Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review

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The Nest Bedding Easy Breather is a popular crowd-pleasing pillow for many reasons – it has a little bit of everything! A breathable and soft outer cover and combination filling that be added/removed by hand based on personal preference. There is also a trial period available to test it out.

What else is there to know about the pillow? For starters, customers can choose from two different filling options and three different sizes. Read on for our full Nest Easy Breather Pillow review (the memory foam version) plus Joe’s take on the all-natural version below.

Key Features

  • Cover: Tencel blended fabric
  • Filling: Proprietary blend of shredded memory foam (75%) and polyester fibers (25%)
  • Adjustable: These pillows come full and can be adjusted by removing some of the material via the zippered cover
  • Care: Do not wash the pillow or the pillow casing.
  • 100-night trial
  • CertiPUR-US® certified foam
  • Comes in: Standard, Queen, and King
  • Made with all USA made materials
  • $99 (Standard)

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Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review - tencel fiber cover

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Pillow Construction

The Easy Breather (memory foam version) comes in three different sizes: Standard, Queen, and King. The Standard, which we reviewed, is 24″ x 16.”  The inside of the pillow is a shredded blend, consisting of shredded memory foam and polyester fibers to mimic the feeling of a down pillow.

The shredding is great because it provides some of the responsiveness of a memory foam pillow without the firmness that can sometimes be associated with it.

Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review - foam and fiber filling

The cover is made of Tencel blended fabric, making it soft to the touch and lightweight.  Also relatively easy to spot clean but it cannot be machine washed or dried. The pillow is adjustable; there is a small zipper on the side in which is the access point to remove as much of the filling as desired – depending on one’s sleep position and preferred feel.

Our Nest Easy Breather Experience

The Easy Breather Pillow is available on the Nest Bedding site and Amazon, we just went ahead and bought from the Nest Bedding site. When taking it out of the package, there was a slight chemical smell (called off-gassing) from the memory foam. We ended up letting the pillow air out in my backyard overnight. If the pillow is kept in a well-ventilated room that should be enough, as well.

There are two aspects of this pillow that we really like, the adjustable nature of it and the shredded foam/polyester fiber combination. As someone who sleeps in multiple positions (and sometimes ends up on her stomach), Katie, who personally reviewed and tested the pillow, liked that she had the chance to remove some of the fill and make it the perfect loft and overall firmness for her.

Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review - adjustable filling

She also really liked the feeling of the filling. It offered good support and cushion from the shredded foam but because it’s sort of held together with polyester fiber, it doesn’t have that bulky or clumpy feeling. Sleepers get the best of both qualities in the foam and the down alternative.

We do wish that there was a removable cover or a way for us to wash the pillow other than to spot clean it. Because of the price, it’s definitely not a pillow one will want to buy over and over again; a waterproof pillow cover may be a good addition.

Pros

  • Has the memory foam feel without the firmness (that can lead to neck soreness)
  • Good airflow, keeping it cool (aka doesn’t sleep hot)
  • Available in three different sizes
  • Natural option available (with latex instead of memory foam) – see below for details on the natural option
  • Adjustable nature makes it versatile

Cons

  • Not machine washable
  • The off-gassing smell upon opening (goes away within a few days)
  • Pricey

Easy Breather Natural Pillow

Joe also reviewed the natural option of the Easy Breather Pillow.  This pillow has shredded latex instead of memory foam as well as an organic cotton cover, making it a rare all-natural pillow.

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Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review - shredded latex fill option

Easy Breather Memory Foam vs Latex (Natural) – Joe’s Take

Both the memory foam and the latex foam pillows are great and have very similar feels.  The natural pillow has a little more bounce/response to it due to the shredded pieces of latex.

Joe loved the more natural aspects of the latex pillow, especially since it had direct contact with his head all night! That being said, he personally preferred the feel of the memory foam feeling in this specific pillow.

Nest Easy Breather Pillow Review - memory foam vs latex foam fill

Those who are intrigued by the natural latex, we would go that route – otherwise, Joe preferred (and have heard that others agree) the feel of the memory foam pillow.

Final Recommendation

The Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow – both the memory foam and the natural option – is a great all-around pillow and one of our top picks.

One of the features that make the memory foam version stand apart is that sleepers can get support from the foam/down alternative combination without worrying about neck soreness. Individuals can use it in virtually any sleeping position, and Katie occasionally used it between the knees for extra support when sleeping on my side.

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Easy Breather FAQ

We’ll tackle all of the commonly asked questions about this pillow below!

Can I wash my Easy Breather Pillow?

Nest says its pillow is “not designed to be washed” and it’s recommended that customers purchase a pillow protector to put over the pillow to keep it in good shape for as long as possible.

Does the Easy Breather sleep hot?

The Tencel fabric on the outer cover helps keep the pillow feeling cool, while the chunks of foam inside stop heat from being trapped and promote airflow. It’s not necessarily a “cooling” pillow but in our experience, it did not sleep hot.

Is the Easy Breather good for side sleepers?

Yes, the Easy Breather is a nice option for side sleepers of all sizes, especially because fill can be added/removed so side sleepers can reach their desired loft and support.

How much does the Easy Breather Pillow cost?

The Standard size Easy Breather costs $99 at full price and the Queen size is $119. A King size costs $149 at full price.

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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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