My husband has never met a pillow he’s genuinely liked. That may be an overstatement, but for the past decade, it’s rung true. Down is too dense and prickly, memory foam is meh, cotton turns into a pancake too quickly and many down alternatives are suffocating puffballs if you sleep on your stomach in the middle of the night. But, after hearing how Purple promises to be a different kind of pillow—one specially engineered for the Goldilocks among us—we decided to try out its bestseller and a newcomer, and see if they could replace our go-to down alternative numbers. Spoiler: They have—and my husband finally concedes he’s found his perfect pillow—but which one is the absolute best? Well, we’re divided.
For over a month, we tested the Purple Harmony Pillow, aka “the greatest pillow ever invented,” according to the brand, and its new design, the TwinCloud pillow. We focused on firmness, overall comfort and support, wear after a month, quality and value, then averaged our scores. Within a few days, I was quickly team TwinCloud; my husband was firmly team Harmony. Which one is right for you? See the full reviews below to determine for yourself.