This is a great investment for people who fly long distance. I was on a 14 hour flight and the best sleep I’ve had on a plane in a long long time. It was easy to blow up. The valve is a 1-way valve so when you blow air in, it stays in, then you press a little button on it and the air comes out. The bag is large enough to pack the pillow away in without too much struggle. The cloth material is soft, not hot, and feels gentle on the skin. The pillow can be held is several different positions. Use ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones for an even better experience.