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Travel Pillow and Blanket Sets - An Essential Travel Accessory

Updated on September 15, 2014

Buying the Best Travel Pillow and Blanket Set

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, a travel pillow and blanket could be just the thing to take the edge off, of all the inevitable delays and just the plain tiredness that traveling can sometimes bring.

So rarely does a journey go totally smoothly, but when you have your own travel blanket with you, you know that whenever you a moment to rest you can whip it out and wrap yourself in it.

And when at last you on board, you do not have to wait to be given an airplane blanket, before you can settle down, put up your feet, snuggle into your own and sleep in comfort, if that is what you are inclined to do.

Here we have some of the most popular travel sets available online.

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DreamSacks® Silk Eye Mask, Blanket & Pillowcase

For the ultimate in traveling comfort set in silk

This luxury pure silk set comes with silk blanket, pillow and eye mask set.

Great for long air flights, perfect for the train, bus, and car too!

Silk blanket is 43" X 72" with a 10" pocket to keep your feet snug and warm. Silk pillowcase is 14 1/2" X 19 1/2" to cover an airline pillow. Soft silk eye-shades soothe your eyes and block out the light.

The entire set rolls into a 12" bag and the total weight is less than a pound! And, it's a cinch to get it all back in the bag!

Available Colors:

A Travel Blanket and Pillow is Practical and They Look Chic Too!

Great for a Gift

Do you have a person on your list that travels a lot? Then if they do not yet have a travel pillow and blanket set, this would be much appreciated gift.

There are so many beautiful sets to choose from, so there is much to choose from.

This a gift that shows you care, and can be enjoyed by the person that gets it for a long time!

Its hard enough falling asleep in a chilly cabin, but we can no longer rely on the airlines providing this essential service, but these days you cannot rely on the airlines giving you one. And when they do provide a blanket, you may have to pay for the dubious 'privilege' of a less then sanitary airplane blanket that leaves your feet exposed and keeps sliding off.

But now you do not have to settle anymore, because with the wide range of travel pillow and blanket sets available you can say 'no' to standard airline issue blankets and pillows. Just carry your own clean, cozy blanket and pillow for those long flights!

Created by a flight attendant with over 17 years experience, the PamBee Luxury Set was created to fill in the need for travelers for a perfect airplane blanket on long flights. The set consists of a blanket, eye mask and pillow, all fitting into a pillowcase.

The whole thing is thin enough to fit into any carry on bag, or large sized purse. Made of two fabrics, silky on the outside with a micro-suede lining, it is extremely soft to the touch, warm and comfortable. With its generous 50" x 60" size, it will cover most people with room to spare and is long enough to keep your toes cozy. The inflatable pillow is easy to blow up to your comfort level, it is the same size as an airline pillow, so you can exchange replace it easily if you need to. The large eye mask keeps out the light during the many times the lights are switched on and off during a flight.

This is a luxurious comfy airplane blanket, that is easy to carry with you wherever you go.

Available Colors:

Notting Hill design

Tanzania design

Antigua design

Shanghai design

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Pink Cashmere Travel Blanket and Pillow
Pink Cashmere Travel Blanket and Pillow

Finding the Best Travel Pillow and Blanket Set

With the wide range of sets available now, it can sometimes seem daunting to choose. Fortunately with a bit of help it is possible to find the best travel set for you, whatever your criteria, as there are sets in every texture, color, size and price range.

Some things to keep in mind when choosing a the right set are:

  • Size - This is a biggie for a lot of people. Many of us would like to be able to snuggle comfortably without compromising on bulk or weight, others may just want to cover their laps or shoulders.
  • Fabric/Texture - There are all kinds, from basic to luxury; eco-friendly, natural fibers or synthetic; fluffy/soft or silky/smooth you can pick your choice. Some of the more common materials used are:
    • Fleece
    • Silk
    • Cotton
    • Wool
    • Micro-fleece
    • bamboo
  • Carry options - Most come with a carrier bag or fold up into a carrier bag.
  • Care - Is the blanket machine washable and dryer friendly.

DreamSacks Luxury Airline Travel Kit

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Enjoy the feeling of luxury no matter where you sit. Set includes a silk/cashmere blanket, silk eye-shades, and an carrying bag that reverses into a pillowcase.

Great for long air flights, perfect for the train, bus, or long car rides too.

The silk blanket is 43" X 72" with a 10" pocket to keep your feet snug and warm. The silk pillowcase is 14 1/2" X 19 1/2" to cover an airline or travel pillow. Soft silk eye-shades soothe your eyes and block out the light.

The entire set rolls into a 12" bag and the total weight is less than a pound! . And, it's a cinch to get it all back in the bag!

Lug Life Nap Sac Blanket & Pillow

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Pack this amazing pillow and blanket set in your carry on and you will never travel without it again.

This is a smaller than blanket then I would normally advise, but if you do need a blanket that has a smaller footprint this is an ideal choice. This will also work well if you are petite, or if you need to get one for a child.

Features

  • The Lug Life Nap Sac Blanket & Pillow is a cozy carol fleece blanket with a matching zip pouch.

  • To make the pillow simply remove the blanket from the pouch,blow up the inflatable pillow provided and slip it in the pouch.

  • Also includes a convenient blanket pocket perfect for storing your glasses or mp3 player.

Description

  • The blanket is made from good quality coral fleece

  • Blanket and cover are machine washable and dryer friendly.

  • Blanket Dimensions: 35" x 46"

Cabin Cuddler Travel Blanket & Pillow Combo

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Made by an airline pilot, the Cabin Cuddler has a unique patented design that can wrap most people from your shoulders and including your feet all warm and snug. Created by Jim Levings, after noticing how hard it was for passengers to stay wrapped and warm with skimpy airline blankets, with the blankets slipping of shoulders and almost always exposing ones feet.


He came up with a design where the top of the blanket is shaped as a torso wrap, while the bottom is contoured to cradle your feet and legs in warmth, and is both large enough to wrap round most people. The Cabin Cuddler travel blanket does not slip whether you are sleeping, reading a book or typing away at your laptop. It comes with a tote-bag that transforms into a pillow when you using the blanket, just inflate to the desired firmness and you have a hygienic airplane pillow.

Features

  • Contour-cut covers every inch of your body.

  • Carry-on "stuff-bag" fits over luggage handle.

  • Patented foot pocket keeps feet warm

  • Comfortably fits someone who is 6 ft tall

  • Cozy shoulder and arm wrap wings

Cabin Cuddler Travel Blanket & Pillow 6 in 1 Features

Description

  • Brushed soft micro-fleece travel blanket.
  • Blanket and cover are machine washable and dryer friendly.
  • Blanket Dimensions: 67" x 80"

More then just an ordinary airplane blanket

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is a Great Idea and Wonderful for those that Travel!! ;D

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      I can't travel without my pillow and blanket :)

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      banapple 5 years ago

      A travel pillow and blanket are essential. I had a long trip without them and let's just say it was an awful trip. I need to get these :)

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      HerrySmith1 5 years ago

      The Travel Pillow and Blanket Set is a Worthy Addition to Your Basic Travel Accessories

      travel neck pillows

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      These are really nice! Must get one for my next trip. Blessed.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I've always believed the blankets and pillows on planes are germ magnets -- if you can get them at all. I certainly wouldn't pay money to rent them. A travel blanket set makes a nice gift. The cabin cuddler would put me right to sleep.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Great choices here. I really like the PamBee ones. Thanks for the info!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      I could have used a travel blanket last week, for sure! It was SO cold on the plane that I shivvered for the whole flight, even though I had on long sleeves!

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      @AnimalHouse: can't agree more

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Travelling with your own blanket and pillow is a must.

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      agent009 6 years ago

      There's nothing like a good neck pillow on flights. Sitting for hours on end can get so uncomfortable.

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      GypsyPirate LM 6 years ago

      Having a blanket and a pillow on a flight is a must in my opinion!

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      whoisbid lm 6 years ago

      I have used these when I have suffered on long journeys. I must say they offer some relief in terrible places

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      One of the best investments we ever made was a travel pillow for our daughter when she was still very young. Keeping that little head supported properly kept her in a much better mood on long car trips. I don't fly often, but when I do I use a travel pillow.

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      The special pillow is almost a must. My greatest problem is to sit so straight up though. I used to travel a lot but lately I have not.

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      i have never flown before in an airplane, but if i ever am going on a journey, i'll make sure i get myself one of these! good lens!

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      BeyondRoses 6 years ago

      I don't fly but if traveling in the car, would take a cozy travel blanket and if staying away overnight, I would take my own pillow ...

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      None really. I depend on the ones given by airlines. I hardly sleep in the plane anyway.