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36 Reviews Mentioning: weight

At around 10 pounds for a standard-sized pillow, Hullo pillows are heavy pillows. While it initially may be odd and surprising to those used to light spongy pillows, many come to love heavy pillows. Below you can read reviews from Hullo customers who mention the weight of the pillow.

Mike
Petaluma, CA

Excellent After Quick Adjustment Period

At first, it was a strange and new feeling (and sound) rolling around on my new pillow at night. I was worried I wouldn’t get used to it and would find it distracting. This quickly passed. I am 100% committed and happy with my Hullo and I want to take it with me when I travel! Add or subtract the buckwheat filler until the pillow thickness is perfect for you; then, once you settle in for sleep, the pillow takes the shape you need and holds that shape. It is heavy, so when you are selecting your size, keep in mind that it’s not as easy to move as you might like (for example, when sliding toward my partner in the center of the bed vs when scooting off to give her some space). If you’re on the fence, just give it a try. I really do recommend this product.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

July 11, 2022

Phil
Madison, WI

Wish I had Tried this Sooner!

Love my Hullo. Unlike any other pillow I’ve tried, I can shape it just to the right height and comfort, and then it STAYS PUT. My head doesn’t sink in gradually, and I finally can get the support I need as a side sleeper, and have it stay put all night. I wouldn’t recommend this for back sleepers, but for me it has been the pillow I have always needed but never had. I also love that the filling level can be adjusted, and that the filling contents are compostable if i ever need to replace them—so tired of all the plastic filled pillows.

Also, for anyone wondering about size, I got the small, and I’m super glad I did. It’s just the right size, and supports my head perfectly without having a lot of extra pillow sticking out everywhere. Standard size pillows would always get in the way of where i wanted to put my arms when side sleeping, but the small doesn’t have this problem. I also think the standard size would be harder to adjust and heavier to move around, but the small is perfect. Only downside is it is harder to find pillow cases for, but it fits pretty well sideways in a standard size pillow case with the empty half of the pillow case tucked under the pillow.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 16, 2022

Adam
Scranton, PA

Goodbye Stiff Neck

I was waking up with a stiff neck more and more. Did lots of research and settled on the Hullo. Glad I did. It’s supportive but also incredibly comfortable. I also love the weight.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

January 18, 2022

Dan
College Station, TX

Great Pillow!

I love the size. Most other companies that make buckwheat pillows don’t have large ones (because they’re so heavy?). I’ve slept better than a lazy cat since getting my Hullo pillows!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

November 9, 2021

Cadrew Strickland
Weaver, AL

Heavy But Comfortable

It is a heavy pillow but comfortable. It’s cool feeling and the hulls shape to the contour of your neck and head. I’m a stomach sleeper and I’m real comfortable with the pillow. I have tried many other pillows but I like the Hullo the best.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

June 15, 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

Marta
Minneapolis, MN

Years-Long Hullo User

I could sell these all day long. It’s like a mold around your head and neck. Sometimes if I get up in the night I might push on the hulls a bit and they just fill in the “neck gaps”, again, like a mold. Yes, the pillow is heavy’ish and it has some sound to it, but it’s the best pillow I’ve ever had. I’ve been using one for years and feel the same way. Just recently bought the smaller travel pillows (my partner feels the same way) so that’s why I got a review request. People who complain that it’s hard as a rock need to take out of the hulls. They are malleable so they naturally push down in, but you may have to take some out. I guess it’s not for everyone, but if you end up loving like we do you’ll be so glad you bought it.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 2, 2021

Brownell Turner
Palm Coast, FL

Greatest Pillow

Greatest comfort sleep pillow I have ever owned or used! A bit on the heavy side (not a discouraging comment). I have sleep issues, sleep on my side, and the position of my head and neck need full support. This pillow provides that and allows more sound restful sleep. I enjoy this pillow. Thank You

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 16, 2020

Anita Short
Salt Lake City, UT

Just So-So

It is just ok.  It is very heavy and it is a large ball when I wake up each day.  I will use it off and on probably.  I will keep looking for my perfect pillow.  Would not recommend to friends.

August 14, 2020

Anira
Salt Lake City, UT

Just OK

It is very heavy. It is in a ball every morning. Did not send it back but probably will not recommend to others.

July 16, 2020

Tina
Greenville, OH

Closet Full of Unloved Pillows

I have consistently used one  (foam with neck support) pillow since 1995.  The maker of my old pillow is out of business now.  I can not even count all the pillows I have tried until Hullo!

I have the king size Hullo pillow and after a few nights, finally threw out my pillow of 25 years with confidence that I had finally found the perfect fit.   I have had this pillow for three months and love it.

The pillow is heavier than I expected but does not slide around on my bed.   I am a side sleeper and the hulls  allow me to flip from side to side without loss of support.   I sometimes sleep with my arm under my pillow and have no alteration in comfort.  The hulls allow you to customize the height of the pillow under your neck.   They do produce a slight noise but I don’t even notice it anymore.

I wake up less during the night and have had significantly less neck pain.   It is also cooler than others that I have tried.

Thank you Hullo from one very grateful Registered Nurse.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

June 24, 2020

Andrew
Cypress, TX

Good Thickness, Doesn’t Go Flat When You Sleep on It

If you move around a lot in bed, constantly switching sides, then this pillow will tend to get harder. If you lay still for the most part, you shouldn’t have any trouble, but as someone who tosses and turns, the pillow is usually somewhat hard and flat by the time I wake up. That being said, it’s still my favorite pillow.

You’re not paying for cotton, feathers, or foam. You’re paying for a surprisingly comfortable bean bag designed with the head in mind. This is a premium pillow at a less-than-premium price.

So, what are buckwheat hulls? I don’t know, but they are so light in weight, that if you hold some in your hand and blow on them slightly, they will fly out of your hand. The closest thing I can compare them to is the thin, brown, plasticky material you pull out of your teeth after eating popcorn. The pillow, however, is pretty heavy, considering I just ordered the small one. That’s probably because of the shear quantity of material inside. The fabric that houses the hulls is very nice-feeling and relatively thick, too, and the zipper is very robust, so you shouldn’t have to worry about the hulls spilling out.

You can’t really prop up the Hullo to become a headrest to watch TV or use your phone in bed with the small pillow because it likes to abide by the laws of gravity. If you place it upright, it becomes a burrito shape, but if you keep it flat, it stays a pillow shape. I use a different pillow for sitting up. Bottom line: it’s a really good pillow, and a unique one at that. If you don’t like it, you can return it before 60 days.

I used a promo code for free shipping to order the small Hullo pillow. The medium is probably much better, but since the pillow retains its thickness throughout the night, there’s no need for me to upgrade, personally. The main reason why most people think they need a BIG pillow is because they want a thick pillow. As a wise man once said, it’s about the girth, not the length.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 31, 2020

Joan McDonald
New York, NY

Great Pillow

My Hullo pillow was recommended to me by a physical therapist that I’d been seeing for neck issues.  While I still have some ongoing issues with my neck, my pillow has helped a lot.  I like to sleep on my side, so find it very comfortable and the fit is right.  I did have to take some of the hulls out as it was too full, but that’s simple to do and it made it a much better size/fit for me.  Great pillow, but you should know, that it’s heavy!  The material is well made and appears to be of a very high quality.  I definitely recommend it.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 13, 2020

Danielle LaPay
White Lake, MI

Heaviest Pillow Ever

This pillow was way to heavy & loud.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

May 6, 2020

Julie
Chetek, WI

Best Pillow

I LOVE my Hullo.  I have tried many many pillows and this is the best.  You are able to unzip and remove contents of the pillow if you need to make it more comfortable, so this is a one size fits all.  It is very heavy.  Some hotels with a pillow menu are offering buckwheat pillows, but Hullo is by far the best of the buckwheat pillows.  Try it!!!

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 31, 2020

Missy Rollins
Bainbridge, GA

Best Pillow Ever!

This pillow gives such wonderful support for my head and neck! I absolutely love it. It is a heavy, weighty pillow that confirms to the head position, and it’s just what I need! It maintains its shape. Thank you, Hullo, for producing a wonderful product.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

February 3, 2020

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

Linda G.
United States

Best Pillow Ever!

At first, I thought I made a mistake because the pillow was so heavy. But from the first night up to now, I have no neck pain, and most important, I get a great night’s rest. I may have to flip my pillow over once through out the night because I get a little warm but not every night like use to in the past. I’m so happy I brought this pillow.

 

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

December 9, 2017

Dave Updegraff
Duluth, MN

Not for Everyone

And not for me. A bit loud an coarse, extremely heavy. I kept removing more and more material until it finally worked after 3/4 of original fill was removed. But it does not fold over well, and the loudness of response when rolling head back and forth proved too much, and I finally emptied it onto the garden compost. Back to simple small feather pillow – better for me.

December 8, 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

Marianne Tesler
New York, NY

Got Rid of It

Too heavy and did not help for the sleep at all

December 6, 2017

Micah Cooper
United States

Heavy, but Effective

Note, this pillow is not for everyone. First, the bad:

  • HEAVY
  • a little noisy
  • if you like to be fussy about your pillow positioning, this gives you lots of opportunity to be fussy
  • A colleague’s wife had one and returned it because she leaves jewelry in her ear and the Hullo was too firm for such a thing.

Now, the good:

  • Although it doesn’t feel “cool,” I really don’t notice it getting as warm as any previous pillow avoiding that warm pillow feeling. In fact, I don’t recall EVER needing to turn it or reposition it in the night or noticing in the morning that I’ve gotten hot. This is HUGE for me.
  • You really do have infinite positioning capability by shuffling the hulls when your head is on it.

Oh, unexpected bonus. Wife had Hullo over her abdomen when our toddler leapt on her knees-first. Hullo completely absorbed and dissipated the impact.

So, more bad points than good points, but the good points completely overwhelm the bad points for me. In short, it comes down to personal preference. You spend a few extra seconds getting it in the right position when you first bed down, but then you don’t need to move it all night, which is good b/c if you needed to, it’s heavy and noisy.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

October 28, 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

Rob
United States

Really Supportive

Hullo is really supportive, I use it under my regular pillow. It holds its shape well. Heavy, a little noisy but it does work well if you take your time to get used to it.

I would recommend Hullo to a friend.

March 28, 2016