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What You Need to Know about the Hullo Pillow
Pillow Type and Components: Hulltex LLC. offers a buckwheat pillow sold under the name Hullo.
The pillow is filled with buckwheat hulls, the hard husks that encase buckwheat kernels.
The cover is made of organic-cotton twill. It features a zipper that allows owners to adjust the loft by adding or removing the hulls.
Hullo also sells additional buckwheat hulls in 10- and 20-pound bulk shipments.
Product Range: The Hullo is available in three sizes: Small, Standard, and King. The pillows are manufactured in the United States.
Main Competitors: Hulltex’s primary competitors include other buckwheat pillow manufacturers that mostly sell their products online. Availability: The Hullo pillow is available on the Hullo website, as well as Amazon.com. Hulltex does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations. Amazon rating: 4.3 BBB rating: Hulltex does not currently hold a rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the Hullo pillow.
The Hullo pillow has earned a customer satisfaction rating of 82%, which is above-average for both buckwheat pillows and all pillow types.
The average pillow will begin to deteriorate after two to three years of use.
Buckwheat pillows, when properly maintained, have above-average lifespans — and according to Hullo owners, this pillow is no exception. The expected lifespan is at least two and a half years.
Some pillows are only available in one firmness setting, which can be limited for customers who fall outside that loft category.
Most Hullo pillows are considered ‘Firm,’ regardless of loft, and this may be limiting for sleepers who prefer softer pillows. Excessive firmness is a common complaints among buckwheat pillow owners.
Some pillows flatten out over time, and require constant fluffing in order to maintain a full, supportive shape.
The Hullo rarely requires fluffing, but the hulls may shift during the night regardless of loft.
Pillows that are highly moldable can be scrunched and squeezed into different positions, which is beneficial for sleepers who snuggle with pillows.
The Hullo is not particularly moldable, but some pillow snugglers may find it suitable if the loft is somewhat low.
Some pillows conform to the contours of the sleeper’s head and neck for optimal comfort and targeted pressure relief.
The Hullo conforms closely and provides a high degree of pain and pressure relief, according to sleepers who use the pillow.
Pillows may sleep hot or cold, usually depending on both the air circulation in the interior and the composition of the cover.
The Hullo has exceptional airflow due to its hull-filled interior, and most owners say it sleeps fairly cool.
Off-gassing is to be expected from most pillows, but some produce stronger, longer-lasting odors that can disrupt sleep.
Hullo owners say the pillow does not produce excessive odor, but smells may linger long after the pillow has been unpackaged.
Some pillows are significantly heavier than average, making it difficult for some sleepers to move and maneuver them in the night.
A Small-size Hullo weighs roughly four pounds, but larger sizes are much heavier — and more than 10 pounds in a King-size.
Ease of Cleaning
Depending on the material, pillows may be machine washable or require more intensive cleaning, such as hand washing, spot cleaning, or professional (dry) cleaning.
Buckwheat hulls never need to be laundered, but they must be removed in order to clean the cover, which can be machine washed. The cover should be air dried only.
Hullo Delivery Details
14W” x 20L”
20W” x 26L”
20W” x 36L”
Package Deals: Hulltex does not appear to offer any package deals or bundles for the Hullo pillow at this time. However, customers can order shipments of buckwheat hulls in 10-pound or 20-pound increments.
Where Can the Pillow Be Shipped?: Hulltex ships the Hullo anywhere in the U.S., but deliveries to international destinations are not available at this time.
Delivery Fee: Shipping is free for all deliveries in the contiguous U.S. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii should contact Hulltex for current shipping rates for their address.
Delivery Policy: Hulltex’s delivery policy is as follows:
All Hullo deliveries are coordinated through UPS.
Most orders ship within one to two business days. Expected delivery times vary by location, but most reach their destination in one to five business days once they ship.
Hulltex encourages customers in Alaska and Hawaii to order their Hullo through Amazon Prime, which offers free shipping to these locations.
Instructions for First Time Use: The Hullo does not require any special treatments or instructions prior to first-time use.
Cleaning Instructions: Care instructions for the Hullo are as follows:
The buckwheat hulls never need to be cleaned.
The cover is machine washable. Remove all hulls prior to washing the cover in a machine on a cold water setting.
The cover should be air dried only. Do not replace the hulls until the cover is completely dry.
If the hulls become wet, air dry the pillow in a warm location. Never place the pillow in an oven or microwave. This can permanently damage the pillow and poses a safety risk.
What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Hullo Pillow?
Based on our customer feedback, Hullo pillows received the following grades among sleepers of different weights, body types, and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different pillows. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a pillow.
Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs)
Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs)
Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
For more information on sleeping positions please see our pillow guides for side, back, and stomach sleepers.
Hulltex Company Information
8 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Hulltex, irrespective of whether or not they liked their Hullo pillow.
Hulltex was founded in 2013.
P.O. Box 3432
Duluth, MN 55803-3432
Hulltex does not have a BBB rating at this time.
Hulltex does not operate any stores or showrooms, and the Hullo is not sold in any brick-and-mortar locations.