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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 30 Apr 2014 12:36 #11

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I have the LaNoodles pillows with the adjustable fill, and absolutely love the feel. I didn't get the contour pillow, altho they sent me one by mistake when I ordered, so I got a look at it. According to the weight listed by UPS, the contour pillow has about a pound less of the LaNoodles in it than the regular shaped queen sized pillow I did order, and I could tell it didn't feel as heavy. Cozy Pure was wonderful about fixing their mistake when they shipped me the wrong pillow, and I had the right one within just a couple of days as well as a pre-paid label to use to send the other one back to them.

I ended up buying two of the queen sized adjustable fill pillows, and had to take some LaNoodles out of each to get the right degree of softness for me - actually took out enough of the LaNoodles that I was able to make a third pillow, which ended up being my couch pillow for the living room after I found a nice pillow sham for it, so it doesn't look like a bed pillow.

I never thought I'd like a pillow better than one made with down - but I tried to use my favorite down pillow a couple of times after getting the LaNoodle pillows, only to toss the down aside in favor of the other pillow within about 5 minutes.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 05 May 2014 18:44 #12

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I received the two pillows a few days ago. I'm found the smell to be pretty strong so I am still airing them out. I briefly tried each out and my first impression is that the shredded latex is too lumpy. I will try to be open minded and actually sleep on them once the smell has calmed down a bit. Maybe I'll keep the shredded one as a body pillow to cuddle. I think I will like the high loft/plush for sleeping on.

I am a bit frustrated with the LinenSpa website. They have some IT code issues going on. When I tried to open an account with them online and order it took my e-mail, locked me into an account that they claim they cannot alter or cancel but the account will not let me actually order! I ended up ordering by phone. I am very frustrated that because of this they claim they cannot give me an invoice. So they charged my CC, sent the pillows without ANY documentation included nor anything I can print off the computer. They told me to just call if I need to send one back but they can't even give me an order/reference number! They are very polite but if their IT department can't fix something this simple I am extremely disappointed in the customer service for this reason alone.

I will have to call back to get the details on their return policy if I decide to return one or both of the pillows. I was told it's 30 days but I don't know when they start counting that.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 05 May 2014 19:25 #13

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Hi seejanesleep,

I briefly tried each out and my first impression is that the shredded latex is too lumpy.


Which shredded latex pillow did you buy?

Their IT issues are certainly "strange" to say the least.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 05 May 2014 20:16 #14

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Both pillows were the Z Malouf talalay latex.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 05 May 2014 20:22 #15

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Hi seejanesleep,

Both pillows were the Z Malouf talalay latex.


Thanks :)

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 11 May 2014 18:03 #16

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This may be too soon for a review but I've finally slept on the zoned pillow for the last two nights.

First the smell of the latex is quite strong for me. I am sensitive to odors and have some allergies. I don't have an actual allergy to latex but I cannot be around some strong smells. I had purchased a latex mattress topper from Dreamfoam Bedding which I really like but it didn't have as strong of an odor as these Z Malouf pillows so I was a bit surprised it they smelled as strong as some other reviews mentioned. It isn't easy or quick to get rid of the smell from these pillows.

I have been airing the pillows outside almost daily for a week before I even tried to use them. I read up online and used baking soda on the molded one since it was pretty simple to hit it and get the powder out of it each day. I didn't use the baking soda on the shredded one. It seems too unwieldy to try to work the powder in and then try to get it out. Plus, I'm not sure I'm going to keep the shredded one so I didn't want to return it with even a little baking soda left in it.

I also gently washed the pillowcase covers they came in to reduce the odor. So once I got the washed pillowcase on, plus I use two of my own pillowcases, I didn't have a real problem with the smell and sleeping. It's slightly noticeable but not so bad that I can't sleep.

I am having a bit of time adjusting to the different feel of latex. I like the support it but it is different. I have tried tempurpedic, buckwheat, down and water filled with a layer of down. None were quite right. With the latex I woke several times the first night. I woke a few time the second night but not as much. There is definitely more support for my head and neck. I think I am adjusting to the "bounciness" of the material.

As a side note, I normally use a silk pillowcase for the softness. My skin is very sensitive due to a nerve problem on my face. However my last silk pillowcase has bit the dust. So when I started using the latex pillow I used a cotton pillowcase on it. That makes it a bit less comfortable than I am used to so maybe that also has affected my sleep. I broke down and ordered more silk pillowcases today. They quit making the ones I had so I had to research and purchase a new brand.

This was the Z Malouf talalay latex zoned pillow in high loft/plush. I am sure I ended up with the best combo for me in the high loft/plush version. I sleep on my sides and back.

If I keep the shredded one it will be for a body pillow, not for my head but at this point I'm seriously considering returning the shredded one. I will give it a try and sleep on it - you never know. But the smell is still quite strong at this point.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 11 May 2014 18:28 #17

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Now I read up a little on the LaNoodle latex contour pillow and am wondering if it might suit me even better. But the cost - wow. I wish there was a store near me to see in person. I'm in Oregon.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 11 May 2014 22:31 #18

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Hi seejanesleep,

Thanks for the update on your zoned Malouf latex pillow. It's certainly not unusual that some people don't like sleeping on a solid latex pillow (which some have described as being like sleeping on a balloon). Some people like this and the freedom of movement it provides and some don't like it at all.

It's also not unusual that a shredded latex pillow will have some odor for a while but it will generally fade away and diminish to levels that you no longer notice over the first few weeks. Some people also aren't comfortable with the "feel" of the pieces.

I don't know if the Lanoodles pillow will suit you better (this would be very subjective) but the latex lanoodles are certainly softer than most shredded latex pillows. I don't know of anywhere they are available outside of CozyPure.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 12 May 2014 09:22 #19

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Just an FYI, I also purchased a Z shredded latex pillow about 2 years ago and to this day it still has the strong latex smell (almost like old tennis balls not the sweet vanilla latex smell like other latex pillows). I actually opened the pillow up to take some of the stuffing out and there were pieces of shredded polyfoam (or memory foam) along with the shredded latex and hard pieces of latex rubber. I have also read on Amazon that some people found twigs in their Z shredded latex pillow as well so I don't think the quality control is very good.

I have a Lanoodles contour pillow on order for this week and will let you know how it works out.

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I know my pillow choice, here's my stats - will you help me get it "just right"? 12 May 2014 12:54 #20

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Hi ps99115,

I actually opened the pillow up to take some of the stuffing out and there were pieces of shredded polyfoam (or memory foam) along with the shredded latex and hard pieces of latex rubber. I have also read on Amazon that some people found twigs in their Z shredded latex pillow as well so I don't think the quality control is very good.


I would certainly agree with your comments here about the quality control if their shredded latex pillows contain anything other than shredded latex. The size of the pieces and the consistency of the pieces in terms of firmness (as well as whether other types of foam "chunks" that don't have the same properties as latex are in the mix) can certainly make a big difference in the feel of a shredded pillow and how "lumpy" or "smooth" it feels.

Thanks for your feedback ... I appreciate it.

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