Rated 5 out of 5 by JIMnTN Great pillow for heavyweights
I returned the firm "Down Damask pillow", in favor of the "Down Alternative side sleeper pillow". This pillow doesn't shed feathers after a few months. It was almost too firm at first. However, after a few nights, it is perfect! I'm 6'1" tall, wear a men's xxl hat and weigh 220lbs.
August 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by mitch5511 Great for a person with broad shoulders
I bought this pillow with the hope it would cure neck strain and pain, but in the end, it made it worse. The pillow is too big that it raises my head too high of an angle. It did not align my head and back at all. It would be best suited for someone who has broader shoulders than I do. For me, it was overstuffed and difficult to sleep on. This pillow is not for the average sized person but more for a muscle-bound man. Works great for my 23-year old grandson.
July 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by MNoutdoorgirl Need wide shoulders
It is hard to find the "right" pillow if you are a side sleeper.You need firmness for support, but there has to be enough give to conform around your shoulder. This pillow is very thick and does not conform around my thinner shoulders. I think it would work better for men than for women. It does seem to be well made and of high quality. I have to return it.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GailyBean Excellent quality pillow
Always wanted to try a better pillow and so glad I finally treated myself. I am using the pillow for over 3 wks now and it is wonderful. I chose the firm and as others have said it truly is
firm which suits me lying on my side. For some I can see it may be TOO firm as it has very little "give". I am size XXL and I think for a smaller frame person the medium would be firm enough for them considering the size of a person's shoulders and arms.
I was fumbling with 2 pillows that would slide a few times per night when I turn over and I have not woken up at all to rearrange the pillows as I use to.
June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickname2010 Side Sleeper Pillow
I bought the Medium weight pillow, and it's PERFECT for me. Keeps its shape and thickness, supporting my head without putting any strain on my neck and shoulders. Very comfortable. As a CPAP full-face mask user, I've tried many types of pillows over the years, none have worked as well as this one.
April 4, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sm1tty Should have bought the firm
This side sleeper pillow was great at first. I got the medium based on the reviews. I do wish I had gone with firm now because the medium has become too soft after about a month. I do like a very supportive pillow so this may be good for some people but not me.
February 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WYme Comfortable
I use a CPAP machine and this pillow works well for me.
February 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JSH12 Almost Perfect
I returned the "Firm" Down Alternative Side Sleeper Pillow for the "Medium." The "Firm" had very little "give" and was like trying to sleep atop a water melon!
The "Medium" is somewhat softer, yet still supports my head at a reasonable level. My ideal would be something slightly more solid.
The "Medium" is a fine pillow and the workmanship what I've come to expect from LL Bean products. I'm sure it will last a long while and provide good service for years to come.
December 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NedinPA It's a brick
I ordered the "firm" pillow thinking that it might be an improvement over my previous side sleeper pillow (think that it's a medium) from Bean. This Pillow is very hard, with a very high loft.
Because of its loft, my pillow cases do not fit over without a struggle.
I'll try it for a few more nights without a pillowcase to see if there is any improvement before returning it.
December 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanofGoretex Great pillow!
I first ordered the firm pillow. Wow! I have never seen or tried to sleep on a pillow that was that hard, firm, high... I tried it one night and couldn't go to sleep because it was just too hard and tall (and I'm one that likes a really firm pillow for side sleeping). So I sent the firm back and ordered the medium. It was a huge improvement! I now sleep like a baby. I highly recommend the medium pillow!!
November 25, 2015