A Rooper Guide: Understanding Our Fabrics

Textured polyester? Taslan nylon? Microsuede? 🤔 So many kinds of fabrics, but which one is best for you and your play couch? Never fear! We'll compare them all so you can figure out which one is right for you. 

Table of Contents

An Intro To Our Fabrics
  1. Microsuede
  2. Joey+
  3. Adventurer
  4. Protector
Comparisons
  1. Fabrics
  2. Zippers

An Intro To Our Fabrics

Microsuede

Our original fabric, Microsuede, is an affordable, all-purpose fabric that was, like, destined for kids. Microsuede is made out of a superfine polyester, which is then brushed to give it a signature silky softness. This is what makes our microsuede "single brushed." 

Reviews from Parents

"The microsuede is great to hold builds together and keep blankets secure on forts!" - Nicole F.

"The microsuede is very soft yet durable. I love that the fabric is very easy to spot clean." - Courtney Molnar

"The material of the covers is soft yet durable. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase." - Bryna Wiens

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Durable
  • Pet-friendly
  • Stain-resistant *takes deep breath*
  • Breathable
  • ...AND feels soft against the skin aka silky smooth aka 🥰

 

Joey+

Sometimes when you have kids, it feels like you lose some of your adult sensibilities, and as parents, we felt that ... we felt that so hard. 😢

That's why we came guns blazing with our Joey+ fabric, a textured 100% polyester fabric with a polyurethane backing (a material to add an extra layer of protection against spills) and YKK zippers, the Rolls Royce of zippers. 

The Joey+ fabric takes your everyday play couch and makes it look like your everyday, grown-up couch. This is why it has quickly become the preferred fabric by parents who own Joeys! 

Reviews from Parents

"I got the pampas Joey+ covers a few weeks ago and man, I am in LOVE 😍 they look so beautiful, I’m tempted to put them in our living room for me haha but in all seriousness, they are amazing! I love the texture, it holds builds so great and when you’re lounging around the triangles just stay in place and don’t slide at all!" - Holly Goforth

"I love these covers so much better then the ones that come on a joey regularly. They are so soft! And the colour is so deep. It’s really gorgeous." - Stephanie Wigmore

"This cover is BEAUTIFUL! Feels and looks very high end. It definitely classes up our shared living and play space." - Alexus Campbell

"I have to say I'm obsessed with this cover to the point where I want to replace my suede covers with these!" - Keisha Lukic

"Have you ever seen a more beautiful cover?! Today I received the Pampas Joey+ cover and I am here to say that this is the most beautiful luxurious cover I’ve ever felt. I was completely blown away when I unboxed it.

I love it so much I don’t even want my kids near it 🤣 I thought I loved the suede cover but it has NOTHING on this soft velvety dreamy polyester cover!" - Kayla Ibarra

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Modern, grown-up aesthetics
  • EXTRA durable
  • Less slippery
  • PU-backing, a thin layer of polyurethane sewn into the back to provide support against spills and messes
  • YKK Zippers, top-of-the-line zippers that zip like butta 🧈

Adventurer

Part cover, part machine (not really, but you know), our Adventurer fabric is built for one thing: adventuring! 🌏🏝️🥾🚢🧳✈️

Joeys are a big investment, and we know the more ways you can use it, the better! That's why our Adventurer covers are made out of Taslan nylon: our most durable, versatile play couch cover set EVER!

Made with waterproof Taslan and water-resistant YKK Vislon zippers, this cover set allows your play couch to become a world traveler, going to the great outdoors and beyond. Use them year round, whether it is outside during the summer or indoors during the winter for everyday play. 

Say goodbye to extra waterproof covers** 🙅 and say hello 👋 to the most versatile play couch covers. 

**While you don't need our protector covers when using our Adventurer set, they do offer additional protection for your foam and are highly recommended for your play couch.  

Reviews from Parents

"You NEED this!! We are super excited we are now able to bring our Joey outside. The material and zippers on this cover are excellent quality and it is SO EASY to put on. The fabric is much more slippery then the regular microsuede, we’ve been having so much fun using the bases as slides. Highly recommend!" - Sarah Schotel

"Such a great option! I have not had this cover long but already it’s a clear favourite. We bought the adventurer cover for slide builds but my 3.5yr son loves it so much he wanted everything covered. It’s a sturdy fabric and the zippers are nice too. It is also amazing for wiping off dirt and dog hair. There are builds that will need the original cover but all the rest of the time I think this one will be on. I think adding pillow covers for the rockers and adventure packs would also be amazing." - Crystal

"This cover is a really wonderful addition to our collection. It’s not heavily used outside for us BUT it’s so fun for our obstacle courses to have a more “active” fabric for the kids to climb over/under/slide/move. It takes our obstacle courses up a notch and the kids REALLY love this set. Sliding is more fun. Jumping is more fun. Army crawling through a tunnel is more fun. Highly recommend!" - Elizabeth Fulton

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Strength and wear resistant; incredibly durable; only fabric that can be used outdoors and indoors
  • Taslan is 100% waterproof and hates water like your kids hate 🤢 broccoli 🥦 
  • Very stain and chemical resistant; repels grease, dirt, and other stain-causing substances
  • Breathable, moisture wicking, and quick drying, keeping you and your kids cool! 
  • Doesn't require special care

Protector

The best friend for your play couch you didn't know you needed!

Kids spill things, and that’s a fact of life, so we made these water resistant, zippable covers to put underneath your favourite play couch to protect your foam from everything from liquid spills all the way to dust mites! Kind of like a mattress cover, our Protector covers are made out of a waterproof, polyurethane-laminated polyester knit fabric. That's a mouth full, I know!

Reviews from Parents

"I have such peace of mind knowing my Nuggets are protected with these covers. I have a 16 month old who will be potty training eventually, and when I bought these he was still spitting up. This protects these couches for their lifetime!" - Katy Salomon

"Saved my Nuggets. I bought these to protect my daughter's Nuggets from her future potty training accidents. My daughter isn't potty training yet and I took my sweet time putting these protectors on the Nuggets. Don't do that. Put yours on as soon as you get them. I am so happy I eventually put them on because my dog had her first accident in 7 years and chose to go right near the foam. I don't know how long the entire bottom side of the Nugget was soaking in pee, but it was long enough to pass through the Nugget cover and equally soak the outside of the protector. I was worried that it had made its way to the foam, but the foam was 100% dry." - Samantha Hill-McGill

"Nothing but amazing things to say! So soft-no ’crinkle’ noise to them at all. Fit my Nuggets like a dream and were super easy to put on. They’ve already saved my couches a few times. 100% recommend :)" - Kylie Lawrence

Pros

  • Machine washable
  • Fits most standard play couches, including Nuggets!
  • Affordable

Comparisons

Fabrics

Now we're done that sweet novella 🤓, let's get to the juicy stuff: comparison pics! Starting from top to bottom, you can see the microsuede, Joey+, and adventurer! Just scroll up and down to see the small differences.

Zippers

One big difference between our fabrics are the zippers. Don't know about you all,