Puffy vs. Purple Mattress Comparison

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A question facing every mattress buyer is, “What makes one mattress different from the other?”

Newer mattresses with body-conforming foam designs are a current choice for many people who haven’t purchased a mattress in the last five to 10 years. Modern technology and design has helped companies develop mattresses that seem more “space age” than down to earth. Comparing the Puffy Lux Mattress to theThe New Purple® Mattress clearly shows these advancements.

Let’s compare two of the popular mattresses available online today.

Features

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Mattress Type

Plush Cloud Foam

Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™

Firmness

6-8 (Medium)

Firm, Medium, or Soft

Thickness

12"

9.5-11.5"

Weight /Queen

75 lbs

Up to 168 lbs

Cover 

Zip-N-Wash

1st Layer

3" Cooling Cloud Gel Foam

2", 3", or 4" Hyper-Elastic Polymer™

2nd Layer

Plush Dual Cloud Layer

1" 2.0 lbs Density Polyurethane Foam

3rd Layer

N/A

N/A

Base Layer

7" Firm Core Support Foam

7.5" Responsive Support Coils

Other Features

CertiPUR-US Certified Foam
Donations To Children In Need
Made in USA

CertiPUR-US Certified Foam
Polyester Fire Retardant
Made in USA

Price/Queen

$1150.00

$999

Shipping

Free

Free

Trial Period

101 Nights

365 Nights

Warranty

Lifetime

Lifetime

Deals

$200 Off

Free Pillow or Free Bed Sheets

Reviews

Puffy and Purple are both reputable box mattress brands. Take a look at the product reviews below to get a better idea of what sleepers have to say about these memorable mattresses.

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Key Comparisons

It’s almost too much fun, and too relaxing, comparing the Puffy Lux Mattress and The New Purple Mattress. Each has quality features that provide a relaxing sleep with personal comfort in mind with every step of modern design.

Materials & Durability

Most of the latest and greatest mattresses will have some overlap in design and materials. Hey, somewhere, someone saw something and decided to create a similar version of a mattress they liked. It actually helps consumers because a standard mattress ordered online will feel more like a customized personal option once it arrives.

Foam is front-and-center as a keystone material with new mattresses. Puffy and Purple both employ CertiPUR-US foam that is free of harmful chemicals. Traditional foam manufacturing yields unhealthy levels of formaldehyde or even heavy metals such as lead or mercury. It’s amazing these toxins are still anywhere near mattresses. CertiPUR-US foam is environmentally friendly which is good, but I really like that it keeps toxins out of my bedroom.

 Durability is going to lean toward Purple over Puffy simply because Purple has been around longer as a company designing comfort materials. Each of these mattresses is new to the market within the past few years, so long-term durability ratings are yet to be seen. Buyer reviews are showing both mattresses delivering solid performance over months of use.

Puffy Lux

Puffy Lux has four main layers that add up to a 12-inch thick mattress. The top layer is the Cooling Cloud gel-infused foam designed to increase airflow around the body while sleeping. Puffy describes the convection and conduction technology of this four-inch thick foam as an innovative method of pushing heat away from your body. Exactly how much airflow increases has yet to be verified compared to a traditional mattress, but Puffy has plenty of reviews swearing by the “cooler” aspect of this mattress.

Sandwiched in the middle of the mattress are the Climate Comfort Foam and Plush Dual Cloud Layers. These help your body feel cool when the air is warm and warm when the air is cool. The layers add stability when you’re moving around on the bed and support pressure points to aid relaxation.

Puffy’s base layer is a seven-inch thick Firm Core support foam designed to outperform other foam mattresses sold online. Puffy touts the strength and durability of its base layer and believes you won’t have to worry about finding your sweet spot of comfort on your new mattress.

The stretch-knit cover wraps around all layers of the mattress and is stain-resistant. The cover easily unzips for removal and machine washing as needed.

The New Purple® Mattress

The New Purple Mattress is an advanced reinvention of the Original Purple Mattress that jumped into the marketplace a half decade ago. Depending on comfort level ordered – firm, medium, or soft – Purple will range in thickness from 9.5 to 11.5 inches. Multiple layers and the proprietary materials make this mattress heavier than most foam mattresses. By comparison, Puffy weighs 75 pounds for a queen size versus 168 pounds the same size Purple.

Cooling technology is gains high marks for Purple with its Smart Comfort Grid™ that dissipates body heat by stimulating air flow from its high-tech design straight from the minds of the creators. This Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ layer ranges in two, three, or four-inch thicknesses from firm (two inches) to soft (four inches) with medium (three inches) rounding things out.

Much of the weight falls in the 7.5-inch base layer of responsive support coils that help support varying sleep patterns. These coils are encased in fabric and designed to adjust in unison with your body movements.

 An interesting twist to the mattress cover is that its knitted design is fire retardant without using any chemical treatment. Spot cleaning with mild detergent keeps the cover looking nice.

Sleeping Positions

It’s always amusing to me that mattress companies stereotype sleeping positions for everyone as either back, belly, or side. Just watch an online video of different people sleeping through the night and it appears anything as simple as three positions. I’m not sure how people contort into wild sleeping positions, but we’ll stick to industry descriptions for comparison.

Puffy Lux Mattress

Puffy designed the Lux to support all types of sleepers, including those that wander all over the bed throughout the night or hang limbs off the edge of the bed. Puffy claims that the Lux helps lessens back and joint pain by removing pressure points while also aiding in blood circulation. The firmness of the mattress can also support natural spine alignment and boost energy levels.

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Puffy’s firmness may not hold up with folks carrying more than 230 pounds of body weight. Otherwise, sleepers may toss and turn less, as the mattress adjusts to body weight.

Purple Mattress

The option to choose firmness – soft, medium, firm – in the Purple mattress is a bonus for anyone not fitting into standard back, belly, or side stereotypes. Purple touts its latest design as “engineered for every body.” The science behind Purple allows it to adjust as your body moves to lessen pressure points. Sleeping on Purple is similar to cuddling with a cool pillow.

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Purple is a heavyweight among foam mattresses at more than 100 pounds. This added weight allows the company to claim its mattress will support a single sleeper weighing in up to 600 pounds. Anyone lighter than that should enjoy varying levels of comfort.

Body Contouring 

Purple is a heavyweight among foam mattresses at more than 100 pounds. This added weight allows the company to claim its mattress will support a single sleeper weighing in up to 600 pounds. Anyone lighter than that should enjoy varying levels of comfort.

Puffy Mattress

Puffy rates its mattress as a “medium firm” comfort level that matches medical recommendations for support and cushioning. This “sweet spot” of support is bolstered by Puffy’s unique foam material that adapts to your body as it moves around while sleeping. The firmness – which comes from the combination of the base layer and gel-infused upper foam – helps properly align your spine, regardless of your body shape.

The New Purple Mattress

The latest Purple mattress offers three levels of firmness – soft, medium, firm – as it improves on more than 20 years of mattress technology used in medical beds. Purple refers to its comfort-inducing patented foam material as “amazing” in stopping painful pressure points while aligning your spine while sleeping. Purple is heralded by purchases for its ability to cradle your body for stress-relieving sleep.

Comfort Commitment

Buying a mattress is considered an eight-year commitment which is frankly, longer than most marriages today. No one seeks to break up with that special someone, and mattress companies don’t want you ditching them for the next spooning-friendly competitor.

To keep you vested in their mattresses (without a pre-nuptial agreement), Puffy and Purple offer assurances you’ll love what they’re selling.

The trial period after purchase from Puffy is 101 nights compared to 100 nights for Purple. Both have warranties, but Puffy excels here with a lifetime warranty versus the 10-year warranty from Purple. And if that first few nights on either mattress is a total flop, both Puffy and Purple offer free shipping to you and free shipping for returns.

Puffy is faster on delivery, saying your mattress can arrive in five business days versus Purple which estimates three to four weeks for home delivery.

For many buyers, it’s also important that both mattresses are made in the U.S.A.

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