The Puffy name refers to the idea of sleeping on a cloud, and they might be onto something.
The Puffy mattress people wanted to deliver a mattress that relieved the pressure on all the key body parts that get abused in a bad mattress and also to keep the sleeper as cool as possible.
They wanted to mimic what they think it would feel like to sleep in a cloud.
They delivered a two-layer mattress to address both needs. While it’s slightly more plush than medium firm, side sleepers of an average weight will probably like it.
Puffy makes their mattresses to order. You know that when it arrives on your doorstep, it is as new and fresh as it can be.
Here are some features of the Puffy mattress:
Puffy is a memory foam mattress.
Puffy put some effort into insuring their memory foam mattress slept cooler than traditional memory foam mattresses. Traditional versions would overheat. The top layer of the mattress is infused with a cooling gel that is meant to limit hot spots and absorb and dissipate body heat. More recently, Puffy released an updated version adding in a new layer for their Climate-Adpative Regulation foam for advanced temperature control.
The Puffy mattress is a medium firm mattress, a little softer than medium quite frankly. That means it will do a solid job limiting pressure in the wrong parts of the body—hips, shoulders, etc.
The support layer to the Puffy keeps your spin aligned if you are a normal weight. If you’re using the entire mattress surface to sleep, specifically with a partner, you’ll feel supported lying on the edge. Since it’s a foam mattress, you will feel it depress if you sit on the edge to tie your shoes, but you’ll be able to sleep on it without feeling like you’re falling off a cliff.
You will feel some movement when your partner gets out of bed or shifts position. That motion will transfer. If you’re a fragile snowflake, it may wake you. If you’re a normal functioning human being, you’ll likely sleep on undisturbed.
The Puffy has three layers.
The top layer is 3 inches of the Cooling Cloud Gel-Infused memory foam. It is meant to pull heat away from your body and promote airflow so you don’t get too hot. It’s also built to cradle your body so you don’t feel undue pressure on the curvier body parts like hips or shoulders.
The mid-layer is a new addition called Climate-Adaptive Foam intended to help add consistency to heat regulation. This layer is incorporates advanced temperature and humidity-resistance materials to limit heat fluctuations throughout the night.
The bottom layer if 7 inches of the Firm Core Support Base Layer, which provides structure and durability. Puffy attempted to build this layer to be a little firmer than normal foam mattresses. Somehow it still gives to the shape of your body so you’re not suffering soreness or feeling like you’re tossing about to find a better sleep position through the night.
Here is a breakdown of the Puffy specifications:
72 pounds for a queen size
The Puffy mattress comes with a 101-night trial period. If it doesn’t work for you, you can return it for a full refund before the 101 nights expire. Puffy will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity. Puffy does ask that you give it a good 30 nights before you make a decision.
That’s sage advice especially if you have never slept on a memory foam mattress. They require you to sleep on it at least 14 days before you are eligible to return it, but 30 days is a good round number to get used to it and assure the mattress is properly broken in.
Be advised, Alaskan, Hawaiian or Canadian friends, you won’t be refunded your original shipping costs. You must have purchased your mattress from Puffy.com for the trial terms to apply.
The Puffy mattress comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. The company guarantees your mattress will be free from material or workmanship defects for as long as you own it.
During the first 10 years, if anything is amiss, they’ll replace it for free. Beyond that, they’ll repair or replace it. They’ll waive any shipping fees if they can verify the defect.
You can also choose the “Quick Sleep” option. That option takes effect, if you want it to, after 10 years. Instead of repairing or replacing the mattress, they’ll send you a brand new one at half the price you originally paid. You get to keep the old Puffy.
Puffy will cover defects like a sag or indentation of 1.5 inches or greater, a broken zipper or ripped seams. These can’t occur due to abuse or wear and tear. And you must use the right base or foundation to start for the warranty to apply.
Delivery & Setup
The Puffy comes compressed rolled in a box that is 19″ x 19″ x 42”. The Puffy ships for free. Expect it to arrive within 2-5 business days.
Take it out of the box and remove it from the vacuum-sealed covering. It will immediately take shape. It will take about 10 minutes to fully expand.
Puffy bills its mattresses as “the internet’s most comfortable mattress.”
Big talk considering how many mattress vendors do business online these days. You have to admire the confidence.
Puffy did feel it could deliver a great sleep experience in a memory foam mattress for the masses. And then it went out and did it with just three layers, at a time when 5, 6, 7 layers are in vogue.
Some might see that as hubris, like golfing with just a driver and putter because think you’re that good. But their basic mattress does fulfill most of the Puffy promise for a cool bed that supports you, relieves pressure and aligns your spine.
Some of the details—edge support, motion transfer, and just how cool can their cooling-enhanced bed get—bear a little more scrutiny over the coming years. But Puffy hit the middle of the fairway with this mattress attempt.