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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.
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 though 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
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’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.