What exactly is the Barefoot Investor Pillow? Dunlopillo latex pillows are made from natural Talalay latex, and the Barefoot Investor says they are good value for money, but they are expensive. So are they worth it?
Dunlopillo1 latex pillows are made from natural latex. Scott Pape of the Barefoot Investor has recommended Dunlopillo latex pillows as they are good quality and long-lasting. They also have an endorsement from the Australian Physiotherapy Association. They are made from natural latex and are hypoallergenic, breathable, and mould and dust-mite resistant.
They are also very expensive. Even though they are expensive, they don’t need to be replaced as often as cheaper pillows, so it might turn out cheaper in the long run. You can read my article HERE on Expensive Things I bought that saved me money. If you are looking for a new pillow, you should think about buying a Dunlopillo luxurious latex pillow. Read on for my full review
- They are durable and maintain their shape much longer than regular pillows.
- Dunlopillo gives a 10-year warranty
- They are endorsed by the APA6 and they are also rated highly in a pillow review by Choice7.
- Dunlopillo pillows are 90% natural materials made with superior Talalay latex.
- Latex pillows are said to be hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial as well as dust mite resistant.
- They are expensive (however, built to last)
- You can’t machine wash them or put them in a dryer.
- They are heavy (more than 1kg) – makes them difficult to hand wash and they take a while to dry.
- Latex pillows are much firmer than regular pillows and some people find them too hard.
Verdict: Pricey, but built to last. They come with a 10 year warranty, are hypo allergenic and my vote is YES! They’re worth the spend.
What pillow does the Barefoot Investor recommend?
The Barefoot Investor has said that Dunlopillo is good value for money as it has been endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). In fact, they are the only pillows with an endorsement from the APA, so they must be good. Like all latex pillows, they are hypoallergenic and they are durable and less likely to be affected by mould.
Not only that, the pillows are made from natural latex, so they are more breathable than synthetic ones.
For more reasons to choose a latex pillow, read Are Latex Pillows Really Good? | Complete Guide & Benefits2.
Who makes the Dunlopillo?
The latex method that is used in the Dunlopillo was originally made by a scientist from the UK as part of the Dunlop brand. In fact, the Dunlopillo website1 mentions that he developed the product at home using his wife’s kitchen equipment. I wonder how she felt about that! Find out more about how latex is made here3.
Today the Dunlopillo brand is owned by The Comfort Group4 which is a company that started in New Zealand. Its Australian Head Office is in Melbourne.
What’s unique about the Dunlopillo?
Dunlopillo have a 10-year guarantee on their pillows. That’s pretty impressive, to be honest. You normally hear that you should replace your pillows every year or so, and whenever I’ve bought cheap pillows, they go flat pretty quickly. Latex pillows last longer, but the sleep foundation recommends keeping latex pillows for 3 years. Read this article5 to find out how often you should replace your pillow.
The pillows are endorsed by the APA because they support your head and neck and help you to keep them in the right position so that you have the correct spinal alignment.
“Dunlopillo Luxurious Latex pillows combine the deep richness of premium Talalay Latex, with a pincore design to provide superior resilience and durability. Talalay Latex will retain its shape and superior rebounding qualities, giving you a longer lasting investment in sleep.”dunlopillo-bedding.com.au1
Where are they manufactured?
Dunlopillo pillows are manufactured in China although they are designed in Australia. The latex for the pillows is made in a number of countries, including England, Canada, and the United States where the first Talalay latex was produced.
What does Scott Pape say about the Dunlopillo?
Scott Pape calls Dunlopillo the Rolls Royce of pillows and recommends that people buy one so they can ‘sleep like a billionaire’. He says that people only spend about 2 hours a day in their cars, but about 8 hours in bed, and he wonders why we don’t spend more on our pillows. Certainly, the Dunlopillo is priced like a Rolls Royce.
“You probably spend, at best, two hours a day in your car, but eight hours a day in the sack … yet you’re likely still sleeping on the equivalent of a Datsun 180B, right? Honk! Honk! Seriously, when was the last time you upgraded your ride, Captain Snooze?”Scott Pape – The Barefoot Investor9
You can read about Barefoot Investor Health Insurance HERE.
Does Captain Fi have a Dunlopillo?
Yes, I have had my Dunlopillo for at least 5 years now and I think it’s worth the money. I honestly think it’s the best pillow I’ve tried and they do last! I’m a bit of a side sleeper and this gave me good head and neck support. It moulds to the shape of my head (as I have the memory foam one) and I wouldn’t use anything else now. I always use a pillow protector with it and when I replace it in a few years time, I’ll likely get exactly the same one again.
How much is a Dunlopillo?
Dunlopillo has a number of different types of pillows of different heights and firmness. There are 5 different latex pillows and 4 different memory foam pillows. They range in price from about $100 to about $180. The latex pillows are more expensive than the memory foam ones.
Where can you buy a Dunlopillo?
Most major stores stock Dunlopillo products. David Jones, Myer, Spotlight, Harris & Scarfe, and Sheridan. They are also available online. Make sure you compare prices because you will find that the prices differ quite a bit for these luxurious latex pillows.
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Advantages (features) of a Dunlopillo
- They are durable and maintain their shape much longer than regular pillows. Dunlopillo even gives a 10-year warranty against faulty materials and workmanship.
- They are endorsed by the APA6 and they are also rated highly in a pillow review by Choice7. If you have back or neck problems, it’s good to know that your pillow is recommended by the experts.
- Dunlopillo pillows are 90% natural materials made with superior Talalay latex. The Talalay process results in a lighter pillow than the Dunlop latex process although they are still quite heavy.
- Latex pillows are said to be hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial as well as dust mite resistant, so if you have allergies, there is a good chance that you will not have a reaction to a latex pillow. Dunlopillo latex pillows also have a removable cover so they are easier to keep clean.
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Disadvantages of a Dunlopillo
- They are very expensive. The cheapest Dunlopillo latex pillow is about 10 times the price of the cheapest normal pillow and about 3 times the price of the cheapest latex pillows.
- You can’t machine wash them or put them in a dryer.
- They are heavy (more than 1kg) and it makes them difficult to hand wash and they take a while to dry.
- Latex pillows are much firmer than regular pillows and some people find them too hard. You can’t fold them either, so if you need a higher pillow you will have to buy another one.
FAQs about Dunlopillos:
Can you wash Dunlopillo pillows in the washing machine?
You shouldn’t wash your Dunlopillo in the washing machine and you definitely shouldn’t put them in the dryer.
Do latex pillows get dust mites?
Latex pillows can get dust mites, but they are less likely to get them than regular pillows. If you keep your bedding clean and regularly wash and dry your latex pillow, you should be able to keep the dust mites away. You should always use a pillow protector since they are easy to wash and you won’t have to wash your pillow as often.
The Australian government has more information on Dust mites8 on its Health Direct website.
How often do you need to replace a Dunlopillo?
Although Dunlopillo latex pillows have a 10 year guarantee on materials, you may find that your pillow won’t be comfortable for that long. Expect to keep your pillow for 3 to 4 years, but if you are lucky you might get more than 10 years out of your pillow.
Is a Dunlopillo really worth it?
Latex pillows are not for everyone. I love a firm but thin pillow and find latex pillows very comfortable. The rest of my family prefer a much softer pillow and are happy to replace them every couple of years.
If you like the feeling of a Dunlopillo latex pillow and you feel comfortable using it, you won’t have to think about your pillow for a number of years. In the past when I have bought cheap pillows, about 6 months before I need to replace my pillow, I start thinking about when I should buy one. That means that for about half the life of my cheap pillow, I’m wondering whether it’s time to buy a new one. A Dunlopillo latex pillow gets rid of that worry. A Dunlopillo is good for my stress levels as well as my back and neck.
With a recommendation from the Barefoot Investor and an endorsement from the Australian Physiotherapist Association, you can be sure that Dunlopillo have made a good quality, long lasting pillow. The pillows are made from natural latex, making them durable, breathable, and hypoallergenic. Latex pillows are not for everyone as they are quite firm. There are also heavy.
Dunlopillo pillow are expensive compared with other brands, but if you buy one, you will be getting a good quality pillow that you will sleep comfortably on for a number of years. They are stocked by a number of different retailers and are available online as well as in stores. It’s worth shopping around because prices tend to vary.
Ultimately, people’s preferences will vary and what makes for a great nights sleep for one may not work for someone else, so take a look at the reviews and decide what may work best for you.
Have you ever tried a Dunlopillo luxurious pillow? Did you find it a comfortable pillow? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!