Down pillows are difficult to buy. Firstly, they are more expensive compared to regular pillows. The softness is also hard to gauge and, if you’re unlucky enough, you may end up sleeping with your head sinking right down to the bottom of the pillow.
To help make the decision a bit easier, we have come up with a list of some of the best down pillows out there, so you don’t have to decide on your own.
1. Acrafsman Luxury Goose Down Pillow
The Acrafsman Luxury Goose Down Pillow might be the pillow you are looking for if you want a pillow that is not just functional but luxurious as well. The filling is made of 90% goose down combined with 10% goose feather, which is a great combination for improved sleep.
Both the filling and the cover are made from hypoallergenic materials and have anti-microbial properties that should protect you from allergens and other disease-carrying microbes. The anti-dust mite property is something that you might want to consider if you have sensitive sinuses.
The cover of this pillow is made from a Eco-friendly 100% pure cotton. The smooth fabric adds to the soft feeling that you get when you lay down your head on this pillow. Another thing that you will notice when looking closely at the pillow cover, is the white striped design that adds to the overall look of the pillow.
If you’re someone who hates pillows that leak filling, then this pillow is right up your alley. The edges of the Acrafsman are double-stitched with gold piping that not only make the pillow durable, but also adds a touch of elegance to the pillow. [G1]
2. East Coast Bedding [G2] European 800 Fill Power White Goose Down Pillow
If you want to splurge a bit for your down pillow then this down pillow from East Cost Bedding might be the one for you. It is pricier compared to the others in this list but it promises to be worth every penny you spend on it.
The filling is made from 100% European White Goose down and the pillow itself is made exclusively in the USA. This goose down pillow can provide the support that you need so you don’t wake up with neck pain each morning.
The filling is encased in a cover made out of a 100% cotton sateen. If you don’t like covers that feel rough on your face then the soft cover of this pillow may help you sleep more soundly.
The East Coast Bedding pillow is made from hypoallergenic materials [G3] and might help you keep your allergies at bay while you sleep. This also means that this pillow is safe to use even for your young ones.
Speaking of young ones, another nice thing about this pillow is that it comes in 3 sizes (standard, queen, king) so you can select the size that is just right for whoever will be using the pillow.
3. Basic Beyond Goose Down Bed Pillow King
Down pillows are pricier compared to feather pillows, so if you are looking for a down pillow without having to shell out a small fortune then this might be the one for you. The Basic Beyond Goose Down pillow is available in king size and you can get either the regular one or the gusseted one.
You also have the choice of either the soft support or the medium support so you will enjoy the right level of support for your your optimal sleep. The level of support of your pillow should ensure that your neck is in the correct position when you sleep.
It has a unique 3-chamber design, with the bottom and top layers filled with down, and the middle one with feathers. This means that you will experience the level of softness of down pillows combined with the support that feather pillows provide. The filling also underwent an anti-microbial treatment which should help you sleep better if you are prone to allergies.
If you are someone who likes their pillows frequently cleaned, then we have some more good news for you. You can machine wash this pillow in cold water and it promises to retain its shape afterwards. Basic Beyond pillows also come with a 5-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.
4. L LOVSOUL Goose Down Pillow,White Down Feather Pillow Queen Size
The L Lovsoul Goose Down pillow comes in queen size and you have the option of getting just 1 pillow or a pack of 2. The cover is made from 100% Egyptian Cotton that lets air in and heat out to help you maintain a cool temperature while you sleep.
This pillow is designed with 3 chambers, with the middle chamber filled with 90% goose feathers and 10% goose down, while the top and bottom ones contain only goose down. The inner chamber of white goose feathers provides you with enough firmness to support your neck and head while you sleep.
The outer goose down chamber, on the other hand, gives you the softness that you expect from a down pillow. With this combination, this pillow should help you get the optimal quality and quantity of sleep that you need.
If everyone in you family has different sleeping positions, this might be the best pillow for your household. This pillow promises to provide a good night’s sleep whether you are a back, side, or stomach sleeper.
If you are particular with the products that you purchase, you might be glad to know that the company that manufactures this pillow is ISO certified (ISO9001:2008) as a testament to their quality workmanship. They also provide a 30-night guarantee to their pillows. If you are not entirely comfortable with their product, you can return it hassle-free.
5. FineFeather 100% Hungarian White Goose Down Pillow
FineFeather 100% Hungarian White Goose Down Pillow is the pillow that you might prefer to purchase if you are after high quality and don’t mind paying for it. The FineFeather pillow ships in a pack of 2 and is priced at $219.99.
The pillow cover is made of 330 thread count, 100% cotton damask that can deliver superior softness when you lay down your head to sleep.
If you like pillows that are not too flat then you should consider this one. It has medium density and the height of this pillow is higher than most. This pillow contours itself to the natural curve of your head and neck, to provide you with extra comfort while you sleep.
You can use these pillows even if you are prone to allergies because the goose down filling is hypoallergenic. It can enhance the comfort of your sleep and may also help in decreasing allergy symptoms. Also, the [G11] FineFeather pillow is free of any fragrance which may trigger allergic reactions or sinus issues. [G12] [G13]
Comparing the 5 pillows listed above, the one that I consider the best is the Acrafsman Luxury Goose Down Pillow. It has the right mix of functionality and luxury. The added goose feather lends its support while the goose down still makes it soft enough. It is hypoallergenic which is a great plus and you shouldn’t have to worry about your allergies when you use this pillow.
The cotton cover is smooth and the gold piping makes it durable and elegant. This is the down pillow for me because even though it looks and feels elegant, it doesn’t have the hefty price tag of the FineFeather.
Selecting a pillow is something that we should not take lightly. Although pillows seem like ordinary objects, they are far from it. A pillow affects the quality and quantity of sleep that we get every night. Here are some of the things that you should be considering while looking for your next down pillow.
Not all down pillows have 100% down filling. Some have feathers mixed in, and it’s not a necessarily bad thing. Feathers can lend support to the pillow while the down feathers take care of the level of softness. Look also for filling that is hypoallergenic.
Having a pillow with hypoallergenic filling should improve not just the quality of your sleep but also your quality of life. You get to sleep without worrying that you might wake up sneezing or with a runny nose because of allergies.
Try to look for pillows with filling that are environmentally friendly and don’t contain any chemicals. Chemicals in your pillows may trigger allergic reactions. They may even result in irritated eyes or skin. Another thing that you don’t want is a chemical odor coming off your pillow when you lay your head on it.
Down feather pillows can be hard to clean. Most of them are delicate and may require dry cleaning. This is an extra cost that most of us would like to avoid. Look for down pillows that can be washed at home through a washing machine. This way, you can make sure that you have fresh, clean pillows all the time without incurring any additional expense.
The pillow cover is also something that you should look at when purchasing a down pillow. There are pillow covers that are breathable and can allow air to circulate freely.
This is an added feature that you may want because it means that your pillow can stay cool even during warm summer nights. Cool pillows also inhibit the growth and breeding of dust mites that can cause allergic reactions.
The pillow cover should be durable. There are some pillow covers that are double stitched and they are more durable compared to others. Another advantage of having a double stitched edge is that there is less chance of the filling leaking out of your pillow.
Generally speaking, down pillows are pricier compared to others fill types. Although there are down pillows with a lower price tag, you may not get the exact features that you are looking for. Be patient and look for a down pillow that has great benefits but doesn’t cost a fortune.
Guarantee and Warranty
Every pillow that you purchase will come with a guarantee and a warranty. The length of these differs for each manufacturer. It is best to look for a manufacturer who provides you with a guarantee that is long enough for you to get a feel of your new pillow.
This way, you won’t get stuck with a product that you are not satisfied with! On the other hand, the warranty will mean that you are assured of support for the pillow even a year or two after the date of purchase.
The buying guide gives us a clear picture as to why the Acrafsman is the down pillow of choice. The filling is a good combination of goose feathers and goose down. The pillow is hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. The pillow cover helps lower the temperature while you sleep and it also helps that the cover looks great with its design.
The double-stitched piping is an added benefit that acts to prevent the filling from leaking out. For a down pillow, the price is very [G18] reasonable in our opinion. The only minor drawback is that it is not machine washable but it can be overlooked when compared to the other benefits it delivers. Best of luck in choosing your down pillow!