Best Kapok Pillow

Read 62 reviews 62 SKU #: BKP

Our highly popular adjustable kapok pillow is a natural and sustainable choice. Kapok, often called "vegan down," offers a unique combination of lightness, softness akin to down, and unparalleled support, surpassing even synthetic materials. If you value clean and eco-friendly products, kapok is the perfect fit, especially if you prefer soft pillows.

Kapok fiber is sourced from the seed pods of the Ceiba pentandra, commonly known as the kapok or silk-cotton tree. These trees thrive in rainforest regions, and harvesting kapok doesn't require cutting down the tree, contributing to rainforest preservation and supporting local economies in tropical regions, like Indonesia. The raw material is effortlessly transformed into bedding fiber through manual picking, spinning, and processing, requiring no chemical intervention.

Our kapok pillows come with a zippered encasement made of 100% GOTS certified organic sateen, allowing easy fiber removal or addition to customize your comfort level. Kapok fibers are naturally hypoallergenic, lightweight, and heat-resistant, offering superior sleeping comfort.


  • Travel 12x16 * .8 lbs.
  • Toddler 13x18 * 1.10 lbs.
  • Standard 20x26 * 2.3 lbs.
  • Queen 20x30 * 3 lbs.
  • King 20x36 * 3.8 lbs.
  • Body 20x54 * 5.6 lbs.
  • XL Body 20x72 * 9 lbs.
Overall User Rating
4.9 stars from 62 reviews
Christine R
April 13, 2024
It’s a well made pillow
Brooke Burns
March 20, 2024
Perfectly plush. Has just enough give.
Frances Moran
February 26, 2024
The body pillow is very nice. I took some kapok out to make it right for me. I love that it's made of natural materials in the United States. The shop owner was very prompt contacting me back.
October 24, 2023
Very comfortable. Thank you for answering my questions.
Jared Stander
September 21, 2023
I was very impressed with the filling-- it really is something you have to feel. It's somehow soft and firm at the same time. It does have a scent, but the scent didn't bother me. I bought this for sleeping, I'm usually a stomach sleeper, and that's very unhealthy, so I've been trying to use this to convert to side sleeping. It's very comfortable. If I have one complaint, it may be a little too plush and full, but the case has a zipper built in, so unlike some other pillows that are "sealed" you seem to be able to adjust the fill to your liking. And of course I love not being guilty because this is a natural product! And and it's made in the USA! I would definitely recommend this product.
July 12, 2023
Love it. Very comfortable for back or side sleepers.
jason gentry
July 06, 2023
Great pillow wish it was a little denser. Also sadly the there was plastic used as bag for the pillow
June 18, 2023
Alexandra Welch
April 20, 2023
April 04, 2023
This pillow is thicker than I expected, and very firm. I sleep so much better on it than I did with my other synthetic semi firm pillow. Even though I used cotton pillowcases, the pillow filling and encasing still matters. I sleep much better and deeper with this pillow. In the future I'll probably want to get one that's not as big. I'm so used to crappy store pillows that was surprised as to how much filling this one had, how firm, and how pillows should be made. This has got to be one of the firmest pillows I've ever laid on. Definitely preparing me to sleep on a rock out in the wilderness when i go on a open air camping excursion! Well worth spending the 95 dollars or so that it cost.
Kayla Banks
November 29, 2022
Allison Enzenbacher
November 14, 2022
October 13, 2022
Great pillow! I sleep much better.
Njema Shumate
October 11, 2022
Perfect. Exactly as pictured and described. Fast shipping. Sleeps like a dream.
October 06, 2022
My Kapok pillow is the best pillow I have ever owned. It's instant fluff as soon as I lay my head. But still has enough slight firmness for support. I like that the pillow is fully stuffed, so I can adjust to my own comfort. I have already been recommending this pillow to my friends.
Jacqueline Choe
September 24, 2022
very nice and comfortable pillow... all my other pillows have become so flat but this one stays fluffy even after a while. my neck thanks me for this purchase
May 20, 2022
A week after I received the pillow, I finally opened the box. Too bad I waited so long. It is soft, supple and supportive. I see many restful nights ahead. It was packaged securely, and sent out in a timely manner. Thank you.
Jane Godfrey
April 27, 2022
Very nicely made. It matched the description and met my expectations. Nice to use a pillow that you know is non toxic!
April 11, 2022
Excellent customer communications and service. Products exceeded my expectations
Reviewed by Inactive
March 28, 2022
Absolutely love these pillows! So plush and comfortable. Prompt shipping too! Thank you!
March 17, 2022
Good quality pillow, a good balance of soft and firm.
February 21, 2022
The pillow is good quality and firmness is as I expected. Would recommend!
February 11, 2022
These pillows are amazing! Bought myself a pillow and my wife loved it so much I got her one for Valentine's day. Best gift ever! I'm very picky about pillows, and this one fits my needs quite well-soft with good neck support. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Nairi Allmand
February 10, 2022
Very comfortable and a great size
December 24, 2021
I now have about 4 of these wonderful travel pillows. They are a PERFECT density ~ unlike any other pillow I have tried. I use them as sleep pillows, under my knees when I sleep (because of a tricky back); and also for some of my regular and PT exercises. I've had some of these pillows for a few years now, and even though you can take out the kapok to fluff them up again, I've never needed to. They seem to stay at that perfect firmness ...!
November 16, 2021
Love this pillow soo much!
April 08, 2021
Erin deWard
March 05, 2021
I love these pillows. Not too hard, not too soft. Guess I'm Goldilocks!
Alejandra Zarzycki
February 23, 2021
Second order and just as happy with it as the first. Thank you!
February 17, 2021
February 01, 2021
This pillow is growing on me more and more each night :-).
February 01, 2021
Pillow came in perfect condition and on time. I used it the day it arrived. It was absolutely packed with filling (removable) in a well constructed case, making it firm enough for me and able to support my head and neck all night. Woke up without any soreness or stiffness for the first time in years without having to compromise and go with feather down!
January 11, 2021
This pillow is a great alternative to down/feather pillows. It was stuffed too full for my liking but, because of the zipper closure, I was able to remove some of the stuffing until I got the perfect thickness for me. I was able to make another pillow out of the stuffing I removed!
December 17, 2020
Using these kapok pillows and loving them ~ great seller & service, great product ...!
Alejandra Zarzycki
December 16, 2020
Love our new pillows. Thank you!
November 28, 2020
So comfortable, and I love knowing it's all natural.
Ashley Marguerite
November 15, 2020
October 14, 2020
These pillows are everything I expected them to be, very soft and cool. My only comment would be that they do arrive smelling sort if strongly, not a bad smell really sort of a vinegar-ish smell? But I expect it will fade once I air them out. Other than that very pleased, would purchase again.
October 13, 2020
Very comfortable and fluffy pillow. Shipping was quick also
Hannah Plotkin
September 16, 2020
Beautiful and high quality. Super comfortable!
Molly Heinzman
September 09, 2020
Wow i slept like a dream my first night of using the pillow!! Firm but still has the feather down feel that i love. Thank you so much😇
September 07, 2020
Amazing pillow came in time! Awesome purchase.
Donna LeBlanc
September 07, 2020
FINALLY!!! found the perfect pillow for a perfect night’s sleep! sleep 😴 thanks so much for the quick shipping and a beautiful, perfect pillow! i’ll never go a night without it! ❤️🙏 where i go, my kapok pillow goes! love it 😊
July 08, 2020
The more I use these kapok pillows from SleepSimple, the more I like them ...! I can remember just how wrong every other pillow I've had before these have been. I don't know if these are spectacular pillows in general (for size, comfort, density, softness) or WHAT, but they seem to be just PERFECT for me in every category. (AND I have much less neck and shoulder pain now, which is a whole additional plus ...!)
June 27, 2020
It’s better than the buckwheat pillow. 🐦 I did liked the buckwheat pillow, but I wanted something less hard for my little head.
June 18, 2020
Great little pillow ... just right for under knees when sleeping (i have a bad back), or behind my back when I'm reading. It's has just the right combination of firmness and "give" ...!
June 18, 2020
I bought the travel size pillow and liked it so much I got two of the standard size for us. I'd been looking for a long time for the "right" pillow, and I think I have finally found it ...!
James Cintron
June 04, 2020
Very firm pillows, if you’re looking for something soft and bendable this is not it!
June 02, 2020
Ordered 2 of the standards and am not disappointed! Not too firm or soft and the smell dissapates after a few days. Price is worth it for me
May 25, 2020
Great product and great seller! Highly recommended!
Reviewed by Inactive
May 19, 2020
Amazingly soft. So happy that I purchased these Kapok pillows, thank you!
May 12, 2020
Nice pillow and fast delivery
Rebecca Cohen
May 08, 2020
This is very comfy! I bought the travel size to check it out, now I will get the regular size.
February 28, 2020
I’ve been using the travel pillow while in South India for about a month now and it’s great. Cooler than down, latex, or synthetic, the kapok is comfortable and it fluffs easily. It has a nice zippered closure which allows easy access to the filling if needed. A very good price for the quality, thank you Sleep Simple. Note: shipping can take some time, so beware to plan for this when ordering.
Lisa Farnsworth
January 19, 2020
I’ve had my kapok pillow for about 6 weeks. I got it after polyester pillows started making me itch. The kapok pillow comes stuffed full. It is hard to fit it into my standard cases, but it goes in with some shoving. It feels soft when squeezing it between my handsand initially when I flop my head on it, but the kapok is not springy. It’s pretty dense. After a week or so it felt less firm (in a good way.) it is not clumpy, doesn’t smell weird, and can be fluffed up. Best of all, it doesn’t make me itch. I ordered two more.
December 18, 2019
Two pillows took two weeks to arrive from east to west coast. We've been sleeping well on them for two weeks.
September 24, 2019
This is the perfect pillow! I have three of SleepSimple's wool-filled bed pillows & love them but this one is even better & I didn't think that was possible. It is very soft but somehow substantial . . . you can punch your fists on each side of this pillow at once & they do not meet in the middle, you cannot feel your fists, if this makes sense. It never needs fluffing or flipping in the middle of the night, is very supportive of neck & head. Best pillow I've ever slept on. I am a side & back sleeper & it is perfect. Thank you SleepSimple!!
Tammie Lee
July 06, 2019
I am enjoying my new pillow. It has a different feeling from the down that was always my previous choice. I adjusted to it naturally and sleep well with it. Thank you so much.
Yogini Alex
April 12, 2019
wonderful pillow. Was able to remove some of the filling to fit my feel!
Karen Crawford
July 27, 2018
Wonderful pillows, great quality. Thanks!
M Garcia
July 07, 2018
Reviewed by Inactive
May 22, 2018
Wonderful Pillows good quality! GREAT customer service!
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