The type of pillow you own is highly influential to your quality of sleep. It supports your spinal alignment and provides the foundation the soft tissues of your neck and shoulders need. Many people blame their poor night’s rest on the mattress they own, but sometimes it’s a much simpler, and less expensive solution that many people don’t even think of.
The Avocado Molded Latex Pillow has been personally reviewed by The Sleep Judge Review Team. This is definitely a pillow you may want to consider if you are in need of a new pillow, or simply have any of the following issues:
- You struggle with a good night’s sleep, but don’t believe your mattress is the culprit
- You have a hard time finding a pillow to fit your needs
- You want a company that creates environmentally friendly products
- Would like to try out the pillow during a sleep trial
About the Avocado Green Company
In 2015 the founders of the Avocado Green Company recognized the need for natural, organic, and affordable sleep products. Materials used in the mattresses, pillows, and other products are GOTS certified and non-toxic, and follow the company creed of “Natural, Safe, and Responsible” practices. Plus, they maintain an “environmentally conscious, ethical, and sustainable business practice”.
Not only is the pillow GREENGUARD Gold Certified (more on that later) they also are members of 1% For The Planet, a program that donates 1% of all profits to vetted nonprofits around the world. The company is also a Climate Neutral Certified business, which means they strive to have cancelled out their entire carbon footprint. This is done by the choice of materials used, as well as offsetting emissions with product shipping, and joining with projects dedicated to removing an equal part of CO2 from the air that may have been released.
Shipping, Unboxing, and Offgassing
The pillow was shipped quickly and arrived on my front porch within a week after ordering. It arrived in an unmarked, plain brown cardboard box approximately the size of the pillow. It was sealed in plastic, but not compressed – which is good as it allows the natural foams to rest without tight packaging. There was no off gassing at all.
I’ve reviewed other Avocado products in the past, and am used to them coming with informational cards pertaining to material use and care, but this pillow came as it. There was nothing extra included, or any sort of brand packaging either. I did think this a little odd, however this is a VERY new product and I feel I may have gotten an early release to help showcase the pillow as quickly as possible.
The pillow was lightweight, ‘squishy’ feeling, and covered with a soft, stretchy, and thick feeling cover. I also noticed that the pillow felt cool to the touch upon initial inspection.
I have always been happy with Avocado products, and despite not having a lot of information on the construction of this pillow in advance, I was impressed with the overall quality. Made from certified cotton, and a soft natural latex that includes a charcoal core, it is designed to provide a cooler night’s sleep while holding your head and neck in a comfortable position.
The included pillow case is made from 100% organically sourced cotton and is Class 1 certified GOTS material. Even the cotton threading is of the same quality to provide a sustainable, safe material to lay your head upon. It also doesn’t retain heat and wicks away moisture to provide a cooler night’s rest.
I love the feel of their cotton covers as it is soft, thick and ‘squishy’ feeling. It is a luxury material that is soft and gentle on the skin. The smoother feeling surface also allows your hair to stay soft and tangle free if you choose not to use another pillowcase.
Lay Flat Zipper
The case contains a lay flat zipper on one end of the pillow casing. It is well sewn into the seam to lay flat and does not change the feel or fit of the case when closed. It zips and unzips easily without catching on material or being tough to move.
The filling is a solid, molded Dunlap latex designed to allow airflow through for excellent breathability. The shape is designed for sturdy neck support and works well for side sleepers. The softer feel also allows for easy compression for back and some stomach sleepers. Charcoal infused, this helps keep bacteria, odor, moisture, and heat away as well, and when combined with the air flow cutouts in the pillow, you have a very healthy sleep surface.
You might want to read: Avocado Latex Mattress Review
Features and Benefits
The support the latex lends is a favorite among consumers as it does not shift, or create compression indentations that require time to decompress. The charcoal addition helps with longevity of use, and keeps it from soaking in body dirt and oils. Plus, the overall design and materials makes it a cooler sleep. The cotton casing supports this cooling effect, and is very comforting. Altogether, it is a hypoallergenic choice also, making it a great choice for children and those who suffer from allergies.
This is a global standard for organic certification that involves a process of checks and balances in the planting, growth, harvest, storage, and manufacturing of products.
Products are scientifically tested to meet rigorous emission standards for chemical exposure.
Loft & Size Options
The Molded Latex Pillow comes in standard, queen, and king sizes to fit any size bed, and the standard pillow I received fit well into my nondescript queen-sized pillowcase with room to move.
Standard 25.25″ x 15.5” and 3.4 lbs
Queen 28” x 17.5” and 5.1 lbs
King 35.5” x 18.25” and 6 lbs
The company says it is a 5 inch tall loft, but I found it to be more around 4.5 inches overall in height.
It also has a 1 ¼ inch gusset to help the pillow keep its molded shape, not compress, and provide superior neck support.
As mentioned earlier, the pillow is designed to sleep cooler. Everything from the breathable cotton cover, shaped and molded latex, and charcoal infusion makes this a very cool pillow to sleep on. I found this very comfortable, and when you press down on it, it sends up a ‘puff’ of air as well. I felt no heat retention at all, and was impressed how quickly the latex bounced back to shape after being used.
Long-lasting and durable materials are often more natural than synthetic, and this pillow has all natural materials that are minimally processed. The cover and latex fill are both guaranteed by the Avocado Company and come with a warranty to back its claims.
Maintenance, Protection, Care & Warranty
This is an easy pillow to keep clean. The outer casing can be washed in cold water and tumble dried, and the latex fill can be blotted if any cleaning is needed. It should never be machine washed. The company suggests washing the cover by hand and hang drying or longer life.
Warranty and Sleep Trial
Many companies do not offer a sleep trial since they are such personal products, but this one comes with a 100-night trial during which you can return the pillow. It also has a full 1 year warranty against material and manufacturing defects.
When you purchase an Avocado product, you really are getting an organic, high quality, well made product. Furthermore, the Molded Latex Pillow is hand stitched. When you look at similar products in the sleep industry, their pillow cost is comparative, and possibly even competitive when compared to overall cost. Financing is also available for those who qualify with a 0% APR and payments that can be as low as $24 a month. Costs reflect free shipping as well.
Reviews and Feedback
This is a BRAND NEW product from Avocado, and finding any amount of consumer feedback was a challenge. However, I did find a little: it is said the pillow feels like a luxury item, is comforting, cool, and very comfortable. It seems to work well with a wide array of sleep positions, but may be a little thin for taller, or heavier side sleepers. It does work well for all back sleepers however, as I could find no complaints.
I could find no issue with the construction of the pillow and found it very comfortable for both side and back sleeping. It holds your weight perfectly and cradles the neck in a very comforting manner. I also like how it can be used to help cushion joints, such as the lower back and knees. Personally I could not use it for stomach sleeper as it was too tall for that purpose, but the overall softness and easy compression was comforting.
You may want to read: Best Latex Pillow: Superior Head and Neck Support Options
Who We Recommend the Avocado Green Pillow For
The Sleep Judge Review Team definitely recommends the Avocado Molded Latex Pillow. If a new pillow is on your list to buy, and you like a soft, yet supportive feel, this is a great option. Plus, the environmentally responsible actions taken by the company help support a more natural lifestyle.
Taller or heavier sleepers may like the pillow for back and stomach sleeping, but may find it a little too flat for side sleeping unless layered with another pillow. Otherwise, it works well for just about anyone. I haven’t really found a bad product from this company, and I have always been impressed with the quality of the construction and feel of the materials used.
Our Final Verdict
This is a pillow definitely worth trying out. With the 100 night sleep trial you absolutely cannot go wrong. If it doesn’t work for you, you can simply return it, hassle free for a full refund. Because of this The Sleep Judge Review Team does recommend this pillow as a quality, comfortable sleep product.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a pillowcase needed?
How does the returns process work?
Within the 100-night sleep trial, contact the company for return approval!
Where can these pillows be shipped?
All 50 United States
Is the loft adjustable?
What type of sleeper is this pillow best suited for?
Side and Back