Amazon Shoppers Swear By This $20 Mattress Protector — and It Has More Than 51,000 5-Star Ratings

published Apr 29, 2021
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Sometime last year, after my boyfriend and I realized that COVID-19 and quarantine were going to be around for a bit, we decided that we were finally ready to upgrade our mattress. The experience was like a scene out of a movie … there we were, seated at the desk with the sales rep, who reviewed our order and asked, “Would you be interested in purchasing a mattress protector today?”  We replied with a resounding “yes!” You see, in our home, a mattress protector is a no-brainer, because my boyfriend likes to eat and drink in bed, and I still pee the bed from time to time. There, I said it. No shame.

We like to think of our mattress protector as a “warranty” of sorts against water and stain damage. Ours cost upwards of $50, but you don’t have to spend that much to get effective protection for your (old or new) mattress. Meet the Linenspa Cotton Terry Waterproof Mattress Protector. Priced at just $19.99 for a Queen size, this Amazon favorite has racked up more than 51,000 (!!) five-star ratings.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this protector for the price I paid,” said one reviewer. “I have purchased a protector in the past for $100 for my tempurpedic mattress and this is just as good if not better. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a good mattress protector to extend the life of your mattress.”

But there’s a lot more to appreciate about this mattress protector besides the price point, starting with the fact that it’s waterproof. Another Amazon customer in the throes of potty training her young son was shocked at just how well it protected her mattress, writing that, even after multiple accidents, “It did NOT get on his mattress! It’s definitely not itchy, scratchy or super thick and stiff. It also doesn’t make a crinkle noise laying on the bed. We love it so much we are buying more for our other mattresses!”

The (not-so) secret to that noiselessness is that Linenspa’s mattress protector is made from hypoallergenic cotton instead of vinyl, which means that it not only guards against wetness but also protects from dust mites and other allergens, too. Not to mention, it’s super soft and breathable.

And whereas other protectors encase the entire mattress (these typically close with a zipper), this one secures itself using elastic around its edges, much like a fitted sheet. “It fits so well!” said a reviewer. “It goes on easily, doesn’t slide around and never comes off unintended.” Bottom line: If you’re worried about the mattress pad moving around or becoming separated from your mattress, don’t be.

Although you don’t have to change it as regularly as you do your sheets, you will want to freshen up your mattress protector from time to time. The Linenspa is safe to toss into the washing machine and dryer, which is a plus for any busy household. Noted one reviewer: “It’s been 6 months and my young grandson just had an accident during a sleepover last night. This mattress protector worked perfectly with nothing getting through to the mattress itself. It washed up nicely and is back on and ready for duty!”

So while accidents (at, ahem, any age) might still be an issue, at least you’ll know that mattress stains won’t be.

Buy: Linenspa Cotton Terry Waterproof Mattress Protector, Queen, $19.99