Puffy vs. Nectar Comparison Reviews For 2020

Bed-in-a-box memory foam mattresses are on the rise and Puffy and Nectar are definitely on top of the list.

In this showdown of foam mattresses, we will see which one gets more points based on certain factors. Will it be the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress or the original Puffy Mattress? We will break down their layers and special features to identify their differences.

Nectar Mattress

  •  At a glance:Affordable and eco-friendly memory foam mattress  
  • Headline: From mattresses to bases and beddings, Nectar is an award-winning brand that produces high-quality products for the past years. From floor to regular bed frame or adjustable base, its award-winning layers of comfort are sealed at an affordable price

Puffy Mattress

  •  At a glance:Soft and versatile foam mattress  
  • Headline: Puffy is an accredited business with an A+ rating and Lifetime Warranty that guarantees its top-notch customer service. Puffy also proved its worth in the industry for winning the “2020 Best Mattress Blue” award for its foam mattress.

Quick Synopsis

We understand that most people nowadays prefer the fastest ways to grab things. Thus, we already prepared the major differences between these bed-in-a-box foam mattresses:

Quick Comparison

  • Feel –Puffy feels softer with its medium feel while Nectar is medium-firm
  • Mattress cover –Puffy has a stain-resistant and machine washable cover while Nectar has asoft and cool quilted cover made of Tencel
  • Price –Nectar is more budget-friendly when it comes to the bigger sizes but Puffy’s smaller sizes are $4 to $74 cheaper

These are the main differences that we noticed between the Nectar and Puffy Mattress. But if you want to take your mattress shopping into the next level, we recommend reading our detailed review below.

Nectar Mattress

Best For

  • Customers who prefer a breathable foam mattress
  • Couples who need more support and motion isolation
  • Shoppers who want an affordable mattress
  • Those who suffer from hips and back pain
  • Anyone who loves lots of freebies

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For this review, we will focus on its original Nectar Memory Foam Mattress which first caught the customers’ attention.

Construction

The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress has an 11 inches profile which consists of“five layers of life-changing comfort”. So let’s start with its enhanced mattress cover. This quilted memory foam mattress cover serves as a soft and airy top layer to the mattress. If you love winter, its texture might tempt you to make snow angels while faced down.  For its second material, the Nectar Mattress has a layer of memory foam that is infused with gel beads. This memory foam helps distribute your body weight equally around the mattress to prevent feeling lumps anywhere. For its third layer of material, it has second memory foam with adaptive hi-core design. Thus, you don’t have to worry about sleeping on a mattress that feels like quicksand. For its fourth layer of material and thickest foam, there is the base layer that weighs 5 pounds. This layer makes sure that all the previously mentioned layers of memory foams on top are stabilized. For the final layer of the Nectar Mattress, it has the bottom mattress cover. Compared with the usual mattress covers, Nectar made sure that it can keep the mattress from moving or slipping.

Nectar Has a Dense Foam Feel

If you’re a fan of memory foams, the Nectar Mattress has 3 layers of memory foams to satisfy your desires. Thus, it has a dense memory foam feel compared with the original Puffy Mattress. The mattress feels firm at first when you sit or lay down so it doesn’t allow much sinkage. But since this mattress consists of memory foams, you will feel that the top layers slowly conform to your body. It may take a few seconds to conform to your body curves compared with less dense memory foams. Still, the Nectar Mattress is a nice choice if you like sleeping on thick memory foam.

Nectar is Firmer than Puffy

When it comes to the level of comfort, the Nectar Mattress is a bit firm compared with the original Puffy Mattress. Despite being a foam mattress, you will notice that it doesn’t allow much sinkage, especially along your shoulders and hips. On a scale of 1 to 10, we can say that the Nectar feels just right with a 6.5 rating. This can be considered as medium-firm on the firmness scale. Still, the Nectar Mattress is loved by all types of sleepers regardless of their preferred sleeping position. It provides enough support for stomach and back sleepers. Even side sleepers find it comfortable once the top layers conformed to their curves. Its adaptive memory foam layers can help relieve common pressure points under your shoulders, hips, and legs. Thus, you can avoid waking up with sore muscles every day.

Puffy Mattress

Best For

  • Sleepers who want a cooler mattress
  • Those who need extra back support
  • Anyone who wants a stain-resistant cover for extra mattress protection
  • Petite to medium size individuals
  • Loyal customers of products that are made in the US

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From its selection of mattresses, we will compare the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress with the original Puffy Mattress.

Construction

The original Puffy Mattress has a 10 inches profile that is thinner than the Nectar Mattress. It also has 4 layers of materials only which include its soft cover that is made with standard polyester. It also has a small portion of lycra to make the cover stretchable and resistant to stain. To make the mattress easier to clean, you can also remove the Zip-N-Wash cover for seasonal deep cleaning. This will remove the buildup of dirt and germs from the mattress’s regular use. Rest assured that every Puffy Mattress is also encased in an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified cover. Checking under the cover, it has a layer of Cooling Cloud foam that is 2 inches thick. It has a density of 2.5 PCF to cushion your body.Compared with regular memory foams mattresses, this layer is infused with gel microbeads. For its third layer of material, the Puffy Mattress has the 2 inches Climate Comfort Foam. This versatile adapting dual cloud foam serves as the comfort and transition foam. At the same time, it can help prevent your body from sinking too deep. Next to this is a layer of Firm Core Support Foam that is 6 inches tall. This polyfoam has a 1.5 PCF density to provide body-contouring support while you sleep.

Puffy Has a Neutral Foam Feel

The Puffy Mattress has 3 layers of foams that give it a neutral foam feel. Its top layer feels a bit airy and light which makes it comfortable to burrow into even if you’re just reading. Its soft pillow-like feel also comes in handy to relieve pressure points. But since its Cooling Cloud Foam is thinner and not like any standard memory foam, Puffy has a unique feel. In fact, the mattress feels closer to neutral foam.

This means that the original Puff Mattress feels soft and comfortable enough to snuggle in. However, its top layers can’t conform to your curves as the Nectar Mattress does. Nonetheless, getting a mattress with true memory foam or neutral feel is not a big issue. It’s a matter of personal preference since both are comfortable in their way.

Puffy is Softer than Nectar

The original Puffy Mattress has a medium feel so it feels softer than the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress. On a scale of 1 to 10, we’d say that the Puffy Mattress has a 5 rating. With its combined layers of foams, the bed provides a nice balance of comfort and support. This allows the mattress to accommodate all types of sleepers from the side, back, stomach, and combo sleepers.

The Cooling Cloud and Firm Core Support Foam are designed to adapt to your body. Moreover, these layers provide sufficient support for back and stomach sleepers as they shift in bed during their sleep. Side sleepers can also get enough pressure relief along their shoulders and hips. Based on the mentioned points above, both beds can work different sleeping positionsalthoughNectar is a little firmer.

Mattress Affordability

Aside from checking the features and quality of these mattresses, it is also worth comparing their prices. Puffy is more affordable than Nectar when it comes to small mattress sizes. Puffy’s prices range from $495 to $695 (Twin, Twin XL, and Full) while Nectar’s prices range from $499 to $699. But when it comes to larger sizes, Nectar is more affordable. The Nectar costs between $799 to $999 (Queen, King, and California King) while Puffy costs between $850 to $1,050. Both brands are usually available on discounts so shopping can be tempting. However, be sure to consider their available promos too for more savings. For instance, Nectar comes with $399 worth freebies that include a mattress protector, sheet set, and 2 pillows. You can also save $175-$300 on add-ons. Puffy, on the other hand, offers $300 off on each mattress purchase plus a free King pillow.

What Nectar and Puffy Have in Common?

As mentioned above, the Puffy and Nectar mattresses have differences when it comes to the level of comfort, firmness, and price tags. Still, we also noted some similarities between these mattresses.

Not Ideal for Sleepers over 250 Pounds

The Puffy Mattress has a well-balanced level of comfort and support while the Nectar Mattress has firmer supportive layers. Puffy provides minimal bounce which can minimize the motion transfer around the mattress. Meanwhile, Nectar has medical-grade Viscoelastic foam and 9.2-grade adaptive hi-core foam to provide support and minimize soft tissue deformations. However, these mattresses might feel less supportive for heavier sleepers who weigh over 250 pounds. For instance, heavier sleepers can cause the Puffy Mattress to tip a bit by sitting or lying down on the edge. With regular use, their edge can lose its support sooner so we don’t highly recommend them to heavyweight sleepers. Even if the Puffy and Nectar mattress has dense foam foundations, heavier sleepers might sink deeper and leave permanent indentations.  Innerspring mattresses still have more resistance against heavy pressure compared with dense foams that stabilize the bed. Therefore, we recommend these mattresses for lightweight to medium-weight sleepers for the best results.

Temperature Regulation

Contrary to what most people think, the mattress is not the main reason why people usually sleep cool or warm. Both beds are designed with sleep temperature neutral properties. Puffy made its Cooling Gel Cloud and Climate Comfort foams more breathable using advanced temperature stabilizing technology for temperature control. These layers prevent the mattress from overheating or triggering sudden changes in temperature that can disturb your sleep. Meanwhile, the Nectar Mattress is designed to ensure non-stop airflow through each layer of the mattress. Its removable cover is made with Tencel long-staple fiber to give you the first layer of cooling relief. At the same time, its gel memory foam absorbs the excess body heat then disseminates it around the mattress. Even Nectar’s high vegetable-based super core foam is eco-friendly and breathable. Still, the climate you live in, air conditioning, and type of sheets have a bigger impact on your sleeping temperature. Thus, you can’t always blame your mattress for causing your sleep interruption whenever you feel hot or cold.

Verdict

For the final take, here are some points that you can consider to make up your mind:

How much is your budget?

If your budget is between $700 to $800 for a Queen size, the Nectar Mattress is ideal. But if you have a higher budget or money is not an issue, the Puffy Mattress is a great choice. It is 100% made in the USA with a more efficient cover that is removable and stain-resistant.

What is your preferred comfort level in a mattress?

The Puffy Mattress is a nice choice if you want a softer mattress with neutral foam feel. Meanwhile, the Nectar Mattress is for those who want a firmer memory foam bed.

Jones
 

I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.