The Original Casper Pillow Review
Read our review and learn how the Casper Pillow is perfect for all sleep styles.
May 21st, 2021 •
Are you a side sleeper? A stomach sleeper? Back sleeper? If you answered yes to any one of these, Casper doesn’t believe you. Not that you’re lying, just that most people are a combination of two or all three sleep positions—even if you don’t know it.
What’s Inside the Casper Pillow?
If you’re wondering what’s inside the Casper Pillow, the short answer is another pillow! That’s right, Casper has created a pillow-in-pillow design.
The inner pillow is filled with a siliconized polyester microfiber fill to give your head and neck comfort and support. This design also means the pillow is responsive to your movements and can quickly adjust to your movements. These fiber clusters also make the inside resistant to clumping. The outer pillow is lined with polyester fabric, making it soft and fluffy.
Tying it together, the outer layer is wrapped in a breathable 100 percent cotton cover. The breathability makes this pillow pretty cool instead of trapping the heat from your head.
Along with being able to conform to any sleep style and offering great neck support, the Casper Pillow has some other pretty cool special features:
It Sleeps Cool: Sleep hot? You don’t have to worry about that with this pillow. That 100 percent cotton cover is made with a percale weave, which basically means the fabric is breathable. With the added air flow, the heat radiating from your head isn’t trapped, giving you a cool night’s sleep.
It’s Adjustable: The pillow in a pillow design isn’t just for fun: it allows you to customize how you sleep. Side sleepers may prefer the loft. But if you want something flatter (I’m talking to you, stomach sleepers), then you have the option to remove the inner pillow using the zipper on the side. For something more firm, just use the inner pillow; for something more fluffy, just use the outer pillow.
It’s Easily Washable: Caring for your pillow is one major thing that extends its life, and the Casper Pillow is machine washable, making care a free at-home practice. The Casper website has explicit, step-by-step washing instructions, so there is no confusion on what to do. Just unzip the outer pillow, take out the inner pillow, zip it back up, and toss them both in the washing machine. (Make sure you place it in the dryer with some clean tennis balls or the dryer balls of your choice to keep it fluffy.)
Lucky for me, I get to take the Casper pillow home and try it for myself.
The Casper Pillow comes in a cylindrical cardboard container. Inside, the pillow is rolled up and wrapped in plastic. Once the pillow is released from the plastic, it unrolls naturally and slowly begins to puff up.
To help the process along, I did some mild fluffing, and the results were instantaneous. Casper’s Pillow rose to full size almost immediately and was ready to be slept on.
The minute my head hit the pillow, there was a pretty deep sink: my head was cradled on all sides. I can only really compare it to one of those fluffy hotel pillows you wish you could take home. The comfort was comparable to sleeping on a feather down pillow (you know, without the feathers poking you). I guess that’s why they call it a down alternative: all the great feel of a feather pillow with none of the guilt.
When it comes to sleeping positions, I’m a stomach/side combination sleeper, and it certainly adapted to both. The pillow is easily malleable and adjusts to whatever loft I need it to be. It’s so soft that one morning, while side sleeping, I woke up cuddling it.
Though I couldn’t force myself to sleep on my back, I did spend two hours before bed lying on it and reading with no resulting neck pain.
Pros and Cons
Before making a purchase decision, it’s important to think over both sides. Check out this pro/con chart to see the high and lowlights of the Casper Pillow.
|Fluffy and Comfortable: Did I mention that this pillow feels like sleeping on a cloud? Because the fill is evenly distributed, it shapes to your head like memory foam, but is much softer.||Pricey: The Casper Pillow acts as a luxury pillow, and is certainly priced like one. $65-$85 for one pillow of this fill is a little steep.|
|Supports Combo Sleepers: I found comfort in every lounge position with this pillow. Its moldability is exceptional, especially for sleepers who are all over the place, prone to tossing and turning.||Only 2 Size Options: Unlike the Casper Mattress that has various sizes, there are only 2 size options.|
|Great Trial and Warranty Period: Casper offers a 100 night risk-free trial of their pillow—that’s over 3 months of sleeping to make a final decision. If you commit to the pillow, you also take home a limited 3-year warranty.||Constant Care Needed: While the fluff is one of this pillow’s most outstanding features, in order to keep it up, they suggest daily fluffing. Otherwise, you can kiss the puff goodbye. This could get quite tedious for a pillow that’s supposed to last 3 years.|
|Available in Target Nationwide: If you don’t want to worry about the different variables that come with delivery, the Casper Pillow is in stock at Target. On your next Target run, check it out for yourself!|
Sizes and Prices
The Casper Pillow comes in two sizes:
- Standard-size pillow (18″ x 26″), $65
- King-size pillow (18″ x 34″), $85
Both sizes have a 2-inch gusset.
Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial on their pillow during which you can return it for free. They also include a 3-year limited warranty.
This warranty is available to any customer in the US, and only protects against manufacturer defects. To claim this warranty, simply send Casper the pillow and proof of purchase. No shipping costs apply.
Shipping and Returns
The Casper Pillow is manufactured in China, but made in the United States. Shipping is completely free, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut. Returns are free as well if you are returning from the US and Canada.
You can expect them to ship within 1-2 business days. For holidays, or other difficult delivery days, keeps tabs on your tracking number for estimated delivery time. But if you don’t want to wait, head over to your local Target.
The Casper Pillow covers just about every sleep style. It has the fluffiness and the softness of a feather down with the support of a memory foam pillow.
Casper Original is for you if you enjoy a plush, cushioning sleep experience, not so much if you prefer a firm-feeling pillow. But with easy care and a 100-night sleep trial, there isn’t much to lose if you want to give this unique pillow a try.
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