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Helix

Helix is an online sleep brand that offers personalized mattresses and pillows, as well as everything you need to sleep your best.

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Price:$85 - $115

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 Sizing and Pricing

The Helix Pillow comes in two sizes:

  • Standard/Queen: $85
  • King: $99

Overview

  • Comfort:   The Helix Pillow features an adjustable design for you perfect level of comfort
  • Temperature:  For how dense this pillow is, it held significantly less heat than other pillows I’ve tested
  • Smell:  There was a faint smell during unboxing that dissipated within a few hours

The Helix pillows outer shell is made with the same super soft material as the Helix Mattress cover. Featuring the Helix ticking and signature blue fabric. The Helix pillow feels very well made though we noticed some loose threads in the stitching of the insert layers. 

 The loft and feel of the Helix pillow are adjustable with its two removable comfort-layers made of crushed memory foam and down alternative. Because the pillow isn’t one solid piece it’s easy to fluff and adjust to cradle your head perfectly.

With its unique blend of crushed memory foam and down-alternative the Helix pillow has an ultra-plush feel while still being supportive.

The Helix pillow has a zipper that runs along the outside making it easy to remove or insert the comfort layers within. Change positions often? Keep your comfort layers in your bedside table for easy loft adjustments.

 


Comfort

The Helix Pillow comes with its two layers inside, just unzip and remove to find your desired height and feel. Our tester has a smaller frame so as you can see below her head is slightly elevated beyond a neutral position with both inserts of the Helix Pillow. Two inserts will work for side sleeping, but one or no layers would be preferred for back and stomach sleeping.

Helix recommends two comfort layer inserts if you are a side sleeper who has broad shoulders or if you like a tall, firm pillow.

If you move between back and side sleeping or aren’t sure which feel you prefer, Helix recommends using one comfort layer in your Helix pillow.

And, for stomach sleepers or those who prefer a plush pillow, Helix recommends removing both comfort layers.

Depending on your body type a different number of comfort layers may work best for you.


Performance

The Helix pillow is made with a combination of crushed memory foam and down alternative so it is firm and supportive, yet soft to the touch. The 10 pound weight sinks in lightly while the pillow still holds its shape. If you remove one or both of the inserts the feel will be less firm and the loft will be around 3 inches lower.

Because its made with memory foam there is some slight stickiness when the weight is removed but the down alternative helps to mitigate that stickiness.

The average human head weighs 10 pounds. See our 10 pound kettlebell test below.


Temperature

Even though the Helix pillow is dense it didn’t hold as much heat as initially expected and it stayed cooler than many other pillows tested. 

For the infrared test a hand was placed on the Helix Pillow for one minute and off for one minute.

Sped up at 3x.

After the hand was removed the highest recorded pillow temperature was 86° which dropped to 75°. Similar foam based pillows will hit around 88° and 77°. And, if that’s not cool enough for you, check out the Helix COOL pillow. It’s made with a high-heat transfer fabric that’s cold to the touch and stay cold all night.


Policies

  • Trial: 100 night trial
  • Shipping: Free shipping, 2-5 days
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty
  • Production: Made in the USA

Conclusion

Overall, the Helix pillow may be a good fit for sleepers of all positions because of its adjustability. Also, if you’re not married to an all memory-foam pillow the Helix blends crushed foam and down-alternative to create a uniquely soft and supportive feel.

Features:

  • Crushed memory foam and down alternative
  • Two adjustable comfort layers
  • Cooling cover option