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The Best Travel Pillows on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of travel products before — including travel shoes, travel accessories, including in-flight necessities, and duffel bags for travel — here, we’ve rounded up the best travel pillows, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated travel pillow

Trtl Pillow
$30
Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

One of our most stood-behind products, this travel pillow is “essentially a padded scarf,” but that’s exactly why we’ve called it the most comfortable travel pillow — and with more than 6,500 five-star reviews on Amazon, the Trtl’s fanbase extends far beyond Strategist staffers. One reviewer tried to explain just how handy it is: “Imagine your neck is swimming in a bowl full of noodles, unable to grasp any support through the turbulence on your flight from LAX to, say, PIT. Then, imagine, just as your neck is about to drown in the limp pasta, a hand reaches down from the heavens and baby Jesus himself wraps your supple, tired neck, barely keeping its cricoid above the surface of the linguini soak, in a velvety, form-fitting embrace … This is how I felt when I first strapped on Trtl Neck Pillow.” In other words, this pillow is supportive, a word used by nearly 2,000 others to describe it. Reviewers also appreciate that it can support almost any sleep position, like one w