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Finding the right pillow can be quite the adventure, especially if you are looking for one made with natural and organic materials. Avocado makes this entire process much easier by creating several pillows full of organic materials that are oh so comfortable to sleep with. Today we are going to be reviewing their Avocado Molded Latex Pillow. We will walk you through all the details that make this pillow unique, along with who we think it would work best for. Keep reading to get all the details.
Looking for a fully organic pillow? Then you may want to check out our review on the Avocado Green Pillow.
The Avocado Molded Latex Pillow is aptly named as the molded latex foam is the star of the show. It is made out of a charcoal infused latex. The charcoal they used for this infusion was made from the husks of rice. This infusion helps do a few things for this pillow. The first is that it helps to create an antimicrobial material, as well as drawing heat away from the body. This helps to keep you cool throughout the night. The natural charcoal infusion even helps to prevent odor.
When pouring the latex liquid to be set into a foam form, the create perforations throughout the pillow. This not only helps to create some contouring comfort in the center of the pillow, it also allows for plenty of airflow. This added airflow also helps to keep your pillow a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
All of this is covered in a 100% Certified Organic Cotton cover. This cover is plush and soft to the touch. It is made out of a breathable organic cotton helps to wick away extra moisture to keep you cool and dry as you sleep. The cover also features a convenient hidden zipper that gives you access to the latex core of the pillow. This allows you to easily remove the interior latex for easy cleaning.
You have three different size options to choose from with the pillow which are a Standard, Queen, or King size pillow. The loft size for these pillows comes out to be around 5 inches high. This is a good medium to high loft size, although it is not quite as high as their Original Green Pillow which is also adjustable.
While comfort is subjective we would have to say that most people will find that the Avocado Molded Latex Pillow is indeed rather comfortable. We would say this pillow works best for back or side sleepers that are looking for a responsive natural pillow. If you sleep primarily on your stomach then you may find that this pillow has too high of a loft for optimal comfort when laying on your stomach. However, this loft is a good medium height that will work very well for back sleepers and side sleepers alike.
One great feature to using a latex core pillow is that it is very responsive. This means that while it will contour to the shape of your head and neck, it will pop back into the original shape as soon as you shift positions. This allows you to change positions over and over without having to fluff up your pillow.
When you compare the Molded Latex Pillow to its brother the Avocado Green Pillow, we would say this has a more supportive feel overall. They both have different cooling factors which is a benefit to both of these pillows. If you want a pillow you can really squish and change the shape of, then you will prefer the Green Pillow. While if you are wanting a pillow that will always retain its original shape and doesn’t need extra fluffing, then you will prefer this pillow better. Either way you will be getting a comfortable pillow made with natural and organic materials.
Keeping your Avocado Molded Latex Pillow fresh and clean is rather simple. To wash simply unzip the side zipper of the cover and pull out the inner latex core and set aside. The cotton cover is machine washable on gentle cycles. Avocado recommends washing with warm water. Next to dry your cotton cover simply hang to dry. Be sure it is completely dry before returning to use. If you want to keep your cotton cover as breathable as possible try to avoid fabric softeners as they can clog the breathable pores of natural fibers.
Overall we found this was a very simply process to keep your pillow fresh and clean. If you are concerned about consistent spills or need extra protection, then a pillow protector is a great way to keep your pillow as fresh and clean as possible. It can even prolong the life of your pillow. Otherwise, changing or washing your sheets regularly can also help keep your pillow fresh and clean for longer.
When it comes to the true value of a product we are reviewing, we try to compare the overall quality to the price point. We would say that the quality of the Avocado Molded Latex Pillow really matches the price well. Making this a good value for your money.
The overall comfort of the molded latex core, combined with the certified organic cotton cover makes this a comfortable pillow worth paying a bit extra for. We also love that it is an American made product. Keep in mind that you get an extensive trial period of 100 nights, along with a 1-year warranty from Avocado. Which allows you to really test out your pillow before you commit to it.
The Avocado Molded Latex Pillow is a great pillow for anyone who wants a supportive pillow with a quick responsive feel. We love the bounce back of the latex because it will never fall flat. This is great for anyone who is tired of having to fluff up their pillow. If you want a softer more adjustable pillow, then we recommend checking out Avocado’s Green Pillow. However we think there will be many who will prefer the more supportive and slightly firmer feel of this pillow. If you need help determining which Avocado Pillow would be the best option for you, be sure to contact us and we can help you with personal recommendations.