Pillow Reviews: Brentwood Home Helena vs. Casper

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Brentwood Home’s Helena pillow is an eco-friendly dream – an adjustable pillow filled with natural latex ribbons and Kapok fibers. Casper’s down alternative pillow features a unique pillow-in-a-pillow design that makes it suitable for all sleep positions. Which one is right for you? Read on for my full comparison.

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Key Similarities

  • Traditional-shaped
  • Removable and washable covers (only available in current Brentwood Home Helena pillows – not featured in my pillow review)
  • Both may work for stomach sleepers
  • 100% cotton covers
  • Warranties available

Pillow Reviews: Brentwood Home Helena vs. Casper

Key Differences

Brentwood Home Helena:

  • 100% organic cotton cover
  • 50/50 Kapok fiber (100% organic and pesticide-free) and natural latex fill
  • Eco-institute Certified free of synthetic materials
  • Removable cover is machine washable (only available in current Brentwood Home Helena pillows – not featured in my pillow review)
  • Standard, Queen and King size
  • 30-day return policy and 25-year limited warranty

Casper:

  • Pillow in a pillow design
  • Inner and Outer Cover Fabric: 100% Supima Cotton, Percale weave
  • Outer Filling: Polyester fibers
  • Inner Filling: Nearly one billion coated fibers
  • Fill is sourced in South Korea and assembled in the USA
  • Standard and King sizes available
  • 100- night trial and 10-year warranty

Pillow Reviews: Brentwood Home Helena vs. Casper

You Might Choose

Brentwood Home Helena If…

  • You prioritize eco-friendly products. The Helena pillow is filled with 100% natural latex ribbons and sustainable natural Kapok fibers. It also features a 100% organic cotton cover and is Eco-Institute certified free of synthetic materials.
  • You like adjustable pillows. The Helena pillow from Brentwood Home has a zipper on one side that gives you access to the Kapok fiber/Latex ribbon filling. Based on your sleep preferences you can add/remove filling to your desired loft and level of support.

Read the full Brentwood Home Helena pillow review, here.

Casper if…

  • You are looking for a down alternative option. The fibers in both the inner and outer pillow mimic the feeling of a down pillow. You will probably need to fluff it occasionally as well.
  • You want easy care. You can separate the inner and outer Casper pillow and throw both into the washing machine. They dry quickly on a low tumble dry as well.

Check out the complete Casper pillow review, here.

Either if…

  • You want a pillow for all sleep positions. Both of these pillows have adjustable features and designed with all types of sleepers in mind. Based on my experience, I think stomach sleepers could be happy with either pillow, while back and side sleepers may prefer the additional support from Casper.

Pillow Reviews: Brentwood Home Helena vs. CasperBrentwood Home Helena (left) vs. Casper (right)

Overall

Both pillows feature soft fillings that can be easily manipulated to meet your sleeping needs. Their crisp cotton covers are soft and your pillowcases will drape nicely over both.

Based on my experience, I think the combination of latex ribbons and kapok fibers gives the Helena pillow the right support for stomach sleepers – who can move the filling around or remove it to find the right angle.

Casper’s pillow-in-a-pillow design gives it more loft – and a little more support – than a lot of down alternative pillows so it falls flat less easily. This could make it a good match for back or side sleepers who want to sink into their pillow. Remove the outer pillow and stomach sleepers can enjoy this pillow as well.

Casper’s pillow comes with a 100- night trial and Brentwood Home has a 30-day return policy – both pillows have warranties.

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Katie Golde

Katie manages the day to day operations of the Mattress Clarity news site and reviews sleep products in addition to writing and editing sleep news.She hails from Austin, where she lives with her growing family. She is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has a background in health and science content. Her work can be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today and The Huffington Post.