A Review Of AllerEase Mattress Protectors

Mattresses are a crucial (and expensive) part of our sleeping gear, so they need to be protected from threats such as fluids, allergens, bugs and fungi in order for us to get the most out of our investment. That’s where mattress protectors come in – today, they are available in all manner of materials and sizes in the market – so much so in fact, that fresh buyers may find themselves in a pickle.

Having spent years developing my expertise in everything related to bedding, I’ve got my own selection of mattress cover manufacturers that put their money where their mouth is: AllerEase happens to be one of them.

Though their protectors aren’t the most luxurious, they are effective where it counts, and for those on a tight budget, they promise decent value. Below you’ll find a guide written by yours truly, complete with candid AllerEase mattress protector reviews, to help you decide if this company is worthy of your patronage.

AllerEase Mattress Protector Comparisons

Brand

Material

Supported Sizes

Waterproof

Allergen Proof

Bed Bug Proof

Extra Features

Our Ratings

AllerEase Waterproof Allergy Protection Mattress Protector

Polyester with polyethylene film

Twin, Full, Queen, King

Yes

Yes

No

Machine washable

AllerEase Bed Bug Allergy Protection Zippered Mattress Protector

Polyester with polyethylene film

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King

Yes

Yes

Yes

Machine washable

AllerEase Maximum Allergy Protection And Bed Bug Mattress Protector

Polyester with polyethylene film

Twin, Full, Queen, King

Yes

Yes

Yes

Machine washable, soft top fabric, breathable layer

AllerEase Ultimate Protection and Comfort Allergy-Protection Mattress Protector

Polyester with polyethylene film

Twin, Full, Queen, King

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-microbial, machine washable, soft top fabric, temperature balancing, breathable layer

AllerEase Naturals Organic Cotton Allergy Protection Fitted Mattress Protector

Organic cotton with plastic sides

Twin, Full, Queen

No

Yes

No

Machine washable, naturally breathable

A Little Background On The Company

Founded over two decades ago, AllerEase, in their own words, are ‘the leader in allergen barrier bedding’. While this is a tall claim, it is indeed true that they specialize in woven bedding fabric that serves to isolate the mattress from nearly every allergen out there.

Their products are affordable for the mainstream consumer, and are tested and certified from Good Housekeeping Seal.

What Can You Expect From AllerEase’s Mattress Covers?

Material Type

Inorganic

For the majority of these products, the top layer and the waterproof membrane layer are made out of plastics i.e. polyurethane and polyethylene. The obvious reason for this is that plastic is a cheap material, and serves as an excellent barrier against all potential threats to a mattress.

But since it isn’t breathable, it does tend to run hotter than say, a latex or cotton mattress protector. This is reflected in several complaints from consumers of sweating excessively while using these products. Then again, lots of people have spoken the complete opposite: stating that they did not experience any perceptible heating.

This leads me to believe that both personal tolerance, and the ambient temperature and humidity conditions, will affect how these covers perform – in other words, you may want to avoid them if you live in a tropical climate.

Organic

For those who can’t handle plastics, the manufacturer has an organic offering that has a top surface made of organic cotton – although the 100% claim seems a bit doubtful. This particular product does not have an antimicrobial chemical sprayed on it either.

Keep in mind that the manufacturer has made this one five sided, instead of the six sided form factor followed by the plastic models, which means it won’t offer much protection against bed bugs. Furthermore, the cotton is by no means waterproof – you’ll need to add a second waterproof layer on your own if you want that.

Having said that, breathability gets a boost, so sweating and heating are appreciably reduced.

Functionality

While far from premium quality, Allerease protectors definitely work as advertised: the underlying polyethylene based membrane keeps fluids, dander, pollen, dust mites and other common allergens out of your mattress.

The fabric is also impermeable to bed bugs, and is given an anti-bacterial finish that stoppers the onset of odor causing bacterial growth. The encasement is able to easily stretch to fit up to 17” deep mattresses, but as noted by some users, may require a second pair of hands in the case of larger sized mattresses.

The protectors are six sided, as opposed to the typical five sided products in the market, so they envelope the mattress from all sides, which makes them effective against bed bugs. Furthermore, they utilize a Velcro flap that completely covers the zipper, so there’s no chance of any bed bug ingress from that weak spot either.

Comfort

Inorganic

Speaking with complete honesty, the protectors that are made of plastic do carry some wrapping paper-like feel on their surface, in spite of what the manufacturer claims. That said, the top fabric on the better models has been made soft and comfortable, so if you can tolerate the wrapper like feel, you’ll be able to sleep fine – a reasonable compromise when you’re on a strict budget.

Additionally, some of the higher end Allerease products feature ‘temperature balancing technology’ and/or a breathable top layer which, judging by user feedback, does marginally improve the thermal profile of the protector.

Organic

The organic cotton mattress protectors offer improved breathability, and a genuinely softer surface feel – but not exactly on par with premium organic protectors, not surprising considering how cheap they are priced.

Affordability

Allerease mattress covers manage to shine in this department – even the most advanced offering is priced under $75 – which means that for a fraction of what your expensive mattress cost you, you can shield it against harm and enhance the value of your investment.

Reliability

The manufacturer claims that there products have been tested by an independent lab, and have been given the Good Housekeeping Limited Warranty Seal, which guarantees a refund of the purchase cost up to $2000, or total repair / replacement, if the manufacturer does not do so. They only award this seal to products that have been tested and found to adhere to a certain standard of quality.

This is all dandy, but to be sure, I scoured through feedback from users and did find some complaints pertaining to complete waterproofing failure – i.e. fluid seeping through to the mattress. These covers are made in China, so this kind of random defect is to be anticipated (no matter how unlikely) – I’ll advise you to test the protector’s waterproofing on a secondary mattress before you put it on a super expensive mattress just in case.

Warranty

AllerEase has an in-house 10 year limited warranty policy for all their mattress and pillow protectors, provided the product has been bought in the US or Canada. It covers defects in materials and workmanship, and excludes fiber compression, punctures, tears or damage stemming from incorrect laundering.

It isn’t the most generous policy, but this makes sense given the small price tags on these products.

Care Instructions

To prevent the layers from sticking and/or deforming, you’ll need to exercise some care when washing an AllerEase protector. The manufacturer advises machine washing warm, and only using non-chlorine based bleach if necessary.

The protector should be tumble dried on low heat and promptly removed. In case you’re using a gas dryer, dry the protector in ten minute intervals on low setting. Additionally, these protectors should not be ironed.

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AllerEase Waterproof Allergy Protection Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Polyester with polyethylene film.
  • Available in Twin, Full, Queen, King sizes.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Machine Washable.

Made out of polyurethane plastic, it is reliable enough at keeping damage from night time accidents at bay, and can also handle allergens such as dust mites and dander pretty effectively. Like its siblings, it forms a six sided, zippered enclosure for your mattress, but don’t confuse this for bed bug blocking:
This protector lacks the bed bug barrier that is present in the manufacturer’s more expensive products, so don’t count on it to keep these pests out – also, it doesn’t have an anti-microbial finish, so it won’t prevent fungal / bacterial growth in the mattress either – in other words, in the event of an incident, you’ll need to clean it promptly to make sure no fluid seeps into its inner layers (not that this is likely).
In all honesty, I can only recommend this protector for cool and dry climates, where humidity and heat can’t promote the growth of bacteria. Also, if your mattress has bed bugs (or there has been in an occurrence related to them in your home before), you’ll want to pass on this one for health reasons.

Pros

  • Extremely cheap.
  • Performs core protection effectively.

Cons

  • Not breathable.
  • Noisy.
  • No bed bug protection.

Recommended For

This mattress cover is suited to individuals who want extremely inexpensive, barebones protection against fluids and basic allergens.

AllerEase Bed Bug Allergy Protection Zippered Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Polyester with polyethylene film.
  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King sizes.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof.
  • Machine Washable.

This one builds over the features of the lowest priced offering by throwing bed bug protection into the mix without raising the price appreciably.

It performs pretty much identically as all the other plastic covers from the manufacturer in terms of allergy protection and fluid blocking, and the zippered enclosure combined with the bed bug barrier does its job satisfactorily too.

Besides the characteristic wrinkling (that you may need to conceal with a top sheet), the protector will also run hot in humid / tropical climate zones, so it may not be the best choice if you live in such a place, especially because these conditions promote bacterial growth, and this protector doesn’t have an anti-microbial finish either.

Pros

  • Adds bed bug proofing with minimal price hike.
  • Workable waterproofing and allergen protection.

Cons

  • No bacterial protection.
  • Poor breathability.
  • Will have to tolerate plastic like feel.

Recommended For

Ultimately, it’s a low cost option for someone who wants basic bed bug protection and isn’t too particular about heat or noise.

AllerEase Maximum Allergy Protection And Bed Bug Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Polyester with polyethylene film.
  • Available in Twin, Full, Queen, King sizes.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof.
  • Machine washable, soft top fabric, breathable layer.

This is the middle ground of the manufacturer’s lineup, providing an economical blend of features that focus on basic protection as well as comfort, and is thus suited to those who want a bit more comfort than what an extremely low-budget plastic protector offers.

The fluid, allergen and bed bug protection seem to work as advertised, judging from consumer reviews. As expected, the majority of the complaints were directed towards the ‘wrinkly feel’ and ‘heating up’, in spite of the fact that the manufacturer has made the top softer and the bottom layer more breathable.

This is because the materials used are still polyurethane and polyethylene i.e. plastics that are inherently poor thermal conductors. That said, the protector should feel a lot more comfortable and somewhat cooler than the cheaper offerings I’ve covered above – just nothing close to luxury.

Pros

  • Combines protection with improved comfort and durability.
  • Essentially reliable performance.

Cons

  • Doesn’t ward off bacteria.
  • Doesn’t completely eliminate heating / crinkly surface.

Recommended For

This protector is suited to those who want a bit more comfort than what an extremely low-budget plastic protector offers.

AllerEase Ultimate Protection and Comfort Allergy-Protection Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Polyester with polyethylene film.
  • Available in Twin, Full, Queen, King sizes.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof.
  • Anti-microbial, machine washable, soft top fabric, temperature balancing, breathable layer

This is the best mattress cover that AllerEase has to offer, incorporating temperature balancing enhancements as well as a soft top fabric. This makes it suitable for those who demand the coolest, most comfortable sleeping experience on a very strict budget.

Just as every other offering from AllerEase, the protector is waterproof, and allergen resistant. It is also bed bug proof, with a zippered closure that completely seals its six sided envelope. The cover has also been given an anti-microbial finishing on its surface to prevent odorous bacterial infestation – but this is a chemical, and may not appeal to everyone.

Thanks to the soft top fabric, the plastic like feeling of its cheaper sibling is somewhat mitigated, and a breathable layer as well as the AllerEase’s signature ‘temperature balancing’ technology ensures much less heat retention and sweatiness.

Note that while most users have been pleased with the protection and comfort it offers at what is still a remarkably low cost, even these enhancements haven’t been able to completely address the plastic feel and heating concerns.

Additionally, some users have had issues with the size, claiming that the protector ended up being larger than their mattress – so you’re advised to pay close attention to the recommended thickness quoted by the manufacturer.

Pros

  • Still quite cheap.
  • Soft top fabric enhances comfort and reduces plastic feel.
  • Somewhat improved thermal dissipation and breathability.
  • Anti-microbial and completely bed bug proof.

Cons

  • Still not as cool as other materials.
  • Won’t perfectly fit shallower mattresses.

Recommended For

It is suitable for those who demand the coolest, most comfortable sleeping experience on a very strict budget.

AllerEase Naturals Organic Cotton Allergy Protection Fitted Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Organic cotton with plastic sides
  • Available in Twin, Full, Queen sizes.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Machine washable, naturally breathable

Standing apart from most other offerings from AllerEase, the Naturals Organic Cotton protector is meant for individuals who want affordable allergy protection minus the plastic and potentially harmful chemicals.

The protector has a five sided profile, as opposed to the regular six sided style observed in the rest of the lineup, and the manufacturer claims that it is made from pure organic cotton that is more breathable (and decidedly softer) than the plastic surfaces of the other products.

The improved breathability leads to less heating and sweating, but the protector is still woven tightly enough to prevent the accumulation of dust as well as other common allergens. The fitted construction makes it easy to put on and remove, so washing the protector isn’t as much a chore as with the plastic variety.

However, one major drawback with this protector is that it isn’t waterproof – you’ll have to throw in a second sheet underneath it to protect the mattress against spills. Since it doesn’t cover the back of the mattress, it doesn’t effectively ward against bed bugs either.

About the 100% organic cotton claim: the top is indeed made from cotton, but the sides and the film underneath are definitely plastic – somewhat misleading, but then again, what else can you expect at this cheap a price?

Pros

  • Organic cotton top.
  • Does not use a chemical anti-microbial finish.
  • Improved breathability.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Easily installable / removable.

Cons

  • Not waterproof.
  • Not bed bug proof.
  • 100% organic cotton claim is misleading.

Recommended For

The Naturals Organic Cotton protector is meant for individuals who want affordable allergy protection minus the plastic and potentially harmful chemicals.

Conclusion

I tend to avoid passing definitive judgement when it comes to bedding, because it is too subjective a matter – however, in this case, given the incremental nature of this limited lineup (evident from the Aller Ease mattress cover reviews I’ve done above), singling out the best pick isn’t that difficult:

AllerEase Ultimate Protection and Comfort Allergy-Protection Mattress Protector is the clear winner thanks to its combination of effective water-, allergen- and bed bug-proofing, with dedicated features to make it cooler and more comfortable to sleep on. It may not be perfect, but this is the most reasonable compromise between functionality and comfort as far as this manufacturer is concerned.

It also helps that the price is still pretty much within the reach of budget bound consumers. There’s a 10 year warranty included, along with backing from Good Housekeeping, which should have you covered in case you get a defective product (this can’t be discounted because these protectors are of Chinese make).

As far as the organic cotton cover is concerned, I’d advise saving for a better option since this one isn’t even fully organic to begin with, and lacks core protection features for which you’ll be paying extra anyways.

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