Oh, the Casper pillow, with it’s ever-so-cool pillow-in-pillow design — firm and supportive on the inside, soft on the outside. I’ve been sleeping amidst a mountain of Casper pillows since 2017 and decided it was time to write a Casper pillow review.
And I know pillows. My husband might refer to me as a pillow freak. (He calls my nightly sleeping arrangement a “Pillow Kingdom.”) Because ever since I was pregnant with The K Man, I’ve slept surrounded by pillows. It’s a very precise set-up and has only become better over the years as I’ve added more Casper pillows to my arsenal.
If you’re curious about Casper mattresses as well, check out my original Casper mattress review or stay tuned for my Casper Hybrid review
Casper pillow review
For the purposes of this Casper pillow review, please note that I’m using the Original Casper Pillow in both the standard and king sizes. I haven’t tried the down version yet (but it’s on my Covet List).
The Casper pillow is different from your average pillow because of its construction, with an inner pillow zipped inside the larger outer pillow. That inner pillow has some cool technology, namely a billion coated fibers; this is designed to be more responsive to your movements all night. The outer pillow has longer fibers to give it a plush finish.
Those fibers are described by Casper as “silky, synthetic down-alternative fibers,” and I have to agree that it does sleep a lot like down, which is what I’d previously owned most of my life. The benefit is that the Casper pillow doesn’t run as hot, which is especially nice during these perimenopausal years.
I really like that after so much use, our Casper pillows have been very clump-resistant and are really easy to fluff (see: tszuj!) when we’re making the bed. Frankly, I’m shocked that after two years of 7-night-a-week use, they haven’t lost their shape or their fluffiness.
Overall, I like it best out of any pillow I’ve owned — which includes random down-filled pillows, natural rubber pillows, shredded rubber pillows and random synthetic pillows. (Again, I’m a pillow freak!)
Probably the best part of all is that the Casper pillow is washable. You separate the two pillows and wash the outer layer. Bonus points because it can go in the dryer, too.
How much are Casper pillows?
No Casper pillow review would be complete without two key pieces of information: price and which size to buy.
Before I get to the price, let me give you the advice I wish I’d had when we started our Casper pillow journey: don’t buy the king size to use for your head at night. The king Casper pillow works best for (a) decoration on your king-sized bed and (b) a body pillow when you’re sleeping. But I dislike it greatly for my noggin.
Now, I’m a side/stomach sleeper and maybe if I only slept on my back I wouldn’t feel this way, but for actual sleeping, I suggest the standard size only.
And when you’re making your bed in the morning, the standard pillows sit beautifully in front of the king pillow so my vote is to buy four if your budget can swing it.
The Casper pillow in a standard size is $85 and $100 in a king. I see lots of Casper discount codes pop up all the time — on transit advertisements and on the Casper website itself — so watch for those. I also scored a couple of mine at Indigo for 25 per cent off using an in-store scratch-and-save coupon!
Bottom line: I recommend Casper pillows all the time, because after two years of diva beauty sleep, I’m still obsessed.
DISCLAIMER: I have received some Casper pillows in the past as PR gifts, but have also purchased my own since I love them so much. Opinions always my own.