Tuft & Needle Pillow Review

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Quick Overview

From the masterminds behind the Tuft & Needle and Mint mattresses, the T&N Pillow is crafted from the same T&N Adaptive Foam that made the beds so successful. The T&N Adaptive Foam was engineered to combine the contouring benefits of memory foam with bounce and support.

The Tuft & Needle Pillow pulls inspiration from the mattress with an adjusted density and firmness ideally suited for a pillow.

When it comes to purchasing products for something as critical as your sleep, it pays to do your research. To help you determine if the Tuft & Needle Pillow is suited for your needs and preferences — and whether it will ultimately help you achieve a better night’s sleep — we created a complete buying guide to the T&N Pillow. Read on to learn about the pros and cons, recommendations, ratings, and more about this unique pillow.

Pros
  • Supportive proprietary foam core
  • Heat wicking graphite and cooling gel promote temperature neutrality
  • Hypoallergenic and eco-friendly
  • Soft, machine washable cover
  • Retains shape without fluffing
  • Standard and king sizes available
  • Free shipping and returns
  • 100-night sleep trial (30 nights if you order on Amazon)
  • Three-year limited warranty
Cons
  • Not adjustable
  • Higher price point than many pillows
  • Initial off-gassing odor

Informing Our Review

3,573 verified customer experiences — 26 hours of testing — 4 expert consultations

Recommendations

Based on our customer feedback, the Tuft & Needle pillow 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.

Tuft & Needle Pillow 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)
T & N Pillow
Side Very Good Very Good Good
Back Good Very Good Good
Stomach Fair Fair to Poor
Poor

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

Ratings

Category Criteria Tuft & Needle Rating What Tuft & Needle Users Say
Category

Durability

Criteria

The average pillow will begin to deteriorate after two to three years of use.

Rating

N/A

What Buyers Say

Although the T&N company has enjoyed excellent durability ratings since its founding in 2012, the T&N Pillow was only released in 2017. While there is little customer data regarding its longevity, the pillow’s quality construction and materials suggest a minimum average lifespan of 3 years.

Category

Firmness Options

Criteria

Some pillows are only available in one firmness setting, which can be limiting for customers who fall outside that loft category.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

Again and again, reviewers agree that the pillow is a good level of firmness: not too soft, not too firm.

Category

Shape Retention

Criteria

Some pillows flatten out over time, and require constant fluffing in order to maintain a full, supportive shape.

Rating

Excellent

What Buyers Say

Customers tend to find the pillow is better at retaining its shape throughout the night than memory foam and other pillows and does not require fluffing.

Category

Moldability

Criteria

Pillows that are highly moldable can be scrunched and squeezed into different positions, which is beneficial for the sleepers who snuggle with pillows.

Rating

Excellent

What Buyers Say

Thanks to its adaptive foam construction, the T&N Pillow is quite moldable and squeezable, say some users.

Category

Conforming

Criteria

Some pillows conform to the contours of the sleeper’s head and neck for optimal comfort and targeted pressure relief.

Rating

Excellent

What Buyers Say

Many sleepers report that the pillow conforms well to the head and neck, regardless of sleep position.

Category

Temperature Neutrality

Criteria

Pillows may sleep hot or cold, usually depending on both the air circulation in the interior and the composition of the cover.

Rating

Fair

What Buyers Say

Sleepers tend to agree the pillow is able to stay cool throughout the night without flipping.

Category

Odor Potential

Criteria

Off-gassing is to be expected from most pillows, but some produce stronger, longer-lasting odors that can disrupt sleep.

Rating

Excellent

What Buyers Say

Many customers complain of an initial off-gassing smell when the pillow is first unwrapped. In most cases, the odor dissipates within a few days..

Category

Weight

Criteria

Some pillows are significantly heavier than average, making it difficult for some sleepers to move and maneuver them in the night.

Rating

Fair

What Buyers Say

Some customers report the pillow is quite heavy, though less so than many other memory foam models..

Category

Ease of Cleaning

Criteria

Depending on the material, pillows may be machine washable or require more intensive cleaning, such as hand washing, spot cleaning, or professional (dry) cleaning.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

Customers note that the cover is machine washable, though the pillow itself is not.

In general, customer reviews of the Tuft & Needle Pillow have been largely positive. Consumers appreciate that the pillow is a mid level firmness and does not lose its shape over time. Compared to a traditional memory foam pillow, the T&N sleeps cooler and is less heavy.

One common complaint among reviewers is that the pillow does come with an initial off-gassing smell that can be distracting when sleeping. The pillow’s odor should disparate within a few days after being aired out.

What You Need to Know about the Tuft & Needle Pillow

Product Construction and Firmness

The Tuft & Needle sets itself apart from competitor luxury pillows with its proprietary T&N Adaptive Foam construction. The unique foam resembles memory foam in terms of conforming and support ability, but is enhanced with “open cell technology” designed with heat-wicking graphite and cooling gel to help regulate temperature during the night. And while memory foam may lose support and shape over time, the T&N Pillow Adaptive foam is designed for durability after repeated use.

The T&N pillow itself is not washable, but it does have a removable, machine-washable cover. The cover is a soft blend of polyester, Tencel, and Elastane. The pillow has been certified by CertiPUR-US® and Standard 100 OKEO-TEX for its use of eco-friendly materials

Pricing & Sizing

Size Dimensions Loft T&N Pillow
Standard 16″W x 25L” 5″ $75
King 16″W x 34L” 5″ $100

Delivery & Product Care

Delivery Tuft & Needle Pillows ship to destinations within the U.S.
Product Care The pillow cover may be washed and air-dried.
Full delivery and product care details

Delivery

Currently, Tuft & Needle only ships pillows to destinations within the 50 U.S. states. Standard shipping and returns are free, with the exception of destinations within Alaska and Hawaii.

Tuft & Needle uses FedEx Ground delivery, which typically arrives in three to seven business days. Deliveries arrive on Mondays through Fridays that do not fall on federal holidays. After you place your order, you will receive a shipping arrival estimate and FedEx Ground tracking email.

Caring for Your Tuft & Needle Pillow

You can remove the T&N Pillow cover to machine wash and air-dry. You cannot, however, wash the pillow itself.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Sleep trial 100 nights
Warranty Three-year limited
Full trial period and warranty details

Trial period

The Tuft & Needle comes with a 100-night sleep trial. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you may return your pillow for free for a full refund within 100 days.

Note that the sleep trial terms are slightly different if you order from Amazon.com rather than  the Tuft & Needle website. Ordering from Amazon.com, you only have 30 days to return the pillow for a full refund.

To initiate the return process, you’ll need to email [email protected] for a free FedEx return label sent over email. Print and tape the label to the box before dropping the package off at a FedEx store. Your refund will be credited back to your original purchasing card within a week after initiating the return.

Warranty

The T&N Pillow is protected by a three-year limited warranty. The warranty covers material or manufacturing defects. Examples include physical flaws in the foam that cause cracking or tearing.

Similar Pillow Options

How does the Tuft & Needle pillow compare to other models on the market? We compare the T&N to the Casper, Helix, and Nest pillows in the table below.

Tuft & Needle Casper Helix Nest

Model(s)

T&N

Casper Pillow

Helix Pillow

Easy Breather
Easy Breather Natural
Easy Breather Contour
Easy Breather Side Sleeper
Active X

Pillow Type

T&N Adaptive Foam

Polyester Microfiber

Shredded memory foam with down alternative fibers

Shredded memory foam or shredded latex

Cover

Polyester blend

Cotton

Polyester or polyethylene phase-change material (PCM)

Tencel lyocell
natural cotton
or phase-change material

Price Range (est.)

T&N

$75 to $100

$75 to $95

$85 to $129

$99 to $129

Loft Range

T&N

5″

6″

Adjustable

Adjustable

Firmness Options

Sleepgram

Medium

Medium Soft

Adjustable

Medium
Medium Firm

Availability

Online &
In-Store

Online &
In-store

Online &
In-Store

Online &
In-store

Sleep Trial

Sleepgram

100 nights

100 nights

100 nights

100 nights

Warranty Length

Sleepgram

3 years

3 years

3 years

2 years

Company Information

Company History

Tuft & Needle has been in business since 2012. The T&N Pillow has been available since 2017.

BBB Rating

A+

Physical Stores

Tuft & Needle operates physical showrooms in Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ, Kansas City, KS, Raleigh, NC, and Seattle, WA. The brand’s mattresses and pillows are also sold in Walmart, Lowe’s, and Crate & Barrel stores throughout the country. A full brick-and-mortar store location guide can be found on the T&N website.

Contact Tuft & Needle

1-877-842-2586 | tuftandneedle.com

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