I purchased these for my mom as her Mother's Day present and now I have to buy myself some. But I am having trouble finding king sized. She thanks me all the time for these awesome pillows, very comfortable and so so so soft!! You cannot go wrong with anything with the Tommy Bahama name on it. It truly means quality.
My husband and I just purchased a new bed and I wanted new pillows and bedding. I"m normally a stickler for good quality down pillows - but since I had to replace everything (we upsized on the bed), I needed something more affordable. The reviews for this set of pillows were good and the price was right, so I bought a set. They are great! I don't miss my down pillow at all, but like any new pillow they do take a bit of getting used to. They provide excellent support, plump back up all by themselves and I find them to feel quite luxurious. The price is amazing for the quality.
These are great pillows! I bought them for our spare bedroom and may be using them for our master bedroom they are so nice. They are full and completely fill a queen sized pillow case (where some pillows I have purchased in the past don't completely fill the pillow case).
I'm a dedicated down pillow fan, and I deliberated long and hard before ordering these down alternative pillows. I made my decision based on all the customer reviews about their quality and softness--in particular, how another customer who had always used down pillows was so happy with the alternative filling, and another customer who was in fact not happy with the pillows because they were too soft and provided virtually no support. Down pillows are soft and flexible. So when I received the two Tommy Bahama Ultimate pillows that are so think and firm that there's no way I can sleep comfortably on them, I was very disappointed. They're well made, but definitely not how all the information available described them, and certainly not a viable alternative to the real thing!
I will say these pillows have a very nice weight to them and are high quality construction. Hence the three stars. But otherwise, I do not care for them. I am a side & stomach sleeper and found these just didn't work for my needs. I will explain... This pillow's loft is very high and does have nice memory to it. The problem is, the pillow retains its natural shape, high in the center, even when in use. As a side sleeper, I need something "scrunch-able" to bunch up under my neck and lay flatter on the side of my face (to keep normal, straight spinal alignment). These pillows won't do that. They are soft, but about as "scrunch-able" as a memory foam mattress. Unfortunately, it doesn't work sleeping on my stomach either. The filling is too dense to flatten it out much, and it takes a fair amount of pressure to do so. I imagine this is great as a back sleeper so that your head is well-cradled, but when your face is turned downward and to the side, the high loft filling "memory" just causes the pillow to waft up around the face. This creates a suffocating effect and gets very hot! I have to resort to only using the last two inches of the side of the pillow when on my stomach or I cannot breathe. Also, because the loft is so high and springy, I cannot apply enough pressure to lay the center of the pillow down very far. What this means, is your head and neck are always angled upward. NOT very good in either the side or stomach positions. Again, I can see it being ok for a back sleeper where some incline is appreciated, but it caused neck pain and tension for me. It softened up a bit after a few days, but not enough to be comfortable. Sooo, I thought I would leave an honest review of the pillow and state HOW I use the product (something most reviews lack). Yes, it's excellent construction but if it doesn't work for you, then it's not money well spent. I will have to keep looking!
I've never been a good sleeper and have tried many different pillows thru the years and most have lost their shape after a few months. I'm a side sleeper who likes a medium to firm pillow, which is difficult to find. Most are either too firm or start out firm and quickly go soft and lose their shape. Thus far, the Tommy Bahama Ultimate Down Alternative Queen-size pillow has been very comfortable and maintained its shape and firmness. I only use 1 pillow at a time, so whenever this pillow becomes either too soft or loses it shape, I'll have a brand new pillow to take its place. Its been about a month and thus far I'm very satisfied with the pillow and would recommend it to people who are constantly searching for the right pillow.
Finally I can get rid of my husbands ratty old pillows. He's the tough one to please. After numerous tries, these pillows fit the bill. Firm enough so your head doesn't hit the bed but oh so fluffy and soft. It just takes a day or two to get the crinkly out. Great price too considering I've spent $100 on one with no luck.
Wow these pillows are amazing. I have been searching for great pillows for well over 2 years trying memory foam,gel....you name it. They all either felt way to firm or broke down after a few nights. These pillows give perfect support and my husband and I are extremely happy! Great nights sleep and many more to come!