mittaGonG Shredded Foam Backrest Reading Pillow Review

Eileen Martin
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In this article we’ll put the spotlight on the mittaGonG Shredded Foam Backrest Reading Pillow.

Does the good reputation hold up or not? Let’s find out!

Our rating: 7 / 10

Cost: $$

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  • Adjustable insert allows you to position the pillow simply
  • The antimicrobial microsuede cover is machine washable and is quite hardy; can resist tears, dog claws, and spills
  • The comfortable ergonomic design provides adequate support for reading
  • Compresses the spine to alleviate back pain
  • You can choose to remove the insert completely or use it inside the cover if you want
  • Can be used on the back, side, and even the front
  • Even if you read a lot and suffer from back pain, there’s no need to stop reading. With the mittaGonG you can lie back and enjoy extended reading sessions and more enjoyable time on the couch
  • Great for travel as well as a guest bed
  • The zippers are very high-quality
  • Back height is adjustable so you can tinker with it until you find the optimum position for reading

The best thing about this reading pillow is that there is a removable cover. I've had many pillows with removable covers (I'm looking at you, Snuggleworthy pillow).

That's the main reason why I don't give this one a perfect rating. Removable covers should be mandatory for all pillows because they make taking off and keeping clean much easier, so it's not just a nice feature; it's a necessity.

The cover of this pillow made from a cotton/polyester blend and is removable for washing. The premise of a pillow is to relax, so it needs to be removable, because eventually it will come to the point where the pillow will get dirty.

Apart from that, I like the dimensions of this pillow, as it is 20-inches high by 12-inches wide at its widest point (with arms), which makes it comfortable to lean against while reading, watching TV, playing games, or just to relax. It's also extremely light, which allows you to toss it wherever you want.

You won't get much better than this for reading or reading-related issues, and it is compatible with any head and neck size. Rest assured, the company will give you a refund or replacement if it doesn't work for you.

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