Not the best but definitely not the worst either. They come fluffy and mine has kept quite a bit of it's fluff, but my husband's, who really squashes his pillows, is noticeably flatter - when you sleep on it. But he likes it that way. There are better pillows out there, and I have slept on them - not sure how to find them to buy them, but we have gone through several sets of pillows and these have kept their fluff for way longer than most that we have had. (Thinking about it, we always buy cheap pillows) We have had them for several months(4) and have noticed no discoloration, and no head-like smells. We are keeping 2 aside for guests and since we don't get months worth of guests they should remain "good as new" for a long, long time. Just looking at the "like new" and the used pillows side by side, the used pillows are about half as fluffy.