I have tried several including down ($125), firm, and memory foam ($50) and these are the best--almost perfect. I have chronic neck pain and need something firm without being hard, and they are. I think they could be improved slightly if they had a little more shredded foam rubber and a little less polyfill, but I have very little neck pain so I am happy!
the pillow is hard. It will give you support maybe the first night if you are a sleeper that does not move around, but if you are not ,do not buy this pillow, use it for decoration only it will hold its shape forever. My husband is a moving around sleeper so he already destroyed his pillow. Sorry to say these things but it is the truth.
I recently purchased a set of these pillows (firm). After I finalized the purchase, I saw that these are listed as "dry clean only" which I did not want. I thought I'd have to return them once they arrived. I am happy to report that the label on the set I received states the following: "FOR BEST RESULTS, WASH: MACHINE WASHABLE ON LUKE WARM SETTING -- DELICATE CYCLE. NO CHLORINE BLEACH / TUMBLE DRY: 10-15 MINUTES USING LOW HEAT -- REMOVE IMMEDIATELY." Easy enough. Thank goodness too, as these pillows are fabulous! As soon as I opened the package, I knew there was no way I was giving them back. Another note: I was concerned that "FIRM" would be too stiff, but since I sleep on my side, I bought according to the description instructions. These firm pillows are VERY cushy and cozy...just perfect.
Ah I found one! I am a pillow addict. I buy pillows all the time, searching for the perfect one that will make me stop shopping and buying pillows. My closets overflow. I bought these based on the "never flat" description. I have a bad neck and rarely sleep without tossing pillows off my bed for another set. These pillows seem to hold my head in the perfect spot, relaxing my head gently while not "pressing into my neck" like some of the foam pillows or firm pillows do. I feel like these will be my basics that I will always be able to sleep on. Nice!
I read all the good reviews and I expect this time I'll get my perfect pillow, the one that will never go flat. However, just few days after I used it, it gone flat. What a dissapointment! Even my old pillow still firmer than this new pillow. Now I'm stuck with it since I passed the 20 days given to return it.