This is one of the nicest pillows I've seen in terms of quality and presentation in this price range. It was compressed and rolled up into a nice box and included a small package of compressed foam in case you'd like to add to the thickness. It has dual covers, one a bamboo mix outer pillowcase and the other inside to hold the gel foam pieces. I did not need to throw mine in the dryer to fluff. Just a few hours on the bed with a few shakes here and there to circulate the foam was all it needed and it expanded into a substantial pillow!