I have four children and three dogs. My kids let the dogs sleep with them, so you can imagine the condition of the pillows. All the pillows in the house seemed to need replacing at the same time. I bought these as an experiment as an economical way to replace them. They shipped quickly and the kids took every one and told me later how great they were. I haven't slept on one because I can't get my hands on one. I will have to order another box! Wish they came in king sizes too. I don't really care about the fabric on the exterior that much, because I use good pillowcases.