Maker of Pillows and Cushions

The Company

Xtreme Comforts, based in Bronxville, NY, is a manufacturer of pillows and cushions. According to a message on its website – Hello From the Owner – the founders have experienced neck pain and back pain which was not relieved (in fact, made worse) by ordinary pillows and cushions. They decided to search for the best designed and constructed cushions and pillows and make them available at affordable prices.

The Products

The Xtreme Comforts product line, available on Amazon, includes nine pillows and cushions plus bulk shredded memory foam:

  1. Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Bamboo Cover, Adjustable Thickness
  2. SlimSleeper Shredded Memory Foam Pillow With Bamboo Cover
  3. 100% Bamboo Pillow with adjustable thickness
  4. Wedge Pillow
  5. Superior Quality Memory Foam Knee Pillow
  6. Contour Neck Pillow
  7. Back & Lumbar Cushion
  8. Ortho-Seat Coccyx Seat Cushion
  9. Large Seat Cushion
  10. Shredded Memory Foam

Two of these pillows (#1 and #2) use shredded memory foam, which is the filling in most of the top-rated memory foam pillows on Amazon. The rest of the pillows, except #3, have solid memory foam cores. The 100% Bamboo Pillow is filled with fibers of rayon from bamboo.

Bamboo is the featured material in the covers of seven of the pillows (#s 1-7). These fabrics are actually blends of bamboo rayon with polyester. For most of them this is 40% rayon and 60% polyester. In those with the Kool-Flow covers, it is 43% bamboo rayon, 56.4% polyester, and 0.6% lycra (spandex) (Xtreme Comforts uses Kool-Flow under license from Selectabed).

Xtreme Comforts does not have the standard trial period and warranty as most other brands of pillows. What they do have is their 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.

Ratings

Xtreme Comforts (XC) pillows are not yet reviewed on Beds.org, because that site primarily reviews mattresses, including many reviewed on this site. And since they are sold only online and do not have a showroom, XC is not reviewed on Yelp. But they are sold on Amazon, which marks those reviews which are from customers with verified purchases of the products they review. So Amazon is our resource for consumer ratings. The XC pillows covered here are the first six on the above list. These first five are primarily used in bed, while some back sleepers also use the Contour Neck Pillow.

As can be seen in the table below, the Xtreme Comfort pillows for bed with the highest number of verified customer reviews (VCRs) are the two head pillows with shredded memory foam: Adjustable Thickness Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow and the Slim Hypoallergenic Shredded Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow, which indicates how well they sell compared to the other models. It also means a more reliable average VCR rating. The third highest rated bed pillow is the 100% Bamboo Pillow, with less than 10% the number of reviews of the Slim.

The apparently highest-selling XC pillow is the Ortho-Seat Coccyx Seat Cushion, judging by the number of VCRs (2,751), which began selling on Amazon two or three months after the Adjustable Thickness Pillow. This is probably because more memory foam head pillows are available to choose from than coccyx seat cushions.

Adjustability for XC’s shredded memory foam pillows only means that the pillows can be manually reshaped to fit the user. Kelly Burgess of Consumer Search ranked the Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo Combination Memory Foam Pillow as #1 and the Coop Home Goods Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Bamboo Cover as #2. About the Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow, she wrote, “[T]his pillow stays out of our top spot because of its lower overall user ratings than our two top picks, the Snuggle-Pedic and the Coop Home Goods. It also does not allow you to remove or add foam, and the cover is not removable or washable, although you can toss the entire pillow in the washer.” So, although XC labels the Hypoallergenic Pillow as “ADJUSTABLE THICKNESS,” it is not as adjustable as the Snuggle-Pedic and Coop Home Goods pillows.

Overall, we rate Xtreme Comforts pillows for use in bed at 4.20 of 5 stars. Even including the 100% Bamboo Pillow filled with fibers of rayon from bamboo, which has an average rating of 4.22, this rating remains the same, reflecting the vast difference in the volume of verified customer reviews.


Tables

Table 1:

Aggregate Ratings for Xtreme Comforts Pillows
Items
# of VCRs
Gross Points
Average Rating
Hypoallergenic Pillow – Adjustable Thickness Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

2,015

8,455

4.20

Xtreme Comforts Slim Hypoallergenic Shredded Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow

1,266

5,322

4.20

100% Bamboo Pillow Inside & Out – Adjustable Thickness

94

397

4.22

Xtreme Comforts 7″ Memory Foam Bed Wedge Pillow

18

73

4.06

Orthopedic Memory Foam Knee Pillow

5

24

4.80

Airplane Neck Pillow – Memory Foam Travel Cushion

13

58

4.46

Overall for bed pillows + neck pillow

3,411

14,329

4.20

Back & Lumbar Cushion

101

459

4.54

Ortho-Seat Coccyx Seat Cushion

2,751

12,105

4.40

Large Seat Cushion

170

775

4.56

Overall for non-bed pillows

3,022

13,339

4.41

Overall for all pillows

6,433

27,668

4.30


Table 2:

Overall with only
memory foam bed pillows
# VCRs
Gross Points
Average Rating
3,304 13,874 4.20