A mattress protector is a thin layer of fabric that protects your mattress from spills, stains, and allergens. Since they are light-weight, they will not change the feel of your mattress.
A mattress pad is thicker than a protector and had some cushion or padding on it. While they can still protect your mattress they often change the feel of it. Since our mattresses are super comfy, we recommend using a protector, so you can enjoy all the benefits they have to offer.