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By Jane Padden
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The flight privacy pillow is more than just an ordinary travel accessory. This is the only pillow which has a fully detachable hood that gives you a first class experience in economy class.

The pillow is made with memory foam covered in soft fleece and the hood is in a breathable soft mesh fabric that allows the user to see outwards while not allowing others to see in. This uniquely designed hood gives you complete privacy so you can sleep.  

Velcro attachments keep the pillow and hood together. The pillow folds in half and the hood has been designed to be curled up into a small ring, allowing both to be stored in one small travel bag.

Have you ever looked at the individual pods that the first class passengers get to fly in when going long haul? Probably!

One of the biggest things we envy is that they get to sleep in the privacy of virtually their own room. Obviously, this is not possible in economy class, until now!

It is fundamentally against our sleeping habits to be in a room full of strangers, so of cause we can’t fully relax and sleep. Deploying the hood on the pillow makes you feel like you have your own private space and instantly makes you feel far more chilled out and able to relax.

The hood is designed so it is light weight and made from a fabric using the same material baseball athlete’s use for their shirts. It is a fully breathable material, because it has unique small holes in it, so the wearer of the hood can see out, but it’s virtually impossible for people to see in. The hood also has a Velcro strip at the back of the hood which can attach to the top of the seat where the airlines attach the hygiene paper towel, it also has two elastic strips which can loop over the headrest. This is optional and is not necessary to make the hood work, it only keeps it in position if you need to get out of you seat. The hood is attached to the pillow by two large Velcro strips; these Velcro strips are large enough for adjustments in the wearers head height.

When collapsing the hood and pillow after your flight, simply detach the hood for the pillow and curl up the hood into a ring small enough to go into the bottom of the bag. Then take the pillow and fold in half so the two large Velcro strips attach and place the whole pillow in the folded position in the bag. The bag has a draw string to allow easy and quick access in opening and closing. Also the outside of the bag has a loop of elastic which allows you to slip this over the handle of most flight bag handle.

Advantages over the popular ‘U’ shaped pillow.

Although the 'U' shaped pillow is the most used design in travel pillows, this design does not stop your head tilting to one side which after a while gives you a very stiff neck. Our design cradles around your neck without pushing your neck forward. You can still turn your head left or right like you do in your bed, but your head will stay upright because of the shaping effect of the memory foam and the depth of the design.

Advantages over beaded or inflatable pillows.

The sculpting effect of memory foam is far superior to the beaded pillows which are constantly moving and very noisy which is extremely annoying being so close to your ear. Inflatable pillows are very solid once you put any pressure on them such as your head or neck whereas the effect of memory foam shaping around your neck is soft and comfortable.

For a good flights sleep!

After sourcing different fabrics at this stage only the black/chequered material is available.
 

Risks and challenges

I have checked and double checked this project but nothing is without its risks. However, my manufacturer is ready to go and I have approved productions samples and they are waiting for my production order. My main risk would be a delay on delivery, I have searched extensively on choosing the best and I believe I have found them. I will keep you fully up-to-date and will do everything in my power to meet or beat my target.

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