puffy vs leesa mattress review

Puffy vs Leesa Mattress Review

Shopping for a new mattress can be a pain. We try to make it easy in this Leesa vs Puffy comparison

Leesa and Puffy are two of the most well-known mattress-in-a-box brands on earth. While they do share a few similarities, they also differ in several ways. In this post, we'll cover the pros and cons of each bed to make your mattress shopping experience much easier. We'll cover feel, comfort, motion isolation, and much more.
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The flagship Leesa mattress is a three-layer bed that has a soft, neutral-foam feel and accommodates all types of sleepers.

Puffy Mattress vs Leesa Quick Synopsis

We understand a lot of people out there don’t necessarily like reading a ton (that’s why we make a lot of videos, you should check them out). If that’s you, let us save you some time. Here are the primary differences between these two bed-in-a-box mattresses:

  • Feel — The Puffy mattress has an airy, sort of fluffy memory foam feel. The Leesa mattress has more of a neutral-foam feel. The decision here really comes down to what you personally like more.
  • Price — Most of the time, you can find the Leesa mattress at a more affordable price than Puffy (after discount).

However, as you will find out below, there are a few other differences (motion isolation, edge support, and responsiveness) that might influence your decision, as well.

Shipping, Returns, Trial Periods, and Warranties

The value proposition these companies provide is a big reason why the whole mattress-in-a-box concept has exploded over the last several years. You no longer have to rely on your local mattress store for your next bed. You can literally shop for a new bed from, well, the comfort (or lack thereof) of your existing bed. Just pop open your laptop and you’re set. So how exactly does this whole shopping experience work? Let’s dig in, starting with Leesa.

The Leesa mattress ships for free and will arrive at your doorstep a few days after you order it online. The bed will arrive rolled-up and compressed in a box. From there, you’ll simply move the box to the room you want (don’t worry, the boxes actually aren’t that heavy) and proceed to unbox and unroll the mattress inside. Just make sure to let the mattress sit and inflate for about 24-72 hours before using.

Unboxing the Leesa mattress

Once the mattress is delivered, Leesa offers you a 100-night risk-free trial period. This is how bed-in-a-box companies get around not having actual brick-n’-mortar locations for you to test out their beds.

Basically, if you decide the Leesa mattress isn’t for you within the trial period, no problem, just give the company a call and they’ll schedule someone to come pick it from your home free of charge. Once it’s been picked up, just provide proof of pick-up to customer support and they’ll issue you a refund. Pretty easy, right? It truly is risk-free.

Leesa also backs their mattress with a 10-year warranty. Now, just so you know, all the policies we just covered are standard for the industry. The majority of companies will offer similar policies. However, some do go above and beyond.

For example, Puffy offers free shipping and free returns ,as well, but they take it a step further by offering a 101-night trial period and a lifetime warranty on their beds. You can read more about the lifetime warranty on their website. We always recommend reading company warranties before purchasing.

Puffy Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who like a memory foam feel
  • Petite and average sized sleepers
  • All sleeper types (back, stomach, and side)
  • Individuals seeking a lifetime warranty

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Individuals who weigh more than 250 lb
  • Folks who like responsive/bouncy beds
  • People on a tight budget

Puffy is a relatively new company in the bed-in-a-box industry (founded in 2017), but that sure hasn’t slowed them down. They’ve quickly climbed the ranks and become a household name. The Puffy mattress was even featured on The Ellen Show a little while back. But let’s move on to discuss the actual mattress.

The Puffy mattress is a 10″ thick all-foam bed that is made up of just two layers. It starts with a 6″ layer of firm core support form for its base. For the top, Puffy went with a 4″ layer of what they call their “Cooling Cloud Foam.” You might be asking what exactly that is. Well, really it’s just a polyurethane foam that is manufactured in a special way.

puffy mattress review construction and materials
A peek inside the Puffy mattress

While it is technically a polyurethane foam top layer, it actually feels more like memory foam, though not your typical soft, quicksand memory foam. This bed has more of a light, airy memory foam feel. It’s not quite as dense as say Nectar or Cocoon by Sealy, which are two popular memory foam beds.

In fact, some of the team members here at the Slumber Yard like to describe it as a fluffy memory foam feel. All in all, it’s a very comfortable bed. If you like the feel of memory foam in general, chances are you’ll like this bed.

Keep in mind that since the bed does have a memory foam feel, that comes with a couple other considerations. First, you will get a slight bit of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that memory foam is known for. It’s not overwhelming, but you do get a little bit. Some people like that sensation and some people don’t.

Part of the reason you get that stuck-in-the-mud feel is because the top layer is not all that responsive. It takes a couple extra seconds for the top layer to fully bounce back into place after you get up off the mattress. All this means is that combo sleepers may find it requires a little more energy to switch from their back to their stomach or vice versa.

In terms of firmness, we think this mattress lands around a medium on the firmness scale. We think it will work for all kinds of sleepers. It provides a decent amount of support for back and stomach sleepers and a good amount pressure relief for side sleepers.

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The Puffy mattress is ideal for all types of sleepers (side, back, and stomach)

However, with that said, we’d only recommend this bed for small and average sized sleepers. If you weigh more than 250 lb, you’d be better off going with a hybrid or innerspring mattress that contains coils. That’s not a shot at Puffy, by the way. We say that about pretty much all 10″ thick all-foam beds (same story for Leesa). Coils are more supportive and durable than dense foams that a lot of bed-in-a-box companies use for their support structure.

SEE ALSO: Best Hybrid & Innerspring Mattresses

Next, we think the Puffy mattress sleeps temperature neutral. You won’t wake up drenched in your own sweat, nor will you stay at a chilled temperature throughout the night. Instead, external factors, such as how hot of a climate you live in or how much you run your air conditioner, will affect how cool you sleep more than the actual bed.

Moving on, we think the Puffy mattress is a viable option for couples. The bed does a pretty good job of deadening movement and it also has pretty decent edge support for an all-foam construction. The better a mattress is at limiting motion means the less one partner will be disturbed by the other person’s movements.

puffy mattress motion isolation
The Puffy mattress does a good job of isolating motion

Solid edge support means you won’t feel like you’re going to roll off the bed as you approach the perimeter. This is important when one partner decides to roll over in the middle of the night and start hogging the middle of the bed, leaving the other person to fend for space near the edge.

Lastly, let’s cover price. The Puffy mattress lands right in the middle of the pack in terms of pricing. It’s not the cheapest mattress available and it’s certainly not the most expensive. The good news is that Puffy is pretty aggressive when it comes to coupon codes and sales. Check the table above to see what their current promotion is.

Leesa Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • People who prefer a neutral-foam feel
  • Back, stomach, and side sleepers
  • Small and medium sized people
  • Individuals who don't want any stuck-in-the-mud feel
  • Folks looking to spend around $800-900 (queen)

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Heavy body types
  • Memory foam lovers
  • Individuals who want a little bounce in their bed (no coils)

Leesa has been around a little while longer than Puffy. They, along with Casper, really helped popularize online mattress shopping. Let’s see how the their bed compares to Puffy, though.

The Leesa mattress is a 10″ thick all-foam bed that is comprised of three layers. Like Puffy, it starts with a thick layer of dense support foam for its base. In the middle is a 2″ layer of memory foam and on top is a 2″ layer of what the company calls its LSA200 foam. I know, another fancy term to describe foam. Really, it’s just a proprietary foam.

The top layer gives the bed more of a neutral-foam feel. You don’t really feel much of the middle layer of memory foam. The top layer is soft to the touch and accommodating, but it just doesn’t conform or hug your body the way memory foam does. For a lot of people out there, the feel of neutral foam is preferable.

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The Leesa mattress has more of a neutral-foam feel

The LSA200 foam top layer is also more responsive than memory foam. It snaps back into place very quickly after you get up off the bed or roll over. As such, combo sleepers will find it effortless to switch between positions.

In terms of firmness, we think Leesa lands right around a medium on the scale. Like Puffy, we think it will work for all types of sleepers. The bed finds a nice balance between pressure relief for side sleepers and support for back and stomach sleepers.

When it comes to body type, it’s the same story for Leesa as it is for Puffy. We’d suggest big folks opt for a bed with coils instead (check out Leesa’s hybrid bed, the Sapira). Hybrid and innerspring beds are better suited to handle the pressure heavier people exert on a bed.

In addition, like Puffy, we think the Leesa mattress sleeps temperature neutral. Again, you won’t warm throughout the night on this bed and you won’t wake up freezing cold either. Rather, other considerations, like whether you’re using flannel sheets or you sleep upstairs (heat rises), make more of an impact on coolness.

Moving on, let’s talk couples. The Leesa mattress performs well in terms of motion isolation and edge support. Overall, we don’t think people sharing this bed will have any major issues. It deadens movement well and provides pretty decent edge support for an all-foam mattress.

leesa mattress review edge support
Pretty good edge support

One area where Leesa has an advantage, though, is price. Not only does the Leesa mattress have a lower MSRP, but the company is almost always offering some sort of coupon code or promo code, as well. Usually, you can take an extra $100-$160 off the MSRP. Check above to see what they’re currently offering.

Leesa Mattress vs Puffy Review Verdict

If you’ve stuck with us this long, hopefully we’ve been able to point out the similarities and differences between these two beds. To summarize, though, here’s what we see as the main decision points.

First up is feel. Do you like memory foam or do you like more of a neutral-foam feel? This has to come from you personally. We can’t opine on what you like. If you like the feel of memory foam, go with Puffy. If you like more of a neutral feel, go Leesa.

Next is budget. If you’re strictly buying on the price tag, chances are you can find the Leesa mattress at a cheaper price than Puffy.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

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Carla Thrower

Back Sleeper

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