Product Type: Wilkinson in Homeware
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Wilko every day value pillows
Wilko Everyday Value Pillows
Member Name: louisechackett
Wilko Everyday Value Pillows
Advantages: cheap, ok
Disadvantages: not the best quality
Back in 2009 when my husband and I split up I left needing to buy pretty much everything again. When I set up my bed on the first night in my new house I realised that I didn't like the look of just pillows on "my" side of the bed and so I popped one of mine on the other side of the bed. When I started seeing someone though it turned out that he was a total fussy bugger and liked three pillows to sleep with and so I ended up purchasing a pack of two Wilko every day value pillows so boost his side of the bed!
The pillows cost just a few pounds and having had a quick look on the Wilkinson's website I can confirm they currently cost just £2.96. The pillows come packed in a basic looking plastic wrap and are rolled inside to make them more compact for carrying. The fact that the packaging is basic is of course going to be the case as they are really cheap pillows but in all honesty you don't really need a fancy packaging for a pillow which will be taken out of the pack and popped on the bed!
Inside the pack you get two pillows making them just short of £1.50 each. As these pillows were going to be used as the bottom two pillows on the bed with a more expensive feather pillow on top I wasn't at all worried about them being cheap.
They are filled with a polyester hollow fibre filling and have a 100% polypropylene cover. I always place pillows in a pillow case anyway so again I wasn't too worried about them being a cheap pillow. To lie on the pillows you can of course tell that they aren't expensive down pillows or anything but this doesn't mean that they are uncomfortable! They do go quite flat when you lie on them but this was something that my boyfriend at the time preferred and it is actually something my son prefers too and he has since pinched one of these pillows off my bed to have on his bed! I do like my feather pillow as it is a bit more sturdy and supports my neck better I find but in terms of a second pillow or a pillow for a child I think these are actually really good quality.
The pillows are a standard size really and are machine washable. I have only washed these a couple of times but they fit in to the machine well as they are quite flat and they wash up well and do not bobble or go misshapen as long as you give them a good shake and plump them properly when you get them out of the wash.
I think these are a perfectly reasonable cheap pillow if you want quite a flat pillow or one which will sit under your regular pillow. I particularly think these pillows are well suited to children as they are quite flat and so do not elevate the neck in to an awkward position. I am happy enough with my purchase and would probably buy more of these if I needed them in the future but only in terms of being an extra pillow or for my son as I don't think they are of good enough quality or supportive enough to be used as a main pillow for an adult personally.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: Good for the price
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