Sleep Trial: 101 Nights
Price Range: $795-$1,350
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Sleep Trial: 101 Nights
Price Range: $795-$1,350
Our Verdict: The Original Puffy Mattress was created to accommodate as many different sleepers as possible. The mattress is not overly firm or soft, not overly cool or hot, and minimizes motion transfer relatively well. If you and your partner have completely different sleeping preferences or styles, the Puffy is a nice happy medium. If you sleep alone and are looking for a memory foam mattress that does not overheat and works with various sleeping positions, the Puffy may be great for you!
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 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. In this Puffy Mattress review, we will discuss who its best for, what to expect when you buy, and specifics about the mattress such as firmness level.
In this review, we’ll dive into what the best parts of the Puffy is, who will like this mattress the best, and what you’ll experience while you’re shipping.
May Not be Best For…
|✅Side, Back & Combo Sleepers
✅People looking for pressure relief
|❌ Stomach Sleepers
❌Sleepers who want to feel “on” a mattress, rather than “in” it
Puffy is a memory foam mattress.
Puffy put effort into ensuring their top memory foam mattress sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam mattresses. Traditional versions would overheat. The top comfort 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 transitional layer for their Climatecomfort foam technology for advanced temperature control.
The Puffy mattress comes in at a medium-firm, which is about average on the firmness scale. That means it will do a solid job limiting pressure in the wrong parts of the body, but give the body enough contouring in the hips, shoulders, etc.
The support foam gives the Puffy good edge support and keeps your spine 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.
|✅Great lower back support
✅Evenly distributed weight across the body
|❌Some may experience some sinking in the hips||✅Perfect amount of sinkage and support
✅Cradles hips and shoulders
|✅Easy to change positions
✅The Puffy is great for sleepers who are not strict stomach or side sleepers
Back Sleepers: The Puffy is a great bed for strict back sleepers. Besides the fact that sleeping on your back is the best for you in general, this mattress does a great job supporting the sensitive lower back area. The Puffy ensures weight is evenly distributed across the length of the body. See all of our top picks for best mattresses for back sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: Strict stomach sleepers are the one group that the Puffy may not be the best for due to its medium-firmness. If you are light to average weight, you may be okay on the mattress, but heavier stomach sleepers would fare better on a firmer bed to prevent back pain. See: Best mattresses for stomach sleepers
Side Sleepers: Side sleepers should find the perfect amount of comfort and support from the Puffy. Your hips and shoulder pressure points will be cradled and supported. For more options see our best mattresses for side sleepers guide.
Combination Sleepers: Combo sleepers will fare well on the Puffy bed. As we have said, for some strict stomach and side sleepers it may not be the best choice, but if you move around at night this mattress is a great option. It makes it easy to move and you can count on support in every position. See: Best mattress for combination sleepers
Top Layer: 2 inches of Cooling Cloud foam with Gel-Infusions. 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.
Second Layer: A new addition of 2 inches of Climate-Adaptive Foam intended to help add consistency to heat regulation. This layer incorporated advanced temperature and humidity-resistance materials to limit heat fluctuations throughout the night.
Base Layer: 6 inches of the Firm Core Support Layer, which provides structure and durability. Puffy attempted to build this foam layer to be a little firmer than normal foam mattresses. Somehow it still contours 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.
|Twin||$795||39″ x 75″||12″||41 lbs|
|Twin XL||$825||39” x 80”||12″||45 lbs|
|Full||$995||54” x 75”||12″||58 lbs|
|Queen||$1,150||60” x 80”||12″||69 lbs|
|King||$1,350||76” x 80”||12″||87 lbs|
|California King||$1,350||72” x 84”||12″||87 lbs|
Puffy offers a 101-night trial period. If it doesn’t work for you, you can return it for a full refund before your 101-night sleep trial expires. 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.
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. For the lifetime of the mattress, if anything is amiss, they’ll replace it for free. They’ll waive any shipping fees if they can verify the defect.
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 you 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 isolation, 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.
With all-foam beds, you will almost certainly experience some smells once you unbox the new mattress. The Puffy is not any worse than any of the other beds-in-a-box and the smell should be gone within a few days.
The Puffy can support 350 lbs per side of the bed, or 700 lbs total, so this mattress can accommodate a wide variety of body types and weights.
Puffy doesn’t remove old mattresses, but does encourage donating your old mattress to a local donation center. You can also call 1-(800)-GOT-JUNK for a pickup service to get rid of your old mattress for a small fee.
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Puffy says this will be “the most comfortable mattress you’ve ever slept on” or they will “happily give you a refund.” Big promises. Let's see if it can hold up it's end of the bargain.
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