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Nov 16, 2007

Komfort Kollar Neck Pillow

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Standard neck pillows are great for keeping your head from flopping left or right.  But what's to keep them from flopping forward? 

Enter the Komfort Kollar.  I bought one two years ago and it's been indispensable ever since.  Komfort Kollars come in three sizes and you can get them online through Magellans.com.

The Komfort Kollar has received one bad review, but I think that the reviewer might have chosen the wrong size, and she might not have been clever enough with the velcro to make the thing cinch tighter or looser.

That said, the Komfort Kollar isn't perfect.  I think that the part that goes behind your neck is too thick (though it would be perfect if you were in one of those horrid airline seats whose back pushes your head forward).  I also think that even the correct-sized collar doesn't get under your chin as much as it should.  And it costs too much (~$25).  But it's still a whole lot better than a standard pillow.

The folks from Obus Forme have introduced what seems to be the market's second inflatable chin-supporting pillow, after Komfort Kollar.  It looks like it might be even better (with just a thin strap behind the neck when it's worn to support the chin), not to mention a lot cheaper at $7, so I'm going to order one soon via Amazon.com.

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Comments

If you were only 15 pounds, you'd have more choices. Ooo, zebra print: http://www.baberoo.com/necksavers.htm

Posted by: Valerie | Nov 17, 2007 10:00:55 PM

Isn't the collar really, really hot? Dude looks like he's wearing a scarf and muffler with an insulation factor of about R-30.

Posted by: Barry Campbell | Nov 19, 2007 7:18:01 AM

Valerie -- I'd have more choices, but my mom and dad would be making all of them for me!

Barry -- the collar doesn't seem hot to me at all. Then again, I'm almost always cold on airplanes. The Komfort Kollar materials is a fairly nice "flocked" cloth. I seem to recall using other inflatable pillows that got slick with sweat. Not this one.

That said, on my last flight I really hated how the KK was so fat behind my neck. I wonder if I was just trading one discomfort for another. I ordered the Obus Forme this afternoon and look forward to giving it a try in January.

Posted by: Phil | Nov 20, 2007 5:41:42 PM

I cannot sleep on airplanes. My heavy head just flops around and I can't get comfortable. I've seen inflatable pillows that you put on the seatback tray and then put your head down and sort of...hug it. Those intrigue me.

Posted by: Pinky | Nov 21, 2007 1:15:50 PM

In the good old days, I had the frequent flier mojo to upgrade to a nice reclining seat on transatlantic flights. Those days are gone.

I could not survive a long flight without one of these:

http://www.magellans.com/store/In_Flight_Comfort___Pillows_and_BlanketsIF430?Args=

Posted by: Tim | Nov 29, 2007 6:16:09 AM

In the good old days, I had the frequent flier mojo to upgrade to a nice reclining seat on transatlantic flights. Those days are gone.

I could not survive a long flight without one of these:

http://www.magellans.com/store/In_Flight_Comfort___Pillows_and_BlanketsIF430?Args=

Posted by: Tim | Nov 29, 2007 6:16:21 AM

In the good old days, I had the frequent flier mojo to upgrade to a nice reclining seat on transatlantic flights. Those days are gone.

I could not survive a long flight without one of these:

http://www.magellans.com/store/In_Flight_Comfort___Pillows_and_BlanketsIF430?Args=

Posted by: Tim | Nov 29, 2007 6:16:26 AM

In the good old days, I had the frequent flier mojo to upgrade to a nice reclining seat on transatlantic flights. Those days are gone.

I could not survive a long flight without one of these:

http://www.magellans.com/store/In_Flight_Comfort___Pillows_and_BlanketsIF430?Args=

Posted by: Tim | Nov 29, 2007 6:16:32 AM

Moron is me.

On my last trip, I grabbed the Komfort Kollar instead of the Obus Forme which worked better during my January/March travels (not perfectly, as the thing was too snug to clip shut). So the Komfort Kollar worked OK on my way to Honduras. But on the way back, I was so freakin' tired that I nodded off before I could think to reach into my bag, inflate it, and pull it on. My head kept bobbing all the way from New York to RDU.

Posted by: Phil | Jul 9, 2008 12:39:57 AM

I just tried the brand new Travelrest pillow that is the only inflatable pillow that provides vertical support. It attaches to the seat back or can be slung over your head and shoulder like a messenger bag. It is easy to inflate/deflate and is the most comfortable travel pillow I've ever tried - and I've tried them all. It works great in the car as well by attaching to the headrest. It won't slip away from you and ir soft and comfortable. I've tossed my U shaped pillows. I was given this as a gift but you can find them at travelrest.net

Posted by: Lisa | Aug 10, 2008 12:07:28 AM

I just tried the brand new Travelrest pillow that is the only inflatable pillow that provides vertical support. It attaches to the seat back or can be slung over your head and shoulder like a messenger bag. It is easy to inflate/deflate and is the most comfortable travel pillow I've ever tried - and I've tried them all. It works great in the car as well by attaching to the headrest. It won't slip away from you and ir soft and comfortable. I've tossed my U shaped pillows. I was given this as a gift but you can find them at travelrest.net

Posted by: Lisa | Aug 10, 2008 12:08:31 AM