Are you the kind of person who brings your pillow with them when travel? Hi, I’m Janet and I’m a pillow snob. But I wasn’t always. For years I spent around $40 for a pillow that I bought at Target or Walmart.
They’d go flat and I’d be frustrated and buy another brand hoping to find the best one. It never worked. They were garbage. Even when I splurged and bought a better pillow, they wouldn’t stand the test of time.
Well I finally found pillows I love and bring with me on trips or vacations. Otherwise I take the chance that the hotel pillows will be small or cheaply made.
These are more expensive pillows but they last for years (at least 2 years already and still showing no sign of flattening or wearing out). Plus they’re so comfortable. I gave my mom the Brooklyn Bedding pillow and she loves it so much she takes it on vacations!
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Each of these is priced reasonably – under $100 and worth every cent. Now my pillows last for years.
Top 3 Favorite Pillows I Recommend
The Brooklyn Bedding is our top pick based on the value. We get king size but it comes in queen too. I made friends with the manager at a Brooklyn Bedding store and told him my pillow woes. He insisted theirs was the best. I didn’t buy it. But since he gave me one to try I had nothing to lose.
Well since then I not only LOVE this pillow but I’ve purchased several more. Each time a pillow gets worn out I replace it with a Brooklyn Bedding. This pillow is huggable but more substantial (the heaviest of the three).
It comes quite stuffed but does have a zipper so you can make it the perfect loft for you. We haven’t removed any of the memory foam.
SIZES: Standard, queen and king
PROS: The memory foam is in a sharp cut and the pillow has special webbing to hold the pieces together so it won’t bunch up, clump or go flat. Incredibly comfortable. Costs $44 for a queen, which is very reasonable and less than our other selections.
CONS: The gray pattern shows through a white pillow case but not if you have a pillow protector (plus gray doesn’t show stains as much as white).
This pillow is my other favorite, it’s a synthetic feather that’s so soft and dreamy. After sleeping on one of their pillows at a hotel, I wanted to know the brand. So I removed the pillow protector and pillow cases to take a look at the tag. It was Pacific Coast. Then I contacted the company to see exactly which one it was. This is the closest.
This is a lightweight feather type of pillow without the allergies, from a trusted brand that’s been making feather pillows since the 1800s. Your grandma may have had one! And years in, it’s still amazing! This is the pillow I reach for when I want to cuddle or mold it.
PROS: You’ll find this pillow dreamy and lighter yet substantial. No allergies or poky feathers. Yet it feels like feathers and it’s super durable.
CONS: It’s tough to find any drawbacks.
This one hasn’t been around as long but it’s the softest, airiest pillow on this list. It is like a cloud. Soft. Molds to your head yet supports it. Maybe you haven’t heard of Nolah, but we’re a big fan. The pillows exceeded our expectations.
PROS: So light, fluffy and dreamy. Squishy.
CONS: Only comes in queen size only – no king or standard.
Next up I want to try the Purple Harmony Pillow.
What’s your favorite bed pillow? Let me know in the comments.