November 19, 2019

Puffy vs. Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison | Which Mattress Is More Comfortable?


– Hey, Tuck followers, Elizabeth here. In this video, we’ll be comparing the original Tuft & Needle mattress against the Puffy mattress. Both beds are their respective
brand’s flagship offering and are all-foam mattresses. While there are some similarities, there are some key
differences between the two. Which one is better? And more importantly, which
one is better for you? Let’s put them to the test and find out. (upbeat music) Choosing a mattress can be
a lot like picking a movie to watch on a Friday night in the sense that there
are a lot to choose from with a new one coming
out almost every week. It can be overwhelming to say the least. That’s we we at Tuck strive
to help you understand choices that exist and find a
mattress that works for you. So if you find our videos useful, please help us out by liking our content and subscribing to our channel. For this comparison,
we will only be looking at the flagship offerings
by Puffy and Tuft & Needle. If you’re interested in
their other products, be sure to check out our
written and video reviews and stay tuned for
other comparison videos. Check the description
below for links to reviews, as well as the lowest prices available. Now let’s get started. (upbeat suspenseful music) The Puffy is a 10 inch
memory foam mattress. The cover is made of a
polyester knit fabric. The comfort layers consist of
two inches of gel memory foam and two inches of temperature
resistant polyfoam. The support core is six inches
of high density polyfoam. A queen sized Puffy weighs 72 pounds and is currently listed at 1,150, though we do have an exclusive discount that lowers the price. Puffy offers a 101 night sleep trial, free shipping in the U.S. and Canada and a lifetime warranty. The Tuft & Needle is a mixed foam mattress with a 10 inch profile. This mattress has only two layers. The comfort layer is three inches of Tuft & Needle’s adaptive foam, which is a 2.8 PCF polyfoam
infused with gel and graphite. The support layer measures seven inches and is made of 1.8 PCF
high density polyfoam. A queen sized Tuft &
Needle weighs 72 pounds and is currently priced at 595 bucks. Tuft & Needle offers a
100 night sleep trial, free shipping in the contiguous U.S. and a 10 year, non-prorated warranty. While both are 10 inch
all foam mattresses, their constructions are quite different. The Puffy not only has
more comfort layers, but they’re thicker overall,
totaling four inches compared to the three inches
for the Tuft & Needle. Additionally, the Puffy has
memory foam in the comfort layer where the Tuft & Needle has polyfoam. Comparing price, the
Puffy is almost twice that of the Tuft & Needle. They offer nearly identical sleep trials, but Puffy does have the
more generous warranty. The feel of a mattress
is largely determined by its firmness and construction. We walked you through each construction. Now let’s take a look into
what you can expect to feel when sleeping on a Puffy or
a Tuft & Needle mattress. Puffy is a soft, all foam mattress. We put it at a four out of
10 on the firmness scale, making it a medium soft bed. It is very conforming and not responsive. The memory foam in the comfort
layer will have you sleeping in this mattress. The Tuft & Needle sits
around a 6-1/2 out of 10, making it a medium firm bed. It falls under the
universal comfort firmness that should work for most people. The adaptive foam makes
it somewhat conforming and slightly responsive. With only one comfort
layer, you may sleep in or on this mattress
depending on your body type. Comparing the two, the
Puffy is quite a bit softer than the Tuft & Needle,
and the Tuft & Needle will feel less conforming
and more responsive compared to the Puffy. Temperature neutrality
refers to whether a mattress disperses heat from your body, allowing for breathability and air flow. During our testing, we
found that the memory foam in the top layer of the Puffy
mattress did trap some heat, especially for heavier sleepers
who sink in a bit deeper. This is standard for memory foams as their structure doesn’t
allow for much air flow. When testing the Tuft & Needle, we found that it also traps heat. We expected it to perform
better given the gel and graphite in the comfort foam, but it still warmed up for us. In general, all-foam beds are not known for remaining temperature neutral due to the density of the foam components that tend to trap body heat. Both the Puffy and the
Tuft & Needle fall victim to the all-foam heat trap. Neither bed does particularly
well in this category, and we rated both mattresses as fair, though the Tuft & Needle
is slightly better. With the Puffy bing softer,
you will sink deeper, making it even easier to trap heat. So for the sake of this comparison, we’ll bump the Tuft &
Needle up half a star. Motion isolation refers to how well a mattress absorbs motion and prevents it from transferring across the bed. This is especially important for those who sleep with a partner
and are easily disturbed. We like to illustrate motion isolation or lack thereof by
placing a glass of water on one side of the bed and
having a heavier sleeper move around on the other. You can see that both the
Puffy and the Tuft & Needle do a great job absorbing motion. All-foam beds are known for
having great motion isolation, and both these beds are highly rated. However, the two comfort
layers of softer memory foams in the Puffy do a fantastic
job at absorbing motion. As you can see, the water
glass gives some movement with the Tuft & Needle and
virtually none with the Puffy. Given that, we rate motion isolation as excellent for the Puffy and very good for the Tuft & Needle. Edge support refers to
how well your mattress hold you up or pushes back against you while sitting on or sleeping close to the edge of the bed. Mattresses with worse edge support are harder to get in and out of and can leave sleepers feeling as though they may fall
off or roll off the edge. All-foam beds tend to
have weaker edge support as most constructions
consist of soft foams in the comfort layer over a foam base. Our assessment of these mattresses
show that to be the case. Both beds sank significantly
while we sat on the edge. When laying on the edge, both
beds felt slightly better, though the soft foams in the Puffy felt a little less stable, especially for our heavier sleepers. The Tuft & Needle feels slightly better, thanks to its thicker support core. So even though we have rated
each of these mattresses as having fair edge support, we gave a slight boost to
the firmer Tuft & Needle. In the mattress world, support is defined as spinal alignment. To illustrate this, we’ll
be looking at how well each of our sleepers’
spines are kept in alignment when laying on their side. When looking at lightweight sleepers, we found the foam
construction in both the Puffy and the Tuft & Needle
provided very good support. Sleepers in this category felt
the most supported overall. When testing for average weight sleepers, we found both mattresses
provided adequate support with the Puffy providing a bit more as the softer foams conformed
more to the shoulder and upper body, helping with alignment. When inspecting support
for heavy weight sleepers, we found the firmer Tuft
& Needle offered more than the softer Puffy. Most heavy weight sleepers
need a firm mattress for proper support. Overall, both mattresses
provide adequate support with the exception of the Puffy
for heavy weight sleepers. We rated the Puffy as very
good for lightweight support, very good for average weight support and fair for heavy weight support. We gave the Tuft & Needle very
good for lightweight support, good for average weight support and good for heavy weight support. Using our 2D and 3D
pressure mapping tools, we are able to look at how
well mattresses relieve pressure on the body. You’ll notice the scale
goes from blue to green to yellow to red, indicating
increasing amounts of pressure pushing back against each sleeper. When it hits red, there’s
a higher likelihood of reduced blood flow in those
specific areas of the body. Looking at lightweight sleepers, we found both mattresses did
a good job relieving pressure across sleep positions. We did see minimal pressure on the hips while on the Puffy and
minimal shoulder pressure while on the Tuft & Needle. Looking at average weight sleepers, we found the Tuft & Needle
did well relieving pressure across all sleep positions, but the more conforming Puffy
performed slightly better. When assessing heavy weight sleepers, we found pressure relief was pretty good across both mattresses
for all sleep positions. However, we did notice some
pressure with the Tuft & Needle while side sleeping. Overall, both mattresses provided satisfactory pressure relief
for all sleeper weights. The Puffy did perform better
due to both the memory foam and the overall thicker comfort layers which cradle sleepers. We rated the Puffy as very good for lightweight pressure relief, very good for average
weight pressure relief and good for heavy weight pressure relief. We rated the Tuft & Needle as very good for lightweight pressure relief, good for average weight pressure relief and good for heavyweight pressure relief. Before we move on, let’s take a moment to revisit our testing results. The Puffy is a medium soft mattress at four out of 10 on the firmness scale. The Tuft & Needle is
a medium firm mattress at 6-1/2 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Temperature neutrality is
fair for both mattresses though the Tuft & Needle
edges the Puffy slightly. Motion isolation is
excellent for the Puffy and very good for the Tuft & Needle. Edge support is fair for both mattresses with the Tuft & Needle
being slightly better. Support for lightweight
sleepers was very good for both mattresses. Support for average weight
sleepers was very good for the Puffy and good
for the Tuft & Needle. Support for heavy weight
sleepers was fair for the Puffy and good for the Tuft & Needle. Pressure relief for lightweight sleepers was very good for both mattresses. Pressure relief for
average weight sleepers was very good for the Puffy
and good for the Tuft & Needle. Lastly, pressure relief
for heavy weight sleepers was good for both mattresses, though slightly better for Puffy. So which mattress is right for you? We recommend the Puffy
for lightweight sleepers. Lightweight sleepers can
get the support they need from softer beds, and Puffy fits the bill. It’s a medium soft bed at
four on the firmness scale, which is in the ideal comfort
zone for lightweight sleepers. Average weight side sleepers should also enjoy the Puffy mattress. The added comfort layer of memory foam makes this bed extra
soft and more conforming to pressure points. Easily disturbed couples should enjoy the excellent motion isolation
the Puffy mattress provides. Sleepers looking for a
long mattress warranty will take notice of the lifetime
warranty provided by Puffy, which is much longer than
the 10 years provided by Tuft & Needle. Sleepers who live in
Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada will appreciate free
shipping to those areas. Shipping a mattress can
cost hundreds of dollars, and that can make a huge difference and close the price gap for some. We recommend the Tuft & Needle
for heavy weight sleepers. Heavy weight sleepers
should enjoy the firmer, more supportive Tuft & Needle. Although the Puffy provided
better pressure relief for heavier sleepers, it
came at the cost of support. The Tuft & Needle offers
a balance of support and relief for heavier sleepers. Average weight back and stomach sleepers will also appreciate the
firmness and support offered by the Tuft & Needle. Couples who like to maximize
their bed real estate or anyone looking for
stronger edge support may prefer the Tuft & Needle mattress. While it’s not the best on the market, it did perform better than the Puffy. Warm sleepers may also lean
toward the Tuft & Needle. The less conforming nature
and the gel and graphite in the comfort layer provides
a cooler sleep surface than that of the Puffy. Sleepers on a budget will
notice the lower price tag on the Tuft & Needle. Its list price is half
the price of the Puffy and lower than most all foam competitors. Keep in mind that prices do vary. So be sure to check the description below for up to date pricing,
as well as discount codes. (whooshing) So which bed do you like more? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to like this video. (upbeat music) Thanks for watching our
video comparing the Puffy and Tuft & Needle mattresses. We hope we were able to help
you make an informed decision in shopping for a new bed. We’ll see you next time for more reviews on all things sleep. Sleep well.

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