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The Pancake Pillow is one thick pillow with six thin pillows inside. The idea behind the Pancake Pillow is that you can take out any of the six pillows to adjust the loft to your preference creating the ideal support. This is a very popular Amazon pillow right now with over 242 reviews, most of them being positive. It retails for $79 and is eligible for Amazon Prime 2 day shipping. The Pancake pillow is also an Amazon’s Choice product.
Overview of the Pancake Pillow
The Pancake pillow comes in a nice reusable carrying case. It makes for easy storage and keeps your pillow clean and dust free. If anything, I think this would make a great pillow for guests since they can customize it.
Here’s a video of how the Pancake Pillow works. You’ll notice that the pillows inside fluff up right away and rise like a pancake on the griddle.
Construction of the Pancake Pillow
Here are the construction details as listed on Amazon.
- Adjustable Layer Pillow That Perfectly Fits Everyone! Side Sleepers, Stomach Sleepers, Back Sleepers.
- 300 Thread Count 100% Cotton Outer Case
- Standard/Queen Size Pillow 18 x 26 inches
- Six Soft Stackable Inner Pillow Layers – Custom Fit Your Perfect Pillow Height
- Softest Down Alternative Microfiber Fill. Hypo Allergenic
My Pancake Pillow Findings
This is a very comfy pillow. There’s nothing special about the inside of this pillow though, it’s basically all polyester which is what you would find in your typical Target or Walmart pillow. However what makes it unique is the customization.
Here’s a photo of the 6 pillows outside of the casing. As you can see when not inside the case, the pillows really fluff up! Having all 6 inside the case makes for a firm pillow which you can then start removing the individual pillows to make it softer and ultimately thinner.
My Pancake Pillow Recommendation
At first glance, $79 is a lot for a polyester pillow. You can probably get 6 cheap pillows at Walmart for this price. However, what makes this unique is how it is all packaged together and that you can customize it. There are other customizable pillows on the market but what I have seen so far is that they are either shredded memory foam or shredded latex. These pillows offer a more finite level of customization but they can also get a little messy and aren’t as easy to customize as the Pancake Pillow. Again, I think this would make the ultimate guest pillow since it’s hard to anticipate what size or depth pillow your guests like.
I have found that people are very particular about their pillows, what some people love, others will hate and there’s not hard and fast rule about what is best. If anything, the Pancake Pillow is your opportunity to figure out what amount of loft is right for you. I find that many side sleepers are sleeping on pillows that are too thin and not supportive enough.
If you buy this pilllow from Amazon you get their 30-day return window. You would just pay return shipping.