The results are in: two 7s out of 10, two 8s out of 10, and a whopping 10 out of 10! Caroline Morse of Smarter Travel loves our Memory Foam Evolution Pillow, proclaiming in a recent post, “Other flyers will be jealous of your memory foam comfort.” Declaring it “much more comfortable than the standard inflatable travel pillow,” Morse describes our pillow as “well-designed, with raised side supports to keep your head from falling to the side.” Awarding the Evolution Pillow high marks for Usefulness, Portability, Durability, and Cool Factor, she then gave it a perfect 10 for Value, calling it “a great deal.” We are thrilled at the terrific review! Morse’s article is reproduced below, or you can read it on the Smarter Travel site by clicking here.
Product Review: Cabeau Memory Foam Evolution Neck and Travel Pillow
August 27, 2013 by Caroline Morse
What Is it: The Cabeau Memory Foam Evolution Neck and Travel Pillow.
Pros: The Evolution pillow is made out of memory foam,/products which is much more comfortable than the standard inflatable travel pillow. The cover (80 percent cotton, 20 percent Polyurethane), is pretty plush too, and easily unzips for machine washing. The pillow does roll up pretty compactly into the included travel bag—the pillow itself is 9.5″ x 10″ x 5″, and squishes down to about 4.5″ x 5.5″. The pocket on the side is a nice addition, and provides easy storage for your phone or iPod. The bag features a Velcro strap which lets you easily attach the pillow and bag to your suitcase’s handle for easy carrying.
The Evolution is well-designed, with raised side supports to keep your head from falling to the side. For those who tend to nod off with their head falling forward, you can wear the pillow backwards for frontal chin support.
Cons: Although the Evolution can be compacted pretty well, it’s still heavier than a typical travel pillow (11.6 ozs.) It comes with sliding toggles to adjust the pillow, but the first time we tried it, one of the toggles completely snapped off.
How it Rates:
Usefulness: 8/10. Anything that lets us be slightly more comfortable on an airplane is pretty useful in our book.
Portability: 7/10. Way bulkier than an inflatable travel pillow, but more compact than other standard neck pillows.
Value: 10/10. A memory foam pillow for under $30 is a great deal.
Durability: 7/10. The toggle on our pillow broke off the first time we tried to adjust it, so that’s a minus in the durability column. The rest of the pillow seems well-made though, and memory foam usually lasts a long time.
Cool Factor: 8/10. Other flyers will be jealous of your memory foam comfort.
Final Verdict: If inflatable pillows just aren’t giving you the support you need, but you still want something that’s space-saving, the Cabeau Evolution is definitely recommended!