Brooklyn Bedding is an increasingly popular manufacturer of mattresses, sheets, and pillows. They have a very simple, straightforward product line with just a few options. A few weeks ago, I started sleeping on their latex pillow, which comes in two sizes and two firmnesses.
Read on to see what I thought about Brooklyn Bedding’s #BestPillowEver (their hashtag, not mine)!
What Did I Get?
Brooklyn Bedding’s latex pillow has two options each for size and firmness: Queen & King, and Plush & Firm. I got the Queen pillow in Plush.
It comes compressed in a box along with a removable cover. I thought this was a nice touch, as it provides an extra layer of protection compared to a typical pillowcase that cannot be removed and may not be able to protect against stains, sweat, etc.
The pillow is made of Blended Talalay Latex from Latex International, a springy, responsive, and generally “cool-feeling” latex that bounces back once the pressure is removed — basically, it will pretty much always retain its original shape, even with a lot of use. The pillow seemed to be made out of a single, aerated (there are small holes at regular intervals throughout) piece of latex material.
The Queen pillow weighs 3.5 pounds and measures 16″×7″×29 — a pretty standard pillow size that fits well in a normal pillowcase.
The removable cover is made of a charcoal-colored bamboo blend and has a similarly colored zipper on one end and tag on the other (remember this detail — I’ll come back to it later).
Generally, the Queen was a very good size for me, and I enjoyed the weight of it; it’s definitely “heavier” and feels more solid than the standard down pillow I had growing up! It felt good to snuggle up to it or hug it at night while sleeping on my side. (I actually slept with two of these pillows for most of my trial, though they’re sold as single pillows through the Brooklyn Bedding website.)
However, I didn’t think the pillow did a great job of supporting my neck while sleeping, especially when sleeping on my side. It ultimately seemed too plush, and while I’m used to blended latex that pushes back on my body in a supportive way, this simply had a little too much give/response for my taste. But those who like a very soft, very plush pillow that contours to the head, this is an option worth looking at.
Oh, and before I forget: It sleeps incredibly cool, among the coolest I’ve tried.
- Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night trial and 3-year warranty
- Free shipping and returns through FedEx
- Extremely well priced for the quality
- Removable cover included (note that it isn’t a pillowcase and one will want a pillowcase in addition to this cover
- Sleeps incredibly cool — seriously
- Good weight and great for hugging/snuggling
- The Plush was very soft and I thought bordered on not supportive enough for side sleepers
- The tag and zipper on the cover are on opposite sides of the pillow. When I put the pillow (inside the cover) inside a standard pillowcase, this meant at least one of the two was always exposed, which could be a bit of a nuisance for those sleepers who moves around a lot and changes pillow position throughout the night
Final Word on Brooklyn Bedding’s Latex Pillow
Like their sheets, Brooklyn Bedding’s pillow is an incredible value starting at just $39.99 for a premium product. It sleeps very nicely and cool, and while the Plush model is very much so, it’s a high-quality latex that should last over time. I’d recommend side sleepers choose the Firm option, but overall the intersection of price and quality they offer is hard to beat.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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