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Puffy vs. Nectar Mattress Comparison

In this review, we compare the entry-level mattress options from Puffy and Nectar. Puffy and Nectar are both bed-in-a-box companies with comparable mattresses. If you’re having trouble making a decision on which mattress is best for you, this comparison will help you finalize your choice.

  • Price

    The Puffy and Nectar mattresses are nearly comparable in pricing terms. A queen-sized Puffy mattress is $1150, while the Nectar comes in at $817. If the price is a major factor, these mattresses are well reviewed so choosing by price alone is fine and with constant sales on both mattresses either is a good buy.

  • Feel

    The puffy mattress is a four-layer mattress compared to Nectar’s three. Each mattress offers a high-quality memory foam feel. However, the puffy has consistently been the most comfortable out of the two mattresses giving sleeper’s a better night’s sleep overall.

  • Construction

    The Puffy Mattress is an 11-inch tall mattress made up of differing foam layers and comes with the Puffy Cloud Cover which is removable and stain-resistant. The Nectar mattress is an 11-inch mattress with different foam layers and comes with a cover, the only difference is that the Nectar cover has gel-memory foam quilted into it.

    In terms of construction, the mattresses are pretty similar but the Nectar does offer the gel-foam insulation to its cover making it a slightly better constructed.

  • Firmness

    Both the Puffy and Nectar beds are of average mid-level firmness. However, if you are of an above-average weight the Puffy Mattress will seem more firm due to sinking down to the base support layer. With this in mind if you are looking for a medium level firm mattress the Nectar is the best choice for sleepers of all weights.

  • Overall Favorite

    The Puffy Mattress may offer a better feel but our overall favorite was the Nectar. When it comes to construction, firmness, and value the Nectar is a better offering. The Puffy may win in other categories and is very close in score to the Nectar.

A Side by Side Comparison of the Details

If you are still struggling to decide between the Puffy and Nectar Mattresses taking a closer look at their details can be beneficial.

Puffy Logo

Price (Queen)

1150

Nectar logo

Price (Queen)

817

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Sizes

Cali King, Full, King, Queen, Twin, Twin XL

Nectar logo

Sizes

Cali King, Full, King, Queen, Twin, Twin XL

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Weight (Queen)

69

Nectar logo

Weight (Queen)

74

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Mattress Build

4 layers foam

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Mattress Build

3 layers foam

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Quilted Foam

No

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Quilted Foam

Yes

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Warranty

Lifetime

Nectar logo

Warranty

25 Years

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Trial Period

101

Nectar logo

Trial Period

365

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Height

11

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Height

11

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Comfort Level offered

Medium firm

Nectar logo

Comfort Level offered

Medium

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Country of origin

USA

Nectar logo

Country of origin

China

Ratings Comparison

To make the most informed choice when comparing Puffy vs Nectar mattresses it is helpful to see how they match up in a few choice areas.

Value for Money

Value for money is determined by how much value you get from the purchase cost. One way to determine the value you get for the money is in terms of warranties and trial periods. The Nectar and the Puffy come with lifetime warranties; however, the Nectar gives a 365-night trial period to the Puffy’s 101-night trial.

These aren’t the only factors that determine which mattress is the better value for the money. Value is also determined by looking at the comfort, motion isolation, sleeping cool, and owner satisfaction levels. When you factor in these criteria it comes out in favor of the Puffy as it sleeps cooler, isolates motion better, and has consistently given owners their best sleep.

Value for money

Puffy Logo
87

Based on 6 reviews

Nectar logo
85

Based on 9 reviews

Owner Satisfaction

Puffy mattress owners are consistently more satisfied with the sleep that their mattress gives over Nectar owners. Often the biggest complaint with the Nectar was that it didn’t give a consistent cool sleep. For Puffy owners, the biggest complaint was the strong chemical smell it had when first opened.

In this Puffy vs Nectar match-up, Puffy mattress wins by a landslide. Customers consistently said that the Puffy was comfortable and gave them sleep without any pain. Nectar’s mattress wasn’t far behind and people did consistently remark that the mattress lasted a long time.

Owner Satisfaction

Puffy Logo
98

Based on 1 reviews

Nectar logo
84

Based on 1 reviews

Sleeping Cool

When it comes to providing a cool and comfortable sleeping surface, the Puffy mattress was more consistently rated as being cooler. Both mattresses are constructed to provide a cool sleep.

While the Puffy provides both a ClimateComfort layer and Cooling Gel Foam, the Nectar provides its cooling through a cover quilted with gel memory foam and another layer of gel-infused memory foam.

Sleeping Cool

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92

Based on 6 reviews

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80

Based on 8 reviews

Comfort

The comfort of sleep is primarily an individual opinion and in this category, both the Puffy and Nectar mattresses were considered to be very comfortable mattresses. One important thing that you should remember when thinking about choosing a Puffy or Nectar is what kind of feel you prefer.

If you like a memory foam mattress that you can sink into the Nectar mattress will likely be the more comfortable mattress for you. For those that want a more airy gel foam feel the Puffy will appeal better to your comfort needs.

In this matchup, the Puffy mattress was considered to be more comfortable than the nectar; however, it is important to note that people of an above-average weight will likely find the Nectar to be more comfortable than the Puffy.

Comfort

Puffy Logo
90

Based on 5 reviews

Nectar logo
83

Based on 7 reviews

Motion Transfer/Isolation

If you are looking for a bed for you and your partner, paying attention to the motion transfer and isolation properties of the mattress you’re looking at purchasing is very important. Motion transfer or isolation allows your partner to toss and turn to leave you undisturbed.

As both of these mattresses use gel foam and memory foam both the Nectar and Puffy mattresses are good at isolation motion. In this ranking factor, the Puffy mattress has come out as more motion isolating than the Nectar. This is due to the thicker layers of gel foam on the Puffy.

Overall either of the mattresses is good at keeping you from feeling your sleeping partner’s movements.

Motion transfer/isolation

Puffy Logo
96

Based on 5 reviews

Nectar logo
82

Based on 7 reviews

A Closer Look at the Puffy

puffy mattress insides

Before you decide on either the Nectar or the Puffy mattress we need to take an in-depth look at what the Puffy mattress means for your best sleep.

Materials

The Puffy mattress is an 11-inch thick foam bed-in-a-box. It has four separate foam layers. The uppermost layer is a 1.5-inch thick Cooling Cloud foam layer. The Cooling Cloud foam is made of gel-infused visco polyurethane foam manufactured in an environmentally friendly VPF or variable pressure foaming process. This layer provides breathability and body contouring.

Underneath the Cooling Cloud top layer is a 1.5 inch Plush Dual Cloud layer. This foam layer was added to improve the mattress’s ability to contour the body and reduce pressure on the back. What you will notice from your sleep is that this layer maximizes body recovery after sleep.

Above the base layer is a two-inch-thick Climate Comfort layer. This layer was added to the mattress to neutralize temperature as well as resist contraction and expansion during sleep because of temperature changes.

The bottom-most layer of the mattress is called the Firm Core Support layer. This base layer is there to add a firm, supportive, durable, and adaptive base that is stable on all surfaces.

All of the foam layers in a Puffy mattress were manufactured in a CertiPUR-US certified manner. The CertiPUR-US certification means that these materials are manufactured in an eco-friendly manner. Additionally, every part of a Puffy mattress is made, assembled, and designed in the USA.

The Puffy also comes with a Puffy cover that is stain resistant and removable for washing.

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Feel and Firmness

a higher than average weight sleeper the mattress will feel firmer because of sinking into the top layers down to the dense support layer.

What you get from a Puffy mattress in terms of feel is a memory foam mattress with a little bit of bounce to it. The mattress sleeps cool due to its cooling layers. The Puffy mattress is soft and plush for most sleepers and provides the enveloping hug that many people want. When you lie on a Puffy mattress, you’ll notice an average medium-level firmness. If you are of

Sleeping Positions

When Sleeping on your back you’ll feel a nice body contouring feeling that is supportive to the back and hips. The Puffy is best for side sleepers of average weight as you will feel very little pressure on your shoulders and hips. If; however, you are a stomach sleeper you may be better served by a more supportive mattress.

side sleeper

Heavier Sleepers

Above-average weight sleepers will feel that the Puffy mattress is a firm mattress. If you sleep on your back this mattress will be most supportive, but for those that sleep on their stomachs or sides, they will feel pressure as though they sink in too far. If you’re a larger person you will prefer a Puffy Lux or the Puffy Royal.

Warranty

The Puffy mattress comes with a 101-night trial and a lifetime warranty. The warranty covers the owner of a Puffy mattress for the duration of their ownership and guarantees that as long as you use the mattress properly on an appropriate base that any defects or impressions of over 1.5 inches will be met a replacement free of all charges.

Pros and Cons

To fully understand the cost of purchasing a Puffy mattress, you need to see where they excel and where they fall flat

Pros:

Great for average weight side sleepers

Lifetime warranty

Sleeps cool

Great pressure relief

Cons:

Not good for stomach sleepers

Heavier sleepers may prefer a different mattress

A Closer Look at the Nectar

Nectar

When you’re trying to decide between the Puffy and the Nectar it is important to look at everything that a Nectar brings to your best night’s sleep.

Materials

The Nectar mattress is an 11-inch bed-in-a-box. It has three layers of foam but some consider the mattress cover, which has a layer of gel foam quilted into it the fourth layer. The Uppermost layer of the Nectar mattress is a 3-inch gel memory foam that allows for sinkage, contouring, and a cooler sleep. It also distributes weight evenly which is good for larger statured sleepers.

Underneath the gel memory foam is a transitional layer of 1.75-inch high-density memory foam. This layer was made to enhance the body-hugging feel of the mattress while adding additional support to stop your body from sagging in too much.

On the bottom of the mattress is 5.25-inches of high-density polyfoam. Like the transitional layer, this base layer allows for a body contouring feel without compromising the level of support.

All of the foams used in a Nectar mattress were created to meet CertiPUR-US standards, which measure content, durability, and emissions.

making memory foam

Feel and Firmness

The Nectar mattress is a medium level feel, it offers quality support for both average and larger sleepers. The mattress offers a supportive body contouring sleep that will provide a traditional memory foam feel.

When you’re on a Nectar mattress you may notice that it is hard to move around easily. However, most people won’t get stuck on the mattress because of the support from the transitional layer.

back sleeper

Sleeping Positions

If you’re a stomach sleeper the Nectar mattress is not the mattress for you as it is too soft to give the hip support needed to provide a comfortable sleep. For back sleepers, the memory foam conforms to the body giving excellent lumbar support. Side sleepers will notice some initial pressure but after a while, the pressure is relieved as the mattress heats up.

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Heavier Sleepers

Larger stature sleepers will notice that the Nectar mattress has a medium level firmness similar to that felt by average weight sleepers. When a heavier person sleeps on a Nectar on their backs, this mattress does a good job of providing the support they need.

Side sleepers will feel some pressure on the shoulders and hips while stomach sleepers will need to try a different mattress because this mattress allows the hips to bow in too much.

Warranty

The Nectar mattress comes with a 365-night trial period and a limited lifetime warranty. The reason this warranty is limited is that while during the first 10 years, as long as the mattress has been used correctly, they will replace it at no charge. In years 11 and up the mattress will only be repaired (and sometimes replaced) if you pay a $50 transportation fee each way.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

365-night trial

Same firmness for all body types

Value priced

Cons:

Limited lifetime warranty

Bad for large stature stomach sleepers

The Bottom Line

With both of these mattresses having quite similar qualities it is important to ensure that you’re buying the right mattress for your personal needs.

The Puffy Is Your Mattress If…

  • You need a cool sleeping surface.
  • You are an average weight side sleeper.
  • You need superior pressure point relief.
  • You have a partner that moves a lot.

The Nectar Is Your Mattress If…

  • You need a medium-firm mattress.
  • You’re looking for a value-priced mattress.
  • You need a long trial period.

If you’re still on the fence, you can try taking a head-to-head look at them using our mattress comparison tool. It can give you an even better look into what pro’s and con’s are involved with buying either of these luxurious mattresses.

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