Puffy is an American company specializing in all things crafted and quality for the bedroom. Their leading mattress, called simply “The Puffy Mattress,” was among the best-selling and highest-reviewed mattresses in 2020. Satisfied customers point to a sturdy foam-based construction that offers cooling and supportive sleep at a very reasonable price point.
Puffy also offers the Puffy Lux, a more premium mattress that adds extra layers of cushy comfort and cooling, with a bit higher price tag. The Puffy Lux includes a proprietary high-density transition comfort layer in order to increase enhanced spinal alignment while maintaining a softer, comfier, plush feeling. Puffy’s third mattress, called the Puffy Royal Mattress, is a high-end version of the other two models that clocks in at almost twice the price of the Lux.
Puffy sells bedding, dog beds, foundations for mattresses, and more, making them a comprehensive one-stop-shop for your sleeping needs. We love that they offer a 101-night free trial, and provide a lifetime guarantee on all of their products.
With most foam mattresses that are delivered in a box, you’ll surely notice a somewhat prominent off-gassing odor that can linger in the bedroom when you first open the box. You’ll likely notice this with the Puffy models, but while it may be pretty strong immediately after opening the box and removing the mattress, we don’t think this will be a long term issue; after two days, any odor should be gone.
The lightweight foam layers that are used in both the Puffy and The Puffy Lux are CertiPUR-US® Certified, but it’s difficult to estimate the long-term durability of the mattress. Since Puffy has only been around since 2017, we can’t know how it will hold up over time. Typically, lighter foam layers like these are more susceptible to wear and tear than heavier models. This may not be a problem for lighter sleepers. However, it is important to note that Puffy offers a lifetime guarantee on all of their mattresses, which shows you that the company is confident in their durability.
This is the category that the Puffy and Puffy Lux excel in. Both mattresses provide an exceptionally cool night of sleep, due to the inclusion of advanced foam technology not found in other mattresses. Both models have Climate-Adaptive Regulation, meaning the beds are breathable and adaptable to different temperatures and environments. Even hot sleepers are unlikely to overheat with one of these mattresses.
Neither the Puffy nor the Lux impressed us when it came to supporting sex. These beds are soft, cushy, and lovely for sinking into—not so much for springing and supporting motion. Though every couple is different, these two beds lack the pushback and bounce typically associated with innerspring mattresses that tend to be better for sex.
Like many all-foam mattresses, the Puffy and the Puffy Lux offer terrific conforming properties to sleepers. Both models are layered with foam specially designed to cradle, support, and align all at the same time. Laying on these beds really does feel like you are on a cloud. This is especially true of the Lux model, which includes an extra layer of Plush Dual Cloud foam.
For some of the same reasons these beds are not ideal for sex and are good at conforming to your body; they do not offer fantastic edge support. Foam beds tend to have a lot of ‘give’ to them, and we found the Puffy beds have too much ‘give’ to be considered truly supportive along the edges. Foam is great for sinking into, but not exactly for holding things up.
Not too much to say in this category. Foam beds a generally very quiet, and Puffy’s are no exception. These all-foam mattresses, both the Lux and the Puffy, are completely silent.
Both the Puffy and the Lux model have relatively good motion isolation. We found that the Puffy was so plush that if two sleepers got too close, they might sag into each other—this isn’t technically a motion isolation issue, but it does raise the same logistical problems for light sleepers. Unless, of course, you like sleeping close and snug with your partner. The Lux model offers slightly better isolation, and we recommend the upgrade to anyone for whom motion disturbances might be an issue.
Options to fit all different sleep types
Both lower-cost and luxury models
Convenience of bed-in-a-box
Cooling technology allows for comfortable temperatures
Not recommended for heavier sleepers (240 lbs+)
Layers of lightweight foam may degrade somewhat more quickly than other materials
How does the Puffy mattress feel?
Puffy’s mattresses don’t offer a ton in the way of a customizable feel. Both the Puffy and the Lux come with only one option for softness, while some other companies give the flexibility of multiple choices. However, the set design of Puffy’s products helps keep the price down quite a bit—this is a huge bonus in our book. It’s a fantastic mattress for its price!
The Puffy comes in at the 6-8 range of firmness on a scale of 1-10. We consider it to be medium-firm, with a very soft top layer of foam.
The Puffy Lux, which boasts an extra comfort layer of foam, clocks in a little lower on the scale at 5-7 out of ten. This model is certainly more plush than the Puffy, and might be better for people who prefer the feeling of being swaddled.
As another note, the Puffy Royal, the most deluxe model the company offers, comes in at around a 5 on the firmness scale, making it the plushest of their product line.
Cooling Cloud™ foam
Climate Comfort™ foam
Firm Core Support foam
Puffy Lux Construction
Cooling Cloud™ foam
Plush Dual Cloud layer
Climate Comfort™ foam
Firm Core Support foam
Puffy Service and Delivery
Puffy ships its mattresses in boxes across the United States for free, excluding Hawaii and Alaska. You can expect to see your mattress in about 2-5 business days after you place your order.
Puffy goes out of their way to ensure customers that they believe in the quality of their products by offering a generous 101-night trial, as well as lifetime guarantees for mattresses. This should appeal to customers who want to make sure they are making the right long-term decisions about investing in a mattress.
We also love that Puffy donates mattresses to children in need every time 10 people share pictures of their own Puffy mattress on social media. It may be a marketing ploy, but anytime companies are committed to giving back to their community, we like to acknowledge that effort!
Is This Mattress for Me?
These mattresses are fantastic for people on a budget who want to stay cool at night while feeling like they are sleeping on a cloud. The low price point of the Puffy makes it an extremely good option for sleepers looking for their first nice mattress—especially for those who are just starting to pay attention to what their sleeping style is (the Puffy is great for all types of sleepers.)
The Puffy Lux is also a great option for folks who want a high-quality foam mattress delivered right to their door. The Lux offers a more plush, sinking-feel that we whole-heartedly recommend to lighter sleepers. Heavier sleepers may want to look elsewhere, as the lightweight foam used in The Lux may not be ideal for supporting optimum sleep. The Lux would be fantastic for a lighter sleeper who prizes staying cool and swaddled by their mattress at night.
Since both mattresses (and the deluxe Puffy Royal, too) come with generous 101-night trials and lifetime warranties, we think this is a great option for first-time buyers who want to sleep cooly and well-supported without risking throwing money down the drain.
We Recommend This If You:
Are looking for a medium-firmness foam mattress
Are shopping on a budget
Are less than 240 lbs.
Want a seamless delivery and set-up experience
Want to try a mattress for a while before you decide to commit to it