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 much newer company than Saatva, and they stick to the traditional bed-in-a-box model.
Puffy mainly uses traditional bed-in-a-box company 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? No worries. You can return 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 standard is 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 just two layers. The top layer is technically a proprietary foam, but it actually feels more like memory foam. However, it’s not your typical memory foam. It actually feels like a lighter, more airy memory foam. Overall, it’s very comfortable and you don’t get too much of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that traditional memory foam is known for.
The Puffy mattress will work for all sleeper types (back, stomach, side, combo) since it’s down the middle of the fairway in terms of firmness. While it’s firm enough to support back and stomach sleepers, it’s also soft enough to provide pressure relief for hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.
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 feel firmer. As such, super petite people may want to stick to their back and stomach, while average sized people should sleep on their sides.
We don’t think this bed is a great option for heavier individuals, though, because it’s an all-foam bed and only 10” thick. Generally, beds with coils are more supportive and durable. If you’re a heavier person, Saatva is the better choice.
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, although memory foam is known for trapping heat, we think this bed sleeps temperature neutral. You won’t wake up drenched in your 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 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. We found it to be quite firm—a medium-firm to firm on our scale.
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 because of its dual layers of coils at the bottom. 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. 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 because they need a firmer bed to keep their spine supported properly. 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 pretty easy for combo sleepers to switch between sleeping positions. However, on the downside, since it is so responsive and the bed does have quite a bit of bounce due to the coils, it’s not the best bed we’ve ever tested in terms of motion isolation. This means you may feel your partner’s movements throughout the night.
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.
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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 bed rather than in it), and the dual layers of coils 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.
Saatva and Puffy are both accommodating for all sleeper types and couples, and they both have extended warranties (Puffy is lifetime and Saatva is 15 years), but that’s pretty much where their similarities end.
Puffy is an all-foam bed with a memory foam feel, while Saatva is a premium innerspring bed with a pillow top. You just have to decide which type of feel you like better.
Also, if you’re a larger body type, you’re probably going to want the dual coil system that Saatva has. 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. You can usually expect to receive a $200-$250 discount. Check the coupon box on the right or the table above to see what the company is currently offering.
But if money is no issue, you might want to consider going for Saatva, even though they almost never offer discounts, 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.