by Victoria Hunter Closson, Bone™ and Body Prop™ inventor
Originally posted on November 24, 2014
The new Body Prop pillows should be available during the first week of December 2014.
We still have a few Backbone pillows in stock, so this will help you decide which version will work for you. [Bone pillows are discontinued and sold out.] This page should also help current Bone pillow owners understand what changes were made and why.
See the new Body Prop on this page, shown in the Long style. Body Props come in two lengths:
– LONG (~38″)
– CLASSIC (~26″)
They are identical except for length. The photo nearby identifies the parts.
Note that many of the photos throughout the site may still depict the Bone pillows unless otherwise noted. This is because, until we get the new product and have time to photograph them, we only have prototypes to photograph, and they are not sufficient. We’ll update the website photos with time, but the Bone photos depict the same usage. (Customer photos are always welcome!)
The original Bone pillows have two bulbous ends. That’s because I originally invented the product for head and neck support: specifically, it needed to fill the void of space in the nape of the neck, so that’s why it was bulbous. When people started using the original Headbone pillow for back support, I added Backbone — the longer version of Headbone — to the line. I personally hated the feel of the bulb protruding into my back but thought, hey, to each his own — some people obviously like it. I always wanted to make a non-back-stabbing version of my pillow for lumbar support and fiddled and tested many varieties before arriving at what you see here: The Body Prop, best of both worlds, with EACH support option — concave and convex — both in the same device.
Not only does the new concave pillow-end feel good on your back for a more traditional-type lumbar support, but it also serves as a face-catcher when you use it as neck support because the flared edges support your face if you roll your head to the side. That’s a bonus for all you upright nappers out there.
I am very happy with the result and hope you will be too. Please share your thoughts or questions in the comments below or via Facebook, Twitter, or through our contact page here.