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Our Review of the Luna Mattress Protector

Updated April 21, 2020

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Buying a new mattress is a really important investment but one that you have to carefully consider if you want to make sure that you’re spending your money the right way. Because a good mattress can cost thousands of dollars, it’s important for you to take all the necessary steps to make sure that you extend its lifespan as much as possible. A mattress protector is one of the best investments that you can make in the long-term because it can help protect your bed against all sorts of contaminants, including liquid spills.

In the process of wanting to make sure that you buy the very best mattress protector for your bed, you can get confused and lost in the variety of options that are at your disposal. Today we are going to explore one of the best mattress protectors that money can buy, which is the Luna Waterproof protector.

About Luna

 

Luna is a company that was born in 2007 and it has been designing and perfecting its mattress covers ever since. All parts of the production process, including the design and development, happen on American territory, making Luna a brand by Americans and for the Americans. Thanks to a team of skilled artisans and product engineers, Luna puts a lot of passion into each and every mattress protector they make.

As a company invested in delivering high-quality products, Luna sources the materials they use according to some very rigorous standards, as they are always looking to bring you the very best hypoallergenic waterproof mattress protectors. They do not believe in using materials such as PVC or vinyl because they are concerned with the health implications of sleeping next to such materials. That is why the Luna mattress protector is designed for people who have allergies and asthma, and it can be used by both adults and children alike.

Pros:

  • Really efficient against spills.
  • Durable in the long term.
  • Very fast shipping.

Cons:

  • Noticeable terry cloth underneath sheets.
  • Slight off-gassing.
  • Noisy when moving around.

Shipping, Unboxing, and Off-Gassing

When you order a product online, one of the first things that you have to take an interest in is the shipping cost and policy for delivering the product. For the most part, orders that are placed before 6 PM on any given day will be shipped the very next day, provided that the item is still in stock. If you place your order after 6 PM, Luna will ship your mattress protector the very next business day.

Free shipping is available to US customers, but there are no free shipping offers for any international orders, including Canada. The shipping fees for international orders will be calculated at checkout.

When you first unbox your Luna mattress protector from its plastic package, there are high chances that you’ll notice some off-gassing. Sadly, the company doesn’t provide any clear information on what the waterproof layer is made of, but they do recommend that you wash the protector before sleeping on it just remove some of that smell.

Initial Impressions

The Luna mattress protector is a pretty straightforward product and the construction and materials used will paint a really big picture as to what you can expect when you first try this protector on your mattress. Even if the manufacturer specifies that you won’t feel the cotton terry underneath the sheets, I’m pretty positive that you will. Normally, that shouldn’t be a problem, not unless you’re not comfortable with the texture of cotton terry.

Other than that, the cover feels pretty soft to the touch and extremely breathable. It is pretty certain that the cotton terry fabric will do a really great job at retaining moisture, which is something that you want to have in a protector if you are the kind of sleeper that tends to sweat a lot at night. Even so, one of the biggest disappointments was the fact that the protector isn’t exactly as noiseless as it’s advertised to be, and if you are a light sleeper, there are great chances of the noise bothering you while you sleep.

Available Sizes

The good news is that the Luna mattress protector is available in all the standard sizes that your mattress also comes in. You can, therefore, choose to buy this product in a Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, and Cal King size. Regardless of the size chosen, the waterproof mattress protector by Luna is designed to fit all mattresses that measure a maximum of 18 inches in height.

Features & Benefits

Talking about the features and benefits of the Luna mattress protector is rather simple because of the high-quality of the product itself. By using cotton terry for the surface material, they are making sure that the sleeper can enjoy a premium feel at the mainstream price. Aside from getting the benefits of a material as soft and as breathable as cotton, you can also rest assured that you’re brushing your skin against one of the most harmless fabrics that money can buy.

The second most important feature of the Luna mattress protector is waterproofness. Whether you are drinking your coffee in bed and spill it or your children are still having wet nightly accidents, a mattress protector such as this one can make sure whatever liquid finds its way into your bed we’ll never reach the surface of the mattress. Furthermore, the cotton used on the surface of the protector is there to make sure the fluids are absorbed even before they reach the waterproof layer.

Naturally, you want a mattress protector that is also easy to clean. This is why Luna has invested in a product that you can easily remove from your bed and throw inside the washing machine, clean it, and then tumble dry it on low heat. If you or any of your family members suffer from allergies then you want to own products that can help you avoid all the triggers. The mattress protector is designed to prevent 99% of allergy triggers but also to keep your sleeping environment safe from fungus, dust mites, mold, pollen, and the likes.

Construction

The construction of a mattress protector is a very important chapter to analyze in order to determine the efficiency of such a product. When it comes to the Luna protector, the surface is made from cotton terry and has a very distinct feel to it. The manufacturer claims did they use a high-quality material that sets this product apart from the competition because it has a rather complicated manufacturing process.

It is safe to say that is one of the major benefits given by the woven cotton surface is the softness of the fabric. However, if you don’t like how terry cloth feels, you should know that you can absolutely feel it underneath the sheets. While it doesn’t cause discomfort,  it might be a key point of interest for some of our readers.

Cost

As expected, the price of the Luna mattress protector will vary depending on the size that you choose. For the Twin model, which is the smaller one of all, you can pay as low as $49.95, while the largest size, which is a Cal King, will cost you as much as $89.95.

Waterproof Factor

Because we are dealing with a waterproof mattress protector, it’s very important to analyze the efficiency of this product when it comes to actually keeping liquids away from your mattress. The reason why people buy a waterproof mattress protector is to ensure that the mattress has a longer lifespan and that’s no accidental spills could void the warranty.

If you want to perform a test by pouring 10 ounces of water onto the mattress while the protector is on it, you will notice that the cotton terry does a really good job in absorbing the water without allowing the liquid to penetrate the surface and reach the upper layers of the mattress.

Who We Recommend the Luna Mattress Protector For

In the end, the most important question always remains: who is this product designed for? Judging by the construction the materials used and the efficiency of the product, it is safe to say that the Luna mattress protector can be beneficial if:

  • You want a quality product that will prolong the lifespan of your mattress regardless of how much money you spent on it.
  • You have children and pets that are very likely to damage the mattress in different ways.
  • You enjoy the feel of cotton terry and you don’t mind the fact that this material has a very specific texture to it.
  • You want a hypoallergenic product because you or one of your family members has asthma or allergies, and would like them to be able to sleep in a trigger-free environment.
  • You want to be able to protect your mattress against all sorts of different contaminants, such as dust mites, pollen, crumbs, liquid, etc.

Maintenance & Warranty

Caring for your mattress protector is important if you want to make sure that you are always sleeping on a clean bed. The Luna mattress protector requires cleaning with your average household detergent, preferably one that doesn’t contain any bleach. It is believed that bleach might damage the waterproof lining of the protector (which only leaves us further wandering what that layer is actually made from).

You can only dry your mattress protector on low heat, but the good news is that you can also combine it with other bed sheets or pieces of clothing in the process. It is also advisable to avoid ironing the protector in order to avoid waterproof lining damage.

With the Luna mattress protector, you also get about 15 years of warranty that covers a lot of different situations and provides replacement covers for clients who discover they can no longer use the protector due to faults in the manufacturing process.

Reviews and Feedback

Analyzing the customer experience that other buyers are kind enough to share, you can always get a lot more information on how the product acts in different kinds of situations, so you can get a better picture of what to expect from this protector. When it comes to the Luna mattress protector, customers give a lot of praise to the actual protection factor of the product.

There is no doubt that people appreciate the efficiency of the waterproof lining, and claim that the protector can actually hold on for a considerable number of years if you care for it properly.

Overall, customers are really happy with the performance of the Luna waterproof mattress protector, and there aren’t any complaints about how the cotton terry cloth feels. A lot of appreciation was directed towards the delivery system, with some customers claiming they received a tracking number in less than one hour from placing their order.

Our Final Verdict

It is true the Luna mattress protector has a few quirks that we could consider as minor flaws. However, if we want to judge this product solely on its ability to protect the mattress, then it’s safe to say that it does an excellent job. If you’re looking for a high-quality waterproof mattress protector, the combination of materials and the construction of the Luna product is exactly on point.

While some of you may not be fans of the terry cloth feel, for most of you it won’t even matter. Even if comfort plays a role in choosing the right mattress protector, you need to consider the fact that you will still be using bed sheets, so your skin won’t necessarily come in direct contact with the protector itself. It is safe to say that if you want a product that truly protects the mattress (even against large spills) this is the right product to buy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which way is up on the protector?

The cotton terry cover is the top and the woven waterproof liner is the bottom.

There seems to be brown burn marks on the protector after drying?

It is very important not to dry the protector on high heat. This mistake will ruin your protector. Brown burn marks on the protector indicates that the product was dried on high heat or got stuck in the heating element of the dryer. This is not covered in the warranty.