Everest launched to improve upon the shortcomings of other shoulder rests in the market. While other brands offer visually pleasing products, musicians still find them uncomfortable at times - particularly after long hours of practice and rehearsal. Everest's violin and viola shoulder rests, however, feature ergonomic design and can collapse to provide the best comfort for players of all levels. A John's Hopkins biomedical engineer constructed the Everest product to fit the groove of any player's shoulder. With comfortable design, musicians can play without excessive tension. Buyers can expect an Everest product to be well constructed with thick padding and coated feet to protect the instrument's finish. They are also available in numerous colors including pink, purple, and green and manufactured to be virtually indestructible. Even with all of these features and benefits, shoulder rests remain affordable, which is one reason they are a popular choice for students and teachers seeking a comfortable alternative.