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Because better rest means you arrive at your destination ready to explore, pick up the Backbuddy Lumbar Pillow. Use the Easy Adjust™ valve to customize this travel pillow to your ideal softness and support. Effortless inflation. Easy deflation. At Eagle Creek, we make travel pillows and blankets because you deserve to relax whether on your daily commute or any long day spent sitting.

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Details & Features

  • Easy Adjust™ valve for custom support
  • Requires only two breaths to inflate
  • Release valve to instantly deflate
  • Folds into itself for easy storage
  • Removable ultra-soft and washable fleece cover
  • Lifetime Warranty

Product Specification

Capacity: Expanded Capacity: Modular Capacity: Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 1 in / 22 x 11 x 2 cm (folded) Expanded Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 5.5 in / 43 x 23 x 14 cm (inflated) Modular Dimensions: Weight: 8 oz / 227 g Material: 300D Poly Micro-Weave AirMesh Proportion Diagram Image:

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Eagle Creek Back Buddy
 
3.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Improves experience (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Airline travel (10)
  • Office (5)
  • Computer (3)
  • Weekend trips (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (11), Practical (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Mack Buddy is also my neck buddy

I have had my back buddy for at least 5 years, can't remember when I really bought it. Took it along as a pillow on several bike tours and kayak weekends. But loved...Read complete review

I have had my back buddy for at least 5 years, can't remember when I really bought it. Took it along as a pillow on several bike tours and kayak weekends. But loved it best during my year and a half of chemo infusion sessions. Cancer is completely gone and this pillow helped make my experience more comfortable. Will take it along camping for several more years I am sure. I like the shape better then typical pillow, works at my back but supports my neck and head properly. I carry a small air line style pillowcase in the pocket in the back of the pillow.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great backrest with terrible valve syste

Used to be a great product with an attached valve cover. Now the valve cover comes off easily and gets lost. Terrible engineering. Usually retains inflation anyway but not always.

Used to be a great product with an attached valve cover. Now the valve cover comes off easily and gets lost. Terrible engineering. Usually retains inflation anyway but not always.

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5.0

I am ordering two more. Use on every tr;ip!

By Katsue the traveler

from Lexington, KY

About Me Can't Travel Without It, Frequent Traveler, Practical, Stylish, The Strap Is Perfect

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • I Could Not Fly Without I
  • Improves Experience

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airline Travel
    • Day Trips
    • Saves Your Back
    • Weekend Trips

    Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

    We are retired. Use it monthly, car, plane,train.
    the strap is essential, lost two pillows prior to this. Getting new inner inflatable because last trip had to inflate twice. Will contact company and replace it, so no problem. very pleased with product!! Thanks, Eaagle Creek

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Leaks air, you need to pump it up constantly

    By Annie

    from Ontario, Canaa

    About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

        Used it on a long flight one year. Next time I used it, the pillow deflated in about 1/2 hr. Would not recommend as it is an expensive item for a one time usage.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great support

        By Pat

        from Crawfordsville, IN

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Experience

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cycling

          Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

          I use this pillow to support my lower back when we are riding our motorcycle. I have a wrap around back rest and this pillow fits right in the spot where I need support for my lower back. I think it works perfectly!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Disappointing Product!!!!

          By Frequent traveler

          from Palo Alto, Ca.

          About Me Frequent Traveler, High-end Shopper, Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Leaks Air
          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Airline Travel
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

          I loved this product until I used it! After using it on one long airline trip and at my office, the air leaked and I can no longer use it. This is VERY disappointing because I have a bad back and this would be a perfect product for sitting..if it only worked for more than a few times.. It needs a better construction, I am petite, so my weight was not the issue.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great Lumbar Pillow

          By Pat

          from Crawfordsville, IN

          About Me Mototcycle

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Experience
          • Psrfect For Motorcycle

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

              Works perfectly when I ride our motorcycle with my husband. Makes a big difference in my comfort level.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great on the plane, in resturants, in church when the pews a

              By ???what is this

              from Samford, CT

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Need A Better Holder It

                Best Uses

                • Airline Travel
                • Computer
                • Office

                Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

                on my computer chair; on planes in church

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Wonderful support

                By ???what is this

                from Samford, CT

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Frequent Traveler, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Experience
                • Wonderful When Sitting On

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Airline Travel
                  • Computer
                  • Office

                  Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

                  Take it with me in my purse so it is ready to use.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  The best!

                  By Broken Back

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Experience

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Airline Travel

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

                    Life saver. Use this on flights, with rental cars and with lounge furniture while on vacation. Never, ever have had a problem. Used the same one since 2006!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Great backrest with terrible valve syste

                    By Bad back Alan

                    from Harrisburg, Pa

                    About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Inflatable

                    Cons

                    • Valve Cover Can Be Lost
                    • Valve Cover Not Attached

                    Best Uses

                    • Airline Travel
                    • Renting A Car

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

                    Used to be a great product with an attached valve cover. Now the valve cover comes off easily and gets lost. Terrible engineering. Usually retains inflation anyway but not always.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Won't stay inflated

                    By Experienced traveler

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Experienced Traveler

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Support If Inflated

                    Cons

                    • Air Leaks Out

                    Best Uses

                    • Airline Travel

                    Comments about Eagle Creek Back Buddy:

                    I have an earlier version of this back buddy thats works very well. This new version will not hold air and deflates within a few minutes. The valve that is used to inflate and deflate does not seal properly. The earlier valve still works well after years of use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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