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63 Reviews Mentioning: cool

A buckwheat pillow is a cool pillow because buckwheat is breathable, allowing air flow. Modern cool pillow gimmicks such as water, foams and gels don’t work as well as natural buckwheat, simply because they do not breathe as well.

Ken
Durango, IA

Glad I Finally Got Around to Trying It

I have heard about buckwheat pillows for years but had never tried one until now. Last night was the 4th night of sleeping with my new Hullo Buckwheat pillow. I really like it. It takes a little getting used to, but I know I’m falling asleep faster, tossing and turning much less, sleeping better, and I’m not waking up with the usual pain in my neck that I’ve had for a long time, so I think I’ve found my pillow for life. I can’t say that it is significantly cooler to sleep on than other so-called “cooling” pillows I’ve tried, but with the right pillow case on it it’s not as hot as some others I’ve tried. I removed some of the buckwheat hulls from it so that it isn’t quite as full as it was when it arrived and I think that made it even better.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

August 7, 2022

Atty
Santa Barbara, CA

Helpful, but not Super Soft and Comfy

The product gets 5 stars for meeting expectations. The pillow is exactly as explained. I have cervical stenosis and arthritis and nothing will remove the discomfort. Still, the texture from the hulls places my head at a perfect height to let me sleep comfortably on my back. I tend to sleep on my side, and so the edges provide less support than I want, or need. When I turn, I wonder if the crunchy sound might wake my spouse—he says it does not. And if I’m sound asleep, it doesn’t bother me either. I also think the hulls allow a definite cooling, which is great. I miss the softness of hypoallergenic polyester, but not the plastic, and certainly not the head-in-a-hole feeling. The Hullo pillow does what it says. And the smell is very very very faint and pleasant.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 31, 2022

Meg Girty
New Kensington, PA

I Won’t Use Anything Else

I first started using a buckwheat hull pillow over 20 years ago under a brand name. When it came time to replace them I found this site Hullo Pillow because I searched for just the hulls in order to make my own rather than pay over $70 each for a replacement. I bought the 10 lb bag of Hullo. I also bought smaller (may be for a crib but they’re slightly smaller than standard sized) zippered pillow cases and waterproof zippered standard pillow cases on another site. I wound up with 3 nicely stuffed pillows. It sounds like a lot of cases but my dog likes to lick pillows for some reason. I stuffed each small case with Hullo and then put into a waterproof case before putting all into my regular cases that go with whatever sheets I’m using.

At first they’re crunchy but you get used to that and it’s fantastic to have a firm and cool pillow under my head and shoulders that doesn’t shift or go flat as I move around. One little push or pull and it’s readjusted. No waking up to fluff and readjust like with poly fill, foam, etc. It’s also so much cooler especially in the summer time. These 3 new ones will last me a long time and I’ve recommended Hullo to several friends with neck and shoulder problems who have tried out mine and swear by using buckwheat pillows now.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 9, 2022

Dan C.
Richmond, VA

My Wife Makes Fun of Me…

…but I sleep better than I ever have with my Hullo pillow. I was hesitant at first, I’ve never spent so much on a pillow before, but I go through a couple of pillows a year because they flatten out. At one point I was sleeping with 2 or 3 pillows to be comfortable. This is the last pillow I’ll ever buy! It is comfortable, stable, and stays cool.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

April 16, 2022

David Crowther
Lehi, UT

I Use Just One Pillow Now and Don’t Have to Flip It

It did take a few days to adjust to the Hullo pillow. Now I use just one Hullo pillow after using 2 pillows for years. It doesn’t get hot (haven’t tried it through a summer yet) and the support is great. An unexpected benefit from the Hullo is that it provides wonderful back support when I sit up in bed (I put a big throw pillow on top of the Hullo for my head).

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

February 16, 2022

Anonymous
Brooklyn, NY

First Pillow I’ve Ever Loved!

I love that it holds it’s shape and stays cool. I no longer flip my pillow throughout the night to puff up feathers or get the cool side. The only small complaint I can make is that it’s louder than a normal pillow, but since I don’t have to continuously flip it it doesn’t bother my wife.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

January 5, 2022

John
Seattle, WA

Not Cooling

It’s ok. Quite expensive and worse in most ways than my $20 pillows.

August 15, 2021

J.P. Dawson
East Rochester, NY

Wonderful Pillow!

I am so happy with this purchase that I brought one for a gift for my son!  I have enjoyed this pillow since the first night; it really does stay cool.  Having a pillow that is nice and firm is wonderful. Just like the description says, you put your head on it and it forms to your head and neck.  I started shopping for a new pillow because I was waking up almost every morning with a headache, since getting the Hullo the headaches have almost disappeared.  It is well worth the extra money to have a great purchase.  My son is also enjoying his and no longer has to flip to the cool side.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 6, 2021

Andrea
Seattle, WA

Just Wow… but Give It Time!

After a week I was ready to send this pillow back, my neck felt stiff and sore-ish, (not bad, but not awesome) but I REALLY liked that it doesn’t sleep hot!! So I decided I’d give it another week or two and I’m glad I did! I think my body, neck & spine needed time re-adjust to being PROPERLY aligned while I slept. It really does support my head a neck perfectly and keeps it shape and doesn’t smooshe down or lose its shape!! At all!  No need to fold and stuff pillows under your head or shoulders when you are a side sleeper!!  It also has a nice, earthy scent. Weird, I know!  The only negative I have with this pillow is that it’s heavy, which is unavoidable based on materials used!  It’s not a big deal, but I can’t hold it under my chin when I put a clean pillowcase on!!  Ha ha!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 29, 2021

Nathaniel Palmer
Greenville, SC

Sleep On It

The Hullo pillow is comfortable and provides better support than the synthetic filling pillows I’ve used in the past. I have’t used it through the summer yet, but it seems to stay cool without having to turn it over constantly. It’s definitely noisier than other pillows but that hasn’t been an issue now that I’ve gotten used to it. The only downside I’ve found is that since it’s essentially a sack of buckwheat hulls it can’t be neatly propped up against a headboard and it can look lumpy if you don’t flatten it out. Those are entirely aesthetic issues though and only matter if you’re particular about making your bed.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 1, 2021

N.A.
Nor Cal, CA

At Last, A Quality Pillow

The buckwheat hulls are supportive without cutting off blood flow, and do a good job of circulating air as well.  The pillow casing did not set off my chemical sensitivities, and is well constructed with a zipper meant for years of use including refills.  I’m so glad I invested in this pillow.  It’s a major life upgrade!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 27, 2021

Patti
St. Louis

Impressed with My Pillow

I am enjoying my pillow. It is a bit firmer than I am used to but  I definitely do not toss and turn as much with my new pillow. It sleeps much cooler than a foam pillow even those that claim they have some kind of cooling fabric. It also has no odor.  I bought a new pillow from a chain store that had to breathe for 24 hours before using— that can’t be good.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

February 14, 2021

HL
Atlanta

Migraines & Hot Flashes

I’ve desperately been looking for a pillow that will help me stay cool at night as I go through the life stages of menopause. I’ve purchased very high end pillow cases and pillows claiming to help you stay cool, to no avail. I found this pillow on Amazon, read the reviews and thought well I’ve come this far why not try something different. I’ve slept on it for a few nights, figured out how to get the right “squish” and it’s FANTASTIC! No sweaty head and wet hair! Say HELLO to HULLO! It’s worth every penny! I suffer from migraines as well and hope that this will be a game changer god forbid I have another migraine attack.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

November 24, 2020

Jessica
Madison, WI

Pleasant Experience

I have tried several pillows over the last few years – all with mixed results.  My head and neck get quite warm when sleeping and regular pillows trap heat exceptionally well, unfortunately.  I’ve tried cooling pillows, but those only work so long.  Heard about Hullo pillow on a podcast for several weeks in a row, so did a little investigating and eventually bought the small one – hoping to keep from having to share with my cats (they just ended up either pushing my head off most of the pillow or sleeping on my face).  It seems unsubstantial until you put force on it, then it becomes quite firm, which I rather liked. Molds very easily to shape of your head or face.  Does get a little bit warm and retains some heat, but not enough to make it necessary to flip the pillow halfway through the night.  It is rather comfortable to sleep on, though on occasion I do wake up with neck pain, so I’m debating taking some of the hulls out to see if that eliminates that as the pillow can feel a little raised.

My husband “borrowed” my pillow for a nap the other day and now is threatening to steal mine or buy his own.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

November 8, 2020

Steven Colon
Kissimmee, FL

Awesome!!!! 😎 (🛏 😴 💤)

I have been enjoying this pillow from the moment I received it.  I love that I can position it different kinds of ways. Plus it keeps your head and neck cool all night. There’s nothing better than knowing that your sleeping with a all natural pillow completely free of bad chemicals. My sleep is better and no more neck pain. Thanks for offering the public a really good product!!!!! 👍🏼

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 20, 2020

Lynn
Philadelphia, PA

A Very Cool Pillow – Literally

I bought a Standard-size Hullo for my husband, who has always struggled with neck/nerve pain after waking up. After using the pillow, his neck issues disappeared almost right away–he says it’s because he can mold the pillow to be whatever shape he wants and it stays put.

He runs hot and loves how cool it is to sleep on. He’s a heavy sleeper so he doesn’t mind the noise the hulls make. But I’m a very light sleeper and I don’t mind the hull noise either–I was shocked!

I bought hulls from Hullo to make my own pillow and even though I’m good at sewing, the Hullo pillow was much better quality (especially for not letting those tiny hulls escape!). When these hulls wear out, I’m buying myself a Hullo. It’s been about a year and the hulls in my husband’s pillow have started to wear down.  I offered to get him some more but he said no–the pillow is still perfect for him.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

April 1, 2020

Gary Mendese
Lynnfield, MA

Amazing Pillow and Customer Service

The. Best. Pillow. Ever.

I’ve tried them all… cheap, expensive, down feather, synthetic, foam, etc. Even went so far as to spend $250 on a high end memory foam with two-sided gel… none did the trick.

This pillow has it all. It stays cool (a huge factor for me) and maintains its hold/shape. At first it was a little under-filled for me so I requested a little more fill and they provided it to me – and now it’s perfect.

Couldn’t imagine another pillow to be honest!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

February 21, 2020

Brennan
Maricopa, AZ

Definitely Weird, but Pleasantly Surprised

One night I fell asleep with a headache and a bit of a fever. About three hours into my sleep, I woke up with nightmarish pain and both my head and my expensive memory foam pillow (with Cooling Technology! ™) were practically on fire. After spending an hour trying to get comfortable, I ended up spending the rest of the night looking up pillows.

I just wanted one that keeps cool and supports my head. That’s it. That was also apparently an impossible request, until I saw a customer review on a memory foam pillow recommend Hullo Buckwheat pillows. I was desperate, so I read some reviews and caved.

The reviews you see online are correct. These pillows ARE weird. The buckwheat husks are not like beans, they are tiny jagged nuggets that I convinced my 5 year old daughter are spiders. They come in a pillow shaped sack that requires a pillow case unless you prefer to sleep on burlap. Looking at it, you would never expect it to be as wonderful as it is.

Just to be clear, I do not lay on this pillow and say “awwww”. Actually, I don’t really notice it at all… and that is what I love about it! I don’t wake up in the middle of the night with a hot head and strained neck. I don’t even think about my pillow anymore! And that is the best experience money can buy.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 5, 2019

Danny
Flushing, NY

The Best Pillow Ever!

I’ve gone through so many pillows in the past–many of them extremely expensive. Hullo is BY FAR the best pillow I’ve ever tried. My fiancee tried it–and made me buy one just for her!

The pillows are very comfortable, breathable, natural, and allow you to mold them into whatever shape you prefer. Want to sit up? They mold perfectly. Want to lay down? They will cradle your head and neck just perfectly.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 10, 2018

LK
United States

Love This Pillow

I have tried so many pillows and this, by far, is my favorite. It creates no heat and has helped my neck – I no longer wake up with pain. I purchased one for my mom and she loves hers as well. I would suggest a larger pillow case for it – so the hulls do not bunch up creating a harder feel. I definitely recommend. It may take a day or 2 to get used to but it definitely is worth it!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 18, 2017

SF
United States

Comfort and Substance

I have other buckwheat hull pillows (because I’ve had neck trouble for decades), but this one is the best made and definitely the most versatile: good for back support if sitting up in bed, wonderful for sleeping in any posture, and nice to lay an arm across while reading in bed. I sometimes have to adjust the hulls for proper support as I change sleep positions, but it only takes a second.

I would recommend this for anyone with cervical issues like mine. The nice even temperature is a big plus too.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 11, 2017

Joe
United States

My Partner Keeps Stealing My Pillow

It took a bit to get used to my pillow, but after I removed some buckwheat hulls it felt much much more comfortable. Before I get into bed I carve out a little divot for my head, then settle in for a comfortable (and more temperate!) sleep. Thanks so much!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 10, 2017

Chris Montecalvo
Limington, ME

Not as Advertised

Pillow does not stay cool as in the advertisement, and gets very hard when inner filling shifts.

December 10, 2017

Bea
United States

Fabulous Pillow

ADJUSTABILITY I purchased the standard size. Thanks to the instructions, I removed several cups of the filling to make it the perfect thickness for me. The pillow can be molded in so many ways. If you’re a side sleeper, it’s easy to make a little hollow for your ear. No more pressure points causing pain to my ear. It stays in place. It’s going to be heavier than a pillow you may be used to, but that actually turned out to be fine. One note. It is a little noisy as you adjust it, but once done, sleeping is great.

COOL! This pillow sleeps cool even in the summer. My head never feels hot. Nor does it feel cool in the winter. Just right.

RESPONSIBILITY! I was happy to support this small business. Organic natural products are important to me. And free shipping and money back guarantee was a bonus.

I’ve used the pillow for several months and will never go back to other pillows.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 9, 2017