It’s not your imagination — airline seats have been shrinking for years, making air travel a literal pain in the neck. Federal regulators may finally do something about that; but it’ll still be worth investing in a comfortable travel pillow. Rather than suggesting just a few of the best travel neck pillows, we decided to cast a wider net, including a pillow for every type of traveler. Whether you need a top-tier travel pillow for a long flight, are a side sleeper, or want headphone-friendly comfort, we’ve done the research for you. Here are the 10 best travel pillows of 2022.
Best Overall: trtl Pillow
Best for Frugal Shoppers: Emgthe Travel Pillow
Best for Portability: TREKOLOGY Inflatable Neck Pillow
Best for Versatility: Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow
Best for Listening to Music: Bcozzy Pillow
Best for Embarrassing Yourself: Ostrich Pillow
Best for Last-Minute Purchases: Cabeau Evolution Classic Pillow
Best for Kids: Bcozzy Kids Travel Neck Pillow
Best for Toddlers: Maliton Inflatable Toddler Airplane Bed
Best for Long Flights in the Middle Seat: Travelrest Ultimate Travel Neck Pillow
Do you have pillow advice to share — or more general travel comfort advice? Tell us in the comments.
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