Feather pillows are filled with the sturdy outer feathers of geese and ducks. They are often confused with down pillows, which are made from the softer downy undercoat. Because of the rigid quills, feather pillows tend to be firmer than down pillows. They also cost less than down and may need to be replaced more often. Since feathers may occasionally poke through the pillow fabric, we recommend using a quality pillow protector underneath your pillowcase.
Feather blend pillows are filled with a mix of down and feathers that can range from a 10–90 down to feather ratio to a 25–75 or even a 50–50 ratio. Chamber pillows are a unique hybrid option filled with a feather core surrounded by fluffy down, creating an ideal balance of softness and support.
DOWNLITE feather pillows are made from responsibly sourced feathers and down. The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification ensures that down and feathers are ethically sourced throughout the entire supply chain.
Feather pillows offer firmer support than down pillows and are typically less expensive. In comparison, down is a light and wispy material that makes for a soft, compressible, and less supportive pillow. Feathers may occasionally poke through the pillow fabric, have a tendency to flatten, and may need to be replaced more often.
Feather pillows and down alternative pillows are both typically less expensive than down pillows. Down alternative pillows are easy to clean. They are a great choice for anyone with feather allergies or those who prefer to avoid natural products. We also recommend down alternative pillows for vacation rental bedding because they suit most guests and are easy to clean.
A pillow’s density and loft, or height, are determined by the type and amount of fill. While down, feather, and down alternative pillows each have distinct characteristics that affect the shape and feel of the pillow, they can all be made in a variety of densities.
Because pillow loft and density affect the alignment of your body while you sleep, different types of pillows are recommended for each sleep position. For maximum comfort, we recommend soft pillows for stomach sleepers, medium pillows for back sleepers, and firm pillows for side sleepers.
Pillow sizes refer to the length and width of the pillow, or the amount of space it will take up on your bed. They correspond with mattress sizes. For example, a queen size pillow is 30 inches wide and a queen size mattress is 60 inches wide, meaning that two pillows will fit perfectly. However, you can easily pair a single larger pillow with a smaller mattress size or smaller pillows with a larger mattress.
Our pillows are available in all sizes:
20 x 26 inches
20 x 28 inches
20 x 30 inches
20 x 36 inches
We sell hotel feather pillows at manufacturer-direct prices so you can save money without compromising on quality.