Like many people, I have a long commute to and from work and at times fall asleep on the train and my head leans to the side as I fall asleep. Then my neck falls into an awkward, twisted slumped over position until something jerks me awake and I dose off again. This continues for the better part of an hour. It leaves me sore and achy the next day and canâ€™t be that great for my general neck posture. I see others on the train experiencing the same problem, their heads falling forward, craning their necks with their chins practically falling to their chests and all sorts of orthopedically problematic positions. So I was pretty happy to find a sturdy neck rest pillow that is made with soft memory foam that is portable in a little travel bag.
This pillow is made of firm yet soft memory foam that has some give to it; enough to be comfortable but not too soft, so there is support. It is similar to a foam orthopedic mattress in feel and texture. It has a sturdy front brass snap to hold it in place and a back loop to carry it or hang when not in use in order to retain itsâ€™ shape.
I wore it on my way home from work and dozed off like normal. My neck was supported and I was much more comfortable. I have no complaints about the actual pillow and I am happy to find a firm yet comfortable one that supports my neck without feeling too bulky. It is a good length without feeling claustrophobic and the velvet is comfortable to have against delicate neck, throat and face skin.
The velvet pillow cover has a concealed zipper in the back for washing or removal of the pillow itself. Unzipping the cover reveals quality memory foam that is very similar to my expensive memory foam mattress. Memory form absorbs and distributes the tension caused by the weight of your body on your body, so even when my neck leaned somewhat to the side, it was still supportive. This is a great feature in a travel pillow. Unlike my memory foam mattress, it does not have a weird smell that must dissipate before use. There is no scent at all.
It comes in a drawstring bag, however, once the memory foam expands, I could not get it back into the carrying bag, which is a flaw to me because it makes using this during travel more inconvenient than I expected.