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Puffy Mattress | Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Puffy

Puffy
8.6

Motion Transfer

9.2 /10

Affordability

7.0 /10

Softness

8.7 /10

Off Gassing

8.9 /10

Trial Period

9.0 /10

Pros

  • good cradling
  • made in USA

Cons

  • More expensive than comprable brands
  • slow recovery

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Introducing the Puffy Mattress

Puffy was recently featured on the Ellen Show as part of a giveaway where everyone in the crowd received a free mattress. Way to go Ellen!

 

Exploring the World of Puffy Mattresses

Puffy is the new mattress on the block, which reportedly mimics the feeling of sleeping on a cloud. Read on to find out more about the ‘most comfortable’ mattress ever.

Construction of the Puffy Bed

This mattress s is essentially a memory foam mattress that measures 10 inches and is made up of two layers— the cooling layer and the bottom layer.

The 3-inch top cooling layer is constructed with Cooling Cloud (patent pending) gel infused memory foam that provides comfort and cooling.

The 7-inch bottom is the foundation made of dense support foam. This layer is supposed to be responsive and provide better support and comfort than other mattresses using support foam layers.

The top layer uses the DeepSleep (patent pending) technology, and the bottom layer uses the DeepSupport technology to provide a combination of cooling and support to the users. The soft cover of the Puffy mattress helps keep users cool and comfortable and wicks away moisture and heat.

My Puffy Experience

Unboxing and Overview of Puffy

This is one of many new online mattress companies that ship their product in a box. A queen size currently retails for $950 which puts it a little higher on the end of the price spectrum in comparison to similar mattresses. It comes with a 101 night sleep trial where if you don’t like it you can return it for a full refund. What does that mean? Well for starters, you don’t need to put it back in the box and ship it back. Instead, the company will work with you to donate it or they will come pick it up. Either way it’s not a hassle.

Here’s a picture of the box that my queen size mattress came in.

Puffy box

Once you get it out of the box you will find that it is wrapped in plastic. This protects it from all the elements it may get exposed to in delivery. Unboxing is easy. From here, just cut the plastic carefully and the mattress will slowly expand into shape.

puffy mattress wrapped

Here’s what the mattress looks like a few hours after opening. You can see the signature clouds stitched into the mattress ticking a very nice touch.

Puffy mattress bed

This mattress has a nice border around the front of the mattress with their logo. Although you aren’t going to notice this after you put sheets on the bed, it shows that they have put some thought into the looks of the bed and therefore put some though into the feel as well.

Puffy Logo

Below is a video overview of the mattress along with what you can expect in terms of feel and bounce. This is a two layer mattress with the top part being a more dense foam followed by your standard base foam. It has a washable zippered cover. I have washed many covers like this and they are easy to unzip and wash. Just make sure you don’t use too much heat when drying. You don’t want to shrink the fabric as that will make it harder to get back on the mattress. I don’t recommend washing these covers and usually prefer people use a mattress protector instead.

The Puffy Mattress Video

Construction of the Puffy Mattress

Below are the construction details of the mattress. I also took a picture for reference. From what I can tell, there are two pieces of foam that make up the base layer and I believe they are the same densities.

Puffy mattress construction

PUFFY’S COOLING CLOUD™ FOAM

Our Top layer is a gel infused visco polyurethane foam (non-latex) manufactured with our Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF). It is 3” of 2.5 PCF CertiPUR-US Certified foam

FIRM CORE SUPPORT FOAM

Base layer is a polyurethane foam (non-latex) manufactured with our VPF. It is 7” of 1.5 PCF CertiPUR-US Certified foam.
PCF = Pounds per Cubic Foot – a measurement of density.

My Puffy Findings

Overall I found this to be a softer mattress. Despite only having two layers, it transitions well so that you don’t feel yourself hitting the base layer when you lie down.

Here’s a video of me squishing the mattress so you can see how each layer reacts. As you can see the top layer responds much more slowly.

Inside the Puffy Mattress

How is Motion Transfer on the Puffy Mattress?

Here’s another video illustrating motion transfer. There is very little bounce with this mattress and I believe this was by design. This mattress would be a good choice for couples looking to eliminate motion transfer. This mattress behaves similar to other dense foam mattresses like Nectar where there will be little motion transfer. However heavier people may find that it will not completely eliminate this issue.

Here’s a picture of how much by bowling ball sinks into the mattress. The Puffy will cradle you fairly well and will give good pressure relief.

Does the Puffy Mattress Sleep Hot?

The video below was taken with my thermal camera to illustrate heat retention on the mattress. I thought this mattress handled heat fairly well given its construction. If sleeping hot is a primary concern, there are other mattresses such as the Purple which will sleep much cooler but may not conform quite as well.

 

My Puffy  MattressRecommendation

Overall the Puffy is a conforming, soft mattress that should please people that like a softer feel with conforming foam. At $950 for a queen size though it is a bit pricey. The Puffy has a relatively simple construction. Usually, mattresses at this price point have at least 3 layers. Despite that though it still transitions well.

I think heavier sleepers may want to go with a thicker mattress to ensure proper support and prevent bottoming out on the mattress. I didn’t have that issue and I am 190 lbs. but I think beyond that it may be a concern.

The 2018 Puffy Mattress Update

Since this mattress was introduced in 2017 literally dozens of new brands have launched to compete in the online bed in a box space. While all of these have some unique features, the Puffy still has a somewhat unique feel. Again it is a sort of denser foam feel that really conforms.

I think the Puffy is still worth considering and should definitely be on your list for mattreses given they have a generous free trial and fast shipping. Everything about the Puffy is convenient so it’s definitely worth tyring out.

Learn more about the Puffy Mattress.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Puffy Mattress | Does it Live Up to the Hype?”

    1. ME TOO!!! I really want to see how it compares to the others. I’m in desperate need of a new mattress and really want to know how Puffy compares. Haven’t had a good nights sleep in months, have back, hip & joint issues! i’m also generally cold, but suffer from hot flashes/night sweats….so really don’t know which way to turn. Sleeping on a coil for years now with a memory foam topper. Used to have a temperpedic 10 or 15 years ago that was okay, but too hard (and probably too hot, lol). Thinking it may come down to the Puffy or Nectar….but need that Puffy review!!!!!!!

      1. Have you read any reviews of nectar? Seems as though there are many dissatisfied customers because of the shipping. They either wait extremely long time for the mattress or aren’t receiving it at all.

        1. Nectar gives you a ship date, then moves it up by about a week, so I cancelled my order. I have a puffy now, but after the first night my lower back hurt. I don’t know if this is due to lack of support or if my body is just getting used to the mattress

  1. I agree with the need for a review of the Puffy (versus the Nectar). I’m looking at both but finding it difficult to discern which would be the better mattress for me. I sleep very hot and frequently wake up with sore hips. I sleep mostly on my side or back. Please do us all a favor and do a Puffy review so we can make the right mattress choice. Thanks

    1. The PUFFY is excellent for back and side sleepers. Very comfortable!
      A little on the firm side, but still soft.
      Excellent purchase!

  2. Description of firmness seems at odds with the Puffy literature and grading as well as almost all the reviews I’ve read. Evaluation was pretty abstract from the language you used to describe the product. Have you ever slept on it?

  3. I’m surprised by the reviewer claiming puffy to be on the soft side. I’ve found it to be very firm and uncomfortable. I’m a side sleeper and my shoulder hurts after sleeping on this mattress. Company said mattress is firmer in cold weather, softer in warm. It’s being returned,,

  4. Motion Transfer

    9.40

    Affordability

    8.20

    Softness

    9.00

    Off Gassing

    9.70

    Trial Period

    10.00

    Bought a Puffy Lux and my wife and I love it. 14 years on a sleep number and did not realize that we could be so much more comfortable when sleeping. I sleep on my side and The Puffy just conforms to all my angles. Wake up refreshed and rested. Wasted my time on the Sleep Number

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