Brooklinen Pillows Bring Affordability to Down Comfort 2

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Brooklinen stays true to its mission by offering affordable, quality down pillows to the masses. I had the privilege of reviewing all three different down pillows, plush, mid-plus and firm.

These pillows are stuffed with down sourced from the world famous duck farms of Brome Lake Quebec, Canada and have a 500 thread count cotton shell. To get get that picture of Brome Lake in your head, here’s a picture of the lake:

brooklinen pillows

 

When you stay at high end hotel, chances are you will be sleeping on a down or down alternative pillow. They are very versatile and extremely comfortable. People often don’t invest in them because of the cost.

Pillows are starting to go the way of mattresses towards memory foam. However it’s wrong to think of a pillow as just a mini mattress for your head.  Memory foam mattresses will appeal to most sleepers but memory foam pillows will appeal to far less. That’s because with a pillow you really want to be able to sink in immediately and not have to wait for it to adjust. It also needs to breathe and sleep cool throughout the night. There’s very few memory foam pillows on the market that do this. Down is just flat out softer and easier to adjust than memory foam so it’s often makes for a better pillow. Finally, these pillows from Brooklinen are much lighter than any memory foam pillows I have reviewed so if you switch positions at night or just want to have a good pillow fight, these are the pillows for you.

Out of the three levels of firmness, I really liked the plush level of firmness. I sleep on my side and stomach so sometimes want it flatter than normal but also want to be able to scrunch it up when I switch to my side.

The other levels of firmness would probably best suited to back and side sleepers. The Brooklinen pillows are just as good a bargain as their sheets:

pillow prices

Compare these pillows to the Scandia Home down pillow prices below:

scandia pillows

It’s important to note that these pillows are made with duck down which at times be better than goose down. However if you want to level up, check out the Cassiopeia Pillow from Slumbr. It is a goose down pillow with a 700 fill power which makes it even lighter and cozier.

 

 

Most people will enjoy sleeping on down pillows so I always keep a set for guests that come to visit. I actually started my own pillow bar where they can choose their level of firmness. It’s a nice hospitality touch. And it’s to my advantage to have well rested guests since they will be less cranky in the mornings! The Brooklinen pillows come in their own zip cases as seen below:

brooklinen pillow

Once again, Brooklinen comes through on price and quality. It’s refreshing to see all these new bedding disruptors come online. Everyone should be able to afford quality sleep products.

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen
87.5

Price

10/10

    Down Quality

    8/10

      Weight

      9/10

        Feel

        9/10

          Pros

          • All natural material
          • Light
          • Affordable

          Cons

          9 thoughts on “Brooklinen Pillows Bring Affordability to Down Comfort”

          1. Price

            8.90

            Down Quality

            9.30

            Weight

            9.60

            Feel

            9.00

            Hey again,
            I got the parachute pillow (no pillow cover yet) and the pillow sleeps a little warm. How would you compare the Brooklinen pillow and the parachute pillow in terms of heat retention? Is it a large difference? (I purchased a standard soft down pillow from parachute. It feels great and is very comfortable for a stomach sleeper, but it’s a little warm).

            1. I mentioned not having the pillow case because I was thinking it might make the pillow feel cooler when I receive it. I wanted your thought on that as well. (Pillow case is from coming in from brooklinen. It is a classic percale 270 thread count, long staple cotton pillow case).

              1. A percale weave will generally sleep cooler than a sateen. I wouldn’t be as concerned about the pillow case as the pillow in terms of heat retention so you should be just fine with this sheet.

          2. I purchased a Brookline pillow, but it compressed way to much. Pretty much flat. I like a thick, supportive, down/ feather pillow. I’m a side sleeper. Do you have any recommendations? Would Parachute be any better? Thanks

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