Puffy vs TempurPedic Mattress Comparison
Check out our comparison of the Puffy mattress and TempurPedic.
Last Updated: September 3, 2020Jeff Rizzo
Puffy and TempurPedic are both hugely successful mattress brands, but Puffy sells mostly on the online market while TempurPedic has made a name for themselves among brick-and-mortar retailers. They released the TEMPUR-Adapt series to compete with other online mattresses, and in this comparison we’re going to discuss the reasons why you might choose one mattress over the other.
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|Mixed Foam||$300 Off + Gift Discount In Cart||Puffy is one of the best known online mattresses. It has three layers of foam and a comfortable, accommodating “feel.”|
|Memory Foam||Check Current Offers Applied in Cart||The TempurPedic TEMPUR-Adapt is an accommodating memory foam mattress that is available in both Medium and Medium Hybrid options.|
Puffy vs Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison Overview
There’s a lot of info to cover in this comparison of Tempur-Pedic vs Puffy, but here are the main points we’ll touch on:
- Price: Puffy retails around $1,150. The cheapest mattress in the TEMPUR-Adapt Series is $2,200, for the queen size.
- Feel: Puffy has a blended soft foam feel vs. traditional memory foam feel.
- Construction: Puffy is an all-foam mattress, and Tempur-Pedic offers hybrid options.
- Body type: Puffy is best for petite to medium sized folks, but all body types will find an accommodating Tempur-Pedic mattress.
- Firmness: Puffy comes in a medium firmness level, but you can choose between several with Tempur-Pedic.
- Cover: Puffy has a “stain resistant” and machine washable cover, and Tempur-Pedic has a cooling cover.
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Puffy Mattress Vs. Tempur-Pedic Mattress Video
If you’re not familiar with the bed-in-a-box mattress space, there are several brands who’re at the top of the totem pole, including Puffy. About a year ago, the brand was featured on The Ellen Show, and it has earned a reputation since it started business. We think it has a great value because it’s the average price of a bed-in-a-box, but it’s equipped with additional features that are kind of hard to come by.
If you’ve heard of memory foam, odds are, you’ve heard of Tempur-Pedic before. It’s a huge luxury memory foam brand you can find in countless stores and online. We tested out the newer TEMPUR-Adapt series, which is supposed to go head-to-head with the top online mattress companies who keep growing in popularity. The models include TEMPUR-Adapt, TEMPUR-ProAdapt, and TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt. So if you’re a sucker for the finer things in life, we think you’ll like Tempur-Pedic.
Puffy and Tempur-Pedic are two mattress companies that offer similar products but couldn’t be more different in how they were founded.
Puffy, the more affordable of the two, was started by Arthur Andreasyan after he dreamed of making a mattress that felt like you were sleeping on clouds. Tempur, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, is a luxury mattress brand that was started after NASA began to research how to create a cushion that would protect aircraft passengers in the event of an accident. Despite their differences, both companies have made a big splash among consumers shopping for mattresses.
Now let’s get into the meat and potatoes of this comparison.
Puffy Mattress Review
A Look Inside A Puffy Mattress
We wanted to get a better idea of what a Puffy mattress is made of, so we cut it open (don’t try this at home, folks). We saw that it was 10” thick and constructed with three layers of foam.
The foundation of the mattress is made with 6” of dense support foam, and next is a 2” layer of the company’s proprietary foam called Climate Comfort Foam. Proprietary foam is a term to describe a particular kind of foam that was made by a brand, for the brand. In this case, it functions as a solid transition layer to neutralize the feeling of the dense support foam underneath it.
The top layer is made out of another proprietary foam called Cooling Cloud Foam. It’s a gel-infused visco polyurethane foam, but speaking in much simpler terms, it’s basically gel memory foam. It was made using Puffy’s Variable Pressure Foaming process, meaning the foam was manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner.
Puffy Mattress Cover
If you value cleanliness in all aspects of your life, we think you’re going to like the Puffy cover. It’s supposedly stain resistant and is removable and machine washable. The cover is a little harder to take off than others we’ve tested out, like the one on Yogabed, but we’re able to turn a blind eye to that because of its machine washable feature.
We’re surprised there aren’t more brands who manufacture beds with a machine washable cover. There are many who say their cover is removable, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe to throw in the wash. We think this feature is a huge plus, especially if you’re an avid snacker in bed or if you have children.
Puffy Mattress Feel & Firmness
In the beginning of 2019, Puffy made an update to its mattress which changed the overall feel of the bed. The company used to use 4” of the Cooling Cloud Foam, but now Puffy uses 2” instead and also incorporated the 2” transition foam layer. We previously thought Puffy had a memory foam feel, but after the update, it feels more like a soft foam blend.
You still get a slight memory foam feel from the top layer, but it’s more airy and light than the dense memory foam people are familiar with. We would say it feels like somewhere in between memory foam and neutral foam. We’ll even go out on a limb and say it might be a good mattress for folks who don’t usually love memory foam.
On our scale from soft to firm, we rated it a medium. We think it feels like a nice balance between supportive and pressure relieving. Therefore, we think Puffy is a good mattress for all sleeper types. Whether you’re a back, side, stomach, or combo sleeper, we think Puffy will be comfortable and accommodating.
Tempur-Pedic vs Puffy Mattress Prices
There is a decent price difference when it comes to Tempur-Pedic vs. Puffy. Puffy is around the average bed-in-a-box price, and Tempur-Pedic is an ultra luxury mattress. Without applying discounts, a queen-size Puffy goes for about $1,150 and TEMPUR-Adapt, the cheapest mattress in the TEMPUR-Adapt Series retails around $1,999 (for a queen). See the chart below for the full breakdown:
Puffy Mattress Pricing:
TempurPedic Mattress Cost:
From there, it goes up to around $3,000 for TEMPUR-ProAdapt, and about $4,000 for TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt. They both run promotions, but Puffy is more aggressive about discount offers than Tempur-Pedic. As a rule of thumb, we always suggest you head over to Puffy.com or TempurPedic.com to see current prices.
It’s safe to say Puffy has the edge when it comes to price, but not everyone is price conscious when they look to buy a mattress. Some people consider it an investment like a house or a car, while others are fine with something on the less expensive side, as long as it’s comfortable. It all depends on your preference.
Tempur-Pedic Vs Puffy Lux Review
Puffy also offers another mattress called the Lux. As its name implies, the Lux is Puffy’s more luxurious foam mattress. Below are the major points you need to know when considering the Puffy Lux and Tempur-Pedic mattresses:
- Design: The Puffy Lux is an all-foam mattress that totals 12″ thick. Tempur-Pedic beds come in both all-foam and hybrid models. If you weigh over ~250 pounds, we’d recommend going with one of the Tempur-Pedic Hybrid beds for added support.
- Price: Although both mattresses are more expensive than your standard online bed, the Puffy Lux is the more affordable option. For comparison purposes, you’re looking at about $1,500 for a queen-size Lux after discounts and $2,000 for a queen-size Tempur-Pedic mattress.
- Feel: Both beds have a memory foam feel, but they do differ slightly. Tempur-Pedic beds tend to have a deep, dense memory foam feel, while the Puffy Lux has more of a light, airy memory foam feel.
- Firmness: In our opinion, the Puffy Lux mattress lands on the soft end of the firmness scale. Tempur-Pedic beds come in a variety of firmness profiles, but for the most part, they tend to be firmer than the Puffy Lux.
- Sleeping positions: Given the respective firmness ratings of the mattresses, we’d recommend the Puffy Lux for primary side sleepers and Tempur-Pedic for primary back and stomach sleepers.
When it comes to Tempur-Pedic vs. Puffy, those are the big differences between the two beds/brands.
Puffy Pros And Cons
- Versatile for all types of sleepers
- Quiet mattress
- Good motion isolation
- Warmer temperature
- Small amount of give
- Weak edge support
Puffy Mattress Ratings
- BBB Rating: A
- Amazon Reviews: Customers on Amazon found Puffy Mattress products to be “worth every penny.”
Other Puffy Reviews
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Review
Construction And Materials Inside Tempur-Pedic
Tempur-Pedic has three models in the TEMPUR-Adapt series, and two of them come in a hybrid version. For the sake of time, we’re discussing the construction of the TEMPUR-ProAdapt model. It’s similar to the other models, except for the density of the foams used and the type of material used for the base (coils or foam).
Starting from the bottom, the TEMPUR-ProAdapt begins with a dense layer of support foam (or coils) to act as the foundation. Then you have transition foam and several layers of memory foam at the top. The technical names for the foams are “TEMPUR-APR Support” and “TEMPUR-ES Comfort”, but they’re essentially dense memory foams. Again, the construction will slightly vary if you go with a different model. You can see the exact construction of the other models over at TempurPedic.com.
We already discussed Puffy’s cover, now we’re going to talk about the perks of a Tempur-Pedic cover. The beds in the TEMPUR-Adapt Series are all wrapped in a phase change cooling cover. It’s cool-to-the-touch and helps regulate temperature better than traditional memory foam does. If you tend to warm up in the middle of the night, you might like the Tempur-Pedic cover.
You’re able to remove the cover on the mattresses in the TEMPUR-Adapt Series, but we don’t recommend it because they’re not machine washable. The cover can be a little difficult to put back on, and we don’t think that effort is worth it if you aren’t washing it.
If you want to spot stain a spill, you can use warm water and a mild detergent to scrub it away. Make sure not to get your mattress too wet, and wait until the spot is completely dry to put it back on.
How Does It Feel To Lay On Tempur-Pedic?
Tempur-Pedic is almost synonymous with memory foam, and considering the beds contain several layers of the material, they all have a distinct memory foam feel. A Tempur-Pedic mattress feels a little firm at first, but memory foam softens after exposure to body heat. After a few seconds, you slowly start to sink into the bed, and the memory foam layers contour to the curves of your body.
As far as the mattresses’ firmness levels go, it depends on your body weight and height. The more you weigh, the softer a mattress is going to feel. With that being said, here is how we rated the TEMPUR-Adapt mattresses’ different firmness levels:
- Soft: medium
- Medium/Medium hybrid: medium-firm
- Firm: firm
Tempur-Pedic also offers split king and split California king mattresses for couples with different sleeper types.
These ratings were determined based on the perspective of an average sized-person. Again, the mattress will feel different depending on your weight. So if you’re heavy set, the beds will feel softer. If you’re petite, the beds will feel a little firmer.
Since there are several firmness levels to choose from, we think most sleeper types will be accommodated on a mattress in the TEMPUR-Adapt Series. Back and stomach sleepers will probably want to go with a firmer model to keep their spines aligned, and side sleepers will want to lean towards the softer model for more pressure relief.
As far as combo sleepers, it could go one way or the other. Because memory foam is known to respond slowly to pressure, the resistance may make it more difficult to switch positions at night. On the other hand, the memory foam nestles your body as you sink into it, so it could prevent you from moving around so much.
If you’re a combo sleeper and you want to avoid any guessing games, take a look at the hybrid model because mattresses with coils tend to be much more responsive. Or check out our picks on the best mattresses for combination sleepers.
Tempur-Pedic Is Better For Heavy Body Types Than Puffy
We don’t usually recommend all foam mattresses like Puffy to folks who weigh 250+ lbs.
Coils provide bi-directional support and typically make a mattress more durable and long lasting. We think heavy and obese people should consider a TEMPUR-Adapt hybrid model first. Puffy is best for petite to medium-sized individuals, and the mattresses in the TEMPUR-Adapt series accommodate all body types.
Tempur-Pedic Pros And Cons
- Supportive and firm
- Body conforming
- Memory foam feel
- Warm temperature
- Higher density
- Expensive price
Other Tempur-Pedic products
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Ratings
- BBB Rating: A-
- Amazon Reviews: While some Amazon customers were frustrated by how heavy the mattress was and how it was shipped, the reviews for Tempur-Pedic mattresses are mostly stellar with some saying it’s one of the best mattresses they’ve ever slept on.
Tempur-Pedic vs Puffy: Which One Should I Buy?
While the less pricier Puffy offers three layers of foam with a side of an accommodating feel, Tempur-Pedic is a luxury memory foam mattress that comes with lots of options. The decision to go with what brand depends entirely on what your needs as a sleeper are.
Puffy vs Tempur-Pedic Review Verdict
In the end, these are both excellent mattresses. Which one is the best will depend on your preferences. Here are a few straightforward questions you can ask yourself to get closer to the right decision:
- Do you dislike memory foam? You should look into Puffy instead of Tempur-Pedic.
- Would you want a mattress with a machine washable cover? It sounds like Puffy might be the winner.
- Do you want to choose between firmness levels? Tempur-Pedic offers a range of firmness levels.
- Are you on a budget? Puffy is the more affordable option.
- Are you 250+ lbs? We think you should consider a hybrid Tempur-Pedic mattress that has coils.
Puffy & Tempur-Pedic Customer Policies
There are a few things you’ll want to know before you click that purchase button online.
Shipping And Delivery
First things first, you’ll get free shipping with both brands, and Tempur-Pedic offers free white-glove delivery. That means one or two professionals will deliver and set up your mattress for you.
Next, they each offer a risk-free trial-period so you can make sure you’re satisfied with your mattress. You’ll get 101 nights with Puffy and 90 nights with Tempur-Pedic. Both trial periods should be plenty of time for you to decide if you do or don’t like your new bed.
If you get to the end of your trial and you decide you want to return it, it’ll be free with Puffy, but you’ll have to pay more than $100 to return your Tempur-Pedic. We don’t love the fact it doesn’t offer free returns, but we understand because there are a few extra costs that come along with white-glove delivery.
If you decide to keep your mattress, like most customers do, you’ll get warranty coverage with both Puffy and Tempur-Pedic. The average period is 10 years, which is what you’ll get with Tempur-Pedic.
Puffy, however, gives customers a lifetime warranty. That means as long as you own the mattress, any manufacturing defects will be covered.
Do you appreciate a long warranty? Puffy’s warranty coverage lasts a lifetime.
When cleaning a foam mattress, vacuum it, spray it with non-harsh cleaning products so as not to ruin the foam and then vacuum again. Be sure to clean both sides.
Puffy is a bed-in-a-box mattress while Tempur-Pedic offers white-glove delivery. Both brands offer free shipping.
Puffy mattresses are expected to last 13-15 years, though they come with a lifetime warranty. A Tempur-Pedic bed life expectancy is similar — 10-15 years. If taken care of properly, the mattresses may last longer.