Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10
Rated 2 out of 5 by godog777 Great Product, Badly Made
Like multiple other reviewers, with lower back pain, I purchased this as a travel-ready inflatable bolster to fit under my knees when sleeping. The product is absolutely exactly what I was looking for... the right size / shape, the cover is removable for washing, etc. Unfortunately, like others, the tab of the zipper broke off almost immediately. Also, the inflation tube is exactly like a cheap beach ball... takes a long time to inflate because of the tiny diameter.
November 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MadeleineEliza A great inflatable bolster
Not as supportive as the bolsters I normally use but a good alternative.
June 1, 2014
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