Firmness: Medium (5)
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Price Range: $599 – $1,249
Warranty: Lifetime, Limited
- Deeply conforming memory foam comfort layer helps relieve pressure
- High-density polyfoam support core promotes spinal alignment
- Excellent motion isolation
- Side sleepers under 230 pounds and back sleepers under 130 pounds
- Those sharing a bed with a sleep partner, children, or pets
- People who like the signature hug of memory foam
Puffy Mattress: Our Verdict
The Puffy Mattress combines deep contouring and a medium (5) firmness level, making it an excellent choice for side sleepers seeking pressure relief. It also excels at limiting motion transfer, helping sleepers remain undisturbed by the movements of sleep partners, pets, and children.
The Puffy contains built-in cooling technology designed to disperse some of the body heat that can build up in an all-foam mattress, but its closely conforming foams may not be ideal for those who tend to sleep hot. It also may not be the best fit for back sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds or stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, as these individuals generally need a firmer mattress with less contouring.
However, the Puffy delivers premium comfort for people desiring the cradling effects of an all-foam mattress, and it particularly excels for side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds.
Puffy Mattress: An Introduction
Launched in 2017, Los Angeles-based mattress and bedding company Puffy currently offers two hybrid mattresses in addition to its original all-foam model. The 12-inch Puffy Lux Hybrid combines memory foam and polyfoam layers atop 6 inches of pocketed coils and a high-density polyfoam base layer. The 14-inch Royal Hybrid adds to the Lux’s profile with an additional 2-inch polyfoam layer that’s aerated to promote airflow.
We’ll focus on the flagship Puffy Mattress, delving into the specifics of what this 10-inch all-foam model is made of, what it’s like to sleep on it, and how it performed in several performance categories during our in-house sleep lab tests.
How We Review
We’ve devised a testing methodology that incorporates the viewpoints of a team of testers with diverse body types and sleep position preferences who personally research and test each product we review. We evaluate beds across an array of performance categories to help you make an informed mattress choice based on your sleep needs.
What’s It Like to Sleep on the Puffy Mattress?
The Puffy Mattress is an all-foam model with a deeply conforming memory foam comfort layer that creates a plush feel. The support core of high-density polyfoam provides just enough pushback to prevent excessive sinkage for the majority of sleepers, but those seeking a firm sleep surface should look elsewhere.
The Puffy’s focus is on the cradling effect of the company’s proprietary foams, resulting in a medium (5) firmness that reinforces the feeling of nestling into the top comfort layer.
Puffy Mattress Pros and Cons
- Proprietary foams designed for pressure relief
- Superior motion isolation
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Closely conforming foams tend to sleep warm
- Ease of movement inhibited by significant contouring
- May not offer adequate support for some back and stomach sleepers
Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness
The way a mattress feels is subjective, but there are general rules of thumb to keep in mind when shopping for the best mattress for your needs. One key consideration is the relationship between sleep position, body weight, and the firmness of your mattress.
We measure mattress firmness on a 10-point scale, with 1 being the softest and 10 the firmest. Typically, side sleepers benefit from a softer mattress that offers more contouring, while back and stomach sleepers find better support from a firmer mattress.
It’s helpful to think of these recommendations as a range that shifts depending on the sleeper’s weight. For instance, a back sleeper weighing less than 230 pounds may prefer a slightly softer mattress than a heavier individual, while a side sleeper weighing over 230 pounds may want a mattress with a firmer feel.
We’ve accounted for this variability by assembling a team of testers with different body types and sleep position preferences.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Over 230 lbs.|
Our side sleepers under 130 pounds found the Puffy Mattress to be an excellent fit, with its medium feel offering a nice balance of comfort and support. Those weighing between 130 and 230 pounds were also impressed with the Puffy’s deep contouring underscored by the support core’s effective pushback. Side sleepers over 230 pounds, while less enthusiastic overall, still gave the Puffy solid marks.
During testing, back sleepers under 130 pounds enjoyed the plush feel of the Puffy Mattress’ comfort layers and also benefited from the support provided by the polyfoam core. Our back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds gave the Puffy decent grades, but those above that range experienced too much sinkage around their torso and hips to maintain comfort and proper spinal alignment.
Overall, the Puffy Mattress was not a great fit for our stomach sleepers. Testers under 130 pounds benefitted the most from the closely conforming memory foam and found just enough support from the polyfoam core. For stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, the medium firmness level didn’t offer enough pushback to prevent sinkage.
Our Performance Ratings
Our testers evaluated the Puffy Mattress across eight key performance categories. Their scores are based on a five-point scale, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.
Foam mattresses are known for their pressure relieving capabilities, and the Puffy Mattress is no exception. Combining 2 inches of memory foam with another 2 inches of polyfoam, the Puffy’s comfort layers offer deep contouring that cradles the body. Average support from the mattress’ core complements the close-conforming upper layers, promoting alignment.
One of the drawbacks of foam mattresses is their tendency to sleep hot. The Puffy Mattress includes gel in the uppermost layer and further cooling tech in the second comfort layer that’s designed to disperse body heat. However, our testers felt that these features weren’t enough to offset the temperature buildup resulting from the memory foam’s deep contouring.
While all-foam mattresses generally excel at reducing motion transfer, our testers found that the soft upper layers of the Puffy were exceptionally effective at absorbing movement. The ability of the Puffy’s foams to successfully isolate motion is especially helpful for light sleepers and those who share the bed with sleep partners, children, or pets.
Bolstered by a support core of high-density polyfoam, the Puffy manages to have above-average edge support despite the softer foams in its comfort system. The mattress’ stronger perimeter makes it easier to get into and out of bed and creates a wider usable sleep surface.
The Puffy Mattress is made with high-quality foams backed by a limited lifetime warranty. In practice, the softer memory foam and polyfoam used in the Puffy’s comfort layers are more susceptible to wear and tear than other mattress types that use latex or steel coils. But given the quality of the materials in the Puffy Mattress, we expect it should last most sleepers a minimum of six years with proper care.
Ease of Movement
The same deeply contouring foams that create the Puffy’s excellent pressure relief also make it harder to change positions. The significant contouring of the mattress made our heavier testers feel “stuck” in the sleep surface. While people who prefer deeply conforming mattresses may find this ideal, those seeking more responsiveness may want to find a firmer option.
We looked primarily at performance metrics in ease of movement, temperature neutrality, and edge support when rating the Puffy Mattress in this category. Since it doesn’t particularly excel in any of these areas, some couples may find it less than ideal when it comes to conduciveness for sex.
Off-gassing refers to the chemical-like smell produced when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released after unboxing foam-based products. While the Puffy Mattress is made entirely of foam layers, the foams are certified by CertiPUR-US as having low VOC emissions, in addition to being free of heavy metals and other harmful substances. This makes the Puffy a solid choice for people seeking an all-foam mattress that minimizes that distinctive new mattress smell.
What Is the Puffy Mattress Made Of?
The Puffy Mattress has a stain-resistant and hypoallergenic polyester cover. Its comfort system contains 2 inches of Puffy’s proprietary Cooling Cloud memory foam, which includes gel infusions designed for temperature regulation. It’s followed by 2 inches of Climate Comfort polyfoam engineered for pressure relief and breathability.
The support core features 6 inches of the company’s high-density Firm Core Support polyfoam. Puffy’s Grip Base bottom cover helps keep the mattress in place.
Puffy Mattress Construction Layers
|Comfort Layers||2″ Cooling Cloud Memory Foam2″ Climate Comfort Polyfoam|
|Support Core||6″ High-Density Polyfoam|
How Much Does the Puffy Mattress Cost?
The Puffy’s mid-range price-point places it in neither the budget nor the luxury mattress category. Among all-foam mattresses, it’s also about average.
|Twin||$649||38″ x 75″||10″||29 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$699||38″ x 80″||10″||30 lbs.|
|Full||$849||54″ x 75″||10″||40 lbs.|
|Queen||$999||60″ x 80″||10″||48 lbs.|
|King||$1,199||76″ x 80″||10″||61 lbs.|
|California King||$1,199||72″ x 84″||10″||61 lbs.|
|Split King||$1,398||38″ x 80″ (2 pc.)||10″||60 lbs.|
Which Puffy Mattress Is Right for You?
The all-foam Puffy Mattress is the brand’s flagship model. The company also has two hybrid offerings: the Puffy Lux Hybrid and the Puffy Royal Hybrid. These combine memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers with a core of individually wrapped coils.
The hybrid mattresses both feature higher price tags and taller profiles, though all three models have comparable firmness levels and similar performance characteristics. While the all-foam mattress has superior motion isolation, shoppers looking for better temperature control, ease of movement, and conduciveness for sex may prefer the breathability and bounce of a hybrid model.
Puffy Mattresses at a Glance
|Model||Firmness||Mattress Type||Height||Base Price (Queen)|
|Puffy Mattress||Medium (5)||Foam||10″||$999|
|Puffy Lux Hybrid||Medium (5)||Hybrid||12″||$1,449|
|Puffy Royal Hybrid||Medium (5)||Hybrid||14″||$2,349|
Discounts and Coupons
Shoppers can expect to see frequent sales on Puffy’s mattresses, especially around holidays such as Thanksgiving and Memorial Day weekend. Alongside these promotions, Puffy often offers free items with mattress purchases, including pillows, mattress protectors, and sheet sets. Members of the military, teachers, students, and certain health care workers are eligible for one-time discounts.
Where Can You Buy the Puffy Mattress?
The Puffy Mattress can be purchased via the brand’s website and at many brick-and-mortar mattress stores throughout the contiguous U.S. Keep in mind that sleep trials, warranties, shipping, and other services may differ when purchasing a Puffy Mattress through a retail partner.
|Buying Information and Customer Policies|
Puffy Mattresses can be purchased online through the company’s website. They’re also available at select mattress and furniture stores.
Puffy Mattresses ship free within the U.S. They typically arrive within two to five business days compressed and rolled inside a box.
The company offers a 101-night sleep trial. Returns initiated within the sleep trial period are free and shoppers are eligible for a full refund.
The Puffy Mattress comes with a limited lifetime warranty covering defects in construction, including flaws in the fabric or zipper and indentations greater than 1.5 inches.
Puffy Mattress FAQ
The Puffy Mattress has a layered construction with a specific top and bottom and should not be flipped. While not required, you can periodically rotate the mattress 180 degrees to extend its lifespan.
Depending on location, most shoppers should receive their Puffy Mattress within two to five business days of placing their order.
Puffy manufactures and assembles its mattresses in the United States.
The Puffy Mattress and other models from the company are available for in-person trials at various brick-and-mortar mattress retailers across the U.S. Shoppers can use the store locator tool on the Puffy website to find the nearest showroom.