I ordered these pillows in the King size two years ago. I was so impressed when I first received them that I ordered a second set, right away. However, after using them for a few weeks...and now, after having had them for 2 years...I can list some of the negative qualities... For one thing, these pillows are extremely soft, and they are NOT over-stuffed. That may sound nice...but I consider that to be a "downside"...because: while I like soft pillows, I have to double them over to get the effect of a normal pillow! They have a tendancy to go flat, very quickly. Fluffing them will help a little...but it won't be long before they will go flat again. It seems like they should have put more feathers in them, and at times it seems like they are only half full! Also, even though I bought the King Size...after they have been used for a while, they are just like a Standard Pillow size. In fact, they have always fit in standard pillow cases. So they are not as big & fluffy as you might want them to be. They appear that way at first, but then after a week or 2...they just aren't the same! Another major downside is that the feathers poke out of the pillows, and just really make them uncomfortable, after only a short period of time! Also, the feathers come out constantly...you'll find lots of them in your bed each night, and they are coming out through the seams on the sides in all of the 4 pillows that I bought. Buying a cover of some sort for each pillow might solve these problems. The bottom line is: If you're looking for a firm pillow, don't buy these. If you're looking for a very full/plush down pillow, don't buy these. But I think that they are a great deal for this price...especially if you can buy them in a larger size, (like King), and buy a cover to protect them and to keep the feathers from poking you and from coming out! With these exceptions, I would recommend them, & I don't regret this purchase, even after 2 years.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes