I have a Jack Russell Terrier who sheds terribly, digs at my furniture and who has springs in his backside. A slipcover is a must to protect my furniture. I wanted a light beachy feel for the spring and the slip covers have given me that feel. The slipcovers are of nice weight, seem durable and the selling point for me are that they are washable. I steam ironed my slip covers once in place to remove the creases from packaging and 2 weeks later they are still in place and loook nice.