· It's a straight roll pillow, but buckles to form a circular neck pillow. This allows it to easily become a lumbar pillow, and it's simple to pack away when you're not traveling or just on short-haul flights. Buckling it also ensures it won't bend out or shift as you lay into it more and more, while nodding off.
· The buckle strap is adjustable, meaning neck size and preference for fit isn't an issue. We've actually tied a knot in the fabric in one end, to firm up the microbeads for a firmer pillow.
· The cover is a removable and washable. Super important considering all the time the pillow will spend on your face and potentially on an airplane/airport floor. Ew.
· Conservative colors. Right now, MUJI offers the pillow in olive green, light pink, and light blue. Ours is navy, and we've also spotted it in grey and khaki. It essentially always matches our outfit and luggage, and doesn't scream "I'm flying economy and I'm definitely a tourist in your strange land" like some neck pillows emblazoned with funky graphics or flags (obviously last-minute purchases from a Hudson News kiosk).