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I was recently given an Oreous pillow for review. The Oreous Pillow is one of the hottest pillows on kickstarter right now and so far has raised $329,059 as of June 3. If you pledge $79 or more you can get in on the early bird special and receive a standard size by September 2017.
What makes this pillow so special is the micro loop technology that they use. These look like noodles and when you squeeze them the recover faster than most memory foam but slower than latex. You end up with a pillow that is resilient and gives you good pressure relief.
Ordering and Unboxing the Oreous Pillow
The Oreous pillow can be pre ordered through Kickstarter but in the future they most likely will have their own website where you can order direct. The pillow comes in a can like the one seen below.
Once you pull the pillow out of the packaging it springs into shape quickly. I didn’t notice much of a smell either. That may be because the pillow isn’t completely memory foam.
According to their Kickstarter page, a standard size will retail for $129.
Here’s a video of me giving an overview of the Oreous pillow.
Construction and Specifications of the Oreous Pillow
Cover is made with 100% organic Lenpur. Lenpur is a cellulose fiber made from the branches of trees. It is a renewable resource and feels silky to the touch but soft like a cashmere.
The sides of the pillow are made with a 3D mesh band technology that gives is a nice look but also enhances breathability of the pillow.
There is an inside cover made of cotton. This holds all the fill material so that you can fully remove and wash the outer cover.
The inside of the pillow is where you will findn the micro loop technolgy. There are not exact specifications on the microloops. The company says this about them:
“Microloops are the Oreous™ patented internal technology that is made from proprietary materials and expand when compressed 10 times faster than normal memory foam and 1000 times faster than a typical feather down pillow. The technology also provides 360 degree support with the pillow ensuring ultimate comfort for the best sleep”
Oreous Pillow Findings
I found that the Oreous pillow matched my expectations given what I read on kickstarter. It is softer like a shredded memory foam pillow but recovers faster. I actually found it to be slightly more breathable and sleep cooler than most shredded memory foam pillows because the loops are big enough to create larger air pockets. The Oreous recovers faster than most shredded foam pillows as well except for the My Pillow which has a different kind of foam all together. The oreous contours as well but not as well as some of the higher end shredded foam pillows I have reviewed so that is a trade off.
Here’s a clip of how quickly the microloops expand.
Oreous Pillow Recommendations
The Oreous Pillow is more evolutionary than revolutionary. It is great for people that want quicker recovery than what a typical memory foam pillow can offer but still want some of the benefits that only memory foam can provide such as superior contouring and pressure relief. I have been sleeping on my Oreous for a weekd and find that it holds its shape well and sleeps cool.
Learn more about the Oreous pillow on their Indegogo Page