Saatva is one of the first online bedding brands to ship innerspring mattresses directly to your door, and they’ve since grown to be one of the highest rated retailers in the industry. So, it’s safe to say that Saatva’s mattresses have made a name for themselves! But what about the Saatva pillows?
Saatva makes three different pillows, and I’ll be reviewing the Saatva latex pillow here. I’ll go over its feel, construction, and more, plus compare it to the other Saatva pillows at the end of my review.
Is the Saatva Latex Pillow a Good Pillow for You?
To save you some time, I’ll kick things off with a list of sleepers who may and may not like this pillow. There’s all kinds of things to like about this pillow, but no pillow can satisfy the needs of every different sleeper. Let’s kick things off with a look at who it might work for!
Who should try the Saatva pillow
- Combination sleepers should really like this pillow. Personally, I was able to find comfort in every sleep position with this pillow. It may take a little folding and manipulating (and some positions work better than others) but I would consider this an all-position pillow, which makes it ideal for combination sleepers.
- If you love the feel of feathers, but are not down with sleeping on animal products, you’ll probably like this pillow! The microdenier inner pillow layer offers the fluffy squish of down, but no animals were disturbed in the making of this pillow.
- If you’re looking for a lengthy sleep trial, Saatva’s 45-day trial is much longer than the industry standard when it comes to testing out a new pillow at home.
Who should not try the Saatva pillow
- Memory foam lovers looking for deep body-contouring sinkage won’t like the fluffy Saatva. Try one of our best memory foam pillows instead.
- If you need firm support this is not the pillow for you. While it is quite lofty, it’s still got a softer firmness level.
- If you prefer a low loft this pillow won’t feel comfortable to you unless you remove its latex insert. If that’s a hassle, or you’d prefer an even flatter pillow, one of our best pillows for stomach sleepers could be a better fit.
What Does the Saatva Latex Pillow Feel Like?
The Saatva Latex pillow is made of plush microdenier, but has a firmer shredded latex core. This gives the pillow quite a unique feel, which I’ll describe below! Keep in mind that you need to consider firmness and loft when considering a pillow’s feel. For instance, a soft pillow with a high loft won’t actually feel very lofty, because it will compress under your weight.
Saatva Latex Pillow Firmness
The Saatva pillow is soft to medium-firm, and initially feels plush and fluffy. But once you sink onto the inner latex core, you can tell that it’s working as a support system. Many latex pillows, like the Talalay Latex Pillow from Brooklyn Bedding, are made of a solid piece of latex and won’t feel as fluffy and moldable as the Saatva Latex pillow. The Saatva’ shredded core makes it feel more plush than buoyant, which is great news for anyone who likes the cooling properties of latex, but prefers a softer feel.
The outer layer of this pillow is very soft and feather-like, offering a nice cushy place to rest your face. Meanwhile, the latex inside is going to conform to your head and neck, ensuring neutral spine alignment. This pillow’s softly supportive feel reminds me of fancy hotel pillows I’ve been tempted to stash in my suitcase before checking out!
Saatva Latex Pillow Loft
The Saatva pillow has a consistently high loft, which, at first glance, you might assume is ideal for side sleepers. However, the compressible quality of its outer layers and easy moldability of its build makes it a great fit for many different sleepers. Take a look below to see how this combination of a high loft and soft feel performs in different sleeping positions.
Side — Lying on my side, I did love the silky smoothness of the sateen woven cotton against my cheek. However, unless I folded one corner of the pillow and slid my arm underneath, it wasn’t quite firmly supportive enough for me. The fluffy-soft plushness of this pillow allowed the weight of my head to sink down into the pillow, throwing my head out of alignment with my spine. Luckily for me, I always fold my pillow when I’m on my side anyway, and once I did that with this Saatva, it did become firm enough to keep my posture healthy.
Back — In my opinion, this pillow was made for back sleeping. It reminds me of the pillows I’ve slept on in hotels, and I really enjoy that traditional, cloud-like feel. It’s super fluffable, and the latex inside works to offer proper neck support. The weight of my head did sink into the pillow enough for two plush sides to fluff up around my face, allowing me to rest my temple to the left or right.
Stomach — I was a little nervous about using this pillow for stomach sleeping because, like I said, it does have a lofty build. However, it is quite soft and plush so I didn’t really know what to expect! I settled into the prone position and found that it was right on the cusp of being too tall. My neck wasn’t craned out of alignment with my spine, but I could see it being too tall for some folks, which can lead to neck pain. But, when I removed the latex insert the pillow is softer, more shapeable, and much less lofty. Without the insert, I thought it made a great pillow for stomach sleepers.
Under the Arm — This is, for me, the perfect pillow for hugging. It’s fluffy, it’s big, and it’s shapeable. It’s really easy for me to pull it close to my body and get that unique sort of comfort that comes from this sleep style. Many folks need the supportive security of hugging a pillow while they sleep, and I think this pillow is very compatible for that!
Between the Legs — As far as holding the pillow between my legs, it did serve to relieve some pressure in my lower back and keep my spine aligned. However, I do prefer something a little less plush for this style. The weight of my leg flattened the pillow a bit more than I would have liked, so I did have to keep fluffing it. I definitely prefer this pillow for hugging!
What is the Saatva Latex Pillow Made Of?
The Saatva pillow is designed to offer a balance of plushness and support by employing the company’s unique three-layer construction. The cover fabric is made from breathable organic cotton, the outer pillow is amply stuffed with a down-alternative called microdenier fiber, and the pillow’s inner core is filled with shredded American Talalay latex. Read on below to learn more about each layer.
This pillow’s organic cotton cover fabric features a sateen weave that enhances the pillow’s sheen and offers a silky smooth hand feel. The folks at Saatva say that the cover fabric is also naturally moisture-wicking and breathable, which helps sleepers to stay cool. The cover is easily removable and machine-washable, plus constructed with a 2-inch gusset to prevent it from flattening overnight.
Immediately inside the cover is a lofty, plush layer covered in more organic cotton and filled with silky, down-like microdenier fiber. This fluffable part of the pillow is hypoallergenic and is designed to enhance airflow so that sleepers with sensitive skin or allergies can rest easy.
Tucked inside that layer is the pillow’s “core”. If you unzip the second layer, you’ll see a removable inner pillow. The core is covered in polyester and filled with shredded American Talalay latex foam. Unlike a solid piece of Talalay latex, the shreds offer a very light and fluffy feel rather than super bouncy support, but still promote a neutral spinal alignment.
The inner latex core is very responsive and serves to align your head, neck and spine for healthy sleeping posture. Not to mention, American-made Talalay is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, dust-mite resistant, and mildew-proof.
Is the Saatva Latex Pillow Good for Hot Sleepers?
The Saatva is a great cooling pillow for hot sleepers. The high-quality latex in this pillow promotes a ton of breathability, and the moisture-wicking pillow cover does even more to help keep things cool. If you sleep extra hot, add some of our best cooling sheet (and pillowcase) options to get even more airflow!
Saatva Latex Pillow Sizes and Prices
Take a look at the chart below to see this pillow’s full pricing and sizing information. And be sure to click on our coupon below to get a discount on your new pillow!
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Queen||18″ x 28″||$155|
|King||18″ x 34||$175|
My Final Thoughts About the Saatva Latex Pillow
If you’re looking for a fluffy pillow with a high-end feel, you’ll probably like the Saatva latex pillow! Ultimately, I found this pillow to be ideal for back sleepers — but I think sleepers of all styles could benefit from this pillow. Combination sleepers who are into the fluffy feel of down should also give this pillow a try! The ability to remove its middle insert offers a level of versatility that’s great for these folks.
Saatva Pillow Policies and FAQs
Does the Saatva latex pillow come with a trial period?
Yes, this pillow comes with a 45-night sleep trial.
Does the Saatva latex pillow come with a warranty?
Yes, this pillow comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
How does the Saatva latex pillow ship?
This pillow ships for free in the mail throughout the US and Canada.
Can I wash my Saatva latex pillow?
The outer cover and microdenier fiber layer of the Saatva pillow can be machine washed on a cool cycle with mild detergent. The latex core cannot be washed at all. The folks at Saatva recommend washing this pillow twice a year and replacing it after 36 months of use.
Is the Saatva latex pillow hypoallergenic?
Yes, this pillow is naturally hypoallergenic, dust-mite resistant, and mildew-proof.
Saatva Latex Pillow Vs
As I mentioned earlier, Saatva offers two other pillows in addition to the Saatva latex pillow. Read a little more about those options below.
Saatva Latex Pillow vs Saatva Down Alternative Pillow
- Saatva’s down alternative pillow is the most affordable pillow option the brand offers.
- Like the latex pillow, it uses a three-layer design consisting of an organic cotton cover, microdenier fiber layer, and inner layer made with memory foam clusters.
- This pillow is also very moldable, making it another nice option for combination sleepers.
Saatva Latex Pillow vs Saatva Memory Foam Pillow
- Saatva’s memory foam pillow also uses a three-layer design and includes an organic cotton cover, graphite-infused memory foam layer, and shredded gel-infused memory foam core.
- This pillow is infused with cooling gels to combat the heat-trapping tendencies of memory foam, but I think the latex pillow sleeps cooler than this one.
- This pillow is a bit firmer than Saatva’s other pillows and contours more to the head and neck, which could make it a better pick for side sleeping.
Other Products from Saatva
Saatva makes several other products made of high-quality materials, including everything from mattresses to bed frames. Take a look below to see some of our other Saatva sleep product reviews (plus find some coupons).
- Saatva Lofton Sheets Review
- Lineal Adjustable Bed Review
- Saatva Mattress Review
- Saatva Youth Mattress Review
- Saatva HD Mattress Review
- Saatva Solaire Mattress Review
- Zenhaven Mattress Review
- Loom & Leaf Mattress Review
- Saatva Mattress Coupons
Still not sure you’ll get a good night’s sleep on the Saatva pillow? Check out how I rated it below to decide.