The Home Classics® Down Surround Pillow is a tried and true pillow-in-a-pillow design. The inner pillow is filled with feathers which offer the support you want in a pillow. The downside is feather pillows have a tendency to be hard and pokey. So they wrap this inner pillow in a layer of down then put another cover on it. So you get the best of both worlds, the support from feathers and the softness from down!