Pillow Guy

Down Alternative Pillow

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 1182 reviews
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This is the "Pillow Guy" Pillow. Filled with our superior cool, hypoallergenic Poly Gel Fiber and built to last. It’s covered in a soft-brushed microfiber shell and encased in our exclusive pillow protector dyed in Pillow Guy Blue, and made from our cool, crisp Percale cotton weave with hidden zipper and luxurious white satin piping.

Check out our Pillow Gal version:  Pillow Gal Down Alternative 

Looking for our responsibly sourced white goose down? Try our Down Pillow.


    Down Alternative Pillow



    • 1x Pillow
    • 1x Pillow Protector

    2 Pack

    • 2x Pillow
    • 2x Pillow Protector
    • MicronOne Allergen & Pest Free Pillow Shell
    • Down-like Cooling Gel Fiber
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Single Ply Long Staple 280 TC 100% Cotton
    • Percale Weave Pillow Shell
    • White Satin Piping
    • Hidden Zipper
    • Breathable
    • 30 Day Sleep Guarantee
    • Made in USA from Imported Materials
    • micronone-iconMicronOne®

      MicronOne® technology is the only material that is scientifically proven to block out all bed bugs and micro-toxins down to one micron.

    • dust-mite-free-iconDust Mite Free

      Due to MicronOne®, rest assure that you won’t be sharing your pillow with any dust mites.

    • hypoallergenic-iconHypoallergenic

      Our fabric and fill undergoes rigorous cleaning and testing from a third party to ensure it’s free of chemicals and irritants.

    • bed-bug-fee-iconBed Bug Free

      Due to MicronOne®, rest assure that you won’t be sharing your pillow with any bed bugs.

    • water-resistant-iconWater Resistant

      Using water resistant technology for this pillow shell ensures that those late night drinks in bed won’t ruin your pillow.

    • chemical-free-iconChemical Free

      We do not use any harsh chemicals in any of our product or dye.

    • cooling-gel-iconDown-like Cooling Fiber Gel

      The perfect down-like fill to use for your pillow. We came up with our exclusive gel fiber fill which feels & performs just like down.


    Size Guide

    Size Length Width Fill Weight
    St/Q Soft 20 28 27oz
    King Soft 20 36 38oz
    St/Q Medium/Firm 20 28 50oz
    King Medium Firm 20 36 68oz
  • FAQ


    How long can I expect my pillow to last?

    As a rule of thumb, you should replace your synthetic-filled pillows about every two years, however, check out our care instructions on how to keep your Pillow Guy Down Alternative Pillow lasting fresh and longer. A good way to test to see if it's time for a new pillow is by folding your pillow in half and put a shoe on top (maybe clean it first) If the shoe flips off, your pillow is good.

    How soon will my pillow be shipped after I place an order?

    Pillow Guy is a vertically integrated company, which means we control the process from production all the way until we ship out the product. We have on own warehouse located near Los Angeles, CA where we ship your bedding from. All orders received before 9am PST will be shipped out same day so depending on where you live it can take anywhere from 2-5 business day to receive your bedding.

    What if I am unhappy with my purchase?

    Although we really doubt that you'll be unhappy with Pillow Guy products, we understand that bedding does boil down to personal preference, so we won't make it uncomfortable at all when it comes to returns. If for any reason at all you'd like to return (you actually don't even need to give us a reason) within 30 days of purchase, all you have to do is email hello@pillowguy.com or call us at 1.844.745.5694 and we'll email you a prepaid return shipping label. You will receive a full refund once we receive the product back at our warehouse.

    Are these pillows really as good as everyone says?

    Ummm YES! We've spent hundreds of hours of R&D and actual live human testing to make sure these are really amazing pillows, not just quality but comfort. We challenge you to try them risk free today. If you're not totally satisfied, ship them back within 30 days and you'll receive a full refund.

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 1182 reviews
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Reviewed by Leslie K.
Verified Buyer
I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Not what I expected

The pillow was very heavy, which sends up red flags for me. If this is down alternative, I'm not sure why the pillow was dense and heavy. I accepted those attributes, but when i tried to sleep on it, I experienced severe breathing problems. I do have an allergy to dust mites. But I have never had such exteme bronchial and nasal symptoms.

Do you have a hypo allergenic model? For all the money my son spent on this pillow,(it was purchased partly by a gift card from him) I would hope that you have an acceptable alternative .

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Pillow Guy

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for reaching out and I'm sorry to hear about your experience with our pillow. My name is Zac Hedin and I'm the Customer Experience Manager for Pillow Guy. I'd like to first help explain more about the pillow and then discuss the symptoms you're experiencing.

Our pillow is heavier due to our poly gel fiber fill at fill weight of 45oz. With the model you currently have, the overstuffed, side sleeper, it is heavier to ensure that your head and neck are cradled and kept in the proper sleep position. As well, our pillows use MicronOne technology as it is hypoallergenic, dust mite, and bed bug-free. Please feel free to read more about the features of our pillow here: https://www.pillowguy.com/collections/down-alternative-pillows/products/pillow-gal-down-alternative-pillow.

Is it possible that the pillow and/or pillow protector could have been washed or placed with something that could have brought on the symptoms you described? Personally, I sleep on the Pillow Guy version of these pillows but I also have allergies that have kicked up quite a bit as of late. Is it possible that you're experiencing an up-tick in allergies causing this issue? With the MicronOne technology, I truly have never had anyone state that they believe this pillow is causing the issues you've described. I'm truly interested in learning more about your situation so that I can best help.

If you'd like, I would be happy to send you another pillow to try as I'm confident that the pillow is not the culprit to these issues and I want to ensure your health and happiness with our product. If you'd like to give that a shot, please let me know. I'm happy to work with you further.

Thanks again,

Zac Hedin
Customer Experience Manager
Pillow Guy

Reviewed by Charlene H.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best sleep in years!

My son, daughter in law and I are in love with our pillows! Best sleep I’ve had in years!

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Reviewed by Crystal L.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great Pillow

Great pillow

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Reviewed by John
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Down alternative pillow

I had one and it was stolen! I’m ordering a replacement

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Reviewed by Maria B.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Like the pillows but …

The pillows I like but they fit very tightly in their king size pillo cases and I ordered king size pillow cases to accommodate the pillows. I now need to order different color and different brand pillow cases for pillows.

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