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
Rated 5 out of 5 by ReallyOldBean Super pillow!
After buying (and frequently quickly tossing) a large number of so called "firm" pillows over the years, Bean has one that's real! This pillow is firm, heavy, comfortable, and expensive and if you're like me, worth every penny.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lilpep Love It
Side Sleeper Pillow, this is my second one. The first one I purchased a medium density and it worked wonders for about a year then I found it got softer than I like my pillows and I needed a second pillow under it. For awhile you did not carry the Side Sleeper Pillow which was a disappointment for it's an awesome item. I saw it listed again online so I order another on but this time I ordered a firm one. This seems to be working much better. Was quite stiff the first week causing a stiff neck but knowing how wonderful this pillow is I hung in there and it is already starting to conform to my head and getting more comfortable to sleep with it on my sides. I highly recommend this pillow from L L Beans. I have tried other brand side sleeper pillows but they do not hold up very long. Worth the money in the long run. And I always put the protective pillow cover. Just as and added protection. Easier to was the cover if necessary. Then the entire pillow.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benioff Side Sleeper
I have used the pillow now for over a week and I find it comfortable to use. It has just enough loft to make it comfortable to sleep with only one pillow.
July 29, 2015