Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Review

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Brooklyn Bedding’s Talalay Latex pillow is a solid piece of ventilated, blended latex that provides a great amount of support and pressure relief for all sleep positions. With two sizes and two loft options, there is a good fit for any latex foam-loving sleeper.

Is it right for you? Check out my video and full written review below, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want a personal recommendation!

Brooklyn Bedding Pillow Deals

Brooklyn Bedding's Talalay Latex Pillow is a supportive and pressure relieving blended latex foam pillow. It has a ventilated core and removable soft knit cover. It comes in two loft options, making it a good choice for any sleep position.

Key Features

  • Comes in King and Queen sizes
    • The low loft is 4” tall and the high loft is 5” tall
  • Solid piece of ventilated, hypoallergenic Talalay latex foam
  • Blended Talalay Latex layer that is 70% synthetic and 30% natural
  • Medium firmness level
  • Made in the USA
  • Hyper-responsive latex foam is bouncy but supportive
  • The cover is 50% cotton and 50% polyester
    • Moisture-wicking, antimicrobial cover
  • 30-day return policy/trial period
  • Care: wash on a gentle setting and lay flat to dry
  • Full Price: $89 for Queen and $99 for King

Who Makes It?

The Talalay Latex pillow is made by Brooklyn Bedding, a mattress and sleep accessories brand.

The company also makes three other pillows: a Luxury Cooling Pillow, a Ventilated Memory Foam Pillow, and a Premium Shredded Foam Pillow.

The Talalay Latex is the only latex pillow option the brand makes. The company’s Bloom Hybrid mattress has a 3″ top layer of Talalay Latex in its construction.

Pros

  • Can choose between two different lofts: High or Low
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Super responsive and pressure-relieving latex core
  • Comes in King and Queen sizes
  • Breathable thanks to ventilation in the core

Cons

  • The difference between the Low loft and the High loft options is only one inch; I wish there was more of a differentiation
  • The core is a blend of 70% synthetic and 30% natural latex and the cover is 50% polyester. It’s not the most natural latex pillow option
  • Not in everyone’s budget at full price

Sleeping Positions

  • High loft: Good for side sleepers and some larger back sleepers
  • Low loft: Good for some average or more petite back sleepers and stomach sleepers
High loft

My Experience

The Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex pillow is the company’s only latex-filled pillow. Its core is a solid piece of ventilated Talalay latex.

It features a cover that is a soft-textured knit made up of 50% organic cotton and 50% polyester. The cover has a zipper that lets you remove it and machine wash and dry. You cannot machine wash the latex core.

As I’ve mentioned, you can get the pillow in either a High Loft or a Low Loft option. I had the chance to review both options, and the pillows are exactly the same except for their heights. The High Loft is 5″ tall, while the Low Loft is 4″ tall. Otherwise, they have the same filling, firmness, covers, and care instructions.

For reference, I’m 5′ 7″ and average body weight.

While Brooklyn Bedding does suggest different sleeping positions will work best with specific lofts, I think the 1″ difference between the pillows is not very significant. I struggled to find a big difference in comfort between the pillows, regardless of position.

I’m a natural back and side sleeper and tried out the High Loft pillow first. I think the best characteristic of this pillow is the support and pressure relief the latex provides.

The pillow (either loft) is super responsive. The minute your head lifts off the pillow, the entire pillow regains its original shape. It definitely has a bouncy and lightweight feel overall.

High loft

The pillow is very breathable thanks to the ventilated core and the knit cover. I had no issues with sleeping hot during my review.

The cover is easy to take off and can be machine washed with other bedding (just read the care instructions first). Brooklyn Bedding says to lay the cover flat to dry, but I machine dried it because I wanted to see what would happen (if it pilled, shrunk, etc.) It seemed totally fine to me, but I’d suggest only doing that if you need it to be dried quickly.

My only hesitancy with not 100% loving the pillow is the fact that it’s labeled as very natural when the core is really a 70% synthetic/30% natural latex blend. The cover has “organic cotton” printed on it, but it’s only 50% organic cotton and the other 50% is polyester.

This pillow is still a nice quality and performs well, but I don’t believe it’s the most natural latex pillow option.

Brooklyn Bedding Pillow Deals

Brooklyn Bedding's Talalay Latex Pillow is a supportive and pressure relieving blended latex foam pillow. It has a ventilated core and removable soft knit cover. It comes in two loft options, making it a good choice for any sleep position.

Marten’s Take

I am a larger person than Katie, and I sleep mostly on my side. It is always important to consider your weight and preferred sleeping position when choosing a pillow.

Being that I am larger, Katie recommended I try out the High Loft version of this pillow.

When I lie on my back, the pillow is a nice match for me. My head sinks in the right amount, and the pillow keeps me from bottoming out. In addition, I feel like I am staying in proper, neutral alignment.

Moving to my side, the pillow is a decent fit. I feel well supported, and my head doesn’t drop through the pillow. That being said, I am feeling a bit smothered when I rest my head in the middle of the pillow.

While stomach sleeping, I feel even more of this smothering. The pillow is not the best match for me in this position.

The Brooklyn Bedding pillow has a very responsive feel. I prefer at least a bit of that slow-moving memory foam feel, so personally, the pillow is too bouncy for me. 

Overall

If you’re in the market for a Talalay latex pillow and want to take advantage of a risk-free trial period, I’d recommend checking out Brooklyn Bedding’s Talalay Latex pillow as a good option for nice support and pressure relief.

Because the height difference between the two lofts is so small, I don’t think you can go wrong with either. But if you’re primarily a side sleeper, I’d go with the higher loft, while stomach sleepers can stick with a lower loft. Back sleepers? You should be fine with either option!

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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.

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