Best Down Pillows in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 6, 2020
Seek to follow the best sleeping traditions and add a luxury down pillow to your bedding? If so, we have a selection of the best down pillows that feel like a cloud and will help you create the bed of your dreams. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The shell, reaching a 300 thread count, offsets the firm feathers inside and makes the pillow quite soft. The cotton used here is especially breathable and, adopting three-chamber stitching, will make sure the feathers are not poking through the shell. 

CONS

The pillow is pretty heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

UMI Essentials Pack of Two White Goose Feather Pillows features just the right firmness to enable blissful sleep. Unlike cheap models, these pillows maintain the initial loft for years to come. They're also more forgiving towards the skin.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x pillows (74 x 48 cm)

Support

Medium to firm (back, side, stomach sleepers)

Materials

Filling: 100% white goose feather

Shell: 100% cotton

Extras

Hypoallergenic, machine washable (in the gentle cycle with cold water) 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The pillows come filled with whole feathers and not curled feathers that cheap pillows normally use nowadays. The shell is especially dense, preventing dust mites. The down-proof casing ensures that the feathers cannot penetrate the shell. 
CONS

There's a specific smell to the filling. 

OUR VERDICT

Homescapes Standart Duck Feather Pillows fits children, teenagers, and adults, as well as people who suffer from allergies, people with sensitive skin, and people who like to sink into the pillow at the end of a long day and enjoy the soft-medium support that the pillow is offering. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x pillows (74 x 48 cm)

Support

Soft to medium (back, side, stomach sleepers)

Materials

Filling: 100% white duck feather

Shell: 100% cotton

Extras

Hypoallergenic, machine washable (in the gentle cycle with cold water), double-stitched edges

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The shell wicks away moisture and regulates body temperature, making quality nighttime sleep even more refreshing. Because its thread count is not as high, the shell dries quicker than covers with an above-average thread count. 

CONS

Some find the stitching passable at best. 

OUR VERDICT

The cases that come with Adam Home Duck Feather Down Pillows are adopting high-strength zippers that will not start giving out anytime soon. The shells that these pillows are using will ensure that dust mites do not penetrate the pillows. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x pillows (74 x 48 cm), 2 x pillowcases

Support

Medium (back, side, stomach sleepers)

Materials

Filling: 100% duck feather

Shell: 100% cotton

Pillowcase: 100% cotton

Extras

Hypoallergenic, machine washable (in the gentle cycle with cold water)

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The double-stitched edges on these pillows will ensure that the shell does not rip apart with time. The hypoallergenic cotton does not lose its hypoallergenic properties (provided that you do not use hot water cycles to wash the cover). 
CONS

The pillows lose their initial volume over time. 

OUR VERDICT

Wicking away moisture, Puredown Goose Feather Pillows do not start feeling stuffy in the middle of the night. To add more, the medium support that the pillows are offering features no lumps and no bumps, making the entire pillow a suitable sleeping surface.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x pillows (46 x 66 cm)

Other sizes are also available

Support

Medium (back, side, stomach sleepers)

Materials

Filling: 95% goose feather, 5% goose down

Shell: 100% cotton

Extras

Hypoallergenic, machine washable (in the gentle cycle with cold water), double-stitched edges

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The pillows accommodate back, side, as well as stomach sleepers. The double-needle corded edges will be preventing loose threads. The pillows provide ample cushioning but still bounce back to the original shape in the morning. 

CONS

The shell is not very breathable. 

OUR VERDICT

Because they do not wick away moisture, HOMEFOUCS Pair Goose Feather and Down Pillows will not prove suitable for people who live without an AC in a hot climate area. Everyone else will find these pillows fluffy, comfortable, and plenty supportive. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x pillows (74 x 48 cm)

Support

Medium (back, side, stomach sleepers)

Materials

Filling: 85% goose feather, 15% goose down

Shell: 100% cotton

Extras

Hypoallergenic, machine washable (in the gentle cycle with cold water), double-stitched edges

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

UMI Essentials Pack of Two

Just the Right Firmness

As you can guess from the name, UMI Essentials Pack of Two White Goose Feather Pillows is packing two pillows stuffed with premium white goose feathers. They're medium-firm, so those people that like their pillows particularly soft might find these pillows a little too much (but we're talking about a pretty small crowd here, they're not that firm).

What they are, however, is quite heavy, with each pillow's fill weight reaching 850 grammes. This is an objective downside but, at the same time, it is understandable considering the premium feathers used here. Firm as they are, the pillows provide ample head, neck, and shoulders support. Also, unlike most down pillows that are less premium as these ones, UMI Essentials do not lose their loft with time.

Somewhat offsetting the firm feathers is the luxurious shell made from 100% cotton. In addition to its 300 thread count, the shell adopts a brushed finish, giving the pillow extra softness. Besides that, it is breathable, easy on the skin, down-proof, as well as hypoallergenic.

Last but not least, with its three-chamber construction and microfibre layering, the shell prevents feathers from poking through the lining, enabling quality sleep. In other words, as long as you're fine splurging a little, these down pillows should be able to improve the quality of your sleep tremendously.

Review of UMI Essentials Pack of Two White Goose Feather Pillows

 

Homescapes Standart

Woven with Density

While cheap pillows are using curled feathers, Homescapes Standart Duck Feather Pillows are incorporating whole feathers that measure less than six centimetres but weigh above 900 grammes. The soft-medium support that these pillows are offering makes you feel like you're sinking into them. But there's a specific smell to these whole feathers, making the experience a little less blissful initially (the smell goes away soon).

What does not go away is the 100% cotton shell with a 233 thread count. Creating a material that's woven with extra density, the shell is able to keep dust mites at bay, meaning that the pillows also become an acceptable option for people suffering from allergies. Despite its density though, the cotton that's used here is quite gentle towards the skin, so gentle, in fact, that even customers with the most sensitive skin should be able to sleep without waking up with mild irritations. Unlike the pillows that we have reviewed above, these ones are also down-proof, which means that the feathers remain inside.

Without going into obvious details that go without saying (like the fact that the shell is machine washable but you should stick with cold water cycles), Homescapes Standart Duck Feather Pillows are not quite as standard as the name suggests. As far as we're concerned, these pillows are raising the standard, keeping the price reasonable and the materials a little more premium.

Review of Homescapes Standart Duck Feather Pillows

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Adam Home Pack of 2, Standard Size

Free Cases are Always Welcome

The biggest difference between Adam Home Duck Feather Down Pillows and the pillows from Homescapes that we've reviewed before is that these ones cost about as much but they also throw two pillowcases to the mix. With the proverbial mix becoming more attractive than the preceding one, the reason this pack trails a little behind the pack from Homescapes is that the stitching on the shells is passable but not great, so we would recommend erring on the side of caution with these pillows.

Apart from that, they're excellent sleep assistants, with the medium-support filling accommodating bak, side, and stomach sleepers alike. Because the shell here is made from high-quality cotton, you can sleep knowing that dust mites will not be penetrating the pillow, causing allergies, breathing difficulties, and asthma. The shell's also pretty good at wicking moisture away from the body as well as regulating its temperature, enabling a refreshing sleep. Plus, since the cotton that the shell's made from is not as dense, the cover takes less time to dry than most.

To conclude, Adam Home Duck Feather Down Pillows provides everything you need to receive the package and start enjoying comfortable sleep the same day without purchasing anything separately.

Review of Adam Home Pack of 2, Standard Size Duck Feather and Down Pillows

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puredown Pack of 2

Double-Stitched Edges

Puredown Goose Feather Pillows are made from 95% goose feather and 5% goose down, which has its advantages and disadvantages when you start comparing them to pillows with a 100% feather filling.

On the one hand, these pillows are able to wick away moisture, releasing sweat and preventing them from getting stuffy. On the other hand, unlike the pillows featuring a filling that's 100% feathers, the ones from Puredown start losing the initial volume eventually.

They also weigh a little more than the 100% feather competition, with the latter usually weighing around 900 grammes and these pillows stretching the weight ~1100 grammes. Still, the weight difference does not make a considerable overall difference, partially thanks to the double-stitched edges that make sure the shell lasts without ripping apart.

Besides that, these are standard down pillows, including the hypoallergenic shell that has no issues with washing machines as long as you choose a gentle cycle that uses cold water. Assuming that these lenient conditions are met, the pillows will serve you for years, maybe even decades, ensuring that even the toughest day ends with a good night's sleep, recharging you to face the next day head-on.

Review of puredown Pack of 2 Goose Feather Pillows for Deep Sleeping

 

HOMEFOUCS PAIR

Where Softness Meets Ample Support

HOMEFOUCS Pair Goose Feather and Down Pillows are a little different. From one angle, mixing 85% goose feather with 15% goose down, these pillows are where softness meets ample support. From another angle though, the 100% cotton shell that the pillows come equipped with is not as breathable as cotton covers usually are, so people without ACs might not find these pillows as comfortable when the temperature gets hot enough. Aside from these factors, they're not that different from most down pillows, including the double-needle corded edges with welts that make the pillows down-proof and prevent loose threads.

The covers on these pillows are fine with washing machines, assuming that the machines in question have at least one gentle cycle program that uses cold water. They (the covers) are also soft and pleasant to the touch and gentle on the skin. Finally, the covers are hypoallergenic, so you don't have to worry about dust mites and bacteria penetrating them and causing asthma, runny nose, or breathing difficulties.

To give you the gist, people that have an air conditioner or live in a house/flat that never gets too hot will definitely get their money's worth with HOMEFOUCS Pair Goose Feather and Down Pillows.

Review of HOMEFOUCS PAIR Goose Feather and Down Pillows

 

What Is a Down Pillow?

As the name suggests, down pillows (just like down comforters) are those filled with the bird’s feather undercoating, which is down. The best quality down is that of Hungarian or European geese. It is soft, white, and voluminous. Notably, a really good down pillow contains only down, with no feathers. That’s the reason why down pillows are pretty expensive. However, some manufacturers combine down with feathers and label their pillows as “down”. Though these models are more affordable, they will lack some of the pure down pillow benefits.

To be honest, with memory foam taking the lead, down pillows are less popular today. Yet, this traditional sleeping item has a lot to offer. Not only is down an all-natural material itself, but also goose down pillows usually come in cotton covers or liners, which is a selling point for many users who try to avoid synthetics. Further on, down pillows are extremely soft and comfortable. Your head will literally sink in the pillow and you’ll enjoy a luxury feel no synthetic down counterpart will lend. With that, down pillows are impressively long-lasting. While synthetic feels tend to lose elasticity and support in about three years, down pillows will serve you for about three times longer, subject to proper maintenance.

To add more, unlike its latex and memory foam rivals, down pillows boast greater flexibility and adjustability. You can simply fluff the down pillow up and shape it to perfectly fit your comfort. Besides, as you lie on a down pillow, it will so-to-say mould around your head to conform to your neck and shoulder contours and provide maximum natural and anatomic support that makes this type of pillow suitable for all types of sleepers.

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Publish Date: 2020-08-06 09:48:58