It's made of foam rubber, and it comes with a zippered cotton cover. Perfect! The price shocked me -- but then I haven't bought a pillow since I bought its predecessor, and that was 30 years ago. I know, right? It was nothing but crumbles inside the cover. Maybe feather pillows last as long, but I dislike how, with a feather pillow, you end up sleeping with your head in a hard, head-shaped hole. If you sleep on your side, your neck is crooked over and your shoulder crunched up against your ear. Foam rubber, though, is soft and bouncy and supportive. I get all up under the covers and fall asleep with a stupid smile on my face, like an actor in a Lunesta commercial. If this pillow lasts half as long as the one before it, it will have been worth the money.
I grew up sleeping on a foam pillow like this one - tiny little holes all around it. It was the best. But, alas, you cannot use the same pillow for 46 years, so since college I have searching for a like for like replacement. In 25 years, I spent a lot on pillows, but never found one that slept the same as my original favorite. . . . until now. This is the most comfortable, springy, light, but supportive pillow I have found. It is hands down the best pillow I've had in years.
My 15 year old couch cushions had completely gone squished and flat. I ordered firm Dunlop latex custom cut I found on another site and realized while measuring the back cushions that they were just larger than a queen size pillow. I bought 3 and wrapped them in thick wool batting before re-stuffing the pillows. Wow these are amazing. They are quite soft but as you lean against them they cradle the back and give you arch support in the lower part of the spine. There was zero odor. I did sleep on one of the pillows before the couch redo and I found it to be quite soft. Best for a side or stomach down sleeper.
Although I read a few reviews of this product that found the latex odor " unbearable, " I've always used latex foam pillows, and never had a reaction to them after letting a new pillow ' air ' outdoors for a few hours. This pillow has aired outside all day ( on a sunny, clear, windy day ), and even having inside the house has made it hard to breathe. In addition, my head is starting to ache, and lips swell. If there was a way to return the product I would, but having opened it, I can only strongly hope that no one else buys this product. Please beware.
I have searched for the "perfect" pillow for years. Soft, squishable and still able to hold and maintain its shape. This is darn close. A little bouncy at first, but I got used to that quickly and finally sleep the whole night without switching pillows.