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Traveling is great, but it does come with its share of irritating inconveniences. When you’re flying, riding the bus, or sitting shotgun in a car, falling asleep invariably means a sore neck…or one of those weird-looking inflatable neck donuts. But we all need our power naps sometimes, no matter where we are.

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The Trtl NapScarf is a soft, lightweight alternative to bulky plus neck pillows or squeaky, uncomfortable inflatable neck supports. It’s made of a plush fabric with firm but flexible “ribs” inside to support your head and prevent a stiff neck.

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It looks deceptively simple, like a plain piece of fabric that you wrap around your neck and fasten in place. But thanks to the internal ribs, the NapScarf lets you nod off with your neck held mostly straight. You can adjust the support points to fit where they feel best and most supportive on your face and shoulder.

When you aren’t using the NapScarf, it folds up into a neat little package that you can attach to the handle of your luggage. It weighs practically nothing and takes up so little space that, if you decide to put it into a bag, you won’t have to make a special place for it. The NapScarf will run you £19.95 (around $30 US) on Trtl’s website, and they’ll ship anywhere in the world. And unlike that weird inflatable neck donut thing, the NapScarf is machine washable so that embarrassing drool will come right out in the laundry.

“The Trtl neck pillow combines super soft, hypoallergenic fleece with hidden internal neck support to hold your head and neck in the best position for sleeping. Our neck pillow has been scientifically proven to be better than a U-shaped neck pillow and has been strategically designed to prevent stiff necks and sore shoulders. This means that you will never need to struggle to find a comfortable sleeping position again.”

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“With tighter and tighter weight restrictions when you travel with a carry on bag, why waste your allowance on bulky, heavy u-shaped travel pillows that take up space. The Trtl Travel Pillow is half the weight of a traditional u-shaped pillow and is so compact to carry with you. The Trtl wraps around straps on bags and is small enough that even inside your hand luggage it takes up a fraction of the space. Great for traveling with family where 4+ travel pillows can quickly become cumbersome.”