I am an avid outdoors person and have been struggling recently with back issues. I have tried every pillow on the market including a variety of microfoam, down and polyester pillows. Most of them force your head or neck in a very ackward position and do not allow for a oppurtunity for your neck muscles to relax in a nuetral position after a long day of activity. This pillow is the first one I have tried that is the perfect thickness, firmness and size. It allows your head and neck to gently sink into the pillow while providing support where it is needed without being too thick or too thin. It is also great for travel as you can roll it up and go with little room in the pack. I love it so much I just bought 2 more, one for the home and one as a spare. I should mention I am a back sleeper. All in all it is well worth every penny!