Puffy is a top-rated mattress brand among the likes of Casper, Nectar, Avocado, and Leesa, thanks to its accommodating feel, price, and firmness level. An interesting fact about the company is that it manufactures all of its products in the U.S. Its beds have shown up on several of our best lists, and its premium Puffy Lux mattress might be the bed you’re looking for to complete your bedroom setup. It’s the thicker, more durable, more plush counterpart to the original, and we think the Puffy Lux mattress is great for:
- Side sleepers and some combination sleepers who want a softer mattress.
- All body types thanks to Puffy Lux’s hybrid construction.
- Folks who want an easy-to-clean machine-washable cover (moms, neat freaks, etc.).
UPDATE: Puffy discontinued its foam Lux models, and now offer supportive hybrid Puffy Lux models.
Honest Puffy Lux Mattress Review Video
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Puffy Lux Feel and Firmness
How do we rate firmness?
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 offers a great amount of pressure relief, and really contours to the curves of your body as you lay down. Remember, though, that your weight affects how soft or firm a mattress feels. For example, a heavier individual will likely feel like the Puffy Lux lands closer to a true medium-soft, while a more petite individual might think it’s closer to a straight medium rating.
What does it feel like?
Even though the company uses special names for the top two layers of 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.
Overall, it’s a very soft and plush mattress, making it one of the most comfortable beds on the market. 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 Mattress. These are three popular mattresses that have more of a neutral or unique feel.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress Construction and Design
The Puffy Lux mattress used to be an all-foam bed, but now it’s a hybrid that consists of four primary layers and totals 12″ thick. Below, you can find an explanation of the layers and what the bed looks like inside!
- Base layer – For the bottom, the bed uses a layer of Contour-Adapt Coil tech. This layer serves as the foundation for the mattress.
- Transition layer – On top of the support foam is a 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.
- Comfort layer – Next, the bed uses a layer of what the company calls its “Plush 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.
- Comfort layer – Finally, on top is a layer of what the company calls its “Cooling Cloud Foam.” This layer serves as the true comfort layer for the mattress. It’s gel-infused and feels eerily similar to memory foam.
- Machine washable cover – Wrapping the four layers of foam is a soft, removable cover that the company claims is stain resistant. As you can see below, the cover looks super comfortable and soft-to-the-touch.
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, which means that the foam in the bedding has been tested to meet CertiPUR-US standards for emissions, performance, and durability. Specifically, it ensures that the foam is made without toxic materials like mercury, lead and heavy metals.
Puffy Lux Sleeper Type Analysis
- Side sleepers
People who spend most of their 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 bed’s firmness profile, the Puffy Lux mattress fits this description to a T. It’s a great mattress for side sleepers, plain and simple.
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.
- Back and stomach sleepers
Puffy Lux mattress could potentially be a good choice for back sleepers, as well. Specifically lighter weight back sleepers. Although the bed is soft-to-the-touch and offers a fair amount of pressure relief, we found it to be supportive. If you weigh over 230 pounds, this mattress may be too soft for you. The softness may cause you to sink too far into the top layers where your hips fall out of proper alignment with the rest of your body.
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 for the sake of a complete Puffy Lux mattress review, let’s spell it out anyway. We think the Lux bed is a viable option for combination sleepers (i.e., people who rotate between their back, side, and stomach throughout the night).
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.
Body Type Analysis
For all sleepers who weigh under 230 lbs., Puffy luxe will work just fine for you. Though, remember that smaller individuals place very little pressure on the surface, so they sleep more on top of the bed rather than in it. As a result, sleepers under 150 lbs. will likely experience a firmer Puffy Lux.
- Heavy Individuals
If you’re a heavier individual (over 230 pounds), we wouldn’t recommend the Puffy Lux Hybrid. This mattress may be to soft to properly support spinal alignment.
- Petite Individuals
Smaller individuals place very little pressure on the surface, so they sleep more on top of the bed rather than in it.
Through testing, we have seen that 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.
What Our Experts Have To Say
As a person who loves the feel of soft memory foam, Puffy Lux is a perfect fit for me. It provides a ton of pressure relief for my hips and shoulders.
As a heavier back sleeper, the Puffy Lux mattress is not a great match for me. I’ve found that firmer hybrid beds tend to offer a little more support under my lumbar region.
Puffy Lux Pricing And Discounts
SIZE PRICE AVERAGE Twin $1,449 $781 Twin XL $1,499 $1,121 Full $1,599 $1,141 Queen $1,799 $1,340 King $1,999 $1,682 Cal King $1,999 $1,770
In writing the Puffy Lux mattress reviews, we found it is priced higher than the average bed-in-a-box mattress including the original Puffy Mattress.
Puffy Lux Coupon Code
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 Puffy Lux 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.
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Puffy Mattress Performance
We think this mattress is a perfectly viable option for folks who share a bed. The mattress performs well in terms of motion isolation and edge support, which are the two most important factors for couples. Let’s tackle each category one at a time.
Although the top layers of the bed strongly resemble memory foam, we don’t think the Puffy Lux sleeps hot. With that said, we don’t think this mattress sleeps cool either. Instead, we believe 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.Check out: Best Mattress for Hot Sleepers
During our Puffy Lux review test sessions, we found it fairly easy to switch between positions because of its quick responsiveness. There’s not much resistance at all, which isn’t always the case with memory foam beds.
First, the bed deadens movement exceptionally well. We noticed very little cross-bed motion that spread across the surface when pressure was applied in our tests. As you can see below, the water in the glass stayed reasonably steady despite the movement generated from our testing team. A bed that deadens movement nicely 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.
Edge support is an essential 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 Mattress 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 many other three and four-layer all-foam mattresses out there (not to mention countless hybrid beds) that are more affordable. Still, if the price is of no concern and you just want an ultra-comfortable, plush mattress, this bed is a great option.
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Puffy Lux Hybrid vs. Original Puffy
- Price — From a MSRP standpoint, the original Puffy mattress 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.
- Choice Of Hybrid – With the Puffy Lux, you have the option to select a hybrid version. The Original Puffy only comes in an all-foam model.
Read more about the similarities and differences in our Puffy vs Puffy Lux Review.
Puffy Lux Mattress Alternatives
These mattresses are all similar to the Puffy Lux Mattress, but at varying price points.
Mattress Type Firmness Temp Body Type Thickness Starting Price Puffy Lux Memory Foam Soft Neutral Under 230 lb 12inch $1799* *Queen mattress Layla Memory Foam All Neutral Under 230 lb 10.5inch $1099* *Queen mattress Read Review Helix Dawn Luxe Mixed Foam Firm Neutral All Body Types 14inch $1949* *Queen mattress Read Review Layla Hybrid Memory Foam All Neutral All Body Types 13inch $1699* *Queen mattress Read ReviewFrequently Asked QuestionsIs Puffy Lux a good mattress?
Puffy Lux is great if you’re a side sleeper looking for a comfy, thick foam mattress with a machine washable cover. However, we wouldn’t recommend it to someone over 230 lbs.Does Puffy Lux have coils?
Yes. The Puffy Lux now comes in a hybrid version as well. Consumers have the option to choose the all-foam or coil version of the bed.Can I wash the Puffy Lux cover?
Yes. You can remove the cover and wash it with mild detergent in the washing machine, allowing for a very easy clean.Where do I try a Puffy Lux Mattress?
Puffy mattresses are not sold in stores and the only place you can buy them is from the official Puffy website. Since delivery is free and there is a 101-day risk-free trial, you can try a Puffy Lux mattress right in your own home.Will I need a box spring for my Puffy Lux Mattress?
The Puffy Lux mattress was designed to work with any surface, so you can use box springs if you like, but it isn’t necessary. You can also use a flat or slatted foundation, and even an adjustable bed frame will work
How We Test Mattresses
- Our testing process
The Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed-in-a-box craze. Our team has personally tested over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
Construction: We cut mattresses open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
Feel: We check if it has a stuck in the mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral-foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types. We also look at support and how that changes by body/sleeper type.
Edge support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
Motion isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples that don’t want to wake up one another when they move.
Temperature regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral, or actively cools while you are sleeping.
Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
Off-gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period, and warranty.
Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
After considering all these factors, our team picks the best beds for each category. Besides category-specific criteria, like firmness level or construction, we look for mattresses with the highest quality and that offer some unique features that make them stand out. And the last decisive factor is price and discounts — we always aim to find the best and most affordable options, since we feel it offers more value for the consumer.
The Review Team