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Burton Sleeper travel hoodie is like wearable luggage

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May 15, 2012

The Burton Sleeper packs a variety of hidden functions

The Burton Sleeper packs a variety of hidden functions

It's hard to think of a better travel garment than a big, oversized hooded sweatshirt. It's super-comfortable, warm, and easy to take off when you're frying in the stale, recycled air of a plane. Burton takes the hooded sweatshirt to a new level of travel-friendliness, by adding some key elements that include an integrated pillow.

The airplane is one of the worst places to take a nap. It's cramped, stuffy and uncomfortable, and you have to worry about passing out onto the guy next to you and drooling all over his laptop. Yet, the airplane is one of the places that you want to sleep more than anything, whether you're battling off jet lag or just trying to make a long flight go by a little faster.

As its name implies, the Sleeper Hoodie arms you with a couple of advantages for slumber at altitude. It integrates an inflatable pillow into the hood area, so that you always have a little head/neck support. Simply turn your head, blow the pillow up, and enjoy a more comfortable snooze. It also has an integrated eye mask and ear plugs, so that you can turn the loud, bright cabin into a dark, quiet bedroom. The audio pocket with headphone port ensures you have your tunes are around to lull you to sleep.

The Sleeper also has more general travel accessories. A passport pocket prevents the frantic pocket/bag-rifling when you get to customs, and the integrated toothbrush makes certain that you stay your freshest no matter how quickly you're hopping through cities and countries.

Past all its smart features, the Sleeper Hoodie looks like a warm, comforting hug from a panda bear. It's spun from a mix of cotton, polyester and soft-hand fleece. It gives you a little ventilation where you need it most, with underarm vent holes, and keeps from riding up with integrated thumb holes. It also has mesh lining.

The Sleeper Hoodie has been around for a few years, and retails for US$99.00 – a little expensive for a hoodie, but you'll probably forget all about that when you're dreaming of prancing bikini models straight through earthquake-level turbulence.

Source: Burton via Gear Hungry

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I have a Burton hoodie from a few years ago that was their "airplane hoodie" at the time. It had the inflatable pillow, eye cover, ipod pocket, and earplugs. Honestly, all of the bells and whistles aren't worth the extra money. The inflatable pillow is super annoying when it is deflated in your hood and makes the hood feel bulky. The "eye mask" is basically just a second layer of fabric in the hood that you can pull up over the top of your head and pull down past your eyes. I'd feel pretty ridiculous actually using on a plane. Besides those things, I love the hoodie. It is comfortable and has pit zips for when you get overly stuffy traveling. I just don't think it is worth double the cost of a normal hoodie.

Razorpetti37
18th May, 2012 @ 01:48 pm PDT
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