Who Is It Best For?
Consumers seeking a thick, premium foam bed
Side sleepers who like soft mattresses
Who Won’t Love It?
Individuals seeking an all-foam mattress
Back and stomach sleepers seeking a firm mattress

Overview Of Puffy Royal Review

Puffy has a lot of fans, so it’s no surprise that the company has more luxurious offerings for people who want the best bed they can get from Puffy. The Puffy Royal is a premium hybrid bed that a lot of people love. They used to offer a foam version, but it’s since been discontinued. Now, their primary Puffy Royal mattress is suitable for all body types!

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Puffy Royal Design And Construction

The Royal mattress utilizes a premium hybrid design. The bed is made up of five layers that total a massive 14” thick. Here is a quick summary of each layer, starting from the bottom:

  • Core support layer — This layer is what they call “Contour-Adapt Coil Base,” and they are pocketed coils to maximize support.
  • Cloud Air Technology Foam — This proprietary foam exclusive to the Puffy Royal mattress is split into different zones to deliver support and pressure relief where you need it most.
  • Climate Comfort Foam — This is an additional layer of support designed to stabilize temperature.
  • Reflexive Foam — This transition layer is also exclusive to the Royal mattress. It’s a resilient memory foam to provide additional pressure relief for sleepers.
  • Infused Cooling Foam — This comfort layer is infused with cooling beads to help disperse heat.

With that said, we did notice one distinct difference between the Puffy Royal Hybrid and the standard foam version during our testing process. In our opinion, the hybrid model is a notch or two softer than the foam model. As such, dominant side sleepers or people who simply prefer extra plush mattresses may like the hybrid model a little more.

Puffy Royal Mattress Feel And Firmness

The Royal is a little softer than the Original Puffy mattress for a neutral firmness between soft and firm. We think it lands between a medium-soft and medium on the firmness scale with a rating of 4 to 5.

Although the Royal uses a lot of the same materials as Puffy’s other luxury mattress, it doesn’t have the same type of memory foam feel. Puffy Royal mattress reviews from customers are typically positive when it comes to feel. That’s because the Royal uses a proprietary 1.5″ layer of infused cooling foam on top. As a result, the bed has more of a neutral or mixed foam feel.

Overall, we consider the Royal to be an ultra-comfortable, plush mattress.

Puffy Royal Temperature Regulation

In our opinion, the Puffy Royal mattress sleeps temperature neutral. If you’re not familiar with mattress vernacular, learn more about how we grade temperature. If you consider yourself a hot sleeper, we’d recommend checking out our list of the Best Cooling Beds.

Is Puffy Royal A Good Mattress For Couples?

The short answer is yes. That’s based on how the bed performed in our motion isolation and edge support tests.

Edge Support

The Royal mattress gets passing grades in edge support. No more fighting for the center of the bed — each partner can sleep on one end without feeling they’re going to slide off the bed.

Motion Isolation

We don’t envision couples experiencing any major issues with the mattress, especially when it comes to motion isolation. Motion isolation ranks high as one of the best selling features. If you sleep with someone who tosses and turns often, you’re less likely to notice.

Puffy Royal Mattress Sleeper Type Analysis

Your weight and favorite sleeping position changes how a bed will feel to you.

  • Side Sleepers

    Given the firmness profile of the mattress, we think the Royal is most ideal for side sleepers seeking a soft, neutral-foam bed. As you lay down on the mattress, you descend into the top layers a little creating a comfortable, pressure-relieving environment for your hips and shoulders.

  • Back And Stomach Sleepers

    As far as back and stomach sleepers, it’s largely going to depend on your body type and weight. Petite and medium size individuals will likely be fine sleeping on their back or stomach. However, if you weigh over ~225 pounds, we think the bed may be a tad bit too soft for these types of sleepers. In other words, heavy back and stomach sleepers may find that they sink too far down into the mattress given its soft profile.

  • Combination Sleepers

    Combination sleepers will find the bed accommodating, though. Although the Royal technically incorporates memory foam in its construction, we didn’t find much resistance when attempting to switch between positions.

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The Royal mattress is a great option for side sleepers

Body Type Analysis

  • Petite/Average Sleepers

    If you’re of small or average stature, we think the Royal will work fine.

  • Heavy Sleepers

    Because this model uses coils for its support framework, we think it’s the most ideal choice for people who weigh more than ~225 pounds. More information about the Puffy Royal Hybrid can be found near the bottom of this review.

Puffy Royal Price & Discounts

The Puffy Royal is an expensive mattress. It’s on par with other premium foam beds like the Casper Wave and select TempurPedic mattresses. Below is a table that displays MSRP by size.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$2,199
King / Cal King$3,449

However, like with the other Puffy mattresses, you likely won’t pay full MSRP. You can almost always find some sort of discount on the bed. Typically, you can expect to receive at least $250-$300 off the Puffy Royal. Be sure to locate the green box on your screen to check current pricing and promotions.

If the Royal is out of your price range, you may want to check out the other two beds from the company – the Original Puffy and Puffy Lux. These two beds have slightly different designs but are much more affordable.

Puffy Royal Mattress Review Verdict

nds like it might fit your sleep preferences, consider Puffy Royal for your next mattress. The only downside is that it’s quite expensive. If money is tight, but you like the sound of the Royal so far, you may want to check out our review of the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress because it shares a lot of the same characteristics.

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5
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Other Beds From Puffy

  • Puffy Royal vs Puffy Original

    The Puffy Royal is the premium version of the Puffy Original. It’s more expensive for good reasons. The Puffy Royal is 14” thick compared to the Original at 10”. The extra 4” is best described as sleeping on a cloud for the ultimate sleep experience.

  • Puffy Royal vs Puffy Lux

    The Puffy Lux is 2″ thicker and has more of a memory foam feel if you’re into a slow responding and viscous mattress profile. You’re also able to purchase the Puffy Lux hybrid version.

Puffy Company Policies

Puffy has some customer policies to make your mattress buying experience better:

  • Free shipping – The Puffy Royal mattress comes with free shipping. The bed will arrive compressed and rolled-up in a cardboard box. Once it has arrived, move the box to the desired bedroom. Give the bed about 24-48 hours to inflate before sleeping on it.
  • 101-night sleep trial – Puffy gives customers 101 nights to test the Royal mattress before making an official decision as to whether they’d like to keep it or not.
  • Free returns – During the trial period, you can return it for a full refund. Contact Puffy customer support and they’ll take care of everything. 
  • Lifetime warranty – The Puffy Royal mattress comes backed by a lifetime warranty, which is unusual in the online mattress industry. The majority of beds sold online come with 10-year warranties.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How did Slumber Yard get the Royal mattress?

Puffy sent us the Royal mattress for free so we could test it. Please note we did not accept any monetary compensation from the company to produce this review, though. In other words, Puffy did not influence our review whatsoever. We test products independently and we’re proud of that. We take great pride in publishing unbiased reviews so consumers can make informed purchase decisions.

Does Puffy offer white-glove delivery?

No, the company does offer a white glove delivery option. Instead, the beds from Puffy come compressed in a box. However, it’s fairly easy to move the box to your bedroom and set it up.

Will the Puffy Royal mattress work with an adjustable bed frame?

Yes, the Puffy Royal is compatible with adjustable frames. Puffy even sells an adjustable base themselves. The bed also works with most other slatted foundations and platform frames.

Is the Puffy Royal mattress made in the USA?

Yes, all of the materials included in the Royal mattress are made and assembled here in the United States.

Can consumers purchase Puffy beds in retail stores?

Last we checked, Puffy beds are only available to purchase via the company’s official website. With that said, it wouldn’t shock us if Puffy partners with a large brick and mortar retailer in the future considering Puffy is one of the most popular brands in the online mattress industry.

Can I flip the Puffy Royal mattress?

The Puffy Royal mattress is not designed to be flipped. Every 6-8 months though, it may be a good idea to rotate the bed to protect against body impressions.