Back in 2017, we went on a hunt to find a supportive travel pillow that created minimal bulk in a carry-on bag. Our pick was the Trtl, which we described as “essentially a padded scarf, taking up the same amount of space as a couple of magazines.” Five years and one pandemic later, it remains our pick for the best overall travel pillow, with recommendations from sleep experts and frequent travelers alike, including Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights. “What I like about it is its versatility,” he says. “It lets you sleep decently even if you’re in the middle seat and prevents you from waking up with a stiff airplane neck.” If you need even more convincing, it’s been a best seller among Strategist readers, too.
And today, the Trtl is just $20. That’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen it in our five years of writing about it. So prepare for your summer travels by picking up one and maybe grab another for your travel buddy or even your dad, since this would make a great Father’s Day gift for the frequent flyer.
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