Travel Armrest

Simple Support

Rest comfortably on a plane, train, or bus with NAPWRAP, a cushy sling that’s like a personal armrest.

If NAPWRAP looks confusing at first, you’re not alone. It takes a few seconds to figure out. But once you experience its snug, oddly comfortable support, you’ll feel the brilliance behind this simple solution.

Founders Bruce
Backer and Mona Dehshid are designers and frequent fliers. After suffering a lack of shut eye in transit, they figured out why sleeping while sitting up is so tough—arms need a place to rest. After testing 100+ designs, they came up with NAPWRAP. Slip it around an arm to create a cradle that holds your arms in place.

Turns out this little wonder has multiple travel functions, so use it as an eye mask, an ear warmer, or as an armband that holds your smartphone. Super soft, lightweight, and portable, NAPWRAP is made to take anywhere. Curl it around your suitcase or duffel bag handle and be prepared for some supportive rest.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mona

    I’m Mona the creator of NAPWRAP, your Multi purpose travel arm wrap that supports your arms comfortably and also works as an Eye-mask, ear-muff and a phone holder when not used as an armrest. We’re excited to partner with Grommet and put an end to more armrest fights! We look forward to any questions.

  • Janet
    12/11/2014 12:38 PM

    I'm ordering one right now, but not for flight. Because of back issues I sleep on a zero-gravity recliner, and I have the same issues about where to comfortably place my arms. I'll let you know if you have another demographic!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/11/2014 12:54 PM

    Hi Janet, thanks for the comment! We, as well as Mona and Bruce, will be glad to hear of more and more uses for the NAPWRAP.

    12/11/2014 12:57 PM

    @Janet Hi Janet, this looks like something that I could use as I run into this issue frequently. One thing though, you mention a "zero gravity" recliner, I would be interested in knowing where you found one of these. I suffer from a terrible back also and sleep on a pillow wedge system.

    Thanks, Carmen

  • Janet
    12/11/2014 1:18 PM

    @CARMEN I got mine from "Relax the Back" store. They are pricey but I can work the next day. Mine is a minimalistic design so the arm rests don't support enough to make it through the night.

  • terrence
    12/11/2014 1:28 PM

    @Janet my concern for this item is the primary use of Velcro. I have many items that rely on the Velcro, which fails before the usefulness of the item has been reached. would have liked a more stable fastening system with more durability. when Velcro wears , the item becomes useless!

  • Mona
    Mona – Special Guest
    12/11/2014 2:30 PM

    @terrence Dear Terrence, Thank you for the feedback. We also agree that Velcro can fail very quickly and to avoid having to rely on velcro for the main function of napwrap. there is a double metal loop designed to cinch the strap in place which carries all the pressure from the pulling. The only two two situation that you would rely on the velcro are when you are carrying it on your arm or around the carry-on handle.

  • Mona
    Mona – Special Guest
    12/11/2014 2:32 PM

    @JANET Thank you for the comment! that would be a great use of napwrap! We hope you enjoy using it!

  • Barbara
    12/11/2014 12:56 PM

    I will be on a very long flight this spring and have neck issues. Would the Napwrap help stabilize the neck in a vertical position so your neck doesn't flop to one side?

    I was a flight attendant and years ago and saw once that Singapore Airlines had a great neck supporter that was given to all the passengers. It held youd head straight

    up so you could relax and sleep while being supported and it was very comfy as well.

    Long and short of it, will the napwrap help my neck if I'm stuck in the middle seat?

  • Nancy
    12/11/2014 1:29 PM

    @Barbara On many planes now, the headrest "sides" fold forward to keep your head in place. I'm a former flight attendant too and didn't know this until recently.

  • Mona
    Mona – Special Guest
    12/11/2014 2:36 PM

    @BARBARA Dear Barbara, unfortunatly we can't claim that with napwrap! While it give you comfort by supporting your arms, it wouldn't support your neck at the same time. Nancy has a great point. I believe combination of both can bring a complete comfort for your flight.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/11/2014 2:37 PM

    @Barbara. Jules, from the video here. I did not test the NapWrap for that purpose. At first blush I would not think of it as dimensionally stable to handle the weight of your head. Let's see what Mona says in case I am missing something. In the meantime I can recommend this Grommet that I did test: I fly to Japan a lot so I know what it is like to get through a 13 hour flight...any help is welcome.

  • nancy
    12/11/2014 3:17 PM

    need more info please. what is it made of? what is its length (for big arms?) Is the closure velcro or what? thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/11/2014 4:00 PM

    Hi Nancy, thanks for the questions. The NAPWRAP is made of 75% Cotton, 25% Polyester on the inside and 86% Polyester, 14% Elastane on the outside.

    The NAPWRAP is approximately 19" in length, 4" wide. But since the NAPWRAP comes folded, the diameter is probably the most important measurement and it is about 7". All of these measurements are approximate because there is some elasticity so the measurements can increase for larger arms.

    The closure is velcro, but as Mona mentioned above, it would not need to be relied upon for its primary use as an arm rest. For that, you are using the pressure of your arms folding to secure it. When you need the velcro is when you are wrapping it around your arm as a band or as a carry-on handle.

    Hope this helps and let us know if you have any further questions!

  • nancy
    12/11/2014 8:51 PM

    @Mike thank you oh inventive one :)

  • Kay
    12/11/2014 5:26 PM

    I am quite simply, intrigued! At first, I thought, really? The more I read and watched the video, I'm convinced this can actually work! Great idea! I understand the long flights and have encountered this problem, I also sleep a lot in a recliner and end up with tingly arms/hands. I think you just killed 2 birds with one stone for me. Thank you.

  • Mona
    Mona – Special Guest
    12/11/2014 5:35 PM

    @Kay Dear Key, Thank you for the comment! We had to deal with this issue for so many years before we decided to design our way out of it. We hope you enjoy using it. Cheers

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/11/2014 5:53 PM

    @Mona As a fellow designer I am loving this phrase you used "we decided to design our way out of it."

  • Mona
    Mona – Special Guest
    12/11/2014 6:33 PM

    @Jules Thank you Jules. It is literally the truth :)

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