Outdoor Retailer: 2-in-1 Travel Pillow

July 31, 2013    |    By +
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Each summer the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, becomes the world’s largest outdoor sports industry showcase and gathering. With over 25,000 exhibitors and attendees, OR (as it’s known in the industry) is THE place to find the hot products, browse latest industry trends and see great coming-soon gear from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle and recreational brands. The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able” products from the thousands on hand. With what seems like acres of cool outdoor products, it’s gotta be special to catch my eye. Here’s one that would make a great gift!


THE GIFT: The 2-in-1 Travel Pillow (available now $24)

THE SCOOP: Like most, I suppose, I don’t get it, until I “get it”. A prime example is travel pillows.

For years, I chuckled to myself when I saw travelers break out their U-shaped neck roll pillows, blow them up and get ready for a little snooze. Don’t they know they look ridiculous they look with those on? Meanwhile, I’m sleeping in two minute, fitful increments with my neck either leaning into my (no longer) friendly neighbor or having my head slowly drift down and snap back up in spasms of restlessness.

Enter the 2-in-1 Travel Pillow from Eagle Creek. It’s really one of those “why didn’t I think of that?!” products. The pillow can be used as a comfy U-shaped neck roll or in can be flipped inside out and configured into a rectangular pillow. The conversion is simple and takes less than a minute. See video below!

The blue or black pillow is made out of very soft fleece and is completely machine washable.

At $24 it’s a wonderful and thoughtful gift for the traveler. Because young or old, travel is a lot more fun and productive when you arrive well rested.

If you think travel pillows for “that guy” think again. This is a great gift!


Need some more gift ideas for the frequent traveler? Here are some more Gifts.com favorites for those how love to hit the road.

Don’t miss out on the posts about all of my giftable finds from Outdoor Retailer.

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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