Silentnight is one of the largest and most well-known mattress manufacturers within the UK. With over 70 years of experience in the bed industry, Silentnight is by far one of the oldest companies still going strong. With this experience, they have continued to develop a wide range of bed products. Silentnight claim they are the UK’s most trusted bed brand. Knowing their long history of producing mattresses that suit all, it is difficult to disagree.
They have a wide range of different types of mattress, pillows, other bedding products available to purchase. Each is designed to suit a certain type of sleeper. Even in their ‘Just Like Down’ Range, they offer a mattress protector, duvet and more alongside the pillow.
As for the pillow we are reviewing, the Silentnight Just Like Down pillow is a hypoallergenic, hollowfibre alternative to traditional down pillows. Silentnight have aimed to produce a similar, super soft feel too down while not using animal products. Using hollowfibre as fill material is extremely common in pillows but using it to recreate a down feel is a little different. A bonus of using hollowfibre within pillows is that they can be machine washed, keeping them smelling and feeling better for longer.
The Silentnight Just Like Down pillow is designed to be super soft, giving an ultra comforting feel. This will typically suit front and side sleepers the best, similar to down. With this pillow being highly interesting, we have taken a deeper look at this pillow and whether or not it is like a down pillow or just another hollowfibre pillow.
Silentnight Just Like Down Product Information
- JUST LIKE DOWN FILLING: Each pillow is filled with soft-touch hollowfibre to provide a down like...
- HYPOALLERGENIC: The pillows are hypoallergenic which means they don’t contain any materials likely...
- MACHINE WASHABLE: Fully machine washable keep your pillows supremely fresh and clean
74 x 45cm
Available next day through Amazon.
Construction and Materials
These pillows are delivered in classic Silentnight packaging. One bonus is that they come in a pack of two so are extremely good value. The pillows are a basic white colour without any trim. They are simple in design and will fit into any sleeping environment. It is often the case that a pillow that does not stand out but gets good reviews is very good at what it is designed to do. Every part of the Just Like Down pillow is hypoallergenic. Great news for allergy sufferers. They are also easy to keep clean. Just throw them in the washing machine at 40°C to keep them fresh and hygienic.
We have broken down the pillows cover and fillings to see what each adds to the pillow:
1. Microfibre Cover Layer
The cover layer of the Silentnight Just Like Down pillow is made from microfibre. This is a form of polyester which is super soft to touch but also very durable. Giving the pillow a soft feel greatly adds to the comfortable feel of the pillow and you relax in an enjoyable sleep environment. A bonus of using this material is that it is easy to keep clean. The cover is not removable but it does not need to be as the full pillow can be machine washed. Keeping the pillow clean and hygienic will help it keep its shape for longer.
2. Down Like Eco Fibre Layer
The filling of this pillow is its main attraction. The super-soft fibres are designed to feel like a down pillow. They provide a comforting, sinking feel. Admittedly, the fibres do not feel exactly like down but they are a close match. Another bonus of using this hollowfibre alternative is that the fibres are made using 100% recycled materials.
Comfort, Support and Sleep Quality
The firmness of a pillow is probably the thing that most people are interested in. This pillow is rated as a medium comfort. It is more on the soft side of this though. If it were to be rated on a 1-10 scale it would be rated as a 4. With the Silentnight Just Like Down pillow being rated as a 4, it will typically suit front and back sleepers the best.
Its softer feel gives the pillow a much more exaggerated sinking feeling and the softcover gives the pillow an extremely comfortable sleeping experience. Some sleeping positions may find the support lacking but that is expected with a softer pillow.
As each sleeping position has different needs, it is important to consider this when choosing your pillow. Starting with side sleepers, they usually require a firmer pillow with a larger than average loft to support a wider gap between the neck and shoulders as they sleep. This helps keep the spine in good alignment. Side sleepers may find that the Silentnight Just Like Down pillow may be too soft to sleep like this. With this pillow coming in a pack of two side sleepers may find two provides enough support to sleep comfortably.
Front sleepers on the other hand need a lower than average loft and a softer pillow. This is where the Just Like Down pillow shines. Front sleepers will probably find that they only need one pillow to keep their spine in good alignment.
Back sleepers lie somewhere in the middle of the other two positions. They need an average amount of support and loft. Because of this, which pillow suits them best will often come down to personal preference. Some people may feel they can sleep better with only one of the Just Like Down pillows while others may prefer two to get the balance of comfort and support they want.
If you have experienced overheating from your pillow in the past then a hollowfibre pillow could be a great choice for you. The fill material is not known for retaining too much heat and spaces within the pillow ensure there is good airflow in and out of the pillow.
The movement isolation that this pillow provides would be average at best. If you are frequently disturbed by your partner’s movement during the night then a memory foam pillow may be a better option as these do not transfer movement as much. This would mainly be a problem with the mattress instead of the pillow, however.
Trial and Guarantee
No trial comes with the Silentnight Just Like Down pillows. One thing to consider though is that Silentnight is a well-known company that has a history of producing quality products. They offer a 2-year guarantee with this pillow so it certainly shows confidence in the pillows build quality.
Due to this pillow being available at several major retailers. The delivery and returns policy will largely depend on which one you choose. This pillow is available through Amazon Prime for free delivery and returns. When you first receive the pillow then it will not need to be aired. It will be ready to use straight away. It is packaged in a Silentnight branded plastic pack so will be well protected during transit.
The Silentnight Just Like Down pillow performs remarkably well for its price. It is a well made, hollowfibre pillow that will give an excellent balance of comfort and support using one or two of them.
Coming with a two-year guarantee is an excellent bonus for hollowfibre pillows as most manufacturers do not come close to this. This, added to Silentnights’ good reputation, makes it difficult to put people off buying them. Having two of the pillows in a pack when buying makes the pillow suit a wider range of people’s preferences.
Compared to feather or down pillow it is great that this pillow is easily machine washable and hypoallergenic. This can be a great option for allergy sufferers. A downside is that because of the hollowfibre fill material, it is unlikely they will last as long.
While not the same as a feather or down pillow, these are an excellent, affordable alternative. They cannot be plumped up quite the same as a down pillow but still provide an excellent level of comfort. Getting two for this price makes them a very attractive purchase. We believe they are worth a try.
To conclude this pillow is an excellent choice if you are looking for the following:
- A pillow that is easy to keep clean and hygienic.
- A pillow which is excellent value.
- A pillow which does not use animal products.
- A pillow which has a lower loft, ideal for front sleepers.
Last update on 2021-09-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API