The Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress is definitely one to get excited about. This hybrid model is made with both super soft foam layers and pocketed coils, which establishes a balanced vibe between deep, cuddly comfort and bouncy mobility.
Interested in learning more about this popular bed-in-a-box? Then you better read my full review of the Puffy Lux Hybrid below! I wanted to find out if the Puffy Lux Hybrid delivered on its reputation, so I put the mattress through a variety of tests to find out. I tested what this bed’s made of, how it feels, what kinds of sleepers might like it most, and more.
Ready to get to the bottom of the Puffy Lux Hybrid, and find out if it could be the bed for you? Read on for my detailed review! Short on time? Skip down to the end to check out my review summary.
Editor’s Note: The Puffy Lux Hybrid was previously offered in both a hybrid and all-foam model. The all-foam model has been discontinued. If you’re curious about this change, click here.
Is the Puffy Lux Hybrid a Good Mattress for You?
Puffy was launched by Arthur Andreasyan, who says his ultimate goal was to provide people with products that make it feel like they are sleeping on a cloud. The Lux Hybrid does have a soft cloud-like feel, but I wouldn’t recommend this memory foam mattress to everyone. While I can’t decide if this bed is a good mattress for you, I can provide you with some recommendations to help you get there on your own.
Who I recommend the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress for
- This is a really soft, plush mattress thanks to the foam layers on the top. I would recommend it for people who like some sinkage but don’t want to feel totally swallowed up by their bed.
- I really like soft mattresses for strict side sleepers, and this one is no exception! Side sleepers should enjoy the way the Lux Hybrid cushions sensitive pressure points around the shoulders and hips.
- This mattress is also a good option for people who suffer from shoulder pain. The foam layers allow you to sink down into the mattress without putting too much pressure on your shoulders and hips, which could help prevent you from feeling more pain when you lie down.
Who I don’t recommend the Puffy Lux Hybrid for
- Based on my tests, I wouldn’t recommend this bed for most stomach sleepers. Because the model is so soft, some people might find that their hips sink down into the mattress and out of line with their shoulders, which could create major pains at the lower back.
- This mattress provides a plushy feel and you really sink into it, which might not be a great experience for people with a heavier body weight. Instead, I’d recommend one of our best mattresses for heavy people.
How Firm is the Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress?
It can be difficult to ascertain how firm a mattress is, mostly because the measure varies so much from person to person! How firm a mattress feels will depend on your body type, sleeping position, and more. For reference, I’m around 5’10” and 190 lbs. So what seems firm or soft for me could be totally different for you. In order to get an overall perspective, I asked some colleagues to test out the Puffy Lux Hybrid with me and provide their input.
I felt myself sinking down into the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress quite a bit. Overall we ranked the Puffy Lux Hybrid a 5.5 out of 10 on a 1-10 mattress firmness scale, where 1 is super plush and 10 is ultra firm. For reference, the industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5 out of 10. The Puffy Lux Hybrid falls into the “medium-soft” category.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress Performance
How a bed feels is pretty subjective, so I always run some tests on a new mattress to see exactly how it performs. To really determine whether a bed is a good match for you, it’s also important to consider how it performs in different sleeping positions, how it relieves pain and pressure, and how it might feel for couples sharing the bed. So let’s do just that!
Testing the Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
Different sleeping positions and weights require different amounts of support. Generally, light sleepers don’t require the same amount of support as heavy sleepers. Read on below to see how the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress performs for sleepers of different weights.
Is the Puffy Lux Hybrid a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
- Light Back Sleepers – Light back sleepers tend to feel mattresses a bit firmer than advertised, so I think this bed would be a pretty good option for these folks — if they typically prefer a softer bed. Despite the pocketed coils deep in its structure, this mattress definitely falls on the soft side of the firmness scale, and some back sleepers may desire more support.
- Light Side Sleepers – While it may not feel quite as soft to them as advertised, light side sleepers should really enjoy this mattress. The bed will hug these sleepers’ sensitive joints in a soothing way, providing pain relief.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – Light stomach sleepers would do better with a firmer bed, providing much needed support at their hips.
Is the Puffy Lux Hybrid a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
- Average Weight Back Sleepers – If you are a back sleeper who likes a soft-feeling mattress, this Puffy could be a great selection for you. Its soft foam layers create a comfortable sinking-into-the-mattress feeling. Although it is on the softer side, the pocketed coils should provide plenty of support — evenly distributing these sleepers’ weight and providing them with plush comfort at the same time.
- Average Weight Side Sleepers – I think the Puffy Lux Hybrid will be best suited to average weight side sleepers. These sleepers, who need extra pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, will find it here thanks to the soft cloud-like feel.
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – I would steer stomach sleepers away from the Puffy Lux Hybrid, since you’ll usually need a much firmer mattress to keep the spine in a healthy alignment. The type of sinking that comes with this mattress might leave stomach sleepers with unwanted back pain.
Is the Puffy Lux Hybrid a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – Heavy sleepers will not be supported enough by this mattress. These sleepers should opt for a firmer bed with better edge support, which they can find in our best mattresses for heavy people roundup.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – See above.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – See above.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Pain Relief Performance
To test a mattress for pressure relief, I use something called a pressure map. This is a mat you can unroll on top of a mattress, and it “maps” the pressure of your body on the bed when you lie down on it. Generally, too much pressure can lead to pain in sensitive areas like your lower back, hips, or shoulders — something we certainly want to avoid!
My test creates a color-coded pressure map, which shows pressure in a gradient ranging from green and blue for low-pressure to yellow and red for high-pressure. Here’s what I found:
Back Pain — Lying on my back was extremely comfortable. You can see here that the pressure map is blue across the board, so I think most back sleepers would find this mattress to have a soft, plush feel to it. This bed should help back sleepers achieve a neutral spinal alignment, which means their backs will be straight throughout the night. The opposite is at play when it comes to stomach sleepers with back pain. These sleepers will find the mattress sinking underneath their hips, which can lead to an uncomfortable curve in the spine.
Shoulder Pain — This mattress offers great pressure relief, making it a nice choice for any sleeper with shoulder pain. When lying on my side, the pressure map is almost entirely blue, with just some tiny hints of blue-green around the shoulder and elbow that show areas with a little bit more pressure applied. Overall, this mattress could be a fantastic option for sleepers with shoulder pain.
Hip Pain — Lying on my stomach, my weight was completely evenly distributed — but that doesn’t tell the full story here. I felt like my hips were sinking a little too deeply into the bed, which could trigger some lower back pain over time. So, I wouldn’t recommend this bed to strict stomach sleepers with hip pain. Back sleepers and side sleepers with hip pain can rest assured this bed will actually work to relieve their hip pain while they sleep soundly.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Performance for Couples
When sharing the bed with a partner, you’ll want to keep a few more things in mind while shopping for a new mattress. Features you’ll want to consider include motion transfer, performance during sex, cooling, and edge support.
Motion transfer measures the level of movement that “transfers” across a bed from one side to the other. Ultimately, this test determines how much a bedmate’s movement will disturb you. To measure motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
The Puffy Lux Hybrid showed really low levels of motion transfer, which means I’d recommend this bed for some couples. If you share your bed and are a light sleeper, this mattress could be a real winner for you! The great motion isolation on the Lux Hybrid should help prevent you from feeling overly disturbed by a partner or pet moving around on the other side of the bed.
The sinking feeling that this mattress has is not something that you want in a mattress for sex. The layers of foam aren’t very responsive, but the support layer with pocketed coils helps out a little bit! This mattress is definitely not great for sex, but it is not horrible either. If sex is a deciding factor for you, I would look for a mattress with a little less foam and a little more bounce.
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is going to keep you cool and moisture-free throughout the night. From the polyester cover, to the Cooling Cloud Foam, to the pocketed coils, this mattress combats tendencies to overheat with plenty of cooling technology and airflow. Because of all the cooling capabilities with the Puffy Lux Hybrid, I would recommend this bed to hot sleepers.
Last but not least, I tested out the edge support on the Puffy Lux Hybrid. This is a measure of whether the edges and corners of a mattress stay firm and in place when you get close to the sides of the bed.
When I was lying close to the edge of this model, I did feel the soft foam layers compressing and collapsing a little bit, meaning the edge support isn’t fantastic. In my opinion, this is pretty normal for a mattress that contains soft foams. But, because of the edge support issue, I wouldn’t recommend the model for heavier folks, or anyone worried about sliding off the bed at night.
What is the Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress Made Of?
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is — you guessed it! — a hybrid mattress, meaning it contains layers of foam and pocketed coils. The foams in the Puffy are all CertiPUR-US® Certified, which means they’re free of harmful chemicals.
Keep reading below to get more detail on what’s actually inside the Puffy Lux Hybrid.
Cover — The stain resistant mattress cover is made of a thin polyester blend that is quite breathable, which helps promote cooling airflow throughout the night.
Comfort Layer — Below the cover are two layers of polyurethane foam. The top layer is a Cooling Cloud foam and the second layer is Plush Dual Cloud foam. They offer the pressure-relieving feel of memory foam but are a little more breathable and responsive.
Transition Layer — Below the cushioning foam layers, you’ll land on a section of firmer support foam with a bit more bounce. The main function of this layer is to curb the deep sinkage of the top sections of foam and gradually ease the sleeper into the firmer support section below.
Support Layer — The firm core support layer of this mattress consists of pocketed coils, which provide some lift and bounce. These coils are individually wrapped, which helps with temperature regulation.
Base Layer — Finally, there’s a base of high-density poly foam. This layer provides the coils with a surface to press off of.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Unboxing and Off-Gassing
The Puffy Lux Hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will ship compressed straight to your door and will have to be unboxed. As with all bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’ll need to wait at least 24 hours for this bed to fully decompress.
As with most new mattresses, the Puffy Lux Hybrid will likely emit a smell when it is first unboxed — this is known as off-gassing. If you do detect an odor, I suggest unzipping the mattress cover and leaving it in a well-ventilated room for a few days while the smell completely dissipates.
So, is the Puffy Lux Hybrid the one for you? I can’t answer that question, but I can offer a few of my favorite things, as well as complaints, to help you get there on your own.
My favorite things about the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress
I really appreciate the balance of pressure relief and bounce this mattress offers. The Lux Hybrid is also fairly responsive thanks to the pocketed innerspring coils beneath the foam layers, which allow you to switch sleeping positions without feeling “stuck” in the mattress. This makes the bed a nice option for side and back combination sleepers who like a soft feel. The great motion isolation and cooling foams in this bed also make it a great mattress for couples. In general, if you’re someone who enjoys a soft feel, this hybrid mattress could work well for you.
My Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress complaints
I don’t think this mattress has great edge support. This could be an issue for heavier sleepers especially. I also think this mattress might be a bit less durable than a mattress that offers firm support. However, Puffy does offer a lifetime warranty on this mattress. This warranty is significantly longer than warranties offered by other mattress companies, which is a sign that Puffy is confident that this is a high-quality product.
How Much Does The Puffy Lux Hybrid Cost?
Cost is a big factor when choosing a new mattress. Take a look at the chart below to get an idea of sizes and pricing. And be sure to visit our Puffy mattress coupon page to get a discount.
Prices listed below will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Twin||39" x 75" x 12"||$1,449|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 12"||$1,499|
|Full||54" x 75" x 12"||$1,599|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12"||$1,799|
|King||76" x 80" x 12"||$1,999|
|California King||72" x 84" x 12"||$1,999|
Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does Puffy offer a trial period?
Yes, Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial with all of their mattresses. You can return any of the Puffy mattresses for a full refund during this window if you’re not happy with how they feel.
How does the Puffy Lux Hybrid ship?
The Puffy Lux Hybrid ships free and compressed in a box. After unboxing your new mattress you should let it rest for a few hours so it has time for off-gassing and decompression.
Does Puffy offer a mattress warranty?
Yes, Puffy offers a lifetime warranty on all of their mattresses.
Where are Puffy mattresses made?
All Puffy mattresses are made in the USA.
Can you flip a Puffy mattress?
No, the Puffy Lux Hybrid can’t be flipped.
Do you need a box spring with a puffy mattress?
Nope, no box spring is needed! The Puffy Lux hybrid is designed to work with flat bed frames, slatted bed frames, and even adjustable bed frames. You can use a box spring if you want, but it’s not necessary!
Puffy Lux Hybrid Vs
Still not sure whether the Puffy Lux Hybrid is the best new mattress for you? I’ve compared it to two of its biggest competitors, the DreamCloud Premier and the Nectar Mattress, to help you decide.
Puffy Lux Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier
- The DreamCloud Premier is also a hybrid mattress.
- It feels firmer than the Lux Hybrid, and I’d say it’s more of a medium-firm to medium-soft feeling bed.
- The DreamCloud Premier is a great option for couples thanks to its motion isolating properties.
- Find out more in my full DreamCloud Premier mattress review.
Puffy Lux Hybrid vs Nectar Mattress
- The Nectar mattress is an all-foam bed-in-a-box option, so it will feel less bouncy than the Lux Hybrid.
- The Nectar is also a great option for side sleepers, it offers plenty of pressure-relieving sinkage thanks to its thick memory foam comfort layers.
- The Lux Hybrid sleeps cooler than the Nectar thanks to its hybrid construction.
- Interested in the Nectar? Learn more in my full Nectar mattress review.
Other Models from Puffy
The Puffy Lux Hybrid has a few key differences when you compare it to other beds manufactured by the same company. So, I thought I’d offer some quick comparisons to a few of Puffy’s other mattress models.
Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress vs Original Puffy Mattress
- Unlike the Lux Hybrid, the original Puffy mattress is an all-foam bed.
- The original Puffy offers some great, balanced support, which I think makes it a solid option for back sleepers!
- The original Puffy has a more medium-firm feel than the Lux Hybrid.
- For more info, you can check out my full Puffy Mattress review
Puffy Lux Hybrid Mattress vs Puffy Royal Hybrid Mattress
- The Royal is a luxury option that comes at a higher price point than the Puffy Lux Hybrid. Therefore, it may not be the best pick for those shopping on a budget!
- The Royal is also a hybrid model, but has a softer feel than the Lux.
- I would recommend either Puffy Royal model to back and side sleepers, both should support these sleepers nicely while still offering nice body-contouring.
- Learn more in my full Puffy Royal Hybrid mattress review.
- As I mentioned about, the Lux previously came in an all-foam model as well as a hybrid model. The all-foam Puffy Lux mattress has been discontinued.
- Both Lux models had the same super-soft feel, but the Lux Hybrid is more supportive, durable, and cooling than the all-foam model was.
- If you’re hoping to replace your old all-foam Puffy Lux, you might actually like the Puffy Lux Hybrid even better!
Still not sure if this is the mattress for you? Take a look at the ratings below to decide!
Puffy Lux Hybrid
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