What sets Puffy and Nectar apart is how they feel, and the difference determines who is best served by each.
Puffy and Nectar are two of the most well-loved bed-in-a-box mattress companies. Their medium-firm mattresses are universally comfortable, working well for every sleep position. However, there are many ways that these popular memory foam beds differ.
In our Nectar vs Puffy review, we’ll share a side-by-side comparison of how these mattresses performed in our mattress lab, a breakdown of their materials, and an overview of who’s the best fit for each. By the end, you’ll know if one of these mattresses is a good fit for you.
Memory foam mattress that is great for side sleepers
Limited lifetime warranty
Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period
Gel memory foam
Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
The Puffy mattress is a moderately-priced luxury memory foam mattress. Its upper comfort layer is made from low-density memory foam with a cloud-like feel. The generous soft give of the Puffy top layer makes it the better choice for lightweight people and most side sleepers. Another perk of the Puffy is exceptional spine alignment that eases back pain and stiffness.
The Nectar mattress is thicker than the Puffy and has a more durable feel. The foam within is higher density and feels more like a traditional memory foam mattress than the Puffy. These attributes make it a better fit for heavier sleepers, as well as those who like a close contouring feel. It deeply hugs the body, providing slightly superior pressure relief when compared to the Puffy.
The Puffy and Nectar mattresses come in the same standard mattress sizes. The Nectar mattress is 1” thicker than the Puffy mattress. As a thicker mattress is normally better for heavier sleepers, the added inch can make a difference.
|Twin||39” x 75”||39” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||39” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
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The Puffy and Nectar mattresses have completely different price points, with the Nectar being the better budget option compared to Puffy. Keep in mind that these prices are the standard price and do not include any discounts. To get the lowest price, click on any of the links in this page for exclusive Mattress Advisor deals.
With proprietary technology, the Puffy and Nectar mattresses yield different sleeping experiences. In this section, we’ll dive into each bed’s construction and outline how it impacts the mattress’s feel.
The flagship Puffy is a medium-firm mattress made from 3 layers of foam. When you lie on the Puffy, you’ll be met with an ultra-soft feel that’s quickly balanced by full-body support. Let’s dive in and see what materials combine to create the unique Puffy mattress feel.
The Nectar mattress is a 4-layer memory foam bed with a medium-firm feel. Nectar’s layers of memory foam create a traditional memory foam mattress feel—one that deeply contours the body. It’s a sensation of sleeping more “in” than “on” the surface.
We tested the Puffy and Nectar mattresses at our in-house testing facility. Here’s how they performed.
|Motion Transfer Test||9.25||8.5|
|Edge Support Test||8.75||9|
|Pressure Relief Test||8||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||8.75||7.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||8.5|
|Social Impact Score||7||5|
At our in-house testing facility, the Puffy outscored the Nectar mattress, earning a 9/10 in comparison to Nectar’s 8.7/10. But this composite score doesn’t tell the whole store. Each of these mattresses are high-quality beds manufactured by companies committed to customer satisfaction. What’s the best mattress for one person may not be the right fit for someone else.
The Nectar mattress is the go-to for the indecisive shopper. They offer a 365-night sleep trial, which is much longer than Puffy’s 101-night trial. Nectar’s feel is more like traditional memory foam than the Puffy, meaning you’ll feel deeply hugged and contoured. Its thicker profile and conforming transition layer make the Nectar a better choice for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds.
The Puffy boasts an exceptionally plush comfort layer that allows lighter sleepers to sink in easily. For this reason, the Puffy is one of the best medium-firm mattresses for sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds—especially side sleepers. It’s also one of our favorite mattresses for couples because it dampens motion transfer, is responsive, and has a feel that suits most sleepers.
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