thing that is better - row of FIVE empty seats .

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Nothing can beat three empty seats, pillow and a blanket, though. I was afraid of being murdered by a crowd once, when I got lucky about having the only two empty seats next to me in the otherwise packed plane on the 8 hours ORD-FRA flight Well, there is the thing that is better - row of FIVE empty seats .

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wow, i thought they were pretty goofy before, but with this many review I'll have to check it out.

As for having 3 empty seats, last trip to Singapore I had that on my flight from chicago to Tokyo. This was after a durkins night with the guys on here. Laying out and sleeping was much needed with that hangover.

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I've recently seen another idea somewhere on the Internet - large inflatable pillow that you put on your lap and rest a head on it bending forward - but I can't find it.
my only beef with that (and this is pure speculation since I've never tried one) is I can only imagine how your lower back would be KILLING you after even just an hour of leaning forward like that ... too un-natural
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I can live without the neck pillow, but I take a lumbar pillow on every flight- even the short ones. Seriously, airplane seats are shaped to force to to hunch forward; what's up with that?
I can fit the pillow in my briefcase or, in a pinch, it fits right on top of it. Easy as pie
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i cant stand those pillows cause i got a thick neck i guess, but i got this kick ass pillow at cabelas, and even saw it at gander MTN.

but its a small type pillow maybe a foot wide by 7 inches high?

i would have never thought this tiny rolled up pillow would feel good but it does.

when you open it the air expands the material inside, its like some kind of pressure foam or something.

the longer it sits in the air it stay nice and supportive and when you want to roll it up inside its self its pretty cool.

used it on a few camping trips and i slept fine. usually i have 2 king sized pillows under my head or atleast 1 at home normally so i felt pretty good with this tiny pillow.

hope this helps as an alternative. i think it was 20-30 bucks.



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