With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m sure some people are looking for gifts for the avgeeks in their life. Well, there’s some good news — the United Shop is selling items you can find onboard flights with Polaris. The United Shop is the online store selling a lot of United memorabilia (I remember back in the day when they sold Ted gear), and they also sell Polaris stuff. I’m not sure if this is new or has been the case for a long time, but it seems appropriate to point it out this time of year.
Specifically, you can buy the United Polaris Saks Fifth Avenue duvet for $59.99.
You can also buy the United Polaris Saks Fifth Avenue day blanket for $39.99.
You can also buy the United Polaris Saks Fifth Avenue gel pillow for $27.99.
They’re even selling the United Polaris amenity kit for $14.99, which is pretty well stocked as far as business class amenity kits go.
It’s not often that you’d want something from a US airline in your home, but the truth is that United’s Polaris bedding is fantastic. I’d argue they have the best business class bedding of any airline in the world, which is just about the first time a US airline takes home the “best in the world” award in any category. That’s despite the fact that they’ve already done some cost cutting to the bedding.
Of the things for sale, the Polaris duvet is fantastic, so that would be my first choice if I were buying something from the selection. My second choice would be the cooling gel pillow. Personally I think the day blanket is just sort of “meh” and I’d rather use the duvet regardless of whether I’m sleeping or not, so it’s not something I’d buy unless I wanted the full set. 😉 As far as the amenity kit goes, it might be a cute stocking stuffer, as it’s not that expensive.
Happy shopping for all the avgeeks in your life!
(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)