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Puffy Mattress Reviews

Puffy Mattress Reviews

Our full review of the comfortable Puffy bed in a box mattress that is quickly growing in popularity.

Last Updated: October 30, 2020

Matt Ross

In a very short time Puffy has defied the odds and become a household name in the competitive mattress-in-a-box industry. In this review, we take a detailed look at the company's recently updated flagship mattress. We cover feel, firmness, ideal sleeper types and a whole lot more.

Who Is This Best For?

Shoppers seeking a comfortable, affordable foam mattress

All types of sleepers, including back, stomach and side

Who Won’t Love It?

Heavy people who require a supportive coil mattress

Individuals seeking a particularly soft or firm bed

Puffy Mattress Review Outline

Puffy is one of the more popular foam mattresses available online. It was first popularized by the Ellen Show back in 2017 and has since really taken off. Here is a quick video review of the Puffy mattress.

This Puffy Mattress review happens to be a pretty lengthy post, so in order to make it all easily digestible, here’s an overview of what we’ll be covering.

Jump-To Links For This Puffy Mattress Review:

Honest Puffy Mattress Review Video

To be honest though, we couldn’t fit every detail into one video. Keep reading to learn more about the Original Puffy mattress.

Puffy Mattress Construction And Design

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A look inside the Puffy mattress

The Puffy bed has three different layers and measures out to be 10” thick. Below, you can find an explanation of the mattress’ three foam layers layers.

  • Base layer – For its foundation, the mattress uses a 6″ layer of firm support foam
  • Transition layer – In the middle is a 2″ layer of what the company calls its “Climate Comfort Foam,” a proprietary foam that effectively serves as a transition layer between the dense base layer and the top comfort layer
  • Comfort layer – 2″ of what the company uses its special “Cooling Cloud Foam,” a proprietary foam that is made of gel infused visco polyurethane foam.

The top layer is manufactured with Puffy’s Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF) process. Essentially, it’s a fancy way of saying that the company’s foams are manufactured in an environmentally friendly fashion. The foams are manufactured in a closed chamber, which helps to minimize process emissions and cut out harmful chemicals.

In fact, all three layers of foam in the Puffy mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. This means that they do not contain harmful chemicals, and pass CertiPUR-US standards for foam content, emissions and durability. Specifically, Puffy says the foam in the mattress is made without formaldehyde, ozone depletes, heavy metals, phthalates, and TCEP flame retardants.

Puffy Mattress Cover

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A look at Puffy’s removable and machine washable cover

Wrapping the three layers of foam is a soft, removable cover that is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. First, the cover is stain resistant. This is a nice feature to have for people who like to enjoy breakfast in bed or just like to veg out and watch their favorite TV show while eating and drinking.

Furthermore, the cover is also machine washable. The company technically uses the term “zip-n-wash” to describe it, which we interpret as a cover that you can unzip and throw in your washer to remove dirt, germs and bacteria. A machine washable cover is pretty rare in the industry. Most bed-in-a-box mattresses have removable covers but typically it’s recommended you spot clean them rather tossing them in the washer. All in all, the cover on the Puffy mattress is definitely a big plus.

Puffy Mattress Firmness And Feel

In terms of firmness, this bed is about a medium on our soft-to-firm scale. All in all, the Puffy bed finds a pretty nice balance between support and pressure relief.

Keep in mind that firmness is somewhat subjective. To reiterate what we stated above, the heavier a person is, the softer they will perceive the mattress to be and vice versa.

The top layer of Cooling Cloud Foam resembles memory foam, however, it’s a slightly different type of memory foam feel than you’re probably used to. Instead of a thick, dense memory foam feel, the top layer of the Puffy mattress has a more of a light, airy memory foam feel.

As such, we’d no longer consider Puffy to be a pure play memory foam mattress. In our opinion, the mattress now has a more of a blended, soft foam feel. You can still feel a little bit of that top layer that mimics memory foam but it’s not an overwhelming sensation anymore.

All in all, our team thinks the bed is very comfortable. Since it sort of sits in-between that of a memory foam feel and a neutral-foam feel, we’d say Puffy is a very safe pick for people who aren’t exactly sure what type of feel they want. We think most consumers out there will find the bed very accommodating.

Puffy Mattress Responsiveness

Plus, the other nice thing about the mattress is that we found it very easy to switch between sleeping positions. In other words, our testing team didn’t notice much resistance when moving around and shifting positions, which isn’t always the case with beds that contain memory foam top layers.

Puffy Bed Sleeper Type Analysis

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Side Sleepers

The Puffy mattress provides a good amount of pressure relief for side sleepers. As mentioned above, the top layer is soft-to-the-touch and somewhat functions like memory foam. As such, you’ll notice that the Cooling Cloud Foam cradles your hips and shoulders well (i.e. your main pressure points).

Generally speaking, this soft cradle sensation that Puffy provides is exactly what side sleepers will want to look for. Sometimes when a mattress is too firm, side sleepers will experience some discomfort around their hips and shoulders.

Stomach And Back Sleepers

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Good option for back and stomach sleepers

We think the Puffy bed is suitable for all sleeping positions. In terms of back and stomach sleepers though, the bed provides a good amount of support under your lower back and trunk.

However, it’s important to note, the statements above are in reference to petite and medium sized individuals. People who weigh over 250 pounds are a different story.

Combination Sleepers

Yes, as you can probably guess, we think the Puffy mattress will work for combination sleepers as well. The mattress is accommodating regardless of how often you switch between your side, back and stomach.

Heavy Individuals

When it comes to mattresses, your weight is very important. The same mattress can feel quite different to various sized people. We generally write through the perspective of an average size individual but we also make sure to reference other body types later in the post.

Generally speaking, heavy people (250+ pounds) will feel like most mattresses are on the soft side since they exert more force onto the surface of the bed and as a result sink into the top layers more than smaller sized people.

We do not think that the Puffy mattress is ideal for exceptionally heavy individuals due to its all-foam 10″ construction. This is not a knock against Puffy by the way or a denunciation against the quality of the bed. In fact, we say this about the majority of all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses.

Typically, we almost always recommend big folks go with a hybrid or innerspring bed that contains coils. That’s because coils have proven to be more durable and provide more support than the dense poly foams that all-foam beds (like Puffy) use for their foundations.

If you weigh over 250 pounds, be sure to check out our list of the Best Beds for Heavy People.

Petite Individuals

More petite sized individuals will feel like most mattresses are on the firm side since they exert very little pressure onto the surface of the bed (i.e. they sleep more on top of the mattress).

Puffy Mattress Price

In terms of MSRP, the Puffy bed cost is about average for the bed-in-a-box industry (maybe a tad bit higher). Here’s how pricing breaks down by size:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$795
Twin XL$825
Full$995
Queen$1,150
King / Cal King$1,350

Is There a Puffy Mattress Coupon Or Discount Code?

However, the MSRP prices are a little deceiving. Like a lot of bed-in-a-box companies, Puffy is very aggressive when it comes to deals and discounts. The company is almost always running some sort of sale or promotion. You can typically expect to take $250-$300 off the MSRP price. You can check Puffy.com for current promotions or check the discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see what you can save.

Is Puffy A Good Mattress For Couples?

All things considered, we think the Puffy mattress is a viable option for folks who share a bed. It performs well in terms of edge support and motion isolation.

Edge Support

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Solid edge support overall

If your bed is supportive around the perimeter, you can sleep comfortably on every inch of the mattress with your significant other or loved one. Luckily, we’ve found Puffy to be fairly supportive when you’re laying on the edge, and it performs better than other all-foam beds.

Motion Isolation

Puffy also excels when it comes to motion isolation. For people who don’t live and breathe mattresses like the Slumber Yard team, motion isolation refers to a bed’s ability to deaden movement.

Puffy Bed Motion Transfer

Most all-foam beds do a good job at absorbing impact, and Puffy is no exception. We tested this by placing a half-full glass of water on one side of the bed, and then we proceeded to roll around near the glass.

Temperature Regulation

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Traditionally, memory foam has been known to trap and retain heat. As such, you might assume that the Puffy mattress sleeps hot due its top layer, but actually, we found that it sleeps more temperature neutral. In other words, you won’t find yourself warming up on the bed but it also won’t actively cool you down either.

For more about temperature regulation and how we test it, check out our blog post!

Puffy Mattress Review Verdict

Overall, we can see why Puffy has become so popular. The bed is moderately priced (after discount), accommodates people in all sleeping positions and performs well in almost every category. Plus, we think most people will like the feel of the mattress since it sort of the tows the line between memory foam and neutral-foam. If you’re just looking for a comfortable, soft foam mattress that won’t break the bank, then you should definitely consider Puffy.

Other Puffy Mattress Ratings:

  • Puffy Reviews Amazon: There are no reviews on Amazon.
  • Puffy Mattress Reviews Reddit: There were no community results for Puffy mattress
  • Puffy Mattress Reviews Consumer Reports: Puffy mattresses receives a score of 67, with high marks for petite back sleepers.

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

Other Puffy Models

This review was centered around the flagship Puffy model, but we’d be remiss not to mention the other beds offered by the brand. Here is a quick rundown of each Puffy Mattress model and how they compare to the original.

Puffy Lux – Similar to Puffy, Puffy Lux also has an all-foam construction, but it’s about 2″ thicker thanks to an additional layer of foam in the top of the mattress. It also has more of a memory foam feel if you’re into a slow responding and viscous mattress profile. Finally, you’re able to purchase the Puffy Lux hybrid version, which offers more support and durability than both Puffy and Puffy Lux. As such, Puffy Lux is a more expensive mattress (around $200 more for the all-foam puffy Lux).

Puffy Royal – As one of the thickets all-foam mattresses on the market, Puffy Royal is the brand’s top-tier product and stands at about 14″ tall. It has a similar feel to the original Puffy (mixed foam as opposed to memory foam), and lands around a medium to medium-soft on our scale. It’s the most expensive bed in their lineup, and like Puffy Lux, Puffy Royal is also available in a hybrid model.

Puffy vs Other Brands

Puffy Vs Casper

You saw Puffy featured on Ellen but you have also heard a ton of people rave about the Casper Mattress, so which do you pick? In the Puffy vs Casper debate, first decide which feel you think you’d prefer more. Puffy contains memory foam which gives the bed more of a mixed foam feel, while Casper feels like a standard neutral-foam bed that’s quick to respond and slightly bland (in a good way). You’ll also want to determine your budget; they have similar retail prices but Puffy usually ends up being more affordable after discounts are applied.

Puffy vs Brooklyn Bedding Signature

Puffy and Brooklyn Bedding Signature are both popular in the online space, but each have something different to offer the consumer. While Puffy’s major stand-out feature is its machine washable cover, we think Brooklyn Bedding Signature offers a great value for its hybrid design. The signature mattress is made with pocketed coils as its foundation, making it a more suitable mattress for heavier body types. It’s also offered in three different firmness levels, making it a bit more versatile than Puffy Mattress. It’s also around the same price as a Puffy bed after discounts are applied, and might even come out to be less.

Puffy Company Policies

Like most bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Puffy mattress comes with several different perks to sweeten the deal if you decide to purchase from them.

  • Free shipping and returns
  • 101-Night trial
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Most brands offer a 10-year warranty policy, especially for all-foam beds. So we’re impressed that Puffy is willing to stand by the quality of their mattress enough to offer a “never-ending” warranty.

FAQs

How soft/firm is Puffy?

It’s actually about a “medium” on our soft/firm scale. It’s not too soft or too firm.

Is Puffy or Puffy Lux better?

The Puffy Lux is the high-end mattress inf the Puffy line and comes with another layer. It totals out to be 12”  of comfort compared to the 10” of comfort for the standard Puffy mattress.

Where is the Puffy mattress made?

Every part of the Puffy mattress are made in the United States of America. That means it is assembled, designed, and sewn in the US, before being shipped to your home. They are exclusively sold online.

How long does a Puffy mattress last?

That depends. All foam mattresses, in general, have a life around 8-10 years, providing a good night’s sleep for years. However, if you don’t weigh much or you bay use it, the mattress will probably last longer.

Does the bed have coils/springs?

It does not. This is a 10″ all-foam mattress.

How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

Puffy sent us this mattress for free for testing purposes. Keep in mind, The Slumber Yard team independently reviews products. We received no monetary compensation from the company to publish this review. The opinions and viewpoints expressed in the review belong to us and us only.

Do you need a box spring with a Puffy mattress?

No. The quality of the Puffy mattress allows it to be placed on most any surface–high quality box spring, wooden slats that are no more than 4” apart, a platform or adjustable base, or the floor.