Produced by Crafty World, the Comfort Master Travel Neck Pillow is a straightforward, no-frills kind of pillow – sometimes simple works best.
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What’s it made out of?
The Comfort Master is just about as standard as you can get with travel pillows.
On the outside, we have a removable microfiber cover. They do call it “velvet” in the item title, but then refer to it as “microfiber” later on in the description.
I’d definitely consider it more of a microfiber cover. It’s more than soft enough, and doesn’t cause any irritation against your skin. But, it’s not quite as soft as some of the more plush velour covers I’ve seen on other similar travel pillows.
No matter the material, you won’t experience any discomfort even during extended use.
As for the insides, the Comfort Master makes use of a standard memory foam insert for the bulk of the pillow.
They do make a point of calling the memory foam “thermo sensitive” as well. This just means it’s a higher density memory foam, which softens in reaction to body heat.
It’s a good quality for travel pillows to have, because the pillow molds to your body faster than it would otherwise. Nearly all premium pillows are made of the same stuff.
How’s it constructed?
I’m very satisfied with the construction of the Comfort Master. It’s well-stitched, and has the perfect amount of memory foam in it.
The pillow itself is 12 x 11.5 inches, and 3.5 inches thick. These are pretty standard dimensions for neck pillows, and I don’t have any complaints in this department.
The outer case is removable as well, and opens or shuts via a zipper on the back of the pillow. Some of these pillows use crappy zippers that break quickly or get snagged on the pillow cover. I’m happy to report that the pillow has neither of these problems!
The case also has an elastic strap sewn into it so you can easily attach the pillow to your luggage. I haven’t had any issues so far, but I’d definitely keep an eye on the strap.
A lot of these elastic bits are notorious for breaking rather easily, and if you’re not careful you can end up painfully snapping yourself with it.
This travel pillow is lacking any sort of clasp on the front side. Those clasps aren’t necessary, but often do result in a better travel pillow experience.
Be careful with this one if you have a thin neck, or know that travel pillows tend to be loose around the neck for you.
Check out Crafty World’s video on the Comfort Master below:
As for color, you can get the pillow in a dark gray, dark blue, or light purple. I went with the blue, but all three colors look pretty good as far as I can tell.
The Comfort Master folks do make a few claims that you don’t usually see with many travel pillows.
They call it “scientifically tested,” with a “therapeutic design” that’s “ideal for chronic pain sufferers.”
I’m never quite sure how to take these claims when it comes to travel pillows. How was it scientifically tested, and who declared it ideal for chronic pain sufferers?
These are usually backed up by some sort of chiropractic seal of approval, but I don’t see anything like that supporting these claims.
As a bonus, the company does include a 5 year 100% money back guarantee. It’s always good to see a company stand behind their product, and it’s nice to know that you’ll come out on top even if something goes wrong with the pillow.
You can check pricing for the Comfort Master here on Amazon. It’s definitely a middle-of-the-road travel pillow as far as features go, and I do think the pricing range accurately reflects that.
I have to say I’ve been enjoying this plain little pillow since I’ve gotten it.
I’ve had it with me on two long (5+ hour) car rides, and it’s done exactly what you’d want a travel pillow to do both times.
One thing to note is that the memory foam does not compress quite all the way when pinched between your neck and the back of your seat.
If you’re easily bothered by something like that, it’s worth keeping in mind. All rounded neck pillows do suffer from the same issue, however.
Other than the car rides, I’ve greatly enjoyed wearing this little guy around the house.
I like watching TV but often fall asleep when I do, and end up in some weird, awkward position on the couch – you know how it goes.
The Comfort Master has actually prevented this from happening more than once, and I say that sincerely: I actually woke up from my impromptu naps refreshed and happy, instead of achy and grouchy.
The bottom line: While it is a plain, functional pillow, sometimes that’s all you need. If you’re looking for a pillow that will save your neck and back while traveling or watching TV, look no further.