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Kuhi Comfort Travel Pillow Review 2016

Kuhi Comfort Travel Pillow Review 2016 – Summary

The Good

  • Head is not pushed forwards like doughnut pillows
  • Great neck support on both sides
  • Adjustable for individual preferences
  • Good material and construction
  • Washable pillows
  • Compact carry case

The Not So Good

  • No support if neck pitches forwards

The Verdict

  • Good all around buy for frequent travellers.

Kuhi Comfort Travel Pillow Review 2016 – Full Review


Getting rest while traveling is always a bit of a lottery. You could be hemmed in between really loud talkers or heaven forbid a cranky baby. It could be that your seat does not recline or maybe the ambient temperature does not agree with your usual sleep preferences. Given all of this, most travellers counts themselves lucky if they can squeeze in a small amount of sleep while they are traveling. However it does not have to be so. Using the right pillow suited for your sleep style along with taking care of other environment variables can lead to sound and refreshing sleep even in a travel setting. The Kuhi Comfort travel pillow is a favorite among many travellers and for some very good reasons too. There are some drawbacks however, which you might want to take into account before taking the plunge into purchasing this piece of equipment.

The Design

The Kuhi Comfort travel pillow looks like a squishy dumbbell. It has two large lobes which are joined together by a narrow piece of fabric. The pillow lobes are designed to support each side of your head as you sleep. This is a neat innovation as it eliminates the fat piece of cushion that would be behind your neck if you were using a doughnut shaped pillow. Now this sort of a design is great if you are the sort of traveller who inclines their head to the side while sleeping. On the other hand it is not at all great if your head tips forward while sleeping. The added “twist” quite literally in the product is that the two lobes can be twisted and repositioned as required for your unique sleeping comfort. This gives the product a good range of customisation that is lacking in other products.

The Construction

The two cushions of the Kuhi are soft and plush. They are filled with polyester fibre and they feel like they are the right balance between soft and firm. The cushions are covered with a polyester microfibre velvet that will ensure that you don’t have creases and weird markings on the side of your face once you wake up from a nap. Unlike most other travel pillows, the entire Kuhi pillow can be washed in the machine and tumble dried. This is very useful for frequent travelers. The Kuhi also comes with a travel case that wraps up the pillow in a space saving manner. This is easily attachable to your travel bag.

Who is it for?

The Kuhi as we have seen works great if you incline your head to the side when you are sleeping. If you typically pitch your head down to catch a few winks, then you may find the Kuhi uncomfortable. With a little practice however I believe anyone should be able to find a comfortable enough position with the Kuhi. It certainly has the potential for providing you with long hours of sleep once you get the hang out of it. For an average size person, it should work perfectly. Given that it is easy to carry and also is washable, it is a worthy buy for anyone who travels a fair amount of time.

Tips Or Identifiers To Verify About Professional Travel Businesses

A sobering article appeared this morning that should have never been printed. It is news of a N.C. travel agent arrested on fraud charges for accepting monies for deposits on Hawaiian vacations from consumers and then canceling the trips without refunding these dollars. (per the Baltimoresun.com 03/27/08)

Consumers have a way to prevent this by asking the correct questions and qualifying information about the companies they do business with. This does not always prevent mishandling of fees though. There are additional resources of further verifications in the travel industry like the seller of travel registration programs in such states of California and Florida.

In California and Florida, there is an additional protection known as the “seller of travel” registration laws which businesses need to participate in when they sell to residents of these states. Specifically, in California, as of 2007, all seller of travel businesses, including ground companies (examples: transportation over land – limousine, motor coach, charter tour), are required to register with the state of California.

Selling travel includes all types of travel – a fun trip with your group in a motor coach for the evening to your local downtown for entertainment AND week long vacations, cruises, and air – travel adventures you enjoy. Consumers may receive more information of the California seller of travel program at: http://ag.ca.gov/travel/ and the Florida seller of travel program at: http://www.800helpfla.com/sot.html.

Travel businesses in these states are required to renew their registrations annually and must follow certain highlighted procedures (and more):

1. Display this registration number on all advertisements, including business cards, flyers, and websites, “visible” to the consumer. You will recognize this as: CST (or FST) # XXXXXXX-XX.

2. Establish a bank account or trust fund to be used for consumer deposits only, until the trip or vacation has taken place. Businesses may not co-mingle funds received from consumers with regular business funds until after the completed travel.

3. Sellers of Travel businesses need to have the established liability insurance to be eligible for participation.

As a seller of travel business in the state of California, you are required to participate with the Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation along with the regular Seller of Travel program. This is an additional agency where consumers who are residents of California may apply for refunds of monies that were not returned to them or failed to comply with the conditions stated in cancellation agreements.

Any business selling travel to consumers in California and Florida should acquire this registration in these states whether or not they are located in the respective states. Yes, even larger, household named corporations and organizations, need this identifier and sometimes fail to show this on their advertising materials.

Remember, there is another registration, a TCP license, a ground transportation company must additionally maintain with vehicles in California. Other states have additional procedures to comply with which your Travel Consultant should be able to provide information free of charge to you.

Additional information may be found at the named websites mentioned in the beginning of this article and if you have additional questions please ask your Travel Consultant and/or call these agencies as this only skims the surface of this issue. These programs have been in existence for many years – to protect consumers.

As mentioned earlier in this article, any professional seller of travel business in California and Florida will be delighted to offer free information to you about this protection. These business owners follow these procedures for any consumers in any state. And, these business owners rest peacefully at night knowing funds are set aside for the consumer to enjoy.

This article is written to increase awareness of the additional identifiers for the consumer to ask questions and should not be used as a legal document. Additional questions should be directed to designated agencies as mentioned. Owners of Seller of Travel businesses should be able to provide information and direct you to these agencies when asked.