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Exhale Neck Pillow Review: Easy-Inflation and Soft Feece Cover

This ultra-light pillow inflates with just a few breaths.

Exhale Neck Pillow Review

Price and Where to Buy the Exhale Neck Pillow: $27.95 on Amazon and Eagle Creek’s website.

Pros:

  • Easy-inflation valve lets you blow up the pillow with just a few breaths
  • Soft fleece cover is removable and washable
  • Front clip lets you secure the pillow and keeps your head from falling forward
  • Packs down into included small stuff sack
  • Weighs just 2.6 ounces

Cons:

  • More expensive than some other neck pillows on the market.

How the Exhale Neck Pillow Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. We like inflatable neck pillows, but the gap in the front means our head is always falling down and waking us up. The Exhale pillow solves this problem with the front clip.
  • Value: 8/10. More expensive than a cheap neck pillow, but has much better features built-in.
  • Portability: 10/10. It’s small and lightweight, and folds away neatly into its own carrying bag.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Neck pillows aren’t cool, but at least this one collapse so you don’t have to carry it hooked around your suitcase. Plus, the washable fabric is pretty neat.

Final Verdict: If standard neck pillows don’t give you enough support in the front, give the Eagle Creek Exhale a try.

Caroline is always on the lookout for cool new travel gear. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram .

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com (Photo: Eagle Creek)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.