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Best Travel Neck Pillow for Long Flights 2021

Monday, 26 April 2021  |  Paul

The world is beginning to unlock again as the coronavirus pandemic slowly fades into history. Naturally, this means flights are booking up fast. People are ready for a vacation after sitting for a year in a half in their own homes. While it's easy to remember the good times from holidays past, you should be thinking about the journey there and back – or rather, just how uncomfortable plane journeys were.

One way you can make your flight a more pleasant experience is by getting yourself a good travel neck pillow.

Whether you're nodding your head in agreement, or shaking it in trepidation, there's one thing we're all agreed on. Plane journeys are for the most part, a grim experience all round, especially when you aren't properly supported. One way you can make your flight a more pleasant experience is by getting yourself a good travel neck pillow.

Are Travel Neck Pillows Worth It?

  • They keep your body aligned in a comfortable way
  • They relieve neck pressure and allow you to fall asleep upright
  • They allow you to fall asleep and fast forward through your fight
  • You can use them anywhere and any time.

Our Top 5 Travel Neck Pillows For Long Haul Flights 2021

If you know what you're looking for, pick one of the options below, or simply scroll down the page for our Top 5!


Our Best Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow

Neck-Eze Travel Pillow

Designed for those short on travel storage, the Neck-Eze Travel Pillow is a handy, inflatable neck pillow perfect for long flights. Fitting easily around the neck, this pillow cradles your head with ease thanks to its flexible nature.

Neck-Eze Travel PillowWhat We Love...

  • Inflatable design allows for quick and easy storage
  • Extremely soft, velvet-like surface
  • Surprisingly flexible, despite being filled with air
  • Affordable price for those with low funds for travel

Not the Best For...


Our Best Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow

BetterRest BR1750 Orthopaedic Neck Travel Pillow

Made from high density memory foam, the BetterRest BR1750 Orthopaedic Neck Travel Pillow dynamically responds to your body heat to provide a perfectly moulded support for your neck during flights. Not only is this pillow especially comfortable, but its hypoallergenic ecru cover ensures further relief to those with sensitive, easily irritated skin. 

BetterRest BR1750 Orthopaedic Neck Travel PillowWhat We Love...

  • Memory foam dynamically responds to body heat
  • Hypoallergenic ecru is great for sensitive skin
  • Provides firm sold support when relaxed against
  • Anatomically designed for maximum comfort

Not the Best For...


Our Best Lumbar Roll Travel Pillow

The Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar Roll

The Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar Roll is a roll-shaped inflatable lower back support that can be used interchangeably for both the neck and back! This compact roll inflates within just seconds, and stays firm even in its most deflated form.

The Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar RollWhat We Love...

  • Cushioning roll for both the neck and back
  • Unique design provides the perfect level of support
  • Inflates in just a few seconds before use
  • Supplied with a carry sleeve for optimal storage

What Don't We Love...


Our Best Ergonomic Travel Neck Pillow

Harley Wayfarer Travel Pillow

Featuring a specially contoured shape that accommodates the natural inclinations of both the shoulders and neck, the Harley Wayfarer Travel Pillow is a great choice for those with particularly sore shoulders and backs. Specially moulded to cradle the neck, this rounded support relaxes the vertebrae and guarantees a comfortable rest.

Harley Wayfarer Travel PillowWhat We Love...

  • Completely contoured design for neck and shoulders
  • Doubles as a lumbar support if your back is sore
  • Stress-relief recess further boosts your comfort
  • Helps keep your spine in a natural alignment

Not the Best For...


Our Best Dense Travel Neck Pillow

Drive Medical U-Shaped Travel Pillow

The reason the Drive Medical U-Shaped Travel Pillow is our densest pillow is self-evident - just look how snug it looks! Made from luscious viscoelastic memory foam, this full u-shaped pillow greatly accommodates sore necks and shoulders and makes a useful tool for those in need of a long and pain-free sleep on long haul flights.

Drive Medical U-Shaped Travel PillowWhat We Love...

  • Very dense and comfortable neck pillow
  • Made from heat-sensitive viscoelastic memory foam
  • Thick design allows for superior unilateral comfort
  • Returns to original shape after use every time

Not the Best For...


Give Your Neck a Break, Choose a Travel Neck Pillow!

Preparing for your holiday can lead you down some holes, but we guarantee that choosing a decent travel neck pillow will be the best prep you can make! For more quality pillows and supports, check out our Travel Pillows and Back Pain Solutions categories.

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