Finding the best goose down pillows takes a little knowledge in the feather department. First, it’s important to know what fill power means. Next up is making sure the pillow you choose has the most amount of down goose feathers possible to ensure the best goose down pillows for you. And lastly, the thread count of the pillow cover is extremely important. The higher the thread count, the more likely your pillow won’t lose its precious feathers.
So, what does fill power mean? To put it simply, fill power is a combination of warmth and quality. And the higher the fill power, the better the pillow. In more complex terms, it is the measurement signifying the amount an ounce of down accumulates in a cubic inch. When looking for a quality goose down pillow, it’s best to choose a pillow at 650 fill power or higher. This will ensure the best night of sleep possible.
When it comes to purchasing goose down, a lot of pillow companies will claim they are offering goose down pillows. However, what they don’t say in bold letters, but rather small print, is there is only a small percentage of actual goose down feathers in the pillow. And they will fill the rest of the pillow with just plain old goose feathers. It’s a tactic that works, and they will sell pillows based on this particular practice. If you ask us, it’s very misleading and a bit of a scam. So, it’s important to pay attention to the small print when searching for the best goose down pillows.
The thread count of the pillow cover will help keep your down feathers in tact and increase the longevity of your luxury purchase. Thread count is the measurement of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. And the higher the thread count, the more horizontal and vertical threads are in place to reduce leakage of the down. The other benefit of a higher thread count is it will soften over time and a good night’s rest just keeps getting better. So, when looking for a thread count, the higher the count the better.
Our final word of advice, when choosing a pillow, if you are a side sleeper or a back sleeper, it’s best to go with a medium or firm pillow. If you are stomach sleeper, it’s best to go with a softer pillow.
Best Goose Down Pillows
Best Goose Down Pillows
Pacific Coast Luxury Down Pillow
Let us start off by saying we own a few Pacific Coast Goose Down Pillows and absolutely swear by them. And because of the quality and the feel, we didn’t hesitate to put one of their pillows on our Best Goose Down Pillows list.
Pacific Coast has been around since 1884, and that means they have been making quality down comforters, down and feather pillows and feather beds for over 125 years. The company is highly regarded for their craftsmanship, so much so, that they are the leading supplier of premium down pillows to many of the top hotels in the United States.
The Pacific Coast Luxury Down Pillow is one of their best goose down pillows. It features a 700 fill power of Hyperclean White Goose Down, which means the fill power hits right smack dab in the middle of the luxury range. And what is also in the luxury range is the 680 thread coun,t 100% cotton pillow covering which features barrier weave, down proof fabric.
For those with sensitivities or allergies, this may be the best goose down pillow for you. The Pacific Coast Luxury Down Pillow uses a Hyperclean method to prepare the down feathers. The Hyperclean method entails washing and rinsing the feathers up to eight times to remove dust, dirt and allergens that can cause an allergic reaction.
Furthermore, especially for those with sensitivities or the clean-freaks, you will be happy to know this pillow is machine washable and dryable.
Last, and most importantly, is the feel of this pillow. This luxury down pillow has a medium to soft feel so for those looking for a firm pillow, you may want to try one of our other picks. For those that love a soft or medium weight pillow, we can’t recommend Pacific Coast enough. Their quality, construction and feel is what makes us a repeat customer.
Finally, you have your option of a standard size (20″ x 26″,) queen size (20″ x 30″,) or king size (20″ x 36″.)
Down & Feather Co Snuggle Soft 800 Goose Down Pillow
Whether you are a side sleeper, back sleeper or a stomach sleeper, this pillow is designed just for you. The Down & Feather Co Snuggle Soft 800 Goose Down Pillow is made to perfectly fit within your crevices while you’re sleeping. And having the proper pillow with the right density to adequately fit these crevices will keep you comfortable throughout the night and help improve your posture.
This pillow features an 800 fill count with a 340 count, 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton. And with long-staple cotton, this means the covering will be softer and more durable. So, all of these things are adding up to be one of the best sleeps you’ve ever had.
The Down & Feather Co Goose Down Pillows go through a rigorous, multi-step washing and drying process with an allergen and fill power testing to ensure these pillows are hypoallergenic. So, for those suffering from allergies or sensitivities, the Down & Feather Co has you covered.
How does this pillow pass the feel test? This pillow feels soft and light and you will sink into this pillow at just the right amount. And, it couldn’t be said better than The Down & Feather Co, “You will sleep more ‘in’ this pillow than ‘on’ this pillow.”
Finally, this is one of the most luxurious pillows you will find. Therefore, it has a price to match. However, this pillow is made to last and should be considered an investment.
These pillows come in Standard size with your choice of Soft, Medium, Firm or Extra Firm.
Queen Anne Pillow Company French Goose Down Luxury Pillow
The Queen Anne Pillow Company is a family-owned business that focuses on luxury pillows. And these pillows are so well-regarded that they are highly sought after from high end establishments such as the Hilton Hotel and the New York Palace.
The Queen Anne Pillow Company French Goose Down Luxury Pillow has a 650 fill power of 100% French, ethically-sourced breast down, which consists of 80% down and 20% down micro feather. The casing consists of premium 330 thread count, 100% cotton ticking, durable and long-lasting thread. And, it’s topped off with piped edges around the pillow for longevity.
Each pillow is cleaned to be highly allergy-free, making this very suitable for those with allergies and sensitivities. Furthermore, each pillow is hand filled and digitally calibrated so each pillow is exactly the same. That means, if you buy two, each pillow will form to your body the exact same way.
The feel of the Queen Anne Pillow Company Goose Down Pillow is extremely soft and comparable to clouds. They are extremely high-quality and will ensure the perfect night’s sleep.
These pillows come in Standard, Queen and King size with your choice of soft, medium or firm fill.
FineFeather Luxury 700 Fill Power 100% Hungarian White Goose Down Pillow
The FineFeather Luxury Hungarian White Goose Down Pillow is made of high-quality and soft white goose down and is designed to give you a medium firm feel, which is great for back and side sleepers. And these pillows are fluffy, so if you’re into fluffy pillows, these may be the best goose down pillows for you.
This pillow has a fill power of 700, with a 330 thread count, 100% Damask Cotton Shell. The fill consists of 100% Hungarian Goose Down and is hypoallergenic for those with allergies or sensitivities.
And as an added bonus, this pillow is washable and dryable. Just machine wash warm with your preferred detergent and tumble dry low.
Overall, this is a fantastic pillow. It’s quality and it’s perfect for those that prefer a fluffier type of pillow.
This pillow comes in a Standard, Queen or King size.
Egyptian Bedding Goose Down Pillow
These pillows are our pick for the best goose down pillows in the budget category. However, because they are budget, they aren’t going to be 100% goose down. Close though! The Egyptian Bedding Goose Down Pillow is filled with 90% goose down and 10% feathers. They carry a fill power of 750 with 50 ounces of white goose down.
The shell consists of a whopping 1200 thread count of 100% Egyptian Cotton. And this pillow is allergy-free, so it’s suitable for those will allergies and sensitivities. This pillow is also machine washable.
So, how does this pillow measure up with the 100% goose down pillows? Some people may not be able to tell the difference. However, people that have been accustomed to 100% goose down pillows can tell a slight difference. That being said, the Egyptian Bedding Goose Down Pillow is extremely comfortable and soft. And, it’s by far the next best thing.
This pillow comes in your choice of Queen or King.
DOWNLITE Luxury White Goose Down Pillow
Our final pick for best goose down pillows are a little lower in the fill power, however, they are another great option if you’re on a budget. The DOWNLITE Luxury White Goose Down Pillow has a fill power of 600 which consists of hypoallergenic white goose down. To forewarn you though, the company does not specify that this product is 100% goose down, so most likely there is some feathers in the mix.
The shell of this goose down pillow is made of 230 thread count Cambric cotton and this pillow is both machine washable and dryable.
How does this pillow pass the feel test? This pillow is a medium-density pillow, therefore, it feels more on the firm side but it’s soft. It also doesn’t feel like a 100% goose down pillow, but it’s pretty close. Also, this pillow was a little too firm for the stomach sleepers at FHL. So, it’s probably best for the side sleepers or the back sleepers out there.
You have your option of 4 different sizes: Standard, Queen, King or Jumbo.