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Panda pillow UK composition
Panda Life is a great value-for-money brand that focuses on producing sustainable memory foam products with eco-friendly bamboo fibres. 🐼
The Panda luxury memory foam bamboo pillow is no different.
This premium pillow features three layers of third-generation Visco memory foam, surrounded by a silky soft bamboo fibre cover.
Instead, they are moulded together and wrapped in a soft, non-removable 100% polyester cover.
This cover acts as both a pillow protector and mesh fabric cover to enhance airflow. 💨
The latter is a critical feature when it comes to memory foam, which we’ll explain in more detail further down.
This one-piece memory foam makes Panda pillows a simple, no-fuss choice for people who don’t want to fiddle around trying to find the right height, firmness, or feel. 🥳
So who exactly is the Panda Life pillow suitable for, and what does sleeping on it feel like?
We’ll get to that in the next section. 👇
Does the Panda pillow sleep hot?
Memory foam is notorious for retaining heat. 🥵
To help counter this potential problem, Panda introduced temperature-regulating technology in the form of a bamboo fibre cover.
Bamboo has some excellent thermo-regulating properties:
- It’s highly breathable and allows air to flow freely.
- The fabric expands with heat (during the summer months), allowing three times as much air to flow through.
- The material also tightens in the colder months, limiting the passage of air and retaining heat as needed.
These elements will help regulate the temperature of your pillow better. 👍
The mesh fabric that covers the memory foam is also breathable, so air can move through the actual foams freely.
We tried the pillow in its natural state without a pillowcase, which is recommended to not hinder the bamboo properties.
We noticed that the Panda London pillow felt warmer than down or synthetic fibre pillows, which can often feel cool to the touch, especially when paired with Egyptian cotton or silk pillowcases. ❄️
But, the pillow never felt too hot, muggy, or clammy - despite testing during a London heatwave!
Panda pillow size
The Panda London pillow measures 40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inches).
It has a height of 12 cm (4.7 inches).
This is slightly smaller than the standard, but the pillow is still large enough to be comfortable.
It'll also look great on any bed, even a king-size.
The pillow weighs 1.8 kg (3.9 lbs). ⚖️
The one thing we did notice was that our standard pillow cases fit more snugly around the Panda London pillow than other pillows.
This wasn't quite as aesthetically pleasing as we'd hoped, so it may make sense to invest in the actual Panda London pillow cases for a better fit. 🤔
If you're looking for a slightly smaller and lower loft pillow, you can also try other Panda pillows, like the Panda Kids Pillow.
This measures 53 x 38 x 10 cm (20.8 x 14.9 x 3.9 inches).
Panda pillow discount code
Even though the Panda London pillow is so well-priced, you'll be pleased to hear that Panda occasionally offers sales, discounts, and promotions.
Panda also offers a standard discount for bulk orders. 🛒
If you purchase more than one pillow, you can get up to 10% off - or more!
Don't worry; you don't have to browse the web for good coupon codes.
We display all the best ones on our discounts page.
And if there are any Panda discounts currently available, they'll also be displayed throughout this article. 🥳
Panda Life NHS discounts
Panda London offers a special discount to NHS staff and Blue Light Card members. 👨⚕️
You'll need to provide some form of identification when concluding your purchase, but we'd recommend turning directly to Panda support to assist you.
They're super easy to chat to and very efficient.
Panda kids pillows
While we tried the pillow for adults for our Panda pillow review, the company also offers three pillows for kids.
- Panda Kids Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow (1.4 kg / 3 lbs)
- Panda Toddler Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow (1 kg / 2.2 lbs)
- Panda Baby Memory Foam Bamboo Pillow (680 g / 1.4 lbs)
The Panda kids pillow is exactly like the adult pillow, but it has dimensions of 53 x 38 x 10 cm (20.8 x 14.9 x 3.9 inches). 🧒
This lower loft will be better suited to children or those of a smaller build.
It has been designed for children aged 4 and up.
The Panda toddler pillow is even smaller, measuring 53 x 38 x 6 cm (20.8 x 14.9 x 2.3 inches).
The Panda baby pillow is also similar, but it has a baby-friendly zip and contour-curve design, which is better suited to babies. 👶
The Panda baby pillow measures 45 x 25 x 3 cm (17 x 9.8 x 1.1 inches).
Panda pillow UK delivery conditions
Panda pillows are delivered neatly packaged in cardboard boxes.
Delivery is free within the UK for all orders over £30. 🇬🇧
Panda Life also ships worldwide, though delivery costs will apply.
UK delivery takes place within 2 - 3 working days, but Saturday and next-day delivery options are available.
We received our delivery a day after we placed the order for our Panda bamboo pillow review.
This is very convenient if you’re in a hurry to get your delivery.
The box was delivered through DPD, who sent a text message on the day of delivery to give the exact hour in which the package would be delivered. 🚛
They were right on time.
They also sent an email the evening before delivery, giving ample notice for you to reschedule (free of charge) if need be.
Deliveries are usually only exciting because of what’s in the box, but Panda London turns this model upside down and makes the whole experience fun.
All outer packaging is made from 100% recycled materials that can also be fully recycled.
No part of the outer packaging - including the handle - is made from plastic.
The only plastic used with the entire delivery is the bag that protects the pillow - but even this is recyclable.
Panda doesn’t use a plain, boring box.
It uses minimal ink, but you’re guaranteed to find cute little notes while unpacking, such as “Hello Beautiful” or “Sweet Dreams” messages. 😴
This turns the whole unpacking experience into a fun extravaganza.
Memory foam products are prone to off-gassing.
This is a chemical smell emitted by the product when first removed from the plastic wrapping.
It’s non-toxic but can be unpleasant, so we’d recommend unpacking all memory foam products in a well-ventilated room. 🏡
We’ve tried a few Panda London products, though, and didn’t experience off-gassing with any of them.
Panda pillow UK guarantee
Panda pillows come with a phenomenal 10-year guarantee.
Most pillows bought online only come with a 1-year or maximum 3-year warranty.
This really demonstrates the confidence Panda has in its high-quality products.
Bamboo, of course, is incredibly durable, so these pillows are made to last.
If you bought your pillow directly from Panda London, your guarantee would automatically be valid. 🤩
But if you’ve bought through a third party, you have to register your product for the 10-year guarantee.