Casper Pillow Review

The Casper Pillow is lofty, supportive and has the feel of a traditional hotel pillow. But is it worth all the hype? We’ll let you know in our review. 

 

The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The unique pillow-within-a-pillow design of the Casper is designed to suit multiple sleeping positions, but the loft of the pillow can’t be changed or adjusted. Because of that, we’re not convinced this pillow will be the best idea for strict stomach sleepers. Still, it offers plenty of support for back and side sleepers in search of a traditional-feeling, plush pillow. It’s more expensive, but absolutely worth it if you’re looking for something with a luxurious feel.

If you dream of sleeping better, a new pillow is a smart place to start. Casper, a bed-in-a-box company that’s home to the Casper mattress and a huge player in the industry, expanded its offerings by launching the Casper Pillow.

Nothing emphasizes the importance of a great pillow like attempting to sleep on a bad one, so how does Casper’s first pillow really feel and perform? The company advertises the pillow as appropriate for all sleepers, but is this true?

In this review, we’re sharing details about what’s inside the Casper Pillow, product information, pros and cons, and whether or not we’d recommend the pillow to a friend. Read on for our detailed, honest review of the Casper Pillow.

What Makes the Casper Pillow Stand Out

Pros

  • Unique—The pillow-on-pillow design provides plushness and comfort while supporting the head and neck.
  • Cooling—Percale weave in the material covering the outer and inner pillows is breathable, soft, and sleeps far cooler than a memory foam pillow.
  • Accommodating—The medium-soft firmness level will suit people at a variety of weights who prefer different sleeping positions.
  • Machine-WashablePillows should be regularly cleaned to prevent the dust mite, mold, and dirt buildup, and Casper makes that easy.

Cons

  • Cost—More expensive than most microfiber pillows.
  • Lack of Options—The pillow comes in one firmness option and the loft is not adjustable.
  • Stomach Sleeping—Because of the loft, some stomach sleepers, especially those on the petite side, may find this pillow too high for their tastes.

What is the Casper Pillow Made Of?

You may be familiar with Casper’s foam mattresses, but the company’s designers took a new approach with the Casper Pillow. The most distinct characteristic of the high quality, down-alternative Original pillow is its unique pillow-on-pillow design. It consists of an outer pillow that completely encases a smaller internal pillow. This dual-pillow construction was created with even pressure relief in mind.

Pima Cotton Cover

The outer pillow cover, which is made of 100% pima cotton in a percale weave, has a polyester inner lining, and gussets that are 2” wide. While gussets are usually an overlooked detail in pillow construction, Casper notes that these gussets are the backbone of the pillow’s functionality, allowing the polyester microfiber fill to be evenly distributed throughout. Though the outer cover adds some protection for the pillow – and keeps everything together – we still recommend grabbing a pillowcase for the Casper.

Down-Alternative Filling

The internal pillow is cushioned with microfibers that are crimped to strengthen neck and head support, and the external pillow is padded with fibers that are longer, softer, and smoother. The inner pillow also has the same lining as the outer pillow layer, and it can be removed from the outer pillow cover via a simple zipper on the outer cover for washing. As such, the two pillows can be completely separated, but Casper designed these pillows to be used together. The inner pillow provides support, while the outer pillow provides a soft, fluffy place for your head and neck.

What does the Casper Pillow Feel Like?

The Casper Original Pillow has a medium-soft feel that will tend to suit most sleepers, and the outer pillow provides just enough softness and cushioning. While the firmness of the Casper Pillow isn’t adjustable, sleepers who want a firmer feel can simply remove the inner pillow and sleep directly on it, if they want. However, this is, like we’ve said, not recommended by Casper.

The pillow can theoretically accommodate all the sleeping positions, but it suits the side sleeping and back sleeping best. Stomach sleepers of smaller builds, who need a very thin pillow, might not find what they’re looking for in the Casper. In terms of comfort, overall quality, and loft, we’d compare the pillow to what you might find in your room at a 4-star hotel.

The outer cover does just what it’s designed to do, conforming closely to the head and neck areas thanks to the long polyester fibers inside that easily slide around as you lift your head or switch sleeping positions. It isn’t so soft that you sink too much, though. The inner pillow provides ample support that’s surprisingly even throughout the width and length of the pillow. The 2” gussets on each side of the pillow assist in evenly distributing the microfiber fill.

Like many microfiber pillows, the Casper Pillow will hold its shape even if you sleep on it nightly, but you may need to fluff it. Casper recommends fluffing the Original Pillow daily, if possible, to keep it looking and feeling fresh.

In terms of care, both the inner and outer pillow pillows are easy to clean. They’re machine-washable and dryer-friendly. In fact, drying the Casper can help it retain its shape. Cleaning your Casper Pillow is as simple as unzipping the outer pillow, removing the inner pillow, rezipping the outer pillow, and placing both in the washing machine on a cold setting. It’s recommended that you tumble dry them on low with dryer balls to aid in fluffing and reshaping.

The pillow’s percale cover material feels cool and soft to the touch. The breathable cover and the pillow-in-pillow design allows for quite a bit of airflow, which will prevent those who sleep hot from feeling warm in the middle of the night.

Casper Pillow Pricing and Specs

Pillow Size Dimensions Price
Standard Size 18″ x 26″  $65
King Size 18″ x 34″ $85

See: Casper coupons

Casper Pillow Policies

Shipping

You’ll receive free shipping in the U.S. and Canada with your Casper order, and you can follow the status of your delivery online. Most Casper orders are shipped within two business days once you’ve placed your order. Still, Alaska and Hawaii aren’t covered under the free shipping policy.

The Casper Original Pillow can be purchased directly from Casper’s website, but it’s also available from third-party retailers like Amazon.com and Target (online and in-store). Shipping and returns from Casper are free, but the Casper Original Pillow is Amazon Prime eligible, and Target offers pick-up and free 2-day shipping, so the best route to purchase is simply your preferred method.

Sleep Trial

While the Original Casper is priced a few shades above the average synthetic down pillow,  Casper also offers a 100-night trial. If you don’t love your Casper Original, you can send it back for a full refund. 

Warranty Coverage

The pillow does come with a warranty, but it was reduced from a 3-year warranty to a 1-year limited warranty in July of 2019.  The warranty is not transferable and covers defects but not normal wear and tear, or owner-inflicted damage. 

See: Casper Mattress Warranty Breakdown

Casper Pillow FAQs

If the Casper pillow gets worn out, can the fill be replaced?

No, Casper does not recommend trying to refill the filling of the Casper pillow. It’s not designed to be adjusted, so the company says if the pillow is getting really worn out, it’s best to simply get a new one.

Should you wash the entire Casper pillow intact or separate the two pillow components before washing?

Casper recommends removing the inner pillow and zipping the outer layer of the pillow shut before placing both in the washing machine for cleaning. As for drying, Casper recommends a tumble dry on low with dryer balls or even clean tennis balls to keep the pillow from clumping.

According to Casper, how often should a pillow be replaced?

Casper suggests replacing your pillow every 1-3 years, or when your head no longer feels supported in a comfortable position anymore.

See casper.com for more FAQs.

The Bottom Line

While ultimately, there’s no best pillow for everyone, as personal preference plays a large role in determining the pillow you’ll love, the Casper Original Pillow is a great middle-of-the-road option.

The medium-soft feel makes it a safe choice for sleepers of all positions, but we’d strongly recommend this pillow for back sleepers and side sleepers. Still, we wouldn’t recommend this pillow for stomach sleeping purists, as the loft elevates the head too much and increases strain and pressure on the neck.

While it feels especially cozy and plush to the touch, the supportive inner pillow will be felt just enough after a few seconds of laying on it. Casper is a trusted brand, and their free shipping, warranty, and lengthy trial period policies make purchasing a Casper Original Pillow that much more appealing.

See: Casper Mattress Review

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