Moisture wicking explained

A moisture-wicking mattress protector? What does that mean, and how does it benefit you?

The moisture-wicking fabric used in several of Protect-A-Bed’s ranges is pretty advanced fibre technology, but we’ll keep this explanation simple.

Moisture wicking happens when you use a fabric or material to absorb liquid from a point of high saturation to a point of low saturation.

Too science-y? Think of a candle wick. It draws – or ‘wicks’ – liquid wax from the source, up to the flame. In the same way, moisture-wicking bed linen draws or ‘wicks’ liquid, in this case perspiration, away from the source: you.

There are tiny channels in Protect-A-Bed’s moisture-wicking mattress protectors that use capillary action (just like a plant’s roots do) to wick off perspiration. These channels pull moisture away from your body and into the fabric, where it dries rapidly.

And the result? You stay cooler, drier and more comfortable under the covers.