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Parachute Pillow Reviews

Written by - Keith Cushner.
Parachute Pillow Reviews

The Bottom Line.

  • The Parachute Down Pillow features a plush blend of ethically-sourced European white down and feathers encased in smooth cotton-sateen.
  • Both pillows are U.S.-made and OEKO-TEX 100 certified.
  • Parachute also offers a down alternative pillow made with fluffy microfiber fill and a premium cotton cover.

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551 Verified Customer Experiences

4 Unique Review Sources

9 Hours of Lab Testing

4 Sleep Experts Consulted

Meet Our Testing Team
Keith
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Jackson
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Jeremy
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Brad
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General Overview

  • Parachute’s down pillows have a comfortable amount of firmness and support. Side sleepers really appreciate the firm option.
  • The pillows sleep cool and conform well.
  • These pillows have a high-quality look and feel.
  • Parachute Pillows offer good head and neck support.
  • There isn’t a lengthy break-in period for these pillows.

Cons

  • The pillows might be too soft for some sleepers, especially stomach sleepers.
  • The standard size Parachute Pillow is a little smaller than the industry standard, which might cause issues with pillowcase sizing.
  • Some mild off-gassing issues.

Quick Summary

CEO Ariel Kaye launched Parachute in 2014. Inspired by a night sleeping on luxurious bedding at a European hotel, Kaye made it her mission to offer similarly high-quality bedding to her customers. Today, Parachute not only sells mattresses and bedroom accessories, but also bathroom products and decor for the home.

The Parachute Down Pillow is made up of 85 percent pure European white down with the remaining 15 percent a down-feather blend. Parachute’s down is ethically repurposed, and the company is Responsible Down Standard certified.

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow contains a 100 percent microfiber filling that suitably mimics the sensation of sleeping on a down pillow. The pillow is hypoallergenic, making it great for anyone who loves the feeling of resting their head on a down pillow but worries about an allergic reaction.

Parachute’s down and down alternative pillows are both encased in 100 percent sateen weave cotton shells reinforced with double-stitched piping seams for enhanced durability. They come in standard and king-sizes. Additionally, sleepers can choose from three firmness options: soft, medium and firm.

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Now let’s see how Parachute Pillows have been rated for durability, conforming ability, odor potential, and other performance factors.

Our ratings below are based on verified customer and owner experiences, as well as intensive product research and analysis.

  • Down Alternative - Soft
  • Down Alternative - Medium
  • Down Alternative - Firm
  • Down Pillow - Soft
  • Down Pillow - Medium
  • 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 - Soft
  • Down Alternative - Medium
  • Down Alternative - Firm
  • Down Pillow - Soft
  • Down Pillow - Medium
  • 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
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Temperature Neutrality
Odor Potential
Weight
Ease of Cleaning
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Durability

Some customers complained that their Parachute Down Alternative Pillows didn’t hold up longer than a few months.

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Durability

Some customers complained that their Parachute Down Alternative Pillows didn’t hold up longer than a few months.

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Firmness Options

Although down alternative pillows are marketed with a “soft” to “firm” range, users complained that even the firmest option felt too soft.

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Firmness Options

Although down alternative pillows are marketed with a “soft” to “firm” range, users complained that even the firmest option felt too soft.

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Shape Retention

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow tends to go flat, requiring a bit of fluffing to get back to it’s full loft.

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Shape Retention

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow tends to go flat, requiring a bit of fluffing to get back to it’s full loft.

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Moldability

Users were able to mold and scrunch the down alternative pillows.

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Moldability

Users were able to mold and scrunch the down alternative pillows.

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Conforming

The pillows conformed okay, but users felt they were too soft to provide enough support to the head and neck area.

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Conforming

The pillows conformed okay, but users felt they were too soft to provide enough support to the head and neck area.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleeps fairly cool, due in part to the microfiber fill and the breathable cover.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleeps fairly cool, due in part to the microfiber fill and the breathable cover.

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Odor Potential

There weren’t any complaints from customers about off-gassing issues.

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Odor Potential

There weren’t any complaints from customers about off-gassing issues.

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Weight

The Parachute Pillows are lightweight and easy to move around at night.

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Weight

The Parachute Pillows are lightweight and easy to move around at night.

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Ease of Cleaning

Although Parachute recommends professionally cleaning their pillows, the pillows can be machined washed.

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Ease of Cleaning

Although Parachute recommends professionally cleaning their pillows, the pillows can be machined washed.

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Durability

Some customers complained that their Parachute Down Alternative Pillows didn’t hold up longer than a few months.

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Durability

Some customers complained that their Parachute Down Alternative Pillows didn’t hold up longer than a few months.

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Firmness Options

Although down alternative pillows are marketed with a “soft” to “firm” range, users complained that even the firmest option felt too soft.

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Firmness Options

Although down alternative pillows are marketed with a “soft” to “firm” range, users complained that even the firmest option felt too soft.

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Shape Retention

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow tends to go flat, requiring a bit of fluffing to get back to it’s full loft.

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Shape Retention

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow tends to go flat, requiring a bit of fluffing to get back to it’s full loft.

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Moldability

Users were able to mold and scrunch the down alternative pillows.

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Moldability

Users were able to mold and scrunch the down alternative pillows.

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Conforming

The pillows conformed okay, but users felt they were too soft to provide enough support to the head and neck area.

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Conforming

The pillows conformed okay, but users felt they were too soft to provide enough support to the head and neck area.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleeps fairly cool, due in part to the microfiber fill and the breathable cover.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleeps fairly cool, due in part to the microfiber fill and the breathable cover.

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Odor Potential

There weren’t any complaints from customers about off-gassing issues.

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Odor Potential

There weren’t any complaints from customers about off-gassing issues.

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Weight

The Parachute Pillows are lightweight and easy to move around at night.

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Weight

The Parachute Pillows are lightweight and easy to move around at night.

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Ease of Cleaning

Although Parachute recommends professionally cleaning their pillows, the pillows can be machined washed.

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Ease of Cleaning

Although Parachute recommends professionally cleaning their pillows, the pillows can be machined washed.

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Durability

Some customers complained that their Parachute Down Alternative Pillows didn’t hold up longer than a few months.

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Durability

Some customers complained that their Parachute Down Alternative Pillows didn’t hold up longer than a few months.

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Firmness Options

Although down alternative pillows are marketed with a “soft” to “firm” range, users complained that even the firmest option felt too soft.

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Firmness Options

Although down alternative pillows are marketed with a “soft” to “firm” range, users complained that even the firmest option felt too soft.

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Shape Retention

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow tends to go flat, requiring a bit of fluffing to get back to it’s full loft.

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Shape Retention

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow tends to go flat, requiring a bit of fluffing to get back to it’s full loft.

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Moldability

Users were able to mold and scrunch the down alternative pillows.

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Moldability

Users were able to mold and scrunch the down alternative pillows.

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Conforming

The pillows conformed okay, but users felt they were too soft to provide enough support to the head and neck area.

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Conforming

The pillows conformed okay, but users felt they were too soft to provide enough support to the head and neck area.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleeps fairly cool, due in part to the microfiber fill and the breathable cover.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleeps fairly cool, due in part to the microfiber fill and the breathable cover.

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Odor Potential

There weren’t any complaints from customers about off-gassing issues.

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Odor Potential

There weren’t any complaints from customers about off-gassing issues.

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Weight

The Parachute Pillows are lightweight and easy to move around at night.

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Weight

The Parachute Pillows are lightweight and easy to move around at night.

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Ease of Cleaning

Although Parachute recommends professionally cleaning their pillows, the pillows can be machined washed.

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Ease of Cleaning

Although Parachute recommends professionally cleaning their pillows, the pillows can be machined washed.

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Durability

Parachute users seemed pleased with how well the down pillows held up.

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Durability

Parachute users seemed pleased with how well the down pillows held up.

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Firmness Options

The Parachute Down Pillow comes in multiple firmness options, making it suitable for many sleep positions.

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Firmness Options

The Parachute Down Pillow comes in multiple firmness options, making it suitable for many sleep positions.

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Shape Retention

Parachute Down Pillow users were pleased with how well the pillow retains its shape.

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Shape Retention

Parachute Down Pillow users were pleased with how well the pillow retains its shape.

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Moldability

Users were happy with how easy their down pillows were to scrunch and mold.

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Moldability

Users were happy with how easy their down pillows were to scrunch and mold.

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Conforming

Comfortably conformed to sleepers’ necks and provided a good amount of support.

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Conforming

Comfortably conformed to sleepers’ necks and provided a good amount of support.

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Temperature Neutrality

Users were pleased with how cool these down pillows slept.

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Temperature Neutrality

Users were pleased with how cool these down pillows slept.

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Odor Potential

A few customers complained about a “feather smell” to their pillows.

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Odor Potential

A few customers complained about a “feather smell” to their pillows.

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Weight

These pillows felt light and airy, even if the customers bought the firmer pillow option.

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Weight

These pillows felt light and airy, even if the customers bought the firmer pillow option.

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Ease of Cleaning

Pillow owners can machine wash the pillows, but Parachute recommends having them professionally cleaned.

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Ease of Cleaning

Pillow owners can machine wash the pillows, but Parachute recommends having them professionally cleaned.

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Durability

Parachute users seemed pleased with how well the down pillows held up.

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Durability

Parachute users seemed pleased with how well the down pillows held up.

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Firmness Options

The Parachute Down Pillow comes in multiple firmness options, making it suitable for many sleep positions.

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Firmness Options

The Parachute Down Pillow comes in multiple firmness options, making it suitable for many sleep positions.

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Shape Retention

Parachute Down Pillow users were pleased with how well the pillow retains its shape.

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Shape Retention

Parachute Down Pillow users were pleased with how well the pillow retains its shape.

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Moldability

Users were happy with how easy their down pillows were to scrunch and mold.

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Moldability

Users were happy with how easy their down pillows were to scrunch and mold.

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Conforming

Comfortably conformed to sleepers’ necks and provided a good amount of support.

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Conforming

Comfortably conformed to sleepers’ necks and provided a good amount of support.

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Temperature Neutrality

Users were pleased with how cool these down pillows slept.

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Temperature Neutrality

Users were pleased with how cool these down pillows slept.

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Odor Potential

A few customers complained about a “feather smell” to their pillows.

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Odor Potential

A few customers complained about a “feather smell” to their pillows.

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Weight

These pillows felt light and airy, even if the customers bought the firmer pillow option.

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Weight

These pillows felt light and airy, even if the customers bought the firmer pillow option.

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Ease of Cleaning

Pillow owners can machine wash the pillows, but Parachute recommends having them professionally cleaned.

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Ease of Cleaning

Pillow owners can machine wash the pillows, but Parachute recommends having them professionally cleaned.

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Durability

Parachute users seemed pleased with how well the down pillows held up.

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Durability

Parachute users seemed pleased with how well the down pillows held up.

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Firmness Options

The Parachute Down Pillow comes in multiple firmness options, making it suitable for many sleep positions.

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Firmness Options

The Parachute Down Pillow comes in multiple firmness options, making it suitable for many sleep positions.

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Shape Retention

Parachute Down Pillow users were pleased with how well the pillow retains its shape.

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Shape Retention

Parachute Down Pillow users were pleased with how well the pillow retains its shape.

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Moldability

Users were happy with how easy their down pillows were to scrunch and mold.

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Moldability

Users were happy with how easy their down pillows were to scrunch and mold.

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Conforming

Comfortably conformed to sleepers’ necks and provided a good amount of support.

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Conforming

Comfortably conformed to sleepers’ necks and provided a good amount of support.

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Temperature Neutrality

Users were pleased with how cool these down pillows slept.

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Temperature Neutrality

Users were pleased with how cool these down pillows slept.

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Odor Potential

A few customers complained about a “feather smell” to their pillows.

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Odor Potential

A few customers complained about a “feather smell” to their pillows.

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Weight

These pillows felt light and airy, even if the customers bought the firmer pillow option.

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Weight

These pillows felt light and airy, even if the customers bought the firmer pillow option.

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Ease of Cleaning

Pillow owners can machine wash the pillows, but Parachute recommends having them professionally cleaned.

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Ease of Cleaning

Pillow owners can machine wash the pillows, but Parachute recommends having them professionally cleaned.

Parachute’s down pillows were well liked by customers who felt they were the perfect blend of soft plushness and firm support. Side sleepers liked the firm version of the Parachute Down Pillow. A few users complained about off-gassing, but airing out the pillow for a day or two fixed the problem.

The firm Down Alternative Pillow is softer than normal for a pillow of this type, which could be uncomfortable for side and back sleepers.

Both the Parachute Down and Parachute Down Alternative Pillow sleep very cool and deliver on their promise of a pillow that would be at home in a luxury hotel.

What Type of Sleeper is Best Suited to Parachute Pillows?

Based on our evaluations and customer feedback, the Parachute Down and Down Alternative pillows received the following recommendations from sleepers with different weights and favorite sleep positions.

These ratings are subjective; everyone has a unique experience on different pillows. Sleep comfort and proper spinal support are the two most important factors when choosing a pillow.

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

  • Down Alternative - Soft
  • Down Alternative - Medium
  • Down Alternative - Firm
  • Down Pillow - Soft
  • Down Pillow - Medium
  • 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

Both the Parachute Down and Down Alternative Pillows were comfortable for back sleepers while side sleepers especially enjoyed the support of the firm Parachute Down Pillow.

The Down Alternative might be too soft for stomach and back sleepers.

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Pillow Technical Details

What You Need to Know About Parachute Pillows

Pricing and Sizing

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    Standard Down Pillow (Soft) $89 Down Pillow (Medium) $109 Down Pillow (Firm) $129 Down Alternative Pillow (Soft) $59 Down Alternative Pillow (Medium) $69 Down Alternative Pillow (Firm) $79
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    King Down Pillow (Soft) $129 Down Pillow (Medium) $149 Down Pillow (Firm) $169 Down Alternative Pillow (Soft) $69 Down Alternative Pillow (Medium) $79 Down Alternative Pillow (Firm) $89

Construction and Firmness

Parachute uses pure European white down, although to add firmness and support about 15 percent of the pillow filling is a blend of down and feathers. Parachute Down Pillows are 750 fill power, which allows these pillows to be light, airy, and have a good amount of loft. The higher loft allows for better air circulation, keeping these pillows cool all night.

Parachute’s Down Alternative Pillow has a microfiber filling, mimicking the plush sensation of a true down pillow. This hypoallergenic substitute is a good option for sleepers worried about allergies.

Each type of pillow has a 100 percent sateen weave cotton casing that’s double-stitched to avoid tearing and increase its overall durability. Parachute’s pillows are made in Cincinnati, Ohio and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.

There are three firmness options available: soft, medium, and firm. It’s worth noting that Parachute’s down pillows are slightly firmer than other down pillows. This extra firmness lends additional support, making these pillows especially suitable for back and side sleepers. However, the down alternative pillow is softer than expected, making it best suited for stomach sleepers, and anyone who prefers an extremely plush pillow.

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  • Sleep Trial 60 nights

  • Shipping Parachute ships internationally

  • Warranty 3 years

  • Made In USA

  • Can You Wash Parachute Pillows?

    Machine washable, but professional cleaning recommended.

  • Parachute Pillow Care Instructions

    Instructions For First Time Use: For down pillow orders, air out your pillow for a day or two to get rid of any off-gassing odors.

    Although Parachute recommends having their pillows professionally cleaned, it’s still possible to machine wash them yourself. Machine wash the pillows on cool using a delicate cycle setting and a mild liquid detergent. Tumble dry on low and remove the pillows quickly.

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Parachute ships to customers throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. They also ship to American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Shipping to military bases and APO/DPO/FPO addresses is available.

  • Full Delivery Policy

    Delivery Fee: Parachute provides free domestic ground shipping to all 50 states. Overnight and expedited shipping is available and calculated by UPS. Ground shipping to American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands is calculated by USPS.

    Delivery Policy: The Parachute store delivery policy is as follows:

    Parachute charges you before shipping your order. Orders received prior to 9 AM PST ship the same day. Certain states charge a sales tax, enter your state location to find the tax amount. International orders are also subject to taxes and duties, however, Parachute calculates these in advance to prevent you from having to pay any additional charges after placing your order.

  • Trial Period & Warranty Details

    Trial Period and Guarantee
    Parachute makes their pillows available to try during a 60-night window. If during this time you find that their down or down alternative pillows aren’t to your liking, you can send them back for a full refund.
    Warranty
    Parachute Pillows are backed with a three-year warranty.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

    8 out of 10 customers have had a positive experience with the Parachute company, irrespective of how they felt about the brand’s pillows.

  • Company History

    Founded in 2014 following a successful Kickstarter campaign by CEO Ariel Kaye.

  • BBB Rating

    C-

  • Physical Stores

    You can buy Parachute Pillows online and at stores located in Los Angeles, Portland, New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago.

  • Contact Parachute

    Email | 888.967.8832 | parachutehome.com

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