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Original Bamboo Store Shredded Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow

August 13, 2018
by Natalie Wilson – Best Bamboo Guide

Another morning of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. As you sleepily stumble into your kitchen to start the coffee pot, you rub your neck wondering what you did at work the previous day to warrant such severe pain. Try as you might, you still can’t seem to pinpoint exactly where you went wrong.

That’s because you didn’t hurt yourself at work. You hurt yourself sleeping. Sure, it’s probably one of the lamest excuses to tell your coworkers the next day, but it’s an actual thing. More people wake up feeling sore and uncomfortable due to the way that their pillow treats them than they do from working out, saving the world, or any other epic-sounding adventure story.

What you need isn’t a $5,000 mattress. The best place to start if you want to get a great night of sleep is undoubtedly by getting yourself a high-quality pillow that’s designed to give you the perfect blend of comfort and support to help you wake up feeling like a new you. Read on for our review of the Original Miracle Bamboo Pillow). We also have a complete guide to bamboo memory foam pillow reviews if you decide the Original Bamboo Store pillow isn’t for you. To be honest, this was not our favorite pillow. See some of the pictures below for the reasons why.

Original bamboo pillow

The Original Bamboo Store’s Bamboo Pillow in the packaging it arrived in. Not really much to look at, but at least they gotten it down to a manageable size.

Original bamboo pillow review

Seriously, we tried everything we could to fluff this pillow out, but it stayed super lumpy. It’s not some trick of the camera that makes it look that lumpy, that’s really what it looked like. It probably has to do with the memory foam filling, pictures below. This was after 48 hours… maybe if we gave it more time?

When you’re neck and head are properly supported, and your pillow isn’t absorbing and retaining all of your excess body heat and cooking your face while you sleep, you’ll actually get a great night of sleep.

Instead of being groggy and unmotivated in the morning, you’ll be lively, at-attention, and ready to seize the day.

Today, we’re going to be reviewing the shredded memory foam pillow by Original Bamboo Store, featuring their premium viscose bamboo cover that will revolutionize the way that you sleep at night.


  • 5-year warranty
  • Ultra-breathable bamboo cover
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Keeps you cool while you sleep
  • Contours to your sleeping style
  • Machine-washable
  • Holds its form


If you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive pillow that’s loaded with all of the features that make bamboo pillows great, then this is the perfect option for you.

Filled with shredded memory foam, this pillow perfectly conforms to the weight and shape of your head while cradling your neck and helping to keep your shoulders and spine properly aligned throughout the night.

So, the real problem with this pillow is the memory foam interior. Here are some pictures:

Original bamboo memory foam pillow

We really did not like the composition of the shredded memory foam inside this pillow. As you can see, it looks sort of cheap and of questionable materials. It did not inspire confidence.

Original bamboo memory foam pillow review

Here you can see two more problems. The memory foam bits seemed to cling to the outside of the pillow, and were not effectively staying inside. Also, there is no removable cover. Undoing that zipper immediately let’s the memory foam house, so we’re not sure how you are supposed to clean the cover!

Holds Up To Wear and Tear

One of the advantages of this pillow is that it holds up to wear and tear very well. This is important especially if you’re going to be sharing the bed with a partner, or you have pets or kids constantly jumping around your bed.

Whenever this pillow gets dirty, all you need to do is throw it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with warm water and mild detergent. After it comes out, just throw it in the dryer on medium heat, and it will be as good as new.

One of the great things about stuffed memory foam pillows is that you’ll never have to worry about them going flat over time either. Unlike cotton stuffing or solid-core memory foam which can become compressed over time, the stuffed memory foam is able to maintain its density due to its free-flowing nature.

Sleep Cool Every Night

Tired of waking up with hot sweats every night trying to find the next cool spot on your pillow? With the Original Bamboo Store bamboo pillow, you’ll never have to worry about that again. The bamboo-derived Viscose Rayon fabric used to fabricate the covers are breathable, don’t retain heat, and help to wick away moisture, keeping you cool and dry all night long.

In addition, the shredded memory foam doesn’t absorb heat the same way that solid-core memory foam does, which provides an added level of airflow throughout the interior of the pillow.

Never Worry About Allergies Again

If you’re prone to allergies, then this pillow is an especially good option for you. Viscose Rayon may help to resist dust mites, and is a hypoallergenic material that you’ll never have to worry about being allergic to.

Pros and Cons

Before we wrap up with our customer opinions, let’s take a minute to review some of the notable pros and cons of this pillow.


  • Stays Cool: Viscose Rayon threading and shredded memory foam regulate heat and prevent heat retention within the pillow.
  • 5-Star Hotel Comfort: The shredded memory foam design conforms to your body and individual sleeping style.
  • Hypoallergenic: Never wake up with dry and itchy eyes again!


  • Not firm: If you’re looking for a firm, ultra-supportive pillow, then you should check out a solid-core bamboo pillow like the Cariloha Retreat.
  • Questionable Foam Quality: See the pictures above for the look of the interior foam. We were not that impressed with the quality of the memory foam that was used in this pillow.

What Customers Have to Say

Taking a brief look at the Amazon reviews page, you’ll see that this pillow gets 3 and 4-star reviews left and right. Most written reviews mention how well the pillow does at staying cool and how supportive it is.

One particular review says that if you’re looking for a little bit of extra fluff, to throw it in the dryer for 15 minutes prior to first use. We didn’t think of that at first, but it’s definitely an idea worth trying.

Final Thoughts

The Original Bamboo Store pillow has a great price, but we were really disappointed with the composition of the memory foam. You can see from the pictures in our review that it has a cheap look. Some of the stuff in there looked like it might even be cardboard. Unfortunately, we just can’t recommend this pillow after looking at the interior.

Click here to see user reviews and prices on Amazon.

For more options you can also head back to our Comprehensive Bamboo Pillow Reviews!

About the Author: Natalie Wilson

Bamboo Sheets HeroWhen I’m not studying up on the latest eco-friendly ways to produce everyday items (particularly using bamboo), you can find me playing trivia at a local bar, or hanging out at the beach.

I love the idea of using an abundant resource like bamboo to make a huge varieties of items we use everyday.  Particularly when those are currently being made with plastic, or plants that require pesticides and a huge amount of water to grow.

Hopefully this site will inspire people to think about ways they can improve their sleep, decrease the strain they put on the environment, and generally get better, long-lasting products that are also sustainable and of higher quality than the products they are used to.

You can find a bit more information and a list of my recent articles on my author profile page!

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