About feather pillows

A feather pillow is made using a ‘feather-proof’ outer cover (to stop the feather quills poking through) and is filled with wing and back feathers of duck and geese. Feathers alone can be a little rough and so a feather pillow will usually contain a small percentage of down in order to soften it up a little.

  • Pros: Usually inexpensive, soft, easy to shape, durable – have a good lifespan
  • Cons: The feather quills can quite often poke through even the toughest cover – they’re spiky! Do not offer a lot of support or height – not great for side sleepers, can be a bit noisy, will need regular fluffing and shaking to get back into shape, not great for allergy sufferers

Pillow advisor summary: Used to be popular but not particularly recommended unless you sleep mostly on your back or front and if feather pillows are your thing.

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