If I remember correctly, other reviewers said this pillow was squishy. I find it pretty firm. I bought two and it took both my husband and me a couple of weeks to get used to it, but ultimately, I think we're going to keep them and hope they squish down a bit. They're very high quality, with a heavy sateen striped cover on them. No feather poke through at all. Some smell out of the package that was gone in 2-3 days. It does indicate that they are a minimum of 75% down on the pillow tag and it does feel to me like maybe there's a core of some kind that keeps them so firm, but I can't tell for sure. I'm a side sleeper and I find them a little full, so I end up sleeping on the corners more than the center (which curls up around my face!). All in all though, a very high-quality pillow.