Puffy vs. Purple Comparison Reviews 2020

Puffy and Purple are two popular brands that made a big impact in the mattress industry.

Purple broke the internet with its Kickstarter campaign while Puffy made it in The Ellen DeGeneres show in 2017. In this review, we brought both brands to compare their original mattress models and identify their differences. After conducting intensive research and analysis based on customer reviews and tests, we come up with a verdict to help you shop. So, read on.

Puffy Mattress

  •  At a glance:An affordable soft foam mattress  
  • Headline: Puffy is an accredited business with an A+ rating and a guaranteed Lifetime Warranty. It also proved its worth in the industry for being the winner of the “2020 Best Mattress Blue” award.

Purple Mattress

  •  At a glance:  A purple foam mattress with a unique feel  
  • Headline: Ever since the Purple Mattress broke the internet, its performance is improved to offer some sleep that’s worth investing in. With premium features to support your body and budget, the original Purple comfort got the upgrade you might be looking for.

Quick Synopsis

Are you too busy to read through this entire mattress comparison? Don’t worry because skipping is not a problem here. So, here are the major difference between the Purple and Puffy Mattress:

Quick Comparison

  • Size – Both brands offer the standard sizes of mattresses but only the Purple Mattress comes in Split King size. However, it is a bit thinner than the Puffy Mattress.
  • Price – The Puffy Mattress is the winner in this round. Each mattress purchase also comes with $300 Off and a Free King pillow.
  • Comfort – If you’re a little overweight, the Purple Mattress might feel comfortable especially if you’re a side sleeper.

If you’re in the mood of reading a detailed review, feel free to scroll down. Our detailed comparison below will help you understand how we came up with these bulleted points.

Puffy Mattress

Best Puffy Mattress

Best For

  • Side, stomach, back, or combo sleepers
  • Anyone who tends to sweat more in sleep
  • Lightweight to average-weight sleepers
  • Sleepers who need extra back support
  • Those who want a longer warranty and trial night period

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Puffy is known for its affordable products that include mattresses, bases, bedding, and other bedroom products. For this review, we will focus on the brand’s original Puffy Mattress to know why customers love it.

Construction

The original Puffy Mattress has a 10 inches profile that contains 4 layers of materials. So, let’s start with its soft cover that is made with a blend of standard polyester and a small portion of lycra. This blend of material also made this removable cover stretchable and resistant to stain. Unzipping the cover, the Puffy Mattress has 2 layers of foams. The first layer is made of memory foam that is 2 inches thick. Compared with regular memory foams, this Cooling Cloud foam contains gel microbeads. Moreover, this top layer of foam has a density of 2.5 PCF. Moving on to its second foam, Purple has a versatile layer that acts as the comfort and transition layer. This 2 inches body adapting dual cloud Foam is made of temperature-resistant poly foam that prevents the body from sinking too deep. In addition to this Climate Comfort Foam, Puffy also has a foam core support layer that is 6 inches thick. This layer is made of high-density polyfoam with 1.5 PCF to prevent the mattress from sagging sooner.

Firmness

The Puffy Mattress has a medium firmness but it has a soft pillow-like feel to offer sufficient pressure relief. As fancy as its Cooling Cloud Foam sounds, it doesn’t feel like any standard memory foam which makes it interesting. It feels a bit airy and light which is comfortable to snuggle into. Paired with the Climate Comfort Foam, the Puffy Mattress feels better as it helps relieve pressure points. Whether you’re a side, stomach, or back sleeper, this mattress can help maintain your spine’s proper alignment. However, some stomach and back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds might encounter some uncomfortable feeling due to sinking deeper. Thus, the mattress might also feel softer under its weight.

Support

When it comes to the level of support, the Puffy Mattress is not that superb. Lightweight and average-weight sleepers may feel very comfortable with their level of support they get. However, that is not the case for heavier sleepers, especially in the case of its edge support. The mattress tends to tip whenever weight is applied on the edge. This is quite noticeable when sitting or lying on the edge of the bed which makes it inconvenient for some. Under the heavyweight for a prolonged period on regular bases, the edges may lose their support and sag sooner than expected. Thus, those heavyweight sleepers who suffer from back pain or other joint pains should consider this first. You might want to look for a mattress that has stronger edge support as well if you share your bed. Furthermore, it doesn’t contour well to the body just in case you’re looking for a hug from your mattress. On the other hand, the Puffy Mattress has good motion isolation. If the edge support is not a big concern for you, you will love its motion isolation feature. This comes in handy for those who have a partner that takes bathroom breaks frequently at night. You won’t feel much motion transfer even if he/she gets in/out of bed multiple times. Even those who share their beds with their hyperactive pets might find this helpful.

Temperature Regulation

Memory foam is not only popular in the mattress industry for its softness but also for the heat that it traps. For those hot sleepers, sleeping on this kind of mattress will only cause discomfort and night sweats. To solve this issue, Puffy used the Climate Comfort foam to integrate an advanced temperature-stabilizing layer in the mattress. Thus, this layer is responsible for preventing any sudden temperature swing that can disturb your deep sleep. At the same time, the Puffy Mattress has a Cooling Gel Cloud layer that is designed to be breathable. This layer helps optimize the temperature control of the mattress while you sleep. It does its job by absorbing heat and keeping the mattress cool to the touch thanks to its cooling gel beads.

Purple Mattress

Best Purple Mattress

Best For

  • Anyone who wants an instant “no pressure” support
  • Stomach, back, heavy side sleepers, or combo sleepers
  • Warm or hot sleepers
  • Sensitive sleepers who have asthma or allergies
  • Couples who seek motion isolation feature

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Like Puffy, Purple also offers a wide range of products from mattresses to pillows, seat cushions, bedding, bed frames, and pet beds. To make it easier for customers to choose between Puffy and Purple, we will also review the original Purple Mattress.

Construction

Compared with the Puffy Mattress with 10 inches profile, the Purple Mattress is only 9.5 inches tall. But aside from being well-known for its color, the Purple Mattress is also constructed with superior materials to ensure its quality. Now, let’s check out its 4 layers of materials starting with its cover that is made of soft flex fabric. This cover is made of such as 29% viscose, 4% lycra (all +/- 5%), and 67% polyester. Also, this fabric that weighs 450g has a non-toxic wave knit barrier. This means that it is safe even if it’s not chemically treated to resist fire. Under its cover is the popular Purple Grid layer that is 2 inches thick. Made of 100% hyper-elastic polymer materials with stitch bonds, the Purple Grid layer has a non-toxic polyethylene copolymer powder coating. Meanwhile, its middle layer is 3.5 inches polyurethane foam that has 1.8 pounds density. Of course, this middle layer is also added as CertiPUR-US certified foam. For its base layer, the Purple Mattress has thick polyurethane foam that is 4 inches tall. This layer has 2 pounds density since it serves as the foundation of the mattress.

Firmness

Specifically designed to support your entire back, the original Purple Mattress has a medium-firm feel. Its layers of materials feel firmer and more supportive compared with the original Puffy Mattress. On a scale of 1 to 10, the comfort level of this mattress is closer to a 6.5 rating. The Purple Mattress has patented technology and a distinct feel that allows its layers of foams to conform to your body. Thus, lying on it feels like you are floating even before sleep takes you to the dreamland. Its firmness is enough to keep sleepers from sinking too much into the mattress and feel stuck. All kinds of sleepers can take advantage of its body-contouring comfort due to its Purple Grid layer. Just like the original Puffy, this Purple mattress can also promote proper spine alignment to help improve your sleep.

Support

Now that we already mentioned the construction and level of comfort of the Purple Mattress, let’s get down to its support. Whether you sleep solo or not, don’t forget to check how supportive the mattress is first. This plays an important role not only for back sleepers but also for other sleeping positions. The mattress feels great for lightweight and average-weight sleepers but heavyweight sleepers can also enjoy the support it offers. The Purple Grid layer is there to dynamically flex under your pressure. This means that your shoulders, back, and hips can gain the most benefit while it cradles your body. With an instant and balanced “no pressure” support, the Purple Mattress feels much better than any regular foam mattress. Moreover, it has decent edge support that can prevent you from falling off the bed due to its high-density foam. As much as we like its dual-layer comfort foam that is responsive, its motion isolation performance is not that impressive. Regardless, this model is built to last using hypoallergenic and high-density foam.

Temperature Regulation

The Purple Mattress has a custom SoftFlex cover with a wave knit design that feels super soft. But aside from allowing the fabric to match the maximum stretchability of the Purple Grid, it is also breathable. Therefore, the fabric alone helps promote better airflow throughout the mattress to give you a cool sleep. Of course, we can’t forget its famous Purple Grid layer which has about 2,500 air channels. Each channel in the layer provides a temperature regulation solution to neutralize your body heat. Together, the breathable cover and Purple Grid layer prevent the mattress from overheating and making you sweat while sleeping.

Differences

First things first, the Puffy Mattress is slightly taller than the Purple Mattress. But that issue isn’t that big a deal compared with the following points. Even though both are considered as foam mattresses, Purple went beyond customers’ expectation by creating its Purple Grid layer. If Puffy has gel-infused memory foam to adapt to your body curves and sleep positions while Purple has the Purple Grid. However, the latter contours better to the body to eliminate pressure points.

Even without cooling gel beads, the Purple Mattress has the Purple Grid’s air channels to absorb your body heat; then, the mattress pushes it out of the mattress for a cooler feel. Both mattresses provide comfort and pressure relief. However, Puffy excels more in motion isolation while Purple excels in edge support. When it comes to the cover, Puffy has a Zip-N-Wash cover which is easier to clean since it is removable. It is also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified to guarantee the quality of your sleep. Puffy also has a longer trial night period and a lifetime warranty to take advantage from. Looking closer at its price, Puffy costs $495 (Twin), $525 (Twin XL), $695 (Full), $850 (Queen), and $1,050 (King and Cal King). Meanwhile, Purple costs $649 (Twin), $749 (Twin XL), $949 (Full), $1,099 (Queen), $1,399 (King and Cal King), and $1,498 (Split King).

As you can see, Puffy is the more affordable option. But when it comes to safety, Purple has an edge due to its hypoallergenic construction.

Verdict

Are you still torn between the Puffy and Purple Mattress? If yes, then here are some points that you can consider to make your final decision:

Do you want a body-contouring mattress?

If you want a mattress that contours better without making you feel stuck, the Purple Mattress is a better option.

How much is your budget?

If you’re looking for an affordable mattress, the Puffy Mattress is more practical. But if you want a Split King mattress, the Purple is your only option between the two.

Jones
 

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