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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!

12 Days of Travel Giveaways: Full List

– written by Colleen McDaniel

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

  1. Joy Whitney says:

    Just what I need!

  2. Phyllis says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Colleen says:

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

  5. fran says:

    Love to have for train rides

  6. Adrian Bagayas says:

    Neat concept. Looks compact and easy to store

  7. Patchycat says:

    This would be great for car trips too!

  8. E Barsh says:

    Great idea and looks like a great pillow.

  9. Gloria Galletta says:

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

  10. Roberta Adams says:

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

  11. Kira Peterson says:

    This looks really excellent. Would love to win.

  12. Sue says:

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

  13. Lesly C says:

    Id love to snooze on this little number!

  14. 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!

  15. kathy decicco says:

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

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

  17. sunchicka says:

    I know someone who would love this!

  18. 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!!

  19. Nikki says:

    Would love to win this! Thanks!

  20. Michele Loper says:

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

  21. Justine says:

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

  22. Micheline says:

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

  23. nadia says:

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

  24. Nadia says:

    Nice pillow!

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