The Hypnos Hoodie is the only neck pillow you need

The future of neck pillows looks comfortable and discreet.

traveller blowing up his neck pillow

While most of us are grateful for the opportunity to travel, there’s no doubting it can be tiring. Whether you catch a plane, train, bus, boat, or just jump in the car, the long hours in transit often leave you feeling weary and worse for wear. 

This makes comfort and, provided your not driving at the time, rest, two of the most crucial aspects of travel. The later obviously comes with its own set of challenges, as anyone who’s ever tried to sleep sitting up will know all too well.

While neck pillows try ease this problem, they come with their fair share of issues, often deflating mid sleep or proving to be a pain in the backside for the entire trip.

Thankfully the neck pillow has finally had a well overdue makeover. Joining forces with the humble, yet oh so comfortable, hoodie, is this the future of neck pillows? Created by Chicago-bred brothers, Josh and Ryne Woodle, the Hypnos Hoodie has a hidden, inflatable, ergonomic neck pillow.

Tested on countless flights, the inflatable pillow inserts are designed be removed before the hoodie is washed and are intended to last a lifetime – if you don’t wear the hoodie out before then! With different styles of hoodies available, prices start at the US $89 mark. And should your pillow somehow disappear off on a journey of its own, the company also offers replacement inflatable inserts for $5.

Still currently in the crowd-funding phase, the aim is to raise $30,000 via a Kickstarter campaign.

Take a look at the video and tell us what you think of this unique new clothing concept. Would you ditch your old neck pillow in favour of an integrated and more discreet option?

Just think of being able to stroll through an airport without a daggy pillow dangling behind you. We’re certainly sold.

RRP: from US $89 plus shipping from Shop Hypnos.

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A regular travel contributor to YLC, SJ’s travel low point was buying a Beijing guidebook for her visit to Thailand in 2007. Thankfully her geography has improved since then.


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    16th Jan 2016
    Next marketing campaign.............
    Polly Esther
    16th Jan 2016
    Imagine you're at an airport or on a plane even, someone - "what are you doing"?
    "Oh I am just blowing something up".
    16th Jan 2016
    Bwahahahaaaaa !! Good one Poll :)
    16th Jan 2016
    This is not new. I recall bidding on (and missing out on) a very similiar product. Inflatable collar on a jacket, some years ago. I think it was an Orvis product and with the quality brand and the concept it appealed to me. Might have a look around again as I really have a 'problem' with the look of hoodies but that is just me :)
    16th Jan 2016
    I think I will just stick with my foam neck pillow - it doesn't deflate and it doesn't make me look like I'm up to no good while in the waiting room or on board my flight. Plus it has the benefit of my being able to move it to wherever I want to get the most comfort.
    16th Jan 2016
    Hoodies, the favoured garb of thieves.
    16th Jan 2016
    Yes and those with large sunglasses (shades) day or night and large billed 'baseball' caps pulled down low so they are not forced to have direct eye contact with other human beings :( If that fails keep their eyes firmly on their 'phones when walking, sitting etc again to avoid eye contact. Sad :(
    16th Jan 2016
    Very expensive, compared to a soft foam/beanie filled cushion. And who wants to carry a hoodie around in a tropical country/airport?
    16th Jan 2016
    I would love to get my hands on the insert only. Love not having to stuff my neck up with the current inflatables.

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