Simmons Beautyrest Felicity Pillow Top Queen
Puffy is one of the more popular foam mattresses offered online. It was first popularized by the Ellen Show back in 2017 and has since truly taken off. Puffy is an inexpensive, all-foam mattress that’s popular for a reason. We think the Puffy mattress is a good choice for most people if you weigh under 230 pounds—- we rate a medium on our soft-to-firm scale.
Puffy is the new mattress on the block, which apparently mimics the feeling of sleeping on a cloud. Puffy has 2 luxury brands, the Puffy Lux and the Puffy Royal, along with the flagship model, The Puffy. In this evaluation we will have a look at all 3. Continue reading to learn even more about the ‘most comfortable’ mattress ever.
The medium-firm nature of the Puffy makes it great for providing lots of pressure alleviation without sacrificing support. The top comfort layer cradles the body, while dense polyfoam prevents sleepers from getting stuck in the foam layers. Due to this support foam, we rank the Puffy at a 6/10 on our firmness scale. On our scale, a one is the softest mattress possible and a 10 is the firmest.
Medium-firm mattresses can accommodate the widest range of sleeping positions. They’re an excellent fit for back sleepers who do not mind a little extra “hug” from their mattress, and they’re usually soft enough to cushion side sleepers’ pressure points. True medium-firm mattresses (those with a firmness level of 6/10) typically aren’t firm enough to support stomach sleepers, so we do not think the Puffy is an excellent fit for that sleeping position.
The Puffy is an all-foam mattress with three layers dedicated to giving exceptional pressure alleviation and a “cloud-like” sleeping experience. With softer upper layers that cradle around the body and a thick polyfoam base layer, sleepers should experience a soft cloud-like feeling without getting “stuck” in the mattress.
Cover: The cover contains standard polyester that has some stretch across the surface. It’s a thinner cover, so it should not feel warm to the touch.
Layer # 1: Cooling Cloud Foam: The top layer of the Puffy is made from 2 ″ of Cooling Cloud foam with gel infusions. This layer is meant to draw warmth away from your body and promote air flow, so you don’t get too warm. It’s also built to cradle your body, so you don’t feel unnecessary pressure on your curvier body parts like hips or shoulders.
Layer # 2: Climate-Adaptive Foam: This layer is made from 2 ″ of Climate-Adaptive Foam intended to help add consistency to heat regulation. It integrates advanced temperature and humidity-resistance materials to limit heat changes throughout the night.
Layer # 3: Support Layer: Next comes the 6 ″ Firm Core foam support layer, which adds structure and durability to the mattress.
The Puffy vs Puffy Lux
At 12 inches high, the Puffy Lux is visibly thicker than the company’s flagship model. This is due to the Lux’s added comfort layering– an additional inch of memory foam, and 2 1.5-inch polyfoam layers, one temperature-resistant, rather than one 2-inch layer– as well as its 7-inch high-density polyfoam support core.
Overall, the Lux is really similar to the original Puffy. Both share similar qualities, such as superior pressure alleviation. Nevertheless, the Lux improves on the Puffy by providing a thicker comfort layer that contours more deeply and provides added reinforcement.
Instead of sinking so far into the bed, sleepers are offered upgraded support paired with the exceptional pressure alleviation Puffy is known for. This is particularly useful for heavier sleepers, that may find they sink through the original Puffy’s comfort layers and rest against the firmer support core. Simmons Beautyrest Felicity Pillow Top Queen
Given its ranking of 6 out of 10, the Puffy Lux is considered a medium-firm mattress, making it possibly more suitable than the softer Puffy for average-weight and heavier sleepers.
The Puffy vs The Puffy Royal
Puffy’s top-of-the-line offering, the Puffy Royal, is a medium (5.5 out of 10) mattress with an extra-thick 14-inch profile. Like the Lux, the Royal builds on the standard Puffy’s construction with specialized foams and thicker layers. The top, 1.5-inch comfort layer is made from gel memory foam, followed by 2-inch layers of standard memory foam and temperature-resistant polyfoam. Finally, a 1.5-inch layer of convoluted polyfoam transitions to the Royal’s 7-inch high-density polyfoam base.
The Royal has a much more resilient ‘bounce’ than the other two Puffy models. Testers still felt as though they were sleeping ‘in’ the mattress, however they also experienced a more ‘floating’ sensation when compared to the Puffy’s deep cradle. It is also much more durable, and has much better temperature regulation for a cooler sleep.
Though not dramatically firmer than the Puffy, the Royal is a better selection for average-weight and heavier sleepers, specifically back and side sleepers. This is due to its use of zoning, altering the foam in certain locations to far better support weight variations throughout the body. Denser foam in locations of increased weight (like the pelvis) provide far better spinal alignment, while softer foam in areas like the shoulders help prevent pressure points.
Shipping And Unboxing
The Puffy is made in the U.S.A. and ships free of charge via FedEx (there’s a shipping fee to Alaska and Hawaii). Expect your new mattress to show up within 2 to five business days.
The Puffy is delivered bed-in-a-box style– compressed and rolled in a box that’s 19 ″ x 19 ″ x 42″. For setup, take the rolled mattress out of the box and carefully remove the vacuum-sealed covering. It will take around 10 minutes to fully expand. The Puffy bed can be put on any kind of bed frame or box spring in good condition.
The Puffy mattress comes with a Lifetime warranty for the original owner of the mattress. The company assures your mattress will be free from material or workmanship defects for as long as you own it.
Covered defects consist of permanent body impressions deeper than 1.5 ″ and flaws in the mattress cover fabric, stitching, or zipper. If your mattress develops these defects with regular use, they’ll replace it for free and waive any kind of shipping costs once they can verify the flaw. To make a warranty claim, visit Puffy.com.
Trial Period And Returns
Puffy offers a 101-night trial period. If you decide it’s not the best mattress for you, just return it for a full refund before your 101-night sleep trial runs out. Puffy will arrange for a rep to come to your home to pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity. Puffy does ask that you give it a good 30 nights before you decide.
The Bottom Line
With cooling gel memory foam and excellent motion isolation, any of the Puffy mattresses are a wonderful option for couples with light-weight or average-weight body types. Side sleepers are a great fit for the contouring foam layers, and average-weight back sleepers benefit from full-body support. Together with the 101 night sleep trial period, you have absolutely nothing to lose! Simmons Beautyrest Felicity Pillow Top Queen
Performance Factor — Out of 5
Motion Isolation — 5
Pressure Relief — 4.5
Ease of Movement — 4
Edge Support — 3.75
Temperature Control — 4
Durability — 4