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      20.08.2012 17:15
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      Too small and too thick for me

      Dooyoo must have cost me a small fortune over the last few years, as I read so many glowing reviews that lead me straight out to buy said product! Such was the case with these 'Rebound' pillows made by John Cotton. Having read how these pillows were thick, comfortable and kept their shape well, I immediately set about buying a pack.

      The first difficulty that I encountered was actually finding these pillows for sale anywhere. My local Morrisons store didn't have any in stock when I initially looked. I also struggled to find any stockists online, with the John Cotton website proving to be rather unhelpful and pretty vague when it came to listing any official stockists. It is not possible to order these pillows directly from the manufacturers online either which was also a bit disappointing and inconvenient. I eventually managed to track these down in a Tesco store but felt the £20 asked there for a pair of pillows seemed pretty expensive. Fortunately, Morrisons restocked and I was able to pick up some packs of pillows for just £5 (for a set of two) from there, which seemed an absolute bargain particularly considering the Tesco price.

      After all the effort trying to track these pillows down, I was looking forward to finally getting a good night's sleep on my lovely new pillows. The promised 'rebound' feature is pretty accurate as the pillows really do retain their shape after a night's use and simply bounce back to their former position each morning. This is excellent as I have found that even more expensive pillows from established brands tend to lose their shape and become flattened after regular use, meaning they need to be replaced more frequently. These could almost pass for new pillows!

      Sadly, these have proven to be a bit of a disappointment in other ways. My main issue is the size and shape of the pillows. Once I removed the pillows from the packaging, they seemed almost misshapen as they had been packed very tightly inside their plastic wrapping. It may be down to their 'rebound' qualities, but I've never quite managed to get the pillows to reshape into a comfortable position. I also find that the pillows are slightly smaller and narrower than standard sized pillows. These means that they don't fit particularly well into standard sized pillowcases which looks a little scruffy and they aren't quite as comfortable for me to sleep on.

      The final issue is that I find the pillows to be too thick for my personal taste. I usually sleep on two pillows but find that these pillows are so thick that two is uncomfortable but not quite thick enough to allow me to use just a single pillow. I've had to solve this by continuing to use an old, flattened pillow underneath one of these John Cotton ones, which just about brings me up to a comfortable position.

      This may well be down to personal taste as my other half manages with two of these pillows without complaining - and he's not averse to complaining, believe me- but these pillows really don't seem to suit me and my sleeping habits.

      The main advantages are that they genuinely do keep their size and shape, even after several months of regular use now. The polyester filling and the cotton covering all seem to be made from quality materials, with no sign of any wear and tear. The pillows are even machine washable, at 40 degrees, although I haven't attempted to machine wash mine yet, having had disappointing results with other supposedly machine washable pillows in the past.

      Fortunately these pillows were very inexpensive, once I managed to find them instore, but I'm unlikely to buy these again as they just don't suit me. If you can find these for a similar low selling price, it might be worth buying a pack but I can't wholeheartedly recommend them for a comfortable night's sleep based on my own experiences.

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        11.01.2012 13:09
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        Decent pillows at a bargain price.

        Buying pillows is not something I do very often, but when I do, I have never been tempted into buying cheap ones as have found it to be false economy in the past. The reason being that I have found cheap pillows have gone flat and lost their bounce fairly quickly and I am certainly not a fan of flat pillows.
        I also personally don't like a firm pillow, I prefer something which is neither firm nor really soft, but is comfortable enough to sink into whilst still providing support.

        I bought some rebound pillows from BHS a few years back and had been happy with them, they didn't flatten when you were lying on them and had a 'bounce back' action. They lasted well but were quite expensive, so when I saw some rebound pillows by John Cotton last year on sale in my local Morrisons at a far cheaper price of £6 for two, I decided to give them a try. At £6 it was a risk I was prepared to take as if they turned out to be poor quality then I hadn't wasted a lot of money.
        To be honest, they looked to be of good quailty in the packaging and I had fairly high hopes that I had indeed found a bargain.

        The pillows have a spiral hollowfibre filling, which is a non-allergenic material constructed from light siliconised spirals. The pillows are also machine washable at 40 C, however, I have never had much luck when attempting to wash a pillow in the washing machine and have found it near impossible to get them back into shape afterwards. I was told you can achieve a better result if you take them to a launderette and use the larger machines, but I don't have a launderette near me plus I don't have a lot of spare time, so therefore after ruining pillows in my washing machine, I have simply gone out and bought more. Because of this, if I can find decent pillows at a bargain price then I'm happy and I was hoping these John Cotton pillows would be exactly that.

        After nearly a year of use, I can honestly say I haven't been disappointed with these rebound pillows. I place pillow protectors on top of them before popping them into pillow cases and find this protects the pillow well.
        When I lie on the pillow, I sink into it but it also provides the support I require and does not flatten during the night and I am comfortable all night long. A simple plump of the pillow when making the bed is all that is needed to totally fluff it back up totally on a morning.

        I really cannot find anything negative to say about these pillows, they provide the rebound action that is promised and are of good quality with no flaws or faults.
        I haven't attempted to wash them yet, but if they are ruined when I do, then I won't be too bothered about this given the price I paid. In fact, I have just bought another pair of these rebound pillows in my local Morrisons store again to keep as spare, as they are currently priced at just £5 for two pillows, which I think is a good bargain.
        I am happy to recommend John Cotton Rebound Pillows, they are well worth the money I have paid for them.

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          26.12.2008 21:02
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          They wash well and regain their `bounce`

          Last year we decorated our box room, just a coat of emulsion paint to freshen it up because it gets well used when my niece comes to stay.
          Of course you tidy up the paintwork and then you start to look at the rest of the room, so I ended up paying a visit to Argos to get some new bedding. When i`m buying anything from Argos I always visit the website first, you can check if what ever you want is in stock and then reserve it online, such a good and often time saving idea.
          I managed to find a very pretty single duvet set by Dorma and was busy looking for some new pillows to replace the existing `foam pancakes`.
          The pair of John Cotton Rebound pillows were on offer at £7.25 for the pair.


          The pillows had a spiral hollowfibre filling, I wasn't at all sure what this meant so I decided to do a bit of research on the Internet. Its seemed that this filling is a non-allergenic material that is constructed from a very light and fluffy siliconised spiral.
          The pillow cover was made from 50% polyester and 50% cotton and that they were machine washable at 40C , washed as synthetic. The pillows came complete with a pair of pillow protectors, so when I took into account that the pillow protectors would have cost at least £3 a pair the whole deal sounded very reasonable.



          They didn't go into be washed until months later, I have reservations about washing pillows in my own machine so I took them to the laundry where the washing machines are much bigger. I wanted to use a gentle washing powder so I used Persil and I didn't use Fabric softener. They went into a 40C wash along with the hollowfibre duvet and the whole lot came out fine.
          I wasn't sure how the hollowfibre pillows would react to being washed, but after they had been dried in the industrial sized tumble dryer at the laundrette they were as good as new.
          They plumped up well and regained all of their bounce.
          So the mission was a success.
          One thing I wondered about was would the result have been as good if I had washed and dried them in my smaller machines at home, the machines at the Laundrette are much more spacious and once the pillows were drying in the huge tumble drier there was plenty of room for the air to circulate and the pillow filling to bounce back.


          The pillows are large, comfortable and very durable. They washed well and I was really pleased with them.
          Money well spent in my book.

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          12.12.2003 01:07
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          to where you bought them! Jesse's Tips 'This week I have been mostly using Fogarty overstuffed pillows...so far so good!' www.johncotton.co.uk

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