Puffy Mattress Review
Puffy just released amazing updates to their flagship mattress as well as their luxury Puffy Lux mattress and we take a look at it in this updated review.
The founders of the company behind Puffy wanted to come up with a mattress that felt like you were sleeping on a cloud, and thus the Puffy was born.
Our in-depth Puffy mattress reviews evaluate all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.
Read our Puffy mattress ad Puffy Lux mattress reviews and see what we think about these new entrants into the online mattress industry!
Is the Puffy Mattress Right for You?
Buy the Puffy Mattress if you like:
- Softer mattresses – The Puffy mattress scores 5-6 on a firmness scale (10 being the firmest) which places it more on a softer side. It will provide you with pressure point relief and a good balance of support and comfort necessary for all sleeping positions but is not super firm. Someone wanting a firm bed may disappointed.
- Memory foam feel – The Puffy is an all foam mattress that will provide you with deep compression support, contouring and the hugging feeling typical for memory foam mattresses, but it will not cause you to sink too much and feel trapped in foam.
- Cool-sleeping mattresses – A thin and breathable cover of this mattress and the presence of the gel-infused cooling cloud foam layer make it sleep quite cool. It retains a minimal amount of heat and does not cause sweating and the feeling of stickiness typical for memory foam mattresses.
You might not like the Puffy Mattress if:
- You like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress – The Puffy is a softer all foam mattress that will allow your body to sink into it to a certain degree for perfect pressure relief and if you like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress rather than inside it, and thus more firm, then this mattress may not be the right pick for you.
- You are a stomach sleeper – If you are a stomach sleeper and you are looking for a mattress that will safely support your hips and shoulders and keep your spine properly aligned, then this mattress may not be an ideal option for you as it isn’t as firm as others. It may be too soft for your preferred sleeping position.
Construction and Materials
The Puffy is a 10″ mattress made of 3 layers of proprietary designed memory foam:
- 2″ Top Cooling layer – The top layer is made of 2″ of patent pending Cooling Cloud foam, their gel-infused memory foam designed to disperse heat away from your body by using convection and conduction and allow more effective airflow through the mattress for better cooling and comfort.
- 2″ Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam layer – This layer is made of 2″ of special Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam that provides extraordinary pressure relief on all temperature and humidity levels which makes it resistant to contractions and expansions that often occur from extreme temperatures.
- 6″ Bottom layer – This foundation layer is made of 6″ of dense support foam, that is designed to be responsive and the company claims 4x the support of traditional support foam layers.
The new, upgraded Puffy comes with an all-new Stain Resistant cover that allows you to easily wipe up all the spills. It is extremely soft and works together with the foam layers to provide a cool surface and comfort as well as wick way heat and moisture.
Besides this, their Zip-N-Wash cover allows for seasonal deep cleaning to remove dirt and germs that build up from regular use.
Firmness & Support
The Puffy is a universal comfort type memory foam mattress, designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers.
We felt that the Puffy is a medium soft mattress, coming in around a 5/6 out of 10 on the firmness scale (10 being firmness.) Puffy has their own firmness scale on their site, which they rate a little firmer, in the range you see below.
As always, firmness is largely weight dependent, as I compressed the top comfort layer more than Kaye did since I weigh considerably more than she does (230lbs vs. 115), and felt more of the firmer support layers. She felt it was a little softer than I did, but much less so than other similar mattresses.
For me personally, the Puffy is on the softer side, due to my weight quickly pushing through the top comfort layer and compressing quite a bit, but not too much that it was too bad. This is more a function of my weight than the Puffy, as my body is much larger than average. However if you are looking for a firm mattress specifically, the Puffy mattress may be softer than you are looking for.
My weight was fairly distributed when lying on the mattress, and I didn’t “bottom out” and feel the foundation of the bed like I do with some lower quality foam mattresses when sitting up. However if you have a heavier body you may want to choose the Puffy Lux which will be a mattress with more support for your body and more firm.
The foam layers do a good job of providing support during sleeping, and worked well for us as side sleepers by supporting our hips and shoulders without causing numbness or stiffness which often is the case with firmer mattresses.
The new upgraded Puffy is a rather comfortable mattress, and has a nice top layer which makes it on the softer side as mentioned for lighter sleepers. The top layer of foam provides a bit of responsiveness and bounce without causing too much sinkage as would normally be expected in an the all foam Puffy bed.
Again, this is highly dependent on sleeper weight, as my heavier weight pushed down into the mattress much more than Kaye with her lighter weight, but not enough where I couldn’t enjoy the comfortable upper layers of the mattress, which provides good hug and body contour, without making you feel like you are “trapped in foam” like some mattresses.
The exterior of the Puffy mattress is very soft and comfortable, and the top layers do a good job at providing a comfortable sleeping surface. There is a degree of bounce from the transition layer material which does a good job a providing the medium feel that stomach sleepers may enjoy.
The softness of the cover combined with the initial soft response from the memory foam layers did make for a comfortable nights sleep, and this was shared by both of us.
The Puffy mattress does an excellent job of sleeping cool from the thin cover and presence of the gel memory foam layer designed to provide airflow and breathability. The gel in the upper layer prevents the buildup of heat and the company has put a lot of effort into making a bed with a memory foam feel that still sleeps cool.
We did not feel any discomfort or stickiness that is often the case with all memory foam mattresses, and the Puffy does well in this respect.
We would rate the Puffy as above average in terms of not sleeping hot, better than most memory foam mattresses in this regard, and not causing us to wake up sweating and sticky. The gel memory foam does an excellent job at not sleeping hot, something gel is good for.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
In terms of sinkage and motion transfer, again with many of these mattresses it is highly dependent on sleeper weight.
As I weigh considerably more than Kaye, around 230 lbs, I tend to sink a lot more into the mattress when sitting up, changing positions, or on the edge.
It is true that I compressed the softer top comfort layer of the Puffy quite a bit, but the slightly firmer Climate-Adaptive Regulation layer and dense base layer below lifted my body weight with ease and stopped me from sinking even further into the mattress and feeling enveloped by it. My hips did not sink down too much and feel any discomfort, which some beds claiming to be medium firmness.
Kaye did not experience the same amount of sinkage as she weighs half of what I do. Nor did we experience the common phenomenon of her “sinking in a hole” or rolling towards me from the unequal weight difference on the mattress. This is common with all foam beds that have more motion transfer than others. The Puffy mattress thankfully did not cause us to have this.
Lighter sleepers and stomach sleepers won’t have their body compress down into the mattress as much as heavier ones, and their hips and shoulders will be supported well. Another reason the company made the Puffy Lux was to support heavier sleepers, so if you are one whose body is a bit larger, you may want to read our Puffy Lux review from the other excellent mattress the Puffy mattress company makes.
The new upgraded Puffy does a great job of minimizing the amount of sinkage. I compressed the soft top layer to a certain degree, but it was nothing too extreme.
This tends to be the case with most 10″ mattresses with only a few layers and is more a function of my heavier weight, as mentioned, which tends to compress the softer top comfort layers of many 10″ mattresses when sitting up on the bed, or sitting near the edge.
Edge support when sitting near the edge of the mattress was good too. Due to my heavy weight (230lbs), I tend to compress most beds when sitting directly on the edge, but this wasn’t the case with the new Puffy.
I didn’t compress the edges too much at all and I also didn’t experience that feel like I was “rolling off the edge” of the mattress. The edge support was good and did not collapse completely like some mattress brands do.
With some all foam beds like the Puffy, edge support can be lacking but the edge support of this mattress doesn’t completely collapse under heavy weight like some beds.
As for motion transfer, there was a minimal amount of it when I adjusted positions during the night. A unique combination of various foams in the construction of this mattress did a great job of bringing the amount of motion transfer between the partners to the minimum, so we didn’t feel much disruption in our sleep.
Any motion transfer that occurred was not that bad, as the bounce from the inner layer and cooling cloud foam used did not cause and change in positions to be that bad. The motion transfer that was present didn’t cause us to be bounced around when moving.
All in all, the Puffy mattress does a good job with sinkage and motion transfer, on par or better than most memory foam mattresses in its class.
Smell / Off-Gassing
There was a small degree of off-gassing / smell when we opened up the Puffy mattress for our review, but nothing overpowering compared to some other mattresses we have reviewed.
We give the Puffy good marks in this category, and any smell that was present dissipated quickly. The Puffy and Puffy Lux do not have as much of the smell normally associated with all foam mattresses that get compressed and shipped in a box.
The Puffy mattress is pretty standard when it comes to their warranty, trial period, and support offerings. Most mattresses in this category share about the same offerings in terms of sleep trial (trial period) and warranty, and Puffy is no exception here.
- Shipping – free shipping, arrives in 2-7 days
- Lifetime Warranty
- 101 Night Sleep Trial Period
- Made in the USA
- Save $300 by clicking here.
The Puffy mattress works with adjustable base beds, and in fact Puffy has an adjustable base of their own that we recommend that the team at the company has put together that goes well with their mattress products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Puffy Mattresses Good?
The puffy bed is a great mattress if you are looking for an all foam mattress at a great price. Puffy delivers an excellent universal comfort mattress that is comfortable, sleeps cool, and doesn’t make you feel “trapped in foam” like some all foam beds. The 101 night trial period and lifetime warranty make it a really great offer. The team at Puffy got this mattress right and if you like the feel of memory foam you will love Puffy.
Which Puffy Mattress is Best?
This depends on if you are a heavier or lighter sleeper. Heavier sleepers will prefer the thicker layers of the Puffy Lux, which is 12″ thick compared to the 10″ thickness of the original Puffy mattress.
How Long Does it Take for the Puffy mattress to expand?
The bed usually takes only a few hours to expand, however waiting 24 hours is recommended for it to fully open up and expand.
Can I use an adjustable bed with the Puffy mattress?
Yes! Adjustable bases work great with the Puffy mattress, Puffy has one (you can check out the review for it here) or you can use one of the many other models on the market. If you have two twin xl mattresses and an adjustable base with 2 independent sizes (called a split king), each side can raise or lower on its own. However you must have 2 twin xl models to do this, not a regular king size mattress.
The Puffy is reasonably priced, with a queen selling for $1150 which given the comfort and quality of materials, is a rather reasonable price, but now you can get it for only $850.
The team at the Puffy mattress company has a great product that they stand behind with their 101 night sleep trial period and also offer the lifetime warranty. The Puffy Lux is a bit more expensive mattress, but thicker and has mores support for heavier sleepers.
The new upgraded Puffy mattress does an excellent job of appealing to a wide variety of sleepers with a medium firmness feel on average depending on sleeper weight.
Their patent pending gel infused memory foam construction combined with their Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam layer and foundation layer does a good job of providing balance and pressure relieving support as well as a comfortable night’s sleep.
The Puffy sleeps fairly cool and is a good choice for couples that may have different firmness preferences and sleeping positions. There was a minimal degree of motion transfer and sinkage, edge support was good and all these features make the new Puffy a great mattress for the money and materials included in the design.
The 101 night trial period and lifetime warranty make your purchase of the Puffy mattress a lot less risky, and the company stands by its product. If you don’t like the mattress during that trial period, just contact the company and get your money back!
All in all, the Puffy is one of the best medium firmness universal comfort mattresses currently present on the online mattress market, and a great choice if you are looking for a 10″ foam mattress that sleeps incredibly cool and at a more than a reasonable price. We think you will love the Puffy mattress.
Hopefully our updated Puffy mattress reviews help you make your next mattress purchase decision, and if you have any questions, feel free to let us know!
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