I wanted a waterproof mattress cover, but not one that was "noisy" the way some are. This mattress cover fit the bill perfectly. It went on quickly, and more importantly, was thin enough that the fitted sheets were still easy to put on over the mattress pad. My only complaint (and it is a small one) is that the package label identifies the "skirt material" as 100% polyester, and the package photo seems to show a typical "bed skirt" covering the box spring. That would not have worked for me, so I hesitated in even opening the package. But, the "skirt" seems to be the elasticised "sides" of the mattress cover. Nothing hangs down below the mattress.