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Puffy Royal Mattress Review

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Daniel Noyed

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Ideal for:

  • Side and back sleepers under 130 pounds
  • Sleepers who are sensitive to noise and movement
  • Individuals who prefer a foam mattress but struggle with overheating
  • Those who like the hug of memory foam

Considerations:

  • May not be firm enough for stomach sleepers or those over 230 pounds
  • Higher-than-average price-point for a foam mattress
  • Limited bounce may restrict movement
Price Range:
$1,649 - $2,999
Mattress Type:
Foam
Firmness:
Medium (5)
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Puffy launched in 2017 with its flagship all-foam Puffy Mattress. Since then, the company has become a prominent name in the online mattress industry, offering shoppers multiple foam and hybrid beds at a variety of price-points.

All of Puffy’s beds are manufactured in the United States, and the brand currently offers three mattress models: the Puffy, the Lux, and the Royal. Though all of these mattresses were originally foam models, Puffy recently added hybrid versions of the Lux and the Royal to its lineup.

Each of the Puffy mattresses rate a 5 out of 10, or medium, on the firmness scale. However, each model uses different materials and layers, which change the way the bed performs.

At 14 inches tall, the Puffy Royal and Royal Hybrid are Puffy’s thickest mattresses. The Royal line features additional comfort layers compared to the other Puffy mattresses, including a layer of zoned polyfoam designed to add cooling and targeted support. The Puffy Royal uses high-density polyfoam for its support core, while the Royal Hybrid relies on a pocketed coil system.

We’ll outline what makes the Puffy Royal and Puffy Royal Hybrid unique, examining each mattress’ materials, construction, performance, and company policies to help you choose which mattress best fits your needs.

Puffy Royal Video Review

Watch the video below to see how the Puffy Royal performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.

Puffy Royal Mattress Review Breakdown

The Puffy Royal and the Puffy Royal Hybrid are constructed identically, except for the support core. While both mattresses use the same four layers of proprietary memory foam and polyfoam in the comfort system, the Puffy Royal Mattress features a polyfoam support core, whereas the Puffy Royal Hybrid uses a pocketed coil system.

The top comfort layer consists of 1.5 inches of memory foam. The foam is infused with cooling gel beads, intended to draw heat away from the body. Beneath this layer is a second 1.5-inch layer of memory foam. With 3 inches of memory foam in total, the comfort layers conform closely to the sleeper’s body to provide plush pressure relief.

These top layers are followed by 2 inches of Puffy’s proprietary Climate Comfort polyfoam, which is engineered to increase airflow.

Compared to the other Puffy models, the major differentiator of the Puffy Royal is the transitional layer of Cloud Air polyfoam. This layer has five zones that provide extra support in areas where the body tends to sink in. The zones are shaped by grooved cutouts, which have the added advantage of allowing more air to flow through the mattress.

The Puffy Royal utilizes a 7-inch layer of high-density polyfoam for its support core, and the Puffy Royal Hybrid utilizes a 6-inch layer of pocketed coils reinforced by a 1-inch polyfoam encasement. The coils provide edge support and bounce, while the foam absorbs motion.

Both the Puffy Royal and Puffy Royal Hybrid have a medium feel that rates a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Each mattress has a 14-inch profile and comes with a stain-resistant polyester cover that can be removed for washing.

Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress

Firmness Options

Mattress Type

Medium (5)

Foam

Construction

The Puffy Royal has four layers of memory foam and polyfoam over a 7-inch high-density polyfoam support core.

Cover Material:

Stain-Resistant Polyester

Comfort Layer:

1.5″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam
1.5″ Reflexive Memory Foam
2″ Climate Comfort Polyfoam
2″ Cloud Air Technology Polyfoam

Support Core:

7″ High-Density Polyfoam

Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress

Firmness Options

Mattress Type

Medium (5)

Hybrid

Construction

The Puffy Royal Hybrid has four layers of memory foam and polyfoam, resting on a 6-inch pocketed coil system with a high-density polyfoam encasement.

Cover Material:

Copper-Infused USDA-Certified Organic Cotton

Comfort Layer:

1.5″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam
1.5″ Reflexive Memory Foam
2″ Climate Comfort Polyfoam
2″ Cloud Air Technology Polyfoam

Support Core:

6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ Firm Core Support Polyfoam

Mattress Prices and Sizing

Many factors can contribute to a bed’s price, including the materials, size, construction, and how the bed is manufactured. The Royal Mattress and the Royal Hybrid are priced higher than Puffy’s other models due to their taller profiles and additional layers in their comfort system. The increased cost may be worthwhile for shoppers seeking advanced temperature regulation, zoned support, or a taller mattress profile.

It’s unusual for foam and hybrid mattresses to share the same price-point. Hybrid mattresses tend to be priced higher than similar foam mattresses due to their slightly more complex construction. However, in this case, the Puffy Royal and Royal Hybrid mattresses are priced identically. The mattresses are within the average range for a hybrid mattress, and slightly higher than average for a foam mattress.

Puffy Royal Mattress

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 39" x 75" 14" 45 lbs. $1,649
Twin XL 39" x 80" 14" 48 lbs. $1,749
Full 54" x 75" 14" 63 lbs. $2,449
Queen 60" x 80" 14" 76 lbs. $2,699
King 76" x 80" 14" 96 lbs. $2,999
California King 72" x 84" 14" 96 lbs. $2,999
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Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 39” x 75” 14” 58 lbs. $1,649
Twin XL 39” x 80” 14” 61 lbs. $1,749
Full 54” x 75” 14” 84 lbs. $2,449
Queen 60” x 80” 14” 94 lbs. $2,699
King 76” x 80” 14” 120 lbs. $2,999
California King 72” x 84” 14” 118 lbs. $2,999
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Discounts and Deals

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Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation
Motion Isolation

5/5 (Foam), 4/5 (Hybrid)

The Puffy Royal offers excellent motion isolation, with memory foam that absorbs movement to minimize nighttime disruptions.

For sensitive sleepers, a mattress that absorbs movement can help make it less noticeable when a sleep partner changes positions or gets out of bed.

While the Puffy Royal Hybrid also offers above-average motion isolation, the springiness of the coil support system may transfer more motion than the all-foam Puffy Royal.

Pressure Relief
Pressure Relief

With their thick comfort systems, both the Puffy Royal and the Puffy Royal Hybrid excel at providing pressure relief.

Memory foam is known for its ability to contour to the body and relieve pressure.

The memory foam layers in the Puffy Royal mattresses cushion the hips and shoulders, while the zoned polyfoam layer provides targeted support to prevent pressure buildup in the lower back.

Temperature Control
Temperature Control

Puffy has included several features designed to combat overheating in the Royal and Royal Hybrid mattresses. The topmost memory foam layer is infused with gel beads that are engineered to transfer heat away from the body. Moreover, the Cloud Air polyfoam is aerated to increase airflow.

Thanks to this design, both the Puffy Royal and the Puffy Royal Hybrid sleep cooler than other mattresses that incorporate thick foam layers. Nevertheless, sleepers who struggle with overheating may prefer to look for a mattress that contours less closely and allows more room for heat to escape.

Edge Support
Edge Support

2/5 (Foam), 3/5 (Hybrid)

With its medium firmness rating and its thick layers of conforming foams, the perimeter of the Puffy Royal Mattress may sag considerably under pressure.

Strong edges can make a mattress feel larger, as they allow sleepers to use the entire surface of the bed without the sensation of slipping off the edge. Edge support may also be an important consideration for those with mobility issues, who may rely on support from the perimeter of the mattress to get in or out of bed.

Sleepers who value edge support may prefer the Puffy Royal Hybrid. The plush foams in this mattress may compress somewhat, but the coil support core and high-density polyfoam encasement help the mattress resist excessive sagging around the perimeter.

Ease of Movement

2/5 (Foam), 3/5 (Hybrid)

The Puffy Royal Mattress is deeply contouring, which can make moving across the surface of the bed challenging for some sleepers.

Memory foam tends to conform closely to the body and form impressions that can take several seconds to bounce back. For this reason, beds that incorporate thick foam layers can inhibit movement and make sleepers feel as though they are sinking into the bed.

In the Puffy Royal Hybrid, the added springiness of the coil system should make it slightly easier to move around.

Sex

2/5 (Foam), 3/5 (Hybrid)

The thick foam layers of the Puffy Royal offer minimal bounce and they may impede movement, which can make sex more difficult for couples. That said, the foam adds traction, and it can help reduce noise.

The coil system of the Puffy Royal Hybrid provides a little extra bounce, so couples may prefer this model to the all-foam version.

Off-Gassing

Many brand-new mattresses have a distinct odor when first unboxed. This scent is usually a result of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). While VOCs are not usually considered harmful, they can be bothersome for those who are sensitive to smell.

Foam in particular is known for producing a stronger off-gassing scent than other materials. Because of this, buyers can expect the Puffy Royal and the Puffy Royal Hybrid to give off an odor when first airing out. However, this smell should dissipate within a few days.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Puffy Royal Mattress

Side Sleepers: For side sleepers under 130 pounds, the Puffy Royal Mattress offers the ideal mixture of contouring and support.

The thick foam comfort layers help evenly distribute body weight to relieve pressure on the hips and shoulders. For side sleepers between 130 pounds and 230 pounds, the zoned transitional layer also provides targeted support for weight-bearing areas.

Side sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may find that this medium (5) mattress is too plush to promote proper spinal alignment.

Back Sleepers: The Puffy Royal performs well for back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds. For these sleepers, the layers of memory foam and zoned polyfoam fill in the lumbar area, which helps prevent lower back pain and keep the spine in a neutral position.

By contrast, back sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds may find that this bed is too plush, potentially leading to sagging at the hips and resultant back pain. This effect may be more pronounced for back sleepers weighing over 230 pounds.

Stomach Sleepers: The Puffy Royal is too soft for most stomach sleepers. The plush foams allow the abdomen to sink into the mattress, which can cause discomfort in the lower back.

Stomach sleepers under 130 pounds may receive adequate support from this mattress, as these individuals don’t tend to sink as far into the top layers. However, those who weigh more than 130 pounds generally require a firmer sleep surface to maintain healthy spinal alignment.

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Good Fair
Back Sleepers Excellent Fair Poor
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Poor
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Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress

Side Sleepers: Similar to the Puffy Royal, the Puffy Royal Hybrid performs particularly well for side sleepers. The memory foam layers offer contouring pressure relief for the hips and shoulders, and the pocketed coils form a deep cradle that helps promote spinal alignment.

The mattress is most suitable for side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. Although hybrid mattresses tend to provide the needed support for individuals over 230 pounds, these individuals may prefer a firmer and more supportive surface to help keep the spine properly aligned.

Back Sleepers: The Puffy Royal Hybrid is a strong choice for back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. For these individuals, the conforming comfort layers cradle the body, and the zoned transitional layer and pocketed coils help provide spinal support.

The bed may not be firm enough to adequately support back sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds, particularly those over 230 pounds. These individuals may sink too deeply into the thick comfort layers, which can throw the spine out of alignment.

Stomach Sleepers: Like the Puffy Royal, the Puffy Royal Hybrid uses thick comfort layers to create a highly conforming surface with a medium firmness. Despite the supportive coil layer below, these plush layers may allow too much sagging for stomach sleepers, especially those who weigh more than 130 pounds.

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Good Fair
Back Sleepers Excellent Fair Poor
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Poor
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    All Puffy mattresses are available exclusively through the Puffy website. They are not sold through third-party online retailers or brick-and-mortar stores.

  • Shipping

    Each Puffy mattress comes with free standard shipping to addresses in the contiguous U.S. Mattresses shipped to Alaska or Hawaii will incur an additional fee.

    Puffy beds typically ship via FedEx within 2 to 5 business days from the order date. Each mattress is compressed, rolled, sealed in plastic, and packaged in a box for easier shipping. Buyers are responsible for maneuvering the bed into their home and installing it.

  • Additional Services

    Puffy does not currently offer additional services such as White Glove delivery or old mattress removal.

  • Sleep Trial

    All Puffy mattresses come with a 101-night sleep trial. Buyers are required to keep the bed for a minimum of 14 nights, and preferably 30 nights, to give their body enough time to adjust to the new sleep surface.

    After the mandatory break-in period, customers can return the mattress for a full refund at any point during the sleep trial. Puffy will arrange for the bed to be picked up and donated at no cost to the customer. Shipping charges for Hawaii and Alaska are non-refundable.

  • Warranty

    The Puffy Royal and Puffy Royal Hybrid mattresses are backed by a lifetime limited warranty for the original owner. Puffy wil repair or replace defective mattresses at no charge, as long as the mattress meets all of the warranty requirements.

    To qualify for the warranty, the mattress must have always been used with an appropriate bed frame. The warranty does not cover comfort preferences or damage that is a result of abuse or misuse, such as burns or stains. Some of the covered defects include visible indentations greater than 1.5 inches and manufacturing defects in the cover or zipper. Additional conditions may apply.