Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jackie90 Light and easy to move
I ended up replacing my body pillow with the bolster as this is my second pregnancy and I realized that the body pillows aren't as supportive. I am able to move this bolster easily around when I switch sides and works wonderfully for sleeping on my side. I use it sometimes during yoga but cannot use it to recline propped on a block as it rolls. Just as other reviews suggest, the zipper broke fairly easily but I figured out that it was because I had over inflated the bolster and the zipper was unable to move. The zipper snapped in half so I still have a little bit of something to pull on but as long as I don't over inflate, I still have great support and can still take the cover off when needed.
May 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JSJS Quality in question
I was disappointed that the zipper broke within a few weeks of use.
June 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by sstone7 Fantastic Idea, Poor Product
Unfortunately, the idea to offer a blow up bolster is fantastic BUT the plastic they use must be too thin/or of poor quality, as the bolster deflates within 24hrs. I bought and returned 3/4 bolsters because of this problem, thinking perhaps the next would work but I was wrong.
I teach yoga multiple times a week - in group and private classes - and also work out on my own, and I was really excited to have these easily portable bolsters to use but I cannot rely on them being blown up...So, I won't use them in my classes/private lessons. I just kept one to use myself since I can blow it up each time I want to use it (seriously, these deflate FAST).
Gaiam, please, please improve upon this product as it is a fantastic idea and would be a really useful tool for us teachers!
June 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wendy617 Just OK - for some poses, not others
It's definitely not a replacement for a stuffed bolster - it works well for some poses but not others. I bought it to teach pre-natal classes but cannot use it for my students. What worked: downward dog w/ forehead on bolster, child's pose. What didn't: anything seated atop the bolster. The air shifts out from under your weight but doesn't leave you in a stable, steady, seated position. It's inexpensive, but seems well made, and I'll probably keep it for travel, but it's not a "real" bolster and certainly not going to work for my pre-natal classes.
June 5, 2012