However, there’s more than just the softness. This pillow has several smart design features that make it great for multitasking travelers. First, it has a small strap on the side which means you can put it on your suitcase or backpack, but said strap is made of fabric and won’t hurt you if you accidentally sleep on it. The pillow also unfolds, meaning it transforms from normal, airplane-sized travel pillow to almost-hotel-bedroom-sized pillow. And, if you want to take the stuffing out, the outside of the pillow can double as a Dopp kit or travel bag. Even the most hardcore minimalist packer has to appreciate that.
Our pillow has so far accompanied us on three legs of a trip: a flight from New York to Seattle, a bus from Seattle to Portland, and a return flight from Portland to New York. It held up beautifully on each of the three legs, and on the flight home it even got several compliments from fellow passengers. Whoever would expect a pretty pillow to be functional and comfortable as well?
Not only is the Hästens pillow coming along wherever we go next, but we're considering coordinating our outfits with it.
Perhaps the most uncomfortable part of the Hästens travel pillow experience is purchasing it. You'll need to head to a Hästens store to do that; check out the complete worldwide listing.