Before we get into the post, here are some of the major stand out differences between these beds in case you’re short on time.
Saatva and Puffy are very different brands in the online mattress space, even though they’re priced similarly. Saatva is more of a luxury brand and offers a wide range of products. Puffy is a new-age bed-in-a-box company that has quickly caught on with consumers.
Puffy, for the most part, sticks to industry standards in terms of policies . Upon purchasing their bed, it will ship free straight to your front door, compressed and rolled up in a box. From the date it arrives, you have a 101-night sleep trial (most other online mattress companies offer 100 nights) to test if you like the bed or not.
If you don’t like the bed, no worries. You can return it for a full refund, and they’ll even send someone to come pick it up and remove it for free, and then they’ll donate it to a charity in need. One policy in which Puffy rises above the industry standard though is with their warranty; they offer a lifetime warranty with their beds. The industry standard is typically a 10-year warranty.
Saatva plays by their own rules when it comes to company policies. After you buy one of their beds, they’ll send it to you with free white glove delivery. That means they’ll have delivery people come inside your home and set the mattress up how and where you want it. This is nice, because this is a thick and heavy bed. From the day of setup, you have 120 nights to sleep on your bed and decide if you want to keep it. If you don’t want to keep your bed for whatever reason, Saatva will come pick it up and refund your purchase, excluding a $99 transportation fee. If you love your bed and decide to keep it, it will be covered with a 15-year warranty.
The Puffy mattress is a 10″ all-foam bed that is comprised of three layers. For the bottom layer, the bed uses 6″ of dense support foam. In the middle is a 2″ transition layer that the company calls its “Climate Comfort” foam. Finally, on top is a 2″ layer of the company’s proprietary “Cooling Cloud” foam.
This top layer has memory foam like characteristics but overall we’d say the bed has more of a neutral feel to it. In other words, the feel of the bed lands somewhere kind of in-between that of a memory foam bed and a neutral-foam bed. Overall, it’s a very comfortable mattress. If you like the feel of soft foam while laying down, chances are you’ll like the Puffy Mattress.
It’s also worth noting that the Puffy mattress comes with a removable, stain resistant cover. As you can see below, liquids just sort of bead off the side of the bed. This is nice to have for people who tend to eat and drink in bed frequently. Additionally, according to the company’s website, the cover on the Puffy mattress is machine washable. This is quite convenient when you need to clean your mattress. It’s one of the few beds in the industry that feature a machine washable cover.
Moving on, we think the Puffy mattress will work for all sleeper types (back, stomach, side and combo) since it’s down the middle of the fairway in terms of firmness. While the bed is firm enough to support back and stomach sleepers, it also provides ample pressure relief for the hips and shoulders of side sleepers.
Keep in mind, though, that firmness is relative to weight, so the more you weigh, the more pressure you’ll be putting into the bed and the softer it will feel. The opposite goes for petite people; the bed will generally feel firmer. Speaking of weight, we don’t think this bed is a great option for heavier individuals given its all-foam 10″ construction. Generally, beds with coils are more supportive and durable. If you’re a heavier person, Saatva is the better choice.
On the positive side though, you can often find Puffy for a cheaper price. Both beds have a MSRP of around $1,100 for a queen size but Puffy is much more aggressive when it comes to sales, discounts and coupon codes. You can generally expect to receive a $200-$250 discount on your Puffy mattress. We’d recommend checking Puffy.com to see what the current promotion is.
Lastly, Puffy is also a viable option for couples. It has pretty good motion isolation so you won’t feel your partner getting up to use the bathroom three times in one night. It also has pretty good edge support so you won’t feel like you’re going to land on the floor because your partner stole the middle of the bed.
In terms of temperature regulation, we think this bed sleeps temperature neutral. You won’t wake up drenched in your own sweat, but the mattress won’t actively cool you down either. Rather, external factors such as how much you use your air conditioner, what sheets you use, what climate you live in, etc. will play more of a role in how cool or warm you sleep.
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The Saatva mattress comes in multiple firmness options: Luxury Firm, Firm, and Plush Soft. Just so you know, we tested their flagship mattress, the Luxury Firm and think it lands around a medium-firm on the firmness scale.
First though, let’s break down the Saatva mattress into its construction. It is a very supportive bed and has a good amount of bounce to it thanks to its dual layers of coils. Saatva uses a steel coil innerspring system, then another layer of individually wrapped coils on top of that. Next is a layer of memory foam, which you can’t really feel, but acts more so as a transition layer. Then on top is a Euro pillow topper, which helps the mattress to feel soft and cushiony, though it is still quite firm (Luxury Firm model). The non-removable cover that surrounds the bed is made of organic cotton and is antimicrobial. It’s soft and gives the bed a premium look, and we think it smells nice and earthy.
Since this bed comes in different firmness options, all types of sleepers will be able to find a model that works for them. Also, because of the coils, this bed is great for all body types, even the big dogs. We would recommend the Luxury Firm option for back and stomach sleepers since they’ll typically want a firmer bed to keep their spine properly supported. If you’re a side sleeper, you need the pressure relief of a softer mattress, so we recommend getting the Plush Soft option.
The Saatva mattress is also very responsive. As such, we found it very easy for combo sleepers to switch between sleeping positions.
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It’s also worth noting that this mattress incorporates dense foam around the perimeter of the bed for edge support purposes, so you won’t feel like you’re rolling down towards the floor, which is nice if your partner likes to steal the middle of the bed and push you off to the side.
In terms of motion isolation, it’s the not best bed ever at deadening movement given the dual layers of coils, however, it’s still better than old-school innerspring beds. At the end of the day, we think the Saatva mattress will be just fine for couples.
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Lastly, we think the Saatva mattress will sleep somewhat cool due to the organic cotton cover, firmness level of the bed (you’ll sleep more on top of the surface rather than in it), and the dual layers of coils, which allow for airflow.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about the Saatva mattress considering its cost. The bed uses high-quality materials, it has a durable construction, and it’s available in multiple firmness options.
The Saatva and Puffy mattresses are similar in that they’re both extremely accommodating beds. We think all types of sleepers (side, back, stomach and combo) will find both beds to be comfortable and supportive. But that’s where the similarities end for the most part. In our opinion, here are the main decision points.
Puffy is an all-foam bed with a soft foam feel, while Saatva is a premium innerspring bed with a euro pillow top. You just have to decide which type of feel you like better.
If you’re a larger individual, you’re probably going to want the dual coil system that Saatva offers. It will support you better and be more durable in the long run.
Next, if you compare MSRP pricing between both beds in a queen size, Saatva is actually priced about $50 cheaper (based on queen size). However, with that said, Puffy is more aggressive when it comes to coupon codes, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to snag it on discount. Check the the table at the top of the post to see what the current coupon code is.
But if money is no issue, you might want to consider going for Saatva so that you can choose between firmness options and have the durability from the dual coil system. The only downside to the Saatva mattress is no free returns, but this is a great bed, and we think a lot of people will be happy with it.