Cabeau Evolution Pillow

Another blog post is yours for the reading!

This time, I’m reviewing travel neck pillows.

Long haul flights aren’t easy, splitting my time between UK and US in a previous job meant that travel neck pillows became my best friend.

Now, I have never found sleeping on the plane comfortable. In fact, I am absolutely terrible when it comes to sleeping during, prior to travelling (and the first day after landing) full stop.

I don’t know what it is but the night before a flight is the worst. I stay up all night. Then, when I land and get to the hotel, the bed is not my own – so… Again, up all night. So, I’m almost never asleep.

Enter Cabeau, the ‘Evolution Pillow’. I bought this from Heathrow Terminal 5. I remember the situation well. I was stressing because I had an 8-hour flight and was going to be on the plane through the night. Got chatting to some woman who had one, and she recommended it. So, I bought it.

I’ve used them in the past and wasn’t convinced. But, the way this lady was speaking about it – it sounded life changing.

Anyway, the flight was long but rewarding once I touched down at my destination. I struggled to get comfortable as I’d expected and didn’t sleep a wink. In fact, I felt like my posture on the plane seat was encouraging my neck to twist and I was fidgety.

I’m a very fidgety person when I’m uncomfortable. Fact. I’ll change positions every five minutes and end up less comfortable than I was previously. Then, I’ll try to get back to the more comfortable position I’d changed from, it’s just not the same. So, yeah, I’m terrible like that.

Review: the pillow, as I anticipated, is not best suited to planes, in my opinion.

Look, it’s definitely the best I’ve used because I’ve used some less padded ones before. Oh, and this one is a memory foam one, so it moulds to fit your position. It is a good purchase, I just was never convinced about their purpose as travel pillows in the first place.

I guess I’m just very anti-sleep on the plane. I watch others in awe, wishing to be them.

As far as I’m concerned, you can put a bed on a plane and I’d still not be comfortable. The reason is it’s, in essence, a narrow tube shared with 40 people at a time; making it near enough impossible for everyone to get comfortable. Also, the seats are not comfy at all. I don’t claim to be an aviation engineer or aeroplane architect, but I do know they’re not relaxing.

Don’t worry though, because I’ve found another use for travel pillows… This is one that I believe makes more sense too!

I twisted my neck last night while sleeping and have literally not been able to move it all day. That’s where Cabeau comes in…

I laid in bed, with it supporting my neck and it worked a treat. Didn’t feel a thing. Magic.

The moral of this very long post is: I don’t find travel pillows great in flight, but I do believe they’re the greatest at supporting an injured neck in bed.

Before you ask, yes – I did look like those dogs that have left the vet with a cone on top of their shoulders. Again, yes, was a good look. I rocked it.

Finally, yes, blue still is my favourite colour – hence the version I chose (pictured).