Coop Eden Pillow Review (2024): A Hands-on Comparison
I tested 14 different pillows over the course of six months. I slept on each pillow for at least one week each. I rated each pillow based on how comfortable it was to sleep on over an extended period of time, whether or not the construction seemed high quality to me, and my take on suitability for different body types and sleep positions. Here is my in-depth review of the Coop Eden Pillow.
Where Does the Coop Eden Pillow Rank?
Coop Eden Pillow
Shredded Memory Foam and Polyfiber Mix
- Adjustable loft with removable filling
- Medium-to-soft filling
- Foam is certified by CertiPUR-US
- Provides extra bag of filling (though likely unnecessary)
- Feels to me more like a polyester pillow than a memory foam pillow
- Foam feels too soft for my preference
- Premium price
The Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow is an adjustable pillow similar to the Saybrook pillow. I really enjoy the sleep experience on the Coop at the start of the night, but it does have a few flaws that hold it back, including the way the polyester filling is tangled together inside the filling, the overall dominant feel of the polyester filling, and memory foam that doesn't feel like memory foam to me.
The pillow is adjustable with shredded memory foam and polyester fiber inside. It arrives in a box with extra filling, which is a nice touch, though it comes overstuffed already. I doubt anyone would be adding additional filing. Personally, I took out about a quarter of the filling before sleeping on mine. The ability to micro-adjust the pillow loft to the perfect height gives this pillow a massive advantage over other pillows in contention without this feature. The Coop Eden Pillow is the higher priced pillow that Coop offers. They also offer the Coop Original pillow, which does not come with silicone gel, according to the Coop website.
The polyester fiber is different in the Coop pillow compared to the Saybrook pillow. The fibers are long and tangled throughout the pillow. There is also more polyester fiber in comparison. The result is that taking out filling from the Coop pillow requires ripping out chunks of entangled polyester fiber, similar to ripping apart large cotton balls. For the Coop Eden Pillow that I have, after I remove some filling, I have to shake the pillow vigorously in order to spread everything evenly again because the filling left inside the pillow is still tangled together. The experience has unnecessary friction.
I am underwhelmed by the quality of the foam. When I squeeze the foam between my fingers, it just seems like regular foam to me instead of memory foam. Instead of a slow motion compression, the foam collapses in real time, and I can visibly tell that the foam has looser air bubbles. The Coop foam brings to mind the foam used on Walkman over-the-ear headphones in the 80's or the foam of a sponge. As a result, my experience is that the foam provides less support compared to other memory foam pillows that I've tried. I find that my Coop pillow feels flatter by morning, and I don't feel as supported as I would like. Unfortunately, adding more filling in would make the pillow feel too lofty at the start of the night, so that wouldn't be a good solution to the problem. On the plus side, I do enjoy using the Coop pillow for stomach-sleeping.
Because the proportion of polyester fibers is higher and because of the feel of the foam, the pillow overall sleeps more like a polyester pillow in my opinion. If you're looking for a polyester pillow, I would recommend the Coop Eden Pillow since it is adjustable. However, if you're looking for the feel of a memory foam pillow, then I'd recommend considering the other options.
Which Pillows do I Recommend?
Based on my extensive sleep testing, here's a quick overview of which pillows performed best, by category.
- Best Memory Foam Pillow: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
- Best Down and Feather Pillow: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best for Side-Sleepers: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
- Best for Back-Sleepers: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best for Stomach-Sleepers: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud
- Best Luxury Pillow: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best Adjustable Pillow: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
- Best Cheap Pillow: Beckham Hotel Collection Pillow
- Best Flat Pillow: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud
- Best Hotel-Style Pillow: Chamberlain Down Dual-Chamber Pillow
- Best for Neck Pain: Saybrook Adjustable Pillow
I would highly recommend reading the full, detailed review so that you can decide for yourself.
Compare Pillows: What are Coop Eden Pillow alternatives?
Comparing pillows can be difficult because reviews out there are often written by people who've only tried one pillow. What does it mean for a pillow to be soft or firm if there's no point of comparison? How do you know if one pillow is truly better than another? Which pillow is right for your body type and sleep position?
My experience systematically trying each of 14 pillows provides some insight into how to compare the pillows. You can read my comparisons of each pair of pillows in the links below, or you can read the full review with all the pillows as well as my pick for the best pillow.
Picking the right pillow can be important. I did all the research here to make the process easier. I hope that this blog helps you as you make your decision.