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Tuft & Needle Pillow Review

Written by - Bill Fish.
Tuft & Needle Pillow Review

The Bottom Line.

  • The T&N Pillow is made of contouring Adaptive Foam, which cradles the sleeper’s neck and head for great support and pressure relief.
  • The pillow is very moldable and retains its shape well.
  • The foam is infused with graphite and cooling gel, which makes this pillow a little more breathable than most all-foam pillows.

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3,573 Verified Customer Experiences

15 Unique Review Sources

23 Hours of Lab Testing

4 Sleep Experts Consulted

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General Overview

  • 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

Quick Summary

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.

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Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
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

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.

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Durability

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.

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Firmness Options

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

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Firmness Options

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

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Shape Retention

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.

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Shape Retention

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.

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Moldability

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

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Moldability

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

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Conforming

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

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Conforming

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

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Temperature Neutrality

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

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Temperature Neutrality

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

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Odor Potential

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.

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Odor Potential

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.

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Weight

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

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Weight

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

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Ease of Cleaning

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

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Ease of Cleaning

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 Type of Sleeper is Best Suited to Tuft & Needle Pillow?

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.

Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

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

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Pillow Technical Details

What You Need to Know About Tuft & Needle Pillows

Pricing and Sizing

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    Standard $75
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    King $100

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.

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  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Tuft & Needle ships free across the US

  • Warranty 3 years, limited

  • Made In USA

  • Can You Wash Tuft & Needle Pillows?

    The pillow cover may be washed and air-dried.

  • Tuft & Needle Pillow Care Instructions

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

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Tuft & Needle Pillows ship to destinations within the U.S.

  • Full Delivery Policy

    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.

  • Trial Period & 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.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

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

  • BBB Rating

    Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012. In 2018, Tuft & Needle merged with Serta Simmons Bedding.

  • 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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