8 best travel neck pillows to shop in Australia
From travel neck pillows best for the window seat to the best inflatable neck travel pillow, we round up some of the best neck travel pillows currently on the market to help you snooze soundly up in the sky.
Best travel pillow for neck support
Sleeping soundly on any flight - whether that's a red-eye or a short domestic flight - will make a world of difference to your travel experience. And that's why finding a travel neck pillow that supports our neck while we sleep upright is high on the wishlist. This unique travel pillow from Trtl has 1,000,000+ fans and happy customers worldwide, and it's easy to see why.
The Trtl travel pillow features an internal support system hidden in its super-soft fleece casing. The strengthened ribs provide scientifically proven head and neck support, and the super-soft fleece and foam are stretched to create a comforting hammock effect. This unique patented design fits any neck shape to ensure the most comfortable sleep possible as you travel.
- Patented internal support system
- Scientifically-proven head and neck support
- Adjustable to most upright sleeping positions
Best travel pillow for window seat
Great for sleeping upright, this innovative J-shape travel neck pillow is ideal for window, middle and aisle but particularly the former. A Prestigious British Invention of the Year winner with good reason.
- Chin support to keep head from falling forward
- Conforms and twists in several positions
- Handy snap-loop fastener attaching to luggage
Best memory foam travel neck pillow
Featuring a limited-edition print, this memory foam neck pillow from Aussie heritage brand Globite brings an old-timey charm to the voyage.
- Contours to body
- Firm support
- Snap closure
- Washable cover
- Comes with matching reversible eye mask
Best affordable travel neck pillow
Retaining its shape while moulding to your neck, head and shoulders, this afforable memory foam travel neck pillow is plush and lightweight.
- Removable wash cover
- Evenly distributes pressure
- Comes with a clip
- 12-month warranty
Best travel pillow for the tray-table
A neck pillow currently doing the viral rounds, this is an immersive design great for long-haul flights and even power napping. A pillow, eye mask and noise-cancelling headphones all in one, it's no wonder the Ostrich has gained cult-like status.
- Breathing hole
- Good for stomach sleepers
Best inflatable travel neck pillow
Ideal for the backpacker, this neck pillow boasts a lightweight and inflatable design while still supporting the neck and head with its ergonomic shape.
- Compact design when deflated
- Narrowed centre for better fit with seats and headrests
- Lifetime guarantee
- Adjustable neck closure
- Soft and stretchy material
Best convertible travel pillow
Perfect for all sleeping positions, this infinity travel pillow is fully adjustable and breathable. Use it for neck and chin support, or as a lumbar or desk pillow. It's the true MVP of tossers-and-turners.
- Comes in a variety of colourways
Best bead-filled travel neck pillow
If air or memory foam isn't your gig, a travel neck pillow with microbeads might just be for you.
- Filled with small polystyrene beads for support
- Snap closure
- Can be used for lumbar support
Do travel neck pillows actually work?
Whether or not travel neck pillows work is a matter of personal opinion and individual needs. There is some scientific evidence to suggest that travel neck pillows can help to reduce neck pain and improve sleep quality during long flights but other studies have found that they may not be as effective. If you find that a travel neck pillow is not working for you, ditch it. There are other ways to stay comfortable while snoozing on-the-go, such as leaning against the window or using a regular pillow.
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