JetComfy’s innovative design makes it an especially handy pillow to have on a plane. It may have some wondering why they didn’t think of it themselves! But is it really the perfect travel pillow? Read on for my full JetComfy Travel Pillow review for more info, including a video review and written review below!
- 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches
- 1.2 pounds in weight
- Patented ergonomic design
- Made of lightweight aluminum and ABS plastic
- Two inches of high-quality memory foam
- Customizable height, swivel, and tilt
- Soft washable pillow cover
- Armrest strap also doubles as a handy luggage attachment strap
- Built-in, rechargeable USB ports (sold separately)
- Pen and/or Stylus and/or Light pointer (sold separately)
- $49.99 Price
- Two available colors (blue and grey)
- Conforms to all 2016 TSA guidelines
- 100% guarantee
See where JetComfy lands on my best travel pillows page!
Who Makes It?
JetComfy is the brainchild of a product designer and a businessman who met at a hotel bar while on vacation. After discovering they both felt uncomfortable when traveling, they developed the idea of the JetComfy travel pillow.
- Soft, plush cover
- Removable and washable cover
- Soft memory foam
- Good for side sleepers
- Can be compact for carry-on
- Great for airplanes (needs a good armrest)
- Extremely customizable (adjustable height, swivel, and tilt)
- Odd-looking (may attract attention)
- Not always completely sturdy (depending on the armrest)
- Takes practice to set-up/take apart
- No explicit care instructions
- Power charger and pen/stylus at additional cost in upgrade kit ($29.99)
The JetComfy does not look – or feel – like a traditional travel pillow. It’s made from a combination of lightweight aluminum, plastic, and soft memory foam.
I’d recommend checking out the installation and set up instructions on JetComfy’s website, it’s not the most intuitive design and took me a minute to figure out how to get it working properly.
The pillow actually feels more like an apparatus or a contraption when first assembled. It’s like a small plastic brick with a layer of foam on top (a lightweight brick!). What an enticing description! But once I set it up and pressed my head onto the soft pillow top, I understood why this is such a popular travel pillow.
JetComfy essentially acts as an extra arm for a plane’s armrest. The aluminum pole is adjustable and swivels and tilts to the traveler’s desired comfort, so all that must be done is to attach the pillow to the armrest on the seat of the plane, rest the head on the memory foam pillow top and try to sleep.
The cover is a soft and plush microfiber (comes in grey and blue) and is removable. I couldn’t find specific care instructions for the cover so I washed it in a cold gentle cycle separately and a low tumble dry and it came out just fine.
I think the JetComfy is a great travel pillow for people who are traveling on planes, trains or in cars that have a sturdy armrest available. In order to use the JetComfy, it must be anchored and strapped onto something.
The website says the non-stick grip can be used to anchor the base of the JetComfy on most surfaces, but I had a hard time feeling like the pillow was stable unless it was strapped down with completely.
There are two cars in my family and sadly neither of them have adjustable armrests or armrests that allow me to strap this pillow on so I was unable to try it in my car.
However, based on my experience with the pillow on my office chair I can see this being a handy addition for a road trip with kids if there are bucket seats in the back.
The folks at JetComfy promote USB power chargers that can be placed inside the pillow. This is something that is sold separately but it’s a nice addition to the pillow’s functionality.
They also have a tool that functions as a pen, stylus, and lighter that can be added to the pillow as well for an additional cost. I can see this being very handy on an overnight flight and it’s dark and some extra light is needed or a quick note needs to be scribbled.
The bad news is that both of these great options (plus an extra pillow cover) are only available in the Upgrade Kit that is sold separately for $29.99. The pillow is $49.99 on its own which makes it nearly $80 for the whole package before tax and shipping.
Once I watched the video on JetComfy that provides instructions on how to unfold the pillow and strap it to an armrest, it was really easy to do. I love how customizable it is as well. I honestly think I could sleep pretty hard with this pillow (as long as it’s strapped to the armrest very tightly).
What To Consider Before Buying
Those who want the pillow and all the additional accessories, get ready to pay nearly $80 for the pillow. The only way this will work is if there is a solid armrest on which to place the pillow so the traveler can feel stable and secure putting the weight of his her head against the pillow.
A few customers had issues with the stability of the aluminum pole and being able to lean on it fully without it slipping. And some also found issues with the size and bulk of the pillow.
While it is heavier than some travel pillows, it is not much larger than a standard neck pillow (this is the Travelmate neck pillow).
While the JetComfy website says that the pillow conforms to TSA 2016 guidelines but several customers said they had awkward experiences explaining the pillow to TSA employees when going through security.
The pillow will take up valuable real estate on one of the armrests on a plane. It is also pretty different looking so be prepared for some looks and/or questions from seatmates and other passengers.
The JetComfy pillow is not cheap, but it’s not an average travel pillow, either. The pillow retails for $49.99 on JetComfy’s website and on Amazon.
The Upgrade Kit costs $29.99 and this includes 2 USB mobile charging ports, a 4-in-1 pen/stylus/pointer/light, and an extra pillow cover grey.
It is hard to compare this to another travel pillow because of what it offers, but I would encourage everyone to think carefully about where they would want to use this pillow – and if it’s possible to attach the base of the pillow to that seat – before purchasing.
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