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DreamCloud vs Puffy Mattress

DreamCloud vs Puffy Mattress

For anyone that likes to shop or read reviews online, DreamCloud and Puffy are two mattresses that you'll want to checkout.

Last Updated: September 25, 2020

While DreamCloud, Puffy, and Puffy Lux are three unique beds, there's plenty to like with all of them. And given that they're unique, it makes the decision making process easier because you'll most likely be drawn to one mattress over the other almost immediately. For example, Puffy and Puffy Lux are all-foam beds, while DreamCloud is a hybrid bed that incorporates coils for added support.

DreamCloud Premier Memory Foam $200 Off + Gift Discount In CartDreamCloud Premier is a memory foam hybrid mattress that comes with free shipping/returns and a full-year trial period.
Puffy Original Mixed Foam $300 Off + Gift Discount In CartPuffy is one of the best known online mattresses. It has three layers of foam and a comfortable, accommodating “feel.”

Before we dissect DreamCloud and Puffy, let’s start with a quick overview of the notable points for this review.

  • Design — These beds are completely different in terms of construction (coil bed vs foam bed).
  • Pricing — Puffy is the more affordable option between the three beds (Puffy, DreamCloud, and DreamCloud Premier).
  • Body Type — Puffy is best for petite to medium individuals while the DreamCloud mattress models accommodate all body types.

Clearly, there’s more to know about both beds, which is precisely why we’ve taken the time to write such an extensive post below. Hope it helps!

Background On Puffy And DreamCloud

Puffy is a foam bed—a bit like Leesa or Casper—that’s targeting sleepers who want a comfortable foa, bed at a reasonable price. The bed actually exploded onto the scene after being featured on the Ellen Show. Since then, it has grown to be a popular brand in the online space. They’ve had so much success that they’ve even released Puffy Lux, an upgraded, extra-soft mattress.

DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier is absolutely nothing like Puffy, and many other online mattresses—and that’s part of the reason it’s become so popular. It’s focused on the consumer that is a little more established in their life and wants a luxury mattress for a fair price. It’s actually meant to compete mostly with the likes of WinkBed, Saatva, etc. That’s not to say that Puffy and DreamCloud do not compete—they certainly do, which is why we’ve created this post—but it’s also true that DreamCloud is branded to be more in the “Hotel Luxury” category of beds.

Several Layers Of Foam And Coils

The biggest difference between Puffy and the DreamCloud models is what’s under the hood.

DreamCloud Premier has 8″ pocketed coils alongside several layers of memory foam and poly foam. That, in and of itself, is different from the all-foam design of Puffy and Puffy Lux. To be clear, there is no single best design to a mattress, but DreamCloud Premier sure seems to be onto something with its 15″ construction that blends various foams with coils. It’s also 1″ thicker than the standard DreamCloud mattress, which is one contributing factor to its higher price tag.

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DreamCloud Premier mattress construction

All in all, due to DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier’s hybrid designs, we give them the clear edge over Puffy when it comes to which is the better mattress for heavy and obese people. This is consistent with what we’ve said in the past—heavy people should first try out coil/hybrid beds because they tend to be more durable in the long run.

DreamCloud’s Trial Window

I know that we mentioned this elsewhere in the review, but it’s worth emphasizing that you can try out DreamCloud or DreamCloud Premier for a full year, risk free. “What does that mean?” you might ask. It means that you can sleep on the mattress, watch TV on the mattress, jump on the mattress, and generally test the mattress for a full year before you need to make a definitive decision.

dreamcloud mattress review side sleeper
Owen loves the full year trial period with DreamCloud Premier

And if you opt to return it, that’s completely free. Talk about being confident in your products. Off the top of my head, only Nectar, Brentwood Home, and one or two others offer a full-year test window.

DreamCloud Firmness

DreamCloud Premier, as you can see below, has a medium to medium-firm profile. Compared to Puffy and the flagship DreamCloud Mattress which both have a medium firmness profile.

dreamcloud mattress review firmness

As such, both DreamCloud mattresses would likely work for all sleeper types, but the entry-level DreamCloud is a more suitable option for side sleepers while DreamCloud Premier might suit stomach and back sleepers more.

Puffy Costs Less Than DreamCloud

Here’s a quick breakdown of the prices for the queen size mattresses, before any discounts. Puffy sells for about $1,150 and DreamCloud, $1,400. After applying a discount, however, Puffy ends up at about $850 for the queen while DreamCloud is $1,200.

Clearly, both are affordable, but you can technically save around $250 by going with Puffy over DreamCloud. By the way, you can always check out our Mattress Coupons/Deals page if you want to look for current offers on 50+ beds. We try to update that on a weekly, if not a daily, basis.

Puffy Has A Three-Layer Foam Design

In contrast to the hybrid design of DreamCloud, Puffy has the classic three-layer foam construction somewhat like GhostBed or Leesa—different foams, but same general concept. The bed starts with a support core, often referred to as “Support Foam” or “Foam Base.” All that means is that it’s a basic, dense foam that serves as the bed’s foundation. Next is a transitional layer that Puffy calls “Climate Comfort Foam” which helps to soften the mattress and stop sleepers from feeling the dense support foam.

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Here’s an inside look at Puffy’s three-foam design

As we have labeled in the image above, Puffy’s primary comfort layer is called “Cooling Cloud Foam,” which is essentially a gel memory foam. It has a really comfortable feel and just because it’s memory foam doesn’t mean that it provides resistance when you go to rotate sleeping positions.

In fact, we’d say overall Puffy has a more neutral, soft foam feel with perhaps a bit of memory foam mixed in. If you can envision a blend of Leesa and Nectar, that’s somewhat how Puffy feels. It’s a comfortable bed for sure, and it’s quite accommodating.

Puffy Is Universally Accommodating As Well

Overall, we rate Puffy at pretty much a true medium on our softness/firmness scale—though some team members consider it a medium+. It’s accommodating for all sleeping styles. Keep in mind, though, that we rate firmness from the perspective of the average American—about 200 lbs, give or take. Someone that’s heavier will perceive Puffy and all other beds to be softer. Inversely, petite individuals will claim both of these beds are firmer.

puffy mattress review firmness and feel

Puffy is one of those beds that offers pressure relief, but it’s not so soft that you don’t feel supported. For petite and average size individuals, you should be just fine on the Puffy mattress.

Puffy Also Has A Special Cover

We rave about DreamCloud’s quilted euro top, but in all fairness Puffy has a unique and interesting cover as well. At first glance, it looks fairy unassuming—just like any other polyester cover. In reality, however, the cover is “stain resistant” and machine washable.

puffy lux mattress review
We really like that Puffy added a washable cover

Most of these online beds have removable covers, but very few have a washable cover. As such, Puffy ends up being a really nice mattress for kids, and anyone that’s concerned with deep cleaning their room. The cover isn’t the easiest thing to remove and put back, but the mere fact that it’s washable helps to differentiate Puffy.

Let’s Not Forget: Puffy Lux vs DreamCloud

If you’re familiar with Puffy, you’re likely aware that the brand also has a luxury option called Puffy Lux. You can read more about the bed in our full review, but the gist of what you need to know is that it’s a soft mattress with a memory foam feel. In this review, Puffy Lux is definitely the winner when it comes to side sleepers looking for extra pressure relief. That said, because it’s softer, it’s not our top pick for strict back or stomach sleepers. There’s just always a trade off whenever you go mattress shopping.

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper