I operate a second home / vacation rental, and since the very beginning, all the pillows, mattresses, etc have been encased in the anti-bed-bug anti-dust-mite etc pillow protector covers made by Keetsa. These have been wonderful; the fabric is soft and feels just like regular fabric, but meanwhile it's keeping any possible bed bugs out of our pristine bedding. The pillow protectors by Keetsa are about twenty dollars each, so when I saw these, a set of six for such a low price, and with good reviews, I thought FANTASTIC! When I received them, they looked nice (although they felt a bit plasticky). I had just purchased six brand new pillows so I quickly and happily placed each pillow in its cover. A while later I decided to recline on the bed briefly, with my head propped up against the new pillows. Within a minute or so, the back of my head became hot and sweaty. I thought, "What on earth?!? Is it the new pillows?" Then it occurred to me; maybe it's those plasticky new pillow protectors! I removed the pillow protector and lay down again, just as before. OK, NO PROBLEM! No crazy hot feeling at all. So then I knew, it's these dog-gone plasticy pillow protectors! OMG! Thank goodness I happen to lie down ... I would have hated for guests to come in and try sleeping on these, and for them to think that we thought this was acceptable. No, absolutely not!!! Overstock, I hope you will start carrying GOOD microfiber anti-bed-bug protectors which will NOT BE plasticky and will not cause any kind of heat whatsoever. Right now I don't find any on overstock, so I just went to k, e, e, t, s, a and purchased 8 new pillow protectors for twenty dollars each. Ouch, that's a lot of money but if these plasticky things are the only "cheap" alternative, it's totally worth it.
Needed a pillow cover that would keep me from having to wash and dry pillows often since I have asthma. Also have a beach place that is closed up part of the year and need covers to protect those stored pillows. This fabric is soft enough to sleep on without a pillow case and roomy to put on with little effort. Zips easily and has none of that brand new smell that always makes me suspicious of what chemical is in the fiber.