The 7 Best Bamboo Pillows of 2022

Our top pick is Coop Home Goods The Original Pillow.

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Bamboo is having a moment under the sun. The fast-growing and self-regenerating grass is a crop which doesn’t require fertilizers and pesticides. This versatile fiber has slid into our bedrooms, too, with mattresses, sheets, and even pillows made from material derived from bamboo.

Bamboo pillows are soft, breathable, and great for people who want to avoid animal products. Highly malleable and absorbent, many people find them to be cooling, which is great for hot sleepers. Plus, they’re easy to clean. But a bamboo pillow is not made entirely from the grass. The pillowcase is typically made of a blend of bamboo-derived viscose rayon and other materials, while the filling is usually a mix of microfibers and memory foam.

However, it's important to note that not all bamboo pillows tick the right boxes to be sustainable. Bamboo-derived viscose rayon often is created by an intensive chemical process which yields toxic waste, though alternative environmentally gentle methods are being explored. Frequently, the synthetic foam stuffing in the pillows emits VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), a mixture of malodorous gases.

If you want to shop for more sustainable options, check out our list of the best bamboo pillows below.

Best Overall

Coop Home Goods The Original Pillow

4.4
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Coop

A clear winner in the bamboo pillow competition, this pillow is our top pick. The cover is made from Lulltra fabric, a blend of polyester and sustainable bamboo-derived viscose rayon. The filling is a mix of microfiber and memory foam, certified by CertiPUR-US and GREENGUARD Gold.

It has a 100-night sleep trial and a five-year warranty, so you have ample time to find out for yourself if this is the most comfortable pillow for you. Available in queen and king sizes, this customizable pillow comes with half a pound of extra stuffing, so you can plump it up if you like a firmer feel.

Best Body Pillow

Snuggle-Pedic Full Body Pillow

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Snuggle-Pedic Full Body Pillow

Amazon

Great for side and stomach sleepers or people who have back pain, this shape-conforming body pillow is ideal for anyone who needs a little extra support. Rest your stomach, back and knees on its heft without the fear of squashing it out of shape with your body weight. A long 54 inches in length, you can drape yourself around it.

There’s no need to flip it over at night, as it takes on the temperature of the room and doesn’t overheat, thanks to vented bamboo covering that keeps air circulating through. Filled with CertiPUR-US certified foam, it comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 20-year limited warranty. Despite its size, it can be easily cleaned too. Just pop it in to the washing machine and run it in the dryer if it gets out of shape.

Best Memory Foam

Xtreme Comforts SlimSleeper Shredded Memory Foam Pillow With Bamboo Cover

xtreme comforts memory foam bamboo pillow

A slim, shredded memory foam pillow that can be molded to fit your contours is a great choice for those who want a thinner head rest. It’s a versatile bed companion for all styles of sleepers. It's machine washable, and you can also pop it in the dryer for a few minutes to give it extra fluff.

We like that this pillow uses CertiPUR-US shredded memory foam, and that it’s neither too lumpy nor too flat, staying uniform in density. With a height of just 5 inches, it’s ideal for stomach sleepers who struggle with higher pillows.

Best for Kids

Snuggle-Pedic Toddler Pillow

Bamboo Toddler Pillow

Comfortably sized for children, the versatile Snuggle-Pedic pillow can double up as a handy travel companion for adults too. At 18 x 13 inches, its recommended for use from three-year-old to 10-year-old children. It’s popular with adults too, because it's small size makes it easy to pack on camping trips and airplane journeys.

Made from Eco-Friendly Biogreen and CertiPUR-US certified foam, the micro-vented cover gives children a cooler night of sleep. A bonus is that it comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 20-year limited warranty, so if your toddler doesn't like it, you can send it right back.

Best Cooling

Cariloha Gel Pillow

Cariloha Gel Pillow

Courtesy of Cariloha

Cariloha is committed to sustainability from the source, farm-to-fabric, throughout its supply chain. It's quite firm and supportive, though that's not ideal if you love soft and squashy pillows. The innovative Gel Pillow comes with a cooling gel-top layer, a bamboo charcoal memory foam that improves breathability and a soft removable, washable bamboo cover.

The company sources bamboo from its sustainable bamboo farms in the hills of Sichuan Province of China. The pillow is Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Fair Trade, and CertiPUR-US certified. It's also a Carbon Neutral product.

Best Luxury

Cozy Earth Silk Pillow

4.4
Cozy Earth Silk Pillow

Courtesy of Cozy Earth

Like a luxurious, fluffy cloud, the filling in this pillow is premium grade 100% long-strand mulberry silk. The filling stays in place, and doesn’t spill over to one side. The cover is made from viscose from bamboo fabric that’s USDA Certified Organic.

Supple and luxurious, the pillow is free of concerning dyes. It comes with a 10-year warranty and a 100-day trial period, if it doesn't meet your expectations.

Best for Organic Latex

Organic Textiles Bamboo Pillow with Organic Shredded Latex

Natural Bamboo Pillow with Organic Shredded Latex

We like that this pillow is filled with the highest-graded GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) organic certified latex. This option is great for those want or need to avoid synthetic latex, memory foam, and down feathers. Available in three sizes, the cover is a moisture-wicking, silken bamboo.

It comes in standard, queen and king sizing. It comes in both zippered and non-zippered options in case you need to remove some of the stuffing if it's too fluffy. It's also machine washable.

Final Verdict

Our overall top pick for bamboo pillows is Coop Home Goods The Original. If you're willing to spend more for a good night's sleep, Cozy Earth's Silk Pillow is luxurious and certified organic.

What to Look for in a Bamboo Pillow

Third-party Certification

Many pillows on our list have been certified eco-friendly by a third party, such as OEKO-TEX, which classifies products are free from harmful substances and safe for human use; CertiPUR-US, which sets standards for content, emissions, and durability; or GREENGUARD Gold, which sets standards for chemical emissions.

Trial Period

It's almost impossible to learn from reviews if you're really going to love your new pillow. Because most of these pillows are expensive, compared to those you'll find at the discount store, look for one that allows you to sleep on them and return them if you're not happy within a certain time frame. Many companies give you 90 days or longer to trial them.

Machine Washable

Just like sheets and other bed linens, you'll want to wash your pillow regularly. Choose a pillow that says machine washable, then follow the care instructions (such as washing only on cold or on the gentle cycle) for longest life.

Warranty

Although not all pillows offer a warranty, some come with a generous guarantee that they won't go flat or come apart with normal use. These range from 10 to 20 years, which is an indication of how long the manufacturer expects a pillow to last.

Adjustable Filling

Some pillows have a zipper so you can remove filling if the pillow is too tall or bouncy for your liking, Others offer extra filling so you can plump it up. If you have trouble getting comfy, an adjustable filling pillow may be a good choice.

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