Recently updated on December 6th, 2022 at 09:06 pm
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Introducing the Puffy Mattress
I have been a fan of the Puffy mattress ever since they launched in 2016. Since the launch of the original Puffy, the brand has expanded its lineup to the Puffy Lux Hybrid and the Puffy Royal. The Puffy Lux Hybrid was rated a Consumer Reports top pick and continues to be a top seller in the Sleep Sherpa mattress stores.
If you are wondering if the Puffy is right for you and if so, which model, check out this video where I compare the Puffy, Puffy Lux and Puffy Royal.
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 is essentially a memory foam mattress that measures 10 inches and is made up of 3 layers— the cooling cloud foam, climate comfort foam and the firm core support foam.
Here are the details as listed on their site:
My Puffy Experience
This is one of many new online mattress companies that ship their product in a box. A queen size currently retails for $850 which puts it at a comparable price to the leading online brands. 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.
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.
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
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 who like a softer feel with conforming foam. At $850 for a queen size after the $300 discount, it’s right on target with other brands. I was impressed with how it conforms and relieves pressure without being hard to move around on.
The 2022 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 shortlist 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.
Interested in how the original Puffy compares to the Puffy Luxe Hybrid and the Puffy Royal Mattress? Check out this picture below of all 3 puffy models lined up. As you can see they just keep getting thicker with the Royal being both the thickest and softest of the three.