Puffy recently enhanced both of their all-foam mattress models. See how the Puffy and Puffy Lux compare in price, pressure relief, cooling, and more.
Puffy is one of several bed-in-a-box mattress companies. They are known for their high quality foam beds that top our list for best mattress choices for side sleepers. The original Puffy mattress was recently updated to include a patent-pending ClimateComfort foam, which improves the consistency of pressure relief you experience through the night.
In this comparison, we’ll run through the highlights, foam layers, prices, and dimensions for the Puffy and it’s premier sibling model, the Puffy Lux. Spoiler alert: both of these exceptionally soft mattresses are top rated on Mattress Advisor and relatively affordable for the average consumer.
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Since the Puffy and Puffy Lux are part of the same mattress brand, their dimensions are identical, except for thickness. The Puffy Lux has an extra layer of foam, making it 2 inches taller.
|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”|
|Cal King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
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The Puffy mattress is not the cheapest bed-in-a-box option, but it still hits an accessible price point. The Puffy Lux has a price range closer to that of luxury mattress brands, although Puffy offers financing for all of their beds.
The Puffy mattress has 3 layers, while the Lux model has 4. On the mattress firmness scale, the Puffy is a 7/10, or medium-firm, while the Lux ranges between 5.5 and 7/10, making it medium to medium-firm. Take a look at our breakdown of the individual foam layers in these two mattresses.
Both the Puffy and Puffy Lux mattresses scored notably high in our lab evaluation tests, but Puffy Lux scored higher in a few key areas, such as pressure relief. Take a look at how they compare side-by-side in our comprehensive list of Mattress Advisor evaluation scores.
|Motion Transfer Test||9.25||8.25|
|Edge Support Test||8.75||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8||9.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||8.75||9|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||7||7|
The Puffy and Puffy Lux mattresses may seem very similar, but they really do shine in different areas. To get a better idea of which model best suits you, consider your sleeping position, budget, and sleep environment.
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It’s no secret that side sleepers love the Puffy brand. The foam layers combine in a progressive way that contours even the sharpest curves of your body. Both mattress models scored high on pressure relief, which is important for side sleepers and those with neck, shoulder, and back pain.
With that said, back sleepers and stomach sleepers may prefer the slightly firmer feel of the originally Puffy mattress. Remember that the Puffy is 7/10 on the firmness scale, while the Puffy Lux is between 5.5 and 7/10 on the scale. Back sleepers need a firmer mattress surface so they don’t sink too deep into the top layer, which can throw off spinal alignment. Stomach sleepers need enough support to keep their lower back aligned but enough cushion for their shoulders and hips.
Right away, it’s easy to see that the original Puffy is the better budget option. The Puffy Lux is almost 2 times the price as the Puffy in most of the models. The prices become more comparable as you go up in size.
If price isn’t an issue for you, the Puffy Lux offers extra cooling and cushion in the additional Plush Dual Cloud Foam layer. It also scored a whole 1.5 points higher in pressure relief than the original Puffy. If you need the lowest cost option, the Puffy still ranks high across the board, and it’s top-rated in the memory foam category.
Sleepers who tend to run hot will fare well with either Puffy foam bed, however, the Puffy Lux scored slightly higher than the Puffy at 8.75/10, rather than 8/10. Both mattresses incorporate Puffy’s latest cooling technology, which improves airflow and heat dispersion. They also both include the new ClimateComfort Foam that sustains pressure relief, no matter the temperature in your room.
Both beds also scored pretty high in motion transfer, although the Puffy outscored the Puffy Lux with 9.25/10 over Puffy’s 8.25/10. That makes the original Puffy a better option for light sleepers and those who are concerned about movement disturbances from loved ones.
Overall, buying your new mattress from Puffy will yield quality results. Side sleepers will love the excellent pressure relief in both mattresses, couples will appreciate the motion isolation, and hot sleepers will stay cool. Plus, Puffy offers fast delivery (2-5 days), a 101-night sleep trial, free returns, and a lifetime warranty. As far as mattresses go, it doesn’t get much better than that.
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