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PureCare Mattress Protectors Review

PureCare Mattress Protectors Reviewed

Oftentimes, when you’re out in the market looking for a mattress protector, you’ll come across major bedding brands that do have them in their lineup but in almost a half-hearted, tacked on way: there won’t be more than a few protectors to choose from and even those will offer minimal comfort and reliability.

PureCare is one brand that does the exact opposite by focusing entirely on products meant to protect your bedding – mattress protectors among them. Their products are designed to address the needs of users from all budget segments, and are decked with certifications from multiple third party organizations that prove their dependability.

Here’s my guide to their mattress cover lineup; I’ve included choice Pure Care mattress protector reviews to give you an idea of how their various models compare with other brands and among themselves.​

Table of Specifications

Name

Materials Used

Sizes Available

No. of Sides CoveredWaterproof

Core Features

Warranty

Our Ratings

StainGuard Cotton Terry Mattress Protecto

Cotton terry surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

1

Waterproof, dust mite resistant, antimicrobial, washable on warm setting

10 years

PureCare 5 Sided Mattress Protector

OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

5

Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

PureCare FRiO Cooling Mattress Protecto

OmniGuard Advance surface w/ FRiO cooling fibers, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

5

Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

Celliant 5 Sided Mattress Protector

OmniGuard Advance surface w/ Celliant fibers, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Full

5

Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

PureCare Total Encasement Mattress Protector

OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

6

Waterproof, bed bug proof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting

10 years

The Good, Better, Best Approach

PureCare divides their lineup into these three categories, which offer an incremental degree of protection based on an increasing price.

Good

Good protectors are a simple 1 sided sheet that can protect your mattress’s surface against stains.

Better​

​Better protectors are five sided, fitted sheet style, and serve as a safeguard against stains, moisture, mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergens. They incorporate a lightweight fabric that is compatible with all types of mattress without altering their comfort level or feel. These protectors are fully washable, even on hot settings to ensure thorough sanitization.

Best

​Best protectors are encasement style, six sided protectors that envelope the mattress completely. They use patented seams and a lockable zipper to completely ward off bed bugs, allergens, mites, moisture, stains, mildew and mold. They are also made from the same fabric as the ‘better’ protectors, and do not affect the overall feel of your bed.

Core Protection

The waterproofing mechanism is pretty much the same as other manufacturers: a breathable polyurethane lining that keeps fluids and allergens from getting to the other side. Given the absence of complaints about waterproofing failures, one can assume that the fundamental protection of PureCare covers is on point.​

If you’re dealing with a bed bug problem, there’s also encasement style models that seal your mattress of completely, keeping the bed bugs inside from getting out, and the ones outside from burrowing in.

Anti-Microbial Protection

PureCare treats their protectors with silver chloride, which is known to restrict the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria that can otherwise give the protector an odor, and cause it to stain and/or deteriorate.​

Materials Used

OmniGuard Advance Lightweight Performance Fabric

This is the fabric that makes up the surface of PureCare’s ‘better’ and ‘best’ products: it is thin, cool, and discreet, so it won’t change how your bed feels.

Celliant

Celliant is a proprietary material (not developed by PureCare), that has thermoregulating minerals embedded deep into its fabric, which conserve your body heat and reflect it towards your skin. This enhances your blood circulation, quickens your body’s healing processes, and improves overall sleep quality – people with sore muscles and / or back pain will enjoy sleeping on a protector that uses this material in particular.

FriO

This material is an enhancement of the standard OmniGuard Advance fabric, with micarex-based responsive cooling fibers thrown into the mix, to yield a heat dispersion rate five times quicker than just polyester.

The material, which is an amalgamation of nanotechnology, nylon, and mica minerals, has a special tunneling effect that transports heat away from the areas closer to your body, so you get to enjoy a cooler sleeping surface. Since it is built directly into the OmniGuard fabric, there is no risk of this material washing away after long term use.

Heat Dissipation

While the ‘good’ protectors only offer a minimal degree of thermal dissipation, the ‘better’ and ‘best’ models which incorporate OmniGuard fabric do take away heat from your body as you sleep, and consequently have minimal complaints of heating.

If you’re especially sensitive to heat, you could go with the FriO mattress cover which uses dedicated heat channeling fibers to transport heat away from the surface. Conversely, you should avoid the Celliant variant since it reflects heat onto your body, which takes a while to get used to in order to enjoy the benefits.​

Durability

One of the biggest concerns with cheap mattress covers is that they don’t last very long: wash them more than a few times and their waterproofing membrane thins out, resulting in a subsequent waterproofing failure that leaves your mattress stained.

​PureCare mattress covers are made to be washable even at high temperature settings (something which most other manufacturers strongly advise against since it damages the membrane). To consolidate this, I scoured through user feedback, and sure enough, there were minimal complaints of the protectors wearing out with extended use.

Third Party Endorsements

​Dr. Tierno

​In order to validate the effectiveness of their products, PureCare has them evaluated by Dr. Philip M. Tierno Jr., who is the Director of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is a microbiologist of some repute, having authored a book on the subject and made several documentaries, investigative reports and journal publications about the same - his evaluation of these mattress protectors holds considerable worth.

National Sleep Foundation

​The National Sleep Foundation has endorsed PureCare’s pillow and mattress covers as their official bed protection solutions. The NSF is a nonprofit body that is focused on the enhancement of sleep safety and health; making the public aware of the importance of healthy sleep is one of its objectives.

According to their CEO, PureCare products are ‘at the forefront of the sleep products industry’.

OEKO-TEX®

​Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® defines limits for more than 300 harmful materials that may be present in textiles. It is the sole certification that tests for substances ranging from dangerous heavy metals such as arsenic and lead; to several allergenic and irritant chemicals; to dyes, pesticides, phthalates, and VOC emissions.

​Carrying a certification from OEKO-TEX indicates that, despite the fact that the waterproof membrane of the protector is polyurethane based, you can sleep soundly on it without worrying about ingesting / inhaling anything that could compromise your health.

​Women’s Choice Award

​The Women’s Choice Award is representative of feedback from the female segment of consumers, and is designed to help other women make purchasing decisions without having to do all the homework.

​According to a private survey conducted by this organization, 9 out of 10 women who had bought a PureCare protector said they would recommend it to their friends and family – which in itself is a major vote of confidence from the consumers regarding the product’s performance and reliability.

Warranty

All PureCare mattress covers come with 10 year warranties against defects in materials and craftsmanship. If you purchase a PureCare protector alongside a brand new mattress from a qualifying retailer, you may also be eligible to a stain warranty, which means the manufacturer will foot the costs of the mattress getting harmed due to a failure on part of their protector.

You have to register your product online to be eligible for the warranty.

Top Rated PureCare Mattress Protector Reviews

StainGuard Cotton Terry Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 1
  • Materials: Cotton terry surface, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features:  Waterproof, dust mite resistant, antimicrobial, washable on warm setting
  • 10 years  Warranty

​The plush cotton terry surface ensures a comforting sleep experience with minimal noisiness that is customary of cheaper products, while the polyurethane layer underneath keeps liquids and allergens out. The cotton surface also yields superior cooling compared to polyester surfaces, but you should still expect a degree of heating because of the polyurethane underneath.

​The surface has been treated with Silver Chloride, a natural antimicrobial substance, to discourage the growth of mold, mildew and fungi that can generate odor. Furthermore, you can safely wash and dry this protector on warm settings, for better sanitization.

​While the surface protection of this product is pretty decent, it should be noted that it offers no protection to the sides, so you’ll need to deal with big spills quickly to keep them from sliding down – this is why I’ve recommended it for guest bedrooms only where there is little chance of such a thing happening.

Pros

  • Comfortable, somewhat cooling, cotton terry surface.
  • Antimicrobial silver chloride treatment.
  • Can be laundered at warm setting.

Cons

  • Somewhat expensive for an entry level model.
  • Only offers surface protection.

Recommended For

This simple one sided cotton terry protector is meant for mattresses that see infrequent use i.e. guestrooms and the like, but where a little more comfort than a cheap plastic surface is needed.

PureCare 5 Sided Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 5
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

Thanks to its five sided, fitted sheet style design, it is able to offer much better protection against allergens such as dust mites that would otherwise burrow in through the sides. Furthermore, by covering the sides, it also guards against spills that cannot be contained on the surface.

The protector uses PureCare’s OmniGuard Advance fabric that is supposed to leave the feeling of your bed unaltered, but I did come across one user complaining about a plastic sensation. However, users also reported that the protector stays cool at night, and has a thin profile, which means you could mitigate the plastic issue by throwing an extra sheet on top.

​The cover is crafted to withstand hot laundering settings so you can get rid of any contamination that could otherwise compromise its quality. It has also been treated with silver chloride to hold of microbial infestations.

Pros

  • Five sided protection offers better waterproofing and allergen resistance.
  • Anti-microbial coating.
  • OmniGuard fabric offers a decent cooling.
  • Can be laundered at hot setting.

Cons

  • Pricey.
  • Surface has a slightly plastic feeling that may be noticeable.

Recommended For

This 5 sided cover is the starting point for anyone in need of reasonably cool, comfortable everyday mattress protection solution that keeps harmful allergens at bay.

PureCare FRiO Cooling Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 5
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface w/ FRiO cooling fibers, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

It retains all the qualities of the simple 5 sided protector covered above, and augments them with special cooling fibers stitched right into the OmniGuard fabric. These fibers transport the heat away from the surface (and thus your body), creating a noticeable cooling effect.

Keep in mind that while the FRiO fibers do indeed boost breathability and heat dissipation, they do so in comparison to a regular vinyl / polyester mattress cover, so it is not like they will completely eliminate heating (there have been a few complaints about this from users who thought FRiO would cool things down even further!).

​One positive aspect of the protector, as noted by users, is that it doesn’t alter the comfort level of the underlying mattress and makes minimal noise. As far as waterproofing and allergen proofing go, I haven’t come across any complaints.

Pros

  • Reliable core performance with the improved cooling / breathability.
  • Noiseless and discreet.
  • Anti-bacterial silver chloride treatment.
  • Washable at hot setting.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Doesn’t yield absolute cooling.

Recommended For

The FRiO mattress cover is intended for individuals who can’t tolerate protectors that raise the temperature of their bed by more than a few degrees.

Celliant 5 Sided Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Full
  • No. of Sides Covered: 5
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface w/ Celliant fibers, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

This fitted sheet style protector combines PureCare’s signature OmniGuard fabric with Celliant fibers, yielding effective core protection, while also regulating your blood flow, as you sleep, to boost various bodily functions – this makes it great for individuals who suffer from sore muscles / aching bones due to a chronic condition or a long day at work.

Celliant fibers work by conserving the heat emitted by your body and redirecting it via your skin to your blood vessels – this helps your body maintain its core temperature, enhances your comfort, and speeds up healing times for minor injuries.

Note that the heat being redirected to your body may not be tolerable by everyone: even in cooler climates, it can take a while to get used to, so I would advise against getting this protector if you’re sensitive to heat in your sleep and / or leave in a hot climate.

There haven’t been any complaints about waterproofing failures from this protector, but I do have one issue with it: it is only available in two sizes twin and full, and for a depth ranging from 8 to 18 inches, which makes it something of a novelty item at present.

Pros

  • Reliable protection combined with therapeutic benefits of Celliant fiber.
  • Antimicrobial treatment.
  • Washable at hot setting.

Cons

  • Costly.
  • Not for hotter climates (unless you can get used to it).
  • Limited sizes available.

Recommended For

This makes it great for individuals who suffer from sore muscles / aching bones due to a chronic condition or a long day at work.

PureCare Total Encasement Mattress Protector

PureCare Total Encasement Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
  • No. of Sides Covered: 6
  • Materials: OmniGuard Advance surface, polyurethane membrane
  • Core Features: Waterproof, bed bug proof, dust mite proof, allergen proof, antimicrobial, washable on hot setting
  • 10 years Warranty

The MiteTight seams (which are also present in all 5 sided PureCare products too), combine with a locking zipper to seal your mattress off against bed bugs, dust mites and pet dander that can adversely affect its lifetime.

The surface is made out of OmniGuard Advance fabric, so the protector doesn’t have an especially noticeable effect on your bed’s feel, but since it envelopes the mattress from all sides, you should be prepared for some warming up.

There haven’t been any issues regarding failed waterproofing or allergen proofing; indeed, there has been praise directed at how little noise the cover produces as you lay on it. It is lined with antimicrobial silver chloride to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, and can be laundered at a hot setting for total sterilization.

Pros

  • Complete protection against bed bugs, allergens and fluid stains.
  • OmniGuard fabric ensures discreet profile.
  • Antimicrobial surface treatment.
  • Can withstand hot washing conditions for effective cleaning.

Cons

  • May heat up slightly because of six sided envelope.
  • Considerably expensive for a mattress protector.

Recommended For

For those who want protection against bed bugs in addition to the usual suspects, the PureCare Total Encasement mattress cover offers a 360 degree solution.

Conclusion

Having reached the end of this guide, you should have noticed two things about PureCare’s offerings: they are durable, and they are more comfortable than much of the competition. However, they are also more expensive than the rest.

This makes sense because a great many products in the market are made from cheap plastic that is hot, noisy, and degrades after multiple washes. PureCare mattress covers, on the other hand, are decorated with endorsements from several reputed third party organizations pertaining to reliability, performance and adherence to safety standards. If you want certified quality, you’ll have to pay top dollar.

Since the purpose of a protector is to secure your mattress against all common threats, my pick for the best PureCare mattress cover will have to be the Total Encasement Protector. It is six sided, so it guards against bed bugs in addition to all the other hazards covered by PureCare’s 5 sided offerings.

The enveloping form factor may make things a bit hot, but it is a far cry from the extreme heating caused by cheap plastic protectors. In any case, the OmniGuard Advance fabric used for the top layer creates a smooth, noiseless sleeping surface that preserves the feeling of the bed underneath.

​The result product has a premium feel and performs effectively, more than justifying its somewhat lofty price.

Luna Premium Mattress Protector Reviewed

Luna Premium Mattress Protector Reviewed

With the world becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of harmful compounds used in everyday products, certain manufacturers have found themselves a niche in the market where they provide products free of said dangerous compounds.

This holds true in the mattress protector market, where many products rely on plastics containing PVC, phthalates and vinyl to create an affordable waterproof, allergen-proof barrier. While this does appeal to individuals on a budget, it is also a big turn off for any health-conscious consumer.

In that regard, Luna, a well-known name in bedding products, has created the Luna Premium Mattress Protector to provide a waterproof, allergen resistant mattress shield that does not rely heavily on plastics, and does not use any harmful compounds in its construction.​

​Read my unbiased Luna mattress protector review to decide whether the features justify the purchase of this slightly pricier-than-average mattress cover.

Specifications​

Materials

Sizes Available

Warranty

Terry Cotton and Plastic Membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

15 Years

The Breakdown

The Luna mattress protector is a simple fitted sheet style cover that goes over your mattress and keeps it safe against threats that can seriously compromise its useful lifetime: fluids, dust mites, dander, dead skin, and bacteria.​

The cover consists of a cotton-terry surface on top, backed by a thin plastic membrane for keeping fluids and allergens away, which stands out among the generally all-plastic construction of most protectors in the market.

This makes it a good candidate for those sleepers who need to protect their premium quality mattress without degrading their sleeping experience. In fact, the manufacturer advertises the cover’s surface as being completely unobtrusive, so that their consumers should expect the feel of their bed to remain unchanged after putting it on.

Given the lavish nature of this (and other) claims, I simply had to put it to the test, to see if the manufacturer lived up to their established name in the market.

Core Protection​

The chief reason for getting any mattress protector is, you guessed it, safeguarding your expensive mattress. In this department, the Luna mattress cover did not disappoint.

The waterproofing worked as advertised for as many as 8 hours, and this was also attested to by multiple users, who said it protected against hazards ranging from animal urine to amniotic fluid! Unlike some of its cheaper competitors, its cotton terry surface also acted as a wick, pulling any residual moisture away from the sleeper’s body.

There were a few complaints regarding the loss of waterproofing with subsequent washes, but this is probably due to the consumer laundering it improperly.

The cotton terry surface has been made hypoallergenic, and while there was no short-term way to verify this, the dearth of any complaints about allergic reactions while sleeping on the protector does indicate the effectiveness of the hypoallergenic mechanism.

One thing to note, while the protector does offer anti-bacterial defense, judging from its initial smell, it does so through a chemical substance – so those who are averse to chemical sprays may want to avoid it.

Construction​

The protector has been made like a fitted sheet, with elastic sides that can easily fit into any mattress with a depth of up to 18”. The top is terry cotton, with a waterproof membrane underneath it. Note that some users have had trouble fitting it snugly over low depth mattress e.g. around 11”, so I’ll advise avoiding this one if your mattress is any thinner.

PVC, Vinyl and Phthalate Free​

According to Luna, their protector is free from these harmful compounds that can release toxins in the environment which can potentially harm the sleeper – especially true for babies and toddlers.

That said, there was no way to deduce for certain exactly how the manufacturer was achieving the waterproofing without using any plastic containing these compounds – so you have to take their word for it. One thing is for certain though, there is some sort of plastic involved in the mechanism, since there have been multiple reports of the typical wrinkly noise from consumers.

Comfort

Invisi-Lay Protection is the fancy name Luna has given to their cotton terry surface, to imply that it will not alter the overall feel of the bed after it has been placed over the mattress.

While this surface is a vast improvement over the spun polyester fiber surfaces found in cheaper protectors in terms of comfort, it is by no means ‘invisible’, especially if you’re using a thin bedsheet on top. That said, in spite of being distinctly noticeable, the surface is breathable and quite comfortably soft.

​It does not however completely eliminate the plastic nature of the waterproof membrane, with a slight wrinkly sensation still lingering on – much less tangible than other cheap protectors though.

Heat Retention​

As mentioned before, even though the product uses a breathable cotton top layer, the waterproof membrane is at least partly plastic, so there is some heat retention to be expected.

As with most other protectors, user feedback tells an ambiguous tale at best – some have found it pretty cool, while others have experienced some sweating. Ultimately, a lot comes down to personal tolerance and the prevailing climatic situation.

As an illustrative point though, users have reported being able to comfortably use this protector over a Tempurpedic mattress.

Warranty​

In a similar fashion to other products, the Luna mattress cover comes with a 15 year warranty that covers defects in manufacturing and fabric.

Care Instructions​

You can wash the protector with either cold or hot water, using only those detergents that don’t have any bleach in them. Bleach will wreak havoc with the waterproof membrane. Dry cleaning is also not allowed on account of the harsh chemicals involved in the process.

The cover can be tumble dried on low heat along with other bedding accessories such as sheets and towels. Drying on a higher setting will compromise the waterproofing, as will ironing the protector.

User Feedback​

After scouring through Luna mattress protector reviews left by consumers, I’ve found that the general opinion pertaining to core functionality is largely positive, with a few complaints of waterproofing failure sprinkled in between.

The complaints are probably due to improper care, which can result in damaged waterproofing – but in the event that this is a manufacturing defect, the 15 year warranty has you covered. Judging from the lack of negativity about the support department, the company seems to be doing its job as far as warranty coverage is concerned.

There have no issues with odor, but heat retention has definitely been reported to varying degrees. Furthermore, the cotton terry surface is not unnoticeable as the manufacturer claims.

Conclusion​

While this protector is not without its problems, the overall impression I got was one of high quality, a thing that can’t be easily said for much of what’s present in the market.

The cotton terry surface, if not entirely imperceptible, is a lot softer and breathable than artificial plastic – if it’s too much of a problem for you, you can always use a thicker sheet on top of the protector to nullify its effect. The waterproofing was thoroughly reliable, and the fact that protector does not use any PVC or phthalates to achieve it makes it even more impressive – even justifying the slightly more expensive price tag.

Combine this with vastly favorable user feedback, and the fact that the protector is backed by a 15 year warranty, and you’ve got a product that is thoroughly suited for use in a high-end bedding setup.

Don’t hesitate to leave any feedback / queries in the comment section down below – and if you found this review helpful, do remember to share it with friends who could benefit from it.​

Protect a Bed Mattress Protector Reviews

Protect a Bed Mattress Protector Reviews

Often it is seen that bedding manufacturers provide a very limited selection of mattress protectors – rather surprising considering the fact that consumers have now caught on to the fact that protectors are essential for keeping their bed hygienic and healthy, and for keeping the warranty on their expensive mattress intact.

Protect-a-bed is one company that stands far apart from much of the competition in this regard – with a dedicated mattress cover lineup consisting of dozens of products designed to cater to the needs of the most tightly budgeted consumer to the most extravagant one.

The diversity of their protectors compelled me to give them a thorough look, and I’ve put together my findings in this guide, backed by honest protect a bed mattress protector reviews, to hopefully introduce you to a company that could address some of your highly specific protector requirements.

Table Of Specifications

Product

Material

Supported Sizes

Waterproof

Allergen Proof

Bed Bug Proof

Warranty

Our Ratings

Protect-A-Bed Basic Mattress Protector

Polyester fabric surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King

Yes

Yes

No

3 years

Protect-A-Bed Premium Waterproof Mattress Protecto

Cotton terry surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King, Twin XXL

Yes

Yes

No

10 years

Protect-A-Bed Luxury Waterproof Mattress Protector

Eucalyptus fiber surface,polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King, Split California King

Yes

Yes

No

10 years

Protect-A-Bed Plush Waterproof Mattress Protector

Velour surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Yes

Yes

No

10 years

Protect-A-Bed AllerZip Smooth Encasement

Polyester fabric surface, polyurethane membrane

Twin, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King

Yes

Yes

Yes

10 years

About The Company

Operating under the motto of ‘Every Mattress Needs Protection’, Protect-A-Bed has been offering a varied range protective bedding products to consumers for 34 years; presently, the company has establishments in 45 countries, and is regarded as a global leader as far as innovation in mattress protection goes.

The company’s proprietary Miracle Membrane® waterproofing reliably keeps liquids from coming into contact with the mattress surface, while their SecureSeal® and BugLock® technologies in conjunction with a three-sided zippered enclosure, keep bed bugs at bay in their encasement lineup. The products bear the Good Housekeeping Seal of quality, and have been rated as Class 1 Medical Devices by the FDA.

Ultimately, the company’s entire philosophy is based on the fact that mattresses demand hygienic protection because we spend a large part of our life on them. Protect-A-Bed has understood and embraced the fact that protectors are the new in thing as consumers become aware of the threats that moisture, allergens and other invasive bodies pose to their beds.​

Quick Facts About The Lineup

  • The Miracle Membrane® barrier is waterproof but still allows air to pass through, to ensure better cooling than much of the competition.
  • Products using various types of fabrics are available: Cotton Terry, New Age Tencel, Plush Velour, Smooth Cotton, and Smooth Polyester.
  • Certain products can be purchased with additional cotton toweling that enhances the absorbency of the surface for superior protection against spills.
  • The products are fire retardant compliant, and tested free of harmful substances.
  • Both classic fitted-sheet style five-sided protectors, and encasement type six-sided protectors are available.

Diversity

One of the most striking aspects of Protect-A-Bed’s lineup is the sheer volume of products available – and these aren’t just fillers with minor differences to make the whole thing look big – the products are meaningfully unique in most cases: from standard polyester to soft terry cotton surfaces; from regular waterproofing to advanced eucalyptus fiber augmented waterproofing; from cot to California king sizes; from ultra-cheap to ultra-luxurious.

This points to a manufacturer that actually wants to cater to every consumer who uses a mattress!​

Core Protection

The Miracle Membrane® waterproofing system used in Protect-A-Bed mattress covers is – by and large – extremely effective at keeping both liquids, as well as allergens such as dust mites and dander, away from your mattress.

Users have attested to the fact that even the cheapest of these protectors can restrict the spills to its surface and shield the underlying bedding from damage. The encasement type protectors, with their proprietary BugLock technology, have also been found to be thoroughly reliable at keeping bed bugs out, and again, this comes straight from consumer feedback.​

Comfort

The mainstream Protect-A-Bed protectors are super thin and stretchy, to ensure a clean fit on all mattress depths; the air porous membrane is designed to leave the overall feel of the mattress unaltered. Many users agree with this claim, praising even the budget offerings about how unobtrusive and cool they are compared to other products.

Moving on to the more expensive Protect-A-Bed products, for instance those with Tencel or Velour surfaces, and you’ve got a degree of softness that almost completely negates the slight plasticity of the underlying waterproof membrane.​

Long Term Reliability

I have noted quite a few complaints about how a protector that worked fine for the first few accidents, eventually failed and let the fluid soak through after six months or so (after it had been washed a few times, that is).

While washing any protector will eventually cause its waterproofing membrane to fail, the volume of these complaints for Protect-A-Bed’s products was slightly higher than the competition – so I’ll recommend that you be extra careful in observing the laundering guidelines they have provided (discussed further on), and not wash the protectors unnecessarily.​

Good Housekeeping Seal

The Good Housekeeping Limited Warranty Seal is an independent third party guarantee of quality that ensures a refund of as much as $2000 (or complete replacement / repair), if the manufacturer fails to do so on their own. The seal is only given to a product that has first been rigorously tested for quality and reliability.

Health safety

The manufacturer states that their products are 100% free of pesticides (often used to combat allergens more aggressively). Furthermore, the protectors care an FDA Class 1 Medical Device rating, which certifies that they are a low risk product with minimal regulatory controls. The encasements have been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Warranty

Protect-A-Bed protectors come with a variable time period limited warranty depending on the particular product you purchase. The warranty covers defects in workmanship and material.

Furthermore, if you purchase the protector and a brand new mattress from the same authorized dealer, Protect-A-Bed will also cover damages done to the mattress surface as a result of defects in the protector.​

That said, it is advisable you go through the fine print yourself, as some users have reported that their warranty claims were rejected because of a seemingly innocent clause that they missed, but Protect-A-Bed’s customer support department didn’t.​

You’ll need the product code as well as the purchase invoice at the time of making the claim.​

Care Instructions

It goes without saying that the care instructions must be followed to the hilt if you want the warranty claim to hold. Here’s how to wash your protector to make sure the warranty isn’t voided:

  • Before using the protector for the first time, make sure you wash it and dry it (as described below), to allow the waterproofing layer to get properly sealed.
  • The protector must be laundered ASAP after an incident has occurred, without the use of any bleach or similar alternative.
  • Medium temperature setting should be used in the dryer, making sure that towels or bed linens are present at the same time (the protector must never be dried alone).

Top Rated Protect A Bed Mattress Protector Reviews

Protect-A-Bed Basic Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Materials:  Polyester fabric surface, polyurethane membrane.
  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof: No.
  • 3 Years Warranty.

The surface is made from a fast-drying, smooth jersey knit polyester fabric, and the waterproofing mechanism consists of the signature Miracle Membrane® that also protects against dust mites, dead skin, pollen, dander, mildew and mold.

The overall construction is of the fitted sheet variety, and the material stretches nicely over the mattress to be largely unobtrusive – as is attested by multiple users. The membrane is air permeable, so the protector runs a bit cooler than what you would normally expect in this price range.

The general feedback about the product has been very positive – with users praising its effectiveness as well as the way it didn’t have a perceptible effect on the feel of the mattress. Some noisiness was undoubtedly present, but it did not impact the quality of sleep.

That said, there have also been a few complaints about waterproofing failure from the get go – and considering how this is a cheap product, such cases are unavoidable. But according to some users, the company has been less than forthcoming in standing by the provided 3 year warranty, which is why I will advise you to thoroughly test this product on a spare sheet before you use it on your expensive mattress.​

Pros

  • Inexpensive.
  • Generally reliable core protection.
  • ​Does not noticeably alter bed feel.
  • 3 year limited warranty.

Cons

  • Few complaints of waterproofing failure.
  • Very slightly noisy.

Recommended For

This is a simple, affordable mattress cover that should appeal to consumers on a budget who want to reliably secure their mattress against major threats.

Protect-A-Bed Premium Waterproof Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Materials: Cotton terry surface, polyurethane membrane.
  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King, Twin XXL.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof: No
  • 10 Years Warranty.

The surface is made from cotton terry fabric that not only makes for a far more comfortable sleeping experience, but also has better absorbency to ensure that the fluid doesn’t pool up and interrupt your sleep.

The waterproofing is the same Miracle Membrane® found in other products by the manufacturer, and is equally effective, so long as you follow the proper washing instructions: there have been a few people who have ended up ruining their protector within a few years because of incorrect laundering.

The majority of the consumers have commended the protector for its comfort, discretion and reliability – some stating that it has lasted them for as many as 9 years without a hitch!

The scattered complaints about defective performance can’t be ignored either though, so you should give the mattress a preliminary test before putting it on a pricey mattress – especially considering the fact that consumers have had warranty troubles with this product too.​

Pros

  • Unnoticeable, absorbent and comfortable sleeping surface.
  • Generally reliable performance.
  • 10 year limited warranty.

Cons

  • Scattered waterproofing failure issues.
  • Somewhat expensive.

Recommended For

This model is for those individuals who want a softer and absorbent surface material than run-of-the-mill spun polyester.

Protect-A-Bed Luxury Waterproof Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Materials: Eucalyptus fiber surface,polyurethane membrane.
  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King, Split California King
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof: No
  • 10 years Warranty.

The top surface is comprised of Lyocell Tencel derived from eucalyptus trees, which provides a completely organic, cool and almost-fleece like comfort for the sleeper without appreciably altering the feeling of the mattress underneath it. Additionally, it wicks away moisture, limits the growth of bacteria and is inherently hypoallergenic.

The underlying waterproofing is the staple Miracle Membrane which effectively blocks out fluids and tiny allergens while letting air to pass through. This, together with the eucalyptus fiber surface, results in one of the coolest sleeping experiences around.

Complaints about this product’s reliability have been minimal, with only a few users running into manufacturing defects - these can easily be covered with the 10 year warranty accompanying it. Overall, the feedback is extremely positive, with particular praise directed at reliability, noiselessness, fitting and comfort.

While this organic comfort does come at a steeper price, it is perfect for completing an elite luxury bedding setup.​

Pros

  • Fully organic sleeping surface.
  • Superb cooling and comfort.
  • Inherently anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic.
  • Dependable core performance.
  • 10 year limited warranty.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Very limited complaints about manufacturing defects.

Recommended For

The Luxury Waterproof Mattress Protector is for those consumers who are extra sensitive about their bed’s temperature, and can’t tolerate it rising more than a few degrees due to the inclusion of a mattress cover.

Protect-A-Bed Plush Waterproof Mattress Protector

Key Points

  • Materials: Velour surface, polyurethane membrane.
  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King.
  • ​Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof: No
  • 10 years Warranty.

The velour surface on top achieves this with its velvety soft, luxurious texture – but don’t confuse this with the plushness you normally associate with couches and cushions – this one is quite subtle. It is absorbent enough to take the moisture away from your body so you don’t wake up in a pool of sweat / fluid at night.

Furthermore, the surface has a ‘stick’ to it which will keep the bed sheet on top of it firmly in place – a major problem with regular plastic surface protectors. The usual waterproof membrane reliably protects your mattress against spills, allergens and other common threats.

This particular model has also been certified by the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, a third party testing system that checks products for consumer safety based on both regulated and unregulated harmful materials, so if you’re extra concerned about a healthy sleep environment, this might be worth a look.

The user feedback has been almost unanimously positive, with many consumers noting the luxuriously comfortable feel of the protector. In case you do run into an issue, there’s a 10 year limited warranty backing the product.

Pros

  • Ultra-soft, absorbent, comfortable surface.
  • Velour texture keeps sheet in place.
  • Certified safe by Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex.
  • 10 year limited warranty.

Cons

  • Somewhat pricey.

Recommended For

The Plush Mattress Protector is designed for individuals who want to safeguard their mattress against spills and allergens without having to deal with the plastic feel of typical protectors at all.

Protect-A-Bed AllerZip Smooth Encasement

Key Points

  • Materials: Polyester fabric surface, polyurethane membrane.
  • Available in Twin, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King.
  • Waterproof.
  • ​Allergen Proof.
  • Bed Bug Proof: Yes
  • 10 years Warranty.

Thanks to its six sided design which envelopes the mattress and its BugLock Secure Seal three-sided zipper, bugs that have already burrowed in will be trapped inside, and those that are in your room will be kept out – in short, you can disinfect your room and sleep in peace without worrying about a bed bug bite.

In addition to the bed bug protection, the encasement also serves the usual roles of a waterproof, allergen proof shield for your mattress. It incorporates the same Miracle Membrane® waterproofing system found in Protect-A-Bed’s other products, that keeps liquids out but let’s air pass through.

The surface is composed of tightly woven polyester fabric that, according to consumers, fits the mattress perfectly and does not feel like cheap plastic at all. That said, you should expect slight noisiness because it is plastic after all.

To solidify their claims of its effectiveness, the manufacturer has acquired a Certified asthma and allergy friendly™ rating from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Furthermore, it has been certified to be bed bug proof by a third party entomology laboratory.

Consumers have been thoroughly satisfied with the bed bug proofing capability as well as the overall comfort and performance of this product – I only came across a single complaint of bed bug proofing failure, and that may have been due to rough handling of the encasement itself.​

In any case, the product comes with a 10 year warranty from the manufacturer to cover against defects.​

Pros

  • Unshakeable bed bug protection.
  • Shields against liquid spills and allergens.
  • Discreet and tight fitting polyester surface.
  • Certified from multiple third party bodies.
  • 10 year limited warranty.

Cons

  • Slightly expensive.

Recommended For

The AllerZip Smooth Encasement protector is for those users who are dealing with (or foresee themselves dealing with) a bed bug infestation.

Conclusion

You’ve reached the end of my guide, and will have undoubtedly gotten a glimpse at the diversity I was talking about at the start. You will also have seen that in spite of the third party backed reputation of reliability and big-brand status, Protect-A-Bed suffers from two common problems in the industry: quality control and stingy warranty.

That said, the situation is not as bad as consumer reviews online make it seem – especially in the high end protector department. This is why the best Protect A Bed Mattress protector in my opinion is the Luxury Waterproof model with its cool, moisture-wicking, allergen / bacteria repelling, comfortable eucalyptus fiber surface. The underlying waterproofing may be identical to the rest of the lineup, but the Tencel surface goes a long way in creating one of the most luxuriously practical sleeping surfaces around.

The expensive price point may be a turnoff if you’re on a budget, but you could always go with the Premium Waterproof Mattress protector with its terry cotton absorbent surface – just make sure you thoroughly test it before putting it on a premium mattress.

SureGuard Mattress Protector Review

SureGuard Mattress Protector Review

One of the biggest complaints about mattress protectors is that, in the quest to keep fluids and allergens away from your mattress, they put comfort and unobtrusiveness on the backseat.

Given the fact that even the best mattress covers (regardless of what the manufacturer says) tends to get a little warm during the night, the added discomfort of a plastic feeling surface may be too much to bear for the sensitive sleepers.

The straightforward SureGuard Mattress protector, with its comfort oriented features (over the top of solid essential protection), is quite a refreshing sight in the market. I hope you’ll find my SureGuard Mattress Protector Review helpful in establishing whether it is a worthwhile purchase for you or not.​

Pros

  • Solid core performance.
  • Cotton terry surface is soft, without altering feel of underlying mattress.
  • Month long money back guarantee.
  • 10 year limited warranty.
  • Free of harmful chemicals.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Available in children bedding sizes.

Cons

  • Very slightly noisy.
  • Does get a little warm.

Specifications

Materials

Features

Sizes Available

Warranty

Cotton terry surface, breathable plastic membrane

Waterproof, hypo-allergenic

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King, Crib, Mini Crib

10 years + 30 day money back guarantee

A Breakdown of the SureGuard Mattress Protector

The SureGuard Mattress cover is a five sided product that is guaranteed to protect against liquids, dust mites and allergens, but it promises to do so in much more comfortable and convenient manner than most of the competition.

Its pure cotton terry surface is supposed to be soft and noiseless, without altering the overall feel of your mattress, and the fitted sheet style Flexi-Skirt technology lets you remove it and put it back on in a matter of minutes – enabling easy laundering.

The manufacturer also states that the protector uses a special breathable membrane that blocks fluids that could harm your mattress but allows air to pass through, so that you stay cool during the night and your mattress stays guarded.

This ability to transmit heat away from the surface makes it great for use with memory foam mattresses, which contour to your body profile based on the heat you emanate.

The protector is also free of harmful materials such as PVC, Vinyl and Phthalates, as well as harsh chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions. To solidify their claim about the protector being environmentally friendly, the manufacturer has acquired a GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low chemical emissions.

​These, and other pleasant features, have compelled me to do a review of this product that seemingly packs a lot of value for its asking price.

Features and Benefits​

Waterproofing

This is the chief reason behind getting a mattress protector – fluids seeping into your expensive mattress will compromise its performance / lifetime, and void its warranty. In this department, the SureGuard mattress protector performed thoroughly satisfactorily.

After pouring several ounces of water in middle of the protector to simulate a real life accident, I checked it regularly – even after two hours, there was no evidence of any moisture on the surface of the mattress, which is good enough for me.

While the protector worked fine in my test, there have been a few complaints about waterproofing failures, which could result from manufacturing defects and / or damage to the waterproof membrane from incorrect handling on part of the user.

In any case, to be safe, make sure you test the protector out on an old mattress / sheet before putting it on your expensive bedroom mattress.​

Dust Mite and Allergen Blocking

​It isn’t possible to test out this feature on a short notice, but if the impermeable barrier can block out water molecules, it can definitely hold out (comparatively) bigger bodies such as mites, dander, mildew and mold.

It should be kept in mind that protector is five sided, so bed bug protection is not possible.

Overall Feel

The surface is 100% cotton terry, as mentioned before, but unlike other such protectors that perceptibly alter the feel of the mattress, this one is barely detectable under the sheet, as attested by many users. Obviously, because of the underlying plastic waterproof membrane, some amount of noise is unavoidable, but it is a lot better compared to some of the cheap products floating in the market.

Heat Dissipation

In spite of the manufacturer’s claims of breathability, it would appear that the protector is not suitable for use in hotter climates – the air permissible waterproof layer simply cannot get rid of the heat fast enough, and you’ll end up feeling a little warm. This isn’t a problem in cooler climates, or for people who aren’t that sensitive to sleeping a bit hot.

That said, the breathability is indeed a lot better than other similar products lacking an active cooling mechanism, and as attested by users who have combined it with Tempurpedic mattresses, works well to preserve the feel of a memory foam surface (which responds to heat) while also securing it against common threats.​

Environment Friendliness

The product comes with a GREENGUARD Gold certification to attest to the fact that it does not produce harmful chemical emissions, thereby ensuring a safe and healthy environment for you and your family to sleep on. No vinyl, phthalates and PVC is used to make the waterproof membrane, which ensures that the product is odorless, and safe for those who are averse / allergic to harsh chemicals.

GREENGUARD Gold Certification is a strict third party standard which determines the safety of products for use by children and elderly individuals, in environments such as schools, hospitals and clinics. In other words, this protector is safe for use in kids’ bedrooms (kids are especially vulnerable to harmful chemicals).​

Overall Quality

The manufacturer claims that the protector is made from the best materials, and is checked against strict standards to maintain its durability and reliability, after each subsequent wash. But the truth is that there have been a few complaints about waterproofing failures.

Most of these are likely caused by not following the care instructions properly (since improper laundering can cause damage to the waterproof membrane), but some may also be due to a manufacturing problem. Other than these scattered reports though, the users have been generous in their praise of the protector’s reliability, subtleness, and comfort, which points to a product of good quality.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Surprising for a product this cheap, the SureGuard protector comes with a month long guarantee that lets you give it a try without worrying about a wasteful investment. If it doesn’t meet your requirements, you can return it and get your money back (minus shipping costs).

A guarantee that is this transparent clearly indicates that the manufacturer stands behind their offering. Note that this guarantee only applies to purchases made via Amazon.com.

Warranty

A 10 year warranty accompanies the protector, and covers defects in the fabric, laminate and zipper for the stated period. However the warranty is only valid if the care instructions have been followed properly.

Care Instructions

Before using it for the first time, make sure you machine wash and then dry the mattress cover. This is need to make the terry cotton absorbent and soft, and do away with any packing odors.

​Always machine wash, and be sure that the water temperature does not exceed 95F. Only use a mild detergent, that does not have any bleach in it (this can damage the waterproofing). Also, do not use any fabric softeners as they can adversely affect the absorbency of the terry cotton.

​Do not iron or dry clean; only tumble dry on a low heat setting or let it dry in the air.

User Feedback​

After scouring the feedback left by consumers who made the purchases online, it appears that this protector is quite effective at what it does: provide a comfortable, reliable and affordable solution for keeping your mattress safe against sources of harm.

There have been a few complaints pertaining to noisiness, but by and far, consumers agree that the protector does not change the overall feel of the mattress.

There have also been a few problems related to defective units that don’t hold out fluids, but judging by the way the customer support handles these, it appears that the 100% satisfaction guarantee isn’t just a shallow claim. However, it should once again be noted that many of these complaints seem to stem from incorrect laundering that damaged the waterproof membrane.

Conclusion​

This is one of those products that gets almost everything right in its price bracket, and does that with an air of ordinariness, so that it can escape the sight of new customers. It is reliably waterproof and allergen proof, a lot more comfortable and unobtrusive then all-plastic products, and does not pack any harmful chemicals that could impact your health (the last bit is certified from a reputed third party standard).

No product at this price is wholly free of manufacturing defects, but this one comes with a month long money back guarantee, in addition to the usual 10 year replacement warranty – and that says a lot about the confidence the manufacturer has in their workmanship.

Combine all this with vastly positive feedback from consumers, and you’ve got a very solid, no-nonsense mattress protector that just gets the job done.

Leave your feedback and queries in the comments section below, and be sure to share this with friends who are looking for something similar.

A review of the Linenspa Premium Mattress Protector

A review of the Linenspa Premium Mattress Protector

Mattresses, at least good ones, aren’t cheap – heck, even the cheapest ones cost more than a hundred bucks. Moisture happens to be one of the biggest threats to an exposed mattress – it seeps in, creates odor, encourages the growth of bacteria, and causes it to become a breeding ground for dust mites and bed bugs.

Ironically, our bodies are an excellent source of moisture during the night – our sweat alone, if allowed to seep into the mattress, is sufficient to cause the unpleasant consequences discussed above. And this is discounting the occasional accidents that happen to kids and indisposed elders.

Suffice to say, mattresses need to be protected if they are to remain conducive to sleep, and a mattress protector is the answer. But not everyone wants to spend a chunk of money on an aftermarket accessory either, especially if they’re strapped for cash.

Linenspa has a product that may help you out in such a scenario – here is my in-depth Linenspa Mattress Protector review to help you decide if it is worth your investment.

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Essentially soft and unobtrusive.
  • Easy fit / remove.
  • Core protection features work reliably.
  • 10 year warranty.

Cons

  • Made entirely of plastic materials, so it does make some noise and feel slightly crinkly.
  • Sensitive to improper maintenance.

Specifications

Materials

Pocket Depth:

Sizes Available

Warranty

Surface & Sidewall 100% polyester

Backing 100% polyurethane

Depth: 6” – 18”

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King

10 years limited

Enter the Linenspa Premium Waterproof Mattress Protector

This offering from Linenspa is meant to be a budget solution – so don’t attach premium quality, luxurious aspirations to it.

That said, the Linenspa Premium Waterproof Mattress Protector, made out of polyurethane and vinyl, is designed to provide reliable protection against fluids, allergens and stains for your mattress, at a price that amounts to a tiny fraction of even the cheapest mattress.​

The thin, breathable top layer is intended to provide a comfortable sleeping surface, minus the typical plastic feel associated with budget protectors (as per the manufacturer). The layer is hypoallergenic too, so it keeps common allergens such as dust mites and fungi from entering your mattress. Polyurethane backing keeps the fluids out.​

Given its cheap nature, it is an excellent choice for securing your guest mattress from a night time spill (particularly when young children are involved), or even for your own mattress’s security, given you’re able to tolerate the problems associated with plastic.

Here’s what I found while testing the manufacturer’s claims:

Features and Benefits​

Protection

According to Linenspa, their mattress cover offers total protection against fluids, while also providing essential shielding against common allergens. From what I’ve gleaned from user feedback, the cover definitely lives up to its claims as far as waterproofing goes.

Even after the fluid has been allowed to stay on the surface for several hours, there is virtually no seepage – it stays as a pool on top of the protector, and does not even slide away to the sides and compromise the mattress from there.

The underlying thin plastic film also does its job in terms of keeping dust mites out – but since the cover is five sided, the back of your mattress is exposed - so you shouldn’t expect this protector to safeguard against bed bugs effectively.

Build​

The product has elastic sides which go over the mattress like a fitted sheet, so putting it on and removing it for washing is no hassle. The surface is 100% polyester – soft brushed, so it is softer than run-of-the-mill covers made out of regular plastic. The underlying backing is 100% polyurethane, to keep fluids out of the mattress completely.

The top surface has been made breathable, according to Linenspa, to prevent their customers from sleeping hot. In spite of this, it able to keep out dander, dust mites and dead skin flakes, all of which can seriously compromise the lifetime of your mattress and your own wellbeing.​

One noteworthy aspect of this protector is that even its elastic sides have been made waterproof – so even if the liquid slides to the sides, it won’t make its way inside. This is a common complaint with cheap protectors, that their waterproofing is limited to the top surface only. Depending on the size you opt for, the protector can fit mattresses with depths ranging from 6 to 18 inches.

​Comfort

Even though the product is touted as being noiseless and soft, I knew it would be a surprise if this really was the case. A sub-$20 protector made primarily from plastic simply can’t achieve that. Indeed, this was the case: while the noise was lower than some of the competition, it was definitely present and perceptible.​

The softness was adequate, considering the cost and materials involved, but for the more sensitive sleepers, I’ll recommend using an extra cover on top to negate the somewhat wrinkly feel of the protector. However, in spite of the noise and slight crinkliness, the mattress cover was not obtrusive enough to disrupt my sleep.

Thermal Profile​

The cover is ultra-thin, with a breathable top layer, even though it is made of polyester and polyurethane, it performs rather admirably in terms of dissipating heat. Multiple users have reported that it stays surprisingly cool during the night, but I suspect part of it has to do with the ambient conditions they’re sleeping in too.

Warranty​

A 10 year limited warranty is provided by Linenspa, covering defects in workmanship and materials. Normal wear and tear is not covered, as well as damage caused by incorrect maintenance. Pretty much standard fare as far as terms and conditions are concerned, but still, this goes a long way to indicate that they have confidence in their offering – even if it costs under 20 bucks.

Care Instructions​

With low end products like these, it is important to follow the care instructions to the hilt if you want them to perform for a long time. With this protector, make sure you use only a tiny amount of washing powder. Tumble dry after, on a low heat setting.

Using a setting higher than 125 Fahrenheit will affect the waterproof layer. Indeed, this could be the cause for some of the negative feedback this product has received for its waterproofing (that the majority praised quite clearly).

User Feedback​

As discussed above, the biggest reservation about the product that I gathered from user feedback was that its protection did not last after multiple washes. Since the manufacturer has deliberately made it very thin (so as to be unobtrusive), it is very much possible that rough handling could compromise its lifetime.

There were no major complaints of odor, and the allergen barrier seems to work as advertised too. In terms of surface feel, there were both those who found no plastic sensation at all, and those who couldn’t tolerate it. I guess it comes down to personal preference, but if you fall in the latter camp, it is nothing an extra sheet on top won’t solve.

This seems to be one of those rare cheap products with a warranty that actually delivers if needed – since there were multiple complaints, and the support department did resolve them.

Conclusion​

Ultimately, I find this to protector to be a very reasonable bargain for its asking price – provided you follow proper care and maintenance instructions, it yields dependable essential protection for your mattress against threats like fluids, allergens and odors.

Obviously, given its polyester / polyurethane composition, it won’t work in a luxury bed setup where everything has to be completely comfortable and in harmony, but the thinness of this protector does make it low-profile enough to have negligible impact on the sleep quality of all but the most sensitive sleepers.

Combine this with a 10 year warranty that the manufacturer does live up to, and this is one of the best budget mattress protectors out there.

If you’ve got a question, or comment, do leave it in the comments below, and I’ll get back to you promptly.​

Malouf Mattress Protector Review

The biggest problem with mattress protectors flooding the market nowadays is that – in spite of being functional in terms of waterproofing and allergen blocking – they run hot and noisy during the night. Basically, you have to compromise on the quality of your sleep to ensure that the quality of your mattress is not compromised!

I think, and you’ll probably agree, that this renders the whole point of having a good bed void – fortunately, some manufacturers also share this view, and one of them is Malouf. Although their Sleep Tite line of mattress protectors has something for all budgets, they’ve taken the time to create higher end protectors that expressly provide essential protection without making your night a hot mess.

Malouf Encase Sleep Tite Mattress Protector

One of my favorites from among their higher priced offerings is the Sleep Tite Encase® Omniphase™ Mattress Protector, which uses proprietary materials in its construction to minimize heating during the night. Impressed as I was with Malouf’s claims about its performance, I decided to do an in-depth Malouf mattress protector review to provide an honest appraisal of its capabilities to my readers.

Pros

  • Soft and comfortable top surface.
  • Tencel fiber wicks away moisture.
  • Omniphase material actively regulates surface temperature.
  • Reliable core protection.
  • Protects against bed bugs, in addition to other common allergens.
  • 15 year limited warranty.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Not completely free of plastic sensation.
  • Difficult to put on mattress alone.

Specifications

Materials

Support Depth

Sizes Available

Warranty

Tencel with H2Pro fluid proof membrane, Omniphase phase changing material

6 – 22 inches (for all sizes)

Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, Split Queen, King, Split King, California King, Split California King

15 Years Limited

Enter the Malouf Sleep Tite Encase® Omniphase™ Mattress Protector

Malouf have an established reputation as a manufacturer of high quality, dependable bedding solutions – and on the surface, the Encase Omniphase mattress cover seems to promise as much.

‘Omniphase’ is the name given to the special material used in the protector to make it feel a lot cooler than the competition, and the cover also uses ‘Tencel’, a proprietary fabric, to enhance its moisture removing ability, so you don’t have to sleep in a pool of your sweat (or worse), as is common with low-budget offerings.

Besides this, the protector is six sided, and uses patented Micro-Tite zipping technology to keep bed bugs, among other allergens, out. All these are pretty sweet features, and point to a product that can be used as part of a premium bedding setup where comfort and relaxation are prioritized.

However, we can’t really take them at face value – and that’s why I’ve done a feature by feature investigation to ascertain the truth in these claims.

Construction

The protector has a six-sided form factor, pretty much identical to an encasement, as opposed to the more prevalent five sided, fitted-sheet style favored by protectors in general. A layer of phase changing material (Omniphase) is incorporated to promote temperature regulation, so that the protector feels just right in a wide range of ambient conditions.

Six Sided Protection

Tencel fabric is used to take moisture away from your body, instead of having it pool up and affect your sleep. The protector uses a lab-certified H2Pro® liquid-proof membrane, which is touted as being both breathable and quiet.

These materials are assimilated in a ventilated, durable, elastic, and most importantly, waterproof protector that envelopes your mattress completely. The mattress cover can fit mattresses ranging from 6” to 22” in depth, which is quite a wide margin compared to the market average.

That said, installing this six sided protector may be an exercise in frustration for a lone individual – I personally was unable to figure out how to put on the cover over my 18” deep mattress by myself, and had to invite a friend over for tea to coax them into helping me!

Protection

The H2Pro membrane is responsible for basic waterproofing and allergen blocking (I’m talking about dust, dust mites, dead skin, dander and the like). Tencel fabric then wicks away the moisture from the product, thanks to its superior breathability and absorbency, compared to even cotton based protectors!

You would be concerned that if the protector absorbs fluids, it may not be easy to get rid of the accumulated mess even after laundering. However, I found that after a prolonged spill test, the protector works just as advertised: it absorbs the fluid without letting it seep to your mattress, and you can easily wash it out via a standard wash and dry cycle. No hint of coloring remains after the protector has been allowed to dry.

In terms of allergen control, the protector performs completely satisfactorily – the six sided, tightly zippered, elastic enclosure that it creates ensures no pests can compromise your mattress from any angle. Bed bugs, in particular, are kept out effectively in this manner (since regular five sided protection leaves the mattress’s back exposed: a perfect entry point for these nasty insects).

Protection Features

Surface Feel

Tencel Surface

Once again, Tencel saves the day: besides being breathable and absorbent, it is soft too, therefore you can expect a snug, unperturbed sleep with this protector. Bear in mind though that the H2Pro membrane still produces a slight plastic sensation – and depending upon your tolerance (and the thickness of your bedsheet) – you may find it hard to ignore.

For the vast majority of consumers though, the product was comfortable and synergized well with their mattresses.

Heat Retention & Sound

This is where, according to the manufacturer, the Encase protector really shines – here’s what I think:

In terms of getting rid of excess heat, the phase changing material used in the protector does indeed work by absorbing excess heat and releasing it away from the surface so you get a cooler sleep experience. Plenty of users, too, have attested to its superior cooling as compared to run of the mill products.

That said, your body type, the overall composition of your bed, the ambient conditions, will all play a role in how the protector performs; it’s just that this one will perform better than regular plastic / cotton. And if, given you’re sleeping in tropical weather, you do sweat a bit – the Tencel will simply wick away the moisture, thereby still ensuring a much more comfortable experience than cheap protectors.

Omniphase Material For Heat Dissipation

That said, the protector wasn’t completely noiseless – better than conventional covers – but definitely audible. However, by now, I’ve learned to accept that all manufacturers tend to exaggerate this point to attract consumers.

User Feedback

The general feedback from users has been very positive – something I can attest to after scouring dozens of Malouf mattress protector reviews left by consumers online. Lavish praise has been directed at its snug fitting, softness, core protection and coolness.

There have been very scattered complaints pertaining to waterproofing failure, and some issues with noisiness, but the majority is clearly happy with the product’s performance. In any case, even if you do run into a hiccup, the 15 year long warranty has you covered.

Care Instructions

The protector should be washed initially before using it. You can launder it in either hot or cold water, but don’t exceed the 120F mark. A mild non-alkaline detergent is recommended, one that doesn’t contain any harsh whitening chemicals or bleach.

While line drying is the recommended way, you can tumble dry on low heat, too, along with your other bedding accessories. Just makes sure you don’t over dry or use a temperature setting beyond 125F, as this will cause damage to the waterproof membrane and compromise the lifetime of the product. Ironing and dry cleaning are not allowed.

Warranty

There’s a 15 year limited warranty accompanying this protector, which covers defects in workmanship as well as mattress protector materials. The warranty also covers any stains on the mattress caused by these defects, provided you’re the original purchaser of the protector.

A sales receipt is required for processing the warranty. Note that the warranty shall be void if you do not follow care instructions properly, or otherwise subject the protector to abuse.

Conclusion

It is rare to find a mattress protector that exudes an aura of quality, but as is evident from my Encase mattress protector review, this one seems to nail it almost perfectly:

With its combination of laboratory tested, proprietary design practices and materials, it achieves dependable essential protection against fluids, allergens and bed bugs, while also staying cool and comfortable for the most part. While a slight plastic feel still escapes the protector, it is much more subtle than what is typically expected in mattress covers.

The protector is doubtlessly expensive, but its multitude of premium features, coupled with a 15 year warranty (that even covers mattress stains to an extent), more than justify the expense for someone in need of a high end protective solution for their luxury mattress.

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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.

Top rated AllerEase Zippered Mattress Protector Reviews

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.

The Best Mattress Protectors On The Market – Buyers Guide

The Best Mattress Protectors On The Market - Buyers Guide

Keeping your mattress protected is the best thing that you can do to ensure the longevity of your bed. Not only that, but it also helps to keep your warranty intact. If anything were to spill on it, your warranty would be void. I can personally attest to the fact that mattress companies do not take back beds that have been soaked in sweat or have stains on them. So, with this said, I want to make sure that you are able to easily find the best mattress protector for your bed to keep your mattress fresh, clean, and covered.

Looking for something for bed bugs? We recommend a mattress encasement.​

Best Mattress Protector Comparisons

Brand

Special Feature

Weight

Warranty

Prices

Our Ratings

LUNA

Hypoallergenic

1 pound

10 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

$$$$$

Read Our Review

SKY Bedding

Hypoallergenic

2.1 pounds

Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty​

$$

Read Our Review

Sleep Tite

Hypoallergenic

2 pounds

15 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

$$$$

Read Our Review

SafeRest

Hypoallergenic

1 pound

10 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

$$$

Read Our Review

LinenSpa

Hypoallergenic

1.6 pounds

10 Year Manufacturer's Warranty​

$

Read Our Review

What Are They For?

As I said earlier, mattress protectors help to ensure that your bed stays protected to make it last longer and keep it covered under warranty, but, they are not only good for that. They are ideal for allergy protection, bedwetting protection, comfort and more.

Allergies

Dust mites are one of the leading dust allergy triggers while you are sleeping or in bed. If you suffer from sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, red, itchy or watery eyes, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing, or itching, you probably have a dust allergy that is set off by the mites or pet dander. Not only can you suffer from those various symptoms, but a dust mite allergy is a very common cause for asthma in children. One simple way you can prevent these allergies is to protect your bed with a hypoallergenic protector.

Bedwetting

Also known as “nighttime incontinence”, bedwetting is a common occurrence in children and elderly adults with bladder control issues. The most common protector for this issue are made from vinyl and can sometimes be referred to as “plastic sheets”. They can be easily wiped clean and can last quite a few years if taken care of properly. If one of these are on your bed, you are helping to keep moisture away from the mattress, which can cause a void in your warranty and a not so nice smell in your room.

Comfort

Yup, it is as simple as that, a protector for comfort. Some people do like to keep their mattresses protected from sweat, dust, dander, spills, and bed bugs, but they also like to add just a touch of softness as well. You can find mattress protectors that have comfort fill that acts like a pillow top for your bed. So, instead of spending the extra money on a fancy pillow top mattress, you can save a few hundred or even thousands of dollars by investing in a fluffy cotton protector.

Types Of Mattress Protectors

Unlike other products, you can get mattress protectors in a variety of different textures, materials, depths and more because not everyone has the same preference. I would like show you how many different options you have when it comes to purchasing the best mattress cover for you.

Membrane Versus Non-Membrane

These options are ideal for those who suffer from allergies. Membrane covers help to protect your bed by offering a waterproof top with a non-fabric barrier. You can also get this option with a zipper that helps to protect your mattress from bed bugs.

Non-Membrane covers feel similar to cotton and have a tightly woven fabric that does not allow the allergens to pass through the barrier. They are silent, lightweight, and comfortable, but they do not have the waterproof effect like the membrane covers do.​

Fitted Versus Zippered

When choosing between fitted and zippered, you should keep your strength and bug protection preference in mind. If you want to protect yourself against bed bugs and other critters that could enter your mattress, you are going to want a zippered protector. This will ensure that the entire bed is protected because it wraps the entire thing from top to bottom.

​Fitted protectors are quick and simple to install and they do not involve you picking up the mattress. They are just like a fitted sheet and usually have elastic edges to keep it in place. These types, however, only protect against moisture, sweat, mildew, etc. They will not keep the bed safe from bugs.

Organic Versus Non-Organic

You read it right, there are such things are organic mattress protectors. Organic protectors are made from all-natural fibers that were grown without the use of harmful chemicals, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. They also help to provide a healthier sleeping environment by protecting against allergens with their hypoallergenic properties. These are great for those who have allergies, eczema, delicate skin or asthma.

If you are an an environmental advocate, it is another reason to go with organic because they are better for the environment. Instead of using potentially harmful and dangerous pesticides, farmers use sustainable farming methods when growing their cotton, helping to make these protectors biodegradable. On the downside, these are more expensive since they are organic.

Also, make sure you are actually getting a 100% natural cover if you are choosing organic. Sometimes, companies will tell you that their product is organic when they really aren’t. All you need to look for is the GOTS label. This stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and is only used if something is 100% natural.

Non-organic mattress protectors are usually made with flame retardants and other unhealthy chemicals and materials such as vinyl and urethane, which are most commonly used in the waterproof covers. Non-organic products are filled with toxins and may not be as healthy for you or your children. The only upside to these are that they are less expensive and have more options.​

Vinyl Versus Urethane

This applies to a mattress protector that is deemed “waterproof”. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone complain that their protector was not 100% waterproof. Well, the problem with this is that not all of these covers are made with the same materials and are sometimes only “water resistant” rather than waterproof. Also, not all waterproof protectors are made the same and each have their own different features.

A vinyl barrier tends to not be breathable, but they are more economical. They are also very noisy and take more time to dry. If you are someone who does not like to be warm while you sleep, vinyl would not be an ideal choice for you because they tend to be hot to sleep on.

A vinyl barrier tends to not be breathable, but they are more economical. They are also very noisy and take more time to dry. If you are someone who does not like to be warm while you sleep, vinyl would not be an ideal choice for you because they tend to be hot to sleep on.

Urethane barriers, on the other hand, allow heat transfer and they will stay cool during the summer and warm in the winter. They are generally more quiet than vinyl and they wash and dry at a faster rate of time. The downside is that they cost more, but, they do last longer, so the additional cost is probably well worth it.​

How Do They Differ?

Contrary to what some may believe, mattress protectors differ from mattress pads and encasements for many reasons. A lot of people will buy a pad thinking that it will protect their bed, but they don’t always do that, this is why it is important to know the difference.

Protectors

Protectors are usually like a fitted sheet. They fit on your bed, based on size, and help to protect your mattress against allergens, moisture, bacteria and more. These are generally much cheaper than encasements and pads, but they offer more protection against liquids. Although, this is not always the case if the protector is not completely waterproof.

Encasements

Encasements are more for bed bug protection. Yes, they do offer complete coverage for your mattress, but they are not always waterproof. They will keep the bed bugs away, but they will not keep liquid out which could void your warranty.

Toppers

A mattress topper is more for comfort than protection.They are usually in memory foam or eggshell form and are a few inches thick. A lot of people will go out and buy a pad but find that they get ruined just as quickly as a mattress without a protector on it. These are also way more expensive with little to no protection.

Mattress Protector Reviews

Luna Premium Hypoallergenic 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector-Queen

Key Points

  • 12 x 3.5 x 12 inches
  • 1 pound
  • ​Waterproof
  • ​Hypoallergenic
  • Fits up to 18”
  • 10-year warranty

To ensure that everyone has the option to choose the Luna Mattress Protector, they have 7 sizes to choose from that fit any standard size bed. They also took the added precaution and designed a Sure-Fit sizing band that fits up to 18 inch mattresses. They also went ahead and added a waterproof membrane that protects your bed from spills and moisture. If it gets wet, just take it off and throw it in the washer per manufacturer instructions.

​This protector is also ideal for those who may be suffering from allergies. It helps to prevent allergy triggers from getting through the membrane material while also allowing the mattress to breathe. We can thank the exclusive Airflow technology for this feature.

The microscopic pores allow air to pass through while blocking anything else that shouldn’t. The hypoallergenic cotton terry surface will not disrupt sleep from being noisy like vinyl does. It will also not change the feel of your mattress. If for any reason you need to return the Luna, you are covered by a 10-year warranty.

Pros

  • Noiseless
  • True fit
  • Good quality construction
  • Breathable
  • Truly waterproof
  • 10-year warranty
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Lightweight
  • No smell

Cons

  • Some people still slept hot
  • Complaints of leaks
  • Stretched out

Recommended For

Ideal for those who may be suffering from allergies.


Sky Bedding 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector-Queen

Key Points

  • 60 x 80 inches
  • 2.1 pounds
  • Waterproof
  • ​Hypoallergenic
  • Fits up to 22”
  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty

Sky Bedding has created a mattress protector that is ideal for keeping your mattress dry and clean, guaranteed. This hypoallergenic cover helps to protect your bed from stains, moisture, spills, and more. It is extremely easy to put on and it can be washed in the washing machine, no matter what size.

This protector can fit a mattress up to a whopping 22” and will stay in place without hassle. As it is on your bed, it will help to protect you against pesky allergens and germs. You may no longer wake up to red, itchy eyes, a stuffy or runny nose, and you won’t have to spend half of your night sneezing and sniffling due to dust mites or other triggers.

You will also not have to worry about crinkly sounds or noisy movement during the night since this protector is not made from vinyl, PVC or phthalates, which is what normally makes the crinkle sound on the waterproof barrier. The tind cover will leave your mattress just as comfortable as it has always been. You will also not sleep hot with the breathable cotton terry surface.​

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Deep pockets-can fit a topper
  • Noiseless
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Affordable
  • Doesn’t change feel of mattress
  • Easy to wash
  • Doesn’t cause hot sleeping
  • Fits perfectly

Cons

  • Complaints of it not being breathable
  • A few complaints of leaks
  • Stretched out

Sleep Tite by Malouf® Hypoallergenic 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector-Queen

Key Points

  • 60 x 80 inches
  • 2 pounds
  • ​Waterproof
  • ​Hypoallergenic
  • Fits up to 22”
  • 15-year warranty

Fitting at an amazing 16 sizes, the Sleep Tite has an option for literally everyone, which includes RV size beds and cribs/cots. You will also find that these fitted sheet style protectors fit mattresses up to 22” deep and protects against all fluids thanks to its 100% waterproof barrier. Since the average person can lose up to 1 liter of liquid a night, the Sleep Tite has the capability to absorb up to that 1 liter with its polyurethane membrane.

The way this protector works is by preventing the accumulation of moisture and skin sheddings that escapes our bodies each night. These flakes mixed with moisture is the perfect feeding and breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites. Dust mites have been a proven factor in children’s asthma, a trigger for those who have asthma, and one of the leading causes of eczema. This protector cuts off all food supplies to these mites and kills them off, thus, reducing allergies.

A great bonus feature of this protector is that it helps body heat to pass through the mattress resulting in a cooler night of sleep. The fabric will not change the feel of your mattress as it conforms to the shape of it naturally.​

Pros

  • PVC, Vinyl, and Phthalate free
  • Naturally absorbs moisture
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to put on
  • Easy to wash
  • No overheating
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Deep pockets
  • Users noticed reduced allergy symptoms

Cons

  • Not completely noiseless
  • Has an odor
  • Complaints of leaks

Recommended For

Fitting at an amazing 16 sizes, the Sleep Tite has an option for literally everyone, which includes RV size beds and cribs/cots.

SafeRest Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector-Vinyl Free-Queen

Key Points

  • 1 pound
  • 60 x 80 inches
  • ​Waterproof
  • ​Hypoallergenic
  • ​Fits up to 18”
  • 10-year warranty

The SafeRest is registered with the FDA as a class 1 medical device along with being hypoallergenic. It protects against dust mites, allergens, bacteria, perspiration, urine and fluids. It is helpful for those who may have pets, allergies, children or incontinence. This protector traps fluids, dust mites,skin cells and other irritants on the surface where they can be washed away during the advised quarterly launderings. This will ensure an allergen free environment for sleeping for the entire family.

The cotton terry surface is breathable, noiseless, and will keep you cool as you sleep. You may be thinking “how can it be waterproof without a vinyl top”? Well, cotton terry naturally absorbs moisture while being noiseless and since the back of it is coated with a waterproof and hypoallergenic membrane layer, it keeps the moisture at bay.

​Thanks to the SafeRest Invisa-ShieldTM technology, this protector will not change the feel of your mattress. This is ideal for all types of mattresses including innerspring, memory foam and latex. What makes it even more of an ideal choice is that it is backed by a full replacement 10-year product warranty.

Pros

  • Registered with the FDA
  • Breathable
  • Tests proved waterproof
  • Washable
  • Easy to install
  • Comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Doesn’t crinkle
  • Doesn’t sleep hot

Cons

  • Doesn’t wrap around the whole bed
  • Strong smell
  • Not completely noiseless

Recommended For

This is ideal for all types of mattresses including innerspring, memory foam and latex.

LINENSPA Premium Mattress Protector-Queen

Key Points

  • 60 x 80 inches
  • 1.6 pounds
  • ​Hypoallergenic
  • ​Waterproof
  • 10-year warranty
  • Fits up to 18”

The fully elasticized fitted sheet style LINENSPA Premium Mattress Protector makes protecting your mattress a breeze. The deep pockets help to ensure a smooth and secure fit on mattresses up to 18” deep without changing the natural feel of it. This is a great feature because you can’t have a fully protected mattress if the sides keep popping up, exposing it to allergens and bugs.

The hypoallergenic fabric of this cover is made with a noiseless polyurethane backing helps to block allergens, dust mites, and other allergy triggers while being waterproof. The 100% waterproof top surface helps to keep liquids, perspiration, urine, bodily fluids and accidental spills away from your mattress, which also keeps your warranty intact.

You will also be able to sleep better knowing that the breathable barrier does not make you sleep hot. The air will pass through the barrier for comfort while keeping everything else out. If you have any issues with it, you are covered by a 10-year warranty.​

Pros

  • Deep pocket design
  • Has a breathable barrier
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Good Quality
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Makes noise
  • Claims of failed waterproof backing

The Best One Is..

After reviewing everything about all of these products, there is no doubt in my mind that the Sleep Tite by Malouf® Hypoallergenic 100% Waterproof Mattress Protector is the ideal choice here. Yes,the other ones are great too, but this one is the only one that can fit 16 different size mattresses, including cribs and cots.

There were very minimal reviews stating that it wasn’t truly waterproof and it is free from 3 main harmful chemicals. If I were to put a mattress protector on my bed, this one would be it. It may be the most expensive one on the list, but usually the rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for, and if I am paying more for this one, I would hope that it gives more than the others.​