Puffy is an extremely popular online bedding company that offers three different foam mattresses. In this comparison, we break down the pros and cons of each bed so you can figure out whether it’s worth it to spend up for the premium Lux or Royal models.

Puffy Original mattress VS. Puffy Lux mattress
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  • All types of sleepers, including back, stomach and side
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  • Side sleepers looking for ample pressure relief
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Puffy vs. Puffy Lux Comparison Overview

Puffy is one of the top ten major bed-in-a-box mattress brands and has even been featured on The Ellen Show a few years back. We’ve tested all of their mattresses and wanted to give our readers a better feel for the differences between the upgraded foam model Puffy Lux vs. Puffy, the flagship mattress from Puffy.

Let’s dissect the major highlights and stand-out features between these Puffy foam beds — Puffy vs. Puffy Lux.

  • Construction and Layers – The Puffy Lux (as the name implies) is the more premium model between the two. It contains more layers and a supportive pocketed coil core.
  • Feel – Although the two beds have similar constructions, the Puffy Lux has a soft, airy memory foam feel, while the Original Puffy mattress has more of a soft, neutral-foam feel.
  • Firmness – In our opinion about Lux vs. Puffy Original, the Puffy Lux is slightly softer than the Original Puffy mattress. As such, it’s the more ideal choice for primary side sleepers.
  • Price – The Original Puffy mattress is cheaper than the Puffy Lux. You’re looking at about a $600-$800 difference, depending on the size you select.
  • Body Type – Puffy Lux is a better-suited mattress for sleepers who weigh over 230 lbs.
  • Puffy vs Puffy Lux Comparison Video

There is a lot more information you’ll want to absorb before making a final decision. Keep reading to learn more about each mattress.

Puffy vs. Puffy Lux Mattress Construction

The Puffy mattress is an all-foam bed comprised of three separate layers.

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A look at the layers inside the Original Puffy mattress
  • Base layer – the bottom is made up of a 6″ layer of dense support foam, which serves as the foundation for the mattress.
  • Transition layer – in the middle is a 2″ layer of Climate Comfort Foam. This is a proprietary foam that is slightly softer than the support layer. It’s there to act as a transition in the bed.
  • Comfort layer – finally, for the comfort layer on top, the bed uses 2″ of Cooling Cloud Foam, which again is a special name for a proprietary foam.
  • Cover

    A white machine washable cover with little cloud details.

The top layer shares certain characteristics with memory foam, however, as you will find out below, we wouldn’t consider the Puffy mattress to be a pure memory foam bed.

The Puffy Lux mattress contains similar materials to that of the Original Puffy mattress, however, it does vary slightly. To be specific, the Puffy Lux mattress is 12″ thick and comprised of four foam layers (as opposed to three).

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The layers inside the Puffy Lux Mattress
  • Base layer – the Puffy Lux uses a layer of dense support foam to maximize support.
  • Transition layer – next, the Lux follows the lead of the Original Puffy by using 2″ of Climate Comfort Foam for its primary transition layer.
  • Comfort layer – now, here is where things to really start to differ. On top of the transition foam is a 1.5″ layer of Dual Cloud Foam. This layer is exclusive to the Puffy Lux mattress. The company states this layer is there to conform to your body’s curves and provide deep pressure relief.
  • Cooling layer – on top is a 1.5″ layer of Cooling Cloud Foam, which we’ve already discussed above.
  • Cover

    Wrapping the Puffy Lux mattress, like the flagship, is a comfortable machine washable cover that makes it super easy to give your mattress cleaning.

Puffy vs. Puffy Lux Firmness And Feel

The original Puffy has more of a neutral-foam feel. All this means is that the top layers don’t conform or contour to your body’s shape as much as the top layers on memory foam beds like Nectar or Layla, for example. At the end of the day, we’d say the Original Puffy mattress has a comfortable, neutral-foam feel but with a hint of memory foam thanks to its thin top layer.

The Puffy Lux has more of a traditional memory foam feel, although it is unique in its own right. The two top layers combined give the bed more of what we consider to be a light, airy memory foam feel. The top layers just don’t feel as dense as, say, the top layers on the Loom & Leaf mattress, for example.

After testing the Original Puffy mattress, we think it lands around a medium on the firmness scale. It’s not too soft, but it’s not particularly firm either. Comparing Puffy vs. Lux, our opinion is that the Puffy Lux mattress is slightly softer than the original model thanks to the additional top comfort layer. We think it lands in-between a medium-soft and medium on the firmness scale.

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The Puffy Lux has a light, airy memory foam feel

Puffy vs. Puffy Lux Mattress Pricing

In a Lux vs. Puffy Original comparison, the Original Puffy mattress is more affordable than the Puffy Lux. Comparing the MSRP for a queen size, you’re looking at about $1,150 for the Original Puffy and $1,800 for the Lux model.

SizePuffy OriginalPuffy Lux
Twin XL$825$1,495
Cal King$1,350$1,995

However, don’t let the numbers above scare you off. Puffy is one of the most aggressive online mattress companies when it comes to deals, discounts and coupon codes. You can almost always expect to receive a $250-$300 discount on your purchase. You might want to check Puffy.com to see what promotion the company is currently offering.

Puffy vs. Puffy Lux Sleeper Type Analysis

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The Original Puffy mattress accommodates all types of sleepers

We think the flagship Puffy mattress will work for all types of sleepers. It doesn’t matter whether you primarily sleep on your back, stomach or side throughout the night.

  • Back And Stomach Sleepers

    Back and stomach sleepers will find the original Puffy Mattress properly supports the area under their lower back and trunk, and keeps the spine in proper alignment. Puffy Lux, however, is too soft of a bed for most side sleepers.

  • Side Sleepers

    Likewise, side sleepers will find the Cooling Cloud Foam top layer on a Puffy Mattress extremely accommodating. Though, Given the Lux is a little more plush, we think it’s the best mattress for side sleepers. At the end of the day, the top two layers on the Lux mattress provide a little more pressure relief than the 2″ comfort layer on the Original Puffy mattress.

Body Type Analysis

  • Petite to Average Individuals

    Puffy and Puffy Lux are both perfect for people who weigh under 230 lbs. These body types don’t necessarily need the extra support provided by a hybrid mattress, so either Puffy or Puffy Lux will be a great choice.

  • Heavy Individuals

    Puffy Lux comes with a hybrid construction meaning it’s made with a coil layer in the foundation. This makes it more supportive and longer lasting than all-foam mattresses, which is why we recommend it over the original Puffy to sleepers over 230 lbs. For a more comfortable sleep and a bigger bang for your buck, opt for Puffy Lux.

Other Considerations

Here are a few other characteristics you should look into before you make a mattress purchase! Especially if you sleep with a partner or warm up during the night. 

  • Edge Support

    This refers to the strength of the bed’s perimeter. It’s most important if you share a smaller mattress (full or queen) with a partner. In this case, Puffy Lux has slightly better edge support. It’s thicker, and more supportive around the edges thanks to its pocketed coil layer.

  • Motion Isolation

    Motion isolation means how well a mattress deadens movement. Since Puffy is an all-foam mattress, it absorbs motion extremely well. We don’t think your partner’s movements in the middle of the night will bother you.

  • Temperature

    Puffy and Puffy Lux both sleep temperature neutral. This means they don’t warm up like an old memory foam mattress, but they aren’t designed to be cooling mattresses either. Though, they do have open-cell foam constructions to promote better air circulation.

Puffy vs. Puffy Lux Review Verdict

The two beds are similar in a lot of respects, but in our eyes, the decision boils down to four main factors:

Budget – If you’re on a tight budget, the Original Puffy mattress is no question the way to go. You’ll likely save about $700 going with the OG model.

Feel – This is a personal preference decision. If you like the feel of memory foam, Puffy Lux is the clear choice. If you’re indifferent or you’re not a fan of memory foam, the Original Puffy is the better option since it has more of what we consider to be a neutral-foam feel.

Side Sleepers – If you spend the majority of the night on your side, you’ll appreciate the Puffy Lux a little more given it’s slightly softer than the Original Puffy mattress.

Body Type – If you weigh over 230 lbs, you should opt for the Puffy Lux model. You may also like this bed if you’re an average-weighted sleeper who suffers from back pain because of the additional support.

That’s it for this comparison. Hopefully, we cleared up any confusion regarding the two Puffy mattresses.

Overview Of Puffy Company Policies

Puffy, like the majority of online mattress companies, makes it easy and enticing for customers to purchase its products.

  • Both of the mattresses come with free shipping via FedEx and will arrive at your door compressed and rolled up in a manageable-to-move box.
  • Once your Puffy mattress arrives, the company gives you 101 nights to test out the bed risk-free.
  • If you do decide to keep the bed, it comes backed by a lifetime warranty. This is unusual in the online bedding industry. Most companies offer a 10-year warranty.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I buy a Puffy mattress on Amazon?

Puffy mattresses are only available online for shipping to the United States and Canada through the Puffy.com website.

Does Puffy provide White-Glove Delivery Service?

Puffy does not offer in-home delivery or mattress pickup. All Puffy mattress models are shipped in a box by FedEx. It’s best to have someone home to help you unpack the mattress and set it on your bed frame — the mattress can be heavy and difficult to move by yourself.

Do I need a special bed frame for Puffy mattresses?

You don’t need a special bed frame. You can use your existing bed frame, even if it’s an adjustable frame from another company.

How much weight are Puffy mattresses designed for?

Puffy claims its mattresses can hold as much as 350 pounds, but we would only recommend their hybrid models to larger individuals.