The product I am reviewing is a Mainstays Memory Foam Travel Pillow. It is a U-shaped pillow that is perfect for when you are sitting for long periods of time in a chair. This type of pillow would probably work very well for airplane rides that might take any length of time. It is compact in size and should be very easy to pack in a suitcase to take on trips. My husband wanted this pillow for comfort, although he is not using it for traveling. He is often required to sit in a chair for long periods. As a result, he needs some type of support for his neck and head. His Mainstays pillow seems to be doing a good job of helping him. He has two of these pillows; one is a travel pillow and the other is a molded neck pillow. They both have proven to be very comfortable for him.
The pillow has a removable zippered cover that is machine washable. I haven't had to wash it yet. It is a light beige in color and very soft to the touch. The memory foam pillow inside the cover can be spot-cleaned if it gets stained for any reason, and the material does a good job of giving the neck support while sitting. It affords a certain amount of firmness without being hard. The memory foam is on the order of the material that Tempur-pedic mattresses are made of, with a bit of give when pressure is applied that will spring back to its original form when the pressure is released. I have purchased other Mainstays products from Walmart and have always found them to hold up well and to be of good value. I am hoping that this pillow turns out to be of the same good quality.
Up to the present time, my husband has been using this particular pillow on almost a daily basis and really likes it. He reports to me that he has found it to be comfortable and suitable for his purposes. One drawback with the light color is that it does easily show stains, but since the cover is machine washable, this should not be a problem. I'll update if there are any problems with the pillow down the road, but currently it seems to be holding its own and doing a good job of providing the neck support that my husband needs.
The label on my husband's Mainstays pillow states that the outer cover is made of 100% polyester, and the pillow itself is 100% viscoelastic polyurethane foam. The finished size is 11.5 inches x 11.3 inches x 3.2 inches. The net weight of the pillow is 0.4 lbs. and it is made in China and distributed by Walmart stores.