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Layla is a direct-to-consumer brand that sells mattresses, pillows, bed bases, weighted blankets, and more on their website and Amazon. Both the Layla Pillow and Layla Mattress are known for their copper infusions, which are intended to promote cooling and reduce odor.
The company sells two pillow models: the original Layla Pillow, also called the Layla Kapok Pillow, and the Layla Memory Foam Pillow. The Kapok Pillow gets its name from its natural fiber fill from the Kapok or Ceiba tree.
Kapok fiber is ultra silky and the primary reason the Layla Kapok Pillow is more luxurious and expensive than the Layla Memory Foam Pillow. Both pillows contain shredded memory foam, but the Layla Kapok Pillow uses a mix of that foam and Kapok fibers, while the Memory Foam Pillow consists of a mix of memory foam and polyester.
Both of these pillows are also adjustable. A zipper in the cover allows sleepers to open the pillow and add or remove fill to suit their needs. As a result, Layla pillows work well for a variety of sleepers. The two pillow models vary in their initial firmness level, with the Layla Kapok starting out medium soft and the Layla Memory Foam coming with a medium firm feel.
Focusing specifically on the Layla Kapok Pillow, we’ll share details about the pillow’s materials and construction and analyze how it performs for different types of sleepers. Finally, we’ll discuss Layla’s policies related to shipping, returns, and warranty.
Watch the video below to see how the Layla Kapok Pillow performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.
The Layla Kapok Pillow is a moldable, relatively conforming pillow that contains a mixture of shredded memory foam and Kapok fibers. Kapok fibers are extremely silky natural tree fibers that give this pillow a luxurious feel.
The Kapok Pillow’s cover contains yarn infused with copper. Copper is meant to promote cooling and help prevent bacterial growth for enhanced hygiene and odor control.
A zipper in the Layla Kapok Pillow’s cover allows sleepers to adjust the firmness and loft. The ability to add and remove fill makes the Layla Kapok a versatile pillow that works well for a variety of sleepers.
Sleepers of nearly all sleep position preferences and body weights rate the Layla Kapok Pillow highly. Side sleepers and back sleepers tend to enjoy exceptional comfort and support from the Layla Kapok Pillow. Only our testers who weigh over 230 pounds and sleep on their stomachs felt this model wasn’t right for them.
Layla sells two pillows: the Layla Kapok Pillow and the Layla Memory Foam Pillow. Both pillows contain shredded memory foam fill. The Kapok Pillow also has silky, natural Kapok fibers mixed in with the foam, and the Memory Foam Pillow adds polyester fibers to the fill.
Neither Layla pillow comes with options beyond the pillow’s size. Both pillows are adjustable, however. Sleepers may adjust each pillow’s firmness and loft by unzipping the cover and adding or removing fill. Both arrive overstuffed to give owners more options.
While the Layla Memory Foam Pillow uses a breathable, polyester cover, the Kapok Pillow’s cover is a mixture of polyester, viscose, and poly/lycra with CuTEC yarn. CuTEC yarn is infused with copper fibers, which are intended to reduce odors and pull heat away to keep the surface cooler.
|Product||Size Options||Loft||Interior Materials||Cover Materials|
|Layla Kapok Pillow||Queen: 18.5″ x 28.5″
King: 18.5″ x 36″
|Adjustable||Shredded Memory Foam, Kapok Fibers||Polyester,Viscose, Poly/Lycra Woven with CuTEC Yarn|
|Layla Memory Foam Pillow||Queen: 20″ x 28″
King: 20″ x 36″
|Adjustable||Shredded Memory Foam, Polyester Fiber||Polyester|
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Pillow prices fall across an incredibly wide range. That said, the average memory foam pillow costs between $50 and $60. Both Layla pillows are considered luxury pillows and sell for prices above this average.
The Kapok Pillow sells at a higher price-point than the Layla Memory Foam Pillow because it contains Kapok fibers. These natural fibers cost more than polyester fiber, the fill added to the Layla Memory Foam Pillow.
Differences in cover materials also contribute to the price variation between the Layla Kapok Pillow and Memory Foam Pillow. The Kapok’s cover has yarn infused with copper woven into it, which is designed to promote cooling and reduces odors.
Layla Pillow Pricing
|Layla Pillow||Queen – $99
King – $119
|Layla Memory Foam Pillow||Queen – $75
King – $89
The Layla Kapok Pillow rates well across all categories. Thanks to its shredded memory foam fill, the Layla Kapok Pillow is highly moldable and relatively conforming. Sleepers can fluff the pillow into the shape they prefer, and it will lightly hug the head and neck.
Although the Layla Pillow tends to retain its shape, it feels very different from a molded memory foam pillow. The shredded memory foam and Kapok fibers make the pillow’s shape more malleable.
As an adjustable model, the Layla Kapok allows sleepers to add or remove fill. Doing so modifies the loft and the firmness level, making the pillow attractive to a wide variety of sleepers.
Copper-infused yarn woven into the Kapok Pillow’s cover is engineered to help with both odors and temperature neutrality.
The Layla Kapok Pillow has above-average durability, so customers can expect it to last a few years. Since it contains memory foam, the pillow might emit a slight odor when it’s new.
Because the Layla Kapok Pillow is adjustable in terms of loft and firmness, it is suitable for a variety of sleep positions. Nearly all our sleep testers rate the original Layla Pillow well.
However, those with different position preferences and body weights might have unique concerns when considering purchasing the Layla Pillow.
Side sleepers rate the Layla Kapok Pillow most highly. Those weighing less than 230 pounds give the pillow especially high marks thanks to its plush feel and adjustability. Most find that the pillow’s loft is high enough to promote spinal alignment when lying on their sides, though some smaller individuals may prefer to reduce the fill level. The Kapok Pillow’s moldability also works in a side sleeper’s favor, allowing them to manipulate it to fit the space between their neck and the mattress while cradling the head.
Back sleepers also rate the Layla Kapok Pillow positively. Those who weigh less than 230 pounds might prefer the pillow after they’ve removed some fill to adjust the loft so that the pillow keeps the spine aligned without forcing the head towards the chest. Back sleepers weighing over 230 pounds don’t rate the pillow as highly as individuals from other weight groups. Since they will likely sink into the mattress more, they may prefer a pillow with a lower loft and firmer feel to support their spinal alignment.
Many stomach sleepers rate the Layla Kapok Pillow favorably, although they don’t give it as high of marks as those who prefer other sleep positions. Since the Kapok Pillow arrives with a fairly high loft, most stomach sleepers will find more comfort after removing fill. However, stomach sleepers weighing over 230 pounds may be better served by firmer pillows with lower lofts since the Layla Kapok’s medium soft feel may not be very supportive.
The Layla Pillow
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Over 230 lbs.|
The Layla Pillow is sold online, both from the Layla company website and Amazon.
Layla offers free shipping within the contiguous United States. The company also ships to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada for a fee.
Layla provides free shipping in the contiguous United States on purchases made through its website.Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska costs Layla customers a flat fee of $20. Shipping to Canada costs a flat fee of $40.
All Layla Pillows are made to order. Manufacturing takes 2 to 3 business days. When the pillow is shipped, customers receive an email with shipping information. Shipping takes 2 to 5 additional days.
Layla Pillow purchases made on Amazon generally come with free shipping, though shipping prices may vary over time and according to the customer’s location.
The pillow arrives compressed and may be bunchy at first. Placing it on a flat surface and massaging it should help redistribute the fill.
The Layla Pillow comes with a 120-night sleep trial. During this period, customers may return their pillow if they’ve slept on it for at least two weeks and decided it is not right for them. There are no return fees, and customers do not have to pay for return shipping.
The Layla Pillow comes with a 5-year warranty. The warranty covers defects, such as unraveled stitching or seams, pillow flattening, and fading cover colors. Terms and conditions apply.
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