The 10 Best Down Pillows
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in May of 2018. If you wake up poorly rested or toss and turn at night, you might have the wrong cushioning for your sleeping style. Try adding a sumptuously soft pillow packed with goose or duck down to your bedtime arsenal. We’ve rounded up a list of options that run the gamut in pricing, from affordable to high-end, and offer an array of densities and fill types to have you snoozing like a baby. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 07, 2019:
When shopping for down pillows, there are a few important things to take note of. They tend to flatten faster than options with synthetic filling, which means you'll have to fluff them more often. They also may have an inherent odor, even when the down is sterilized, so if you're sensitive to smells, you'll want to consider something like our #2 choice, the Pillowflex Synthetic.
You should also bear in mind that small amounts of down and feathers can poke through your pillow, so opt for something shed-resistant like the Pinzon White Duck or a pillow with a very tightly woven case such as the eLuxurySupply Extra. You also might want to invest in a case made from cotton or silk to protect it, keep it clean, and prevent leakage.
We wanted this list to contain both goose and duck down options, as well as a diverse range of densities, fill ratios, and fill power levels so that there is something for everyone. Back and side sleepers will benefit from firmer models, like the Continental Bedding Superior or Lincove Sleeping, while stomach sleepers should look for items with a lower fill power, such as the Downlite Very Flat and eLuxurySupply Extra. We let go of the Egyptian Quality Linens in favor of the Lincove Sleeping and promoted the Continental Bedding Luxury to the number three spot because it consistently pleases customers.
Snowe Down Pillow Known for providing simplistic, luxury-grade home essentials at reasonable prices, Snowe is a company that offers high-quality products. Their classic down pillow contains premium French down that has been sourced ethically from a Responsible Down Standard certified manufacturer, and is encased in a soft, OEKO-TEX certified cotton shell that is smooth, supple and quiet. snowehome.com
Slumbr Cassiopeia A selection that falls in a higher price bracket than many others, the Cassiopeia from Slumbr is a luxe option that uses incredibly high-quality goose down from geese raised in ideal conditions. The clusters are large, fluffy, and odorless, and will retain their durability longer than lower-grade competitors. It comes with a batiste-woven down-proof shell weaved in Germany, which is lightweight and smooth while being extremely durable. slumbr.com
Parachute Side Sleeper Made in Cincinnati, Ohio, this medium-density side sleeper pillow from Parachute offers reliable support and cozy plushness and is backed by a three-year warranty. It's meticulously designed with a 3.5-inch gusset to take the strain off your neck and shoulders while you rest, and is stuffed with lofty and luxurious 750 fill power European white down. The perimeter is reinforced a double-stitched piping seam. parachutehome.com