The HIBR pillow looked cool to me because of its cooling aspect and unique shapes. Overall I really liked the pillow, but don’t think it’s for everyone. Read on for my full HIBR pillow review.
HIBR Pillow Basics
HIBR pillows come in three shapes, the Side, Simple and Silhouette. Since I’m a side sleeper, I went with the side (which has a unique shape to cater to side sleepers).
The pillow is made up of two parts, the “Magic Core” and the “Infused Cooling Layer” (parts named by HIBR). The Magic Core has gel capsules embedded in the memory foam, and the Infused Cooling Layer is a layer actually connected to the Magic Core to allow the pillow to breathe.
The HIBR pillow is memory foam, and comes compressed. This means you’ll need to give the pillow some time to take shape. Watch me unbox the pillow in the video below:
The pillow takes general shape pretty quickly, but I gave it few hours before I slept on it to let it take shape and firmness.
After it decompresses, the pillow actually looks great, almost exactly like it does on the website. This is great to see, unfortunately a lot of pillows don’t look as good as they do on the website/tv upon arrival. See the decompressed HIBR pillow below:
There aren’t too many pillows specifically targeting side sleepers, so I was interested to see how it actually fit when laying on the side.
Though the shape of the pillow looked to be just a slight tweak, it actually did make a difference for sleeping on the side. The shape is small and compact, and the curve on the bottom let my shoulder get further “into” the pillow, making it a more comfortable feel.
The big thing with a lot of pillows for side sleepers is the pillow height, and for me at least this pillow was exactly the right height. It’s not a thick pillow, and only sinks in a little bit, so I felt like it aligned my spine well and was very supportive.
Though the pillow targets side sleepers, most people only spend part of the night on their side – so I tested the pillow throughout the night when sleeping on my back and stomach as well. The pillow felt comfortable in these positions as well, definitely works for all three positions.
One thing to note is the pillow size – it’s a bit on the small size (relatively), which I actually prefer for the pillow under my head. But if you’re looking for a larger/cushiony pillow (like a lot of down pillows) then this one won’t be the one for you.
They do promote the cooling technology a lot, and in my personal experience with the pillow it did sleep cool for a memory foam pillow.
Other things to note
- They offer a 100 night guarantee (full refund within 100 nights)
- Free shipping for all models
Overall the HIBR pillow was great, I really liked the size and material, and I think the shape (for the one I tested) is a step up from most pillows I’ve reviewed for side sleeping. It’s also competitively priced, in my opinion offering a good value for the product.
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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