Product Type: Wilkinson in Homeware
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Wilko Value Pillows
Wilko Everyday Value Pillows
Member Name: FridaysArePurple
Wilko Everyday Value Pillows
Disadvantages: A bit smaller than most pillows and not too plump
I bought a set of these Wilko Every Day Value Pillows about a year and a half ago as I found myself in need of some extra pillows. I came across these when browsing around in a Wilkinsons store. They come in a pack of 2 and the current price listed for them on the Wilkinsons website is £2.94 which, as far as I can remember, is what I paid for mine in the shop.
I always have a preference for synthetic pillows as feather ones rustle around too much for my liking and I also know people with feather allergies so I think synthetic are always better to have for guests too. These pillows are perfect in that respect as they are hypoallergenic. The cover is 100% polypropylene and the pillow filling is 100% hollow fibre polyester which means that they are completely machine washable which is always a useful feature.
The two pillows come packaged together in plastic and at first I was unsure whether there could actually be two pillows in there as it didn't seem a big enough package. It turns out they come tightly rolled and after a bit of plumping up, they get their shape back and are ok to use. I think that they are quite bouncy pillows. Instead of using both of them together, I usually use a different, flatter pillow underneath and put one of these on top which works nicely for me.
The only slight dislike I have about these pillows is that they seem to be slightly smaller than what I would call a "normal pillow". In other words, they don't seem to fill out my pillowcases as much as other pillows do in terms of length and width so if you are fussy about that kind of thing, it is worth bearing in mind. The website lists the dimensions as 46cm x 71cm if anyone is interested in such essential pillow stats!
Considering they are under £3, I think these pillows are a bargain. They are obviously not the plumpness or quality of the pillows in John Lewis but they are a much more reasonable price. I'm sure these will not suit everybody as some will prefer to spend the extra money on getting something for their exact tastes but if you are not a pillow fuss-pot or you just need some spares for a spare bed or taking camping etc then these are a good cheap buy. All these ever claim to be are value pillows so on that basis I will rate them 4 stars (one deducted because there is no reason they can't be slightly larger to fit pillowcases better).
Summary: Reasonable cheap pillow, fine if you are not fussy
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