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Best mattress protector 2022 – and the best Cyber Monday deals

The best mattress protectors will protect your mattress and aid healthy sleep. These are our top picks

Saatva Mattress protector
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We're big advocates of buying the best mattress protector you can afford. They have one simple job: to protect your mattress, which in turn saves you money and ensures you sleep healthily. 

How? Spills aside, a mattress protector is the first line of defence against allergies caused by dead skin cells, pet dander, and other irritants reaching your mattress

Our expert review team has carefully researched what makes a great mattress protector, looking at independent, verifiable reviews and I have tested many of these mattress protectors myself. We have only included the best products: no duds here. 

These six considerations are important to our reviews team: fabric; breathability; protective quality; ease of cleaning; mattress fit; and price. We explain more on that below, plus highlight what you should be looking out for when buying. 

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Naturepedic Organic Waterproof King Mattress Protector, Was $179.99, Now $161.10 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Naturepedic Organic Waterproof King Mattress Protector, Was $179.99, Now $161.10 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Rigorously tested by our Editor at Large Kaitlin for her three children, and now her own bed, Naturepedic's waterproof mattress protectors are breathable, non-toxic and organic. We love them.

Saferest Queen mattress protector, Was $37.99, now $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Saferest Queen mattress protector, Was $37.99, now $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This mattress protector sits at number three on my best buys list (see more below). The Queen size protector is currently on sale; I loved the soft Terry construction, the breathability and waterproofing combined, plus it's noiseless when in use.

Casper Breathable Mattress Protector, Was from $119, Now from $107.10 at Casper (opens in new tab)

Casper Breathable Mattress Protector, Was from $119, Now from $107.10 at Casper (opens in new tab)
Another mattress protector to make our 'best of 2022' list, this buy is discounted for every size, from twin (prices listed above) to Cal King. We loved how this one adds a layer of comfort to its breathable and waterproof qualities.

Ettitude Bamboo Mattress Protector, Was from $99.00, now from $63.36 at Ettitude (opens in new tab)

Ettitude Bamboo Mattress Protector, Was from $99.00, now from $63.36 at Ettitude (opens in new tab)
Made from 100% bamboo, it’s silky-soft, breathable, cooling and sustainably made. Made to cope with little spills, it's a great buy for light-to-mid use.

AllerEase Platinum Zip-off Top Queen-Sized Mattress Protector, Was $69.99, Now $50.45 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

AllerEase Platinum Zip-off Top Queen-Sized Mattress Protector, Was $69.99, Now $50.45 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This mattress protector fully encases the mattress, with a zip off top for easy washing. We love this feature – you get full allergy-protection for your mattress with waterproofing added, and easy removal for washing. Genius.

Best mattress protectors 2022

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1. Saatva Waterproof Mattress Protector

Best mattress protector, overall

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King
Material: Organic cotton
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: No
RRP: $95-$230

Reasons to buy

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GOTS-certified organic cotton 
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Breathable 
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Easy to wash
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Stays put
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Undetectable

Reasons to avoid

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Lint collects on surface

Why you should buy it: Breathable, waterproof, quiet, responsibly sourced materials. 

Saatva checks off all the boxes when it comes to designing a 5-star mattress protector. I found that it provides great fit, is easy to put on, and doesn't slide around when you're on it. It's simple to machine wash and tumble dry, too.

The non-rubbery waterproof barrier allows air to flow: my testing found that the organic cotton knit wicked away moisture, so I kept cool, even on warm evenings, but when I poured water on to the protector, it didn't soak through to the mattress below. It sits tightly and smoothly on the bed, with no wrinkles. Once it was on, I truly forgot it was there. 

Good to know? It's made for a 16in deep mattress, and from Fair Trade Certified™ organic cotton, too.

coop mattress protector

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2. Coop Home Goods Premium Bamboo Mattress Protector

Best waterproof mattress protector

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Material: Polyester and bamboo-derived viscose rayon with a soft polyurethane waterproof backing
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: No
RRP: $38-$57

Reasons to buy

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Sleeps cool and breathable
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Blocks water and spills from reaching mattress
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Fits mattresses up to 18-inches deep
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100-night trial

Reasons to avoid

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Not cooling enough for some
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Stretchy side fabric bunches on thinner mattresses

Why you should buy it: water proofing protection is amazing, soft to touch, good for thick mattresses. 

This is Coop Home Goods' premium mattress protector; made with bamboo-derived products, it offers some of the best water-proofing protection we've seen in a mattress protector. Despite that, it's soft to the touchand quiet.

It's marketed as breathable as many mattress protectors are. Don't let that fool you into thinking that these buys offer cooling capabilities; just know that they won't make you overheat at night – that's an important distinction.

Like the other mattress protectors on our list, it's designed to protect your mattress from bacteria, dead skin, and allergens, including pet dander. It's quite a deep protector at 18in, so if your mattress is thinner, either look to the Saatva (above), which is for 16in thick mattresses, or be prepared to tuck in. It's machine washable, too.

saferest mattress protector

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3. SafeRest Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector

Best affordable mattress protector

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Material: Cotton terry
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: Yes
RRP: $29.99-$39.99

Reasons to buy

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Waterproof, noiseless, and breathable
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Affordable
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10-year warranty

Reasons to avoid

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No side protection
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Sleeps warmer for some

Why you should buy it: Comfortable Terry construction, noiseless waterproofing, over 190,000 5-star reviews on Amazon.  

This hypo-allergenic mattress protector is waterproof, get rid of dust mites, allergens, and cut down perspiration, this mattress protector has a soft cotton Terry construction I loved, with a breathable, ultra-thin membrane layer that is noiseless and traps and absorbs moisture to stop it from reaching your mattress. 

This fitted mattress protector fits all mattress types up to 14 inches, and up to 18 inches deep for the Queen to Cal King. Like many of the mattress protectors in this guide, it's machine washable and backed by a 10 year warranty.

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4. Casper Breathable Mattress Protector

Best breathable mattress protector

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Material: Polyester, Tencel, Spandex
Waterproof: No
Hypoallergenic: No
RRP: $119-$159

Reasons to buy

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Spacer knit design allows for airflow to keep you cool
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Soft
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Snug fit

Reasons to avoid

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Not waterproof, but water-resistant

Why you should buy it: breathable, soft to touch, comfortable. 

The Casper Breathable Mattress protector uses a very soft-to-the-touch 'spacer knit' design that allows air to move between you and your mattress for increased breathability, helping you stay cool through the night. 

This construction adds a welcome layer of comfort to the protector, too, though we are by no means saying that it's a substitute for a mattress topper or new mattress.

It's not the most water-resistant of the mattress protectors we've reviewed – it's designed to protect against light sweating or spills that are immediately attended to rather than bed-wetting or constant spills (teenagers, we're looking at you). It is, you'll be pleased to know, machine washable, though. Fits mattresses up to 16in deep.

ettitude mattress protector

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5. Ettitude Bamboo Mattress Protector

Best quilted mattress protector

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Material: Bamboo
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: Yes
RRP: $99-$189

Reasons to buy

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Topper and filling made of 100% organic bamboo
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Slight cushioning
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Cool and breathable
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Packaged in a reusable drawstring bag made from recycled water bottles

Reasons to avoid

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Some wish it had more padding

Why you should buy it: Made from 100% organic bamboo, hypoallergenic, soft, cooling, sustainable.

The upside to choosing a natural material, other than its sustainable qualities (this Ettitude mattress protector uses a fraction of the water and carbon emissions produced with cotton products) is the breathability and hypoallergenic nature.

It's totally free from harmful chemicals – even the TPU lining, designed to protect from spills and stains is non-toxic, making it a great by for anyone with allergies. For those of you thinking a bamboo product might feel rough, know that it's silky smooth to the touch; and with each machine wash, it becomes softer. Reviewers say it's quiet to sleep on, too.

Avocado organic waterproof mattress protector

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6. Avocado organic waterproof mattress protector

Best mattress protector for deep pockets

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Material: Organic cotton and Polyurethane
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: Yes
RRP: $149-$199

Reasons to buy

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Fits mattresses up to 22" deep
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GOTS-certified organic cotton
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Breathable 
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Can be tumble dried 
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Climate Neutral certified
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Also offer a standard version

Reasons to avoid

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May shrink
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Unreliable stock issues

Why you should buy it: Breathable, extra deep, breathable.

Finding a deep-pocketed mattress protector that can suit particularly thick mattresses can feel like a tall order, but Avocado has it all thought out with its waterproof and organic design.

The standard pocket can fit most mattresses between 6in and 16in deep, but the deep pocket can comfortably fit 22in mattresses – the deepest of the protectors we've reviewed.

To create the waterproof barrier, two layers of soft GOTS-certified organic cotton sandwich a thin polyurethane film; this means it can cope with little spills, doesn't have that plastic-crinkle noise thicker ones can; and helps you keep cool at night. 

It can be spot-cleaned, machine-washed, and tumble-dried on low.

allerease zip off top mattress protector

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7. Allerease Platinum Zip-off Top Mattress Protector

Best mattress protector for those with allergies

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King
Material: 60% polyester/40% modal
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: Yes
RRP: $50-$80

Reasons to buy

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Padded top zips off for easy laundering
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360-degree protection
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Temperature Balancing and Anti-microbial
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Provides allergy relief

Reasons to avoid

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Involved set up

Why you should buy it: Great for allergy sufferers, fully encases the mattress to protect from allergens, easy zip-off top for easy washing. 

This innovative mattress protector fully encases your mattress to protect against dust, allergens, and bed bugs, but come laundry day, you can easily zip off the top later for machine washing. We love love love that.

That soft thick top layer is made of temperature-regulating fabric and the antimicrobial treatment prevents odor build up. The design is fully waterproof and includes corner anchor bands to keep the five sides in place when the top layer is zipper off. 

This zippered design can cope with twin and full-size mattresses up to 14 inches thick, and queen and king-size mattresses up to 17 inches thick.

Brooklyn Bedding mattress encasementH&G gold badge

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8. Brooklyn Bedding Complete Coverage Mattress Encasement

Best mattress protector to combat bed bugs

Specifications

Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Material: Polyester
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: Yes
RRP: $89-$99

Reasons to buy

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360° protection against bacteria, bed bugs, and dust mites.
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Water-resistant
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Easy to install
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Fits mattress up to 13" deep

Reasons to avoid

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May have a small impact on the overall breathability of your mattress in exchange for superior protection

Why you should buy it: Full mattress encasing to protect against allergens; water-resistant. 

If you're looking for protection against allergens, this fully encasing mattress protector is another great buy. 

The polyester lining means it's water resistant, which does impact a little on breathability when compared with some of the buys higher up on this list – this is the case with any mattress protectors constructed from similar lining materials. However, it is designed to enhance the breathability of your standard mattress, so all-in-all, you will most likely notice you retain less heat in bed than you might have before if yours isn't a high end mattress. 

It's machine washable.

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9. Naturepedic Organic Waterproof Protector Pad

Best mattress protector for the little ones

Specifications

Sizes: Crib Fitted, Crib Oval, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King
Material: organic cotton jersey
Waterproof: Yes
Hypoallergenic: Yes
RRP: $59-$179

Reasons to buy

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Made of soft organic cotton jersey with a thin waterproof layer 
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DrySleep technology blocks liquids from passing through while allowing some water vapor to escape.
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Blocks dust mites and allergens
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Long-lasting

Reasons to avoid

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Not a super snug fit

Why you should buy it: Safe and non-toxic for kids; adult sizes available too. 

Our Editor at Large Kaitlin first picked out a Naturepedic mattress protector after much research when she had her first baby. Six years and two more children later, she's still using, and highly rating, this non-toxic, organic protector. 

'Not only does a good children's mattress protector need to be waterproof to protect from bedwetting and accidents, but it also needs to be safe and non-toxic,' says Kait. 'It needs to be soft, well-made, and able to handle constant cycles through the wash. I've found these organic cotton protectors are up for the challenge, and I've bought everything from oval bassinet sizes to California king beds since my first purchase.' 

Two layers of undyed cotton jersey and an ultra-thin waterproof barrier in the center keep you cool and dry and protect and maintain the comfort of the mattress. The pad stops liquids from passing through while allowing some water vapor to escape to help reduce sweating and clamminess. It also blocks dust mites and other allergens. The material is both soft and cool to the touch. It's thick, well-made, and stays virtually undetectable and quiet. 

How we test the best mattress protectors

The Homes & Gardens' review process is editorially independent and not influenced by any third parties. All our mattress protector reviews are based on the real-life experience of using these products at home. We measure how they fit on beds, and how easy they are to wash. For those with water-proof and water-resistant claims, we spot-test them with a cup of water to measure their effectiveness at keeping your mattress dry.

All of the mattress protectors with rankings have been personally reviewed by members of our team, who take into account the value for the money, construction, and accuracy of any special features. If the mattress protector is unranked, we're still working to get our hands on a sample, or may even be in the midst of testing it out. For these instances, we've researched and perused through hundreds of reviews, and deep-dived into their construction, special qualities, and who they may suit best. 

For more insight into our hands-on review process, refer to our Homes & Gardens review guidelines

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