Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Review
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Review In Brief
We tested the Brooklyn Bedding Talalay latex pillow to see how it compares to other best pillows on the market. This pillow is made of latex with an organic cotton cover and designed to provide a natural and healthy sleeping experience. It comes in two different lofts – a low loft (the one we tested and recommend for back or front sleepers) or a high loft (which would be better for side sleepers).
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Specifications
Type: latex pillow
Best suited to: Sleepers on the belly and on the back (low loft version), side sleepers (high loft version); allergic people, hot sleepers
Trial period: 30 days
Guarantee: 3 years
This pillow provides a comfortable and supportive experience. The latex foam molds to the shape of the sleeper’s head and neck, which means you can avoid the embarrassment of trying to get it in the right shape, and we also found it slept well and cool. The organic material is a definite plus for those who suffer from allergies and need something hypoallergenic, and the cover is also removable and washable.
We found the low loft version to be comfortable without being too soft. Our main tester is primarily a side sleeper, but he also occasionally sleeps on his stomach, and we found that the low loft helped avoid any kind of stiffness and soreness that can come from face-down sleeping. However, if you are a side sleeper only (or a back sleeper with snoring and sleep apnea issues), the high loft option would be a better choice as it can cradle your head and neck.
The pillow insert and cover are hypoallergenic, so although our main tester is generally allergic to latex (at least latex gloves and latex bandages), they had no problems. In fact, we really enjoyed sleeping on this pillow for our review.
The queen size pillow sells for $89 and the king size pillow for $99. Read on for our full review of Brooklyn Bedding’s Talalay latex pillows, or if you’re thinking of upgrading your entire sleep setup, check out our best mattress guide.
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Review: Prices and Deals
Among Brooklyn Bedding’s pillows, the Talalay Latex Pillow is in the middle price range. The company also sells a more expensive luxury memory foam pillow starting at $129. On the other end of the spectrum is the Vented Memory Foam Pillow, which starts at $69, as well as the Premium Shredded Foam Pillow, which starts at $54.
Compared to the Layla Kapok Pillow, which starts at $109, the Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow is a more economical option. However, the former also has an adjustable and removable filling. The Talalay pillow is more expensive than the Casper Sleep Original pillow, which costs just $65 and has a 2-inch gusset.
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Review: Design and Materials
- Filled with responsive latex foam
- Washable organic cotton cover
- Natural and hypoallergenic materials
Brooklyn Bedding’s Talalay Low Loft Latex Pillow is made with naturally extracted organic latex. However, since the insert and the cover are both hypoallergenic, they may still be suitable for people with latex allergies. And since the pillow is hypoallergenic, it’s a good choice for those with dust allergies and asthma.
Since the pillow is made from natural materials (Talalay latex is breathable) and covered with an organic cotton cover, it is designed to cool naturally. The cotton cover can be washed to keep it clean.
The low loft is designed to benefit stomach sleepers. By creating a neutral spine position, it allows sleepers to avoid pain and stiffness in the back, neck and shoulders. We found it soft, without being too soft.
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Low Loft Latex Pillow Review: Performance
- Temperature regulation
- Medium-firm support
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Upon arrival, the Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Pair of Latex Pillows were safely and hygienically packaged. We’ve been known to return products because the packaging process has been compromised (folks, we’re talking bedding – which is susceptible to bed bugs and who knows what else sitting on various warehouse floors and delivery trucks). We were pleasantly surprised to find that inside the large shipping box each pillow was individually sealed and placed in individual boxes as well.
We had to take the boxes apart to dispose of them – along with the plastic – but we were grateful that everything was so well sealed and contained during the transport process. As soon as we carefully cut the plastic around the pillows, they started to expand immediately.
It didn’t take long for the pillows to spring back into shape. Our main tester walked away for about 30 minutes to do other things, and when he returned, the pillows were fully inflated. Luckily there was no gassing smell from the pillows.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
We slept on the pillows for over two weeks and they did not retain body heat at any time. Since the Talalay latex is breathable and the cover is organic cotton (which naturally cools), we were able to sleep comfortably and stay cool. As our main tester tends to be a hot sleeper, this was especially important.
Firmness and support
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I found the pillow very comfortable. As a side sleeper I think the higher loft model would have been even more comfortable, and the times I slept on my side I didn’t get as much shoulder elevation as I probably would have with the upper loft. But for a low volume pillow, it was still comfortable when I slept on my side.
In a stomach sleeping position, we found the support to be great and help keep the spine aligned. We never felt any pain or discomfort with the pillows. The reason we went half a point down is that there is no option to adjust the firmness level.
Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Latex Pillow Review: User Opinions
Although Brooklyn Bedding sells mattresses on Amazon, you currently won’t find its pillows there. On the Brooklyn Bedding website, the Talalay Low Loft Latex Pillow has generally favorable reviews, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 based on 1,383 reviews. Many buyers have found it comfortable and supportive, with some stating that they have had no neck and shoulder pain since they started sleeping on it.
However, others find the pillow too thin (there’s also a high loft option if you think that might be a problem for you) and a bit too soft, and side sleepers in particular have found this worsened their neck pain. Luckily, there’s a 30-day trial period, so you can find out for yourself if this is the right pillow for you.
Should I buy the Brooklyn Bedding Talalay latex pillow?
In the two weeks we spent with the Brooklyn Bedding Talalay Low Loft Latex Pillow, we found it to be very comfortable and supportive for stomach sleepers. This version is a great choice for stomach sleepers, as well as non-snoring back sleepers. Side sleepers may prefer the high loft option instead.
The pillow is made of latex and is hypoallergenic. This makes it a good choice for those with allergies and asthma. We were also impressed with the temperature regulation on offer – we never woke up sweating while testing the pillow, and it kept our tester cool and dry each night. Like many pillows, it needs to be re-fluffed daily to maintain its plump shape. Brooklyn Bedding offers a 30-day (or night) trial, so you can try it out yourself to see if it will meet your needs.