I love the diversity of this pillow. It's not overstuffed like many that I looked at. The velcro is soft but strong, I don't hear the crackling like some complained of. It has a soft film over the velcro to protect it during transport, just make sure you take it off and the velcro sticks great. I am 5'7" and this is a great length pillow for me. Sometimes I use only this pillow and others I use my regular pillow for my head and just cuddle the boppy.