When I heard about the ChiliCloud Pillow from Chili Technology, a gel cooling pillow, I thought it was the perfect item for summer, and I was very excited to give it a try.
I used the ChiliCloud Pillow right away. It is really comfortable, and quite big. I’ve had memory foam pillows before, but I thought they were too firm. This memory foam is just perfect. It’s both firm, and soft, the perfect combination.
Of course, the gel cooling was what I was the most curious about. Unfortunately, when I first received the pillow, the weather was fairly cold. However, I decided to try it anyways. After about five minutes of using the pillow, my whole head felt cold. I actually had to turn the pillow over after a few more minutes, because I was too cold! I was really surprised how well it really did cool, and it made me glad for the non-gel side, as it gave me the option of having the comfortable pillow without the gel top.
Since receiving it, the weather has been warmer, and I’ve gotten to use it under the proper conditions. The gel takes a second to really kick in. Whenever I first lay my head on it, I don’t think it’s that cool, but after a few minutes I can really feel the nice cool gel. It seems to work throughout the night just fine. However, since this is not powered in any way, it’s not an intense cooling sensation, but rather a gentle, more subtle one. After using it during some warm nights, I definitely noticed that I was a lot more comfortable. I didn’t wake up sweating, like I’ve done before. The gel cooling really did work, and made me cooler, and more comfortable.
Overall, I really liked this cooling gel pillow. I thought the ChiliCloud Pillow was both very comfortable, and nice and cooling. It’s the perfect item for summer.
[Excerpt from the blog, Emily Reviews. Read the entire entry here.]