Before we get into the post, here is a preview of the main points we’ll be discussing when it comes to Leesa and Avocado:
- Feel — Leesa feels like a classic foam mattress, while Avocado is bouncy and supportive.
- Firmness — Leesa is a medium and Avocado comes in firm, or you can make it feel like a medium-firm if you get the optional topper.
- Construction — All-foam design with Leesa and a hybrid latex construction in the case of Avocado.
- Body Type — Leesa is best for petite to medium sized individuals, while Avocado accommodates sleepers with all body types.
- Price — Avocado retails for about $400 more than Leesa does.
As you can tell, there’s a lot to go over. So continue along for all of the major details about Leesa and Avocado.
Quick Overview Of The Leesa vs Avocado Debate
The theme of this comparison revolves around the differences between the incredibly popular Leesa mattress, and the organic mattress Avocado. They both bring something to the table, but it all depends on what features entice you more. Would you rather sleep on a top rated mattress that most people find comfortable and accommodating, or a mattress containing materials found in nature? Don’t worry, we know you probably came to this comparison because you don’t have the answer. Hopefully by the end of this, you have an idea of which mattress between Leesa and Avocado fits you best.
Organic Construction Of Avocado
The Avocado mattress is a hybrid bed, and starts off with an 8” thick layer of individually encased coils made from recycled steel. They make the mattress bouncier, more durable, and provide zoned support for your body. The next slab of material in an Avocado mattress is made from 100% GOTS organic certified latex foam, a naturally-derived material.
It’s the top layer of the mattress, and provides the bulk of the mattresses’ comfort, unless you opt for the mattress topper. Avocado offers a mattress topper to soften the feel of the mattress a bit, as it adds an extra 2” of soft latex foam.
It will cost a little extra dough, about $240-$500 depending on the size you want to get. And even after the topper, Avocado is still a mattress that leans towards the firmer side of the spectrum. In our opinion, the topper makes Avocado a better overall mattress—and most consumers that are interested in Avocado should consider paying more for it.
Other organic materials found in an Avocado mattress include 100% GOTS organic certified wool and 100% GOTS organic certified cotton. Also, as a heads up, Avocado also makes a fully vegan mattress without the wool batting, though, it’s nowhere near as popular as the standard model.
Overall Firmness Rating For Avocado
So how firm is the Avocado mattress exactly? Without the mattress topper we just mentioned, we think it lands at a firm on our scale. With the topper, our team agreed that it makes the bed feel more like a medium-firm. So this isn’t exactly the best mattress for folks looking for a soft and cushy feel.
With that said, we think it’s the most ideal for back and stomach sleepers who need a firm mattress to support their spine and trunk. We also think if you get the topper, heavier side sleepers will find the mattress comfortable, but it may be a little too firm for petite side sleepers. If you identify with this body type, take a look at our list on the best mattresses for side sleepers.
Now to get into the feel of Avocado, we think it has a traditional bouncy innerspring feel with a little softness peeking through from the top layer. With the pillow top, the bed feels a little bit more plush, but still like a firm innerspring bed.
How Weight Affects The Feel Of A Mattress
In this post, we discussed the feel and firmness of both Leesa and Avocado, but you should always keep in mind that our ratings come from the perspective of a medium sized individual. However, the more weight you apply on a mattress, the softer it’s going to feel. So lighter individuals will find the mattresses we discussed today a little firmer, while heavier folks will find the mattresses softer than we thought.
For those who weigh 250+ lbs, we always recommend a hybrid mattress like Avocado, instead of an all-foam one like Leesa. They’re generally more supportive, and will be more long lasting than a bed made with all foam. If this sounds like you and you want to look at other hybrid beds, check out or post on the best mattresses for heavy people.
Comparing Leesa and Avocado Prices
Considering Avocado is made with organic materials, you can assume it’s going to be a little more expensive than your average-priced bed-in-a-box mattress like Leesa. A queen size Leesa mattress retails for around $1,100, and Avocado retails for about $1,400.
Luckily, they both run promotions pretty often. So you can usually get around $100-$200 off MSRP. Still, Avocado comes out to be slightly more expensive, even with discounts applied. So we think Leesa might be a better option for folks on a tighter budget. You can visit our Mattress Deals page to see current promotions for these beds and dozens of others.
Materials And Construction Of Leesa
A Leesa mattress is made from three layers of material, and they total out to 10” thick. The first layer from the bottom is what we typically see with all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses, a dense layer of support foam to provide a solid foundation for the remaining slabs of material.
Next is a 2” thick layer of memory foam to act as a transition between the top and bottom layer, but also to provide relief to your pressure points.
The top layer of a Leesa mattress is made up of a proprietary foam called LSA200, and all it means is that it’s a foam manufactured specifically for this bed. This is the layer responsible for bringing you comfort, and we think it does a pretty good job at doing it.
Prior to September 2019, Leesa constructed their mattresses with a convoluted foam (think egg crate foam), and we think it was an upgrade since LSA200 is a little more comfortable and more durable. The new LSA200 Foam is more pressure relieving, breathable, and responsive than foams they’ve used in the past.
How Does Leesa Feel?
Sleeping on Leesa sort of feels like laying on a pile of fluffy marshmallows or cotton candy. The top layer is light and airy, while you slightly feel the pressure relieving memory foam underneath. So together, the foams give the bed a general, soft foam feel.
In all honesty, it’s a really tame, bland feeling. But that can be a great thing for a mattress, because that means most sleepers will find it really accommodating.
On our scale from soft to firm, we rated Leesa smack dab in the middle at a medium—though perhaps it’s more like a medium+ if you want to get technical. This is another reason why it’s suitable for a wide range of people. We think it feels pretty soft and pressure relieving, but it’s not too soft to the point where it doesn’t support your spine. We think it has a pretty good balance between the two. That means it’s a suitable mattress for all sleeper types (side, stomach, back, and combo).
So who do we think Leesa and Avocado are best for? It depends on a few key questions.
- So who do we think Leesa and Avocado are best for? It depends on a few key questions.
- Do you want a mattress on the softer side of the spectrum? You should look into Leesa over Avocado.
- Are you a fan of organic products and materials? It sounds like Avocado is your pick.
- Are you a price conscious buyer? Leesa is more affordable than Avocado by a few hundred dollars.
- Are you more heavy set? Avocado is a hybrid, therefore a better fit for heavier folks.
So like we said in the beginning, it really depends on your preferences and what you’re willing to spend your money on. Hopefully we were helpful with this comparison, and you’re free to check out the other full-length mattress reviews we have on over a hundred brands.
How Leesa And Avocado Handle Shipping, Returns, Trials, etc.
Purchasing a mattress over the internet is obviously a completely different experience than buying one in person, so bed-in-a-box brands offer extra incentives to encourage you to go down the unconventional path of buying a mattress that’s shipped to your home in a box. Most online mattress brands will give you a 10-year warranty, a 100-night free trial period, free returns, and free shipping.
Leesa is one of the trailblazers responsible for setting the standard for these perks, so that’s what you can expect if you purchase a Leesa mattress. You can also buy White Glove Delivery if you decide to go with Leesa, which means you’ll have someone set up the mattress for you when they deliver it.
Avocado offers a longer than average warranty policy and free trial as well, so you’ll get a full year to test your bed out, and a 25-year warranty if you decide to keep it. So we think they have a slight edge in the company policy category.