Rated 5 out of 5 by cicerogirl Call me Goldilocks because these pillows are "just right"
After about 15 years, it was time to consider replacing my previous Lands End down pillows. (They are still quite usable for sleeping, but had become too soft to prop me up when reading in bed, so I moved them to the guest room.). I could not remember whether my existing pillows were "soft" or "medium", and the reviews of various down or down and feather pillows at both Lands End and another down products company I have purchased from in the past just left me even more confused about what density/type/cost etc.. (Every down pillow I found, BTW, was 75% down and 25% "fine" feathers, so the LE response to the reviewer who complained that these pillows were not 100% down is spot on. No such thing exists, at least not in a pillow that costs under $250.) Pillow preferences also vary widely from one person to another, so user reviews can be misleading! I decided to stick with Lands End because I had been so pleased with my previous down pillows (and I could easily return them if I didn't like them). I ordered the medium fill elite goose down pillows, and I am VERY pleased with them. I am primarily a side sleeper, but I sometimes sleep tilted towards my stomach so I truly need a medium type pillow that will accommodate both positions. This pillow cradles my head nicely, and gives me that lightness and "puffiness" that I want in a down pillow -- that wonderul "ahhhh...." feeling when I settle into it -- and it is soft enough that I don't wake up with a stiff neck from too firm a pillow if I am sleeping more towards my stomach, but it is still firm enough that I don't wake up in the middle of the night with a completely flat pillow. These pillows are not too soft, not too hard... they are just right. A quick shake in the morning completely plumps them back up. This pillow is exactly what I wanted and needed.
November 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJK2 One soft pillow is enough
This pillow in soft is just right for me. For years I've put a very soft down pillow on top of a medium down pillow. At first, on its own this new pillow seemed too firm but then I realized it might be okay and I don't have to replace the medium pillow. I used it alone for three nights and it is perfect.
January 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nordic92 The search continues...
I just received this in the mail and I opened one end of the plastic to let some air out and lay on the pillow with the plastic in place. I can tell that it will end up too flat and just doesn't have enough support. I ordered the medium firmness but it feels more like a soft firmness. It may be worth getting the top of the line pillow but I'm not sure I want to take a chance because of the high price. Otherwise, the quality seems very good. The softness is wonderful but I don't want to have to try to double the pillow for side sleeping. I can't seem to find any pillow that I really love. I'm willing to pay a high price but it has to be great. The search continues.
October 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HK991 Not 100% goose down
Just a heads up, this item is 75% goose down and 25% feather fill. They dont mention it on the site very cleverly and everything (including the price) would make you believe it 100% goose down but its not. Kinda dissapointed, but it feels fine. I got it on a really good sale so might not return it, but I probably wouldnt have bought had they mentioned it was 75% goose down and 25% feather since I was looking for a 100% goose down pillow.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Axqby Perfect Squishy Down Pillow
So happy to find a pillow like this-most are too firm. I am able to squish it to perfectly to conform to a comfortable position. The product description was accurate, shipping was speedy. While I've only had it for a day, the Land's End quality is apparent I think I'll be happy with it for years. Thank you Land's End!
August 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cam2B Too soft
I'm sorry to say this....but this pillow is just too soft. I have to double it then double again to even use it. Just not happy with this one either. I think I'll have to go and try them out in a real store so I can see if I like it before I spend this kind of money on it.
December 25, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nanalaska Just Perfect
For over 20 years I have slept on down pillows I got in Denmark. But it has been time to replace for a few years now. I've tried about a dozen different down pillows and none could compare-until now that is! This pillow, in soft firmness, is simply perfect. No neck aches, no headaches, just excellent loft and softness without being flat. I couldn't be happier!!!
August 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by tracygrace I love these pillows!
All my life I've enjoyed sleeping on one or more soft down pillows. The older I get, the more important and difficult it is to get a good night sleep. Against my lifelong tendencies, I ordered this pillow in a larger size of queen rather than my normal standard size. I also opted to try the medium firm as opposed to the softer option I was accustomed to. I am overjoyed! When I awaken in the night, I find my head surrounded by what I can best describe as a heavenly cloud and I return to sleep before I can savor the sensation! The fabric, the density, the overall feel is remarkable! I have since ordered 3 more of these pillows so the rest of my family can have as good a night sleep as I do.
February 10, 2011