Igloo Travel Pillow Set | Kickstarter

Let’s get this out of the way - you’re going to look really dumb using the Igloo travel pillow set. But that’s the case for really any travel pillow, so let’s get over it and move on.

Igloo is a Kickstarter-funded travel pillow set that can help make long flights in economy just a little more bearable. It consists of three main parts: a wraparound memory foam neck pillow, a lumbar cushion, and a carrying bag that doubles as an arm sling to help them relax. Each set also includes an eye mask and some ear plugs, to help you find a little more peace in that claustrophobic flying aluminum tube.

I tried out a final prototype of the set, and was plenty impressed. The pillow won’t support the weight of your head if it dips off to the side, but the fact that it reaches up above your ears means that you can comfortably lean on a wall or one of those wing-tipped airplane headrests. The memory foam lumbar pillow also really does make a difference if you can’t fully recline your seat. The arm holder bag is...well, it’s optional.

The Kickstarter still has a few weeks to go, and you can get the pillow alone for about $27, or the complete sleeping kit for about $40, with expected delivery early next year.

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