The best feather pillows will last a lifetime when properly cared for and maintained. Our feather pillows can be made thick and heavy depending on your sleep style. Thicker for side sleepers and thinner for a stomach sleeper. You should always use a pillow protector and a pillowcase. All of our sleep pillows are available in standard size 20" x 26", queen size 20" x 30" and king size 20" x 36".
For feather pillows
Snuggle Soft Classic
Purchased the medium fill queen pillow. So far I am very pleased ... I am accustomed to 100% down pillows, but this feather blend provides a nice additional heft, weight and support that I am really enjoying. The fill has a very refined feel, unlike some cheaper feather pillows I’ve used. I can’t feel any feather quills at all through the outer case.
Natural Nights Classic
Gave a medium firm to my wife for Christmas. Her previous, feather only, pillow, had seen better days. Wasn't sure if medium was right, but, heh, with the guarantee, I got the firm. She absolutely loves it. Now when she gets out of bed first, I try it and I like it too. It's a whole lot better than my foam pillow!
The Original Feather Pillow
I have (much to my shame), been sleeping on my Granny's pillow for the past 40 years. I know, yuk, right? ... Your Original feather pillow in the 54 oz, extra firm is so wonderful that my husband has taken it for himself. I am going to be ordering another one for myself. I cannot tell you how happy I was to discover these true feather pillows. Thank you.
Hotel Collection Pillow
I bought an extra-firm Hotel Collection pillow and my neck feels much better since I’ve been using it. Choosing a pillow can be a journey for me, and Down & Feather has made it an easier one. I have received good advice and personal service. I will definitely do business with them again.
Natural Nights Classic
Great nights sleep. I’ve been searching for a replacement for my old pillow for a long time. After trying several pillows, this pillow is the one that compares to my old pillow. This pillow is very comfortable and supports my head and neck. I would definitely buy again.
The Original Feather Pillow
I use all the pillows I purchased. The original feather pillow I put under my knees. The other three I bought soft, medium, and firm all in down! Really like them all. The firm one works best for head and neck support. The other two I use along my sides to support my arms. This is the best sleep I have had in a long time. So happy with my purchase.
Feather Pillow Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a feather pillow?
I actually love this question. We define a feather pillow as any pillow filled with more than 51% percent feather. Once you design and manufacture a pillow with that percentage of feathers you significantly change its personality in terms of the way it sleeps and the support it provides. The best feather pillows are primarily made using the smallest and softest feathers of the goose. Typically speaking, smaller feathers are softer and lighter and of higher quality.
For example. The Original feather pillow is an all feather pillow so it has a very specific personality. Meaning it has a very unique, texture, sound and feel. Those characteristics give it its personality. You can feel the feathers ever so slightly giving it that unique texture. The feathers rubbing together actually give it a unique sound.
You might remember visiting your Grandma’s house as a child and spending the night. When it came time to go to sleep, you laid your head on the pillow, only to find that it was much different than the pillow that you were used to. This is because it was made of feathers. Now depending on the quality of pillow that Grandma had, you might remember it being the most comfortable night’s sleep you have had in a long time.
The Classic feather pillow has 25% feather blended with the feathers. This creates a completely different pillow personality. It has its own unique texture sound and feel. The feathers are a lot less obvious once the are mixed with the down so it sleeps much softer initially and then firms up as you put more weight on it. It's much quieter and softer relative to The Original feather pillow.
Feather pillows are unique and if it was the pillow of your youth they are very special pillows. With Down and Feather Company, you can have this experience again, and this time make sure that every facet of your pillow is made of the most quality materials in the world. We have searched the globe to find the best materials, so we can give you the most lavish and magnificent pillow possible. We do this because we understand what a good night’s sleep can do for you.
Q: What is an extra firm feather pillow?
An extra firm feather pillow is a pillow that has the maximum amount of feathers inside the pillow shell. The amount is measured in ounces. The more feathers we use to fill the pillow the thicker and harder the pillow will feel. For example, our standard size soft density all feather pillow, the thinnest feather pillow we make, contains 18 ounces of feathers. Our standard size extra firm all feather pillow, the thickest and heaviest pillow we make, contains 30 ounces of feathers.
Q: What's the difference between these pillows?
We also sell two different varieties of feather pillows. You can choose between a 75:25 ratio percentage of feathers to down, or a 100% feather variety. If you are looking for a mix of feathers and down, you can choose between our Snuggle Soft or Natural Nights versions. If you want a pillow that is made of all feathers, you can look into our Hotel Collection or Original feather pillows.
Our Snuggle Soft line of down feather pillows feature an Egyptian cotton shell that is pearl white and has double stitched corded edges. Egyptian cotton is widely regarded as the finest cotton in the world and has proven time and again to be the most comfortable cotton you can choose. The Snuggle Soft not only will comfort you throughout the night, but also give your bed a luxurious look.
The Natural Nights down feather pillow is also hypo-allergenic, and is made with 100% organic materials. No dangerous chemicals were used during any step of the process in its creation, and all of the materials come from organic sources. The edges are double row stitched and corded just like the Snuggle Soft pillow, which adds to its longevity as well as its aesthetic appeal.
The Hotel Collection Jumbo Pillow is made from 100% Hungarian white goose feathers, and is perfect for any sleep style. Because we use only the finest and most comfortable feathers, you will find that our feather pillows do not poke out as the cheaper variety will. Just like our down feather pillows, these come with an Egyptian cotton shell ensuring its quality.
Finally there is the Original feather pillow. This is the one that we have been selling since the beginning, and will remind you of the feather pillows from days gone by. Do not worry though, we have perfected its feel over the years and have managed to create a luxurious pillow with a classic feel. It is wrapped in a blue and white cotton shell and has knife edge stitching.
Q: What is the best feather pillow for side sleepers?
The best feather pillow for side sleepers are feather pillows that fill the area between the crown of your shoulder and the side of your head. We call this are your 'comfort gap'. The broader your shoulders the wider your 'comfort gap' the thicker the pillow needed for your to be comfortable while sleeping on your side.
When you are looking for the highest quality feather pillows, you need to make sure you know where your feathers are coming from. Typically, you want smaller feathers for your pillows because they are softer, and have a greater ability to trap air. They are also lighter, giving your pillow a cushier feel. At Down and Feather Company, we choose to get our feathers from the Hungarian white goose, because they are known for having soft, supple feathers.
Q: How should I wash a feather pillow?
Very carefully. Your goal should be to not have to wash your feather pillow. The way to accomplish that goal is to use a pillow protector, pillow protectors have zippers and pillow cases do not, that is designed for your pillow. Meaning, it's dimensionally accurate to the dimensions of your pillow. You might be surprised to find that some of the current pillow protectors and pillow cases are actually smaller than they were designed but that's and entirely different issue.
However, if you must wash your feather pillow you need to understand it will impact how long it will last and may impact its ability to provide support and it may end up smelling if you don't dry it properly. But if you must wash your feather pillow do it on cold to warm water. Hot water will strip away what remains of the natural oils that remain on the feathers. Those natural oils allow the feathers to flex and bend before they break. The more those natural oils are striped away the more brittle the feathers become. When feathers break and crack they become sharp significantly increasing the number of feathers that can poke you and reducing the useful life of your pillow. The short answer, don't wash your feather pillow and always use protection.
Q: How long should this pillow last?
This is always a very interesting question. Assuming you are not using your pillow for pillow fighting the short answer is 'your mileage may vary' but the real question is why? I've actually written about this before so I will give you a quick summary. By the way, if you are going to be in a pillow fight you absolutely want to have a feather pillow.
A pillows useful life, defined as how long it remains supportive or how long it continues to help you sleep, is based on three (3) pretty important factors. One of those factors is compression. That's you putting your head on the pillow night after night. The act of compression, or more simply put, you using your pillow is something we can't really do anything about. You bought the pillow for support so using for its intended purpose will have an impact. But, the other things that shorten the useful life a feather pillow are moisture and body oil.
Moisture is one of those things that you just can't control. It's everywhere. From the relative humidity of your room to the moisture from you perspiring while you sleep. Little know fact, you can lose up to a liter of water through perspiration while you sleep. It's not an accident that when you wake up in the morning and step on the scales you are at your lightest. The other issue few consider is breathing. You have to do and if you are a side or stomach sleeper you absolutely are breathing, if not directly into your pillow, around your pillow which over time will impact your pillows longevity.
Are you a night bather? Do you wash your hair at night? You may think your hair is dry but night bathers, especially those with long hair, typically struggle with pillows lasting as long as they would like. It's a fine line between drying your hair so that it feels dry to the touch, probably warm actually, when in reality it's still a little damp. That moisture night after night slowly makes it's way into the pillow. And last, but not least, are the lotions and moisturizers added to the nighttime ritual that also slowly but surely make there way through the pillow shell and into and onto the the feathers.
Q: Do you make this pillow in king size?
Absolutely, many people know that mattresses come in many different firmness levels. This can range from rigidly firm to incredibly soft, because different people prefer to sleep on different styles of mattress. The same can be said for pillows as well. All of our feather and down feather pillows can be bought in soft, medium, firm, or extra firm densities, meaning that you can find the perfect pillow for how you prefer to sleep. They also all come in three sizes ranging from standard 20" x 26", queen 20" x 30", to king 20" x 36".
Q: What material is used?
We use very specific size and color goose feathers to make all of our feather pillows. The size of the feathers can significantly impact the feel, weight and performance of the pillow. The feel is impacted by the size of feather quills. We specifically have the feathers sorted to specific sizes to keep the fill weights, the number of ounces, consistent across the different sizes. Controlling the feather size also allows us to control the thickness of the pillow. Since the more feathers we use for a given pillow density; soft, medium, firm and extra firm also makes the feather pillow thicker making it easier to fit the pillow to specific sleep styles.
Q: What are the benefits of an extra firm pillow?
The benefits of an extra firm feather pillow is both the thickness of the pillow and it's ability to maintain it's shape when you rest your head on it. Feather pillows have a unique personality. Due to the way feathers respond to being compressed, you resting your head on it, you will sleep more "ON" our extra firm feather pillow. If you have broad shoulders and like to sleep side to side an extra firm pillow will be thick enough to fill that area between the crown of your shoulder and the side of your head while you lie on your side keeping your spine as level as possible while you sleep preventing neck and shoulder pain. We like to call the area your 'Comfort Gap'. The extra firm pillow, as its name implies, will maintain its shape due to it being extra firm.