Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hobart Not very happy
This pillow is very hard. I bought the medium. Maybe if there'd been a softer or smaller one, it'd be better. We don't find it comfortable at all. We bought one wool, one cotton and this one. We refer to all of them as hay bales.
February 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nlena Nice product
Good product--worth the money. I have ordered a firm pillow and was not disappointed.
February 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ActiveLiz Flatter than pictured.
Bought the Firm and a Medium. But disappointed at how flat (about 1.5 to 2 inches) the firm is. I was hoping to replace two pillows with one firm pillow - but it's not thick enough to be used alone. The medium is just as thick, but softer. Glad that there is a plant fibre alternative to down though.
December 13, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by VegasSlim terrible smell when it arrived
I bought this an another pillow. Both arrived quickly but both also had a terrible odor; as if they sat in a musty store room for years. I mean the smell was awful. I almost sent the pillows back, but my spouse put them in our dryer on the "steam" setting with some organic fabric sheets. After a few treatments, the pillows were 99% rid of the musty, barn smell. That is where the bad experience ended.
The pillows themselves are great. I've been looking for a non-down pillow that was not too firm or to soft. I hate to sound like Goldilocks but this pillow has thus far worked out well.
I just wonder, however, how the heck it could have picked-up the terrible smell. I want to order a couple more but I don't want to buy them from Gaiam since I am guessing the smell was picked-up in its warehouse. In sum, I don't recommend purchasing this item from Gaiam but I do recommend the pillow itself.
November 24, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by June1 Good quality for a couple years
I've had this pillow for a couple years and have found "fluffing" the pillow no longer works. The filling has clumped and won't evenly distribute any more. You could argue a couple years is the normal lifetime of a pillow, so if that's the case, it worked well while I had it! Although I'll be trying the organic cotton or wool next time.
June 3, 2011