I couldn't go near these pillows to find out how comfortable they are because they smell. The appearance is terrible; you can see dark spots inside revealing something like feces. I wouldn't recommend them to my worst ennemy. It was recommended that I air them for a few hours, but one whole day of hot sun didn't remove the smell.
The pillows are of nice quality, although I don't much care for the feathers that were used. They are a bit "crunchy", if you will. I've slept on much softer feather pillows without this crunchy problem. If I had to do it over again knowing what I now do, I'd probably go ahead and just spend the extra money to get a nicer pillow as I usually keep a pillow for a number of years. I will say of this pillow that I had no trouble sleeping whatsoever, would just prefer a not-so-crunchy feather pillow. Hope that this is helpful.
After lots of trial and error (I have about 14 pillows in my office right now) that 'just-feather' pillows are often pokey & stiff to sleep on, its just par for the course. Given that, I am HAPPY with these pillows, they are exactly what I needed, NO ODOR whatsoever - and I bought them to put in my shams to lean against while reading in bed. For sleeping, I prefer more down, with some feathers inside for support. It is always recommended to put pillow-protectors on your pillows underneath the pillowcase (or double your pillowcases, like the hotels do) and that will also help with the 'pokeys' while keeping it cleaner. These are good pillows, full and clean & I would buy these again!
I just got these pillows (ordered them based on the rave reviews). Not sure if I got a different product or not, but I can definitely feel the quills poking through the pillow cover and do not find them soft and luxurious. They are not awful, but I would not rate them 5 stars.
Wow, These pillows are terrific. You can not touch any pillow like this in a department store for less than $40 a piece. I have been shopping around and Overstocks prices are unbeleivable. Thank you Overstock. I couldn't even track my order bacause the pillows got here so fast. The shipping was ASAP.
I was a little hesitant to purchase these pillows as they were described as "medium-soft" and I thought they might go flat on me, but the pillows are very plump and full bodied. They are very comfortable and seem well-made. I've had them for a month and no feathers have escaped. I also haven't noticed any poking feather stems. Finally, I had no problem with any strange smell even though the information about the pillows said they might have to be aired out before use. I never thought I would get such nice pillows for such a reasonable price!