Avocado Mattress Review
Avocado Green Mattress
For the eco-conscious shopper, the Avocado mattress is an appealing choice. It is made using natural, organic materials that are sustainably produced. The company jointly owns farms and collectives where its organic cotton, wool, and latex are harvested.
Avocado offers two mattresses: the Avocado Green mattress, which we’ll cover in this review, and the Avocado Vegan mattress. The construction of the Avocado Green mattress includes organic cotton, wool, latex, and zoned pocket coils. The Avocado Vegan mattress swaps out the wool layer for one of cotton.
The Avocado Green mattress is a firm, latex hybrid mattress that offers pressure relief and back support. For those who prefer a medium firm mattress, there is an option to add a pillow top for an additional charge. Both choices are hand-tufted and constructed with the same natural materials. The pillow top offers more pressure point relief with an added layer of latex.
So, if you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly mattress made without harmful chemicals or solvents, the Avocado Green mattress certainly checks all the boxes. But how do you know it’s the right mattress for you?
We’ll break down its construction, firmness, and overall feel here. We’ll also cover how the mattress performs depending on your sleeping position and weight. Keeping our extensive product testing and customer feedback in mind, we’ll also rate the Avocado Green mattress in terms of motion isolation, temperature regulation, edge support, and more.
Avocado Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Avocado Green Mattress||Avocado Vegan Mattress|
|Firmness||Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)||Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)|
|Height||11", 13"||11", 13"|
Avocado Mattress Review: Our Verdict
The Avocado Green mattress lives up to its green name. The materials used are harvested ethically and sustainably. Avocado keeps a close eye on its supply chain by co-owning the farms and collectives that produce the cotton, wool, and latex used in the Avocado Green mattress. It is an ideal choice for any eco-conscious shopper who wants to ensure their mattress is sustainably made, natural, and organic.
The firmness of the Avocado Green mattress especially appeals to sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. For those who want a medium firm mattress, the optional pillow top is worth considering. Both options relieve pressure points by gently contouring to the shape of your body. However, those who like the close contouring of memory foam and the feeling of sinking into a plush mattress may want to consider a softer mattress instead.
The combination of cotton, wool, latex, and steel coils ensure that the mattress is breathable. This prevents heat retention and makes the Avocado Green mattress a great choice for those who tend to sleep hot.
The unique construction also adds bounce and resilience to the mattress. This makes it easy to move around on the bed as needed. The pocketed coils and comfort system help prevent movement from transferring across the bed to a certain extent. This balance of ease of movement and motion isolation is ideal for couples.
Though the Avocado Green mattress is reasonably priced for a latex hybrid mattress, shoppers with a tight budget may want to keep an eye out for sales or promotions that further discount the price of the bed.
Choose The Avocado if…
- You are an eco-conscious shopper
- You have chemical sensitivities or allergies
- You tend to sleep hot
- You want a mattress with bounce
- You weigh more than 130 pounds and want a medium firm or firm mattress
Keep Shopping if…
- You prefer the close conforming feel of memory foam
- You know you want a soft, plush mattress
- You are shopping on a tight budget
How Much Is the Avocado Mattress?
The Avocado Green mattress costs $1,399 for a queen size. The company focuses on both the quality of materials and accessibility, making the Avocado Green mattress more affordable than other luxury hybrids on the market. Since the mattress is made with natural materials that add durability to the mattress, we consider it a sound investment.
Opting to upgrade the Avocado mattress with an attached pillow top adds 2 inches to the mattress height. It also increases the price by $300 to $600, depending on the mattress size. Avocado occasionally offers sales and promotions that discount the price of the mattress.
|Twin||39" x 75"||59 lbs.||$899|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||63 lbs.||$999|
|Full||54" x 75"||82 lbs.||$1199|
|Queen||60" x 80"||97 lbs.||$1399|
|King||76" x 80"||123 lbs.||$1799|
|California King||72" x 84"||122 lbs.||$1799|
How Does the Avocado Mattress Feel?
The Avocado Green mattress is a firm mattress. It does not conform closely, so you won’t feel like you are sinking into the mattress. Rather, you will feel like you are floating on top of it. The comfort system includes 2 inches of Dunlop latex, which is firm and resilient. It offers moderate contouring for pressure point relief. This helps keep the spine aligned. The coils reinforce the comfort system, making it easy to move around or change positions as needed on the mattress. The Avocado Green mattress offers consistent support for every sleeping position and body type.
For those who want a medium firm mattress, the pillow top option adds 2 inches of Dunlop latex to the top of the mattress. This results in more pressure relief and a slightly softer feel when compared to the standard Green mattress. The added softness means there is more contouring and pressure point relief, but don’t expect to sink deeply into the pillow top mattress either. With 4 inches of Dunlop latex and a coil support core, the Avocado Green pillow top mattress still provides the feeling of sleeping “on” rather than “in” the mattress.
What Is the Avocado Made Of?
The Avocado Green mattress is 11 inches high and constructed of four layers. These layers include organic wool, natural Dunlop latex, and steel pocket coils. When the pillow top is added, the Avocado mattress has a 13-inch profile and an additional 2 inches of Dunlop latex. We’ll break down each layer of the Avocado mattress here.
The breathable cover of the Avocado Green mattress is made with organic cotton that wicks away moisture. The cover includes needle-tufted rosettes, as the mattress is made without toxic adhesives or solvents.
Beneath the cotton cover is a layer of organic wool, which acts as natural insulation and a fire barrier. Wool also wicks away moisture, resists microbes and dust mites, and regulates temperature. The cover has side handles to make it easier to move or adjust the mattress as needed.
The comfort layer is made of 2 inches of natural Dunlop latex. Dunlop latex is more durable than Talalay latex, and also requires less processing. The latex is sustainably harvested from rubber trees.
This layer is resilient, so it bounces back to its original shape when you shift or change positions. It is also breathable and antimicrobial. Latex moderately contours to the shape of your body for pressure point relief.
If you opt for the pillow top version of the Avocado Green mattress, this adds 2 inches of natural Dunlop latex to the top of the mattress for additional cushioning.
Beneath the latex comfort layer is 8 inches of pocketed coils. There are over 1,000 coils with 3 different gauges in this layer, which are divided into 5 ergonomic zones for targeted support and pressure relief. Stronger steel coils are used around the perimeter of the mattress for improved edge support. A 1-inch layer of natural Dunlop latex reinforces the coils.
The Avocado Green mattress has several certifications that attest to its environmentally conscious construction. The mattress includes GOLS and GOTS organic certified materials, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX certified wool, and is certified as a MADE SAFE product. The mattress is made without toxic materials or harmful chemicals. Additionally, Avocado uses carbon-neutral production. The mattress is made in the United States.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Avocado Mattress Best for?
The Avocado Green mattress is great for nearly every type of sleeper. Having an optional pillow top means there are two firmness levels for shoppers to choose from, based on their own personal preferences, sleeping position, and body type. Both options are on the firmer side of the firmness scale. However, they both offer pressure relief and gentle contouring. There are special considerations for each type of sleeper, which we’ll go over here.
Side sleepers need cushioning for their shoulders and hips and typically choose a soft to medium mattress as a result. The Avocado Green mattress is firmer than we typically expect a side sleeper to prefer, but it offers excellent pressure relief. The mattress is ideal for side sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. Lighter sleepers may find the mattress feels too firm.
Combination sleepers shift from their stomach to their side or back throughout the night. These sleepers need a mattress that offers ease of movement, and the Avocado mattress fits the bill. Resilient latex and bouncy coils make it easy to change positions. These layers also offer full-body support for each sleeping position.
The Avocado Green mattress is highly rated for back sleepers. It offers lumbar support with zoned coils and buoyant latex. The mattress has been shown to relieve pressure on the back and reduce aches and pains.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Avocado's Performance?
The Avocado Green mattress performs well across the board, but body weight will affect how the mattress feels. Personal preferences will play a role in whether or not the Avocado mattress is the right fit for you. We consider it to be a firm mattress, which will feel firmer for those who weigh less than 130 pounds and softer for those who weigh more than 200 pounds. In general, we have found that the Avocado Green mattress offers a different feel for each of the following weight categories.
For people who weigh less than 130 pounds, the Avocado Green mattress is supportive, but it feels quite firm. This firmness can put added pressure on the shoulders and hips for side sleepers. The buoyant feel of latex prevents sinking in, and this is more pronounced for lighter sleepers who put less pressure on the mattress. The pillow top version softens the mattress and may be a better choice for people in this category.
The Avocado Green mattress is highly rated by those who weigh between 130 and 200 pounds. This includes all sleeping positions, as the mattress offers a balance of contouring and support. The latex comfort system relieves pressure points while keeping the spine aligned. Those who know they want a medium firm mattress should opt for the pillow top instead of the standard mattress.
Sleepers who weigh more than 200 pounds benefit from the firmness of the Avocado mattress. The mattress offers excellent support for all sleeping positions and prevents sinking in too deeply. The durable materials also resist body impressions and sagging over time.
Is the Avocado Mattress Good for Couples?
The Avocado mattress is a good choice for couples, assuming both parties want a medium firm or firm mattress with a buoyant feel. When we recommend a mattress for couples, we look at several factors including motion isolation, ease of movement, temperature regulation, and edge support. These determine how well the mattress minimizes sleep disturbances for those who share the bed. They also factor into how good the mattress is for sexual activity.
Ample edge support and bounce in the Avocado Green mattress mean the mattress is supportive and resilient enough for most couples. It is easy to move around on the mattress. Additionally, the pocketed coils and thick comfort layers minimize motion transfer. For couples who prioritize motion isolation or want additional contouring, the pillow top addition is a better option.
The mattress also sleeps exceptionally cool thanks to its latex hybrid construction. This prevents heat retention and keeps couples comfortable.
Avocado's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
Avocado has two showrooms where you can try out and purchase the mattress: one in Hoboken, NJ, and one in Santa Monica, CA. The Avocado mattress is also available online.
At this time, the mattress is not available through third-party retailers.
Avocado offers free standard shipping to all 50 states. International shipping is not available at this time.
The mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box. Avocado ships primarily via FedEx. Due to weight restrictions, king and California king size mattresses are shipped via AGS. Avocado uses carbon-neutral shipping.
Allow 5-7 days for fulfillment of your order, and 1-8 business days for shipping. The mattress ships out of Los Angeles.
Once delivered, move the mattress to the bedroom. Unbox the mattress, Unwrap it from its outer layer of plastic, and unroll it on the bed frame. Remove any additional plastic wrap and allow the mattress to fully expand. This typically takes a few hours.
- Additional Services
Avocado offers White Glove Delivery for $199. This includes old mattress removal.
- Sleep Trial
The Avocado Green mattress comes with a 1-year sleep trial. There is no mandatory break-in period, though the company requests that you try out the mattress for 30 to 60 days before making a decision. This gives your body time to adjust to the new mattress.
If you decide to return the mattress, Avocado helps you find an organization to pick up the mattress as a donation and offers a full refund.
The Avocado Green mattress is protected by a 25-year warranty, which covers defects in materials and workmanship. In the first 10 years of coverage, Avocado will repair or replace a defective mattress at no charge. In years 11 through 25, Avocado replaces the mattress for a prorated share of the original mattress cost and transportation fees. This prorated amount starts at 50% in year 11, increasing by 5% each year, up to 95% in years 21 through 25.