For memory foam lovers who want both luscious comfort and sturdy support, Puffy’s luxury mattress — the Puffy Lux — might be your next bedroom buy. This USA-made mattress consists of four layers of various foam that aim to melt the stress and strain from the body’s pressure points. If you’re afraid of memory foam mattresses getting too hot, Puffy promises cooling comfort.
I wanted to find out if the Puffy Lux delivered on all its promises, so put the mattress through a variety of tests to find out. From firmness level to motion control, breathability to bounce, here’s my full Puffy Lux mattress review.
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Is the Puffy Lux a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get started on this review, I’d like to tell you some of the basics about the Puffy Lux to help you decide if it’s a good mattress for you. Depending on your body weight, height, and preferred sleeping position, the Puffy Lux may or may not work for you. Take a look at some of my recommendations below.
Who I do recommend the Puffy Lux mattress for
- I think the Puffy Lux is a great choice for side sleepers. It is a soft mattress that will offer them some nice sinkage and contouring.
- The Puffy Lux is a nice option for hot sleepers, since its breathable foams help dissipate body heat.
- I think the Puffy Lux is a great mattress for couples, since it performed really well on our motion transfer test, meaning you’re unlikely to be disturbed by your partner’s movements on your side of the bed.
Who I don’t recommend the Puffy Lux mattress for
- I don’t think strict stomach sleepers will get the support they need on the Puffy Lux. Stomach sleepers need a firmer mattress to help keep their hips from sinking too far into the mattress. If that’s you, I’d recommend checking out one of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
- The Puffy is not a bouncy mattress, so I don’t think it’s the best choice for combination sleepers, who need a bit of bounce to help them easily switch positions throughout the night. I typically recommend combo sleepers check out our best hybrid mattresses roundup.
- I don’t recommend the Puffy Lux for heavy people. I think they’ll need a mattress with a bit more support, like one of our best innerspring mattresses.
What Does the Puffy Lux Mattress Feel Like?
One of the most important factors that go into buying a new mattress is firmness level, which is the initial feeling you experience when you first lie on the mattress. Firmer mattresses respond quickly to pressure and will “push back” into the body, while softer beds hug and cradle the sleeper. Stomach sleepers typically like firm mattresses to avoid the hips sinking too far in the mattress while side sleepers err on the softer side of the spectrum to comfortably support the hips and shoulders.
To determine the Puffy Lux’s actual firmness score, I asked three of my colleagues to test out the Puffy Lux alongside me and provide their input. We each gave a firmness level score between 1 and 10: 10 being the most firm and 1 being the softest. We averaged our scores together to come up with the final number which you can see below.
Our averaged scores came out to 5.5, placing the Puffy Lux in the “medium soft” category. This firmness level typically indicates the bed will focus a bit more on hug and contour and will likely have little bounce and less mobility — making it a bit trickier for combo sleepers to change positions.
With this 5.5 score, I think the Lux is a great option for strict side sleepers who will benefit from the soft and contouring foam that’ll protect the hips and shoulders. The Lux will especially be good if you enjoy that notorious memory foam feeling of being surrounded and hugged by the mattress. On the flip side, I would tell stomach sleepers to think twice about the Puffy Lux, since you’ll usually need a much firmer mattress to keep the spine in safe alignment.
However, it wasn’t so soft to the point where I felt like I had no support; the firmer bottom layers in the Lux construction created a nice foundation throughout the surface level of the bed. I did feel my hips sink in though, which stomach sleepers need to watch out for since this could lead to lower back pain.
Testing the Puffy Lux Mattress
Now that we’ve gone over some of the basics about the Puffy Lux and what it feels like, I want to let you know how it performed on some of our Sleepopolis tests. We test each mattress for its pressure relieving abilities and how well it isolates motion.
Pressure relief refers to how well a mattress alleviates tension at pressure points at the hips, shoulders, and lower back. To figure this out, I have a convenient pressure map that can do the detective work.
As I move between positions, the map will make a colorful graphic depicting how my body is interacting with the structure in real time. Blue areas indicate zones of low pressure while red ones demonstrate high tension.
Back – As you’ll see on the map, there is blue across the board which indicates my weight is evenly distributed. This essentially means the Lux and all its soft memory foam performs up to standards and will prevent pressure from popping up on your back. I think this could be a good mattress for back sleepers who prefer a softer feel.
Side – There is some raised pressure indicated on the map when I roll over to my side. However, this pressure build-up is pretty much unavoidable since more weight is naturally distributed onto the hips and shoulders. Since there is no yellow or red showing up on the map, I still believe the Puffy Lux will provide comfort and support to side sleepers.
Stomach – While you’ll once again see blue across the map, I don’t think these pressure test results are the most accurate for stomach sleepers. If you’re a strict stomach sleeper, I would look for a firmer mattress that will prevent the hips from sinking too far in the bed to avoid lower back pain.
Next up is a motion transfer test, which will uncover the amount of movement you’ll probably detect from one side of the bed to the other. If you sleep with a partner who loves to move around a lot throughout the night, you’ll want a mattress that muffles motion.
To illustrate this 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.
Unsurprisingly, the Puffy Lux does a great job at muffling disturbance across the bed, in no small part because of the thick memory foam. If you sleep with a partner, both of you will likely be undisturbed if one tends to move around a lot at night.
Edge support refers to how well a mattress holds up on the sides as compared to the center. If a mattress has good edge support, you should feel just as supported on the edges as you do in the middle.
I think the Puffy has decent edge support. It’s not the best I’ve seen, but not the worst either. Overall I wouldn’t recommend sleeping all the way on the edge of this bed.
What is The Puffy Lux Mattress Made Of?
The Puffy Lux is constructed with four unique foam layers that provide a specific amount of pressure and comfort to properly align the spine. Before I give it all away, let’s get under the covers and into this mattress.
Cover – The top of the Puffy features a thin polyester blend cover that is stain resistant and easily removable to wash.
Comfort Layer – Right underneath the polyester cover is 2 inches of gel memory foam, which Puffy playfully calls its “Cooling Cloud Foam.” This type of foam has gel microbeads incorporated into the memory foam layer and tends to trap less heat than other types of memory foam. The comfort layer is really soft and has a slow response to pressure, allowing the sleeper to sink into the mattress for deep nice pressure relief and hug. It’s also the same comfort layer you’ll find on the more basic Puffy mattress.
Contour Layer — The contour layer is what sets the Puffy Lux apart from the basic Puffy version. In this layer, you’ll find another 2 inches of soft memory foam to provide even more contouring, hug, and pressure relief.
Transition Layer – Below the four soft inches of memory foam is 2 inches of a firmer poly foam that will help prevent the sleeper from sinking too far into the bed and feeling stuck. The transition layer also safely cradles the body as it moves through the top layers and down to the firm base below.
Support Layer— The base layer of the Puffy Lux features 6 inches of HD polyfoam, a common support foam found in most bed-in-a-box beds that helps give the mattress its shape while providing sturdy support for the sleeper.
Now that we’ve learned quite a bit about the Puffy Lux mattress, I want to recap some of my favorite things about it and my complaints. Though I can’t tell you if the Puffy Lux is the right mattress for you, I hope these recommendations will help you decide.
My favorite things about the Puffy Lux mattress
I think the Puffy Lux is a great mattress for side sleepers. It’s a soft mattress that will give side sleepers the sinkage and contouring they need for pressure relief at the hips and shoulders which will promote a neutral spinal alignment. I also really like the Puffy for couples, since it has great motion isolation, meaning you’re unlikely to be disturbed by a restless partner. Lastly, I love how cooling the Puffy is — unlike traditional memory foam mattresses, its foams are breathable and promote airflow throughout the mattress.
My Puffy Lux mattress complaints
I think stomach sleepers will likely need significantly more firm support to avoid the hips sinking too far into the mattress. If you sleep on your belly, I’d pass on the Puffy Lux. Also, the Puffy Lux focuses on deep compression and sinkage; there will be no bounce or spring — qualities more noticeable on innerspring and hybrid mattresses.
How Much Does the Puffy Lux Cost?
Of course, before you purchase a new mattress you’ll want to look at how much it costs. Take a look at our up-to-date pricing chart below, and make sure to visit our Puffy coupon page for a nice discount.
Prices listed below will be before discount or offer for each size.
Size Dimensions Price Twin 39" x 75" x 12" $1,445 Twin XL 39" x 80" x 12" $1,495 Full 54" x 75" x 12" $1,595 Queen 60" x 80" x 12" $1,795 King 76" x 80" x 12" $1,995 California King 72" x 84" x 12" $1,995
Puffy Lux Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does the Puffy Lux have a mattress warranty?
Yes, the Puffy Lux comes with a lifetime warranty. Be sure to use an appropriately sized bed frame or foundation with your mattress so you don’t void the warranty.
Does the Puffy Lux mattress come with a sleep trial?
Yes, the Puffy Lux has a 101-night sleep trial.
How does the Puffy Lux ship?
The Puffy Lux is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it ships compressed in a box right to your door. Puffy offers free shipping.
Do I need a box spring with the Puffy Lux?
No, the Puffy Lux was designed to work with any frame or surface, and it also works with adjustable bed frames. However, make sure to use an appropriately sized bed frame or base to qualify for the lifetime warranty.
What if I don’t like the Puffy Lux?
If you are unsatisfied with the Puffy Lux you can return the mattress for free and receive a full refund.
Does the Puffy Lux have an off-gassing period?
Yes, like most bed-in-a-box mattresses it does have an off-gassing period, though any smell should dissipate in a few days.
Puffy Mattress Vs
If you’re interested in the Puffy Lux, there’s a good chance you’re also looking at some of its main competitors. Let’s take a quick look at two other mattresses that compete with the Puffy Lux in terms of comfort, construction, and price.
Puffy vs Purple
- Rather than layers of compressing foam, the Purple mattress features its proprietary hyper-elastic polymer smart comfort grid that provides a lot of bounce and spring for sleepers.
- Sleepers on the Puffy Lux will sink into the mattress, while the Purple’s bouncy grid will position you “on top” of the mattress for better mobility.
- Even though the materials are quite different, both the Puffy and Purple provide cooling support thanks to their breathable constructions.
- Read my entire Purple mattress review for all the info!
Puffy vs Tempur-Pedic
- Whereas the Puffy Lux will be shipped in a box, the Tempur-Pedic has to be picked up at the store or delivered without being compressed.
- The Tempur-Pedic features more memory foam than the Puffy Lux, providing a super deep compression and contoured feel.
- Even though “lux” is in the Puffy name, Tempurpedic takes luxury up a notch — using super high-quality materials and a price tag to prove it.
- Learn more about the Tempurpedic mattress.
Other Models from Puffy
As I mentioned earlier on, Puffy sells a more basic, all-foam mattress simply called the Puffy and a more luxurious all-foam mattress called the Puffy Royal. Let’s take a look at them side-by-side.
The Puffy Lux vs The Puffy
- The original Puffy mattress is also an all-foam, bed-in-a-box mattress.
- Unlike The Puffy Lux, the more basic version is firmer, making it better for side and combo sleepers who need both mobility and support.
- The basic Puffy does not include a contouring layer in its construction, which contributes to the mattress’ medium-firm feel. However, both beds do a great job at relieving pressure.
- Want to get more deets? Head on over to my Puffy mattress review.
The Puffy Lux vs The Puffy Royal
- Like the Puffy Lux, the Puffy Royal is also an all-foam bed-in-a-box.
- The Puffy Lux is a softer mattress than the Royal and is better suited for side sleepers.
- The Puffy Royal is more expensive than the Puffy Lux.
- Learn more about this mattress in my full Puffy Royal mattress review.
Take a look at how the Puffy Lux performed on our star rating chart below!
Puffy Lux Mattress
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