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Puffy vs Nectar Mattress Review: My In-Depth Comparison


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Puffy is a gel-infused memory foam mattress with an industry-leading lifetime warranty.

Nectar is a memory foam mattress that uses better quality and longer lasting foams than its competitors but costs way less. It has an industry-leading 1yr in-home trial period and a lifetime warranty.

So how do these two rockstar beds compare? Which one should you buy?

In this comparison, I’ll cover how these two mattresses differ in half a dozen ways – so you can make your own decision.


What’s In This Mattress Comparison

NOTE: Use the table of contents on the right to jump to a specific section that you want to learn more about.

We are going to compare the Puffy original mattress and Nectar mattress on important features such as sleeping experience, comfort, support and longevity.

We are also going to look at the extraordinarily generous terms of sale offered by these two companies, which I’m sure you’ll like.

To learn more about each mattress read my in-depth review of Puffy and my recently-updated in-depth Nectar review.

If you are not interested in either of these mattresses, then check out my comprehensive list of other top-rated foam mattresses sold online.

Puffy vs. Nectar: Which One Should You Buy?

Here is my quick take on each mattress.

Puffy Mattress Logo

I rated Puffy  mattress a 4.8 out of 5.0.

Buy the Puffy if:

  • You love the plush and conforming feel of memory foam.
  • You are a side or back sleeper looking for a softer mattress with excellent pressure relief.
  • You are looking for a memory foam mattress that will last a very long time.

Nectar vs Purple Mattress

I rated Nectar a 4.6 out of 5.0.

Buy the Nectar if:

  • You sleep on your side
  • You prefer a softer memory foam feel
  • You share your bed with a fidgety partner


How Do Puffy and Leesa Compare?

Similarities

The main thing Puffy and Nectar have in common is that they are both memory foam mattresses.

The Nectar mattress uses memory foam in 3 of its four layers while the Puffy mattress has memory foam in its top layer.

Both mattresses have a classic memory foam feel – fairly plush, slow-recovering and slightly warmer than latex or innerspring mattresses.

Another similarity – and I love this one – is that they are both bargain-priced mattresses.

If you are looking for a budget mattress, both are great choices.

Both ship their mattresses free within Continental US and charge extra for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii.

Each also provides a lifetime warranty.

Key Differences

One of the biggest differences between these two mattresses is the price.

Yeah, I know I said they are both budget mattresses. But the Nectar mattress is an even cheaper bargain than Puffy.

A Nectar Queen goes for a dollar short of $700. A queen size Puffy mattress costs $950.

The mattresses are constructed very differently and quite the opposite from what you’d expect from their pricing.

The more expensive Puffy mattress has a simpler design consisting of just two layers and a basic polyester cover.

The cheaper Nectar mattress is 1” thicker, has four layers and uses a cooling Tencel cover.

Another area where they part ways is in the trial period.

Despite offering a lifetime warranty, Puffy only gives you a paltry 101 nights to test the mattress at home.

But that’s still long enough to test the mattress at home.

Nectar, on the other hand, matches their generous lifetime warranty with a long in-home trial period.

You have a full year to test the mattress and decide if you’d like to keep it.

Price

Size Nectar (w/ $125 discount) Puffy (w/ $275 discount)
Twin $399 $520
Twin XL $469 $570
Full $599 $720
Queen $699 $875
King $799 $1,075
CA King $799 $1,075

Financing Options

You can finance your Puffy mattress purchase via Klarna. They currently have an offer where you pay no interest if you complete payments within 12 months.

If you decide to buy the Nectar mattress, you can pay via Affirm at 0% APR.

Coupons

Nectar is offering SleepDelivered visitors $125 off + 2 free pillowsclick this link to save $125 on Nectar NOW.

Puffy is offering SleepDelivered.com visitors a super-deep discount: click this link to save $275 on Puffy NOW.

Specifications

MattressPuffy vs Nectar
Puffy
Puffy vs Nectar
Nectar
Rating 4.84.6
Price $595-$1150$375- $775
Comfort Choices Med. FirmMed. Firm
Construction Gel-infused memory foam + High-density foamGel-infused memory foam
Heat Transfer LowExcellent
Motion Transfer HighLow
Sinkage ModerateModerate
Off-Gassing? YesYes
Trial Period 101 nights365 nights
WarrantyLifetimeLifetime
Eco-friendliness CertiPUR-US certified foamCertiPUR-US foam
Delivery 4-5 days3-5 days
Customer ServiceExcellentGood

Mattress Construction

Puffy Construction

Puffy Mattress

The Puffy mattress uses a simple 2-layer foam construction.

The topmost comfort layer is made from gel-infused memory foam that provides softer-than-average pressure relief, extra-deep body contouring and spinal alignment. Puffy calls it their Cooling Cloud Foam although its heat-dissipation ability is not as good as latex foam.

The base layer in the Puffy is a thick 6” slab of high-density support foam that provides deep compression support and is part of the reason Puffy feels confident enough to offer a lifetime warranty.

The base layer also keeps the mattress together and prevents sagging.

Puffy’s soft cover is made of 100% polyester. It is a tough, breathable and moisture-wicking fabric.

Nectar Construction

Nectar Mattress Review - construction

Nectar uses four layers of foam in its design – 3 of them of memory foam.

The first comfort layer is made of a quilted gel memory foam. This plush foam provides instant relief while the gel dissipates body heat away from the mattress.

The second layer of memory foam offers deep contouring support. It hugs your body where there are pressure points such as your shoulders and distributes weight where you need more support like your back.

The second support layer is also infused with cooling gel to make sure the memory foam doesn’t retain too much heat and ruin your sleep.

The third support layer uses high-density memory foam that provides deep compression support and gives the mattress a little bit of bounce.

A breathable base layer rounds out the mattress’ construction. It gives the top layers a durable and stable base to ensure the mattress lasts for years without sagging.

To further ensure you won’t sleep warm, Nectar wraps their foam layers in a special quilted Tencel cover.

Tencel is a common cotton alternative that is more breathable and better at moisture-wicking.

Sleeping on the Nectar mattress, you could never tell it is made of memory foam – that’s how cool it feels.


Comfort and Firmness

You’ll get only a single comfort option with either mattress – medium firm.

That said, in reality these mattresses do feel slightly different.

The Puffy mattress uses softer foams, so it has more of a medium feel (5/10).

The Nectar mattress uses denser foams, so it feels a bit firmer (around 6/10).

Puffy Comfort Level

Puffy Mattress

The Puffy mattress is rated highly by light and medium weight sleepers in all sleeping positions – back, stomach and side.

The softer gel-infused foam contours easily around your body, providing pressure relief on your hips, back and shoulders.

Support is also great. The firm base layer ensures your back is properly aligned and that you don’t sink in too far.

But I wouldn’t recommend the Puffy mattress to overweight sleepers. It’s too thin and soft to offer adequate support.

For everyone else, however, it’s an excellent choice regardless of your preferred sleeping position.

Nectar Comfort Level

Nectar vs Purple Mattress

The Nectar mattress is also rated well among light and medium weight sleepers. It also receives high ratings among overweight sleepers weighing more than 230 lbs.

The mattress uses denser and better quality foams.

That’s why it feels slightly firmer than Puffy and provides better support for heavier sleepers.

But it also has adequate contouring for other types of sleepers. The top two gel-infused memory foam layers create a pressure-relieving hug around your pressure points.

The Nectar mattress is ideal for all sleeping positions.

Side sleepers will appreciate the soft contouring foam, back sleepers will love the balance between soft contouring and firm support, and stomach sleepers will find the firmer sleeping surface to be very comfortable.


Sleeping Experience

Because their foams are not exactly the same in terms of density and quality, the sleeping experience varies quite a bit between the two mattresses.

Puffy Sleeping Experience

Puffy Mattress

Puffy sleeps feels more like memory foam than Nectar. It’s softer and hugs your body more. Puffy also recovers very slowly, meaning there’s almost no response to your movements.

Puffy is the mattress to buy if you are looking for a ‘hugged by the mattress’ kind of feel and is the better choice for side sleepers who love the conforming feel of the mattress.

Support is good, although only for light and average-weight sleepers. For overweight sleepers, I’d recommend the Nectar mattress.

Puffy does a good job dissipating heat most of the time, but it’s not the best of these two to be honest. If you are extra-sensitive to heat or you live in a hot area, you may need a cooling pad or topper.

Motion control is virtually non-existent, which is great for fidgety couples.

On the other hand, edge support is quite poor – you’ll sink way down while sitting on the edge.

Nectar Sleeping Experience

Nectar Mattress

If you are looking for a memory foam mattress with an ‘on the mattress’ firmer feel, Nectar is the better choice.

While contouring is satisfactory for most people, the Nectar really doesn’t hug you as much as the Puffy does.

The high-density foams in the Nectar mattress also provide more responsiveness than you normally get in a memory foam mattress.

But it’s not bouncy enough to earn our ‘best memory foam mattress for sex’ badge. That honor belongs to the Nest Alexander Hybrid mattress which uses pocket coils to improve responsiveness.

But the Nectar is better at cooling than Puffy. Its two gel-infused foam layers, breathable base and Tencel cooling cover more efficiently dissipate excess heat from the mattress.

Motion control is also excellent, as it is with most memory foam mattresses.

Edge support is not as good as in latex or an innerspring mattress, but it’s much better than the Puffy mattress because of the denser foams used.


Warranty and Returns

Puffy Warranty and Return Policies

Puffy Mattress

You have 101 nights to test the Puffy mattress from when it is delivered.

Returns are easy and free if you don’t like it. You’ll get a full refund unless you are in Alaska or Hawaii in which case you’ll get a refund minus the original shipping fee.

As I mentioned, the warranty goes on forever…as long as you still own the mattress and use it properly.

Nectar Warranty and Return Policies

Nectar Sleep mattress review - forever warranty

Once you receive the Nectar mattress, you have a whole year – a whopping 365 nights – to test it at home.

This is great because you get a chance to test it in all kinds of scenarios and weather conditions. In summer, you can test exactly how cool their cooling gel and Tencel cover is.

Returns are completely free. As usual, Alaska and Hawaii customers get their refund minus the initial shipping fee.

Nectar also has a lifetime warranty, and it is not prorated. They’ll cover all costs associated with repair or replacement if there is a valid defect.


Shipping and Delivery

Puffy

Puffy Mattress

Puffy provides free shipping to all 48 states in the continental US. Delivery to Alaska and Hawaii costs extra in freight.

There is no white glove delivery option.

Nectar

Nectar Sleep mattress review - delivery man

Nectar has a similar shipping policy – free to 48 states, extra for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.

But unlike Puffy, they offer white glove delivery and old mattress disposal for a small fee.


Foundation and Frame

Puffy Foundation Requirements

You can place the Puffy mattress on any type of foundation as long as it is in good condition and provides sturdy support. This includes a box spring, slatted frame or a solid platform.

It also works with adjustable bases.

Nectar Foundation Requirements

Nectar vs Purple Mattress

Nectar can be used with any sturdy foundation including box spring, adjustable base or flat frame.

You can also put it directly on the floor – but make sure there’s no danger of moisture damage.


Care and Cleaning

Puffy Care and Cleaning

To clean the Puffy mattress cover, just unzip it and throw it in the washer. But wash it on low settings and avoid too much heat.

You can also just spot clean it.

Nectar Care and Cleaning

You can unzip the Nectar mattress cover but do not attempt to wash it. It will get damaged.

Instead, spot clean the stained area with cold water and mild detergent.

A mattress protector is recommended with this one.


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