I was a bit concerned about purchasing pillows sight-unseen but I had heard good things about "gel" pillows. I really wasn't sure what to expect. These pillows were soft yet supportive and just what I was looking for. I was almost picturing some kind of strange, squishy, heavy, jelly filled pillow but these were light and (just the right amount of) fluffy. I bought them as guest pillows and I am using them myself on my own bed!