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Purple Pillow Reviews

Written by - Bill Fish.
Purple Pillow Reviews

The Bottom Line.

  • Using the same polymer grid found in Purple mattresses, the Purple Pillow provides close conforming and great temperature neutrality.
  • The Purple Pillow’s heavy weight makes it hard to move around.
  • Purple Plush Pillow features downy-soft microfiber fill encased in a lyocell-blend cover that wicks away moisture and sleeps cool.

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8,209 Verified Customer Experiences

20 Unique Review Sources

32 Hours of Lab Testing

4 Sleep Experts Consulted

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General Overview

  • Excellent shape retention
  • Both Pillows sleep fairly cool
  • Purple Plush has easily-adjustable firmness options
  • Easy to clean
  • Free shipping in contiguous U.S.

Cons

  • Purple Pillow is much heavier than the average pillow
  • Limited size availability
  • 30-night break-in required for sleep trial

Quick Summary

Purple offers two pillows, their original Purple Pillow and the new Purple Plush Pillow.

The Purple Pillow is a polymer-based pillow constructed with their patented “Smart Comfort Grid”, which is the same hyper elastic polymer grid found in their mattresses. This is unique in that unlike other pillows, there is no fill. The cover is made of polyester, spandex mesh, and nylon. The pillow is designed to be soft in the middle and firm around the edges.

The elastic polymer grid is intended to provide greater neck support, since it relaxes under pressure without losing support or breaking down over time. Its lack of fill allows air to move freely throughout the pillow, keeping it from getting too hot. Further, it’s soft middle and firm edge design provides is meant to provide increased support.

The new Purple Plush Pillow is a more traditional and affordable option. This pillow is filled with “Smart Fluff” interlocking poly fiber puff balls for a more familiar puffy feel. Its cover is made of Lyocell and Nylon that has undergone a moisture wicking, making for a cool and breathable pillow that moves moisture away from the skin. One of the Purple Plush Pillow’s most distinguishing features is its adjustable fit. By zipping and unzipping its two expandable gussets, you can adjust the firmness of the pillow to meet your preferences.

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  • Purple Pillow
  • Purple Plush Pillow

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
  • Purple Pillow
  • Purple Plush Pillow
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
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Durability

Because it does not contain any fibers or foams, the Purple Pillow typically performs for at least two to three years.

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Durability

Because it does not contain any fibers or foams, the Purple Pillow typically performs for at least two to three years.

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Firmness Options

The Purple Pillow comes in one firmness setting, and the firmness is not adjustable.

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Firmness Options

The Purple Pillow comes in one firmness setting, and the firmness is not adjustable.

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Shape Retention

The hyper-elastic polymer grid of the Purple Pillow is designed for complete shape recovery, and no fluffing is required.

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Shape Retention

The hyper-elastic polymer grid of the Purple Pillow is designed for complete shape recovery, and no fluffing is required.

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Moldability

The Purple Pillow is somewhat moldable, but may be too stiff or firm for people who prefer heavy-duty scrunching and squeezing.

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Moldability

The Purple Pillow is somewhat moldable, but may be too stiff or firm for people who prefer heavy-duty scrunching and squeezing.

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Conforming

The Purple Pillow is softer in the middle and firmer on the sides, and owners say conforming is minimal unless their heads are in certain positions.

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Conforming

The Purple Pillow is softer in the middle and firmer on the sides, and owners say conforming is minimal unless their heads are in certain positions.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Purple Pillow is highly breathable with above-average circulation, and most owners say it sleeps quite cool.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Purple Pillow is highly breathable with above-average circulation, and most owners say it sleeps quite cool.

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Odor Potential

Many Purple Pillow owners report a chemical smell when the pillow is new, but the odor usually dissipates after a few washes.

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Odor Potential

Many Purple Pillow owners report a chemical smell when the pillow is new, but the odor usually dissipates after a few washes.

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Weight

The Purple Pillow weighs more than 10 pounds, which is much heavier than the average pillow.

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Weight

The Purple Pillow weighs more than 10 pounds, which is much heavier than the average pillow.

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Ease of Cleaning

The Purple Pillow is virtually waterproof, and can be washed in warm water with detergent. The cover is machine washable.

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Ease of Cleaning

The Purple Pillow is virtually waterproof, and can be washed in warm water with detergent. The cover is machine washable.

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Durability

Though fiber pillows generally only last around 2 years, this pillow’s interlocking Polyball fill keeps it feeling new for longer. The cover can also be washed repeatedly without damaging the moisture-wicking treatment.

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Durability

Though fiber pillows generally only last around 2 years, this pillow’s interlocking Polyball fill keeps it feeling new for longer. The cover can also be washed repeatedly without damaging the moisture-wicking treatment.

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Firmness Options

The Purple Plush Pillow has two expandable gussets that allow you to access three firmness levels by zipping and unzipping them.

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Firmness Options

The Purple Plush Pillow has two expandable gussets that allow you to access three firmness levels by zipping and unzipping them.

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Shape Retention

Owners described the pillow as having decent shape retention. The interlocking Polyballs within the fill makes for a pillow that bounces back and holds its shape longer.

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Shape Retention

Owners described the pillow as having decent shape retention. The interlocking Polyballs within the fill makes for a pillow that bounces back and holds its shape longer.

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Moldability

Owners reported the Purple Plush Pillow to be extremely flexible, allowing a sleeper to mold it into whatever position necessary.

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Moldability

Owners reported the Purple Plush Pillow to be extremely flexible, allowing a sleeper to mold it into whatever position necessary.

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Conforming

Like most polyfiber pillows, buyers reported that the Purple Plush Pillow only conforms moderately to the sleeper’s head and neck.

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Conforming

Like most polyfiber pillows, buyers reported that the Purple Plush Pillow only conforms moderately to the sleeper’s head and neck.

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Temperature Neutrality

Owners described a cool sleeping experience. This is due to the Lyocell and Nylon fibers in the cover pulls heat away from the body. Meanwhile, the cover has undergone a moisture wicking treatment to keep moisture off of both your skin and the pillow.

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Temperature Neutrality

Owners described a cool sleeping experience. This is due to the Lyocell and Nylon fibers in the cover pulls heat away from the body. Meanwhile, the cover has undergone a moisture wicking treatment to keep moisture off of both your skin and the pillow.

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Odor Potential

Purple Plush Pillow owners have not reported any sort of off-gassing odors.

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Odor Potential

Purple Plush Pillow owners have not reported any sort of off-gassing odors.

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Weight

Unlike the Purple Pillow, users of the Purple Plush Pillow have noticed its lightweight feel.

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Weight

Unlike the Purple Pillow, users of the Purple Plush Pillow have noticed its lightweight feel.

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Ease of Cleaning

The Purple Plush Pillow is machine washable and not too much of a hassle. Wash in a cold, gentle cycle with like colors only. Tumble dry on low heat.

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Ease of Cleaning

The Purple Plush Pillow is machine washable and not too much of a hassle. Wash in a cold, gentle cycle with like colors only. Tumble dry on low heat.

What Type of Sleeper is Best Suited to Purple Pillow?

The Purple Pillow is available in one firmness/loft option and is soft in the middle and firm around the edges. The Purple Plush Pillow is adjustable to three different firmness options. The table below contains a detailed breakdown of the pillows’ product specifications.

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

  • Purple Pillow
  • Purple Plush Pillow
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

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FIRMNESS FirmMediumSoft
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LOFT Adjustable5"4" (Travel)
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SIZES Small
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Pillow Technical Details

What You Need to Know About Purple Pillows

Pricing and Sizing

Below, you’ll find length, width, and thickness dimensions for both Purple Pillows in each available size, along with current price-points.

Model Size Dimensions Thickness Price
Purple Pillow Standard 24W” x 16L” 3″ $99 (U.S. dollars)
$169 (Canada dollars)
Purple Plush Pillow Standard 26W” x 18L” 7″ $50 (U.S. dollars)
$66 (Canada dollars)

Construction and Firmness

The Purple Pillow is available in one firmness/loft option and is soft in the middle and firm around the edges. The Purple Plush Pillow is adjustable to three different firmness options. The table below contains a detailed breakdown of the pillows’ product specifications.

Product Name Firmness Options Loft Interior Components Cover Components
Purple Pillow Soft (middle)
Firm (edges)
3″ Hyper-elastic polymer
No fiber or foam fill
88% polyester
9% spandex mesh
3% nylon
Purple Plush Pillow Medium (zipped)
Soft (one gusset unzipped)
Super Soft (two gussets unzipped)
7″ Interlocking denier poly fiber puff balls 60% Lyocell
40% nylon
Moisture-wicking treatment

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  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Free shipping in contiguous U.S.

  • Warranty 1 Year

  • Made In USA

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Ships anywhere in the US and Canada – Free shipping in contiguous U.S.

  • Full Delivery Policy

    Delivery Fee: Deliveries within the contiguous U.S. are free of charge. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska will incur variable charges, which start at roughly $40. Delivery charges to Canada are built into the price, so no extra fees will be applied.

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

    1. All Purple deliveries are coordinated through FedEx Ground or FedEx 2-day Air.
    2. In addition to standard shipping, Purple offers expedited two-day air shipping for orders in the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), but this is not available to customers in Canada.
  • Can You Wash the Purple Pillow?

    Rinse Purple Pillow with warm water and clean with liquid detergent or dish soap – Machine wash Purple Plush Pillow in a cold, gentle cycle with like colors only. Tumble dry on low heat.

  • Purple Pillow Care Instructions

    Instructions for First Time Use: Purple Pillows are ready to use once they have been removed from their packaging. To air out the Purple Pillow before its first use, remove the zippered cover.

    Purple Pillow Cleaning Instructions: The cleaning procedure for a Purple Pillow is as follows:

    1. To wash the pillow, rinse with warm water and clean with liquid detergent or dish soap.
    2. The pillow should be air dried only.
    3. The pillow cover is machine washable.

    Purple Plush Pillow Cleaning Instructions: The cleaning procedure for a Purple Plush Pillow is as follows:

    1. Machine wash in a cold, gentle cycle. For best results, wash with like colors only using a front-loading machine.
    2. Tumble dry on low heat with a clean dryer or tennis balls.
    3. Remove promptly and fluff after drying
    4. Do not Iron
  • Trial Period & Warranty Details

    Purple offers a 100-night sleep trial for all Purple Pillow orders.

    1. This sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Customers will not be able to return their pillow until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
    2. The pillow must be clean and undamaged in order to qualify for a return.
    3. Purple covers shipping and handling costs associated with pillow returns. Purchasers will receive a prepaid shipping label that covers return charges.

    Warranty
    Purple offers a 1-year warranty for the Purple Pillow.

    1. Warranty coverage begins on the original purchase date. Purple will, at it sole option, repair or replace pillows with recognized defects for as long as the warranty is valid.
    2. Purple will cover all pillow repair and replacement costs if the pillow is deemed defective. Otherwise, the owner will bear these charges. Additionally, the owner is responsible for shipping and handling costs associated with repairs or replacements.
    3. This warranty will cover the following defects:
      • Pillow materials that split, crack, or deteriorate despite normal use and handling.
    4. The warranty will not cover the following:
      • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage.
      • Damage from insects, rodents, or other types of infestation.
      • Damages that occur due to use of a non-stretchy and/or non-breathable pillow case.
    5. Warranty claims require original proof of purchase, and the law tag must still be intact.
    6. This warranty is exclusively offered to original owners who purchase their pillow from Purple or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their pillow from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not be eligible for warranty coverage.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

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

  • Company History

    Purple was launched in 2015 and began selling mattresses after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The Purple Pillow was introduced in 2016.

  • BBB Rating

    A-

  • Physical Stores

    Purple operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in Alpine, Utah, but the Purple Pillow is not available in any physical retailer locations.

  • Contact Purple

    [email protected] | 1-888-848-8456 | purple.com

  • Find Purple on Social

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