Disclosure: I received these products for free to review . The opinions in my review are honest and my own.
If there is one thing my husband is known for, it’s his ability to feel warm in the middle of a blizzard. When everyone else is bundled up outside, he is happily going around in a t-shirt in the middle of November. This sometimes makes bedtime a bit difficult because I love to bundle under lots of blankets and he would prefer anything to help him feel cooler. Since I am always looking for things to make him feel comfortable, I was pretty excited when I was asked to review the Chillow – a pillow designed to stay cool naturally.
Chillow: What is It
From first glance, the Chillow really doesn’t seem like anything special. It looks like a thin, blue foamed pillow that feels slightly soft and squishy. To make it work, you fill it with 8 cups of water and let the water soak in for 4 hours. After that, you smooth it (twice, once with the cap on, and then off), and then seal it carefully with the cap again to create a vacuum. Even though they really don’t talk about it in the instruction, this step is a bit of a mess. I personally had water spill a few times during filling, but it didn’t seem to effect the cover or function of the pillow at all. The worst was that after sitting, the water was a bit on the cold side! From there, you can use the pillow as is or put it in the fridge for 15 – 30 minutes (never the freezer).
As for laying on the pillow itself, my husband seemed fairly impressed and compared it to resting his head on a water bed due to the floating water in the pillow itself. While this was odd at first, it did exactly as advertised – it helped him feel cooler and more comfortable. Based on this assessment, we are very happy to give the pillow an A rating!
Chillow: Where to Purchase
Would you like to try this cooling pillow for yourself? Currently, you can purchase the Chillow for $12.99 + shipping and handling. Learn more at the Chillow website or see if they carry it in the ‘As Seen on TV’ section in your local big box retailer!
Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive compensation but did receive products for review purposes. Budget Earth may, however, receive compensation through purchases from affiliate links in this post. All opinions on this product are my own and may differ from our readers’ opinions.
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