Travelrest Ultimate Inflatable Travel Pillow

Last updated date: August 20, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

Travelrest Ultimate Inflatable Travel Pillow

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 192 expert reviews, the Travelrest Travelrest Ultimate Inflatable Travel Pillow placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 28, 2020:
Checkout The Best Travel Pillow for a detailed review of all the top travel pillows.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
20 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.6
2,760 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Considering how large it is when inflated, it’s actually extremely compact when you’re on the move. So if you’re in need of a space-saving pillow, and you’re a side sleeper at home, this could be one you like.
- No Sleepless Nights
March 21, 2019 | Full review
It is inflatable so it is easy to inflate and deflate as well as compressible.
- The Wife Choice
December 18, 2018 | Full review
It offers full lateral support to the upper body, which lowers the risk of injuries when traveling on bumpy roads.
- Buy The Best 10
It can be easily deflated or inflated which makes it easy to carry too.
- The Hunt Guides
Because of its extended support, it can be a suitable option for chronic pain sufferers.
- Best Mattress Reviews
When deflated, it rolls up small and can be fixed around the handle of your luggage for ease of carrying. It deflates instantly and can be inflated with just a few breaths. Overall it is a great inflatable travel pillow.
- Road Affair
July 28, 2018 | Full review
It has ergonomic design as well so that you won’t have pain on your neck. There is a strap which you can attach with a car seat, airline seat or on your body.
- Best Reviews Today
March 7, 2019 | Full review
When it’s deflated and rolled up, the Travelrest measures 9 inches long x 3 inches wide, and is right around 2 inches thick.You could cram a deflated one of these just about anywhere:Honestly, this is one of the many advantages the pillow has going for it. Inflatable pillows always win when it comes to size and weight.
- Armchair Empire
I was really impressed by the ease at which I could inflate the Travelrest pillow. With just around 3 to 4 breaths, I could get the Travelrest fully inflated.
- Thither
March 24, 2015 | Full review
Our favourite part about this travel pillow is the unique shape that is surprisingly comfortable and the fact that it inflates so it doesn’t take up much space when not in use.
- Where's Sharon?
January 3, 2018 | Full review
It is adjustable and could be used for different purposes. It is easily inflated and instantly deflated, allowing tremendous convenience.
- Sleep Advisor
July 2, 2019 | Full review
It’s very versatile: You can either attach it to your plane seat (it easily loops over headrests) or wear it like a messenger bag, depending on what’s most comfortable for your body type.
- Trip Savvy
May 16, 2019 | Full review
The Travelrest is rollable and compact, so it can fit in any bag or suitcase for easy portability.
- Mashable
This is the best inflatable neck pillow which also makes the storing easy and does not even need a lot of energy for inflating and deflating both.
- Pretty Wild World
It can be inflated and deflated easily to be travel-friendly.
- Sleepei
January 21, 2019 | Full review
Its ergonomic patented design not only provides proper support to your neck but also prevents the tension, fatigue, and neck strain too.
- The Taggy
June 13, 2019 | Full review
I found the pillow was comfortable in the passenger seat of my car and in the high-backed chair in my nursery. I liked that the pillow was long and I could rest my arms around it and sort of hug it. I realize that it may sound weird, but it was very comfortable!
- Mattress Clarity
August 30, 2017 | Full review
It's literally the only pillow out there that offers 100% support for the upper body so that you can fully relax and get the Zzz's you need.
- Jetsetter
July 3, 2019 | Full review
Ideal for people suffering from chronic pains in the neck or upper body
- Bedding Pal
For an inflatable pillow, it inflates rapidly, in no more than 4 or 5 puffs, and deflates easy enough too. Once deflated you can roll up and tidy away to a neat 2″ x 9″ x 3.5″ which is small enough for your coat pocket. The added benefit of being inflatable is that you can increase or decrease air to the satisfactory standard to tailor the firmness level.
- Choose Mattress
March 14, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
My main complaint is that it didn’t stop my head drooping forwards when sitting more upright, especially when compared to some of the previous pillows.
- No Sleepless Nights
March 21, 2019 | Full review
Inflating it before the cruising altitude can make it look as if it will explode, so leave the inflation for later
- The Wife Choice
December 18, 2018 | Full review
The pillow allows only one angle of the support.
- The Hunt Guides
As its button for inflating cushion fall off easily, you need to be extra careful with this model.
- Best Mattress Reviews
When you add to the cost of the optional luxurious velour cover, the final price range might seem expensive for a travel pillow.
- Armchair Empire
Not nearly as soft or comfortable without the cover.
- Thither
March 24, 2015 | Full review
Could be a bit cumbersome to use.
- Sleep Advisor
July 2, 2019 | Full review
Cover sold separately
- Mashable
The material and stuffing makes the pillow quite hot.
- Sleepei
January 21, 2019 | Full review
Harder to move into different positions once tethered to seat.
- Mattress Clarity
August 30, 2017 | Full review
Inflation button tends to easily get lost thus interfering with the pillows longevity and ease of use
- Bedding Pal

From The Manufacturer

With its patented ergonomic shape, the Travelrest inflatable travel pillow attaches to the 'wings' of an airline seat, headrest of a car, or can be worn 'messenger bag style', nestling against the head and neck to provide support and comfort in flight or on the road.

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Overall Score: 9.1
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J-Pillow Travel Pillow
2. J-Pillow Travel Pillow
Overall Score: 9.0
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Dot&Dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow
3. Dot&Dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow
Overall Score: 8.9
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Trtl Travel Pillow
4. Trtl Travel Pillow
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 23
Dreamtown Kids Toddler Pillow
5. Dreamtown Kids Toddler Pillow
Overall Score: 8.8
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AERIS Travel Pillow
6. AERIS Travel Pillow
Overall Score: 8.5
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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow
7. Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow
Overall Score: 8.3
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Travelrest Therapeutic Memory Foam Travel & Neck Pillow
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BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Pillow
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Travelrest Ultimate Inflatable Travel Pillow
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An Overview On Travel Pillows

Whether you travel by plane, train or automobile, chances are your journey is going to last at least a few hours. As long as you aren’t the driver, you’ll be able to rest your head and catch a few ZZZs. Travel pillows are the perfect solution, as bed pillows are just too big to realistically transport. When shopping for a comfortable travel pillow, there are a few things to look for.

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Determine who you’re buying the pillow for. There are pillows for adults, as well as children. The Dreamtown Kids Toddler Pillow is a good choice if you plan on bringing your kids along, as it resembles the bedtime pillow they have come to know and love and consists of hypoallergenic materials.

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Look to see what type of support the pillow offers. You want a pillow that is going to prevent your neck from getting stiff and your muscles from getting sore. There are also models, like the J-Pillow Travel Pillow, that have added chin support to keep your head from falling over as you drift off to sleep.

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Ask yourself what type of material you prefer? The two most common types are cotton and memory foam. Cotton is soft and comforting, while the memory foam is able to conform to your specific body shape.

Review the travel pillows uses. Some pillows are simply made for the neck and head, while others, like the Dot&Dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow, can also be used to support the back or to prop up a leg.

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Consider a travel pillow that comes with a few extras. The MLVOC Memory Foam Travel Pillow also offers customers a handy set of earplugs and an eye mask for quieting the senses. It also includes a travel bag to keep all of the pieces together.

DWYM Fun Fact

  • When we think of pillows today, we picture comfort and softness, but the first pillows used were literally hard as a rock. Back in 7,000 B.C., the ancient Mesopotamians used stone pillows. The Egyptians and Chinese followed suit. It wasn’t until the Industrial Era when pillows began to be used in households, and by this time, the pillows were soft.
  • In Hollywood, filmmakers would incorporate pillow fights into pictures to show conflict. The more feathers that flew out of the pillows, the more conflict was conveyed to the audience.
  • In Korea, Lee Jin-gyu actually married his life-size body pillow with the image of Fate Testarossa on it.
  • One of the more common pillow fillers in Asia is buckwheat.

The Travel Pillow Buying Guide

  • Look for a satisfaction guarantee or your money back clause when purchasing travel pillows online. This is always a good idea, since you can’t visit a store and physically try the pillows out.
  • Always read the product label to locate the cleaning instructions. Many travel pillows are safe to throw in the wash, but some aren’t. You don’t want to accidentally damage the pillow and have to shell out money for a new one.
  • Make sure the travel pillow doesn’t take up too much space so you have room in your luggage for more necessities. Another option is to choose a travel pillow can be attached to your luggage.
  • When it’s time to replace your travel pillow, consider a few alternative uses for it. You can use the pillow as a knee guard while gardening, a pet bed or even simply use the outer fabric as a rag for cleaning.
  • When comparing the price of travel pillows, you’ll need to take into account size and extra features. For example, the Dreamtown Kids Toddler Pillow costs less than the MLVOC Memory Foam Travel Pillow, as the toddler pillow is smaller. It also doesn’t come with a travel case, earbuds and an eye patch like the adult pillow. The Dot&Dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow and the J-Pillow Travel Pillow are similar in price because they both have the same features, even though their design is slightly different.