Panda Life Pillow Review – Supreme Memory Foam Comfort

Last Updated on 23 Sep. 2019 comments (17)

I’ve talked about Panda pillows pretty extensively on this site.

Their bamboo memory foam pillow is one of the best pillows you can buy – hands down. It tops my list of Best Pillows and with good reason.

I’m going to explain why this will be the last pillow you buy for at least a decade and why Panda Life is a company that everyone should be behind!

Panda Pillow In Box

WHO ARE PANDA LIFE?

They specialise in bamboo bed products that ensure you have a sound, comfortable sleep.

Panda Life chose bamboo because it creates bed linen that’s comfy, stylish but also eco-friendly (a huge motivator for the company) and were inspired by bamboo fabrics they found in Southeast Asia.

Even better, Panda Life donate a portion of their profits to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help maintain the habitats of wild pandas. Pandas are a severely endangered species and desperately need all the help they can get.

WHY BAMBOO?

Lots of reasons!

I first fell in love with a pair of bamboo socks I bought for work several years ago. They were the softest I’d ever owned.

So naturally, my wife nicked them and I haven’t managed to get them back.

Panda Life have slightly different reasons for choosing bamboo though:

  • It’s naturally hypoallergenic. So it won’t cause allergic reactions. If you have eczema, hay fever, or react to dust mites then this is the fabric for you.
  • It’s as soft as silk but it’s more durable. Perfect for people with sensitive skin.
  • It stays crisp for longer. For that just washed fresh feeling.
  • It naturally inhibits bacterial growth. This helps it to stay fresher and cleaner for longer than other fabrics.
  • It needs much less ironing than cotton. It is a fabric that naturally doesn’t crease much at all.
  • It wicks away moisture (meaning moisture doesn’t stick to you or it).
  • It dries twice as fast as other fabrics.
  • It allows your skin to breathe naturally. This allows your skin to regulate its temperature and prevents sweat and moisture build up.

One of the biggest reasons, which I mentioned earlier, is that bamboo is environmentally friendly. It’s practically a miracle crop.

It grows around four feet per day – almost as quickly as you can cut it down.

It grows in dense patches, so less space is needed for bamboo plantations.

No harmful chemicals are used to treat bamboo. It requires no fertiliser or pesticides.

Bamboo also releases 35% more oxygen than most other plants. That’s why they use it in their memory foam mattress topper and inside and outside of the Cloud duvet. So not only is bamboo an extremely sustainable resource, it truly does benefit the planet by simply growing.

It even self-regenerates from its roots after being harvested. So it doesn’t even need to be replanted.

It is a funny type of grass and shows strong potential to be an ethical, sustainable, resource of the future.

THE PANDA MEMORY FOAM BAMBOO PILLOW

Panda Pillow Plus Eye Mask

Brand: Panda

Filling: Memory Foam

Firmness: Medium-Firm

  • 30-Day Trial
  • 10-Year Guarantee
  • Breathable Bamboo Cover
  • Great For Back And Side Sleepers
  • Great For Neck Pain
  • Environmentally Friendly Packaging

PRICES & REVIEWS

WHAT’S IT MADE OF?

THE INNER

Well, visco memory foam.

In my opinion memory foam pillows are the best pillows. The heat of your head makes it soften and mould to your shape, giving you ultimate support. You will almost feel weightless. You sink in a little, but not too much. It’s a medium-firmness, so very comfortable.

Visco memory foam forms and contours to your exact shape, relieving pressure points, preventing back pain, and dampening unwanted movement.

It has a triple layer memory foam design. This ensures that it provides the perfect support for your head and neck. It is extremely soft but still supremely supportive.

With this 3 layer construction it is ideal for all sleeping positions. Whether you’re a side sleeper, front sleeper or back, you will feel like your head is floating.

THE COVER

This memory foam is inside a Panda bamboo pillowcase which is super soft, making it sheer luxury.

This antibacterial bamboo cover is made of 40% bamboo fibre and 60% polyester. Polyester is a brilliant material to combine with bamboo fibre; it is durable, elastic, resists deforming, and dries quickly. It only boosts the hypoallergenic, durable, and bacterial inhibiting properties of the bamboo fibre.

The panda bamboo pillowcase is insulative. With Panda’s temperature regulating technology it will keep your pillow cool in summer and warm in winter.

Really, this soft bamboo pillow cover is wonderful on its own, but combined with the viscose memory foam inner, it’s a dream.

WHO’S THIS PILLOW FOR?

Its dimensions are 60 x 40 x 12cm.

What this means is that it’s comfortable for any type of sleeper: back, side or front. So it’s made for everyone!

They even have smaller pillows for kids in their Panda Kids range.

The only people who I think might have a problem with it would be those with broad shoulders who tend to sleep on their side. To get the height that you need, you might need to put another pillow underneath this one.

However, unless you’re well over six feet tall or a bodybuilder, you should be just fine.

CERTIFIED QUALITY

The Panda pillow has been tested to ensure it is safe for toddlers and people with sensitive skin which has earned it the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Oeko-Tex is an independent fabric research and test institute with the mission of helping you make informed and responsible choices over your textile decisions.

It has also received endorsement from Good Housekeeping and is REACH compliant.

What does this amount to? It is tried and tested by three independent testing and regulatory bodies and received each of their approvals. Science has spoken and the result is quality.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

The other reason that I recommend this pillow to everyone is its 10-year guarantee.

A usual high-quality pillow will last you around two years, three at the maximum. So the fact that Panda Life has a 10-year guarantee attached to this one is just bananas.

In a good way!

You also get a 30-day trial with this pillow, which is perfect if it’s your first experience with memory foam. You can return it if it’s not for you within the 30 days and get a full refund. It’s risk-free to give it even a one-night trial.

The Panda pillow isn’t even expensive for all the benefits that you get, it’s incredible value for money.

Every order from My Panda Life comes with free delivery and returns within the UK.

Don’t just take my word for it, check out their raving customer reviews.

So, please. For the sake of all the sleeping you haven’t done yet. Get yourself a Panda Memory Foam Pillow. You absolutely won’t regret it!

HAPPY SLEEPING!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE PANDA MEMORY FOAM PILLOW

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Comments (17)

  • Maria Cynthia
    September 27, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    A unique pillow. Using bamboo on pillow sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Silvia
    October 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    We love this pillow!
    Can’t stop recommending it to everybody.
    We have ours for almost a year now and it’s superb..

    I wonder if the mattress topper is the same quality?

    • thedozyowl
      October 13, 2017 at 5:59 am

      Hi Silvia,

      Glad you like it!

      The mattress topper absolutely is the same quality. In fact, it’s featured on my List of The Best Mattress toppers.

  • Kelston
    February 7, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I have just spent a night using my panda life memory foam pillow with bamboo cover and have to say I am very disappointed with it.

    After reading your review I ordered one along with two spare covers. I could not wait to go to bed that night and actually get a decent night’s sleep.

    Although I do agree that the pillow is a very well made quality item and at first comfortable and supportive, for me it got far far to hot. After only a couple of hours it was like sleeping next to a radiator that had been turned full up to max. Luckily I had kept my old latex pillow so reverted back to using that. The coolness of the latex was such a welcome relief.

    I can’t say how disappointed I was as I really did think with the bamboo cover panda life had solved the heat issues that imho will always be there with memory foam.

    Latex it is for me.

    • thedozyowl
      February 8, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Sorry to hear that Kelston!

      But I’m glad you still have a pillow you’re happy with 🙂

  • Maggi Rasch
    February 25, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    We had just bought new pillows so we purchased the pillow covers. Do you use pillow cases over them?

    • thedozyowl
      February 26, 2018 at 9:20 am

      I wouldn’t because it’s likely other covers won’t be as breathable as the bamboo pillow covers Panda Life provides.

      But if you want them to match your bedding you can put covers over them 🙂

  • George
    February 28, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    How I suppose to clean them? I’m afraid it will loose the shape and firmness if I wash in washing machine.

    • thedozyowl
      March 1, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Hi George,

      Great question! The pillows themselves should just be spot cleaned, so a wrung-out sponge with just water. The pillowcases to be washed using a 40 Degree wash then can either be hung out to dry or tumble dried.

      Hope that helps!

  • Rick
    March 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    How does this pillow compare to the eve pillow? I tend to move and sleep in all positions, mostly the side but also front and sometimes back. I see mention of the panda being a little tall for front sleepers, how does the eve compare in this respect?

    • Kieran
      March 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

      The Eve pillow is much the same in thickness so you might still have trouble if you’re a front sleeper. Hyde & Sleep do a great pillow for front sleepers if that’s what you’re after.

      • Rick
        March 16, 2018 at 11:04 am

        That does look interesting but I’m not sure I like the idea of flipping the pillow for the different sizes. It’s also rather pricey and doesn’t seem to offer a trial period. Perhaps I’ll take a shot on the eve or panda and just see how it goes. I just need to somehow decide between the two!

        • Kieran
          March 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

          Hi Rick,

          That seems entirely fair to me! If I were going to pick between the two I’d go for the Panda Pillow, but the choice is yours! The Panda Has a trial so you can buy one try it and then send it back if you don’t like it 🙂

  • Robert
    June 5, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Hi. Why do you recommend this pillow so much? I have tried several different pillows and types, including memory foam ones, for my neck problem. The latest being a water pillow and roll pillow combo! Ok for a while, but now back with bad neck pain/ less sleep. Would this pillow give me the support i need? I am a side sleeper. Am getting a bit desperate now!

    • Kieran
      June 6, 2019 at 9:21 am

      Hi Robert, I really love the pillow, it’s definitely partly the highlander in me that loves the value for money in getting a 10-year pillow but mostly it’s the comfort you get from sleeping on it. I like it with a thinner synthetic filled pillow to get the height right since I’m a side sleeper too but it does good things for your neck. If you’ve already tried memory foam for your neck however I’m not sure how different the results will be from this pillow. You could try the Dunlopillo Super Comfort Latex pillow (here’s an Amazon link). It’s not cheap but the bounce of it cradles your neck nicely without letting your head sag too much so it could be worth a shot.

      Hope that helps!
      Kieran

  • Julie
    June 16, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Hi, I took delivery of my first Panda Pillow yesterday after trying so many, including the Simba Hybrid and having terrible neck pain and headache in the morning. I disposed of our old tempur ones that we had for over 10 years after my husband died last year. This seems like it was a big mistake as I have been trying to sort a comfortable pillow ever since. Last night I slept on the Panda (with a pillowcase) and it was really comfortable but I did have to have my hand under it when sleeping on my side (although I tried not to). I still woke with headache but it didn’t seem as bad. The Panda is very very soft. I have checked it just now and it has a couple of small dints in it where I may have had my head. Is this normal? Or is this a fault in the pillow? I bought from Panda so have the 30 days trial but just wanted to check that out. Also there is a slight smell – but nothing like the simba which I had to air for over a week taking all the nanocubes out! I just wondered if the Panda is meant to be so soft? I also wonder whether it is supposed to maintain dints? Or is there a fault? Is it better to use the pillowcase / or better without? I have hot flushes in the night and that’s a massive problem but the main issue is the head / neck pain. I tend to sleep on my left side predominantly and thrash about all night long….waking many many times. Sorry for the long post. Hope you don’t mind me contacting you.

    • Alexandru Ion
      August 17, 2021 at 11:58 am

      Both the Panda and the Tempur are very good choices. Personally, I sleep on a Simba, and I don’t have problems. I’m a side sleeper as well and I sleep with my hand under the pillow.

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