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The Puffy Royal is a 14-inch all-foam mattress that contains five layers. It comes in one firmness level, which is medium, or 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. As a result, the Puffy Royal mattress rates highest with sleepers weighing under 230 pounds. Most people weighing more than 230 pounds will not find adequate support in the Puffy Royal.
Sleepers experience deep contouring around their body when lying on the Puffy Royal. The mattress’s comfort layers begin with a 1.5-inch top layer of close-conforming foam. This layer is infused with cooling gel beads in an effort to counteract the heat-trapping property of foam. Below it lies a 2-inch layer of polyfoam atop another polyfoam layer. This third layer is specifically designed with a wavy edge that allows airflow through the bed.
A standout layer of the Puffy Royal is the polyfoam transition layer. This layer is zoned, so it provides more support where sleepers need it most. The zoned transition layer prevents heavier body parts from sinking all the way down to the firmer polyfoam support core.
The Puffy Royal has a zippable, washable polyester cover. Like the other Puffy mattresses, this bed does not come with any customizable options, such as a pillow top or differing thickness levels.
The Puffy Royal is constructed with four foam comfort layers and a high-density support core, all made of polyfoam.
1.5″ Cooling Foam
Zoned SMT Polyfoam
The Puffy Royal is a luxury all-foam mattress, which is reflected in its price. Of the three Puffy mattresses offerings, the Royal costs the most. It costs over double the price of the original Puffy at all sizes and anywhere from a couple to several hundreds more dollars than the Puffy Lux, depending on the size.
Like the other Puffy mattresses, the Puffy Royal comes in one price per size, since there are no upgrade options.
|Twin||39" x 75"||14"||60 lbs.||$1,645|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||14"||60 lbs.||$1,745|
|Full||54" x 75"||14"||85 lbs.||$2,445|
|Queen||60" x 80"||14"||100 lbs.||$2,695|
|King||76" x 80"||14"||130 lbs.||$2,995|
|California King||72" x 84"||14"||130 lbs.||$2,995|
Side sleepers find more comfort in the Puffy Royal more than any other sleep position group does. The Puffy Royal provides a nice mix of comfort and support to sleepers in this group. With its zoned transition layer, the Royal gives differing levels of support to different body parts. As a result, side sleepers achieve spinal alignment on the bed. Pressure points that can form in hips, shoulders, and necks of side sleepers tend not to on this mattress.
That said, the amount a side sleeper enjoys the Puffy Royal is often directly related to how much they weigh. With its medium firmness level, the Royal works best for side sleepers weighing under 230 pounds. Side sleepers weighing under 130 pounds sleep the best of all sleepers who’ve tested this mattress. Although some side sleepers over 230 pounds like the Puffy Royal, many will find it isn’t firm enough for their needs.
Back sleepers weighing under 130 pounds tend to enjoy the Puffy Royal more than heavier back sleepers. They find that it provides the lumbar support they need while also feeling soft and conforming. Some who weigh over 130 pounds yet under 230 pounds also enjoy the Puffy Royal, but many in this group feel they sink in more deeply than they’d prefer.
Back sleepers that weigh over 230 pounds generally do not find that the Puffy Royal provides the lumbar support they need. A select few that prefer very soft mattresses might like the Puffy Royal. The vast majority, however, will want a mattress that is firmer and more supportive for their body weight.
Of all sleep position groups, stomach sleepers liked the Puffy Royal least. Sleepers weighing over 130 pounds don’t find much comfort in the Puffy. These sleepers would be better off with a firmer, less conforming mattress. When a mattress is too soft, it can fail to support the abdomens of stomach sleepers, creating an arch and discomfort in the lower back.
Some stomach sleepers that weigh under 130 pounds are fine with the Puffy Royal. Even in this group, however, most sleepers desire more support. The softness and deep conforming that is characteristic of the Puffy Royal makes this bed an unpopular choice for most stomach sleepers.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Customers may only purchase the Puffy Royal from the Puffy website. Amazon doesn’t sell Puffy beds, nor are they available in any brick-and-mortar stores.
Customers in the contiguous U.S. can enjoy free standard shipping from Puffy. Those in Alaska and Hawaii must pay a shipping fee. International shipping isn’t available, even for a fee.
A Puffy mattress generally ships within 3 days of being ordered. The mattress is compressed and rolled, then placed in a box. Puffy doesn’t provide the option of white glove delivery, so all customers must unbox and set up their own mattresses or arrange for someone else to do so.
Puffy doesn’t offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal. Customers must set up mattresses and dispose of their old mattresses themselves.
All Puffy mattresses come with a 101-night sleep trial. Customers must break in a mattress for 14 nights before they are able to initiate a return, however. This break-in period gives customers time to adjust to the mattress.
A full refund is given when a return is initiated within 101 nights. Puffy will make arrangements for the returned mattress to be picked up and donated. They do not keep returned mattresses. Customers do not have to pay any pickup or shipping fees associated with returns.
Puffy mattresses come with a lifetime warranty. Any time a customer experiences a defect in a mattress, Puffy will repair or replace it at no cost to the customer. Puffy does have certain warranty terms and conditions that must be met, however.
Using the Puffy Royal on an inadequate or incorrectly sized bed frame voids the warranty. Also, the warranty doesn’t cover damage that is the result of abuse or misuse. Mattress indentations that measure under 1.5 inches are considered a normal outcome over time and not covered by the warranty.
Puffy requests that customers make warranty claims through their online contact form. Customers making warranty claims are asked to provide order information along with photos or videos of the defective mattress.
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