Puffy Mattress Review

For sleepers looking for a supportive all-foam mattress, Puffy is worth a serious look. Puffy offers two mattresses: the original Puffy Mattress and the Puffy Lux.

Both of these mattresses utilize a thick layer of gel-infused memory foam as the comfort layer. Memory foam provides a contouring sleeping surface that promotes spinal alignment while delivering excellent comfort as well. Each mattress also includes a ClimateComfort foam layer that keeps the bed consistent regardless of the temperature.

The Puffy Lux is slightly firmer and supplements the memory foam with a layer of responsive polyfoam that brings additional pressure point relief.

For both mattresses, Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial without a required break-in period. This lets you try out the mattress in the short term, and a lifetime warranty protects your investment over the long-term.

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Original Puffy Mattress

In-depth Puffy Mattress Review

Puffy Mattress Prices and Sizes
SizePuffy OriginalPuffy Lux
Twin$795$1,445
Twin XL$825$1,495
Full$995$1,595
Queen$1,150$1,795
King$1,350$1,995
California King$1,350$1,995
Firmness

The original Puffy mattress is medium, falling at 5-5.5 on the firmness scale.

The Puffy Lux is slightly firmer and is a 6-6.5.

Availability

The Puffy and Puffy Lux mattresses are only sold through the Puffy website.

Construction

While there are some similarities in materials, the construction is different for the two mattresses sold by Puffy.

Puffy does not publish the density of the foam layers.

Puffy

  1. The top layer is 2” of gel-infused memory foam.
  2. The middle layer is 2" of ClimateComfort polyfoam for temperature consistency.
  3. The third layer is 6” of support polyfoam.

Puffy Lux

  1. The top layer is 3” of gel-infused memory foam.
  2. The second layer is 1.5” of a cushioning polyfoam.
  3. The third layer is 2" of ClimateComfort polyfoam for temperature consistency.
  4. The fourth layer is 6” of support polyfoam.
Shipping

Puffy provides free shipping with FedEx for both of these mattresses within the contiguous United States.

Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii may be available for an extra fee. Customers in these states should contact Puffy for further details.

Additional Services

There are no white glove delivery, installation, or haul-away services offered by Puffy.

Puffy does have a program for donations of mattresses to homeless children and families in need. They have several social media promotions, including #jumpforkids, in which the company donates beds when customers post photos of the Puffy mattresses.

Sleep Trial

Both the Puffy and Puffy Lux come with a 101-night sleep trial. There is no break-in period required: you can return the mattress at any point during the 101 nights after the mattress is delivered.

Should you opt for a return, the company will assist you in finding a place to donate the mattress in your community.

Warranty

Puffy offers a generous lifetime warranty for their mattresses. If at any point the mattress is defective in its construction or craftsmanship, the company will replace it free of charge.

Puffy Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is very good in the Puffy and the Puffy Lux. Both mattresses use memory foam in the comfort layer, and this material excels at limiting motion transfer from one part of the bed to another.

Edge Support

Edge support is average at-best for the two mattresses from Puffy. Because of memory foam’s responsiveness and its slower rate of regaining its shape, the edge of the mattress is prone to compress.

This level of edge support is generally not a problem when lying near the exterior of the mattress. The compression of the foams is instead most pronounced when sitting on the edge of the bed.

Heat Retention

Memory foam can build up heat and may not be the best fit for people who have a strong tendency toward sleeping hot. Puffy does include graphite-gel interspersed within the foam to reduce the amount of heat retention.

Off-Gassing

Some initial odor is to be expected with both the Puffy and the Puffy Lux, but this smell will not last more than a few hours or a few days at the longest.

Support

Support from these mattresses is excellent. Both have thick layers of memory foam that can compress in ways that give extra cushioning to the heavier parts of the body such as the hips and shoulders. This responsiveness helps keep your body and spine aligned to avoid aches and pains.

Conforming

Memory foam provides significant contouring. As it cushions the body proportionally to where weight is applied, it gives a feeling of hugging the body. This boosts the support and comfort of the Puffy mattresses.

Durability

The Puffy mattresses have not been on the market long enough to have data about their durability over many years.

Puffy does not publish information about the density of their foams, and density can impact the longevity of foam materials.

A benefit for the durability of the mattress is that it uses thicker layers of memory foam. This reduces the risk of extra pressure being placed on that foam or its supporting layers.

Overall, we anticipate the Puffy mattresses to have a similar useful life -- of 6-8 years more -- as comparable foam beds.

Sex

Because of the contouring of memory foam and its low level of bounce, movement on the Puffy mattresses can be more difficult.

In most cases, this will not interrupt sexual activity, but other mattress types, such as latex, tend to better facilitate motion and sex.

How Do Customers Rate the Puffy Mattress?
WebsiteReviews
Puffy.com4.75/5 (4,382 combined reviews for Puffy and Puffy Lux)
Amazon2.6/5 (2 reviews)
Google ShoppingNot applicable
Consumer Reports67 total CR score (for original Puffy)

Puffy Lux Mattress

What Type of Sleeper is Suited to the Puffy Mattress?

The Puffy and Puffy Lux have a lot to offer. They are well-designed mattresses with thick layers of memory foam. However, no one mattress suits all sleepers. Instead, it’s important to consider whether a mattress is a good fit for you, and two central considerations are your sleeping position and your weight.

Side sleepers: memory foam is a great choice for side sleepers because it can cushion the shoulders and hips in a way that encourages spinal alignment. The exception is that some side sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds will find this foam to be a bit too soft and have too much sink.

Back sleepers: back sleepers can benefit from the responsiveness of memory foam, but in this sleeping position, a firmer mattress is typically the best choice. The risks of awkward bending of the spine or neck will be greater for back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds.

Stomach sleepers: a firmer mattress is usually a wiser choice for stomach sleepers because too much contouring can feel suffocating and can disrupt the proper curvature of the spine. Stomach sleepers who are lighter and weigh under 130 pounds, though, may find the firmness and responsiveness of these mattresses to be a good fit.

Puffy Original
Under 130 lbs130-230 lbsAbove 230 lbs
Side SleepersVery goodVery goodGood
Back Sleepers GoodGoodFair
Stomach Sleepers GoodFairPoor
Puffy Lux
Under 130 lbs130-230 lbsAbove 230 lbs
Side SleepersVery goodVery goodGood
Back Sleepers Very goodGoodFair
Stomach Sleepers Very goodGoodFair

Our Verdict

The two mattresses from Puffy are both designed simply and with high-performance materials. By using memory foam in the comfort layer, the original Puffy and the Puffy Lux can provide excellent contouring and pressure point relief. For customers with back pain, this can offer welcome relief.

While some mattresses use only a thin layer of memory foam, the Puffy mattresses have thicker chunks of foam that enhance support and durability. This material delivers excellent motion isolation as well.

While the price of the Puffy may be higher than some all-foam mattresses, the company offers a lifetime warranty that provides peace of mind that this is a purchase that will provide significant return on your investment.

Puffy Mattress

9.1
Material Quality
9.1 / 10
Support
9.3 / 10
Temperature Regulation
9.1 / 10
Off-Gassing
9.0 / 10
Suitability for Sex
8.0 / 10
Trial period
9.2 / 10
Warranty
10.0 / 10
Company Reputation
9.0 / 10
Value for the Money
8.9 / 10

Pros

- Thick layers of memory foam
- Lifetime warranty
- Excellent motion isolation

Cons

- Limited firmness choices
- Sink and contouring may inhibit sex
- May have too much hug and softness for sleepers over 230 pounds

Company Information

Customer Service

In its first few years selling mattresses online, Puffy has received good marks from customers for their support and service.

Reputation

Puffy has not been in business long enough to establish an extended track record or reputation, but so far the company has been well-received and garnered a solid reputation for both products and service.

BBB Rating

Puffy has an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Years in Business

A relative newcomer to the mattress industry, Puffy launched its first mattress in 2017.

Physical Stores

Puffy does not have any physical stores.

Contact Information

800-430-8380 -- Online Help Form: https://puffy.com/pages/contact-puffy-mattress