By Ken Hegan for MSN
I love this odd new travel headgear.
It’s called the Ostrich Pillow and it’s designed to give you a delicious nap at the drop of a hat.
Here’s how it works:
Pull the Ostrich Pillow onto your head and over your eyes. It’s like a glory hole for your face.
Ostrich Pillow is padded inside & out to help you sleep comfortably. So let your neck muscles go slack and allow your head to flop against your train window, the bus passenger sitting next to you, or the shaking window on your nose-diving plane.
Don’t worry, you breathe through a small round face hole. Yep, you’ll sleep like a baby ostrich while your padded headgear cushions your skull. It’s like the helmets worn by narcoleptics, deep sea divers, rugby players, and some people with mental and motor challenges.
Want a quick power nap at your office? No problem. Slip your hands through the sideholes and let your face fall onto your desk. You’ll be snoring in seconds…and according to the pillow’s designers, you’ll be over 30% more productive when your nap is done.
Check out the fun video on the pillow’s Kickstarter page. According to the writeup, Ostrich Pillow is “a revolutionary new product” with a “unique design” that offers a “micro environment in which to take a cosy and comfortable power nap at ease.” They also coo about how its “soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your desk, chair, bench or wherever you may be.”Designed by Kawamura-Ganjavian and crafted in Spain, the fabric’s washable, flexible, and filled with ‘micro balls’. You’re not supposed to wear it in the bath tub though, so don’t even try.
Warning: if you have a gigantic noggin like me, the circumference of the head opening is a mere 70 cm so measure your head first. Also: I hope you like grey because that’s the colour you get, although the inside is a soothing, sleepy blue.
I’ll tell you this: if I suffered from a concussion or hated my life, I would wear this pilllow 24/7 for weeks and weeks until my beard grew so long, I couldn’t even take it off.
So how much would you pay for the chance to shut out your family and ignore everything around you? $150? $250?
Try just $99 CAD which includes free delivery within two weeks. Order yours here.
What do you think…would you use a Ostrich Pillow to nap while travelling?
— Ken Hegan
Read more of Ken’s travel stories here
Photos courtesy Studio Banana Things