Rated 5 out of 5 by hohocleveland Finally have a pillow that's just right
A side sleeper, I've alternated between a down pillow and a tempurpedic pillow for the past 10 years. It finally dawned on me that my longstanding nightly congestion might be due to an allergy to both down and memory foam. First I tried an LLB down alternative damask pillow but it just didn't feel right.
I decided to try this side sleeper version in medium. From the first night I've slept soundly on it. And I no longer have any congestion. The pillow feels a little dense at first but quickly softens a bit and is very, very comfortable, including the occasional times I sleep on my back. I'd caution against choosing the firm unless you have a really heavy head!
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanflint18 Nice quality, perfect amount of support
I am pleased with the overall quality of this pillow, and the medium is perfect. I'm glad I read the other reviews because it did take week or so of use to soften up, or "break in", the pillows. Very comfortable for side sleepers; they are soft yet give the head support, and they fit my standard LL Bean pillowcases.
August 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Escapeducks For thise who have allergies to Down
I love all of LL Bean Beddings, but these pillows have caused me
Allot of very grief.
We have had these in the past three weeks, they are beautiful, medium is firm ...and such quailty.
BUT... I am so senstive to Down... And in the past three weeks I have woke up with eyes the size of golf balls, and suffered all day with watery eyes and a mess. My husband said, since we bought these pillows your a mess. So in the past three days I have put our old ones back on the bed, and I wake up with the face I went to bed with.
There has to be down in these, I am so disapointed, as these pillows are so comfortable.
So sorry I have to post...but I wish I seen a review before I purchase, for those who have allergies. I would not recommend.
They will go in one of the guest bed rooms.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pwdrogue Great pillow
I have tried a lot of different pillows, but this one finally works for me. Great for side sleepers. And per the other reviews, the medium is perfect.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pelakin Perfect Pillow
I have always had a difficult time finding a comfortable pillow. Being a side sleeper, most pillows are too flat and soft. I decided to try this one a few months ago and it is the only pillow I ever want to use. For the first week, as other reviewers pointed out, it is quite firm and I could see how it may be slightly uncomfortable. However, after a period of about a week, the pillow becomes broken in and is extremely comfortable to sleep on. It has just the right balance of firm support and softness. It is also very well made and seems like it will last a long time. I bought my first one about 8 months ago and it is still in great shape. Unfortunately, I accidentally left it in the hotel room during our last vacation so as soon as we arrived home I immediately ordered another pillow. I can't wait until the replacement arrives.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by InTheForest Firm is good
I am a side sleeper and the Firm pillow is just right. Just the thing to support my head - and no more sore neck. And it fits perfectly in Bean's pillow cases.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by djinec Comfy but puffy
If you are looking for a lot of support, this is the pillow for you. I only got the medium level of fluff, but I find it is more than enough. Pillow was too tall for my husband, but I have shoulder troubles and it feels great on my neck when I sleep on my side. Takes weight off the shoulder.
April 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MarlboroughMom Overstuffed
This pillow seems to be a bit too big, and has too much stuffing in it too. It would not fit in my LLBean flannel pillow cases (which have been washed lots of times) - we had to jam them in. Would be a great pillow for someone wanting more firmness.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by greydog1 really firm
this item is exactly as described by llbean - it is very firm. I returned it for the medium and will re post when I receive it. i'm a side sleeper - but perhaps i'm not broad enough to have this fit my neck profile. if you like a high, quality pillow that is stiff - this is your pillow. i'm hoping the medium has a little more give...but not too much. an endless quest...
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by merrymac Side Sleeper Pillow
I was disappointed with this pillow and returned it. Being a slde sleeper I was looking forward to LLBean's take on a pillow designd for me and others like me. Most pillows I have purchased in the past for side sleepers were relatively flat.
I sleep n my side and my stomach and am used to a relatively flat, gusseted pillow.
LLbean's pillow is very full and very firm. .
I tried it but it held my head and neck too high and was not comfortable..
If it had been less expensive I would have kept it for guests.
February 17, 2014