The Puffy mattress brand proudly claims a few powerful celebrity endorsements, as well as the title of the Internet’s most comfortable mattress. And Puffy’s customers claim that they’ve never received a more restorative and comfortable night’s rest with any other mattress brand and can’t stop raving about the cloud-like feel of sleeping on a Puffy bed.
The Purple mattress is probably one of the most famous mattresses in existence in the U.S. market. Its TV advertisements combined with the hi-tech materials that it’s made of (i.e. the hyper elastic polymer), have contributed to quickly becoming a household mattress brand.
At first glance, the Purple and Puffy mattresses appear to be very similar. It’s only after the outer cover is removed, and the internal construction revealed that the differences are made clear-cut.
Design and construction
Removing the outer cover of both mattresses reveals the materials used in their construction and the variations in their design.
The Purple mattress features a 2-inch-thick smart comfort grid manufactured from a hyper elastic polymer. The Purple contains no memory foam and uses a new patented material called Hyper Elastic Polymer. And the comfort grid of the Purple is a unique design pattern.
The first layer of the Puffy mattress consists of 3 inches of conforming cooling cloud foam which is designed to wick away heat and increase airflow, thus maintaining a cool and comfortable sleep temperature. Its formula was specifically designed to cradle and mold your body in just the right way to relieve the pressure points and stress that a typical mattress places on your hips, shoulders, knees, and joints. Coupled with its incredible breath-ability, Puffy’s top layer will ensure your body remains at a neutral temperature so you can sleep soundly through the night.
And its second layer consists of a 7-inch-thick firm core support foam which serves to provide contouring, deep support for the entire body. Where most mattresses can be too soft to properly support your body, Puffy’s Firm Core Support Layer adds a unique firmness to ensure correct spine alignment.
Unlike your typical foam mattress, Puffy’s base layer still gives and adapts to your unique body shape to allow for continuous blood circulation and pressure relief to alleviate any tossing and turning while you sleep.
Puffy has recently added an additional layer to both mattress models that is made of the new Climate Comfort Foam. This foam provides high pressure-relieving capabilities across a broad range of temperature and humidity levels – making it resistant to the contraction and expansion that often occurs from extreme temperatures. Specifically, it is designed to prevent contraction in the cold and expansion in the heat. Expect a subtle warming effect during the cold winter months and a cooling effect during a hot summer.
The Puffy mattress vs the original Purple
The Purple mattress is the more durable option when compared to the Puffy’s, as the hyper elastic polymer used in the construction of the smart comfort grid is exceptionally tough and immune to most forms of wear and tear.
The Puffy mattress is constructed from a comparatively low-density material and as such does not hold up to extended use, especially for heavier sleepers who exert more weight on the mattress.
The Purple and Puffy brands produce a different type of mattress. The Puffy mattress only incorporates memory foam materials which obviously places it in the memory foam category.
The (original) Purple and Puffy mattresses are evenly priced. However, a queen-size Puffy mattress is more affordable than a queen-size Purple mattress, and the price difference only grows with the size of the mattress.
The Purple mattress comes in 4 separate models including original Purple, new Purple 11”, new Purple 12”, and new Purple 13”. The Puffy mattress comes in 2 models.
The Puffy mattress includes a more comprehensive warranty than the Purple one. Puffy extends a lifetime warranty over their mattress, whereas Purple only extends a 10-year limited warranty. However, the Purple mattress compensates for its limited warranty with a longer predicted lifespan and increased resistance to wear and tear.
The Puffy mattress vs the original Purple
The similarities between the Purple and the Puffy mattress are found in the raving reviews of their customers and the effectiveness of their design.
Both mattresses include high levels of motion isolation, as they both are constructed with multiple conforming and weight dispersing layers that dampen and isolate motion in bed.
Ideal for couples
Both mattress brands perform equally well with couples who attribute superior motion isolation as a key factor in their decision. With the Purple and Puffy mattresses, couples need not worry about disturbing their sleep partner when getting in and out of bed.
Although the conforming effect tends to cause a mattress to overheat, both Purple and Puffy beds include features designed to keep the mattress with a neutral, cool temperature and prevent overheating.
Both mattresses, though different in construction and materials are both considered conforming mattresses, as both contours to the shape of the body when weight is exerted on the mattress surface.
Relieves back pain
A conforming mattress does not always coincide with back pain relief. However, in regards to the Puffy and Purple mattress, the contouring nature of the materials used provides comfortable support for all the most sensitive areas of the spine, lower back, neck and hips.
Neither the Puffy or Purple mattress provides a decent level of edge support, due to the softer materials used in their construction and which is a commonly reported flaw of conforming mattresses.
Both Puffy and Purple mattresses are available exclusively for purchase online and include free delivery to anywhere in mainland U.S. (i.e. 48 states).
Both mattresses come with a 100-night sleep trial during which customers can return it for a full refund, no questions asked.