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    Tom Bihn pillow

    Does anyone have the Tom Bihn travel pillow?

    Have you used it on a plane? And/or for ordinary sleeping in a hotel?

    I'm considering it, because I'm very short, and most hotel or airBNB pillows are too fluffy for my apparently oddly-shaped neck. But having tried a half-dozen travel pillows, all of which failed me and were consigned to deep storage in my closet, I'm wary. I'd love to hear about your experience using it.

    Is the fabric "crinkly" to the point that you can hear it when you're trying to fall asleep and you shift your head? This would be a deal-killer for me.
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    I have it! It's awesome, perfectly fits my puff jacket. I haven't used it in hotels, mostly I use it for lumbar support on planes.

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    I do not find the fabric crinkly, but you have to choose your stuffing layer well to make sure it conforms as you wish (and the inner layer could make noise if you use a swishy fabric).

    While I don't use it for travel, a tiny pillow I have sometimes used for camping when I wanted a traditional pillow feel was this one: https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/...ub_Pillow.html . I just discarded the tethering string.
    Or if you want plush, there is always this down travel pillow: Geoduck Down Travel Pillow Feathered Friends

    The nice thing about the Tom Bihn pillow is that if you find the right stuffing layer, you could really customize it to suit your 'fluffiness' preferences.
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    I impulse-purchased one during a debut, and it's in my "Always pack" kit now. I use it with puffy jackets and bulky sweaters, mostly. The fabric is not noticeably crinkly to my ear.
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    I don't own one (yet ) but I saw on a backpacking video that a guy used a buff with his blow-up pillow to make it more comfortable. I bet you could do the same with the travel pillow. Once you have fill in there, just pull a buff around it. I bet it would be very soft and maybe hold everything in place too.

    If you get one, add pictures.

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    Love this idea - thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by sujo View Post
    I don't own one (yet ) but I saw on a backpacking video that a guy used a buff with his blow-up pillow to make it more comfortable. I bet you could do the same with the travel pillow. Once you have fill in there, just pull a buff around it. I bet it would be very soft and maybe hold everything in place too.

    If you get one, add pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWhikergal View Post
    I do not find the fabric crinkly, but you have to choose your stuffing layer well to make sure it conforms as you wish (and the inner layer could make noise if you use a swishy fabric).

    The nice thing about the Tom Bihn pillow is that if you find the right stuffing layer, you could really customize it to suit your 'fluffiness' preferences.
    Agree with you... it's not crinkly so much as slippery and is dependent on what you stuff into it. I travel with a fleece, not a puffy vest/coat, so it's much flatter/harder than a regular pillow would be.
    For me it works great for a lumbar support if I don't bring my normal one: https://www.amazon.com/Original-McKe...ow%2Broll&th=1)

    Or to fill the gap before your main pillow, if you have a window seat and are leaning into the plane wall... I bring this small neck pillow: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G8SBF6...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    It's so small, it's easy to always leave with my travel stuff.

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