There are dozens of choices of travel pillows in the market. They range from simple blow up units that are light weight and take little space to large rectangular versions that resemble what you sleep on at home.
The all, to varying degrees work fine. And they all worked perfectly for the person who reclines the seat and leans straight back with the pillow around the back of the neck.
Then someone had the idea of building the better mousetrap in the world of neck rests for travel.
The company is Cabieau, and the product is called the Evolution Pillow. Why is it so unique?
With a simple addition smaller layer above the main pillow the flyer gains near 360 degree support.
Lateral movement allows the head to rest comfortably without strain, something most pillows do not allow.
If you are a person who’s head to lean forward when you sleep as I do just rotate the Evolution Pillow and you are travelling in pure comfort without that terrible neck strain.
Constructed with visco elastic memory foam it is easily packable. The cover is machine washable and it comes with a handy travel pouch.
A media pouch is also sewn onto it so it can hold your mp3 player or cell phone.
It may not rank up there with the mousetrap in terms of inventions but for the traveler it can definitely help you catch a few hours of extra sleep and wake up without all the stress and strain traditional neck rests tended to cause.
The Evolution Pillow priced at under $30 which is competative with traditional styles, especially when considering the extra features and benifits. You can see the Evolution pillow at http://www.cabeautravel.com/evolution-pillow-grey.html
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Ron PradinukOver the past few years I have had a weekly travel column in the travel section of the Winnipeg Free Press every Saturday, and have hosted a weekly travel show on radio station CJOB in the same central Canadian city. My blog, which I try to do most days is http://www.thattravelguy.ca/. I have also writen, and continue to write, destination stories for a number of newpapers and on line emagazines. You can read samples of my destination stories on http://journeystravelgear.com/DestinationStories.cfm My own background includes travel to almost 60 countries so far. As I talk to fellow travellers, as much as I have traveled I realize my list of places I must still visit is very long compared to others. So many places...only so much time in a life to see it all. For almost 30 years I have operated a travel agency focusing mostly on leisure travel. I served on the national board of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents for years and was the National President for two years. In 2000 we opened a travel superstore called Journeys Travel & Leisure SuperCentre. It carries just about every travel product imaginable. It is also a swim wear and luggage centre and carries a wide range of travel clothing in brands like Tilley Endurables, Ex-Officio, and Royal Robbins just to name a few. In my blog I write about destinations, airline and tour operator policies, good and bad travel products you have used, and anything that has the connotation of travel. You can read my column every Saturday online at http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/ then clicking on to the feature sections link and then on to the travel section. They usually hold past columns and freelance stories You can listen live to the radio show online at http://www.cjob.com/ Sundays at noon Central Time, then clicking on listen live.
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