Product Type: Argos Bedding
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Poorest Pillows I've ever Purchased
Argos Value Range Hollowfibre Pillows
Member Name: Vialdana
Argos Value Range Hollowfibre Pillows
Advantages: They're very cheap.
Disadvantages: They're very cheap for a reason! - Poor quality cover and filling that offers little padding.
Being in need of extra pillows when we had visitors a few weeks back, I nipped into Argos while out shopping and picked up a couple of these. Normally for pillows I'd go to somewhere like John Lewis and pay quite a lot more, but at the time we were somewhat short of cash, and as I only wanted them as spare pillows I thought they'd probably do the job ok - Umm well yeaaaahh.
They cost £3.49 and come in a pillow size and shaped plastic bag with a handle so you can carry them home without needing extra bags the same way a lot of pillows today are packed. The problem with Argos of course is that they don't have these things out on display, so you don't really handle the product before you buy it, so it really wasn't till I got these home that I saw just how cheap and nasty looking and feeling they really are.
These are hollow fibre construction which I've used before, but I think it would be fair to say that these are not pillows to buy if you want anything lasting. They feel quite flimsy initially, and when you press them have an almost papery feel to them that doesn't feel nice and soft as a pillow should do. Anyway, as our guests were due the next day and we would have a houseful I just bunged them into pillow cases and hoped for the best while at the same time thinking maybe I'd made a mistake.
It was the day our guests had left that I realised just how bad my mistake really had been in buying these. When I was stripping beds and getting ready to do a massive pile of washing, I realised that one of our guests had actually put a cushion from the chair in the room into the pillowcase along with the pillow, and on actually trying laying my head on the pillow I really did feel bad about having offered this to my guest in the first place. The filling which isn't hugely thick just squishes completely out of the way when you lay on it so that it's virtually not worth having the darn thing there at all. It was also (after just 3 nights use!) all out of shape within it's casing, and a bit lumpy. The cover on it still felt slightly papery and as I moved my head it sort of scrunched slightly almost like tissue paper does which isn't a great noise to go to sleep with. The second pillow had fared slightly better and didn't seem like the contents had been pummelled so much, but it was used by a child.
Now I know these are budget range pillows, and to pay £3.49 for 2 of them means they're not going to be brilliant but I'd thought they'd be ok at least for a while. I was mistaken and to be honest I would say don't waste your money as these really are pretty poor. I think even putting two of these together you wouldn't get a decent nights sleep if you like a nice pillow under your head, and I have now replaced them (a month after buying them, and before any more guests have been to stay) and passed these onto someone to use for their pets. It was definitely false economy to buy these in the first place and it's a mistake I won't make again. In fact, on reading other people's reviews while writing this, I wish I'd read them before I made my purchase because I'd have been warned off them as it seems all of us who've tried them feel the same way.
Summary: Put these Pillows Back and buy something else!
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