I purchased this with the insert for myself after I fell in love with the Lion and Crocodile for my 2 boys. The second I opened the package my 3 and 10 year old ran off with it and claimed it as their own. I guess I need to order 1 more. The quality is top notch. The zipper is easy to zip and unzip, the stitching is reinforced which is great because my 3 year old likes to drag his pillows by the legs and tails. I would also highly reccomend the insert. The pillow is so soft. I actually “borrowed” my son’s pillow before I purchased this one for myself.