Do you want to make your reading experience in bed more comfortable?
Do you need a backrest pillow to support your back and eliminate back pain?
Are your looking for a soft, cozy, faux fur pillow for reading sitting up in bed?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then stay tuned, because this review of Brentwood Originals Shagalicious reading pillow (@ Amazon) will help you decide, whether it is for your or not.
There are some good and a few bad things about this pillow, let’s start from the good, first.
Brentwood Originals Shagalicious Bedrest reading pillow is a super soft and plush pillow that also provide support to your back. When compared with propping up pillows, this is way easier and more comfortable to your back!
The arms at the sides makes it even more cozy, but they do not provide support to your arms because they are short in length.
You can easily move it anywhere in your home by holding the handle at the top.
There are three colors to choose from: Hot pink, Neon Green or Lime, and Turquoise.
The vibrant colors makes it a great gift item for book lovers kids, teen, and young adults.
Even the adults will love it as it is large in size, hence provides support to your whole back.
But, there are some complaints as well.
Some users do not like the build quality, specially the stiching, but even they agree that it is worth the price. Cleaning is easy, just spot clean it with a damp cloth. But there is no removable cover.
It has some shedding issue, but it is not too much. Just be careful with the black clothes.
Here are the available colors with their prices
Best Suited For
It is best suited for you if:
You are a book lover, struggling with miserable back pain, and want to make your reading in bed more comfortable and enjoyable.
And, You need a pillow that is soft, and cozy, yet somewhat supportive.
And, You love the look and feel of faux fur.
And, Stitching quality, lacking firmness, and lacking arm support is not a deal breaker for you.
Or, You are looking gifts for kids, teens, or young adults, who love to read a lot.
- Faux fur feels plush and looks cute.
- Filling is soft, yet supportive.
- Provides support while sitting up in bed
- Helps in reducing back pain
- Side arms make it even more cozy
- Large size works for everyone.
- Lightweight for easy handling
- Does not shed a lot
- Worth the price.
- Lacks firmness
- There is some shedding present.
- Side arms do not provide support to your arms
- Complains about stitching quality
- No removable cover
Let’s discuss the benefits of this Shagalicious Faux fur reading pillow by Brentwood Originals.
Makes reading in bed comfortable
This will provide support to your back so that your can read in bed for long hours.
If you read a lot in bed, and feel the need of proper support to make your reading experience more comfortable, then this pillow will help your out.
Feels soft, plush and cozy
The pillow is fluffy and soft, and the fur fells plush. It feels great when you’re enjoying your book in bed. It is made of 100% polyester.
If your are looking for a soft and cozy pillow, then it is a good choice.
Better than propping up pillows
You just need to place it against your headboard to start reading in cozy comfort.
This is way better than propping up pillows for getting support while reading in bed, sitting up.
Managing pillows is a lot of hassle. You need to collect the pillows, place them carefully, and even then they are not that much comfortable. And when you move, they change orientation, and now your have to set them all over again.
Supportive but not too hard
This pillow is soft, yet supportive. But, it is not too firm that it becomes uncomfortable.
Some users complain that it lacks rigidity and support, but I think, it is a subjective thing.
I mean, if you need a solid and firm backrest pillow, then this is not for you.
But, if you are looking for a soft and cozy reading pillow that is also supportive, then it is a good option.
It provides best support when you put it against headboard or the wall. Otherwise when you will lean on it, it will be pressed down, and you will be lying down, not sitting up.
Side arms help it free stand
The two arms at the sides increases stability of the pillow and make it even more cozy. But do not expect extra support for your arms. They are short in length, so your arms do not rest on them naturally.
XL size for both kids and adults
Shagalicious is an extra large size pillow which is 26 inches high and 18 inches wide.
This is perfect for most of the people, whether kids, or adults.
There is a small size pillow by the same company Brentwood originals. That is called poodle and that one is for kids only.
There is a poodle pillow for kids only, but this one works for both adults and kids.
Spot clean washing
It does not have a removable cover, but cleaning is not that difficult.
You can keep it clean by doing spot cleaning by a damp cloth. A user tried to machine wash it and it came out perfect. But still, it is not recommended and you may damage it if you try doing so.
It is lightweight pillow with a carrying handle above it. You can easily hold it with one hand and move it in your home easily.
There is some slight shedding, but not too extreme.
Some users say that it does not shed at all, others say the opposite. But what I understood from the research is that, there is shedding which is more visible when you are wearing dark color clothes.
Colors: Hot pink, Lime and Turquoise
It is available in three fun looking colors: Hot pink, Lime or Neon Green, and Turquoise. They are neither subtle nor obnoxious. But this is for sure: they are not for everyone, and if you love them, you will love them a lot! And vice versa.
Kids and Young Adults will love it.
The vibrant and bright colors would match the decor of a kid or a young adults. Plus, it looks cute and feels plush. Therefore, it will be a perfect gift for kids, teens and young adults who love to read a lot in bed.
Comes ready to use.
Just open the box, and start reading right away. This pillow comes ready to use, and unlike vacuum packed memory foam pillows, you do not need to wait for two days to fluff it up completely.
Good Value for money
It is an inexpensive soft reading pillow that is worth its price. Especially, If you consider the comfort and support it provides, as compared it to similar pillows in this category.
Although, Some users have pointed out quality issues, for example, stitching is not solid, and the pillow is not durable to last for years, but even they agree that it is a nice pillow in this price.
Positive reviews summary
Most of the users love this pillow because how it feels, and how it makes their life easy. Its soft fur feels amazing. Plus, it is fluffy and lightweight, but makes sitting up in bed easier, by providing good support. Therefore, they love to use it while reading in bed. It also helps them reduce back pain. They also love what they get in this reasonable price.
Negative reviews summary
A few percentage of users, do not like certain things about this pillow. They complain about shedding, sewing quality, durability, firmness, arms length, and colors. Let me explain:
When you sleep while reading in bed, there might be hairs in your mouth, so be careful.
For a few users, there were seams in the stiching even when they just opened the box. For others, the stitching did last longer, especially near the handle.
The color is not subtle and this is a big problem for some users, because the color did not match with the decor of the adults room. But this is a subjective thing.
A few users did not like how much firm this pillow is. They find that it is too soft that it starts lacking support. So the solution is, if you need a firm pillow, do not buy this one. This is for those who are looking for soft backrest reading pillow, that is somewhat supportive.
For some people it is A little too soft that it starts lacking support,
And taking about support, the arms are not long enough that your elbows can rest on it, you need to pull it towards you, or move yourself back, but that is uncomfortable to manage.
It does not have a removable cover which makes it a bit difficult to clean. The only way to keep it clean, is to spot clean it with a damp cloth.
There are many alternatives to this pillow.
There are firm reading pillow, wedge reading pillows, formed memory foam and shredded foam reading pillows.
Most of them are husband pillow style and has arms, but some are different and provide only back support.
You can take a look at the different styles of best reading pillow at amazon.
Or you check my review of Milliard, and Linenspa reading pillows. They are more rigid and does not shed. They are plush and made of shredded memory foam.
Other than reading pillows, there are other accessories like book holders that help your read in a better posture in bed. You can check them out as well.
Brentwood Originals Shagalicious Bedrest reading pillow is a great option if you are looking for a pillow with these features:
Soft, Faux Fur, Backrest pillow with arms for sitting up for reading in bed without back pain.
And if you are looking for vibrant colors, like Hot Pink, Lime, and Turquoise.
But if you need a reading pillow with firm support, long arms, and removable cover, then consider the alternatives mentioned above.