Hullo Pillow Reviews

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Quick Overview

Hulltex – a company headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota – offers pillows filled with buckwheat hulls. The brand’s current selection includes one pillow designed for night-to-night sleeping, along with two specialty models.

  • The Hullo is the Hulltex flagship model. The pillow contains roughly eight to nine pounds of buckwheat hulls encased in an organic-cotton twill cover. The hulls can be added or removed at any time to adjust the thickness, but the pillow generally feels ‘Firm’ regardless of the fill volume. The Hullo is sold in Small, Standard, and King sizes; the cover is machine washable.
  • The Bolster Pillow is a cylindrical model measuring roughly 17″ long. It contains roughly seven pounds of buckwheat hull fill encased in an organic-cotton twill cover. This pillow is designed to provide additional support in bed, and may be useful as a headrest or leg pillow. It may also serve as a bolster during yoga and other exercise routines.
  • The Floor Pillow is a cylindrical cushion measuring 5″ thick. It contains roughly three pounds of buckwheat hulls encased in an organic-cotton twill cover. The Floor Pillow – as its name implies – is designed to provide padding and improve posture for people seated on the floor. It may also serve as a headrest or leg bolster.

Buckwheat pillows like the Hullo and other Hulltex models are ideal for sleepers who prefer firm surfaces for their head, neck, and shoulders. The hulls provide moderate yet consistent conforming, and most side and back sleepers experience some level of pain and pressure relief. The adjustable loft is also beneficial for those whose pillow thickness preferences vary from night to night. Due to good air circulation between the hulls and a breathable organic-cotton cover, the Hullo sleeps reasonably cool, as well.

The Hullo pillow has a relatively high price-point, as is typical of buckwheat models. Hulltex offers free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S., and backs the Hullo with a 60-night sleep trial. Read on to learn more about the Hullo and other buckwheat pillows from Hulltex. This guide also includes an overview of the brand’s shipping and return policies, as well as some similar pillow recommendations.

Pros
  • Adjustable loft
  • Sleeps cool and comfortable for most
  • Eco-friendly construction
  • Free shipping in the contiguous U.S.
Cons
  • Too firm for some
  • Pillows are heavy and can be difficult to lift/adjust
  • Above-average price-point
  • No warranty coverage

Informing Our Review

243 verified customer experiences — 20 hours of testing — 4 expert consultations

Recommendations

A sleeper’s experience with a pillow typically depends on his/her weight and preferred sleep position. Based on customer and owner experiences, as well as our own product testing, the table below lists sleeper ratings for the Hullo based on these two factors.

Please note: at this time we have not received enough feedback or conducted sufficient testing to generate ratings for the Bolster Pillow or Floor Pillow from Hulltex. We will update this page as soon as possible.

Hulltex Model Sleep Position Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs) Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs) Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
Hullo Side Good Very Good Very Good
Back Good Very Good Very Good
Stomach Fair Fair Fair

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

Ratings

Next let’s look at performance ratings for the Hullo. The following table lists our ratings for the pillow in terms of durability, temperature neutrality, and other key factors. Our ratings are based on a combination of verified customer/owner reviews and product research. We will update this section when we receive sufficient data for the Bolster Pillow and/or Floor Pillow from Hulltex.

Category Criteria Hullo Rating What Hullo Users Say
Category

Durability

Criteria

The average pillow will perform for two to three years before a replacement is needed. A pillow’s expected lifespan is typically tied to its material composition.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

Buckwheat pillows tend to be more durable than average, and the Hullo is no exception. With proper care and maintenance, the Hullo should perform for at least three years.

Category

Firmness Options

Criteria

Pillows sold with one firmness option can be limiting for customers whose preferences fall outside that setting, but many pillows sold today are available in multiple firmness designs.

Rating

Poor

What Buyers Say

The Hullo generally feels ‘Firm’ regardless of its fill volume and other firmness options are not available. A significant number of sleepers find buckwheat pillows too firm.

Category

Shape Retention

Criteria

Some pillows flatten quickly and require frequent fluffing in order to retain a full shape, while other models maintain a full shape with minimal maintenance.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

The Hullo retains a full, consistent shape due to its design; the buckwheat hills disperse evenly throughout the interior, and fluffing is rarely needed unless the volume is exceptionally low.

Category

Moldability

Criteria

Pillows that are relatively moldable are optimal for sleepers who like to snuggle with a pillow during the night, as well as those who like to place support pillows beneath their legs or between their knees.

Rating

Fair

What Buyers Say

The Hullo is fairly heavy and dense, making it less moldable than pillows with other fill materials. The pillow tends to be more squeezable and snuggly when the volume is low.

Category

Conforming

Criteria

Pillows that conform closely to the sleeper’s head, neck, and shoulders typically alleviate more aches and pains than those that conform less.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Hullo is quite firm but the hulls conform fairly well to the sleeper’s head, neck, and shoulders.

Category

Temperature Neutrality

Criteria

Some pillows feature breathable cover materials and good airflow throughout the interior, which allow them to sleep cooler than others.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

Air circulates fairly well through the Hullo’s interior, which helps cool off the pillow with help from the breathable organic-cotton cover

Category

Odor Potential

Criteria

In addition to off-gassing odors, which often occur when pillows are new, some models are filled with materials that emit strong smells.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

Initial off-gassing is common with the Hullo, but the buckwheat hulls do not give off much odor.

Category

Weight

Criteria

Most pillows are relatively light, but heavier models can be difficult to lift and adjust during the night.

Rating

Poor

What Buyers Say

A Standard-size Hullo contains up to nine pounds of buckwheat hulls, making it much heavier than the average pillow; this is a common complaint about buckwheat pillows in general.

Category

Ease of Cleaning

Criteria

Many pillows sold today can be washed or dried in machines, but others require more expensive and/or time-consuming care measures such as spot cleaning or dry cleaning.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

The Hullo’s buckwheat hulls never need to be cleaned; Hulltex sells hulls in bulk to owners who need a replenishment. The pillow’s cover can be machine-washed and air-dried.

The Hullo – like many competing buckwheat pillows – has certain advantages over other pillow types. It is exceptionally firm and ideal for sleepers who find other pillow materials too soft, and the adjustable loft makes the Hullo a good pick for those with shifting thickness preferences. The Hullo also offers great temperature neutrality and is easy to clean and maintain. However, the pillow may be too firm for some and it is not available in softer settings. Additionally, the Hullo is quite heavy and does not provide much moldability.

What You Need to Know about Hulltex Pillows

Product Construction & Firmness

First let’s see how Hulltex pillows are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, and composition specs for the Hullo, Bolster Pillow, and Floor Pillow from Hulltex.

Product Name Firmness Options Loft Interior Components Cover Components
Hullo ‘Firm’ Adjustable 8 to 9 lbs. of buckwheat hulls Organic-cotton twill
Bolster Pillow ‘Firm’ Adjustable 7 lbs. of buckwheat hulls Organic-cotton twill
Floor Pillow ‘Firm’ Adjustable 3 lbs. of buckwheat hulls Organic-cotton twill

Pricing & Sizing

Next let’s look at available sizes for the Hullo, Bolster Pillow, and Floor Pillow. The table below lists width, length, and thickness dimensions for these pillows in each size, along with current price-points.

Size Dimensions Loft Price
Small (Hullo) 14W” x 20L” Adjustable $59
Standard (Hullo) 20W” x 26L” Adjustable $99
King (Hullo) 20W” x 36L” Adjustable $159
Bolster Pillow 17W” x 6L” Adjustable $79
Floor Pillow 13W” x 13L” Adjustable $99

Additionally, Hullo owners can purchase extra buckwheat hulls in bulk. A 10-lb. shipment is sold for $49, and a 20-lb. shipment is sold for $89.

Firmness Options: All Hulltex pillows provide a ‘Firm’ feel regardless of the buckwheat hull volume.
Package Deals: At this time, Hulltex does not offer any bundles or packages for the Hullo or other pillows.

Delivery & Product Care

Delivery Hulltex ships to all 50 states
Product Care Hulltex pillow covers are machine-washable, but the hulls never need to be cleaned.
Full delivery and product care details

Delivery

Where Can the Pillow Be Shipped?: Hulltex ships pillows to all 50 states, but international deliveries are not available.
Delivery Fee: Shipping is free in the contiguous U.S. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii should contact Hulltex for specific shipping rates.

Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for Hulltex is as follows:

  1. All deliveries are coordinated through UPS. Depending on their location, most customers in the contiguous U.S. receive their order within one to five business days. Expected wait times are longer for deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii.
  2. As soon as the order ships, customers will receive a tracking number.

Caring for Your Hulltex Pillow

Instructions for First Time Use: The Hullo and other Hulltex pillows do not require any special care prior to first-time use. However, customers may want to fluff their pillow to help with post-unpackaging shape recovery, and hulls may need to be added/removed for optimal thickness settings.

Cleaning Instructions:

  • The buckwheat hulls never need to be cleaned. If owners need to replenish their supply, Hulltex sells 10-lb. And 20-lb. Bulk shipments.
  • If the buckwheat hulls become wet, owners should empty the pillow and air or sun-dry the hulls until they are completely dry.
  • The pillow’s cover can be washed in a machine on a cold, gentle cycle. It should be air-dried.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Sleep trial 60 nights
Warranty None
Full trial period and warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Hulltex offers a 60-night sleep trial for all pillow products.

  1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period; customers may return their pillow at any point of the 60-night trial.
  2. Customers are responsible for shipping and transportation expenses associated with pillow returns.
  3. To initiate a return, email Hulltex. Full product refunds are issued once the company receives the returned pillow.

Warranty

Hullo does not offer a warranty for the Hullo or any other pillow products.

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Model(s)

Hulltex

Hullo Buckwheat Pillow
Bolster Pillow
Floor Pillow

ComfySleep Buckwheat Hull Pillow

Sobakawa Buckwheat Pillow

Organic Buckwheat Pillow

Pillow Type

Hulltex

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Cover

Hulltex

Organic-cotton twill

Organic-cotton twill

Cotton

Cotton

Price Range (est.)

Hulltex

$59 to $159 (Hullo)
$79 (Bolster Pillow)
$99 (Floor Pillow)

$70 to $135

$40 to $50

$25 to $45

Loft Range

Hulltex

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Firmness Options

Hulltex

‘Firm’ (all pillows)

‘Firm’

‘Firm’

‘Firm’

Availability

Hulltex

Online

Online

Online

Online

Sleep Trial

Hulltex

60 nights

60 nights

Varies by seller

Varies by seller

Warranty Length

Hulltex

No warranty

No warranty

No warranty

No warranty

Company Information

Customer Service

8 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Hulltex, irrespective of whether or not they liked their pillow.

Company History

Hulltex has been in business since 2013.

BBB Rating

Hulltex, LLC has not received a letter grade from the Better Business Bureau.

Physical Stores

Hulltex does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations..

Contact Hulltex

[email protected] | 1-877-334-8556

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