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Product Review: Magniflex Sushi Travel Pillow

What Is it: The Magniflex Sushi Compact Travel Pillow Kit, a travel-sized memory foam pillow and unique portable pillowcase.

Price and Where to Buy: $119 on Amazon.

Pros:

  • Made by Magniflex, a luxury Italian mattress producer
  • Pillow is made out of the same material as memory foam mattresses
  • Pillowcase can be used on any pillow
  • Sushi pillowcase keeps the pillow covered and in a sanitary environment during traveling
  • Comes with a carrying case
  • Extremely comfortable

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Bulky and heavy compared to most other travel pillows

How it Rates:

  • Usefulness: 7/10. If you are picky about your pillow and prefer a memory foam one while traveling, the Sushi Pillow is great for you.
  • Portability: 5/10. The pillow is about 4.5 inches thick, 26.7 inches wide, and 16 inches long, but can be rolled up.
  • Value: 7/10. $119 is very expensive for a travel pillow, but a decent price for a good memory foam pillow and travel case.
  • Cool Factor: 8/10. It’s cool to be comfortable and well-rested, plus unfolding the Sushi Pillow is less embarrassing than inflating a blow-up travel pillow on a plane.

Final Verdict: The Sushi Pillow is probably one of the most comfortable pillows I’ve ever laid my head on—the memory foam is amazing. On the other hand, it does take up a fair amount of space in your carry-on. If you have space and like to BYOP (bring your own pillow), the Sushi Pillow is a worthy splurge.

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: Magniflex)

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