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Puffy vs. Casper – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Brad Nehring.

The Bottom Line.

  • Both the Casper and Puffy mattresses are made of memory foam and offer medium firmness.
  • The Capser ranks especially well for temperature regulation.
  • The Puffy ranks well for light and average weight sleepers looking for motion and noise isolation.

12,156 Verified Customer Experiences

95 Unique Review Sources

178 Hours of Lab Testing

6 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Puffy Mattress
  • Casper Mattress
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Puffy vs. Casper Mattress Overview

Casper has been making mattresses and bedding since 2014.The brand’s original mattress, the Casper, features polyfoam and memory foam layers. A high-density polyfoam layer makes up the base for support and firmness. The Casper measures 12 inches thick, and  is considered medium in terms of firmness, ranking at 5.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Puffy began in 2016 and currently manufactures two mattresses. The Puffy is the flagship mattress. Constructed of three layers of foam, it measures 10 inches thick and ranks a 5 on the 1- 10 firmness scale. The upper layer of the Puffy is climate-adaptive foam that breathes well, keeping the bed from getting too hot or cold. The bottom layer provides balanced support while continuing to the body giving it a sleeping “in” feeling rather than sleeping “on.” The middle layer is a comfort pressure relief foam.

Please note: Both Casper and Puffy offer other mattresses in addition to the models listed above. Casper mattresses include:

Puffy also makes:

  • Puffy Lux: all three layers of the original Puffy mattress with an additional layer of countrouring foam

In this guide, we’ll compare the Casper flagship mattress to the original Puffy memory foam mattress. Both mattresses share similarities like three layers of foam construction, but they also differ in significant areas including price, firmness, and warranty. This guide will compare both beds in terms of pricing, construction, and performance, and also discuss shipping, returns, and warranty policies of both brands.

Ratings Comparison

Puffy

Casper

MATTRESS TYPE FoamFoam
FIRMNESS 55.5
PRICE RANGE $850.00$995.00
AVAILABILITY onlineonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL 101 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH Lifetime Warranty10 Year, Limited
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  • Puffy
  • Casper

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Puffy
  • Casper
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

The Puffy mattress uses slightly less dense foams which should be durable for lighter sleepers but won't last as long for heavier sleepers (230lbs+) with nightly use.

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Durability

The Puffy mattress uses slightly less dense foams which should be durable for lighter sleepers but won't last as long for heavier sleepers (230lbs+) with nightly use.

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Motion Isolation

The Puffy mattress isolates motion very well making it a good option for couples or easily disturbed sleepers

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Motion Isolation

The Puffy mattress isolates motion very well making it a good option for couples or easily disturbed sleepers

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Off-gassing

The Puffy has some potential for offgassing which should dissapate within a few days of unboxing

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Off-gassing

The Puffy has some potential for offgassing which should dissapate within a few days of unboxing

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Sex

The Puffy is a very conforming memory foam mattress making it less "bouncy" (responsive) so less ideal for sex compared to other mattress types

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Sex

The Puffy is a very conforming memory foam mattress making it less "bouncy" (responsive) so less ideal for sex compared to other mattress types

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Temperature Neutrality

The Puffy performs adequately in creating a cool sleep environment as a memory foam mattress.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Puffy performs adequately in creating a cool sleep environment as a memory foam mattress.

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Edge Support

The Puffy has decent edge support, which puts it on par with similarly constructed memory foam mattresses

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Edge Support

The Puffy has decent edge support, which puts it on par with similarly constructed memory foam mattresses

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Noise

The Puffy mattress will be silent when bearing weight so noise isn't a concern.

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Noise

The Puffy mattress will be silent when bearing weight so noise isn't a concern.

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Durability

Owners report that Casper models perform fairly well after long-term use, but the company has only been in business for three years and it may be too early to accurately gauge the lifespan of these mattresses.

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Durability

Owners report that Casper models perform fairly well after long-term use, but the company has only been in business for three years and it may be too early to accurately gauge the lifespan of these mattresses.

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Motion Isolation

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, according to owners.

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Motion Isolation

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, according to owners.

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Off-gassing

Some Casper owners report moderate off-gassing when the mattress is new.

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Off-gassing

Some Casper owners report moderate off-gassing when the mattress is new.

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Sex

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy given it's construction so is just ok for sex which is on par with most mixed foam mattresses.

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Sex

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy given it's construction so is just ok for sex which is on par with most mixed foam mattresses.

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Temperature Neutrality

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

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Temperature Neutrality

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

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Edge Support

The Casper offers minimal edge support and sinkage aorund the perimeter is likely over time.

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Edge Support

The Casper offers minimal edge support and sinkage aorund the perimeter is likely over time.

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Noise

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Casper Mattress is Good for...
  • Those who want a mattress you can sink into, and feel it conform around the body.
  • Those who sleep with a partner and are looking for motion isolation, so neither can feel movement from the other.
  • Those with sensitive pressure points in shoulders, back, elbows, hips, or knees that get sore from sleeping.
The Puffy Mattress is Good for...
  • Those looking for an affordable memory foam mattress in the medium-firmness range.
  • Those who sleep with a partner and are easily disturbed by movement or noise.
  • Those who live in locations with more extreme seasonal weather.

Sleep Position Ratings

Casper Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Casper’s three-layer comfort system offers a conforming feeling, improved spinal alignment, and pressure point relief. The medium firmness makes it optimal for those in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds), as well as side and back sleepers. The Capser is highly rated in motion isolation and makes almost no noise with movement, making it a good option for couples or those who wake easily from disturbances.

Puffy Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Puffy mattress rates well for temperature neutrality thanks to the top two layers constructed with breathable foam that doesn’t trap heat in the mattress. This makes it a good option for sleepers who sleep hot or live in temperate climates. The Puffy mattress conforms to the body and gives the sleeper a feeling of sleeping in the mattress, rather than on top of the mattress. It rates “excellent” in both motion isolation and noise, making it a great choice for couples looking for undisturbed sleep. Based on our testing, sleepers under 230 pounds found it comfortable for all sleeping positions (back, side, and stomach).

  • Puffy
  • Casper
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose the Casper if...

  • You like the feeling of a mattress hugging your body.
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less.
  • You experience frequent body aches and pains.
  • You and/or your partner wake up easily from mattress noise or movement.

Choose the Puffy Mattress if...

  • You weigh 230 pounds or less.
  • You are looking for a memory foam mattress that sleeps cool.
  • You like the feeling of a mattress hugging your body.
  • You are looking for a mattress that isolates movement.

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $495 The Puffy $595 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $525 The Puffy $645 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Full $695 The Puffy $895 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Queen $850 The Puffy $995 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    King $1,050 The Puffy $1,195 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $1,050 The Puffy $1,195 The Casper

Mattress Construction

Next let’s look at how the Casper and Puffy Mattress models are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Casper Puffy
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 5 (Medium)
Thickness 12″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 69 lbs.
Support Core Components 7.5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 6″ 1.5 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 2.5 PCF Gel Memory Foam
2″ Temperature-resistant Polyfoam
Cover Composition 100% Polyester 100% Polyester

How Is the Casper Built?

The Casper has three layers of comfort foam that provides a medium firmness. The top and bottom layers are polyfoam and the middle layer is memory foam. A high-density polyfoam base layer reinforces the bed and helps maintain an even and supportive sleep surface. It also has a soft polyester cover.

Together, these layers provide conforming support to the body and encourage spinal alignment during sleep. All three layers of foam are open-cell, meaning they’re breathable and allow hot air to escape. The Casper sleeps fairly cool compared to other memory-foam mattress.

The Casper isolates motion well and is almost silent when bearing weight. The queen size weighs 71 pounds, which is quite light for a memory foam mattress. Because of this, it’s easy to rotate the mattress as recommended.

How Is the Puffy Built?

The Puffy mattress is constructed with three foam layers. Puffy’s “cooling cloud” top layer is a non-latex foam that promotes ventilation, releasing any hot air. The cooling cloud layer allows the Puffy mattress to sleep much cooler than other foam mattresses. The center foam layer provides pressure relief on areas like shoulders, hips, and knees, that can suffer on an uncomfortable mattress. The bottom layer is a firm core support that promotes spinal alignment while sleeping.

The Puffy mattress cover is soft polyester and is stain resistant and machine washable. All components of the Puffy mattress are made in the US. The queen-size weighs 69 pounds, fairly lightweight for a memory-foam mattress.

Casper Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Free in the contiguous US. $100 for shipping to Alaska or Hawaii

  • Warranty 10 years limited

  • Made In California with materials made in the US

  • Trial Period Details

    Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Casper mattress.

    The Casper mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial that begins the day the mattress reaches the customer’s house. The bed doesn’t require a break-in period so customers may return the mattress at anytime within the 100-night trial period.

    Contact Casper customer service to start the return process. Casper works with local and national charities to donate the returned mattresses. The company will arrange for a courier to pick up the mattress from the owner’s residence and take it to the donation center. Casper will fully refund the payment in the original form.

  • Warranty

    Casper offers a 10-year limited warranty. 

    The Casper mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. If a manufacturing defect occurs within those 10 years, Casper will repair or replace the mattress. Casper mattress qualify under warranty if used for the intended purposes and on a bed base that is structurally capable of supporting the weight of both the mattress and its users.

    The warranty covers material and workmanship defects including:

    • Indentations deeper than one inch that do not result from improper foundational support.
    • Any physical flaw that causes the mattress to split or crack beyond normal wear and tear.
    • Manufacturing defects that affect the cover zipper.

    The mattress owner will not pay any shipping fees to replace or repair the mattress if the defect is covered in the warranty and occurs within 10 years of ownership.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and in a box.

     

    Where Do They Ship?

    Casper ships to all 50 states and Canada.

     

    White Glove Delivery?

    White Glove delivery is available for an additional $149.

     

    Full Shipping Details

    Casper mattresses usually ship within one to two business days after placing an order. The mattress typically arrives two to seven days after order placement.

     

    Old Mattress Removal?

    Old mattress removal is available with White Glove delivery service for an additional fee of $149.

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Puffy Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 101 nights

  • Shipping Free in the contiguous US. Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii starts at $150

  • Warranty Lifetime, non-prorated

  • Made In US with materials made in the US

  • Trial Period

    Puffy offers a 101-night sleep trial for the Puffy mattress.

    The Puffy mattress comes with a 101-night sleep trial that begins the day the mattress is delivered. The Puffy company feels that mattresses can take a few nights to get used to. They recommend sleeping on the mattress for a minimum of 14 nights, and require a 14 day break-in period before a mattress can be returned. Puffy accepts returns after that breaking-in period until night 101.

    To initiate a return, contact Puffy’s support team. The company will arrange for the mattress to be donated to a local or national charity. The original form of payment will be refunded in full.

  • Warranty

    Puffy offers a lifetime warranty. 

    Puffy offers a lifetime warranty on their mattresses for only the original owner. Puffy mattress qualify under warranty if used for the intended purposes and on a bed base that is structurally capable of supporting the weight of the mattress and its users.

    The warranty covers material and workmanship defects including:

    • Indentations deeper than one and a half inches that do not result from improper use or inadequate foundational support.
    • Any physical flaw that causes the mattress to split or crack beyond normal wear and tear.

    If a mattress defect is covered by the warranty, Puffy will replace the mattress with a new mattress. Shipping costs will be covered by Puffy so long as the mattress is found to be defective in accordance to the warranty.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and in a box.

     

    Where Do They Ship?

    Puffy ships to all 50 states in the US.

     

    White Glove Delivery

    Not available.

     

    Full Shipping Details

    Puffy mattresses usually ship within one to two business days after placing an order. The mattress typically arrives two to seven days after order placement.

     

    Old Mattress Removal?

    Since Puffy coordinates shipping with FedEx and does not offer White Glove delivery, old mattress removal is currently not available.

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