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Casper Pillow Review

Check out our post to see if Casper’s down pillow is as comfortable and accommodating as they claim.

The internet loved the original Casper mattress, now the company is back with a luxurious pillow made with soft and comfortable down materials. But it’s not a basic down pillow, because the materials inside are ethically sourced. They also claim this pillow can work for all sleeper types. In this post, we’ll go over the pillow’s most notable highlights and reveal if it’s worth all the hype.

Who Is This Pillow Best For?

  • Folks who like a soft, fluffy, down feel
  • All sleeper types (side, back, stomach, combo)
  • Folks who want to keep their pillow extra clean (machine washable cover)
  • Eco-friendly individuals (100% ethically sourced down)

Who Won't Love This Pillow?

  • Folks who want a foam pillow
  • Budget shoppers
  • Anyone that wants a firmer pillow


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Purchasing A Casper Pillow

If you purchase Casper’s down pillow online, you’ll receive free shipping along with free returns, just in case you find you don’t love it. You’ll get a whopping 100 nights to test out your pillow, instead of the standard 30 days you’re probably familiar with when you purchase from a department store. If by the end of the trial you aren’t 100% satisfied, go ahead and reach out to customer service to get a refund.

If you end up keeping it—great! You’ll receive a 1-year “limited warranty” on the pillow, so you have some extra security in the case of a manufacture defect. Feel free to head over to Casper’s website to check out the details of the warranty to see exactly what you’re covered for.

The pillow comes in a cool cylinder package that we’re actually setting aside to use as a little storage bin. One thing we didn’t love, though, was the pillow’s odor when we unboxed it. It was honestly pretty earthy, similar to the way a natural or organic mattress smells. The odor wore off in a couple days, but we thought it was worth mentioning.

Pricing Details

There are currently two sizes available for the Casper Down Pillow; king and standard. They’re both more expensive than Casper’s original pillow, and they’re on the pricier side compared to the other pillows we’ve tested here at The Slumber Yard. But that’s not a huge shock, considering the ethically sourced down material is real high quality. You can visit Casper.com to see the current pricing details.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Standard$125
King$165

You can get a standard size for about $125 and the king size for $165. Again, it is a little pricier than other pillows—but it’s not without reason. But if you’re a price conscious buyer, try looking at the Nolah AirFiber pillow which is manufactured with a down-alternative that’s still really comfortable, but more affordable by about $50.

Materials And Soft Down Feel

If you’re a fan of down material, you’re probably looking for something soft, fluffy, and light. But sometimes, you can end up with a pillow that feels almost hollow. We think the Casper Down Pillow delivers a quality and luxury feel. It feels really airy and light, yet supportive.

It has a 5-chamber construction—a design we have yet to come across—that’s filled with both white duck down and feathers. While the down material makes the pillow nice and soft, the feathers help give it structure and support. And for extra brownie points, the down is 100% ethically sourced and RDS certified (responsible down standard).

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Another feature that structures and expands the Casper Down Pillow is a 2” gusset, which is the side panel that borders the whole pillow. Then its final feature that enhances its softness is a 100% cotton outer shell, and we think it’s a great touch.

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The pillow’s cotton cover and 2″ gusset

Size wise, Casper’s standard size pillow is 18” x 26”, and the king size is 18” x 34”. Casper sent us the standard size, and it fit perfectly inside our basic pillowcase. If you get the king size pillow, you might want to look into buying a king size case to fit it.

Loft And Responsiveness

The loft of a pillow basically means how high or tall it is. In this case, its loft is about 5.5” decompressed, and about 2.5” when your head is laying on it. More often than not, petite folks should consider a pillow on the thinner side, while heavier individuals should look into purchasing a thicker pillow. We really like this pillow because it compresses enough for petite sleepers, but is thick enough for heavier folks too.

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The Casper Pillow has a fluffy, traditional feel

It doesn’t respond quickly to pressure like the neutral-foam Tuft & Needle pillow, but it’s also not slow like memory foam pillows. Check out the video above to see what we’re talking about—we thought it was similar to the way a marshmallow bounces back if you squeeze it between your fingers. Overall, we thought Casper’s down pillow was pretty comfortable and accommodating.

It Accommodates All Sleeper Types

On the website, Casper claims their pillow is suitable for all sleeper types, but does it really? Well, as a rule of thumb, side and back sleepers are more comfortable on loftier pillows that keep their heads propped up.

Side sleepers should envision an imaginary line going from their nose down their spine. If their nose is above or below the line, they’re in the clear. For you back sleepers out there, you should have a proper “C” curve in their neck when you’re sleeping, and you should be looking more upwards than forwards.

Unfortunately for stomach sleepers, there are no little tricks to tell if a pillow is right for them. So if this applies to you, just feel it out. If it’s too high, you’ll feel a slight kink in your neck and it won’t be very comfortable.

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The Casper Down Pillow works for all sleeper types, including stomach sleepers

So how well does Casper’s claim hold true? After testing out their Down Pillow for a night, we concluded that it’s, indeed, accommodating for all sleeper types, but remember that this all hinges on your body type. It’s supportive enough for side and back sleepers (while I slept on my side, I just fluffed it up a bit and I was good to go), but fluffy and adjustable enough for stomach sleepers to sleep comfortably on it.

The Pillow Is Machine Washable

If you’ve ever owned a pillow that wasn’t machine washable, you probably know the struggle of trying to keep it clean after months of drooling, sweating, or occasional spill stains. So one thing we love about the Casper Down Pillow is its machine washable capabilities. According to the site, you can wash it in a front load commercial washer on warm with mild detergent. Then, tumble dry on low with laundry balls, or even clean tennis balls (please not the ones your dog has been chewing on).

Once it’s done, remove it from the dryer and give it a final fluff—it should look good as gold. Speaking of fluffing, Casper recommends you fluff your pillow once a day to keep it in tip-top shape.

Our Verdict

If you’re a fan of down pillows and their signature fluffy feel, we’re pretty certain you’ll be a fan of Casper’s. It has a special 5-chamber design so you get a balanced ratio of soft duck down to supportive feathers. We do recognize, however, that it’s kind of an expensive pillow. So if you can justify the purchase, we say go for it. You can sleep well at night knowing the down was sustainable sourced, and because it’s uber comfortable.

Review Team

kenzie

McKenzie Dillon

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

Tharon Green

Stomach Sleeper

wesley-ott

Wesley Ott

Combo Sleeper

FAQs

How did you get this pillow?

Casper sent us their Down Pillow so we could test it, and write a review detailing our thoughts about it. We do not partner with Casper, or any bedding brand for that matter, so our reviews are 100% authentic.

Is the pillow shipped through FedEx, UPS, DHL, or another delivery service?

Casper’s Down pillow ships via UPS Ground.

Do they ship to the entire US and Canada?

Not at this time, unfortunately. The free shipping and returns policy doesn't apply to folks in Alaska, Hawaii, Yukon Territories, Northwest Territories, and Nanuvat.

What other products do they offer?

Casper offers mattresses, bed frames, pillows, bedding, and many different accessories like a glow light and dog bed.