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53 Reviews Mentioning: firm

Hullo pillows are generally considered to be firm pillows. While you might be accustomed to a squishy, soft pillow, many are surprised that firmer pillows can actually be more comfortable as they provide support. Did you know your head likely weighs between 8 and 12 pounds? A firm pillow supports that weight for a healthier and more comfortable sleeping position.

Carolyn Baier
Houston, TX

Love this Pillow!

I usually wake up several times a night but have slept sound all night since I started sleeping on this pillow.  I like it because it’s “adjustable”.  I have cervical dystonia and need support on my neck when I sleep on my side.  The pillow is firm, but very comfortable.  I recommend 100%.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

January 6, 2020

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

Donita Garrett
Union Bridge, MD

My Second Pillow and I Still Love

I received a pillow years ago and wore the sucker out. It was the same price for the amount of hullls needed or a new pillow. New pillow it was! It wasn’t as firm as I would’ve liked and the awesome customer service helped me with it.

I love my pillow! I sleep great and never wake up with a stiff neck.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 18, 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

Alexandra
United States

The Most Comfortable Pillow

So happy with this purchase! My husband and I were not happy with our memory foam pillows, and I saw Hullo on facebook and was intrigued. When you receive the pillows, they seem strangely heavy and firm. However, it is by far the most comfortable pillow that I’ve ever slept on!

December 8, 2017

Morgan Muston
Lansing, MI

I Don’t Love It

Let me first say, I was So busy trying to love my Hullo pillow that I missed the deadline for returning it, otherwise I would have sent it back. I’ve spent a load of time removing and adding the bulls trying to find a comfortable level. It continues to evade me. Overall I find the pillow to be too firm. Sometimes it’s ok if I layer it with a softer pillow on top. In the end, it’s another $160 spent on a pillow I don’t use, and it’s gathering dust in my pillow graveyard.

December 7, 2017

Jeff Hubbard
Chesapeake, VA

ONLY Pillow for ME!!!

Best pillow ever for me, however, I’m sure it’s not for everyone.  It does take a slight adjustment getting used to it.  I like firm pillows and a truly firm pillow is not easily found these days. This thing is amazing and I’ve been using mine for more than a year.  I haven’t had a kink, crook or pain in my neck once since using it.  In fact, I’ve told my wife, more than once, how great my neck feels.  I can turn my neck completely left or right with absolutely no pain or hesitation.  Almost feels like you do after a good massage.  That being said, my wife is using our second one.  She likes it but isn’t quite in love with it like me.  Thank you Hullo.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 27, 2016

Jenna
United States

Highly Recommended

I love my pillow, needed to take some of the fill out to reach my desired firmness, but I preferred too much fill, which was easy to remove, rather than too little. I sleep better with this pillow than any other I’ve found.

My 6 year old daughter has hijacked it for now because she loves its weight on her body as she falls asleep! I am going to need to steal it back!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 27, 2016

William
United States

Sturdy and Comfortable!

I’ve had my Hullo pillow for a little over 6 months now and I’ve loved it the whole time. I prefer firm pillows when I sleep and, before buying this one, would generally get a pillow, use it for maybe a year, and then get gradually worse sleep as the pillow wore out until I grabbed a new one and started the process over again. Though it hasn’t been a year yet, the Hullo has been as solid as when I first got it and has helped my sleep immensely. I will say if you are considering buying one it definitely takes some getting used to and isn’t for everyone. It’s by far the firmest pillow I’ve used (which was great for me it turns out) and when you lay on it you stay put where you laid your head down. Also the sound of the pillow can take some adjusting too since it is a bag full of hulls; it’s not a loud sound, but it is something to get used to if you shift around at night.

Overall, though, I can’t recommend it enough!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 27, 2016

Steve
United States

No Free Shipping on Returns

This pillow is firm. Really firm. Be warned, if you return the pillow, there’s no free shipping. You have to pay for shipping and the pillow is very heavy. It’s like shipping a really large bag of flour.

May 31, 2016

Geoff
United States

Recovering Feather-Pillow-Addict Says YES

As far back as I can remember using a pillow at night, I’ve used a feather pillow. Pillows stuffed with the softest down have been my default, my go to. I haughtily looked down on pillows of any other type. This was even though I’d been growing more dissatisfied with my feather pillow’s tendency to wake me in the middle of the night because it’s lofty support had degraded and squished away through after a few hours.

Well, then I heard some ad-reads for the Hullo Pillow on The Talk Show podcast. I decided to give a buckwheat pillow a try. It seemed relatively risk-free.

The first week was difficult. I was so used to the soft, plushness of feather pillows: the buckwheat pillow felt like a slab of concrete in comparison.

But, then the second week hit. By then, my muscles were well adjusted. The pillow start to feel supportive rather than hard. I was a convert! This pillow is great.

This pillow excels at all-night-long support and good breathability. Unlike my feather pillows of the past, this pillow works with/for me, rather than against me.

What a fantastic pillow!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 26, 2016

Phil
United States

The Best Pillow I’ve Had–Very Versatile

I like a hard pillow.  I don’t want to spend lots of $ to get one. After dealing with a chunky inconsistent pillow for too long I saw the Hullo pillow on a frequented website and said, what the heck, give it a shot.

The greatest think about the pillow is that I can adjust it anyway I want; harder, softer, build it up, sink it down.  It’s not just a hard pillow—it’s a pillow to meet any need.

I’m quite happy with it.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 6, 2016

Jason Quade
Golden, CO

American-Made Quality

I have been sleeping on my Hullo for about 3 months now and absolutely love it!  First Impressions:  Well made, different, and hard.  I started out using my Hullo thinking this pillow may not be for me.  However, I had a sore neck issue that wasn’t going away which is why I searched for, found and purchased my Hullo in the first place.  Anyway, I stuck with it through the first couple weeks of getting use to the noise (which I don’t notice at all now and my wife never has) and learning what shape works best for me.  I am a side sleeper and I find that if I fluff the pillow and then smash the middle down it gives my neck perfect support.  Once it’s the shape I prefer, it stays that way for most of the night with the need for me to tweak it once or twice throughout the night.

I have spent thousands on every type of pillow out there and I am so grateful that I found Hullo and I love my buckwheat pillow!  Thank you!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 4, 2016

Kristina
United States

Love and Like

I love and like this pillow. It feels REALLY wonderful when I go to sleep, especially when I’m on my back. My only issue with it is that I start out the night feeling supported, but I will wake up on the edge of the pillow, my neck kind of crooked up to one side.  All the buckwheat will have moved during the night and my neck is no longer supported.  I haven’t taken any buckwheat out yet, maybe that will help?  It’s better than soft pillows though, that’s for sure.  My children keep stealing it from me!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 3, 2016

Julien
United States

Some May Like It

I thought it would be perfect for me who like thin pillow. I took almost half of the seeds to make it thinner, yet it still wasn’t great. The firmness is the issue for me. Really feels like laying on a firm surface and it does not forms along when you change position.

I understand it’s a very personal opinion. The one star is for the bogus marketing telling you can try the pillow at no cost except they forget to mention returning it is at you own expense and cost more than the pillow.

March 3, 2016

Nicholas
United States

New Level of Comfort & Sleep

To be honest, when I first got the pillow, I thought it was weird and didn’t see what all the fuss was about. It took a week or two, but sure enough Hullo became the only pillow I enjoy sleeping on.

I sleep on both my side and back and I always used two soft pillows, often folding one of them in an attempt to get the support to hold my head and neck in the right position. With Hullo, I form the pillow to the perfect shape and thickness and it holds my head in the right position all night long.  If I roll over or readjust in the night, its easy to shift the fill with my hands to adapt do different sleeping positions.

Now, floppy soft pillows just seem woefully inadequate and I sleep on Hullo every night. I even take it with me when I travel, because no other pillow comes close. Highly recommended!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

February 5, 2016

D
United States

Not for Me but Made it Work

The feel of the Hullo at the start of the night was great, but I’m a restless sleeper, and movement would shift the hulls around during the night so I had to constantly rearrange the fill, which didn’t help me get back to sleep. I also would wake up with pain in the ear and the side of my head that was on the pillow, so it’s not soft enough for me. However, I distributed the hulls into a couple of zippered travel/neck pillow cases, so now I use those as bolsters for stretching and helping with waking positions.

August 5, 2015

Nick Vance
Mountain View, CA

Great Firm Pillow

I wanted something firm for neck support that wouldn’t go flat overnight and over time.  Hullo has that covered no problem!  No neck pain since I got it!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 15, 2015

Francine Baran
Seattle, WA

My Hullo to Better Sleep

I have tried down, memory foam, and synthetic down pillows, but none compare to my Hullo.  I sleep on my side and back and I love how this will confirm but still be supportive.   You adjust the firmness desired.  I also appreciate that is does not get hot  causing sweaty neck as I had with memory foam pillow and yet it stays supportive unlike my down pillows.  I get the best sleep.

You do need to get used to the noise of shells moving but now I do not notice and my husband never noticed.  There is no funny smell like the memory foam pillow.

Being able to take shells out of case and air out  in a box when I wash the cases is nice and eco friendly.

Thank you

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

June 20, 2015

Becky Hild
United States

I Love My Pillow

I’ve owed a tiny one for years and would have to put it on top of a slim polyester one and scrunch it up. I had a broken neck so every night is a challenge to get comfortable. I ordered the full size one and I LOVE it. It might take a night or two to get used to the fact that its not supper soft. But I love the fact its cool AND pretty much stays in the shape you scrunch it too or wiggle your head in it ! Im considering ordering one to ship out of state to my kids for when I go visit.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

April 25, 2015

Kristin
United States

Sweet Relief :)

I have quite a bit of neck pain, and I have tried every pillow under the sun–soft, medium, hard, memory foam (contoured and non contoured), down, feather, you name it…I’ve tried it. I visited my Aunt who told me about the Hullo, and let me use for the duration of my stay. It does feel different than any other pillow that I have used, but it has the support that every other pillow cannot provide. You can make it as contoured or flat as you need it to be, and it doesn’t hold heat. So nice. My other half kept taking mine, so I had to get another so I didn’t lose my favorite find!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 5, 2015

Anonymous
United States

Made in USA Product

I heard about Hullo researching made in USA products online.

I love the firm support – my neck has felt a lot better since I started sleeping with this pillow. My partner had to adjust his to find the perfect comfort, but he too, is a convert. He tried sleeping on his old pillow a couple of nights and immediately went back to the Hullo.

I think it is pretty fabulous. The price was more than I wanted to pay, but I understand the cost of producing Made in USA products, and thus think you price is actually quite fair! I see that different sizes have been offered since I ordered, but I still would have chosen the standard size.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 6, 2014

Anonymous
United States

My First Buckwheat Pillow

Firmness. Support. Weight. Cooling. These are reasons why I like Hullo. It can be improved by adding a thicker cover that dampens noise.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

April 3, 2014

Anonymous
United States

Quality Sleep

I like the quality of sleep that I’m getting, the firmness, the smell and the sound.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

April 26, 2013