Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
guides
products
Filter by Categories
Baby Sleep Products
Bedding
Circadian
Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders
Coupons
Diagnosis
Drug Therapies
Dyssomnias
España
How Sleep Works
Hypersomnias
Insomnias
Mattress Accessories
Mattress Brands
Mattress Comparisons
Mattress FAQs
Mattresses
Non-Drug Therapies
Parasomnias
Pet Sleep Resources
Popular
Safety and Sleep
Safety and Sleep Products
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Environment
Sleep Health
Sleep Medicine
Sleep Preparation
Sleep Products
Sleep Resources
Sleep-related breathing disorders
Sleep-related movement disorders
Uncategorized
This research is supported by you, our readers, through our independently chosen links, which earn us a commission. Learn More.

Brooklinen Pillow Reviews

Written by - Jackson Lindeke.
Brooklinen Pillow Reviews

The Bottom Line.

  • The Brooklinen Down Pillow contains premium, ethically sourced Canadian white down encased in a long staple cotton cover.
  • Both pillows available in Plush, Mid-Plush, and Firm settings.
  • Brooklinen also offers a down alternative pillow featuring plush, hypoallergenic microfiber fill and a breathable cotton cover.

Interested in a Brooklinen Pillow?

Tuck readers get the best price

Shop Now

948 Verified Customer Experiences

7 Unique Review Sources

32 Hours of Lab Testing

3 Sleep Experts Consulted

Meet Our Testing Team
Keith
Keith
Jackson
Jackson
Bill
Bill

General Overview

  • These pillows are very plush, but also have a good amount of support.
  • Whether you’re a stomach, back, or side sleeper, there’s a type of pillow that will provide you with an ideal amount of comfort.
  • The pillows come with a 365-day return policy, which is much longer than average.
  • Brooklinen offers a lifetime warranty. for its pillows.

Cons

  • Only the plush down is a pure down pillow. If you’re looking for a mid-plush or firm down pillow, those pillows have a feather core.
  • There are only two size options: standard and king.
  • The pillows might feel too firm, especially the mid-plush and firm options.

Quick Summary

Rich and Vicki Fulop launched Brooklinen in 2014 following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The couple focused on how well they related to their customers as people who just want luxury, hotel quality bedding without the exuberant price tag. Brooklinen’s products are available exclusively online. Brooklinen website offers bed sheets, comforters, and other bed and bathroom accessories.

Among Brooklinen’s most popular offerings are their down and down alternative pillows. Brooklinen’s down pillows are made using Canadian White Down. There are three firmness options: plush, mid-plush, and firm. The plush down pillow is filled solely with white down. However, the mid-plush and firm down pillows feature a feather core that adds a noticeable amount of firmness and support.

Brooklinen’s down alternative pillows mimic the sensation of a pure down pillow thanks to the use of 100 percent shaved microfibers as a filling. As with Brooklinen’s down pillows, the down alternative pillows come in “plush,” “mid-plush,” and “firm” options.

All of Brooklinen’s pillows are encased in a 100 percent cotton shell. Their pillows are also crafted to be antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, freeing sleepers of concerns related to unwanted bacteria growth and allergies.

In this review, we’ll discuss Brooklinen’s down and down alternative pillows in detail. Read on to learn important considerations for buying these pillows.

Tuck readers get the best price on Brooklinen Pillows.

Check Price

In the tables below, we share customer reviews and insights about Brooklinen Pillows from people who’ve used one.

  • Down Alternative Pillow - Plush
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Mid-Plush
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Firm
  • Down Pillow - Plush
  • Down Pillow - Mid-Plush
  • Down Pillow - Firm

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Plush
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Mid-Plush
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Firm
  • Down Pillow - Plush
  • Down Pillow - Mid-Plush
  • Down Pillow - Firm
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
Durability
Firmness Options
Shape Retention
Moldability
Conforming
Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
hand

Durability

The pillows retained their shape well after months of use.

Durability

The pillows retained their shape well after months of use.

Firmness Options

The down alternative pillows offer a reasonable number of firmness options.

Firmness Options

The down alternative pillows offer a reasonable number of firmness options.

Shape Retention

Users said these pillows held onto their supportive shapes without flattening out.

Shape Retention

Users said these pillows held onto their supportive shapes without flattening out.

Moldability

Pillows were very soft and squeezable according to customers.

Moldability

Pillows were very soft and squeezable according to customers.

Conforming

Users felt the pillows were soft and supportive, contouring well enough to the contours of the head and neck area.

Conforming

Users felt the pillows were soft and supportive, contouring well enough to the contours of the head and neck area.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept cool with these pillows.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept cool with these pillows.

Odor Potential

Users did not complain about off-gassing issues.

Odor Potential

Users did not complain about off-gassing issues.

Weight

Users described these pillows as light and fluffy.

Weight

Users described these pillows as light and fluffy.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows aren’t to be cleaned too often and even then, users are encouraged to get the pillows professionally cleaned before trying to machine wash them.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows aren’t to be cleaned too often and even then, users are encouraged to get the pillows professionally cleaned before trying to machine wash them.

hand

Durability

The pillows retained their shape well after months of use.

Durability

The pillows retained their shape well after months of use.

Firmness Options

The down alternative pillows offer a reasonable number of firmness options.

Firmness Options

The down alternative pillows offer a reasonable number of firmness options.

Shape Retention

Users said these pillows held onto their supportive shapes without flattening out.

Shape Retention

Users said these pillows held onto their supportive shapes without flattening out.

Moldability

Pillows were very soft and squeezable according to customers.

Moldability

Pillows were very soft and squeezable according to customers.

Conforming

Users felt the pillows were soft and supportive, contouring well enough to the contours of the head and neck area.

Conforming

Users felt the pillows were soft and supportive, contouring well enough to the contours of the head and neck area.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept cool with these pillows.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept cool with these pillows.

Odor Potential

Users did not complain about off-gassing issues.

Odor Potential

Users did not complain about off-gassing issues.

Weight

Users described these pillows as light and fluffy.

Weight

Users described these pillows as light and fluffy.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows aren’t to be cleaned too often and even then, users are encouraged to get the pillows professionally cleaned before trying to machine wash them.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows aren’t to be cleaned too often and even then, users are encouraged to get the pillows professionally cleaned before trying to machine wash them.

hand

Durability

The pillows retained their shape well after months of use.

Durability

The pillows retained their shape well after months of use.

Firmness Options

The down alternative pillows offer a reasonable number of firmness options.

Firmness Options

The down alternative pillows offer a reasonable number of firmness options.

Shape Retention

Users said these pillows held onto their supportive shapes without flattening out.

Shape Retention

Users said these pillows held onto their supportive shapes without flattening out.

Moldability

Pillows were very soft and squeezable according to customers.

Moldability

Pillows were very soft and squeezable according to customers.

Conforming

Users felt the pillows were soft and supportive, contouring well enough to the contours of the head and neck area.

Conforming

Users felt the pillows were soft and supportive, contouring well enough to the contours of the head and neck area.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept cool with these pillows.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept cool with these pillows.

Odor Potential

Users did not complain about off-gassing issues.

Odor Potential

Users did not complain about off-gassing issues.

Weight

Users described these pillows as light and fluffy.

Weight

Users described these pillows as light and fluffy.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows aren’t to be cleaned too often and even then, users are encouraged to get the pillows professionally cleaned before trying to machine wash them.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows aren’t to be cleaned too often and even then, users are encouraged to get the pillows professionally cleaned before trying to machine wash them.

hand

Durability

Users said that the pillows kept their shape after months of use.

Durability

Users said that the pillows kept their shape after months of use.

Firmness Options

Although Brooklinen states there are three firmness options, some customers complained that their pillows were too firm, despite their “mid-plush” description.

Firmness Options

Although Brooklinen states there are three firmness options, some customers complained that their pillows were too firm, despite their “mid-plush” description.

Shape Retention

Users said their pillows maintain their shape.

Shape Retention

Users said their pillows maintain their shape.

Moldability

Sleepers had no issues scrunching or squeezing these pillows.

Moldability

Sleepers had no issues scrunching or squeezing these pillows.

Conforming

For the most part, customers felt the pillows cradled the contours of their heads and necks very well.

Conforming

For the most part, customers felt the pillows cradled the contours of their heads and necks very well.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept comfortably, with no complaints of overheating during the night.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept comfortably, with no complaints of overheating during the night.

Odor Potential

Multiple users complained about an odd “feather” odor.

Odor Potential

Multiple users complained about an odd “feather” odor.

Weight

Users described the pillow as feeling lightweight and airy.

Weight

Users described the pillow as feeling lightweight and airy.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows are “dry clean only,” with users spot cleaning for the most part and only ever machine washing in the event of an emergency.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows are “dry clean only,” with users spot cleaning for the most part and only ever machine washing in the event of an emergency.

hand

Durability

Users said that the pillows kept their shape after months of use.

Durability

Users said that the pillows kept their shape after months of use.

Firmness Options

Although Brooklinen states there are three firmness options, some customers complained that their pillows were too firm, despite their “mid-plush” description.

Firmness Options

Although Brooklinen states there are three firmness options, some customers complained that their pillows were too firm, despite their “mid-plush” description.

Shape Retention

Users said their pillows maintain their shape.

Shape Retention

Users said their pillows maintain their shape.

Moldability

Sleepers had no issues scrunching or squeezing these pillows.

Moldability

Sleepers had no issues scrunching or squeezing these pillows.

Conforming

For the most part, customers felt the pillows cradled the contours of their heads and necks very well.

Conforming

For the most part, customers felt the pillows cradled the contours of their heads and necks very well.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept comfortably, with no complaints of overheating during the night.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept comfortably, with no complaints of overheating during the night.

Odor Potential

Multiple users complained about an odd “feather” odor.

Odor Potential

Multiple users complained about an odd “feather” odor.

Weight

Users described the pillow as feeling lightweight and airy.

Weight

Users described the pillow as feeling lightweight and airy.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows are “dry clean only,” with users spot cleaning for the most part and only ever machine washing in the event of an emergency.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows are “dry clean only,” with users spot cleaning for the most part and only ever machine washing in the event of an emergency.

hand

Durability

Users said that the pillows kept their shape after months of use.

Durability

Users said that the pillows kept their shape after months of use.

Firmness Options

Although Brooklinen states there are three firmness options, some customers complained that their pillows were too firm, despite their “mid-plush” description.

Firmness Options

Although Brooklinen states there are three firmness options, some customers complained that their pillows were too firm, despite their “mid-plush” description.

Shape Retention

Users said their pillows maintain their shape.

Shape Retention

Users said their pillows maintain their shape.

Moldability

Sleepers had no issues scrunching or squeezing these pillows.

Moldability

Sleepers had no issues scrunching or squeezing these pillows.

Conforming

For the most part, customers felt the pillows cradled the contours of their heads and necks very well.

Conforming

For the most part, customers felt the pillows cradled the contours of their heads and necks very well.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept comfortably, with no complaints of overheating during the night.

Temperature Neutrality

Users slept comfortably, with no complaints of overheating during the night.

Odor Potential

Multiple users complained about an odd “feather” odor.

Odor Potential

Multiple users complained about an odd “feather” odor.

Weight

Users described the pillow as feeling lightweight and airy.

Weight

Users described the pillow as feeling lightweight and airy.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows are “dry clean only,” with users spot cleaning for the most part and only ever machine washing in the event of an emergency.

Ease of Cleaning

These pillows are “dry clean only,” with users spot cleaning for the most part and only ever machine washing in the event of an emergency.

Brooklinen Pillow users found these products to be very comfortable and plush. Although a few customers felt some options were a little too firm, many appreciated the cool supportiveness of their down and down alternative pillows.

With the Brooklinen Down Pillow, a few sleepers did notice a smell, in particular, a “feather” like odor that was unpleasant. However, most said that the odor went away with a little airing out. There were also a few complaints about feeling the feathers near the surface of the pillow.

The Brooklinen Down Alternative Pillow users had fewer complaints, but most Brooklinen customers enjoyed these pillows overall.

Before you buy a pillow, it’s important to research what users are saying. In the following table, we summarized what we learned from comments from by sleepers who previously bought a Brooklinen Bedding Pillow.

What Type of Sleeper is Best Suited Brooklinen Pillows?

A sleeper’s experience with a pillow often depends on his or her body weight and preferred sleep position.

Based on owner experiences and product analysis, Brooklinen Pillows have earned the following ratings from sleepers with different weights and position preferences.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our pillow guides for side, back, and stomach sleepers.

  • Down Alternative Pillow - Plush
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Mid-Plush
  • Down Alternative Pillow - Firm
  • Down Pillow - Plush
  • Down Pillow - Mid-Plush
  • Down Pillow - Firm
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Brooklinen’s pillows are made to be a comfortable compromise between plush pillows that you can easily sink into and firm supportive pillows that provide proper spinal alignment.

To get the best sleep out of a Brooklinen pillow, you should choose a pillow that matches your preferred sleep position.

For instance, the “plush” pillow is recommended for stomach sleepers. At the same time, a side sleeper is pushed in the direction of buying a Brooklinen Down or Brooklinen Down Alternative Pillow in “firm.”

Compare Pillows

In the table below we compare and contrast the Brooklinen pillows with similar options currently available for purchase.

Similar Pillow Options

Easy Breather

TEMPUR-Down Precise Support Pillow

Down Pillow - Soft

FIRMNESS MediumMediumSoft
LOFT Adjustable7.88" (Queen)
7.91" (King)
Varies
SIZES Standard
Queen
King
Queen
King
Standard
King
Tap here to see more mattress stats

Pillow Technical Details

What You Need to Know About Brooklinen Pillows

Pricing and Sizing

The Brooklinen Down and Brooklinen Down Alternative Pillows are available in standard (20″ x 26″) and king (20″ x 36″) sizes. Read the visual below for more specific details about sizing and pricing.

  • icon_pillow
    Standard Down Pillow (Firm & Mid-Plush) $69 Down Pillow (Plush) $99 Down Alternative Pillow $59
  • icon_pillow
    King Down Pillow (Firm & Mid-Plush) $89 Down Pillow (Plush) $119 Down Alternative Pillow $79

Construction and Firmness

Brooklinen’s down and down alternative pillows are encased in a 100 percent long-staple cotton casing. The cotton exterior has a 400 thread count, creating a sleep surface that’s smooth and soft to the touch. Their pillows are also double-stitched to ensure their overall durability.

The Brooklinen Down Pillow is comprised of ethically-produced Canadian White Down clusters sourced from Hutterite farms. Although marketed as a down pillow, it’s important to note that the purity depends on which firmness level you choose. For example, the “plush” pillow is comprised of 100 percent fluffy down clusters. Meanwhile, Brookline’s “mid-plush” down pillow contains a dual-core that’s made up of feathers surrounded by down. The “firm” option also has a dual-core; the difference is that while “mid-plush” pillows are made up of 80 percent feathers, the “firm” pillow cores are 86 percent feathers. Brooklinen Down Pillows are certified with the Down Association of Canada.

As for the Brooklinen Down Alternative Pillow, it successfully mimics the sensation of a pure down pillow thanks to its high grade microfiber filling. These ultra-fine synthetic fibers give sleepers the sensation of resting on a plush down pillow while providing a hypoallergenic sleep environment.

Additionally, all of Brooklinen’s pillows are treated with Ultra Fresh Antimicrobial. Ultra Fresh is US EPA registered, BPR compliant, and OEKO-TEX certified. The substance helps prevent the growth of bacteria while prolonging the life of Brooklinen Pillows.

There are three different firmness levels available in three different firmness options: “plush” (soft), “mid-plush” (medium), and “firm.” With Brooklinen Down Pillows, the firmness level is directly impacted by the percentage of feathers making up the pillow’s core. By making these adjustments, Brooklinen can provide sleepers with additional firmness choices than what would be available with a pure down pillow.

Brooklinen Coupons and Discounts

Tuck readers get the best price on Brooklinen Pillows.

Check Price
  • Sleep Trial 365 nights

  • Shipping Brooklinen ships internationally

  • Warranty Lifetime warranty

  • Made In USA

  • Can You Wash the Brooklinen Pillow?

    Machine washable, but professional cleaning recommended.

  • Brooklinen Pillow Care Instructions

    Instructions For First Time Use: Some mild off-gassing is possible, so just air out your pillow for a day to get rid of it.
    Brooklinen strongly recommends that you seldom wash their pillows. They suggest that if a pillow must be washed, you get it professionally cleaned or occasionally spot clean it using Woolite or Oxyclean. If you find that you absolutely have to clean your Brooklinen Pillow, please put it in your washing machine on a low and gentle setting. Then, tumble dry the product on low.

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Brooklinen ships to customers all over the world, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and United States Minor Outlying Islands.

    In addition to physical addresses, Brooklinen ships to P.O. Boxes as well.

  • Full Delivery Policy

    Delivery Fee: Brooklinen offers free shipping for first time orders placed by customers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Hong Kong.

    Otherwise, enter your location during checkout to find out your exact shipping fee.

    Delivery Policy: The Brooklinen delivery policy is as follows:

    If the item is in stock, you can expect your order to ship within one to two days of getting placed. Orders placed before 2 p.m. Monday through Friday will get shipped the same day; orders placed after 2 p.m. will get shipped on the very next business day.

    Brooklinen does ship to P.O. Boxes. Domestic and international P.O. Box orders will be sent through USPS priority mail. Non-U.S. customers should be aware that they might have to pay additional taxes and fees.

    If part of the order isn’t in stock, the entire order will be delayed from shipping until those items are available and everything can be shipped together. Please note that Brooklinen doesn’t ship on weekends at this time.

  • Trial Period & Warranty Details

    Trial Period and Guarantee

    Brooklinen offers a full year to try out their pillows. If during the 365-night trial you decide that the product’s not right for you, Brooklinen will allow you to either exchange the pillow for a different one or receive a full refund.

    If you’d like to initiate a return, go to their Returns & Exchanges page to submit a request form. A Customer Experience Specialist should contact you within one to two business days.

    Brooklinen does not accept returns for any item listed as “final sale.”

    Warranty

    Brooklinen pillows come with a lifetime warranty.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

    8 out of 10 customers have had a positive experience with Brooklinen, irrespective of whether or not they liked their pillows.

  • Company History

    Founded in 2014 by Rich and Vicki Fulop following a successful initial fundraiser through Kickstarter.

  • BBB Rating

    A+

  • Physical Stores

    Brooklinen’s pillows are only sold online.

  • Contact Brooklinen

    [email protected] | (646) 798-7447 | brooklinen.com

  • Find Brooklinen on Social

A