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Shhh Silk Travel Size Silk Pillow Review: Your New Go-To Travel Essential

I’ll admit this travel item seemed a little unnecessary at first, but once I tried a silk pillowcase at home, I knew I had to have a travel-sized version. So I tried the Shhh Silk Travel Size Silk Pillow. Here’s how it went.

Shhh Silk Travel Size Silk Pillow Review:

Price and Where to Buy: $149 on Shhh Silk’s website.

Shhh Silk Travel Size Silk Pillow Rates:

  • Usefulness: 9/10. Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, so it’s a great travel pillow for anyone with sensitive skin. There are also other benefits to sleeping on silk: The fabric keeps your skin cooler and it leaves your hair nice and smooth (goodbye, frizz) in the morning. I sometimes even take the full-size pillowcase and use it on hotel pillows during a trip.
  • Value: 7/10. While silk travel pillows are on the more expensive side, this one is comparable to other silk pillowcases on the market.
  • Portability: 10/10. The travel pillow comes with a handy drawstring carry case that has its own zippered compartment. If you’re traveling with just the pillowcase, it packs completely flat.
  • Durability: 9/10. You can machine wash the pillowcase on a gentle, warm cycle. The fabric is high-quality, 100 percent silk.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Now that I’ve tried it, I prefer sleeping on silk over cotton. Plus, Shhh Silk has two chic marble patterns that are pretty stylish.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking to travel with a little luxury and you like your beauty rest, then consider treating yourself to a silk travel pillow or silk pillowcase. It makes a huge difference.

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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.

By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

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