Review: Polar Pillow – For the Hot Head In Your Life

by nessel on May 12, 2011

PolarPillow Review

They say that great products should solve problems.    If you have the problem of your pillow getting too hot when you sleep on it and constantly having to flip your pillow to get to the cool side, then do we have the product for you.   The Polar Pillow promises to turn you from a pillow flipper to a sound sleeper.

Learning More About The World’s Heaviest Pillow AKA The PolarPillow

What exactly is the Polar Pillow?  Take a look at this quick video…

How The Polar Pillow Pulls Off Its Magic

The Polar Pillow is part regular pillow and part scientific gel.  The Polar Pillow does not require refrigeration, charging or electricity – so how does it work?  The blue side of the pillow is filled with 200 ounces of endothermic gel that uses the coolness of ambient room temperature to dissipate body heat.   Yes, you read that right -200 ounces!  This is why the PolarPillow is also the heaviest pillow you will ever feel – about 12 pounds!

Does the Polar Pillow Really Stay Cool?

In a word – YES!  We had everyone in the family test it,  the grown ups and the kids, over the course of a few nights, and that magic blue gel really does stay cool.  The pillow does not get cold, but it stays pleasantly cool.  In addition, it really couldn’t be easier to use, lay your head on the pillow and in a few seconds you feel coolness.  No maintenance required, put a normal pillow case on it and treat it like a normal pillow.  Just don’t have a pillow fight with it – at 12 pounds you could take someones head off!

It’s Like Sleeping On A Very Small, And Cool, Waterbed

As cool as the PolarPillow is, it does take some getting used to sleeping with a gel pillow.   It feels like your head is on a nice cool waterbed.    If you prefer really firm pillows, the PolarPillow may not be right for you.  On the other hand, the gel is necessary to make the pillow cool.  There are a number of other cool touch pillows on the market that do not use any gel, but they fail to actually stay cool.  So, if you want a cool touch pillow, a gel pillow is the way you need to go.

Join In On the Fun! We Are Giving Away a PolarPillow

Update: 5/31/11 – The contest below has ended, but we are giving away a Polar Pillow as part of our Great Father’s Day Giveway on 6/8/2011 -

We are picking 1 lucky winner to get their own PolarPillow ($99 value). Try out the PolarPillow for yourself and feel the coolness of the magic blue gel.

On Thursday May 19th, 2011 – 6pm EST – We Will Pick One Winner!

How do you enter? If you clicked that nice little Join Us button in the past – you are all set to win! Any member of Dad Does is automatically entered into any giveaway we do.

Not a member yet? No problem, all you have to do is Join Us – requires just your email, 100% free and takes about 6 seconds. So, just Join Us once and you are automatically entered in any giveaway we ever do – simple – right?

We will randomly pick the winner on Thursday May 19th, 2011 at 6pm EST.

Conclusion:  Polar Pillow Cool Touch Pillow – The Pillow For The Hot Head in Your Life

If you have never flipped your pillow and never given a thought to a hot pillow, there is obviously no reason to get the Polar Pillow.  For the pillow flippers out there, who don’t sleep soundly as they try to find the cool spot, the PolarPillow is for you.  The only real downside is the price, at $99 you will pay for the cool comfort.  On the other hand, if the Polar Pillow helps you sleep and you spend 8 hours a night sleeping, $99 is a small price to pay.

PolarPillow Gets 4 D’s (scale of 1 to 5) -

4 D Rating - Well Done

Any Product That Receives 4 or 5 D’s is Dad Does Approved!

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More Information:

Learn More At the PolarPillow Site. The PolarPillow sells for $99.  Use the Promo Code “DADDOES” and save 10%

FULL DISCLOSURE: We received a Polar Pillow to review and offer as a giveaway. We received no money for doing this review and receive nothing if you do decide to buy a Polar Pillow. If you get a Polar Pillow and have dreams of sleeping on an iceberg – sorry. This is a real review, by a real Dad (and his kids)!

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  • Johnny Mason

    @dandaddoes I. Need. This. Pillow!

  • Johnny Mason

    @dandaddoes:twitter …with a capital NEED!

    • Dan Dad Does

      Hey @twitter-19189052:disqus I have two plans for you, if you NEED this cool pillow…

      Plan A:

      Launch a huge campaign explaining that DadDoes is pure evil and every single member should unsubscribe or they will turn into vampires. This will leave you as the only member and greatly increase your odds of winning the giveaway for the Polar Pillow

      Plan B:

      Father’s Day is coming – print out this article and leave it all over your house. Perhaps your wife will get the subtle hints and buy you the pillow.

      Personally, I vote for Plan B :)

      Seriously, thanks for the comments and good luck with the Giveaway!

  • eva kieu

    joined! :]

  • Liza Vladyka

    already joined

  • Theron N. Willis

    I’m joined…..

  • Leslyorf

    I just joined!! 

  • Anonymous

     I just joined from hearts2007 at This looks like an AWESOME pillow!

  • kellyblackwell

    First of all, this is like my ultimate sleep answer.  I must wake up every hour just in order to flip my pillow.  I also joined up.  Thanks!


  • Wilma2389

    Would love to win this pillow. I am an email subscriber to Dad Does 

  • Shooting Stars Mag

    Niiice!! count me in.  

  • vikki m.

    just joined

  • Charles Opperman

    I need a new pillow and this would be perfect.

  • Krystalsnowfire

    Joined up!!  Awesome Pillow! :) Meeeeeeeeee want’s it! :)

  • @skarydrunkguy

    Just joined up to try and win the pillow (and any other goodies you’re handing out).  You’d better send out good emails or I’ll send my son over there to smash all your stuff (instead of mine for a change). 

  • Jaque Richards

     Wow!  You found the perfect pillow for we desert rats!  :-)

  • Terry C

    Sounds like something that I need! thanks for the chance!

  • melanie

    I joined! thanks!

  • Suzanne Rabi Soliman

    my husband woud love this! 

  • kathy pease

    email subscriber

  • Anonymous

    i am a member
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  • Mel Strick24

     I am a member :-)  .  My husband would love this pillow for fathers day!


  • Erin Cook

    I am an email subscriber and I would love to win this pillow for my hubby who has chronic neck pain

  • Anonymous

    I’m a member :)

  • Dan Dad Does

    We are doing the drawing at 6pm EST – tonight – May 19th.  If you are reading this before 6pm EST on 5/19 – Join Us – you could still win!  Even if you miss the deadline for the Polar Pillow giveaway, join us anyway as you will then be entered into all future giveaways we do!

  • Kevin Elak

    I am a new member!

    kjmaje at gmail dot com 

  • Dan Dad Does

    Random.Org has spit out our winner and we have sent her an email.  As soon as we have confirmation that she wants the pillow (and who wouldn’t?) we will post here.  Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway,  Remember, even if you did not win the Polar Pillow, you are now automatically entered into any giveaway we ever do!

  • Dan Dad Does

    We have a winner!  Congrats to Natalie W. – her pillow flipping days are over!  Thanks to everyone else who joined up and remember, you are now automatically entered into all future giveaways that we do.  Thanks!

  • mszags

    would like one for my Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Cold pillow

    I enjoyed the
    review, and I ended up bookmarking the page and signing up for their
    newsletter! This pillow sounds like something both my husband and I both
    need! It would help him to sleep better due to neck problems, and I
    sure could use the cooling effects from it due to night sweats from
    perimenopause and having a sore neck!

  • Wants the Polar Pillow

    Would love to win this pillow for my son.  He has such a hard time falling asleep.

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  • Larry Bud Melman

    Don’t waste your money. Bought one 3 years ago and the cooling gel turned to mush and stopped working, I now have a 15 pound $100 worthless pillow. This review is short sighted at best.

    • Dan Dad Does

      Hi, thanks very much for your comments here and on our video. We have said it before, but it is great to get additional feedback from people who have used the product, adds another dimension to the review. All that being said, I will defend our review as being accurate based on our experiences. The polar pillow did work as we described and it is now roughly 2 years since our reviews and our pillow is still working. One important point, I know that Polar redesigned the gel and sent us the “updated” pillow when we did the review, perhaps that explains the difference in experience. Maybe we reviewed a 2.0 version while you had a 1.0 – if that makes sense? Or may there is a quality control issues and we do really appreciate you posting so others can learn from your experience. Sorry the pillow did not work out, did you ever find a better solution for hot head? Oh, we should ad – we have no financial connection with Polar Pillow.

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