Rated 1 out of 5áby shoppillow White goose down Pillow review.
I've never written a review before and have loyally purchased from LLBean for 40 yrs.! Unfortunately this purchase was a real disappointment. I've been looking forward to replacing my goose down pillow for a while. Saved up my $10 coupons and waited for a sale. I carefully read the reviews, followed the advice and ordered a medium fill. After the first night I woke up with numbness in the fingers of my left hand. This pillow doesn't allow for shaping to support the natural contours of the cervical spine instead it's like a non give foam pillow. I'm hoping this will help LLBean make a better pillow.
February 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby WestportBear Way too firm
I have used the Damask Down pillows from LLBean for many years. I thought I would try the Sateen Goose Down pillow because an increase in firmness would be helpful (I am 6 foot 200 pound man with a LARGE and I assume HEAVY head).
This pillow was not just firm. It was unyielding. And I woke up a number of times during the one night I slept with it. At pne point during the nightI removed the pillow case in order to unzip the pillow protector to let the pillow "breath" and hopefully soften. But no dice.
I had ordered two and they were returned promptly.
February 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby dddvvvzzz Why would you make this pillow far too big?
Quality of the pillow is excellent but why do you make the pillow so large that it pushes far beyond LLBean shams effectively making the pillow firmer because of that. Even Soft pillow was firmer than average Medium.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jujube Zzzzzzzz
I tried a "down alternative" pillow on the suggestion of a friend that hers was better than down. Yeah, not so much. It was more like a sleep alternative--the alternative being NOT sleeping while punched and prodded the pillow to make it comfortable.
Now that I have my new down pillow from L.L. Bean, I'm back to getting plenty of sl...zzzzzzzzzzz.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby dbest Perfect Fit
I have always used a goose down pillow, so when my existing pillow started showering feathers every time I laid on it, I felt it was time for an upgrade. The issue, in my opinion, is that pillows are sort of like hiking shoes. What one man loves, the other hates. So I went ahead and placed my faith in ol faithful LLBean to select my new closest friend. It ended up being a great fit and I look forward to many years of zzzzzzz's. A few thoughts:
1. The reviewers are correct as to the firmness of these pillows. I went soft, although I was concerned I was going to get a flimsy overly soft cloud. I ended up with a pillow that was as firm as I would ever want it. If it was any more firmer, I would have to send it back. So, if you want a semi-firm pillow, go with the soft.
2. As soon as you get it home, spend three to five minutes fluffing it. It makes all the difference in the world.
3. The comments about the fit into a pillow case are correct. It was like stuffing a sleeping bag into a stuff sack and it looked a little funky after I was through, but the comfort factor has me concluding, "who cares."
4. This might sound weird, given we are talking about goose down, but the pillow does sleep warm. In January, it is wonderful. But I live in Scottsdale Arizona, so I wonder how I will feel in August......
January 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby DHwhitepaws Very Close to being Perfect.
Just received my pillow - standard, medium and I think it is close to being the perfect pillow, for me. Many reviewers were correct about the firmness/softness and sizes of these pillows. I'm mostly a side sleeper, starting on my back first and the standard med. is just right. I thought the firm was going to be it, but after sleeping on these, I believe the firm will certainly be TOO hard. This pillow is really stuffed and IS a bit longer than your average pillow. I got a Queen size pillow protector as a Standard would be a tight fit. The pillow does fits into my standard pillowcase, though a bit on the tight side. The problem is not the pillow, but with the standard 20" width in protectors and pillowcases - standard, queen and king, all have only 20" width.
January 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Psmjr Down pillows misrated
We purchased a standard-size, medium down pillow and then a soft one. Both are more firm than their rating implies. The soft should be rated medium and the medium should be rated firm. Neither one fits easily into standard/queen pillow case, especially the medium pillow. That one had to go into a Queen size case, and even that is tight.. It is hard to stuff it in the case, even though the case is gusseted. There should be more room to let the down "relax" more. The pillow is very well made, with no odor and no down slipping out. The concern is that they are both too firm, and as such, not very comfortable.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby GrammaCathy Most comfortable pillow
As a side sleeper, I've been looking for a firm down pillow as a replacement for my old one. This pillow has been perfect from the moment it arrived. It supports my head and neck just right and have had the best nights sleep I've had in months. I have not had a stiff neck or discomfort since receiving it. A perfect pillow!
December 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby elktonmon Pillow too large for pillow case
Down pillows need to breathe. I have LL. bean pillow cases and this pillow has to be stuffed in! I wanted a soft flexible pillow; I tried it and woke up with a terrible neck. As a soft it is way too firm.I wish there was some thing not so firm. I have many earlier bought down pillows from LLbean. They are superior to this one. New is not always better.
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby boatpersontoo down pillow
This is a very well made pillow and the firmest I've found in my nationwide search. Unfortunately it was just a bit too firm for me so I've exchanged it for a medium firm, which I'm sure will be perfect.
I especially like that it's made in the USA.
November 27, 2014