Pillows are really personal, so it's tough to say 'this thing is perfect.' But it is a decent pillow -- nice size -- fits under the neck well, is wide enough to accommodate some adjustments, and if you don't over-inflate it, it's likely soft enough to get the job done. And it packs down small. There's not a ton more to say about it really. I don't know how strong it is - but then again, I'm using it as a pillow, not as a seat cushion or something that would have to survive an impact. It feels like it would probably pop if you jumped on it or you weigh over 200 pounds and decide to sit on it (although it may actually hold that). So, use it as a pillow, and you're likely to be perfectly satisfied with this thing.