Goose Down Pillow
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The Pillow Guy Goose Down Pillow is yet another item part of an incredible line of products from the clever brand Pillow Guy. I received and reviewed free one of their items in the past and was pretty impressed with their Down Alternative Pillow so naturally, I had very high expectations of their Down Pillow. This is a company that targets their items towards men who consider themselves gentleman and who pride themselves on their good taste.

pillow guy down pillow unboxing

Overview of the Pillow Guy Goose Down Pillow

While the Pillow Guy only has two pillow types in their inventory, the choice to keep it simple is wise in their case. Their Goose Down pillow comes in two densities, soft and overstuffed. Their pillows are crafted with 100% Certified RDS (Responsible Down Standard) 650 fill power White Goose Down. They’re encased in a down-proof cotton shell and then wrapped in their gorgeous white sateen cover that comes with stunning blue satin piping. The cover has a hidden zipper and truly feels like something a 5-star hotel would supply their guests (and should).

pillow guy down pillow review

Construction of the Pillow Guy Down Pillow

Pillow Guy wants to separate themselves from the crowd as a company suited more for the elite. That being the case, their terminology can vary a little so keep in mind that a Jumbo pillow is more simply a Queen size pillow.

SizeLengthWidthFill Power
Jumbo Soft202822oz
King Soft203626oz
Jumbo Medium/Firm202828oz
King Medium Firm203636oz

My Pillow Guy Goose Down Pillow Findings

Unlike the Down Alternative pillow, Pillow Guy’s Goose Down Pillow is not made from a synthetic material so there’s quite a process involved in trying to ensure that they’re providing the most desirable product on the market. Their Goose Down Pillows are 100% Certified RDS (Responsible Down Standard) but for those that want further clarification on what that means, the information below is quoted directly from the official RDS website, which can be found at http://responsibledown.org.

Any removal of down and feathers from live birds (live-plucking or molt-harvesting) is prohibited

Force-feeding is prohibited

Holistic respect for animal welfare of the birds from hatching to slaughter

RDS down and feathers is properly identified; to ensures that non-RDS down and feathers are not mistakenly identified as RDS

Each stage in supply chain is audited by a professional, third party certification body

Only products with 100% certified down and feathers carry the RDS logo

If you want to read more about how RDS works, there is more information towards the bottom of the home page on their official site. That’s where they discuss the certification process in further detail.

responsible down standard

 

Another aspect that I really like about these pillows is that they’re priced accordingly. Because Goose Down is a limited resource, it can be costly, which is why I appreciate the fact that their soft pillow, the one with less filling, actually costs less. Not every company is so honest but I believe that the Pillow Guy is and this is just one indication.

One thing I found interesting about this pillow is how different it was in terms of density between the soft and overstuffed pillow. With the Down Alternative pillows this was quite evident but I think that with the Goose Down pillows they’ve drawn the gap a little bit closer. I think this is a positive aspect actually, considering it’s Goose Down which can lose it’s loft over time. This however can be remedied. Down pillows just require their own maintenance in order for them to last long.

pillow guy down pillow unboxed

My Pillow Guy Down Pillow Recommendation

The Pillow Guy has created another top notch item that they can be proud to have in their inventory. While there is no doubt that I’m a fanatic of their advertising and would love to meet their marketing person, their products make it clear that their money is invested in far more than just their advertising. I rate this pillow an A+.

pillow guy goose down pillow package

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Best Goose Down Pillow? Try the Cassiopeia!

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If you’re looking for the best down pillow, check out the Cassiopeia pillow from Slumbr.com. This is a goose down pillow which is superior to duck down. Goose down generally produces larger clusters of down as compared to duck down which makes for a higher fill power. That means you get lots of loft and support without all the weight. For instance, Brooklinen down pillows are duck down, they don’t list the fill power on their website. The Slumbr down pillow has a fill power of  700.

Overview of the Cassiopeia Pillow

You can purchase this pillow direct from Slumbr.com. It should arrive in about a week or sooner. It comes full size in a box like the one below.

slumbr box

When you take it out of the box the pillow is housed in a nice cloth sack.

slumbr packaging

To protect your pillow, it is also wrapped in plastic.

pillow in plastic

Construction of the Cassiopeia Pillow

Below are the construction details of the Casseopeia pillow as listed on the Slumbr website.

– Filled with 20 oz of 700 fill power European goose down
– This down preserves its loft longer for the most resilient and consistent feel
– Our down is responsibly-sourced and rigorously/sustainably cleaned
– Its soft cover is 100% down-proof, 400-thread count smooth sateen cotton

Standard size (20″ x 26″), fits standard pillowcases
Sewn and filled in the USA

My Cassiopeia Pillow Findings

goose down pillow

All down from Slumbr is bluesign® approved. The bluesign system ensures that textiles are sourced and produced in a sustainable manner.

What I really appreciate about this pillow is that there is no odor with it. Cheap down pillows have lots of feathers and can have a smell to them. Memory foam pillows will have an off gassing period where you will need to air them out for a while before sleeping on them.

goose down pillow

Another reason why the Cassiopeia is fresh right out of the bag is that these pillows are actually rated to be hypoallergenic. In a turbidity test, which as I understand it is measures the cloudiness of the water a material is soaked in, this pillow measured 1,000 mm+ while the threshold to be considered hypoallergenic is only 400 mm+.

Aside from the the construction and quality, the pillow just feels great. Although I am a stomach sleeper, the pillow will conform enough for most sleep types. This down pillow is superior to just about every luxury hotel pillow out there. It’s lighter, cradles better and cleaner!

Considering the material in this pillow, it is a good deal. A 650 fill power goose down from Scandia Home retails for $265 for a standard size:scandia down pillow

 

My Cassiopeia Recommendation

If you want to give your bedroom the luxury treatment, this is the pillow to get. You can really wow your guests by giving them these pillows to sleep on. It pairs perfectly with my top rated mattress, the Brentwood Home Oceano which also has a classic luxurious feel and quality construction.

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Slumbr Virgo Pillow Review : A Stomach Sleeper's Dream Come True! 2

Slumbr Virgo Pillow Review : A Stomach Sleeper’s Dream Come True!

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Slumbr is a new pillow startup that has a great offering of pillows that help you maximize your comfort depending on your sleeping style. I was recently given a couple pillows from Slumbr to review.  I think we may start seeing more online pillow startups in the wave of all the mattress startups. This is generally a good thing since it gives you more choice and quality typically goes up while pricing goes down. Slumbr currently has 6 different models of pillows in their lineup and for this review, I tried out the Virgo pillow.

Overview of the Virgo Pillow

You can order Slumbr pillows direct from their website. They will arrive in about a week and come in fun packaging that you can reuse.

slumbr packaging

The Virgo pillow was designed for stomach sleepers or even back sleepers who prefer a thinner profile pillow. If you’re unsure about which pillow would be best for you, they have a pillow quiz to help you make the best choice. What I like about this company is that they don’t subscribe to the one pillow fits all philosophy. There is no one best pillow or the perfect pillow. That’s why it’s great to have choices and a trial period. Slumbr offers a 30 night trial period. If you want to return the pillow within that time period you will be refunded the full price of the pillow minus a $15 return fee.

Specifications

– Filled with 12 oz of 550 fill power duck down
– This type of down is cuddly-soft and of superior quality, yet economical
– Our down is responsibly-sourced and rigorously/sustainably cleaned
– The pillow’s soft cover is 100% down-proof, 400-thread count sateen cotton
Standard size (20″ x 26″), fits standard pillowcases
Sewn and filled in the USA

Findings

This pillow is perfect for stomach sleepers like myself. I have been using this pillow for over a month now consistently and I would highly recommend any stomach sleeper try it. It will be terrible for side sleepers but Slumbr has a pillow for that sleep type too. The pillow is made from high quality down so it is easy to shape and it won’t lose its hold quickly. You can feel the quality of the down as I didn’t feel any feathers while squishing it.

There is no smell with this pillow so anyone sensitive to chemicals will appreciate that. I also think that a thin down pillow is superior to any foam pillow for stomach sleeping because you can scrunch up the pillow to get the exact level of support. The only exception would be an adjustable fill shredded foam or latex pillow but I find that you have to take out a lot of the filling to make it comfortable so you aren’t using most of what you pay for.

My Virgo Pillow Recommendation.

The Virgo is a bit on the pricier side at $125 but I haven’t come across a better stomach sleeping pillow yet. Because it is made with quality materials, it should last many years. Quality down will keep its shape over time much better than what you would typically find in a big box store. If you are a stomach sleeper that wakes up with neck pain, instead of changing your mattress, I would urge you to give the Virgo pillow a try. Chances are you may end up saving yourself some money and a lot of restless nights!

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Parachute Pillow Review 3

Parachute Pillow Review

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Parachute is expanding their product line and now offers pillows. I received their medium down pillow which retails for $89. Parachute really wowed me with their duvet and it was nice to know that the same down that goes into their high-quality duvet also goes into their pillows.

Overview of the Parachute Pillow

My Parachute Pillow Findings

Outside of their showroom in LA, Parachute is sold exclusively online. They are a relatively new company and are expanding their offerings beyond sheets to an entire bedding collection. As I mention in the video above, my wife was surprised by the feel of this pillow. That’s because with cheaper down, you will feel the feathers inside. Often times these feathers will leak out of the pillow, especially after a pillow fight. Cheaper down pillows are also clumpy and inconsistent in their feel.

With Parachute you get good, clean down that just feels amazing. Best of all, with a 750 fill power you get an extra fluffy pillow that’s also light. If you have never purchased a high end down pillow this will come as a surprise.

parachute pillow

I have been sleeping on my Parachute down pillow for a week now and it pairs wonderfully with my Parachute duvet. Since we are near Christmas, it’s only getting colder in Minnesota and it’s time to get cozy! Fellow Minnesotans with old, poorly insulated houses like mine understand the need to keep your head warm at night as well as your body and this pillow does the trick.

At $89, it is a bit of an investment for a pillow but also remember that just like a mattress you will spend about a third of your life with it so might as well be comfortable.

My Parachute Down Pillow Recommendation

Parachute has brought quality down pillows to market at a much more accessible price than the competition.  Here’s a down pillow for from The Company Store. Notice that this is only 50% down with a 50% feather blend at a price of $79-$99.

down pillow

Best of all, with Parachute they have a 30-day guarantee. If you just don’t like their product, you can get it returned for free, they will send you a pre paid shipping return label. Just make sure to keep the original packaging.

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Brooklinen Pillows Bring Affordability to Down Comfort 2

Brooklinen Pillows Bring Affordability to Down Comfort

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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 that picture of Brome Lake in your head, here’s a picture of the lake:

brooklinen pillows

 

When you stay at a 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 finally getting the credit they deserve However it’s wrong to think of a pillow as just a mini mattress for your head.  Although most online beds will appeal to most sleepers, 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 are very few foam pillows on the market that do this. Down is just flat out softer and easier to adjust than foam so it often makes for a better pillow. Finally, these pillows from Brooklinen are much lighter than any 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 I 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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