If an infinity scarf and a bamboo-covered pillow made a baby, it would be the Infinity Pillow (formerly called the Huzi Infinity Pillow). This quirky but superbly comfortable pillow can be used in multiple ways – but is it worth the higher price? Read on for my full review.
Who Makes It
The Infinity Pillow is made by Huzi Design, who enlisted the help of boutique firm BCXSY to design the pillow. The Infinity Pillow actually started as a Kickstarter project in the Fall of 2013 and the first pillows were shipped in 2014.
Huzi Design is an interesting company as they only sell a handful of simple and designed products, from a tennis table set to a plush toy with magnetic attachments and the infinity travel pillow.
See how Huzi compares in my travel pillows review page.
- One size with dimensions at 39″ x 6″
- Designed with a Möbius (infinity) shape
- The cover is a mix of bamboo fabric (55% bamboo, 45% polyester)
- It also features a cotton lining and polyester filling
- The whole travel pillow is hypoallergenic
- Machine washable at low temperature, no tumble dry
- Comes in four fashionable colors available (burgundy, tan, navy and grey)
- Travel case available at an additional cost
- The entire pillow is machine washable
- It can be twisted/manipulated into several shapes to meet all comfort needs
- The Infinity Pillow may be used for travel as well as everyday life
- It’s available in many fashionable colors
- Pull the pillow over the eyes and ears to block out sound and light
- It’s larger in size and bulky to carry-on
- The Infinity Pillow must be air-dried only
- $39 price may be out of some budgets
- The travel pillow is not firm
- There is no removable cover
- It may interfere with headphones/earbuds for some
From my first impression of the pillow, I can instantly tell a design company created the Infinity Pillow. Everything about the pillow, including the outer packaging and travel bag it comes with, is modern (and yes, hipster).
It’s deceptively simple looking for a travel pillow, but the length and the infinity-shaped design give it almost endless opportunities to position it in a way that will make anyone comfortable on a trip.
I am reviewing the classic navy color and I personally love both the color and the outer bamboo fabric, which gives the pillow a unique feel. While it’s not plush or velvety, it is soft and feels durable and breathable.
There really are so many ways to utilize this pillow, especially on a plane, train or in a car. I put it around my neck like an everyday infinity scarf and pulled one of the loops down, so the other loop tightened around my neck. Once I adjusted it I felt like I had a supportive neck pillow on.
Travelers can also wrap it over a sizable portion of the face to block out light and/or sound. One can twist it into a knot-like structure and use it as a standard pillow against a window. Another reviewer used it to support her lap child during a flight and others used it on their lower backs.
The pillow is also machine washable (but not dryer-friendly). I used a delicate cycle on cold and left it to dry overnight. It took a little over 10 hours for it to feel dry.
While the Infinity Pillow seems to offer infinite ways to keep me comfortable on a trip, it is not very size-friendly. It is a fairly large pillow (quite long) and will take up more room if I pack it in a suitcase.
One quick travel hack that others have suggested is to the pillow around the handle of a carry-on.
In terms of care, the pillow must be air-dried, so time to allow it to air dry is necessary. It took more than 10 hours for my pillow to feel fully dry after washing.
From my experience, the filling is pretty loose and not firm but folding it over at least once will increase support. My favorite way to utilize it was to twist it into a small pillow and rest against the window with it.
The Infinity Pillow is a little pricey. Huzi sells it on its website for $39 (just in grey and navy colors at the moment) but it can also be found for $39.99 (nearly one dollar more) on Amazon.
Unlike other travel pillows at this price range, the Infinity Pillow can be used virtually anywhere, not just for travel. I consider it one of the better travel pillows I’ve reviewed.
The level of versatility and the sheer comfort of the pillow fabric and overall design make it a good investment as a pillow, not just a travel pillow.