Since 2016, Puffy has been manufacturing foam mattresses geared toward those with back pain. The company backs its mattress design with years of product development, research, and sleep trials for customers. Puffy also makes its foam mattresses in small batches, meaning each mattress is compressed for a shorter period of time before being delivered to your doorstep.
In addition to the original Puffy mattress, Puffy now offers two luxury foam mattresses, the Puffy Lux mattress and the Puffy Royal mattress. The original Puffy mattress, which we cover here, is a lower profile foam mattress at an affordable price point.
The Puffy mattress offers top-notch motion isolation and pressure point relief. Its foam construction contours to the shape of your body while keeping your spine aligned. We’ll break down the proprietary foam layers of the Puffy mattress and how the mattress feels for sleepers of varying sizes. Whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, there are plenty of factors to consider when deciding if this is the best mattress for you.
Puffy Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Puffy||Puffy Lux||Puffy Royal|
|Firmness||Medium (5)||Medium (5)||Medium (5)|
Puffy Mattress Review: Our Verdict
If you are looking for a memory foam mattress that contours closely and relieves pressure points, the Puffy mattress is definitely worth considering. The mattress isolates motion exceptionally well, making it a great choice for couples who want to minimize sleep disturbances.
The mattress cover is easy to care for, and is one of the few covers we have seen that is fully removable and machine washable. The cover is also stain-resistant, which helps extend the amount of time between washes.
We think the medium firmness and foam construction is best for side sleepers and those who weigh less than 230 pounds. Those over 230 pounds will sink deeper into the mattress and may not feel properly supported. The same is true for stomach sleepers, who typically need a firmer mattress to support their hips.
Since the Puffy mattress is made with soft foam that conforms to the shape of your body, it can feel more restrictive than a hybrid mattress. Couples who want a mattress that facilitates movement better for intimate activity may want to consider a mattress with coil support.
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How Much Is the Puffy Mattress?
The Puffy mattress price is about average for a high-quality memory foam mattress, as it costs $1,150 for a queen size. The quality of the materials used in a foam mattress directly impacts the price of the mattress. The high-density foam base of the Puffy mattress increases the durability of the mattress, while the comfort layers incorporate proprietary foams that help regulate temperature while conforming to pressure points. The workmanship and materials, paired with a relatively affordable price point, make the Puffy mattress a good value. Additionally, Puffy offers seasonal promotions and coupons that further discount the price.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10”||41 lbs.||$795|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||45 lbs||$825|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||58 lbs.||$995|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||69 lbs.||$1,150|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||87 lbs.||$1,350|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||87 lbs.||$1,350|
How Does The Puffy Mattress Feel?
Our first impression of the Puffy mattress is that it feels like a soft and light memory foam mattress. The top layer of memory foam conforms closely to the shape of your body, so you sink into the mattress almost immediately. The mattress relieves pressure on your body, and its plushness lives up to its name.
We consider the Puffy mattress to have a medium firmness, around a 5 on the firmness scale. For those who weigh less than 130 pounds, the mattress will likely feel firmer. People who weigh more than 230 pounds will find the mattress feels softer. Firmness is a subjective measurement that depends on your body weight and sleeping position. We found the mattress to be most supportive for lighter sleepers. That being said, sleepers of all weights and sleeping positions will feel cushioned by the foam layers of the Puffy mattress.
The 10-inch profile of the Puffy mattress is about average for a foam mattress, and sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds shouldn’t sink in too deeply. The high-density polyfoam support core offers some push-back with the Puffy mattress, which is helpful for changing positions and getting in and out of bed.
What Is the Puffy Made Of?
The Puffy mattress is constructed of memory foam and polyfoam layers. Each foam layer is made with a Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF) process that’s more environmentally friendly and leads to a high-quality, consistent foam. The foams are also CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are made without heavy metals, phthalates, and ozone depleters.
The polyester cover of the Puffy mattress is soft and breathable. It is stain-resistant, which makes it easy to keep clean. To prevent the buildup of bacteria, you can also wash the cover as needed. While most mattress covers can only be spot cleaned, the Puffy cover is fully removable and machine washable.
The top layer of the Puffy mattress is 2 inches of CloudComfort memory foam. This low-density foam is soft, so you immediately feel the mattress conform to the shape of your body and relieve pressure points. The breathable foam is infused with gel to draw heat away from your body and prevent heat retention. Beneath this layer is 2 inches of ClimateComfort polyfoam. This transition layer is temperature-stabilizing. It resists contracting and expanding with temperature fluctuations, which helps the mattress stay temperature neutral.
The support core is made of 6 inches of high-density polyfoam. This Firm Core Support base helps keep your spine aligned by adapting to the shape of your body. It maintains a consistent level of support throughout the mattress, even as you shift positions. The high-density foam also adds durability to the Puffy mattress.
Does the Puffy Isolate Motion?
The Puffy mattress is one of the best mattresses for motion isolation. We expect a high level of motion isolation from any foam mattress, but the Puffy mattress is even better than average. The soft memory foam comfort layer especially absorbs movement and prevents it from transferring from one area of the bed to another. The transition layer and support core are made with polyfoam to further minimize motion transfer and prevent sleep disturbances.
We found that any movements on the bed do not spread across the mattress. This makes the Puffy mattress ideal for those who share the bed, especially with a partner who tends to toss and turn throughout the night. Because the Puffy mattress has top-notch motion isolation, you shouldn’t feel your partner’s movements throughout the night.
Does the Puffy Sleep Cool?
The Puffy mattress has a temperature neutral feel overall. This means whether or not the mattress feels warm will depend on additional factors, including your bedding and room temperature. For people who sleep hot, the mattress does have a tendency to retain heat. This is to be expected with any mattress with memory foam in the comfort system, since this foam reacts to heat and pressure to conform closely to the body. This can result in a lack of airflow, especially if the mattress is constructed entirely of foam layers.
The comfort system of the Puffy mattress offsets heat retention to a certain extent. Though the memory foam contours closely, it’s infused with gel to help draw heat away from the body. The second layer of ClimateComfort foam maintains a temperature neutral feel even with temperature fluctuations. This polyfoam is more stable than memory foam, and does not expand and contract as much when the temperature changes.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
The Puffy mattress sinks in along the perimeter when you sit on the edge of the bed. This is not surprising, since it’s a softer memory foam mattress. Most foam mattresses lack edge support when compared to a hybrid mattress with a reinforced perimeter.
The high-density polyfoam core of the Puffy mattress helps the mattress feel supportive when sleeping near the edge of the bed. For sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, the lack of a reinforced perimeter will be less noticeable. For heavier sleepers, especially those over 230 pounds, the mattress may feel less supportive if they sleep near the edge of the bed.
Is It Good for Sex?
The same factors that ensure the Puffy mattress isolates motion and relieves pressure points can be drawbacks when it comes to sex. The Puffy mattress lacks bounce, which makes it more difficult to change positions. The medium firmness and memory foam comfort layer also restrict movement to a certain extent.
Though the foam returns to its original shape when you change positions, the Puffy mattress may not be resilient enough for some couples. This is typical of foam mattresses. On the plus side, the Puffy mattress is silent when bearing weight, so there are no squeaking coils to worry about.
What About Off-Gassing?
The same factors that ensure the Puffy mattress isolates motion and relieves pressure points can be drawbacks when it comes to sex. The Puffy mattress lacks bounce, which makes it more difficult to change positions. The medium firmness and memory foam comfort layer also restrict movement to a certain extent. Though the foam returns to its original shape when you change positions, the Puffy mattress may not be resilient enough for some couples. This is typical of foam mattresses. On the plus side, the Puffy mattress is silent when bearing weight, so there are no squeaking coils to worry about.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Puffy Mattress Best For?
The Puffy mattress is best for side and back sleepers, though personal preferences and body weight should also be taken into consideration. The contouring memory foam relieves pressure points. It also conforms closely, giving the feeling of sinking into the mattress. This may not be ideal for stomach sleepers, as it can cause their hips and abdomen to sink in too far and put pressure on their lower back. We’ll further break down the needs and preferences of each sleeping position and how the Puffy performs here.
- Side Sleepers: Side sleepers often develop pressure points at their shoulders and hips, as these are the areas that press into the mattress. If the mattress is too firm, it can cause pain in these areas. The Puffy mattress cushions these spots, which is ideal for side sleepers. The cradling effect of the mattress also helps keep the spine aligned. Since the mattress has a medium firmness with memory foam in the top layer, it’s soft enough for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds.
- Combination Sleepers: Combination sleepers tend to shift between sleeping on their backs, stomachs, and sides. The memory foam feel of the Puffy mattress makes it a little more difficult to move or change positions throughout the night, especially compared to a hybrid mattress. However, the mattress offers good support for side and back sleepers. Stomach sleepers may find they prefer a mattress that is medium firm to firm instead.
- Back Sleepers: Back sleepers typically maintain a neutral spine and posture as they sleep, though it’s important for them to have lower back support. The Puffy mattress contours to the shape of your body and supports the lower back and hips. This helps keep the spine aligned.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Puffy Mattress's Performance?
Overall, the Puffy mattress offers the best support for people who weigh less than 230 pounds. It cradles the body and relieves pressure points with a medium firmness and memory foam comfort system.
People who weigh less than 130 pounds put less pressure on a mattress, so they tend to find a mattress feels firmer than expected. For those who are in this category, the Puffy mattress is soft enough for them to sink into the mattress. This cushions the shoulders and hips, especially for side sleepers. Back sleepers will feel their lower backs are supported and their spines are aligned. The only concern would be for stomach sleepers. The Puffy mattress offers fair support, though there is still the possibility of the hips and abdomen pressing into the mattress too much.
Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds have found that the Puffy mattress is cushioning and supportive. Side sleepers especially appreciate the conforming feel and pressure point relief. For both back and stomach sleepers in this category, there is a possibility that the lower half of the body will sink in too deeply.
We found that the Puffy mattress is not the best pick for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds. This is true of foam mattresses with a lower profile in general. Sleepers in this category will typically find better support from a thicker mattress with a hybrid construction.
Is the Puffy Mattress Good for Couples?
The Puffy mattress is a good fit for couples who prioritize motion isolation and have similar comfort preferences. If both people are under 230 pounds and primarily sleep on their sides or backs, the contouring feel and medium firmness of the Puffy mattress should be appealing. For heavier couples or those who want a mattress with more bounce, the Puffy mattress may not be the best fit.
For couples, one of the main benefits of the Puffy mattress is how well it isolates motion. This prevents sleep disturbances throughout the night, as you won’t feel your partner shift positions or get in and out of bed. The mattress is also silent when bearing weight.
The high-density support core of the mattress makes it easier to shift positions, but the mattress has minimal bounce. It’s not the highest rated mattress for intimate activity, as many couples prefer the resilience and edge support of a hybrid mattress.
Puffy's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||The Puffy mattress is available exclusively online through the Puffy website. It is not offered through third-party retailers at this time.|
|Shipping||Puffy offers shipping within the United States. International shipping is not available.
Shipping is free within the contiguous United States. There are additional charges for orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.
Orders are processed within 1 to 3 business days. The mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed in plastic, and shipped in a box to your doorstep. Puffy ships via FedEx Ground, which takes 2 to 5 business days for delivery.
Once delivered, the mattress can be carried to the bedroom, unboxed, and removed from the plastic wrap. It takes 24 to 48 hours for the mattress to fully expand.
|Additional Services||Puffy does not offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal.
The company recommends contacting your local donation center or sanitation department to have your old mattress removed.
|Sleep Trial||Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial. There is a minimum 14-day break-in period before a return can be initiated, though Puffy recommends giving yourself 30 days to adjust to the new mattress.
If you decide the mattress is not right for you, you can contact Puffy directly to arrange for a return. Puffy coordinates the pick-up and donation or recycling of the mattress and issues a full refund.
|Warranty||Puffy backs its original mattress with a lifetime warranty. This covers any defects in materials and workmanship and applies to the original purchaser. The mattress must be used on a suitable bed frame. If the mattress is found to be defective at any point, Puffy will replace the mattress free of charge.|