Avocado vs Casper Mattress
Which is right for you? Is it the Avocado Green Mattress or Casper?
Last Updated: January 5, 2021
In today's comparison we explore the Casper vs Avocado Green Mattress debate. To be clear, we are focusing on the Original Casper mattress and how it stacks up against the most popular natural mattress online. We will explore all the usual subjects, including design, price, comfort, and firmness.
- Shipping — Both beds come with free shipping, and both are shipped in a box.
- Trial Period — You get 365 nights and 100 nights, respectively, to try Avocado and any of the Casper mattresses.
- Returns — Whether you choose Avocado or Casper, you get 100% free returns during the trial periods.
Why Buy The Avocado Green Mattress — The primary reasons why you might like Avocado, and why it’s so popular, all have to do with its design. While most online mattresses are made of foam and are targeting a price-sensitive consumer, Avocado is built for the eco-conscious shopper that cares about value most.
As you can see in the imagine above, Avocado has an off-white, earthy design thanks to the organic cotton cover. Everything about this mattress says “luxury” and “healthy.”
Inside The Latex Hybrid Design
At a high level, Avocado is a simple mattress. After all, it’s made with coils and latex foam, how special could it really be? Well, it’s not just the materials that make Avocado worth exploring, it’s their certifications. We can’t think of a mattress with more certifications than Avocado.
Avocado has pocketed coils for support, not traditional innersprings. What’s interesting is that those coils offer bounce, durability, and breathability, all without the typical amount of motion that would transfer through the bed if it used legacy innersprings.
Above the coils are two layers of latex foam. Initially, there is a firmer, latex base foam and then a comfort foam that’s a little softer. If you’ve ever tested a latex mattress before, you’ll know that it’s bouncy, responsive, and airy. That’s basically exactly what Avocado is like.
The bed also uses organic cotton and New Zealand wool in its cover and top layers. All together, you get a very supportive and responsive feel with a little cushioning mixed in. Avocado has much more information about the materials on AvocadoGreenMattress.com.
Optional Pillow Top
The Avocado Green Mattress is offered technically in two different models: with and without a pillow top. You are prompted at checkout to add the pillow top or keep with the standard Avocado mattress.
Without the pillow top, Avocado is quite firm and has just 3″ of latex foam. The easiest way to describe this standard model is firmer, supportive and responsive. This particular model is designed for stomach and back sleepers.
With the pillow top, you will pay more, but you get more cushioning as compared to the standard model. The pillow top adds about 2″ more of latex foam. This model is good for all sleeping positions, so long as you’re aware that it’s not “plush.”
Last we checked, the pillow top will cost you an additional $400 for the queen size mattress. You can see the pillow top on Avocado’s website.
Certifications For This Bed
Avocado has so many certifications that we typically don’t have time to go through all of them. In this case, however, we’ve listed them below for you.
- GREENGUARD Gold by UL Environment
- Formaldehyde Free Certified by UL Environment
- MADE SAFE Non-Toxic Certified
- GOLS Organic Certified Latex
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified Latex
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified Wool
- GOTS Certified Organic Wool
- OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified Cotton
- GOTS Organic Certified Cotton
That should be most of their certifications, but you can read even more on Avocado’s website. You could get lost reading about all of their safety and health certifications.
We also noticed that their factory in Los Angeles is 100% organic certified and they offset theirs emissions associated with shipping their products.
Why Casper Is The Better Bed — For many people, simplicity is key, and Casper is designed for just that consumer. If you’re telling yourself, “I need a comfortable foam bed.” Well, then, Casper should be at the top of your list to consider. This is the bed that almost anyone can get comfortable on.
What we often say is that you can think of Casper as the “safe pick.” Not many people run for the hills over Casper’s firmness, feel, price, or design. It’s just a bed for everyone.
What Makes Up The Casper Mattress
Casper is a three-layer foam mattress that measures 11″ thick in total (used to be 10″). The base layer is dense foam—nothing special there. The second layer is the “Zoned Support” layer which is split into thirds with the center third being slightly firmer and more supportive.
The “Zoned Support” layer is made of memory foam. Despite the fact that Casper has memory foam, it doesn’t feel at all like a memory foam mattress.
The main comfort layer is an “open cell” foam that’s basically a softer, neutral foam. This is primarily what you’ll feel when you lay on the Casper mattress.
All of the foams in the Casper mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are made without many harmful chemicals, metals, etc. For instance, the foams are made without ozone depleters, mercury, lead, formaldehyde, and more.
Interestingly, you can upgrade to get Casper Hybrid, which is still 11″ thick, but swaps the base foam with pocketed coils. This should provide more support, but doesn’t reduce how pressure relieving and comfortable the mattress is. You can see Casper Hybrid on the company’s website.
Put simply, Casper has a neutral/soft foam feel. It’s a comfortable mattress that’s highly accommodating.
Our team rates Casper at about a true medium on the firmness scale. It’s only available in the one firmness level, which should allow it to work for all sleeping styles. As it relates to Avocado, however, we give the edge to Casper for side sleepers.
As you can see, Casper is notably softer than Avocado, even though it’s not overly soft. If you are in the market for a softer/plush feeling, we definitely think you’ll prefer the Original Casper mattress.
You’ll Save Money With Casper
The last time we checked, Casper was a good deal more affordable than Avocado. That said, we consider both of them to be a really nice value, and would urge you to not make a decision based purely on the MSRP of the bed.
The queen size Casper is around $1,100 in terms of MSRP, making it slightly more expensive than the likes of Layla and Leesa, but not crazy by any means.
Avocado is about $1,400 for the queen standard version and $1,800 if you get the pillow top. Obviously, that’s more than Casper, but it’s to be expected for a natural and organic mattress.
Both brands, however, are no stranger to the coupon game. You will see them run promotions during all major holidays.
Casper Wave Mattress
When most people mention Casper, they are envisioning the Original mattress, but Casper Wave is also extremely popular. What makes Casper Wave different from the Original bed? In large part, they are very similar since they are both made of foam and there is a hybrid option. Casper Wave is 13″ thick and has five layers of foam.
The chief advantage with Casper Wave is that it’s slightly thicker and has a more advanced version of the zoned support featured on the Original Casper mattress. You can learn more about The Wave on Casper.com.
Final Verdict: Casper vs Avocado Green Mattress
We can’t tell you what to do, but we can help to make your decision a little easier. Here are the main points to keep in mind when you’re deciding between the Casper mattress and Avocado:
- Which design do you prefer—soft foam versus latex hybrid?
- What’s your favorite sleeping position?
- Is there a particular firmness level you’re looking for?
- What’s your budget for the new bed?
- How important are natural/organic materials?
- What is your current weight?
The answers to the questions above will help you to pick between the two beds. Hopefully you found this mattress comparison helpful. If you have any additional questions, feel free to send a note to our team.