These pillows are just as they were advertised. I have used down pillows for a number of years and have always enjoyed them . . . the only draw back to them is they break down and although you can fluff them up, they don't hold shape very long once you lay on them. I was looking for something similar in feel, but not as expensive as down pillows can be. These pillows have been great. They have the really good "squishy" feeling a down pillow has, but they stay puffed up. Of course, I've only had them for a month, so it will be interesting to see how they are in a year from now. But for what you pay, it's worth the experiment.