Even for seasoned travelers it’s no small feat to get decent sleep while on the go. Whether you’re on a plane, train, or another type of vehicle, there are always things hindering the possibility of a good, comfortable rest. At least in cars you can recline the seat, but even so, it’s not the ideal way to catch some winks.
Queue the Travel Kozy, an aptly named travel pillow designed to be comfortable, yet lightweight.
What Is the Travel Kozy Pillow?
The Travel Kozy works with any seat, instantly making them more comfortable.
Simply put, Travel Kozy is an inflatable travel pillow. It’s manufactured in a lightweight form factor that makes it easy to stow. Once inflated, it offers a head and neck cradle that supports your head while you sleep. This prevents head rollover and keeps you firmly in place, even when the transport is bouncing around haphazardly.
At first glance, it resembles a sleeping mat more than it does a conventional pillow. It folds up into a convenient carrying pouch, which makes it super easy to lug around and pack away when you need to move out. While you’re sitting, Kozy provides head, neck and upper body support. It’s also designed to be compatible with a variety of seating arrangements. You can use it outside of travel scenarios too, just in case you want to make a less comfortable chair more accommodating.
It’s available in two versions. The first is a single piece setup, while the second is a three-piece setup, which is a little more expensive at $75. The larger of the two models is for anyone 6′ tall or above, it’s meant to surround their larger body frames.
Travel Kozy is the brainchild of a renowned architect and project manager, Glenn McCain. He’s put together a working prototype which serves as the foundation for the mass produced product.
How Do I Get One?
It can help you endure long car rides too. Road trip, anyone?
To help fund the project, McCain has turned to IndieGoGo, aiming to raise at least $40,000. While the campaign is just starting, estimated shipping times for the first Travel Kozy pillows were set for April 2019. If you do decide to back the project and it’s successfully funded, you won’t have to wait long to receive your pillow. In fact, they’ll ship as soon as you place your order!
The team is also offering several additional items with the pre-order of a Travel Kozy. Depending on which support tier you choose you may also receive a beverage koozie, baseball cap, polo shirt, or canvas bag. All of the items are adorned with the Travel Kozy company logo and sweeten the deal. The smaller items were set to ship in June as opposed to April, which means they’re also available for shipping immediately.