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Puffy vs. Leesa – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Jackson Lindeke.

The Bottom Line.

  • The Leesa and Puffy are both triple-layer foam mattresses with a ‘medium-firm’ feel.
  • The Leesa excels in spinal alignment for side and back sleepers.
  • The Puffy is great for couples looking for a mattress that isolates motion.

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93 Unique Review Sources

70 Hours of Lab Testing

5 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Puffy Mattress
  • Leesa Mattress
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Puffy vs. Leesa Mattress Overview

Puffy began in 2016 and currently makes two mattresses. Their flagship mattress is the Puffy, constructed of three layers of foam. The bottom layer provides balanced support while contouring to the body, giving the mattress a sleeping “in” feeling rather than sleeping “on.” The middle layer is made of comfort pressure relief foam. The upper layer is breathable climate-adaptive foam that keeps the bed from getting too hot or cold.

Measuring 10 inches thick, it’s a medium-firm bed. On the 1-10 firmness scale, the Puffy comes in at a 5.

Leesa was founded in 2014 and now manufactures several mattresses, bed foundations, and pillows. The company’s flagship mattress is the Leesa. The mattress is made with polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers. The support core is made of high-density polyfoam. It ranks medium in terms of firmness, or a 5 on the 1-10 scale, and measures 10 inches thick.

Leesa participates in a social impact program and donates one mattress for every 10 sold, making Leesa an attractive company for those looking to support charitable causes.

Please note: Puffy and Leesa both sell other mattresses in addition to the model listed above.

  • The Puffy Lux mattresses includes all three layers of the original Puffy mattress with an additional layer of countrouring foam for pressure-point relief and extra support.
  • The Leesa Hybrid mattress has similar construction to the foam Leesa flagship with individually wrapped pocketed springs for core support.

In this guide, we’ll compare the Leesa 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 firmness, layer composition, and sleep trial time. This guide will compare both beds in terms of pricing, construction, and performance. We’ll also cover shipping, returns, and the warranty policies of both brands.

Ratings Comparison

Puffy

Leesa Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE FoamFoam
FIRMNESS 55
PRICE RANGE $850.00$999
AVAILABILITY onlineonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL 101 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH Lifetime Warranty10 Year, Limited
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  • Puffy
  • Leesa Mattress

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
  • Leesa Mattress
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

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

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Durability

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

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Motion Isolation

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

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Motion Isolation

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

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Off-gassing

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

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Off-gassing

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

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Sex

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

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Sex

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

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Edge Support

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

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Edge Support

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

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Noise

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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.
The Leesa Mattress is Good for...
  • Sleepers who prefer a mattress with a ‘medium’ feel that conform somewhat closely.
  • Side, back, and stomach sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less.
  • Those who usually sleep hot on foam mattresses.

Sleep Position Ratings

Leesa Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Leesa is a ‘Medium’ firmness bed that provides targeted pressure relief, conforming to the sleeper’s body. We found it optimal for side sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds, as well as back and stomach sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds. Heavier individuals may find the Leesa too soft and not supportive. This softness can cause compromised support by sagging which can cause pain and pressure points to build up while sleeping.

The lower profile of this foam mattress is best for those who don’t have trouble getting in or out of bed. The Leesa Hybrid is firmer with more edge support and is therefore better for those who need extra support getting in and out of bed.

Puffy Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Puffy mattress 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. The Puffy mattress also rates well for temperature neutrality thanks to the top two layers constructed with breathable foam that doesn’t trap heat in the mattress. The Puffy mattress is highly conforming, meaning it hugs the body and gives the sleeper a feeling of sleeping in the mattress rather than on top.

  • Puffy
  • Leesa Mattress
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 Puffy if...

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

Choose the Leesa Mattress if...

  • You suffer from lower back pain, especially for side and back sleepers.
  • You like a mixed feeling of sleeping in a conforming mattress and floating on top of the mattress.
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise.
  • You like purchasing from charitable companies.

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $495 Puffy $499 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $525 Puffy $599 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Full $695 Puffy $899 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Queen $850 Puffy $999 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    King $1,050 Puffy $1,199 Leesa
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $1,050 Puffy $1,199 Leesa

Mattress Construction

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

Specification Puffy Leesa
Firmness 5 (Medium) 5 (Medium)
Thickness 10″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 69 lbs. 71 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ 1.5 PCF HD Polyfoam 6″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ 2.5 PCF Gel Memory Foam
2″ Temperature-resistant Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Memory Foam
Cover Composition 100% Polyester Polyester and Lycra® Spandex

How Is the Puffy Built?

The Puffy mattress is constructed with three foam layers. The top layer is a polyfoam with Puffy’s “cooling cloud” technology that promotes ventilation. 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 support core that promotes spinal alignment while sleeping. The Puffy mattress cover is stain resistant, making wiping up spills simple. It’s also machine washable. All components of the Puffy are made in the US. The queen-size weighs 69 pounds, fairly lightweight for a memory foam mattress.

How Is the Leesa Built?

The Leesa mattress is made with three layers of foam, similar to the Puffy mattress. The support core is 6 inches of stable polyfoam. On top of that is two inches of memory foam and two inches of additional polyfoam. The bed provides cushioning for the sleeper’s body without sagging excessively. This helps with pain and pressure relief, as well as better spinal alignment for side sleepers.

Leesa excels in motion isolation and is virtually silent when bearing weight, making it a great option for couples. The queen-size Leesa Mattress weighs 71 pounds with a height of 10 inches.

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

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    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. Puffy recommends sleeping on the mattress for a minimum of 14 nights and accepts returns after that breaking-in phase 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 to the original owner. The Puffy mattress qualifies under warranty if it’s used for its 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

    The delivery policy for Puffy mattresses is as follows:

    1. Puffy mattresses usually ship within one to two business days after placing an order. The mattress typically arrives two to seven days after the order is placed.
    2. White Glove delivery is not available.

    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.
    Delivery Fee: Standard delivery is free of charge, while in-home assembly is $149.

    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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Leesa Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Free in the USA. For a fee, to Canada, the U.K., and Germany

  • Warranty 10 years limited, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

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

    Lessa accepts returns for mattresses between nights 30 and 100 of owning the mattress. A full refund will be issued in the event of a return. Leesa covers all transportation fees for returns except for those in Hawaii and Alaska where a $100 shipping fee is charged.

    Leesa will coordinate the mattress to be donated to a charity.

  • Warranty

    Leesa offers a 10-year warranty.

    If Leesa deems a mattress defective within 10 years of ownership, the company will repair or replace the mattress. The owner is responsible for any shipping or transportation fees. The warranty begins on the day of purchase and is only valid to the original owner. The warranty covers the following defects:

    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1?) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foam and other materials to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing defects associated with the cover, including unraveling seams or faulty zippers.

    This warranty is only valid if the mattress is used for its intended purpose and on a foundation suited for the mattress and the weight of sleepers.

    Exchanges within the 10 years for an upgraded mattress are permitted. The owner incurs the cost difference between the two mattresses. A new warranty will be provided for the upgraded mattress.

  • Delivery Details

    Delivery Policy

    The delivery policy for Leesa Mattresses is as follows:

    1. The Leesa mattress ship UPS ground in all 50 states. After placing their original order, most Leesa customers receive their mattress within three to seven business days.
    2. White Glove delivery is $100 in the U.S.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box for standard deliveries.
    Where Do They Ship?: Leesa ships for free in the United States. Shipping to Canada, the U.K., and Germany is also available for a fee.
    Delivery Fee: Standard deliveries are free within the US, but additional shipping charges will apply for orders sent to Canada, the U.K., and Germany.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Old mattress removal is available with the White Glove service for an additional $50.

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