We live in an on-the-go culture where we are always in the car or on a bus or in the back of a taxi or on a plane to somewhere. Especially those of us with jobs that keep us busy and keep us traveling around a lot.
While we’re stuck in whatever mode of transport we are taking, we may find that it’s difficult to get comfortable. Especially when you’re sitting straight up in a car all day, dring for hours.
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A car neck pillow may help to change that situation for you and get you to relax a little and actually enjoy the ride. I’ve compiled a list of the car neck pillows I think are the most comfortable and the best to use while driving or riding along.
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Memory Foam Neck Pillow
I think this one is my favorite pillows because it is thick and wraps around your neck to give you full support. You can snap it on in the front and not have to worry about it falling down or slipping in the back.
- Easy to attach
- Thick memory foam
- Washable cover
Considerations taken for compiling this list
- High quality filling: Almost every pillow on this list is made of memory foam but even the ones that are not are filled with a high quality foam. I think what’s on the inside is important because it is what will support you the most and the best.
- Washable: I don’t know about you, but I am pretty constantly getting hot and sweaty behind the wheel, especially in the summer! That means I’m going to need to keep my seat and my pillows clean and fresh so a washable option is of high priority to me.
- Durable: I like things to last, even if they are not overly expensive to begin with, I like them to hold up to the job. So I chose pillows that can handle every day and long term use without falling apart, losing shape or becoming lumpy.
- Strap to attach: Each pillow on my list has some sort of strap to help attach the pillow to the head rest or to yourself. This way the pillow stays locked in place and does not go flapping around and sliding down where you don’t need it to be.
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Langaria Infinity-Shaped Car Neck Pillow
This is a great pillow if you are stuck in the car long term, whether you’re in the driver’s seat or riding shotgun. This is a great pillow to have you with you for any journey, that involves you leaning your head against a seat for a prolonged period of time.
The pillow itself is comfy, made in an ergonomic design that allows your head to be properly supported and relax in a way that does not force your spine into an uncomfortable, flat position. This is a memory foam pillow that remembers the shape of your head, neck and spine and handles the impact of your head pressing against it long term.
The pillow comes in navy blue and the material is soft against your skin and will not cause chaffing. There is a strap around the back of your pillow that allows you to fasten it to the back the headrest of the seat and keep the pillow positioned where you want it to be.
Though this pillow is chemical free, you may still find that the pillow arrives with an odor from being manufactured, processed and sent to you. You can remove the cover of the case simply and wash it and dry it in your own machines, just don’t put the foam part of the pillow in or you may not be satisfied with the results.
- Machine washable cover
- Chemical free
- Ergonomic design
- Pillow not machine washable
- A little thick
Southeast Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow
If you like thick, plush, all around support for your neck while you are traveling then this is going to be great for you. This pillow wraps around three quarters of your neck so if, on the other hand, you are not a fan of having so many things touching your neck and attached to you while you’re driving or flying then this may be something you won’t like too much.
While the filling of this pillow is a high quality memory foam that will support and comfort your cervical area, the cover is a velvet that is soft to the touch. There is even a carrying bag that comes with your pillow to allow you to easily bring it from place to place.
The pillow comes with a small cord that clicks in the front to keep the pillow wrapped around your back without moving. There is no way to fix it the pillow to the car seat itself but it can be secured and won’t slip.
- Soft casing
- Memory foam
- Cord to secure it
- Wraps around the neck completely
- No way to secure it to the car seat
- Very bulky
Cheliyou Car Neck Pillow With Memory Foam
This is a heavy duty memory foam pillow that gives full coverage support that is larger than most of your typical pillows. The company does warn you though that the pillow may have an odor because it is sent to you in a sealed bag, give the pillow a few days to a week to air out and lose the smell.
It is important to note that this type of memory foam is sensitive to the temperature of the environment it is in so if it is colder your pillow will firm up and if it is warmer it will relax and get softer. It will also respond to the oxygen and change the color of the pillow from white to yellow, don’t make this freak you out or think this is something bad, it is normal.
This is another pillow that is ergonomically shaped and designed to allow your head and neck to properly recline and relax during long travels. There is an elastic strap on the pillow that allows you to position it comfortably on the chair and to adjust how and where it sits.
If you are wondering, the answer is yes, it is entirely possible to wash this pillow and keep it fresh. You simply need to remove the casing of the pillow and toss it in the washing machine and get it dry.
- Washable cover
- Large design
- Memory foam
- Temperature regulated
Zatooto Car Headrest Pillow
Zatooto’s version of the car headrest pillow is shaped more like a triangle than the typical infinity or eternity styles. One of the points of the triangle angles into your neck area to keep it supported and cushioned on your journeys.
The pillow is uniquely shaped to angle the bottom most point to cushion your shoulders so not only your neck and head get the support. You can order the pillows in a variety of colors in order to better match your personality and the interior of you car.
Black, red, navy, purple, tans and beiges are all of your options for choosing the colors of your pillow that will sit in your car. This pillow is very inexpensive and easy for you to purchase and install into the car without worrying about it slipping due to the strap.
If you really wanted to, you could use this pillow for other purposes like supporting your lumbar region or cushioning your legs while at home. It is best designed for the neck but it is versatile and provides excellent support thanks to the memory foam.
- Triangle shape
- Color options
- Memory foam center
- Bad for very short or very tall people
Leeko 2PCS Car Neck Pillow
The last one on my list is actually a package deal and at a very low price which is great if you are looking to drop a lot of money. These pillows come in black, grey, beige or brown colors which are neutral and match with most all interiors.
Leeko has created a two pack pillow that is extremely durable and will last through the wear and tear of everyday use. You can strap the pillows into your driver and passenger seats with an issue and rest your head against them for maximum comfort.
The casing of this pillow is designed to hide the stitching of the zipper and keep it concealed which gives your support a sleek design. The case itself is zipper closed and easy to remove so you can take it off and wash it as often as you need to.
Each pillow is designed to be very breathable and allow for airflow throughout the pillow. This keeps you from getting too hot or sweaty so even in the most stressful of situations you will find that your neck is dry and you are cool.
- Color options
- Washable cover
- 2 pack
- Not memory foam
- Slightly large
If ours like me then you’re on the go, A LOT and you probably have noticed some strain on your neck from time to time. Adding a car neck pillow may help to make your commutes much more enjoyable and much easier to handle over all.