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Review: Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

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Even while taking lengthier flights, I’ve never been one to bring along travel pillows. I think I had accepted the fact that flying is uncomfortable. As a shorter/smaller female, I manage to find creative ways to curl up inside my seat during flights in various attempts to feel well-rested. I wind up bending and contorting my body into a variety of pretzel-like shapes during those hours.

And forget sleeping. I’ll close my eyes, though I’ll eventually give up on trying to nap. Comfy Commuter makes really bold promises: they claim to have the most comfortable travel pillow on the market. When they offered to send Justin and I their travel pillows to test out, I figured that it was worth a shot.

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

How It Works

The Comfy Commuter is an innovative travel product, offering the most comfortable travel pillow on the market. What makes it so comfortable is its original design. It is constructed to provide support to both the head and the neck while staying in place. The flat-back head support allows the traveler’s head to rest in a relaxed and snug position.

Unlike some other travel pillows, it doesn’t force the traveler’s head forward into any uncomfortable forward leaning positions. As I’ve discovered, you don’t have to use the Comfy Commuter travel pillow only while flying. It can be great for those lengthy road trips in the car, commuting to work by train, or even while watching TV at home or reading a book before bedtime.

The creators of the Comfy Commuter were obsessed with finding a better way to be more relaxed on their flights. The mother and daughter duo that invented the product even purchased an airline seat, and invited their friends and family to test out the travel pillow while sitting on it! Comfy Commuter is a small business based in California, and all of their products are designed and manufactured in the USA.

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

Product Details

The Comfy Commuter is made out of super plush polyester fill, and the exterior is made from polyester and cotton. Yes, it’s vegan! it has a slip-resistant backing that keeps the pillow in place without slipping or falling. The pillow has a side pocket to hold small items, such as an iPod or earbuds. There’s an optional chin strap to allow to pillow to fit more snugly if you’d like.

The Comfy Commuter has an attached lightweight bag, and the pillow can be compressed to fit inside the bag. I like how the travel bag is attached because that means that I won’t lose it! You can fit the pillow easily inside your carry-on luggage for portable travel. And, it comes in a variety of stylish colors! I chose the “Pretty Pink” Comfy Commuter, and Justin chose the “Grey Woven” pillow. I don’t find the Comfy Commuter to be an embarrassing or unfashionable travel pillow. It functions well and doesn’t look too shabby, either!

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

The Final Verdict

Would I recommend the Comfy Commuter? Absolutely! It’s the first travel pillow I’ve found that I would consider taking along on my travels. In fact, I’ll be using it for my upcoming early morning flight to Fort Lauderdale in the next couple of days to test it out. So far, I’ve really enjoyed wearing it around my neck while reading a book at night binge-watching Netflix shows on the couch.

I find that it provides way more cushion and comfort than any other travel pillow. You don’t have to spend time inflating the pillow once you board your flight, and you don’t have to worry about any exploding travel pillows! Yes, apparently this can happen if you have a travel pillow inflated while the air pressure changes, which will produce a very loud banging noise…something that you definitely don’t want to hear on a flight. The only slight criticism I have is that the pillow can still be rather bulky even when compressed into the travel bag. However, I’ll gladly make the extra bit of room in my suitcase so I can have a more cozy flight.

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

Comfy Commuter Travel Pillow

We were provided with two Comfy Commuter travel pillows to test out for our review. 

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Thursday 16th of August 2018

Would you say this is pretty firm? Enough to hold your head for a 17 hour plane ride?

Phebe Klayn

Tuesday 24th of April 2018

Love your ideas! Thanks for tips:)

Eva Pillow

Sunday 25th of December 2016

Wow.......this is a very innovative pillow design. It is also very useful. Thanks a lot for sharing this.


Friday 22nd of July 2016

I am so glad I found this article before I left on my trip. I am going to be taking a 12 hour flight, and I will definitely need to rest my neck. Luckily, I have find this great neck support pillow, which adds needed support so I can rest easy and arrive refreshed.

Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

Friday 6th of March 2015

Looks comfy. I think my tall hubby would like it since his head and neck often extend beyond the top of the airplane seat. It's hard for him to sleep on planes because he can't rest his head on anything. This pillow kind of reminds me of a neck brace, but perhaps this would give him some extra support. I wonder if it's too big for kids. My daughter would definitely like something like this.


Sunday 22nd of March 2015

I brought it along on my most recent flight to Florida and it definitely made a difference! My head and neck felt really comfy. I think it would be great for your tall hubby :) I'm not sure for kids if it would be too big or not...hard to know!

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