These pillows are very full but I am really glad I had purchased good protective covers to use under the regular pillow cases. The down in these is not the fluffy goose down you can feel the quills. I was planning on using these as the bottom of 2 pillows so this doesn't bother me to much but if you are looking for ultra soft down pillows these are not for you. Another potential issue is they are so full some of my standard pillow cases are a little small for them. Ultimately these would make great pillows to use with a decorative pillow sham.