Puffy Review

  • $300 off plus free king pillow
  • Memory foam with cooling layer
  • Medium firmness
  • Free delivery and returns
  • 101-night home trial
  • Lifetime warranty
  • $300 off plus free king pillow
  • Memory foam with cooling layer
  • Medium firmness
  • Free delivery and returns
  • 101-night home trial
  • Lifetime warranty



Are you tired of sleeping on a worn-out mattress? You should be. There’s really nothing better than coming home to an amazing bed after a long day at work, so it’s imperative that your bed is a treat to lie in. Since you’ll be sleeping in it almost every night, a new mattress should be your top priority.

Puffy has infused the idea of “sleeping on a cloud” into their memory foam mattress, constructing a delivered-to-your-door, memory foam mattress that can help relieve back pain and give you the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. In fact, Puffy’s creator was inspired by the clouds to come up with this soft, yet durable, mattress.

There are store-bought mattresses that you can try out while a salesman hovers over your every move, or there’s the convenient mattresses that are compressed into a box and delivered to your doorstep in a matter of days. Puffy falls into the latter category. There are plenty of mattresses to choose from, and as you shop and research a new mattress, it can get overwhelming to break down which mattress is right for you. We’ve helped take the legwork out of your mattress search so you can waste no time getting the 8 hours of flawless sleep your body craves.

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The Arrival of your New Favorite Mattress

From the Puffy website, you’ll have two models to choose from, which makes your decision making pretty simple. Once you choose the right size for you and order your new Puffy, you’ll receive your bed in a box in two to five business days. Puffy delivers through FedEx, so you won’t get the option for rush delivery, there is no old mattress removal service offered yet, and full setup is a service that is not offered through Puffy. Luckily, though, Puffy mattress setup is quick and simple, only requiring a pair of scissors to open the box and tear open the plastic packaging around the mattress.

Even if you’re ordering the California King, the size of the box will stay at the dimensions of 19” x 19” x 42”, so you can easily predict whether or not the box will fit through the door (unless you live with a hobbit-sized doorway, this should be no problem). Each mattress is packed into a box and plastic-sealed — there is no excess packaging to have to deal with.

Puffy Mattress Setup

When you’re anxious to get a better night’s sleep, it can feel like one night away from your new bed is a lifetime. While it only takes a few hours for your Puffy mattress to expand to its rightful volume, reviewers have noted that your Puffy mattress might not find its true shape for a few days. This can also be attributed to your body accustoming to a new bed as well.

Some reviewers have suggested giving their Puffy mattress a little “kneading” to help fluff up its shape. While there is no official “knead test” to confirm or deny this theory, it can’t hurt to give your mattress a little massage to truly welcome it into your home.

Most people should have no trouble unpacking their mattress, but you might need a second hand if you’re unable to lift anything above 50 pounds, especially if you need to get your mattress onto a foundation.

Does this Mattress have that “New Mattress Smell”?

Mattresses that are compressed into small boxes can be infamous for a smell caused by “off-gassing,” which is when odors from decompression start making their way into the air. Puffy has little to no odor when opened, and its materials are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they contain no harmful ozone depleters or other hazards.

If you do notice the slight odor that is common and nearly impossible to completely eliminate when compressing foam, you can easily air your room out by opening a window and this should ease the concern.

Does it Need a Special Foundation?

Unlike some other mattresses that are specially designed to perform better with their proprietary box springs or bed foundation, Puffy mattresses work on any foundation or surface, including the floor. Of course, to keep circulation moving under the bed for a cooler night’s sleep, it’s recommended that the bed be raised off the ground with air flow beneath the foundation.

Puffy does provide a complementary frame that you can order with the mattress to get the complete Puffy sleeping set.

The Feel of Puffy Dreaminess

Puffy mattresses have lived up to their vision of providing airy, dream-like sleep, and reviewers have taken note. They’ve also provided input on who is the happiest sleepers after a long night, depending on sleep positions.

Which Sleeping Position and Body Type is Best for Puffy Mattresses?

While every position has received positive ratings for the Puffy, the most positive scoring leans in favor of side sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less.

This can seem like a very random category of people who rave about the Puffy mattress, but it all makes sense when you take a look at the materials and construction of the bed. Its foam is less dense because it is designed to give users that classic memory foam feel where you sleep in the bed rather than on the bed.

A base core layer backs this foam up with durability and long-lasting support, so your mattress will last 13-15 years without sagging or turning into a hammock of a bed.

Does Puffy Mattress Help Relieve Back Pain?

Due to its ability to conform to the body without being overly soft, users have seen a significant improvement in their back pain. Reviewers note relief after dealing with back pain for years, trying multiple mattresses until coming across the Puffy.

Keep in mind that if you have a heavier body type, this testimonial might not hold up to be true for you.

Is a Puffy Mattress Firm or Soft?

For each model, there is only one firmness option, and it sits around medium firmness. The density of the foam within the construction of the mattress is designed for the mattress to truly conform to each user, so you feel supported as you fall into a deep slumber.

Having only one option to choose from in terms of firmness can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, this makes life so much easier and streamlined since you don’t have to decide on which softness level you want. On the other, you really get no other option within the Puffy brand if you really need extra softness or firmness.

Does the Puffy Mattress Keep Cool at Night?

A gel cooling layer within the Puffy Mattress construction is designed to keep sleepers cool and breezy throughout the night. The Cooling Cloud Temperature Regulation prevents heat retention and ensures that the material is breathing and that sleepers are staying cool throughout the night.

Highlights and Lowlights

The cooling features of the Puffy mattress materials are a huge plus for anyone in climates that continually change from night to night. Along with the cooling cloud layer, Puffy mattress is also known to be great for couples because of its impressive lack of motion transfer. If you or your partner wakes up every time someone goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, this can be a huge benefit and keep you both from grumbling at each other. All in all, Puffy is a great mattress for couples.

One downside of the Puffy construction is the lack of edge support that users have noted during use. Because of this, they feel like they could fall off the edge. This usually isn’t a dealbreaker for mattress users, but this is definitely something to note if you’re specifically tuned into the edge support for your new mattress.

Puffy Mattress Return Policy

As one of the longest return policies we’ve seen, Puffy mattress offers a 101-night trial period for customers to try out their mattress risk-free. If you end up not wanting the mattress, Puffy will pick it up for you and donate it to a local charity. You’ll get a full refund for your mattress.

Puffy Mattress also comes with a lifetime limited warranty to ensure that their construction quality withstands years of use. There is no set-up or white glove delivery service to help you unpack your bed, but shipping is free, which is an added bonus when you’re checking out your budget.

Caring for your Puffy Mattress

When you’re making an investment in something as big as a new bed, it’s important to know how much upkeep and maintenance is required. You don’t want to spend too much time ensuring that your bed lasts a lifetime — Puffy mattress is simple to use, easy to clean, and requires infrequent maintenance.

Every 6 to 7 months, it is recommended that you turn your Puffy mattress from head to toe (or vice versa) to prevent overwear on one side. The design of the Puffy’s inner layers are purposely arranged from top to bottom, so you will never have to flip the mattress over.

For spills and messes, it’s suggested to spot-clean the soiled area and dried immediately to avoid damage to the inner foam. To really give your mattress that fresh feeling, you can hand-vacuum your mattress every 3 to 4 months.

Your Puffy mattress should feel pretty fresh as soon as it’s ready to be slept on. All Puffy mattresses are made to order, so they’re not compressed for any longer than necessary. This might add a day or two to your delivery time, but in the end, a fresher mattress is always worth the wait.

Puffy Mattress Against the Competition

Puffy doesn’t sleep when it comes to its competitors. The brand has invested in their top-rated materials, pulling all the stops with its highest-grade foam and three- and four-layer construction. This helps elevate Puffy to a top position against its competitors, falling in our top 10 for best mattresses.

Here’s how the Puffy stacks up to its competitors:

Puffy vs. Nectar

Both Puffy and Nectar offer a top-notch trial period for you to try out your new mattress, but Nectar has Puffy beat by about 264 days. Puffy is less dense than Nectar, allowing for better conformity for someone who might be in need of back pain relief. In pricing terms, Nectar falls on the more affordable end of the spectrum, but the memory foam feel of Nectar might be too much for some.

Puffy vs. Leesa

Between these two competitors, it really comes down to what you prefer in terms of feel. For Puffy, the top layer is a gel memory foam to help keep you cool at night while Leesa’s top layer is a foam that resembles latex. Puffy has a thicker comfort layer while Leesa has more layers overall. Puffy handles motion transfer better than the Leesa, yet the Leesa has much better edge support.

Puffy vs. Saatva

Saatva sits on the pricier end of the scale, but it does allow for more options when it comes to your preferred firmness or softness. Due to Saatva’s hybrid mix of inner spring coils and foam, it will be the better option for sleepers of all body types. Whereas Puffy offers free shipping and returns, Saatva charges you a $99 return fee to remove your mattress if you decide to return it.

Start Dreaming on a Puffy Mattress

With its stellar 101-night trial period, you really have nothing to lose when you try out a Puffy mattress. You might not get to try out the Puffy mattress in a big mattress store, but you’ll get a better, more understanding feel of the mattress after you sleep on it for a few nights. For the most part, sleeping in a big mattress store for weeks a time is generally discouraged.

Try your Puffy mattress out today and soon you’ll forget you’re not sleeping on a cloud.