Puffy introduced its flagship mattress in 2017. Since then, it has expanded its product line to include two additional mattresses along with mattress bases, bedding, and more.
All three of Puffy’s mattresses are constructed of foam. The Puffy is constructed of three layers, the Puffy Lux has four layers, and the Puffy Royal uses five layers.
While other reviews on this site will share information on the Puffy and the Puffy Royal, this review will focus exclusively on the Puffy Lux Mattress. The price of the Puffy Lux falls between the prices of the Puffy and Puffy Royal. The thickness is also between that of the two other models, measuring 12 inches.
We’ll provide detailed information on the Puffy Lux Mattress, including its construction, performance, pricing, sizing, and more.
The Puffy Lux is an all-foam model constructed of several layers of foam.
Two layers are used in the comfort system. The top layer of the system uses 1.5 inches of gel-infused memory foam. This layer cradles the sleeper’s body to relieve pressure from their hip, knees, and shoulders. It is also engineered for breathability to help maintain a more neutral temperature on the sleep surface. The second layer of the comfort system uses 1.5 inches of polyfoam. This layer is crafted for deeper contouring and support.
The transition layer consists of 2 inches of polyfoam. This layer is engineered to regulate temperature fluctuations year-round. It also acts as a barrier between the comfort system and the core. The support layer uses 7 inches of polyfoam to reinforce the mattress surface while supporting good spinal alignment.
A polyester cover encases the mattress. This mattress cover is stain resistant and removable for easy cleaning.
The Puffy Lux rates around 5 on the 10-point firmness scale, giving it a medium feel. Most individuals prefer this firmness level or a slightly firmer feel. At 12 inches thick, the Puffy Lux Mattress is slightly thicker than many models on the market.
The Puffy Lux Mattress is constructed of four foam layers. This includes one layer of memory foam and three layers of polyfoam.
1.5″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam
2″ Transition Polyfoam
The Puffy Lux is available in all standard mattress sizes. It is more expensive than the average for most all-foam models. While it comes in at a higher price point, the extra expense may be worth it for some since the Puffy Lux offers exceptional motion isolation and very good pressure relief. We’ve noted the list prices below, but Puffy frequently offers promotions that lower the cost.
|Twin||39" x 75"||12"||45 lbs.||$1445|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||12"||49 lbs.||$1495|
|Full||54" x 75"||12"||63 lbs.||$1595|
|Queen||60" x 80"||12"||75 lbs.||$1795|
|King||76" x 80"||12"||95 lbs.||$1995|
|California King||72" x 84"||12"||95 lbs.||$1995|
Motion isolation is one of the Puffy Lux Mattress’s greatest strengths. While we’d expect most all-foam mattresses to isolate motion well, the Puffy Lux performs exceptionally well, even compared to other all-foam models.
Because the Puffy Lux’s memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers tend to absorb motion rather than transferring it across the surface of the mattress, people who often wake up when their partner changes position may experience fewer sleep disturbances.
The Puffy Lux’s memory foam top layer and polyfoam comfort layer work together to cradle the sleeper’s body and relieve pressure points. This close contouring distributes a sleeper’s weight to reduce the pressure that often builds up around the hips, knees, and shoulders. This puts the Puffy Lux’s pressure-relieving qualities in line with other memory foam models.
While many individuals will experience excellent pressure relief from the Puffy Lux Mattress, it may not be suitable for all sleepers. The mattress’s medium feel may be too soft for some, especially those who weigh more than 200 pounds. The extra pressure on the foam could cause it to overcompress, which may contribute to more noticeable pressure points for heavier individuals.
Like many all-foam models, the Puffy Lux may trap some heat. A top layer of memory foam conforms closely to the sleeper’s body, which may make it harder for heat to escape. To counteract this, the transition layer is engineered to cool itself if it gets too hot, which helps the Puffy Lux maintain a more even temperature. That being said, it may not be the best choice for those who tend to sleep hot.
The Puffy Lux Mattress’s edges have a sturdier feel than some all-foam models, likely due to the mattress’s relatively thick transition and support layers. While the edge may feel secure to lighter individuals, people who weigh over 200 pounds are more likely to notice some sinkage, which may make them less likely to use the full surface area.
The close conforming and the slower response of memory foam may make it more difficult for some individuals to move around on the surface of the mattress. This is true for both the Puffy Lux and most other models that use memory foam.
The Puffy Lux’s memory foam and polyfoam layers allow the sleeper to sink in, which provides strong cradling and pressure relief. However, since the hug of memory foam is more akin to sleeping “in” the bed rather than “on” the bed, changing positions may be more difficult for some.
Like most other all-foam models, the Puffy Lux Mattress is not particularly bouncy, so it may not be as conducive to sex as springier models, like innerspring or hybrid mattresses.
However, the Puffy Lux’s close conforming can provide traction. Additionally, it is virtually silent, so amorous activities can be more discreet.
Like many new mattresses, the Puffy Lux may initially emit an off-gassing odor.
Synthetic foams used in mattresses typically let off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the manufacturing process. These usually aren’t considered harmful for most individuals.
Off-gassing odors tend to air out relatively quickly. Owners can leave their new mattress in a well-ventilated space to give it time for the smells to dissipate. Most mattresses will air out within a few hours to a few days.
The Puffy Lux’s two-layer comfort system distributes a side sleeper’s body weight to take the pressure off their hips and shoulders. A top layer of memory foam cushions while conforming, and a second layer of polyfoam adds deeper contouring.
Because the Puffy Lux has a medium feel, it is perhaps most suitable for lighter individuals.
Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds are likely to experience the best balance between pressure relief and support. Those between 130 pounds and 200 pounds may notice some slight sinkage around their hips and shoulders, which could affect their spinal alignment. Individuals over 200 pounds may notice more sinkage near their hips and shoulders, which may make it more difficult to maintain proper spinal alignment and could aggravate pressure points.
The medium feel of the Puffy Lux Mattress may make it a little too soft for some back sleepers. Back sleepers usually favor an even surface that supports their natural spinal alignment. For many individuals, this requires a slightly firmer feel.
The Puffy Lux may provide a good balance of support and cushioning for back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds. The plush top layer of memory foam gives a touch of softness, while the multiple layers of polyfoam provide support.
Back sleepers who weigh between 130 pounds and 200 pounds are more likely to notice some sagging near their hips, which could put their spines out of alignment and contribute to lower back pain. Those who weigh over 200 pounds are likely to experience more significant sinkage around their hips that may lead to discomfort.
Because of the Puffy Lux’s medium feel, stomach sleepers may experience more sinkage around their midsections than would be ideal. People who sleep on their stomachs gravitate toward firmer mattresses as they typically need beds with a greater degree of support and pushback.
If a mattress isn’t supportive enough, the weight of the stomach sleeper’s midsection can pull it down too deeply into the mattress and put a strain on their spine. The Puffy Lux’s medium feel may not be supportive enough for some stomach sleepers.
Individuals who weigh under 130 pounds are likely to experience sufficient support. Stomach sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds may sink into the two-layer comfort system too deeply, thereby putting the spine out of alignment.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-200 lbs.||Above 200 lbs.|
A mattress’s reviews can help you understand how a mattress performs for other individuals. Since comfort is subjective, customer feedback may not reflect how you will ultimately feel about a mattress. However, reading reviews can often help you uncover common themes that may give you more insight into a mattress’s potential pros and cons.
The Puffy Lux receives predominantly favorable customer reviews. Those who like the mattress frequently mention experiencing less back pain. Some also note that the mattress strikes a good balance between softness and support.
While almost all the reviews on the Puffy site are positive, a few reviewers mention the mattress being a bit too soft.
The Puffy Lux is sold through the Puffy website. It is available exclusively online. The Puffy Lux Mattress ships to the United States and Canada.
The Puffy Lux Mattress ships free within the contiguous United States and Canada. Shipping fees apply for orders to Alaska and Hawaii.
The mattress ships via FedEx, typically within 1-3 days after the order is placed. It arrives compressed and packaged in a box. The purchaser is responsible for unpackaging and mattress setup.
Puffy does not offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal at this time.
The Puffy Lux Mattress comes with a 101-night sleep trial. Puffy requires the customer to try the mattress for at least 14 nights and recommends they try it for at least 30 nights to adjust to the mattress. If you choose to return your mattress during the trial window after the required break-in period, you can contact Puffy’s support team to arrange a return for a full refund of the purchase price. Puffy will arrange for the mattress to be donated or disposed of.
The Puffy Lux has a lifetime warranty. Mattresses that are properly used and supported with a suitable bed frame may be eligible for free repair or replacement if a qualifying defect is found.
These defects include indentations over 1.5 inches, manufacturing flaws in the cover zipper, and physical flaws in the cover. This warranty applies to the original purchaser when bought through an authorized seller.