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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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Puffy was recently featured on the Ellen Show.

 

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 Mattress

The Puffy Mattress 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.

 

Unboxing and Overview of Puffy

The Puffy 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.

Here’s a picture of the box that my queen size Puffy 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 puffly clouds stitched into the mattress ticking.

Puffy mattress bed

Puffy has a nice border around the front of the mattress with their logo…

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.

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.

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.

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 hanled heat fairly well given it’s construction.

 

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.

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7 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?

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