Here I’m going to be reviewing the Faux Down Ghost Pillow.
Made from hypoallergenic microfiber gel fill, this pillow has the feel of cozy down, but without any of the feathers.
So in this review I’m going to go over this pillow’s materials and feel, I’ll also share which sleepers I think it’s best for and some of Ghostbed’s policies.
If you’re not already familiar with Ghostbed, they’re known for their cooling mattresses, like the Ghostbed, Ghostbed Flex and Ghostbed Luxe.
Though Ghostbed has certainly made a name for itself in the mattress game, they also have quite a few accessories, including pillows.
They claim that their pillows are just as cooling as their mattresses, but I’m here to find out if they hold up.
So without further ado, let’s get started reviewing the Faux Down Ghost Pillow.
Table of Contents
To start off this review, I’m going to go over this pillow’s material.
Let’s start with the cover.
We have a nice Ghostbed logo on the Ghost Ice fabric cover. It has a really cool feeling. When I’m not touching it and I go to touch, it feels cool to the touch, which is great. It has like a velour type feel. It’s definitely a nice material.
Personally I would put a pillow case on top of it, but also you could not put a pillowcase on top of it because this is basically a pillowcase.
Underneath this cover is zip off. We have the inner side of the pillow, which you can just take this out and put your own pillowcase on it, if you’re not a fan of this material. That’s nice that you have that option.
This is made of 100% cotton, so it is super breathable.
You can’t open this up. Inside is a microfiber gel fill and it has a really soft and squishy feeling. It really feels very similar to down. I’ve tested a lot of faux down pillows and this one actually feels like super similar to down.
What I really like is I have down pillows and I really don’t like when the feathers poke through and luckily you’re not going to get that with this pillow, because it is made of a microfiber gel fill.
It also is all hypoallergenic so if you struggle with allergies or something, this could be a great option for you.
Also I’d like to mention that these are a lot of cooling features in one pillow. We have this cooling cover, this 100% cotton inner cover, which means it’s like super breathable. And the microfiber gel fill, not only is it made of a gel fill, which means that it’s cooling, but it also allows for a lot of airflow, because it’s not a solid block, like you might get with a foam pillow.
Another really great thing about this pillow is that it is fully washable. You can actually throw the whole thing in the wash if you want or you can take off the cover and just wash the cover. It’s up to you.
I saw a lot of the customer reviews said that they were really happy that they could easily wash this. So if that’s a perk to you, you definitely are going to want to check out this pillow, because not all pillows are fully washable.
Next up I want to talk about how this pillow feels. I’m going to start with the size of the pillow.
This pillow is 20 inches by 30 inches by 7 inches high. 7 inches high is considered a high loft.
However I would say that this pillow has a medium to medium soft feel. So that loft is really going to go down when you lay on it. That’s why I would go ahead and say that this pillow is a good for both side sleepers and back sleepers.
Typically a loft of seven inches is gonna be best for side sleepers, but because this pillow is so soft and squishy, I think that it actually works really nicely for back sleepers as well.
When I was on my side and my back, I felt super comfortable in this pillow. I could fall asleep right away. Honestly, I love this pillow.
The one group I wouldn’t recommend it to is stomach sleepers. If you sleep on your stomach, you need a super low loft pillow, something that’s anywhere from two inches to three inches and definitely nothing really over four inches.
This is because stomach sleepers need to keep their head in line with their spine and when you’re laying on your stomach, if you have any sort of loft, it’s gonna throw your head out of alignment, which can lead to back pain. That’s definitely something you want to avoid.
Now that I’ve talked about materials and feels, I want to round things out with a quick list of who I think should buy this pillow and who I would recommend go somewhere else.
First off I’m going to start with who I think should buy this pillow.
I think this is an awesome pillow for hot sleepers. After taking a look inside and feeling it myself, it feels really cool and it’s made full of cooling materials. So hot sleepers, definitely a good pillow for you.
Next up I also think that this is great for both side and back sleepers or side and back combination sleepers, because it is really comfortable in those positions. Those seven inches are typically too high of a loft for most back sleepers, but this pillow really squishes down and compresses and that makes it really nice for back sleepers.
Lastly, anyone after an easy to wash pillow will love this pillow. You can throw the whole thing in the washing machine, which is not common.
Who I think shouldn’t buy this pillow.
I do not think that stomach sleepers should go for this pillow. I recommend something with a quite a bit lower loft, maybe the Belly Sleeper Pillow, which is specifically designed for stomach sleepers.
I’d also say that if you’re after an adjustable pillow, a lot of pillows do have adjustable lofts, this one does not have an adjustable loft. You can’t change it. If that’s what you’re after, or you’re not really sure what you want, and you’re looking for something that you can experiment with, this might not be the pillow for you.
Last up I want to share a few of Ghostbed’s policies with this pillow.
Ghostbed offers a 101 night sleep trial with this pillow, which is a super generous sleep trial for a pillow. A lot of places don’t even offer trials for their pillows. That’s really nice perk.
It also comes with a five year warranty. Again super generous, typically a lot of pillows don’t get warranties at all.
And last up, they offer free shipping.
That’s it for my review of the Faux Down Ghost Pillow.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.