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Who is using this for travel??
on January 5, 2011
it weighs about two pounds and is about the size of a football and does not compress at all. I can't imagine who would take this on a plane or lug it around in a suitcase--especially with the more recent airline fees and limitations on luggage.
I'm 6 ft tall and this isn't quite puffy enough to hold up my head and though the stuffing doesn't compress, it does move around a bit--so after a little while of use the marginal support squishes around into inadequate support. I'm sure though that for a smaller person for whom this fits, it would be very comfortable.
An inflatable pillow, while probably never up to the comfort potential of the buckwheat shells, can be inflated to accommodate your size and liking and is so light and small as to be trivial to tote around with you on travel. I keep mine folded away in my carry-on bag, ready whenever I go.
I could imagine using it in a car or for watching TV, if someone was so inclined to keep a football sized sack available at the ready.
Final Note: this has a warning to "not to heat in the microwave" because it has metal zippers (2 of them). So this can't be used as a neck and shoulder warmer--which is one of the reasons many people like buckwheat shells in the first place