I bought a Hullo on a total impulse when I saw an advertisement for it on the listing for a podcast that I don’t even listen to. My wife and I most recently had gotten “pedic” brand cooling pillows and I wasn’t ever really happy with mine, so I figured I’d try something new and quirky. I already do other quirky things like unicycle and use words like “obsequious” online like people have any idea what I mean.
There’s nothing I can say about the pillow itself that hasn’t already been said in the product description and other reviews: those things are all true. Most importantly to my review, though, is to say that I was immediately surprised by how comfortable the pillow is to sleep on. It feels great when sleeping on my side, my face nuzzled into its cool-feeling surface. It’s not great at all when sleeping on my back, but I have a fairly thin foam pillow that goes over the top of the Hullo when I am sleeping on my back, and that works out great. I usually start the night on my back, with the foam pillow over the Hullo, and then part way through the night I switch to sleeping on my side and push the foam pillow out of the way and just use the Hullo.
If you’re weird and quirky and feel like a change of pace might be in order, you should try one of these out. Just know that the Hullo is about double the price you can pay elsewhere online for a buckwheat pillow, and that is why I have docked it one star. But I am relatively okay with this, as that extra money goes to podcast creators (in the most ideal context anyway). To be fair, I can’t speak based on experience whether the cheaper pillows are as nice, but as far as I can tell it’s just a bag full of buckwheat hulls, how much differentiation in quality can there be?