Pillow comparison chart

Which pillow

In the UK there are 4 types of pillow which dominate the market, these are:

  • Polyester, Hollowfibre pillows – General purpose, good all-rounder synthetic pillow
  • Down pillows – Made from very fluffy under-feathers, super soft but can be expensive
  • Feather pillows – Made from feathers (duh!), fairly soft and supportive but can be noisy and spiky
  • Memory foam pillows – Made from Nasa thermo and pressure-reactive foam, very supportive, like Marmite: some people love them, some people hate them

We’ve put together this pillow comparison chart to enable you to compare the differences between the main types of pillow.

Once you’ve decided on what sort of pillow is for you, take a look at our reviews of the best pillows to find your ideal pillow.

Polyester,
Hollowfibre,
Synthentic pillows
(See the best Hollowfibre pillows)
Feather pillows
(See the best feather pillows)
Down pillows
(See the best Down pillows)
Memory foam pillows
(See the best Memory Foam pillows)
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Versatility************
Durability*************
Maintenance***************
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Support***********
Pain reduction**********
Sleep on back*********
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Sleep on front***************
Weight (*=light)*********
Noise (*****=noisy)*****
Air flow**********
Coolness************
For allergies**************