Last Updated On April 23rd, 2019
If you are trying to determine whether the Puffy mattress or the Purple mattress is best for you, look no further! We conducted a head to head comparison on Puffy vs Purple so you can determine which one of these beds will best suit your individual sleep needs and preferences. Before we start the comparison, let’s briefly review the basics of each mattress.
The Puffy mattress is available in two different versions, the Original Puffy and the Puffy Lux, both have cooling cloud temperature regulation and are made of climate-adaptive materials. The Original Puffy is comprised of their patented Cooling Cloud foam, climate comfort foam, a base layer of firm core support foam and a stain-resistant removable cover. The Puffy Lux also has the cooling foam, climate regulating foam, firm core base and anti-stain cover. It also has an exclusive dual cloud layer that adapts to the body making it a bit thicker and softer.
The Purple mattress has two different varieties, the Original Purple and the New Purple, both are innovative and adaptable making them a great choice for most sleepers. The Original Purple is comprised of high-density support foam, plush comfort foam, a layer of hyper-elastic polymer referred to as the Smart Comfort Grid, and a responsive knit cover. The New Purple mattress has either a 2, 3, or 4-inch layer of the Smart Comfort Grid, Responsive Support Coils, a responsive knit cover, and Plexus side panels for added support and breathability.
Let’s Compare the Mattresses
To determine the winner of our Puffy vs Purple mattress comparison, we will review the beds in the following categories: Warranty and in-home trial length, the mattress thickness, motion isolation, temperature regulation, firmness in relation to sleeping positions, edge support, and pressure relief provided by contouring. Comparing these traits allowed us to declare an overall winner, in the end, keep reading to find out who comes out on top!
1. Warranty and In-Home Trial Length
The manufacturer’s warranty alerts you to the product’s durability. Mattresses are a large expense, you want to invest in one that is going to last you for a considerable amount of time. The in-home trial length also alerts you to the company’s confidence in its product’s likeability. Puffy and Purple do not have physical stores where you can try the beds out before purchasing. Aside from reviews from other customers, an in-home trial period is essential in determining whether an online mattress will suit your specific needs.
The Puffy mattress has a 101-night in-home trial with a lifetime warranty. We do not recommend keeping your mattress for more than 8-10 years but the lifetime warranty speaks volumes about Puffy’s confidence in their product regarding durability.
The Purple mattress has a 100-night in-home trial with a 10-year warranty. This is a lengthy trial period and warranty for any mattress.
Puffy definitely wins in the warranty and in-home trial length category due to their lifetime warranty and the additional day allotted for the in-home trial.
Mattress depth matters. Thickness can make a huge difference if the bed is for a small child, a woman in the last trimester of pregnancy, someone with a bad back, someone with arthritis, or any other form of limited mobility. Depending on your circumstances, you may benefit from having a mattress that is either thicker or thinner so you can easily get into and out of bed. A taller bed is best for people who cannot bend at the waist easily or have trouble standing from a low seated position. A shorter bed is best for shorter people and also people with certain types of arthritis.
The Original Puffy is 10 inches thick while the Lux measures at 12 inches. Purple’s Original mattress has a depth of 9.5 inches while the New Purple varies at 11, 12, and 13 inches.
Purple wins in the thickness category because they have four varying height options which mean they can accommodate any of your sleep needs related to bed height and ease of access.
3. Motion Transfer and Isolation
Isolating motion so it does not transfer across the surface of the bed is an important trait to seek out for light sleepers, you sleep with a partner, or with your pets. Proper motion isolation in a mattress allows you to sleep soundly and undisturbed from the movement caused by changing positions, or your partner getting into and out of bed at different times than you.
The Puffy mattress consists of a blend of layered foams that does an excellent job at managing motion transfer. All motion is absorbed by the foam and nearly eliminated before any transference can occur. Foam mattresses are known for having superior motion isolation and the Puffy mattress does not disappoint.
The Purple mattress has a Smart Comfort Grid that is designed specifically with motion isolation in mind. It is paired with layers of foam resulting in all motion isolation being nearly eliminated. The New Purple has coils, which generally are not known for having good motion isolation compared to foam beds. However, the hyper-elastic polymer virtually eliminates the motion transfer on the surface and it far surpasses its innerspring mattress predecessors.
The Purple mattress wins in the motion transfer and isolation category because, in addition to the energy absorbing layers of foam, it also has the innovative Smart Comfort Grid which increases the overall motion isolation in the bed.
4. Temperature Regulation
Temperature regulation and breathability are very important in a bed because they prevent overheating while you sleep. Overheating can lead to unnecessary tossing and turning which disturbs the quality of sleep you get. If you tend to sleep hot, you may even sweat while sleeping, unless you have a mattress that actively cools the surface of the bed.
The Puffy mattresses excel in the field of temperature regulation. Their patented Cooling Cloud foam is gel-infused to promote cooling while also helping stimulate airflow throughout the entire mattress. The second layer of the mattress is made from their patented Climate Comfort foam which is temperature neutral. It provides a slight cooling sensation when it’s warm, and a warming sensation when it’s cold.
The Purple mattresses feature the temperature neutral Smart Comfort Grid which helps regulate temperature and prevent overheating while sleeping. The New Purple Mattress features Plexus side panels around the base layer to aid in ventilation and airflow throughout the entire bed. The Purple does a great job with temperature regulation. However, they do not actively cool, which is one thing to consider if you know you sleep hotter than most people.
The Puffy wins in the temperature regulation category due to the active cooling, gel-infused layer on top which is supported by a temperature neutral second layer. Purple does a great job managing temperature but Puffy does it better.
5. Sleeping Position and Firmness
The level of support and firmness you need from your mattress is largely determined by your sleeping position. If you sleep on your side, you will most likely want a soft to a medium mattress to reduce pressure on your shoulder or hip. If you sleep on your stomach or on your back, you will want a medium to a firm mattress which promotes healthy spinal alignment. Either way, the firmness of a new bed should be one of the determining factors that help you decide if a mattress is right for you or not. Let’s see how Puffy vs Purple does on the firmness scale where 0 is the softest all the way to 10 being firmest.
The Original Puffy has a firmness level of 6 to 8 while the Lux is softer at 5 to 7.
The Original Purple is from 6 to 8 while The New Purple ranges in firmness from 4.5 to 6.5 depending on its thickness.
Both the Purple mattresses and Puffy can accommodate most sleepers, regardless of their sleeping position. However, when it comes to Puffy Mattress vs Purple, the Purple wins in the firmness area of this category due to its more customizable firmness design. Instead of getting a universal feel, you can fine-tune the firmness and maximize your comfort at the same time. However, if you are part of a couple with varying sleep needs you may want to consider compromising to a firmness level that suits both your needs simultaneously.
6. Edge Support
A mattress with ample edge support enables you to get into and out of the bed without feeling like you will slide off of the edge. This is especially important for people with limited mobility, children, and women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Edge support also maximizes the usable surface area of the mattress, some reviews even say that it increases by as much as 30% in some cases. This can be particularly important if you sleep with a partner and want to use as much surface area as possible.
The Puffy mattress uses high-quality dense foams to build its mattresses which enables it to have fairly good edge support. However, no specific precautions are taken to increase edge support in the Puffy bed aside from the dense base layer.
Similar to the Puffy, the Purple mattress does not take specific precautions in order to maximize edge support other than the high-quality dense foams used for the base and in construction. On the other hand, the New Purple mattress is different, its layer of compact coils paired with dense foams on the interior allows it to provide additional edge support.
The Purple, specifically the New Purple, wins the edge support category. Its supportive coils and dense foam simply does it better.
7. Ease of Cleaning
If you intend to keep your mattress for a long time, one thing you should think about is how to keep it clean. Do you often eat or drink in bed? Do you have children and/or pets that may have an accident in your bed? Then you might want to prioritize mattresses that are easy to clean. As most mattresses are difficult to clean, a removable, machine washable cover is the best and easiest solution for most people.
The Puffy mattress proudly boasts of its stain-resistant, removable, machine washable cover which can be taken off as often as needed. The cover fully enables you to consistently have a clean surface to lay on, regardless of whether or not you have had any spills or accidents.
With the Purple mattress, neither the Original Purple nor the New Purple has machine washable covers. Although, the Purple website recommends spot cleaning with laundry detergent when necessary to maintain cleanliness.
When it comes to Puffy vs Purple, the Puffy clearly wins when it comes to the ease of cleaning a mattress. Its removable cover will help ensure the cleanliness of your mattress. Customer reviews also mention how easy it is to clean.
For many people, affordability plays a large role in decision making, especially in a large purchase such as a mattress. When buying a new bed, for some, it is ok to shell out a large amount of money. You will spend close to a decade sleeping in it every night so you should be comfortable in order for your body to rest and restore.
The prices for the Puffy and Purple mattresses tend to fluctuate due to frequent sales and promotions. However, some generalizations can be made regarding how the mattresses compare when it comes to affordability. The New Purple is one of the more expensive options due to the addition of coils. The Original is listed as having the lowest price for the Purple brand. This puts Puffy in the middle of our chart according to listed price, but it should be noted that their price often drops to the same price, if not slightly lower than the Original Purple, due to the frequent sales Puffy promotes. Therefore, the Purple and the Puffy nearly tie in the affordability category but the Original Purple comes out on top because of the standard listed price.
And the Winner Is…
The winner of our Puffy vs Purple competition has been determined, but before the big reveal, let’s o back and do a quick review of what makes each mattress giant!
The Puffy has an exceptional lifetime warranty that comes with a 101 night in-home trial period. It also has superior temperature regulation and breathability. Additionally, it has a unique removable, machine washable cover and is affordable on most budgets.
The Purple won the affordability category and does a great job with motion isolation, temperature regulation, and support in any sleeping position. It also has a 100 night in-home trial period with an impressive 10-year warranty.
The Overall Winner Is the Purple Mattress!
In the head-to-head competition of Purple vs Puffy, The Purple Mattress won in four categories: mattress thickness, motion isolation, firmness and support for your sleeping position, and edge support. We love how the New Purple variety comes in different thickness and firmness levels. This gives it a customizable feel that supports you in any sleeping position. Also, it does well when it comes to ease of access to the bed itself. Additionally, you may prefer this mattress if you sleep with someone else who needs a different level of support and firmness than you. It is safe to say that the Purple is well worth the investment for any sleeper.
Which is your pick? Do you prefer the Puffy? How about the Purple? Let us know what you think in the comments section.