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The Purple Harmony Pillow
Purple is known for its genius hyper-elastic polymer grid, with which they’ve made mattresses, pillows, pet beds and more. This time around they’ve introduced a new pillow to their line, the Purple Harmony Pillow. Since variety is the spice of life, their mastermind hyper-elastic polymer grid is not the only thing this Pillow has to offer. The somewhat new and foreign Talalay latex is also beginning to get some attention.
Overview of The Purple Harmony Pillow
With the Harmony Pillow, Purple offers a one-year limited warranty, a 100 Night Trial and it retails for $159. It’s popular among sleepers of all types but from my findings, neck sleepers might be the ones that’ll find themselves most pleased.
Construction of The Purple Harmony Pillow
The Harmony Pillow is available in two sizes: Standard and Tall. Tall is recommended for individuals with larger frames. Below are the measurements and weight of each:
Standard: 26″ x 17″ x 6.5″ and 4.5lbs
Tall: 28″ x 17″ x 7.5″ and 5.4lbs
The outer cover is made using polyester, nylon and spandex Mesh. The materials used for the actual pillow itself consist of only two: hyper-elastic polymer & Talalay latex.
What About Natural Latex Allergies?
As odd as it may sound, talalay latex isn’t likely to cause flare ups for someone with natural latex allergies because of the insane manufacturing process involved. Since natural rubber allergies are due to proteins, Talalay latex doesn’t apply considering that the washing process removes most of them. This material is also known to be inhospitable to things such as common allergens, dust mites, and bed bugs. Despite these findings, it’s still recommended to consult your doctor and do further research to see if talalay latex is an option for you.
My Purple Harmony Pillow Findings
In the past, I’ve reviewed the Purple Plush Pillow, which couldn’t be more foreign to the Purple brand. Being that they’re known for engineering a really specific item, this time around it makes sense that their new pillow acknowledges that to some degree. When it comes to this industry, that’s not entirely necessary but I think that because many people have a certain Association, that it makes them have more trust in Purple as an authority because they’re mindful enough to deliver the comfort of consistency. When it came to the predecessor of the Harmony Pillow (The Plush Pillow), while the item was interesting, it was also kind of odd. It was strangely out of place. “Okay, this pillow is unique but what the hell does it have to do with Purple?”, I thought. It just didn’t seem to be what Purple was all about. Perhaps my expectations were way too high but I suppose it’s not the worst thing in the world when a company’s biggest challenge is having to out-do themselves. It’s unbearable when one’s mind is fixated on beating the competition. Maybe there’s less pressure when it comes to beating your own milestones but then again, the exact opposite could be true. Regardless, IMHO the predecessor failed to deliver. Was its concept too bizarre? It was after all, seemingly the only pillow of its type but I wasn’t satisfied. Something was missing.
In comparison to their other pillows, the Harmony Pillow is a new dimension in the world of upgrades. It’s less complex but offers so much more. It’s not customized at all but thank God for that. Customizable pillows can be exhausting. Besides, that’s where the talent comes in. Being in a fixed, solid-state means having to get the formulation just right. They say perfect doesn’t exist but this pillow is proof to the contrary.
The talalay latex is a nice, new introduction to their line. Man, it’s soft. Man, it’s bouncy. It’s honestly JUST RIGHT. I thought there might be more to explore and more to expose so, I was getting my scissors ready, only to find the translucent encasing the pillow was in (once outside of the pillowcase). There you could see everything the Harmony Pillow was made of. The latex and all of the punctures that ensure it’s breathable and lively. Can you imagine that even getting the puncture size in a latex pillow matters? That’s how involved this is.
The pillowcase felt a bit deceptive. Initially, I wasn’t sure if it made me a fool or if it just meant they were clever but this pillow isn’t the Original Purple Pillow. It had to be different. In application (meaning when one is testing it), the pillowcase was a genius move. The calculated use of their purple grid provides an interesting texture this brand is known for. If you’ve laid your weary head on a solid foam or latex pillow before, then you know what it typically feels like. In texture, it’s flat, smooth, boring. Maybe it’s not a big deal but if it’s a yawn fest, what’s the likelihood you’ll want to try five different pillows that appear the same? You won’t. The Harmony Pillow takes you away from that predictability because you can’t possibly assume what it feels like until you try it. The subtly is what makes it different; it titilates your curiosity.
The latex on the inside and the grid pillowcase work well together. One reviewer on YouTube said that if you take the two apart, that you can take any pillow, put it into the pillowcase and essentially, end up with “the same thing.” While it may appear that way, what makes this pillow function so well, and the reason why I find it so impressive is because of how these two elements work in unison. If Purple intended for them to be used separately, they would have packaged, marketed and sold this differently. She missed the point. Maybe my expectations of this brand are on too high of a peak but who doesn’t like nice things? Purple makes really nice things.
My Purple Harmony Pillow Recommendation
To put it in perspective, I’ll leave you with this. All of the pillows I’m asked to review take up space which means I’m unable to keep all of them. Well, actually, most of them. I gifted this pillow and I regret it. It would be rude to ask for it back which leaves me thinking if it may actually be time to buy another.
After one night, I had no neck pain. I always have some neck pain but that might allude to the possibility that while the pillow I’ve been relying on might have prevented more neck pain than usual, it didn’t alleviate it enough either. Trying a new pillow and waking up with no pain is so alien to me that I didn’t know what to make of it. Puzzled thoughts circled my mind as I woke: “Did the Harmony Pillow help?” “Is that even possible?” Usually, the only thing that helps is my chiropractor, haha. “Maybe I finally slept some way that didn’t mess me up,” I thought but I remained perplexed by my own body, doubtful of the validity of own thoughts. “Or maybe the pillow is just awesome…,” I tried to reason with myself. Every man and lady will simply need to decide for themselves.
Is there something they could have done differently? No but I do expect a 2.0. Why? One person was able to put so eloquently what I was not, when I was saying that, “It wasn’t what I expected.” Two words: shoulder notch. Regardless if it’s 1.0 or a possible version 2.0, I believe many, especially side sleepers, will rejoice.