Worth EVERY penny! I have severe dust mite allergies, so my husband and I purchased this when we were first married. 10+ years later and it’s still one of the best purchases we ever made. I love how soft it is, and it’s somehow the perfect texture to keep sheets from slipping and/or clinging too much. Excellent construction, possible to get on the mattress with one person if necessary, and washes well (we follow the instructions carefully). It’s breathable and doesn’t absorb/throw off heat like so many other mattress encasings do. It’s been a fantastic investment in our wellbeing, and we couldn’t recommend it more highly.