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Purple Mattress Protector Review

Written by - Keith Cushner.
Purple Mattress Protector Review

The Bottom Line.

  • The Purple Mattress Protector is water-resistant, so it keeps mattresses from getting wet and prevents stains.
  • The protector is thin and stretchy, so sleepers barely feel it.
  • It also has a water-absorbing layer, so sleepers feel dry even when there’s liquid on the bed.

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4 Unique Review Sources

10 Hours of Lab Testing

4 Sleep Experts Consulted

General Overview

  • Protects against spills on the top and sides of a mattress
  • Stretchy and comfortable, not stiff
  • Contains a water-resistant layer and a liquid-absorbing layer


  • It does not protect against allergens

Quick Summary

The Purple Mattress Protector is a white, stretchy mattress cover that protects mattresses and keeps them clean. It comes in twin, twin xl, full, full xl, queen, king, and California king sizes. It fits over the mattress like a fitted sheet. The top and sides of the protector are highly absorbent so it absorbs any spills, protecting the sheet from staining and wetness.

The Purple Mattress Protector is soft and fits firmly to the mattress with elastic material. Sleepers will still feel the comfort of their mattress beneath it, which differs from many water-resistant mattresses that are thick, hard, or crinkly. This protector is made to be quiet as well, so sleeper movement won’t cause as much noise as it would on a mattress protector with a thicker plastic layer. The Purple Mattress Protector is designed to stay cool throughout the night, which isn’t true of all mattress protectors.

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Purple Mattress Protector Ratings

The Purple Mattress Protector has multiple features that make it stand out. The following table contains information about how the Purple Mattress Protector performs in terms of durability, breathability, mattress protection, comfort adjustment, noise, and fit.

Purple Mattress Protector Ratings
Category Criteria Protector Rating What Our Testing Shows
Durability The average protector or pad needs to be replaced after two to three years of consistent use, though occasional-use pads may last longer. Material composition is usually the most telling factor about pad durability. N/A The product is relatively new to the market, so its durability is uncertain.
Breathability Mattress protectors and pads can vary in breathability. A breathable pad or protector allows air to move around the sleeper, helping maintain a neutral temperature, while others can inhibit airflow, creating a hotter sleep environment. Good This mattress protector is more breathable than other water-resistant covers, but it can still make the bed feel a little warmer than with no pad.
Mattress Protection Mattress protection refers to how well the pad or protector shields a mattress from liquids, stains, and general damage. Very Good The polyurethane layer is water-resistant, making the mattress protection very good.
Comfort Adjustment Some pads and protectors have an added comfort layer, this rating reflects how well the pad cushions a sleeper. N/A This protector is thin and stretchy, so most sleepers will hardly feel it.
Noise Most pads and protectors are quiet, but some produce crinkling sounds and other noises that can annoy sleepers. Fair Although this protector is quieter than many waterproof protectors, there is still a subtle sound made as a result of movement. Lighter sleepers might be disrupted by it.
Fit Some pads and protectors tend to bunch up under the sheets, while others come off the mattress over time. This rating reflects how well the pad/protector fits a mattress of average thickness (10”-13”). Excellent Though this protector fits like a fitted sheet rather than zipping around the entire mattress, it does an excellent job of staying in place on a 10”-13” thick mattress due to its elasticity.

The Purple Mattress Protector rates high on many factors. It protects mattresses very well because of its water-resistant polyurethane layer, so the mattress will not get wet or become stained if there is liquid on the bed. Its water-absorbing layer makes it more comfortable for sleepers. In the event that there is wetness on the mattress protector, sleepers will not be lying in a pool of liquid as can happen with some other protectors. The mattress protector is cooler than many other water-resistant protectors, but some sleepers might still notice that it becomes warm.

The Purple Mattress Protector is thin and stretchy, so sleepers should feel the mattress and not the protector. The protector is less stiff and crinkly than many other water-resistant protectors. This makes it quieter as well, although light sleepers might still notice their movements create a sound.

Similar Mattress Protector Options

Brand ViscoSoft Allswell Layla
Material(s) Gel-infused memory foam
Gel-infused latex
Down alternative pillow-top
Graphite-infused memory foam
Copper-infused memory foam
Copper-infused memory foam
Price Range $49.99 to $269.99 $79 to $179 $169 to $369
Availability Online & in-store Online Online
Sleep Trial 60 nights 30 nights 30 nights
Warranty Length 10 years None None

Technical Details


What You Need to Know About Purple Mattress Protectors

Sizing and Pricing

The next table lists the available sizes for the Purple Mattress Protectors, along with current price-points.

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    Twin $79
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    Twin XL $79
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    Full $89
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    Full XL $89
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    Queen $99
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    King $109
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    Cal King $109

Construction & Protection

Let’s take a closer look at how Purple Mattress Protectors are made. The following table lists mattress protection level, material components, cover components, and the pocket depth of the protector.

Model Mattress Protection Level Material Components Cover Components Pocket Depth
Purple Mattress Protector ‘High’ Liquid-Absorbent Layer: 85% Polyester, 15% Spandex
Protective Water-Resisting Coating: 100% TPU Polyurethane
Rayon from Bamboo Mesh 10″ – 13″

The Purple Mattress Protector is made of two layers: one that resists water, and one that absorbs water. These two layers are on the top and all sides of the protector. The protector fits on a mattress like a fitted sheet, so it does not have a full bottom.

The Purple Mattress Protector’s water-resistant layer is made of TPU Polyurethane and it keeps liquids from reaching the mattress. The water-absorbent layer is made of polyester and spandex. It keeps liquid from pooling on the mattress so sleepers can stay dry.

Set-Up and Care Instructions

The Purple Mattress Protector is easy to use because it fits on the mattress like a fitted sheet. It does not require two people to lift the mattress as some zippered protectors do.

The Purple Mattress Protector is machine washable. Purple recommends washing it in cold water. It can also be machined dried. Purple recommends drying it on low.


The Purple Mattress Protector is available both online and in brick-and-mortar stores. Find the protector online on the Purple website, Amazon, Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, and other online retailers that sell mattresses or bedding. The Purple Mattress Protector is also occasionally available on some discount sites, such as Overstock.

Purple has two brick and mortar stores in Utah. The Purple Mattress Protector is also sold in other stores, such as Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, and mattress stores. Purple lists all of the brick and mortar stores that carry their products on their site.

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  • Sleep Trial 30 Nights

  • Shipping Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty 10-year limited

  • Made In China

  • Where Do They Ship?

    Purple offers free shipping to the contiguous U.S. and parts of Canada. They offer prorated shipping to Hawaii and Alaska.

  • Full Delivery Policy

    Purple does not share who ships their mattress protectors.

  • Trial Period and Warranty Details

    The Purple Mattress Protector has a 30-day return policy, so customers can try it and return it if they don’t like it within the first 30 days. It also has a 10-year limited warranty, so it may be replaced if there are defects.

Company Information

  • Customer Service

    8 out of 10 customers have had a positive experience with Purple, irrespective of whether or not they liked their topper.

  • Company History

    Purple launched in late 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

  • BBB Rating

    Purple has earned an A from the Better Business Bureau.

  • Physical Stores

    Purple operates a factory showroom and a separate outlet store in Utah.

  • Contact Purple

    Contact Form | 1-888-848-0248 | Purple.com

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Other Purple Sleep Products

Purple also offers the following sleep products in addition to their mattress toppers: