John Lewis New Fine European Duck Down Standard Pillow, Medium

Product information

Comfortable and supportive, this luxuriously soft standard pillow from our duck down range is filled with 90% duck down and 10% duck feather and is encased in a woven jacquard cotton cover with piped detail.
Down-proofed to prevent any down or feathers from disturbing your sleep, it is naturally breathable.

Please note: This is a natural product, which will therefore always have a slight odour. This can be reduced by airing the product out for at least 48 hours prior to use. New products will have a stronger odour due to it being inside packaging for a period of time, but will gradually decrease over a few days.

John Lewis
Cover material
100% cotton
L75 x W50cm
Eligible for International Delivery
90% duck down, 10% duck feather
Ideal for
Back sleepers
Thread Count
Tumble Dry
Yes, at high temperature
Washing Instructions
Machine washable at 40°C


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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £25.00
  • Australia - £25.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very supportive pillow very comfortable gives a good night sleep. A very good pillow with no feather quills so lovely and soft but supportive. A great purchase. 03 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great quality but smell very strong I bought these a week ago in a store, not online. Although they're excellent quality and good value for the price, the strong, animal smell took me back - it's like sleeping with my head in the dog's bed! I've been hoping it would wear off but it's as strong as ever so I'm reluctantly thinking of returning them. I've had duck feather pillows before that didn't smell like this so perhaps it's the production process? 21 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfortable and smelly Overall this pillow has improved my sleep quality. Even after airing the pillow for 10 days and having slept on it for 2 weeks now, the duck smell remains. I never returned the pillow as the the smell didn't interfere with my sleep. 05 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by No smell and no back ache! I was a little cautious to purchase the pillow after reading about problems with the pillow being smelly but I haven't experienced any odours and I can honestly say that it's the first time I have woken without backache. Excellent quality and value. 24 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So comfy! These were our first down pillows - we've always bought synthetic in the past, but thought we would take the plunge and buy down this time. we bought 4 and i would never go back, they've just got that luxury hotel feel when you get into bed! 18 November 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pungent odour The smell from this pillow had a pungent animal odour. Despite leaving it out to breathe for 5 days, the smell was as strong as ever. Took it back and got a different type of pillow 16 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointed, smelled fantastically bad. After going through a blind touch test in store, it seemed I prefered the feel of this duck pillow. I wish I smelled it though, or even read these reviews. It smells... really smells. Opening it up at home, my pallet interpreted it as more mouse wee than duck smell, either way it's unpleasant. Maybe I was unlucky with strength of the stench but after 5 washes and 2 soaks, it's not shifting. Very disappointed with John Lewis as I expected higher quality. Waste of money. 04 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ultimately not usable! This pillow would have been ideal but sadly we were defeated by the awful farmyard smell which just does not dissipate. Earnestly hope the manufacture investigates this urgently! 29 July 2014
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