In today’s day and age, we realize most people would rather watch a video than read, so to cater to those individuals, here is a short video explaining everything you need to know about the Puffy Lux mattress.
There’s only so much detail we can fit into one video, though. Keep reading to learn more about this memory foam bed.
Puffy, like most bed-in-a-box companies, makes it very easy for consumers to test out their beds. 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, the company is allowing you to 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.
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-$1,000 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 the Original Puffy mattress.
Feel — Both models have a memory foam feel, but the Lux has a denser, more prototypical memory foam feel (likely due to the extra layer of foam).
As we eluded to above, the Puffy Lux is an all-foam bed that consists of three 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 “Plush Cloud Comfort Foam.” Don’t let the fancy terminology fool you, this layer is just designed to provide deep pressure relief and act as a transition from the firm foam below, which isn’t out of the ordinary.
Finally, on top, the bed uses a 3″ 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. As you will find out below, this top layer has a memory foam feel.
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.
Wrapping the three layers of foam is a soft, removable cover. Even though you can technically remove the cover, it’s recommended that you do not machine wash it. Instead, if you have an accident or your wife spills a little red wine, you should just spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and some water. Also, make sure you dab the dirty area instead of rubbing it.
If you’re a clean freak and the thought of a dirty mattress throws you into a state of hysteria, you might want to look into the Puffy Mattress Protector to help protect against stains and spills. Alternatively, you can always shop for popular mattress protectors on Amazon.
The Puffy Lux is priced near the higher-end of the bed-in-a-box space, which is actually a bit of a surprise given its construction. Most three or four layer all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses (e.g. Casper and Leesa) have a MSRP of about $1,000 (queen size). Here’s how pricing breaks down by size for the Puffy Lux.
|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 $200-$275 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.
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. These types of individuals exert a more stress onto the surface of a mattress and, as a result, sink further into the soft top layers than petite and medium sized individuals do.
On the other hand, smaller body types typically feel like most beds land on the firmer side of the spectrum. These types of 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.
Even though the company uses a special name for the top layer on the bed, in our eyes, it’s very comparable to memory foam in terms of feel. As you lay down on the mattress, you slowly sink in and the top layer starts to contour to your body’s shape. Overall, it’s a very soft and comfortable bed. If you’re a fan of the plush, conforming sensation memory foam provides, chances are you’ll enjoy this mattress.
Furthermore, like traditional memory foam, the top layer on the mattress is slow to respond. As you can see below, the top layer takes an extra second or two to fully pop back to place after pressure is released.
As a result, you will get a slight bit of the stuck-in-the-mud sensation that memory foam is known for. All this means is that active sleepers may find it requires slightly more effort to switch between positions throughout the night.
In terms of firmness, we think the Puffy Lux mattress lands around a medium to medium-firm on our soft-to-firm scale (maybe a little closer to medium-firm for an average sized individual). Don’t let the firmness rating throw you off, though. It’s still a soft, comfortable mattress, but it also provides a good amount of support.
On that note, remember 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 medium, while a more petite individual might think the Lux mattress lands closer to a firm rating.
Ordinarily, 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. With that said, we think the Puffy Lux is a good option for side sleepers despite its medium-firm designation.
We say that because the top layer does 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.
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, it’s also quite 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 (even the heavier team members) 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 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.
Keep in mind, though, that you will experience a little of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that we referenced above. As such, combo sleepers may find it requires a little more energy when switching from their back to their stomach or vice versa compared to a more responsive mattress.
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.
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.
Although the top layers of the bed strongly resemble memory foam, we don’t think the Puffy Lux sleeps hot. First, the bed lands on the firmer side of the spectrum. As such, you’ll find that you sleep more on top of the bed compared to some of the softer memory foam beds on the market that sort of wrap sleepers. Next, 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.
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’s not the best bed we’ve ever tested in this department, but it will definitely get the job done.
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.
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 layer all-foam mattresses out there (not to mention countless hybrid beds) that are more affordable.
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.|