I bought this pillow for air travel. I was using one of those wire/mesh lumbar back supports for when I fly because the seats on planes are so uncomfortable when you have to sit for 4+ hours. The last time I used mine it didn't seem to help much the mesh/wire were giving too much. So I was looking around online for a relpacement and came across this pillow, found a REI near me that had it in stock and bought it.
I was a tad nervous that this pillow wouldn't do the trick because it's so narrow I still brought my wire/mesh support along just to be safe. I used it on my outgoing flight and it worked great. Halfway threw I decided to switch back to the wire/mesh support to compare the two I quickly swtiched back to this pillow asap! I like being able to adjust the air pressure, however I could see it being a bit tricky to do on a plane as the seats are so close together. I was on a asle seat so I just put the end with the nozzle on the outside so I didn't have a issue adjusting the air pressure. If you are in a middle or window seat it will be more tricky to do.
I was staying at a family members house and we were rotating sleeping araginemts between a recliner & a sofa. They have a recliner that is pretty old and when you recline in it you have a metal bar in your back, very uncofortable. You know the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine sleeps on Jerry's parents pull out sofa and hurts her back? This recliner reminded me of that episode it is that bad. I acutally used this pillow on the recliner and was the only one who was able to get descent sleep on it. On the nights I was on the sofa I used it as a pillow for my head. I ended up using this pillow daily for a week straight.
I deflated this once just to see how much space it would take up, I'd compair the size of this pillow rolled up to the size of a can of soda but taller. Since I bought this for air travel I just left the pillow inflated as it is pretty small, I just tucked it beween my handbag and the handle of my rolling carryon while walking around the airport. I tucked it under my arm while getting on the plane.
One side of this pillow is green the other side is gray.
I'm keeping this one
I have bought 5 of these lumbar pillows over the last 3 years and keep on getting them permanently "borrowed" by older family members who are thrilled with the comfort and support they provide on long bus or plane trips. This is my sixth...I'm going to write my name with permanent marker and hang on to this one because I use it on trips for back support when sitting and a head/neck pillow at night because I have a tetchy neck and allergies to dander and this pillow solves both problems.
good for travel, not everyday office use
I like this product & would buy it again, with one issue.
I have a bad back (bulging disk). I love using this for longer car rides and visiting friends/family. It rolls up compact/lightweight. I love that I can vary the thickness by how much air is in the pillow.
ISSUE: I've tried using this pillow at work but the spout that fills the pillow with air can get uncomfortable, it hits/rubs my right arm. I will be looking for a different lumbar pillow for work.
I will get a cotton case made because it is slippery (nylon). If you are in doubt about whether or not to buy this item for a trip do not think further... do it. It is super high quality and perfect. For driving an auto I am not sure it may move around too much... for ALL my trips this and the neck pillow go with ...
STURDY- lips NEVER touch valve
Inflating itself, no saliva & food particles touch the valve, and you don't get winded trying to blow it up. It deflates compactly. What I'd like to have on the product is a washable, removable polar fleece type jacket, so that the vinyl covering of the pillow doesn't touch skin.
It's great for the neck as well as the back.
No more bad back on bus trips.
I have loved both of these that I have had. They are very sturdy, pack down to a small roll about 6" wide. The only bad thing is that I'm so comofrtable when I get off the bus or airplane that I have left two behind in my seat. So this will be my third. Bad traveller, great product!
This pillow saved my back!
I use this pillow on international flights and it saved me from the back pain that is almost guaranteed for someone tall like me on a 12 hour flight. I've purchased these as gifts for family and co-workers, and it's a big hit. This is a must have for long flights/car rides, and it's compact.
A must have for any traveler!
Love this concept!! This was our second buy and I like last year's style and shape a bit better. It's so small I can carry it in my (not very big) purse and be discreet in restaurants for lumbar support. Sure is helpful for those of us with bad backs!!
Best travel lumbar pillow
I bought one of these for my significant other and he loved it! BUt it got lost in a recent move, so I purchased another one for him. It makes all the difference in hi business travel on airplanes. Thank you for carrying a great product!
Good to Hike with!
I bought one 3 years ago and it is looking pretty nasty now but it is amazing! I backpack in new mexico so all the weight i can shave is good and I used this as a pillow and it works great!!