Puffy vs Casper Mattress Comparison
Find out which bed-in-a-box mattress is best for you in this Casper vs Puffy review.
Last Updated: October 1, 2020Matt Ross
Casper was one of the early entrants in the mattress-in-a-box industry and really helped propel the whole concept into the mainstream. Puffy, on the other hand, is fairly new, but they've quickly risen to become one of the most recognizable brands in the space.
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|Soft Foam||$100 Off Code: SLUMBERYARD||Casper Original is the mattress that started it all. If you just want a comfortable foam mattress, it’s hard to do better than Casper.|
Puffy Mattress vs Casper Mattress Overview
If you’re short on time or just don’t like reading, here are the primary differences between these two beds:
- Casper’s mattresses are less expensive than Puffy’s
- Puffy is firmer than Casper
- Puffy has a machine washable cover, while Casper has a zoned support design for targeted support and pressure relief
Puffy started with a single mattress in 2017 — the Puffy original. The company banked on Puffy’s popularity to introduce the more luxurious Puffy Lux and Puffy Royal mattresses. Casper has been making mattresses that provide the best of both worlds since 2014. The Casper is an extremely comfortable mattress, thanks to its zoned support system. Check out this Puffy mattress vs. Casper in-depth comparison.
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Puffy Vs Casper Mattress Review Video
Those are just the headline differences though. As with any major purchase, it’s always a good idea to do more research. Keep reading to learn more about Puffy and Casper.
Puffy Mattress Review
We think the Puffy Mattress is ideal for customers who want a generally comfortable foam mattress that’s easier to clean than other online mattresses on the market. Take a closer look at how a Puffy Mattress is built.
Puffy Mattress Construction And Materials
The Original Puffy mattress was featured on The Ellen Show a little while back. So with that kind of rise in recognition, the mattress must be good, right? Let’s find out.
The Puffy mattress is a 10″ thick all-foam bed that is comprised of three layers:
- A 6″ layer of firm support foam on the bottom to provide a solid foundation for the mattress
- A 2″ layer of poly foam in the middle to act as a soft transition layer
- A 2″ layer of gel-infused polyurethane foam called “Cooling Cloud Foam” on top for comfort
The topper is only 2” thick for some give, but the bed has more of a neutral-foam feel overall with a hint of memory foam.
It’s also worth noting that the removable cover on Puffy Mattress is both stain resistant and machine washable. This is rare in the bed-in-a-box industry, as you have to spot clean the cover on most mattresses in case of a spill or accident. Most online bed covers do not offer that kind of protection and convenience.
Puffy Feel And Firmness
In terms of firmness, we think the mattress comes in right around a medium on the firmness scale. Overall, the bed finds a decent balance between support and pressure relief.
Additionally, as we mentioned earlier, we think this mattress has a neutral-foam feel that’s slightly more viscous than Casper. This is thanks to the memory foam tendencies of Puffy’s proprietary foam material stacked in the top layer of the mattress.
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Puffy Sleeper Type Analysis
We think all types of sleepers will be just fine on this bed. It doesn’t matter whether you spend the majority of your time on your back, stomach or side.
Best For Lean Sleepers
We wouldn’t recommend this bed for people who weigh more than 250 lb. That’s not a dig at Puffy, by the way. We almost always recommend heavy individuals go with a hybrid or innerspring bed that contains coils over all-foam beds. Big folks place more pressure on a mattress that can wear down all-foam beds over time. Coils provide more support than dense foams and are more durable over the long haul.
Puffy Pros And Cons
- Has more of a memory foam feel than Casper if that’s what you’re looking for
- Machine washable removable cover
- Endorsed by Ellen
- Suits just about all sleeper types
- Not as supportive for larger individuals
- Mattress firmness may be a little too firm for side sleepers
Other Puffy Reviews
Puffy Mattress Reviews
- BBB Rating: A+
- Amazon Reviews: Puffy mattresses aren’t available in Amazon, so we had to dig deeper to find what customers have to say about Puffy. Reviews at the BBB claim that Puffy resolves warranty or satisfaction complaints, although they sometimes are slow to respond.
Puffy vs. Casper Mattress Pricing
Casper tends to be less expensive, but the prices can sometimes be less than $100 apart.
Here is a chart of current prices.
Casper Mattress Review
Casper Construction And Materials
Chances are you’ve heard the Casper name from one of your friends, on the radio or on one of your favorite podcasts. Forget about all the marketing, though, let’s see how this mattress holds up.
The Original Casper mattress is an 11″ thick all-foam bed that is comprised of three layers:
- A thick layer of dense support foam on the bottom to provide a base for the rest of the mattress
- A “Zoned Support” memory foam layer split into thirds. The top and bottom thirds are softer (where you need more pressure relief) and the middle third is firmer (where you need more support)
- A proprietary foam layer on top for a soft, neutral feel
We also want to note that Casper released two new hybrid models in early 2019. So keep in mind, if you get a Casper Hybrid or Wave Hybrid mattress, it will be similar to the construction of an original Casper model, just a little thicker with an additional layer of coils. It’s more supportive and more durable so it would be a better fit than a foam mattress for somebody who is more heavy-set.
Casper Feel And Firmness
In terms of firmness, Casper is similar to Puffy in that we think it lands around a medium on the firmness scale. It too strikes a nice balance between comfort, support and pressure relief.
You don’t feel too much of that secondary memory foam layer. The top layer is soft to the touch and comfortable. It just doesn’t quite conform to your body the way memory foam does. That’s why we call it more of a neutral-foam, which a lot of people actually prefer over memory foam. It’s just a super comfortable mattress.
Casper Sleeper Type Analysis
Most sleepers should be able to be comfortable on this bed including back, side, stomach, and combo. Some petite side sleepers under ~150 lbs, on the other hand, may think the bed is a little too firm.
Best For All Sleepers
However, as with Puffy, given the construction of the bed, we’d point heavy folks toward a bed with coils. We think hybrid and innerspring beds are better equipped to handle the pressure a heavy person places on a mattress night after night.
Casper Pros And Cons
- Zoned support framework
- Good balance between comfort and support
- Less expensive
- Works for all sleeper types
- Not ideal for heavy body types
- Might be too firm for side sleepers
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Casper Mattress vs Puffy Review Verdict
These two beds have several similarities, like how they both perform similarly in terms of firmness, temperature regulation, motion isolation, and edge support. In our eyes, the decision between these two beds really boils down to feel and price.
In short, is price a big factor in your decision on which mattress you should purchase? We’d have to give the edge to Puffy on this one.
Do you like the sensation memory foam provides or do you want a more strict neutral-foam feel? This is a personal preference. We can’t answer it for you.
Some people out there swear by memory foam and others don’t really like how it conforms to their bodies. Luckily, with Puffy, you get a little bit of that memory foam feel but it’s not overwhelming. At the end of the day. if you’re not sure, maybe try both. After all, both companies have friendly trial periods and free returns.
We hope this comparison was helpful in your decision. Thanks for choosing the Slumber Yard.
Puffy Lux vs Casper Comparison
Below is a short video in which we directly compare the Puffy Lux mattress against the Original Casper bed.
We hope you found the video above helpful and entertaining. Below you’ll find more information regarding the Puffy Lux.
Puffy Lux vs Casper Wave
While most of this comparison centers around the Original Casper and Puffy mattresses, we wanted to carve out a section dedicated to Puffy Lux vs Casper Wave. Both of these mattresses are the upgraded foam beds from the brands. In the interest of time, here’s a quick overview of each mattress:
Puffy Lux — This is a softer memory foam mattress that measures in at 12″ thick. If you want a more fluffy memory foam feel, Puffy Lux is designed just for you. In fact, the sleepers that we think will enjoy Puffy Lux the most are side sleepers. Here’s a picture of Puffy Lux:
Casper Wave — The Wave has a similar feel to that of the Original Casper, but it has an upgraded, more advanced foam design. Casper Wave features a “Hyper-Targeted Zoned Support” framework that provides more support under the center of your mass and more pressure relief elsewhere. It’s an expensive mattress, but it’s also really nice, so it just comes down to your personal budget. Here’s a look at The Wave mattress:
So, now that you have an overview of Puffy Lux and Casper Wave, let’s discuss the main reasons to purchase one over the other.
- Price — Casper Wave has an MSRP for the queen of $2,300 and Puffy Lux is around $1,800 before discounts.
- Feel — The Wave feels like a classic soft foam mattress, while Puffy Lux has a memory foam feel.
- Firmness — We consider Casper Wave to be around a “medium” and Puffy Lux to be somewhere around a “medium-soft.”
- Sleep Styles — If you’re a stomach or back sleeper, we prefer The Wave because it’s a little firmer. Both beds are good for side sleepers.
Those are the key points in the Casper Wave vs Puffy Lux comparison. The x-factor is how much value you place on The Wave’s zoned support system. We like both mattresses, but it will come down to your personal preferences. If you like memory foam more, you might consider Puffy Lux. If you don’t like memory foam, The Wave probably makes more sense.
Puffy And Casper Company Policies
A big reason why companies like Casper and Puffy have achieved so much success over the last several years is due to the value proposition online mattress brands offer.
Here are company polices that can help you make sure you’re getting the right mattress:
- Shipping: Both companies offer free shipping. The mattresses will arrive in a box. You just need to unroll the bed and let it inflate for a day or two.
- Free trial: Casper offers a 100-night risk-free trial period so you can test out the bed. Puffy beats it by one day — you’ll have a 101-night trial period. If, for any reason, you decide you don’t like the mattress during the trial period, contact the company.
- Warranty: Casper backs its mattresses with a 10-year warranty. Puffy provides a lifetime warranty.
You can buy a Casper mattress on Amazon. Puffy mattresses are only available online for shipping to the United States and Canada through the Puffy.com website.
You’re in luck — you don’t need a special bed frame for a Caper or Puffy mattress. You can use your existing bed frame, even if it’s an adjustable style.
You can sleep right away on both mattresses. Simply unpack them and let them take shape. Either style should take 24 to 48 hours to fully “inflate”.