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Welcome to IndependentTraveler.com’s 12 Days of Travel Giveaways! Every day between December 2 and December 13, we’ll feature a different travel product for our readers to win. You may enter to win as many items as you wish (but only once per item).

j-pillowToday’s giveaway is a J-Pillow, which was designed to reduce neck strain and provide head support for travelers or others who are forced to sleep sitting up. The pillow is unique in that it has a pillow for the side of the head as well as a “trunk” that slips under the chin to prevent the head from falling forward.

While the concept is solid, the execution is a bit shaky. The covering fabric, which feels like a combination of fleece and velvet, was a bit too slick, which means it’s difficult to keep the pillow in place. If you’ve got a window seat or an understanding travel buddy, prop the pillow against a window or shoulder, and it will stay put. We did like the nifty clip, which can be used to hook the pillow onto carry-on items.

It’s a nice idea, and while it didn’t work exactly as expected for us, it might work perfectly for you. The J-Pillow can be purchased for $34.95 at JPillow.com.

Want to win this prize? Leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 15, 2013. We’ll pick one person at random to win the pillow. This giveaway is open only to residents of the Lower 48 United States and the District of Columbia. To read the full contest rules, click here.

Editor’s Note: This contest has ended. The winner is Michele Loper. Congratulations!

Stay tuned tomorrow for our final giveaway!

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— written by Colleen McDaniel

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77 Responses to “12 Days of Travel Giveaways, Day 11: J-Pillow”

  1. Tina says:

    perfect for my husband as he always falls asleep (or tries to sleep) when we’re flying or I’m driving

  2. Arthur Foster says:

    Love this travel website!

  3. Larry says:

    Keep that neck and head supported with you nap on your very next trip with the J-Pillow.

  4. Renate Wilson says:

    I’ve heard good things about this pillow, would really like to try it out. Good luck everyone !

  5. Jeannie Brust says:

    Love the joy!

  6. Jeannie Brust says:

    bringing joy!

  7. Jeannie Brust says:

    More joy!

  8. Kim W says:

    Love this pillow!

  9. Jill Rivera says:

    I dont have a pillow for travel. I seen people with them. It is on the list to buy.

  10. Franny says:

    The clip sounds like a great idea, never have enough hands @ the airport!

  11. James says:

    Thanks for the blog and thanks for the chance!

  12. Pat W says:

    Have been looking for a good travel pillow. Sounds like this one might be it.

  13. Patricia Walden says:

    Would love to have this pillow.

  14. Susanne says:

    Sounds like a great pillow.

  15. Kenneth Goodhart says:

    I read your site every day.

  16. Susan Oberholtzer says:

    this looks like the perfect pillow for neck support, especially for we shorter ladies who get a sore back in an airline seat for a tall person. Love your site! Would love to win this pillow!

  17. Vida Iee Todd says:

    I love to see the comments and the input , good ideas and good for us dreamers, it is too cold here in saskatchewan

  18. Vida Iee Todd says:

    Great looking pillow where do i find one

  19. Michele Hayes says:

    I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  20. Leslie Walden says:

    I think this design looks like it may be the perfect one for me.

  21. bren melstein says:

    sounds like just what I need

  22. cindy says:

    Sounds like a good item to try on my next trip. It would even be nicer to win something here.

  23. cindy says:

    Looks like it’s worth a try on my next trip.

  24. Linda says:

    My neck would love this pillow. I can’t sleep on long flights because my neck flops all over.

  25. Jennifer ST Pierre says:

    Great idea, those u shaped ones don’t work for me.

  26. Pamela Boyd says:

    My world traveling husband could use this, a lot!

  27. Maureen says:

    I could use this!

  28. Eric Bloch says:

    Just the thing for me to try!

  29. Bubby says:

    Looks better than a common neck pillow.

  30. Ravi says:

    Would love to have one.

  31. carol miller says:

    Website confusing…am commenting only because your offered…winning would be great, but so would a website Clearly stated.

    • Hi Carol,

      Thanks for commenting. I’m sorry you find our site confusing. Can you tell us more specifically what you don’t understand? Feel free to email us directly (feedback@independenttraveler.com) if you like.

      Happy travels,

      Sarah Schlichter
      Senior Editor

  32. Su Barrett says:

    I not only use this as a neck support, but also as an elevated “arm rest” which helps to support my back when nestled between the airplane arm rest and my body. I also use it as a lumbar support(it’s blown up very little when used in this way.)

  33. Wendi Maroon says:

    You mean I’ll actually be able to fall asleep while flying…that would be a totally novel experience for me!

  34. Pauline Quinton says:

    Not Joy to the World—–for me it would be “Joy to My Neck”

  35. Gary says:

    of course I could use the pillow – no better way to pass travel time

  36. James says:

    J for James — I want one!

  37. Cindy says:

    It sounds like finally a good pillow you can really sleep on!

  38. Nancy Hart-Esposito says:

    nice looking pillow that I would like to win

  39. Kelly Malleck says:

    love travel pillows!

  40. Terry Kong says:

    This would work great for road trips!!
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  41. Suki says:

    Oh YES! I often travel between South America and the U.S. and could SURELY use this! Sleeping on planes, for me, is frequently a disaster and this would absolutely help buckets!

  42. Thomas Johnson says:

    I will try it!

  43. Gill says:

    This travel pillow looks great and I would like to win it.

    Thank you.

  44. A happy moment in flying, the J-pillow tucks under the chin with a soft head
    pillow. this should help the neck muscles and support the spinal columna cleaver designed pillow someone created out of the box to improve flight sleep… love the design, and the smaller size, this should fit in my travel carry on.

  45. Molly Baker says:

    This sounds pretty cool!

  46. Carol Mateen says:

    I’am taking my 11 yr old granddaughter to Italy for the first time. This pillow will help her sleep during the long flight. Thanks

  47. Joan B. says:

    Looks comfortable

  48. Patricia Smith says:

    this would be great, i sleep start to finish

  49. Joy Whitney says:

    Just what I need!

  50. Phyllis says:

    Would love to try this, but not sure about $35.

  51. Carol B says:

    A cleverly made pillow and would be perfect as I always choose a window seat and can rest the pillow on the window.

  52. Colleen says:

    Looks great, might work well on train trips, bus rides, road trips! All sorts of travel!

  53. fran says:

    Love to have for train rides

  54. Adrian Bagayas says:

    Neat concept. Looks compact and easy to store

  55. Patchycat says:

    This would be great for car trips too!

  56. E Barsh says:

    Great idea and looks like a great pillow.

  57. Gloria Galletta says:

    I hope Santa is good to me and brings me this wonderful pillow!

  58. Roberta Adams says:

    Would like to try it. I rarely am able to sleep on planes but maybe I could relax better.

  59. Kira Peterson says:

    This looks really excellent. Would love to win.

  60. Sue says:

    Great pillow!! I have a bad neck and would like to give it a try! Thanks for featuring such good products.

  61. Lesly C says:

    Id love to snooze on this little number!

  62. Mya Campbell says:

    Since I will be traveling “last class”, this pillow would be very helpful, as I do have a window seat. Way better than my folded-up jacket!

  63. kathy decicco says:

    Will make that airplane window much more comfy! No more wadded up jackets!

  64. Can put it in a pillow case if it is too sticky, but looks wonderful!

  65. sunchicka says:

    I know someone who would love this!

  66. Amy Z says:

    I am going to be on a 16 hour flight to China on Christmas Day, this pillow will be getting a lot of mileage!!

  67. Nikki says:

    Would love to win this! Thanks!

  68. Michele Loper says:

    I can never sleep on a plane but it would be nice to be comfortable

  69. Justine says:

    I’d like to try it for preventing neck strain!

  70. Micheline says:

    Very smart design. So much better than my current pillow.

  71. nadia says:

    This will help me get some rest on my flights. Thanks!

  72. Nadia says:

    Nice pillow!

  73. Mila Sayles says:

    I would love to win!

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