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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.