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Good Cover for the Price
on February 26, 2012
About a month ago I bought a Simmons Beautyrest Mattress cover and it's horrible (http://www.amazon.com/Simmons-Beautyrest-Mattress-Makeover-Jacquard/dp/B000BI22H0/ref=cm_cr-mr-title). The sides were like paper. As a result, the sheets shifted when you slept and each time you changed the sheets, if you weren't careful, the paper-like sides would tear. So here we are, a month late, and we need a mattress pad for a king bed. You can rest assured I wasn't going to by a Simmons. I read a lot of reviews and chose this one specifically because people said the sides were fabric. They were right! The mattress cover has real fabric sides that won't tear apart simply by everyday use (or washing). The sides are very accommodating if you have a thick mattress (we don't, but there is plenty of room for a thicker mattress). We've used it for a week now and the sheets haven't budged (even though there is extra space on the sides. That was a concern of mine once it arrived).
The top (the part you'd lay on) is not super plush or pillowly. Luxurious is not a word I'd use for it. It's solid, well made, protects the mattress. For us, that's fine - I wasn't looking for a cushion-like cover. In my opinion, if you are looking for a mattress pad that will give you a pillow-like top that makes a difference - you need to look at mattress pads closer to the $100 price range.