Puffy Lux Review
An in-depth look at the premium Lux mattress from Puffy
Last Updated: September 10, 2020
Puffy has quickly become one of the most well-recognized brands in the bed-in-a-box industry thanks in large part due to the success of the Original Puffy mattress, which was 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 mattress. We cover feel, firmness, ideal sleeping positions and much more. We even touch on the new Puffy Lux Hybrid model as well.
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Individuals who like beds with a soft, airy memory foam feel
Side sleepers looking for ample pressure relief
Shoppers with a budget under $1,000
Back and stomach sleepers who prefer firm beds
Outline For The Puffy Lux Review
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.
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.
Puffy Lux Price
|King / Cal King||$1,995|
In writing the Puffy Lux mattress review we found it is priced higher than the average bed-in-a-box mattress including the original Puffy Mattress. Hopefully this gives a little more context.
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 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.
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.
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.
In addition, according to the Puffy’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 Review On Body Types
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.
The below 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.
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.
We wouldn’t recommend the all-foam Puffy Lux mattress for folks who weigh more than 250 lb. Luckily, the company recently introduced a hybrid version of the Lux, which utilizes pocketed coils for its support structure. If you’re a larger individual, we’d highly recommend selecting the Puffy Lux Hybrid over the all-foam version. You can find more details regarding the Puffy Lux Hybrid later in this review.
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.
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.
Puffy Lux Mattress 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, during our Puffy Lux review test sessions, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Is The Puffy Lux Ideal For 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.
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, during the Puffy Lux mattress review process 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.
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.
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 review, 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.
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.
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 of 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.
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 of 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.
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.
Pros And Cons Of The Puffy Lux Mattress
- Accommodating for most sleeper types, especially side
- Lifetime warranty
- Optimal temperature regulation in hot or cold climates
- You can only get it online from the official Puffy website
- It has a high price tag
- The Puffy Lux may be too soft for some individuals, particularly those over 250 pounds
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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.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Review
Puffy recently introduced a hybrid version of their Lux mattress (aptly called the Puffy Lux Hybrid). Essentially, it’s the same exact bed as the all-foam version except it uses pocketed coils for its support foundation as opposed to dense foam.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to opt for the hybrid over the standard foam model:
- Support – Typically, mattresses that incorporate coils provide more support than beds that simply use foam for their foundations. This is because coils provide bi-directional support (i.e. they compress but also push back against pressure), whereas foams don’t have the same level of resistance.
- Durability – This doesn’t always hold true, but for the most part, hybrid beds tend to be more durable than all-foam ones due to their coil foundations.
- Firmness – Surprisingly, we found the Puffy Lux Hybrid to be slightly softer than the all-foam version of the bed. As such, dominant side sleepers or people who just prefer extra soft mattresses might like hybrid model a little more.
- Edge Support – Beds with coils also tend to provide more support around their perimeter compared to all-foam mattresses. This is an important aspect to consider if you share a smaller size mattress like a full or queen size with a partner.
- Heavy Individuals – We almost always recommend heavier individuals (~225+ pounds) select a hybrid mattress over an all-foam one. Since larger folks exert more force onto mattresses than smaller and average size folks, support becomes even more vital. As such, hybrids are normally the better choice for heavy set individuals for the reasons outlined above.
Naturally, the next question you might be wondering is how much the Puffy Lux Hybrid costs. After all, coils are typically more expensive than foam from a manufacturing perspective. Shockingly, the Puffy Lux Hybrid costs the same amount as the all-foam version of the Lux. This is quite rare. In most cases, the hybrid models that bed-in-a-box companies offer are $200-$400 more expensive than their all-foam counterparts.
Given the foam and hybrid versions cost the same, we don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t opt for the Lux Hybrid model. Really, unless you’re a petite individual in which support isn’t as important, you really value motion isolation (all-foam beds perform better in this department), or you just prefer all-foam beds due to the lack of bounce, we’d recommend the Puffy Lux Hybrid for the reasons outlined in this section.
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.
Puffy Lux Mattress Reviews
- BBB Rating: A
- Amazon Reviews: This is one of the few items you won’t find for sale on Amazon. The only place to buy a Puffy Lux mattress is on the official Puffy website. That aside, there are over 10,000 reviews on the Puffy website, and all of them give the Puffy Lux mattress five stars for comfort and perfect sleep.
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Puffy provided the Lux mattresses to us for free so we could test them. Please keep in mind, we retain full editorial control over the reviews, comparisons, and buyer guides we publish.
The Puffy Lux mattress ranges from 45 lb for a twin size all the way up to 95 lb for a California king size.
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.
The Original Puffy and Puffy Lux mattresses are made in the United States.
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).
This is a soft memory foam feel with a light and airy feel.
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.
Yes. You can remove the cover and wash it with the washing machine.
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.
Puffy frequently has sales and specials on its products, and we may have our own SY code in the green box to the right of this review. You can also sign up for their email newsletter to get informed on upcoming sales, or keep visiting the site to see what deals are in effect.
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 foundation, slatted, or an adjustable bed frame.