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Brooklyn Bedding Pillow Review (Talalay Latex)

Our thoughts on the Brooklyn Bedding Latex Pillow

In this review we explore the advantages and disadvantages of latex foam and the Brooklyn Bedding Talalay pillow. We cover sleeper type, price, shipping, design and more. If you want a bouncy, air, natural pillow, the Brooklyn Latex Pillow might not be a bad option for you.

Who Is This Pillow Best For?

  • All sleeper types (i.e. back, stomach, side, combo)
  • Hot sleepers that want a naturally cooler pillow
  • People that want a pillow that’s made in the USA
  • Anyone that wants a really responsive, bouncy pillow
  • Individuals that want an option between different sizes and firmness levels

Who Won't Love This Pillow?

  • Anyone that prefers a memory foam or down pillow
  • People on a strict budget that aren’t in the market for a premium pillow
  • Consumers that think $60 is expensive for a pillow

Free Shipping & Returns

30-Day Return Window

Washable Cover

3-Year Warranty

Check Current Offers

Company Policies (Returns, Warranty, etc.)

All Brooklyn Bedding pillows come with free shipping. In fact, they show up in a smaller box, similar to how you would receive the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress, for example. From this point you have 120 nights to make you mind up about the pillow—again, similar to their policy with mattresses.

This is your opportunity to sleep with the pillow, test it out, and ultimately decide if you’d like to keep it. Four months should be more than long enough to make the decision. Most people will be able to say yes or no within a two week period.

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BB Pillow on the BB Signature Mattress

If you opt to return the pillow for any reason during the trial period, you can get 100% of your money back. Not bad. If, however, you like the pillow and opt to keep it, the Brooklyn Talalay Latex Pillow has a 10-year warranty, which is petty unheard of for a pillow. Typically, we see pillows with a 2-5 year warranty, but 10 years is a long time back a pillow. With most mattresses that we reviewed, we see 10 year warranties—for a pillow, however, that’s rare.

What is the Brooklyn Bedding Pillow Made Of?

While Brooklyn does make a shredded foam pillow [see on Brooklyn’s website], the pillow that we’re reviewing is made of Talalay Latex, which is a natural material. If you were to open it up, you’d see that the foam is actually aerated and has more of sponge-like feel to it—this is a hallmark of latex foam. It’s responsive, durable, supportive, and provides good pressure relief.

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Talalay Latex foam used in this pillow (photo courtesy of

Latex also happens to be a naturally cooler material than other foams and therefore is a viable option for anyone that sleeps hot at night. It just tends to shed body heat and allow for airflow better than a lot of memory foam pillows out there.

As for the cover, it is removable and machine washable. It’s made with 60% polyester and 40% charcoal bamboo. It’s soft, yet feels durable and breathable.

Loft of the Brooklyn Latex Pillow

Whenever you’re pillow shopping, it’s important to pay attention to loft, which refers to how tall the pillow is. It’s not necessarily important to know the uncompressed loft of a pillow, but rather how much it compresses when you lay your head on it.

For example, the Brooklyn Talalay Pillow has an uncompressed loft of 6.75” and a compressed loft of about 4-5”, give or take. Keep in mind that you can get this pillow in Plush or Firm and the firmness level will affect the loft. We are referring to the plush version for this review because that seems to be the most popular model.

How is the Brooklyn Pillow for Back and Side Sleepers?

A lot of this will depend on your weight, height, and BMI, but for the average person, this pillow will be fine for all sleeper types, including back and stomach sleepers. If you’re sleeping mostly on your back, you’re going to face almost directly upward in order to keep proper spinal alignment.

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Make sure to pay special attention to your spinal alignment

If you sleep on your side predominantly, you just want to make sure that your nose is aligned with your belly button to ensure that you have a straight spine. For this particular pillow, the loft is a little high, so make sure you pay attention to your spinal alignment.

SEE ALSO: Best Mattress for Side Sleepers

Brooklyn Bedding Pillow – Stomach Sleepers

Despite the loft of this pillow, if you sleep around the edges and corners you should be able to get by as a stomach sleeper. In general, stomach sleeping isn’t the best position if you’re using a pillow, but if you prop yourself up a lot or hug the edges, you should be fine.

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Hug the edges if you’re going to sleep on your stomach

For more petite individuals, however, this won’t be a great option for stomach sleepers, as it will simply have too much loft.

Price and Coupon Code

The shredded foam pillow starts at $40 and the latex pillow starts at $60, which isn’t cheap for a pillow, but it’s not nearly as expensive as the Leesa Hybrid Pillow or Bear Pillow, for example. If you get the king size pillow they will cost you $60 and $80 respectively.

We haven’t seen Brooklyn offer any coupons or discounts on their pillows, but we have seen them offer certain bundles that include their mattresses. For example, in the past, we’ve seen them offer a larger discount the more you spend. So, if you had purchased the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress and some other accessory you would have gotten a larger discount than if you just bought the mattress. You can click here to see Brooklyn’s current offers and promotions.

Brooklyn Bedding Pillow Review: Verdict

It’s really neat that this pillow is available in Plush and Firm as well as queen and king, but the real star of the show is the latex foam. A lot of people like how bouncy and resilient it is.

And then there’s the issue of temperature regulation. Since latex foam tends to wick heat better than other foams, this makes for a good pillow for hot sleepers. All-in-all, you will probably really like this pillow if you’re looking for one that’s cooler, responsive, and durable. There’s a lot to like, but it’s not right for everyone.

SEE ALSO: Best Cooling Bed for Hot Sleepers

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper


Matt Ross

Back Sleeper


McKenzie Dillon

Combo Sleeper


How did the Slumber Yard get this pillow?

It was sent to us by Brooklyn Bedding so that we could review it.

What is Talalay Latex?

Talalay just refers to the manufacturing method that was used to make the foam. Talalay latex tends to be more expensive than dunlop latex, but also can be more consistent in terms of feel.

Where is This Pillow Made?

Brooklyn makes their products in their facility in Phoenix, Arizona—same place they make their mattresses.

Is the Brooklyn Pillow Washable?

The pillow itself is not, but the cover is indeed washable.