Puffy Mattress Review

Puffy Mattress | Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Puffy

8.8

Motion Transfer

9.2/10

Affordability

7.6/10

Softness

9.3/10

Off Gassing

9.0/10

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

I had a chance to try out the new and improved Puffy mattress just a few weeks ago and so this review has been updated to reflect my most recent findings. In short, this mattress is an excellent choice for side sleepers. If you want to sink into your mattress and get maximum pressure relief, get yourself a Puffy.

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

Puffy Mattress ConstructionThis 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.

Here are the details as listed on their site:

10″ MATTRESS | 2 LAYERS

6.5 – 8.5 Medium-Firm Comfort

4″ Cooling Cloud™ FoamPuffy’s gel-infused foam increases airflow 8x more than standard foam mattresses. provides pressure relief and cooling.

6″ Firm Core Support FoamExceptional support and spinal alignment for restorative sleep.

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 to 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 thought 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

Inside the Puffy Mattress

Here’s what the mattress looks like inside with the cover off. What makes this mattress so conforming is the top layer which you really sink into fast.

Puffy mattress construction

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 similarly 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.

Puffy Mattress SinkDoes 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  Mattress Recommendation

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 I was really impressed with how it conforms and relieves pressure without being hard to move around on.

The 2018 Puffy Mattress Update

Puffy Awards

 

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 unique feel.

I think the Puffy is still worth considering and should definitely be on your short list if you are a side sleeper as it should completely address shoulder and hip soreness. Everything about the Puffy is convenient so it’s definitely worth trying out.

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28 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. Motion Transfer

            10.00

            Affordability

            9.50

            Softness

            9.20

            Off Gassing

            10.00

            Trial Period

            10.00

            Well, it took me a little over a week to adjust to the Puffy. After 2 months I can say that I actually look forward to sleeping on it every night. The rest I get on this mattress I have yet to get anywhere else, even when my husband and I travel to top hotels. We certainly appreciate this 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!

      1. Motion Transfer

        10.00

        Affordability

        10.00

        Softness

        9.50

        Off Gassing

        10.00

        Trial Period

        10.00

        I sleep on my side, been the best thing ever for me.

  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,,

    1. Motion Transfer

      10.00

      Affordability

      10.00

      Softness

      9.80

      Off Gassing

      9.80

      Trial Period

      10.00

      Puffy is on the softer side for both my husband and I

    2. Motion Transfer

      10.00

      Affordability

      9.30

      Softness

      9.50

      Off Gassing

      9.80

      Trial Period

      9.60

      i am also a side sleeper. I have the regular Puffy Lux and it feels not so soft and not too firm. I also sleep on my side and it keeps my hip and shoulder comfortably into place. this way I don’t wake up over and over at night.

  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

    1. Motion Transfer

      9.50

      Affordability

      10.00

      Softness

      9.20

      Off Gassing

      10.00

      Trial Period

      10.00

      Funny my husband and I switched from our old Sleep Number too. Puffy is the way to go. My husband says he could have bought a car for the amount of money we waisted on the Sleep Number.

  5. Motion Transfer

    10.00

    Affordability

    7.00

    Softness

    8.20

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    10.00

    I purchased the Puffy Lux 12” Mattress and tonight will be my third night sleeping on it. The only complaint I have so far is the border of the mattress is very soft, lacking the firmness of a nicely stitched border for better support when sitting on the side of the bed. Otherwise, the mattress is plush but not too much so and I have been sleeping very well and wake up feeling refreshed without my painful arthritic hips bothering me! After having slept on a top-of-the-line Sleep Number Bed for nearly 15 years, I am pleasantly surprised with the Puffy Lux! I highly recommend it!

    1. Motion Transfer

      10.00

      Affordability

      10.00

      Softness

      9.50

      Off Gassing

      8.70

      Trial Period

      10.00

      I feel the same way with my Puffy mattress. I used to have a Tempur so I was think about getting another one until my friend suggested Puffy. I think I saved over $1500 by going with Puffy and my sleep quality is just as good if not better.

  6. Motion Transfer

    10.00

    Affordability

    10.00

    Softness

    9.70

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    10.00

    Surprisingly happy with this mattress. Delivery was perfect and the rest we get on it speaks volumes about the quality and comfort.

  7. Motion Transfer

    9.60

    Affordability

    10.00

    Softness

    9.80

    Off Gassing

    9.10

    Trial Period

    10.00

    We love our Puffy mattress, it is a great mattress for the price. We keep wondering how the Puffy Lux would have felt like and compared but for now this one is great. My husband snores less and I never fell him moving around in bed.

  8. Motion Transfer

    9.80

    Affordability

    9.90

    Softness

    9.10

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    10.00

    It really is the best mattress we have had including the super expensive Sleep Number. Puffy is just feels amazing for our body. We have had it for a good year now so we wonder how well it will hold up after 2 or 3 years. They do have a very good warranty but still once must wonder.

  9. Is the puffy king available in “firm” ? Also, what is the cost of the king and does it come with something like a box spring?what is the return policy?

    1. Motion Transfer

      10.00

      Affordability

      10.00

      Softness

      9.60

      Off Gassing

      9.70

      Trial Period

      9.80

      It feels more like a medium firm but the back support is perfect. It doesn’t come with a box spring and our king size was $1195.

  10. Motion Transfer

    9.70

    Affordability

    9.80

    Softness

    9.80

    Off Gassing

    9.80

    Trial Period

    10.00

    We would buy this mattress again and again. It basically solved my husbands back issue that he was dealing with for almost two years.

  11. Motion Transfer

    5.10

    Affordability

    7.60

    Softness

    4.40

    Off Gassing

    0.00

    Trial Period

    0.00

    Got my mattress in July. Was hoping it would help with back pain, but to me it’s too soft. I would not say this is a medium firm mattress. I will probably have to get a refund and purchase the firm mattress, which I’ve never have had to purchase. Glad it works for some people.

  12. Motion Transfer

    9.00

    Affordability

    9.50

    Softness

    8.50

    Off Gassing

    9.40

    Trial Period

    10.00

    Excellent mattress, I like the sleep and recovery my body is getting these last 3-4 weeks. I workout 5 times a week and needed a mattress that can put me deep asleep and that’s exactly what I’m getting now.

    1. Motion Transfer

      7.60

      Affordability

      10.00

      Softness

      8.00

      Off Gassing

      10.00

      Trial Period

      10.00

      I feel the same, I also do pilates and this mattress helps my body quicker and stronger I feel like.

  13. Motion Transfer

    10.00

    Affordability

    10.00

    Softness

    7.40

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    10.00

    I’ve had the Puffy mattress for about 3 months and every night I look forward to getting in bed because it gives me a divine feeling that I’ve never had before. Takes me just minutes and I am Zzzzzzing all night til morning.

  14. Motion Transfer

    9.90

    Affordability

    8.20

    Softness

    4.70

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    10.00

    Ok, so we got our puffy matress. I opened the box and to our suprise it looked a little small for a king mattress. Turns out they sent us a queen. I called the customer service line and they said no problem you can keep that mattress and we will send you the correct one. First thought is “Damn really” and I proceeded to prep our third bedroom for its new bed. We received our king size puffy a couple days later and proceeded to air it out and let it take correct form. So it was a but firm after sleeping on it for a month or so. I called and explained the situation to the customer service people to see if there is anything else we could do and they said it may not be a perfect fit for everyone and stated they would give a full refund but we needed to donate the matress and send proof. I did donate to a local charity and sure enough after showing proof we got a full refund. This company fully stands behind there product and that is hard to find. The spare bed that we got at no cost we gave to my sister and she loves it. Hope this helps

  15. Motion Transfer

    9.50

    Affordability

    9.50

    Softness

    7.30

    Off Gassing

    8.30

    Trial Period

    10.00

    Excellent purchase. Love the cover and the style. I can’t stay awake if I wanted to, because the bed has great contouring and puts me to sleep in just mins.

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