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Puffy Lux Review

An in-depth look at the premium Lux mattress from Puffy

Puffy has quickly become one of the most well-recognized brands in the bed-in-a-box industry. The Original Puffy mattress was even featured on The Ellen Show a couple years back. In today's post though, we are going to focus on the Lux model, which is Puffy's more premium option. We cover feel, firmness, sleeper type, and more.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Folks who like a soft memory foam feel
  • All types of sleepers (back, stomach side and combo)
  • Petite and medium sized individuals
  • Consumers seeking long-term protection (lifetime warranty)

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Budget shoppers
  • Large individuals (250+ lb)
  • Folks who dislike memory foam

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Overview Of Puffy Lux

Puffy, like most bed-in-a-box companies, makes it very easy for consumers to test out their beds. Here’s a review video about Puffy Lux:

The Puffy Lux mattress ships for free (via FedEx) and will arrive at your door compressed in a box within two to five business days. Once the box arrives, simply move it to your room and proceed to unroll the bed onto your frame or foundation. Once you unroll the mattress, just make sure to let it fully inflate for about 24-72 hours before sleeping on it (that’s the case with most bed-in-a-box mattresses that arrive compressed).

Once you get the mattress all set up, Puffy gives you a 101-night risk-free sleep trial. In simple terms, this means you can sleep on the bed for three plus months before deciding whether you want to keep it or not. If, during the trial period, you decide you’re not a fan of the mattress, no problem, the return/refund process is very easy. All you have to do is contact Puffy customer support and they’ll arrange for a third party crew to come pick up the mattress from your home at no additional charge. Once the pickup occurs, the company will issue you a full refund. Pretty easy, right?

Additionally, Puffy is one of the few bed-in-a-box companies that backs their mattresses with a lifetime warranty. You can read more about what the warranty entails on the company’s website.

Puffy Lux vs Original Puffy

In case this is your first interaction with Puffy, it’s important to note the company offers two different models. There’s the Original Puffy and the Puffy Lux. You can read our full review of the Original Puffy mattress, but for brevity’s sake, there are three main differences between that model and the Lux.

Price — From a MSRP standpoint, the Original Puffy is about $600-$800 less than the Lux, depending on which size you select.

Construction — Both models are all-foam beds, but the Lux model incorporates one additional layer of foam. As a result, it’s 2″ thicker than the Original Puffy mattress.

Feel — The Puffy Lux has a soft, airy memory foam feel, while the Original Puffy has more of a blended foam feel. In other words, the Original Puffy mattress has a feel that is sort of in-between memory foam and neutral foam.

What Is The Puffy Lux Made Of?

The Puffy Lux is an all-foam bed that consists of four layers and totals 12″ thick. For the bottom, the bed uses a 7″ layer of dense support foam. This layer serves as the foundation for the mattress. On top of the support foam is a 2″ layer of what the company calls its “Climate Comfort Foam”. Don’t let the fancy terminology fool you, this layer is just there to act as a transition from the firm foam below.

Next, the bed uses a 1.5″ layer of what the company calls its “Body Adapting Dual Cloud Foam”. This layer is actually exclusive to the Puffy Lux mattress. It’s designed to contour to your body’s shape and provide deep pressure relief.

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Puffy Lux mattress layers

Finally, on top is a 1.5″ layer of what the company calls its “Cooling Cloud Foam.” Again, no need to pay special attention to the name, this layer serves as the true comfort layer for the mattress. It’s gel infused and feels eerily similar to that of memory foam.

Also, just so you’re aware, the company’s foams are produced using a special Variable Pressure Manufacturing process, which cuts out harmful chemicals. As a result, all the foams within the bed are CertiPUR certified.

Puffy Lux Mattress Cover

Wrapping the four layers of foam is a soft, removable cover that is stain resistant. As you can see below, if you happen to spill a beverage on the mattress, the liquid just beads off the side.

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A closer look at the “stain resistant” cover on Puffy Lux

In addition, according to the company’s website, the cover is washable. They technically use the term “zip-n-wash” to describe the cover so we’re assuming it’s okay to throw it in your washing machine. This would make the Puffy Lux one of the few bed-in-a-box mattresses on the market that feature a machine washable cover. It’s not a huge deal but it’s definitely much more convenient than covers that require spot cleaning.

Puffy Lux Price And Coupon Code

The Puffy Lux is priced a little higher than the average bed-in-a-box mattress. Here’s how pricing shakes out by size.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$1,445
Twin XL$1,495
Full$1,595
Queen$1,795
King / Cal King$1,995

The good news is that Puffy is extremely aggressive when it comes to sales and discounts. They’re almost always offering some sort of coupon code or promo code to make the Lux mattress more affordable. You can usually expect to take $250-$300 off the MSRP. Check the discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see what sort of savings you can score right now.

If the Puffy Lux mattress is a little out of your price range, be sure to check out our list of the Best Mattresses Under $1,000.

Body Type And Weight

Before we begin discussing feel and firmness, it’s important to understand how your weight, body type, and BMI play a role when determining which mattress is right for you.

In very general terms, heavier individuals (250+ lb) will typically feel like most mattresses land on the softer side of the spectrum. Large folks exert a good amount of stress onto the surface of a mattress and, as a result, sink further into the soft top layers than petite and medium sized individuals.

On the other hand, smaller body types typically feel like most beds land on the firmer side of the spectrum. Smaller individuals place very little pressure on the surface, so they sleep more on top of the bed rather than in it.

The above descriptions are very general in nature, but we thought it was worth mentioning so your body type is top of mind as you progress through the review. We typically write through the perspective of an average sized sleeper, but we will discuss all body types later in this post.

Feel And Firmness

Even though the company uses special names for the top two layers on the bed, in our eyes, they’re very comparable to memory foam in terms of feel. As you lay down on the mattress, you slowly nestle-in and the top layers start to contour to your body’s shape.

With that said, it’s more of a light, airy feel than a dense memory foam feel. We happen to really like it. Plus, we found it fairly easy to switch between positions. There’s not much resistance at all, which isn’t always the case with memory foam beds.

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Soft, airy memory foam feel

Overall, it’s a very soft and comfortable mattress. If you’re a fan of the plush, conforming sensation memory foam provides, chances are you’ll enjoy this bed.

If you’re not a fan of memory foam though, we recommend checking out GhostBed, Purple, or Avocado. These are three popular mattresses that have more of a neutral or unique feel.

In terms of firmness, we think the Puffy Lux mattress lands around a medium-soft to medium on the firmness scale. Again, this bed is soft-to-the-touch and extremely comfortable. It’s one of those beds where you can’t help but let out a little moan of pleasure as you lay down after a long day.

puffy lux mattress firmness

Remember though, your weight affects how soft or firm a mattress feels. For example, a heavier individual will likely feel like that the Lux mattress lands closer to a true medium-soft, while a more petite individual might think the Lux mattress lands closer to a straight medium rating.

Side Sleepers

People who spend the majority of time sleeping on their side prefer mattresses that land on the softer side of the spectrum. These types of sleepers want a mattress that is very gentle around their pressure points. As you might expect given the firmness profile of the bed, the Puffy Lux fits this description to a T.  It’s a great option for side sleepers, plain and simple.

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Lots of pressure relief for side sleepers

We say that because the top layers do an excellent job of conforming to your body and cradling your hips and shoulders when you’re on your side. Overall, our testing team never experienced any sort of discomfort and found the mattress to be very accommodating.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

The Puffy Lux mattress is a good choice for back and stomach sleepers, as well. Although the bed is soft-to-the-touch and offers a good amount of pressure relief, we found it to be supportive. As we mentioned above, you do sink into the top layers a little, but never to the point where your hips fall out of proper alignment with the rest of your body.

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Good option for back sleepers as well

Overall, we think the mattress finds a nice balance between comfort and support. Our testing team found that the mattress provides adequate support under their lower back and trunk.

Combination Sleepers

Given the last two sections, you can probably guess what we’re going to say here, but let’s spell it out anyway. We think the Puffy Lux bed is a viable option for combination sleepers (i.e. people who rotate between their back, side, and stomach throughout the night). The bed is soft and accommodating for side sleepers, yet it also provides the proper support for people who sleep on their back or stomach.

puffy lux mattress review sleep positions

In addition, despite the top layers’ similarities to memory foam, we didn’t experience any issues switching between sleeping positions. This is good news for combo sleepers who are active throughout the night.

Petite Individuals

The Puffy Lux mattress is an excellent choice for smaller sized individuals. These types of people will find the mattress to be very accommodating in all sleeping positions.

Heavy Individuals

While we think the Puffy Lux mattress is a solid option for petite and medium sized individuals, we wouldn’t recommend it for folks who weigh more than 250 lb. This isn’t a criticism of Puffy or a knock against the quality of the mattress, by the way. It more so has to do with the bed’s construction.

We almost always recommend big individuals select a mattress that uses coils for its foundation. We’ve found that coils tend to be more durable and supportive than the dense poly foams that all-foam beds (like the Puffy Lux) use for their primary support structure. This is because coils are able to compress (like support foams), but also push back against pressure. This incremental amount of resistance is key for supporting the extra force heavy individuals exert on a mattress throughout the night.

If you’re reading this and you weigh more than 250 lb, be sure to check out our list of the Best Hybrid & Coil Mattresses.

Does The Puffy Lux Sleep Hot?

Although the top layers of the bed strongly resemble memory foam, we don’t think the Puffy Lux sleeps hot. First, it’s important to realize this is a new-age bed-in-a-box mattress. This isn’t a memory foam bed from the 1980s. Bedding materials and foams have advanced quite a bit over the last couple decades and are much improved in terms of temperature regulation.

With that said, we don’t think this mattress sleeps cool either. Rather, we think it sleeps more temperature neutral. In other words, the mattress won’t be the primary reason why you warm up or cool off throughout the night. Instead, you can expect external factors (e.g. the climate you live in, what kind of sheets you use, and how often you run your AC) to play more of a role in how warm or cool you sleep.

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Considerations For Couples

Lastly, we think the Puffy Lux is a viable option for folks who share a bed. The mattress performs well in terms motion isolation and edge support, which are the two most important factors for couples. Let’s tackle each category one at a time.

First, the bed deadens movement extremely well. In our tests, we noticed very little cross-bed motion that spread across the surface when pressure was applied.

As you can see above, the water in glass stayed fairly steady despite the movement generated from our testing team. A bed that deadens movement well, like the Puffy Lux, will likely translate to a better night of sleep since you will feel less of your partner’s movements throughout the night.

Next, the bed also provides fairly solid edge support for an all-foam mattress. It will definitely get the job done for the majority of couples out there.

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Solid edge support for an all-foam bed

Edge support is a particularly important subject for couples who sleep on a smaller size mattress (e.g. full or queen). A bed that provides good edge support means there is more useful space for both partners to spread out and get comfortable while still receiving proper support.

Puffy Lux Review Verdict

All in all, there’s a lot to like about the Puffy Lux mattress. It’s soft, comfortable, and accommodates all sleeper types. However, all that aside, we just wish it was priced a little lower. There are a lot of other three and four layer all-foam mattresses out there (not to mention countless hybrid beds) that are more affordable. Still, if price is of no concern and you just want an ultra-comfortable, plush mattress, the Puffy Lux is a great option.

What Makes The Puffy Lux Special?

Shopping for a new mattress is difficult. There are so many options available these days it can become overwhelming. As such, you might be wondering what truly sets the Puffy Lux apart. Well, here’s your answer.

  • Feel – The Puffy Lux has a very unique memory foam feel. It doesn’t feel like your traditional, dense memory foam. Instead, it’s much lighter and airier, which most consumers seem to really like.
  • Special Cover – The Puffy Lux is one of the few mattresses on the market that has a stain resistant and machine washable cover. As such, we see it being a great option for anyone that is accident prone or likes to enjoy certain beverages in bed.
  • Lifetime Warranty – Very few bed-in-a-box companies back their mattresses with a lifetime warranty and Puffy is one of them. If you’re a consumer that values long-term purchase protection, the Puffy Lux fits the bill.

That’s all we have for you today. We hope this review has been helpful. Thanks for choosing The Slumber Yard.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

JD

JD Christison

Combo Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard team get this mattress?

The Slumber Yard team purchased the Puffy Lux mattress. We retain full editorial control over the reviews, comparisons, and buyer guides we publish.

Where are Puffy mattresses made?

The Original Puffy and Puffy Lux mattresses are made in the United States.

Is the Puffy Lux bed safe?

Yes, the foams Puffy uses in both of their mattresses are CertiPUR certified, which means they are free of harmful toxins and chemicals.

What kind of frame or foundation do you need?

The Puffy Lux is compatible with most foundations, box springs, and slatted frames. Just make sure your existing frame has little to no flex (i.e. it needs be supportive).

How much does the Puffy Lux mattress weigh?

The Puffy Lux mattress ranges from 45 lb for a twin size all the way up to 95 lb for a California king size.

Are Puffy mattresses available in-store?

Last we checked, Puffy mattresses are not available to test or purchase in any retail locations. That means you won't find any Puffy products in your local mattress store. In the future, it wouldn't surprise us if Puffy partnered with a brick and mortar retailer but for now, you'll need to rely on the company's 101 night sleep trial in order to test the bed. To be honest though, that should be more than enough to figure out whether you like the bed or not. Plus, the best part is that the sleep trial is risk-free. You can just get your money back if you decide the Puffy Lux isn't the right bed for you.