Top critical review
Painful, overpriced, safety risk
28 November 2018
The trtl pillow is in theory an excellent product but in practice it doesn't live up to any of the claims.
I used this on 2 short haul and 2 long haul flights. First thing to know is that this isn't actually a pillow, it's a prop for your head, similar to resting your head on the side of the plane wall.
There is very poor padding on the support part of the 'pillow' and this makes it uncomfortable to lean your head on. It digs into the side of your head and certainly isn't comfortable while wearing headphones.
The other real downside is that you can only rest your head on one side which means you can't change sides and it really isn't good for people who move their head when sleeping in an upright position.
It also puts uncomfortable pressure on your shoulder and if not tight enough doesn't actually prop your head up. If tightened the non prop side gathers at your neck which basically chokes you, which seems like a massive safety oversight.
To sum up, not properly padded, major safety concerns, hurts your face, neck and shoulder to wear, can only prop your head on one side and also totally overpriced.
There is a reason standard neck pillows have been designed the same way forever, do yourself a favour and buy a much cheaper, much more effective, standard neck pillow amd don't waste money on this.