There’s still a lot of summer left, which means there’s lots of time to spend on the beach, by the pool, strolling through a new city, and — unfortunately — sitting on a plane. And though we can’t offer you an upgrade to a lay-flat seat, we can recommend something to make your flight a little more comfortable. The Trtl has been our pick for best travel pillow since 2017, and we haven’t found one to de-throne it nearly six years later. As our writer Rachael Griffith explains, this cleverly designed travel pillow “achieves the main goal of a neck pillow — to prevent lateral bending in the neck — in the most compact way.” That’s because it’s more like a padded scarf than a U-shaped travel pillow, with a built-in plastic brace to keep your neck in one place. And for Amazon Prime Day, it’s 20 percent off in four different colors. (If you want some other things that’ll make your summer trip a little easier — including half-off suitcases and colorful packing cubes — check out all of our favorite Prime Day travel deals.)
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