Puffy Mattress Review
Our Puffy mattress review takes a look at this new bed in a box company that recently came onto the market promising great sleep at a great price.
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 wanted to come up with a mattress that felt like you were sleeping on a cloud, and thus this new mattress 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 original Puffy and Puffy Lux reviews and see what we think about these new entrants into the online bed in a box industry!
Is the Puffy Mattress Right for You?
Buy the Puffy if you like:
- Softer mattresses – This mattress scores 5-6 in firmness level (10 being the firmest) which places it more on a softer side. It will provide you with pressure points 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 foam mattress that will provide you with deep compression support, contouring and the hugging feeling typical for a memory foam mattress, but it will not cause you to sink too much and feel trapped in the layer.
- Cool-sleeping mattresses – The 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 mattress is a softer all foam mattress that will allow your body to sink into it to a certain degree for perfect pressure points relief and if you like the feeling of sleeping on top of a mattress rather than inside it, and thus more foam firmness, then this mattress may not be best mattress 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 stomach sleeping position.
Construction and Materials
The Puffy is a 10″ mattress made of 3 layers of proprietary designed foam:
- 2″ Top Cooling layer – The top layer of the Puffy features 2″ of patent pending Cooling Cloud foam, their special cooling gel-infused foam designed to disperse your body heat away from your 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 support layer is made of 6″ of dense support foam, that is designed to be responsive and the company claims the base layer provides 4x the body support of traditional support 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 used in the construction to provide a cool surface and comfort as well as wick way heat and moisture.
Besides this, their Zip-N-Wash mattress protector allows for seasonal deep cleaning to remove dirt and germs that build up from regular use of the Puffy bed.
Firmness & Support
The Puffy is a universal comfort type memory foam mattress, designed to appeal to a wide range of sleeper types including back sleepers, side sleepers, and combination sleepers.
We felt that the Puffy is a medium soft mattress, coming in around a 5/6 out of 10 in firmness level (10 being firmest.) They have 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 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 foam 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 mattress, as my body is much larger than average. However, if you are looking for a firm mattress specifically, this mattress may be softer than you are looking for.
My weight was fairly evenly 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 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 foam comfort layer which makes it on the softer side for lighter sleepers. The top layer provides a bit of responsiveness and bounce without causing too much sinkage as would normally be expected in an 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 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 foam layers did make for a comfortable sleeping experience, and this was shared by both of us. If you want your mattress to have a medium level of firmness and feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, you’ll want to check out this one. Our bedding such as the flat and fitted bed sheet and the bed skirt fit on the mattress well. The headboard of the bed wasn’t an issue with this one and it all fit well. We used our typical pillows during this trial but the company also offers pillows as well if you want to buy them at the same time.
The Puffy mattress does an excellent job of sleeping cool from the thin cover and presence of the gel memory gel 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-foam mattresses, and this one does well in this respect.
We would rate the Puffy as above average in terms of not sleeping hot, better than most mattresses of this type and not causing us to wake up sweating and sticky. The cooling gel foam does an excellent job at temperature regulation, something gel is good for. If you typically sleep hot, the gel infusion cooling technology in this mattress might be your solution for sleeping throughout the night.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
In terms of sinkage and motion transfer, again with many of these mattresses it is highly dependent on sleeper body type and 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 transition 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. As a side sleeper my shoulders and hips did not sink down too much and feel any discomfort, which has happened with 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 mattress thankfully did not cause us to have this.
Average weight 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 body type, so if you are one whose body is a bit larger, you may want to read our Puffy Lux review.
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 side of the bed, 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 used in the Puffy mattress construction did a great job of motion isolation which caused the amount of motion transfer between the partners to be minimal, so we didn’t feel much disruption in our sleep when one of us would move around.
Any motion transfer that occurred was not that bad, as the bounce from the inner layer and cooling cloud foam used did not cause any change in positions to be that bad. With a firm core support in the base foam, the motion transfer that was present didn’t cause us to be bounced around when moving.
All in all, this mattress does a good job with sinkage and motion transfer, on par or better than most foam mattresses in its class.
Smell / Off-Gassing
There was a small degree of off-gassing / smell when we opened up the 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 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 with a very affordable price tag. Puffy delivers an excellent universal comfort mattress that is comfortable, sleeps cool, and doesn’t make you feel “trapped in foam” like some beds. The company offers a 101 night trial period and a warranty for the life of the mattress, which makes it a really great offer. The team 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. The company offers two Puffy mattress firmness levels. Heavier weight 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. This one has an adjustable base (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 extra-long 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 extra-long 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 mattress warranty. The Puffy Lux is a bit more expensive mattress, but thicker and has more support for heavier sleepers as well as sleepers who may need a firmer mattress due to lower back issues, general back pain, neck pain, or hip pain. This mattress does a good job with spinal alignment for back and stomach, as well as side sleeping, to minimize lower back pain.
Overall the Puffy new upgraded mattress does an excellent job of appealing to a wide variety of sleepers, such as back sleepers, side sleepers, and combo sleepers, with a medium firm feel on average depending on sleeper weight.
Their patent pending gel 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 climate comfort for a good night’s sleep.
The Puffy sleeps fairly cool and is a good choice for couples that may have different firmness preferences and sleeping positions. The motion isolation was good with 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 of 101 nights, just contact the company for a full refund.
All in all, the Puffy is one of the best medium firm universal comfort mattresses currently present on the online bed in a box mattress market, and a great choice if you are looking for a 10″ foam bed 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 new mattress purchase decision, and if you have any questions, feel free to let us know!
Puffy vs Nectar
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If this sounds like what you look for in a mattress, maybe one of them will be a perfect match for your needs.
Read the full Puffy vs. Nectar review.
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Both are luxury all foam options, and both incorporate unique technologies aimed at improving the overall comfort and sleep experience which make them unlike any other all foam mattresses currently present on the market.
In this comparison, we’ll present you with the basic characteristics and benefits of these two mattresses and personal experiences and opinions about them and help you figure out a better pick for your sleeping needs and preferences.
Read the full Puffy vs. Loom and Leaf comparison.
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Read the full Puffy vs. Nolah comparison.