Avocado vs Purple Mattress Comparison
Should you get Avocado Green Mattress, which has coils and latex foam, or Purple that's unlike any other bed?
Last Updated: October 1, 2020Matt Ross
In this post, we explore the highs and lows of the Avocado mattress and Purple. We discuss firmness, feel, construction, natural/organic materials, pricing, and more. Ultimately, we're looking for which mattress is best for you.
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|Latex Foam||$200 Off Code: GREEN200||The Avocado Green Mattress is the most sought after natural/organic mattress online. It’s supportive, comfortable, and constructed with high quality materials.|
|Unique||Free Gifts w/ Mattress Purchase||Purple Hybrid is a coil mattress that features a proprietary comfort layer called Hyper-Elastic Polymer. It’s a unique mattress thats comfortable and great for hot sleepers.|
Purple vs Avocado Mattress Overview
While Avocado and Purple don’t have a lot in common, they are two of the more popular online mattress brands. Many people choose between the two, so we’re going to explore the major differences between them and where each of them has an edge.
Of course, we have also posted full, in-depth reviews of Purple and Avocado separately, which you can find on our Mattress Reviews page as well as linked further down in this post. For now, let’s dig into the reasons why Avocado bests Purple and vice versa:
- Feel and firmness: They may share characteristics, but the beds feel nothing alike.
- Temperature: Avocado and Purple offer great mattresses for hot sleepers, but we have to give the edge to Purple if temperature regulation is your main concern.
- Materials: Avocado is a natural/organic mattress. Both brands manufacture their mattresses in the United States, but Avocado is targeting health-conscious consumers.
- Price: Pricing varies based on which mattress you choose.
Jump-To Links For This Comparison:
Purple Vs Avocado Mattress Video
Keep reading to learn more about which mattress is right for you.
Avocado Mattress Review
Avocado Construction And Materials
Avocado has to be the most talked about “natural mattress” on the Internet. And we can see why—it’s built to a higher caliber than your standard online bed-in-a-box mattress and is one of our favorite beds, period. That said, it’s not for everyone and some people will genuinely prefer a Purple mattress over Avocado. So, let’s dive into the big differentiators for Avocado vs. Purple.
As you’d expect, the first big advantage that Avocado has going for it is the construction of the mattress. Avocado is in a league of its own.
The basic construction breakdown is as follows:
- Bottom layer: The bottom of the Avocado mattress is recycled pocketed steel coils for edge-to-edge support.
- Top layers: The remaining layers are created from 100 percent GOLS organic-certified latex.
The Avocado mattress is made in California and has several health certifications. It’s GREENGUARD Gold certified, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified and GOTS-certified. You can read more about the materials on Avocado’s website, but suffice it to say that this is indeed “green.”
Avocado Mattress Feel And Firmness
Given that Avocado uses latex foam and coils, you can expect it to be a bouncy/responsive mattress.
The Avocado mattress is firm, at least for the standard model; however, the pillow topper will soften the bed. Anyone who favors their back or stomach will appreciate how firm Avocado is.
Given that it uses coils and latex foam (two highly durable materials), Avocado is a good option for individuals weighing up to about 400 lb. In other words, Avocado is durable, supportive and responsive.
Avocado Sleeper Type Analysis
Because the Avocado mattress falls on the firmer side, strict side sleepers may not find the pressure relief they need to sleep comfortably at night whether or not they opt for the pillow topper.
As for back, stomach and combo sleepers, the Avocado is a great choice. Its hybrid construction provides ample support and responsiveness, allowing most sleepers to stay comfortable all night long.
Best For All Sleepers
Typically, latex foam beds aren’t a suitable option for those weighing more than 250lbs. However, because of the unique hybrid construction of the Avocado mattress which features coils and latex foam, sleepers up to 400lbs can sleep comfortably through the night.
While it’s a good match for leaner folks as well, it’s best suited for those who prefer a firmer feel to their bed.
Avocado Pros And Cons
- All organic materials
- Edge-to-edge support
- Heavier sleepers (up to 400lbs) can use this bed
- Firm bed, even with added pillow topper
- Little thermal regulation
- Side sleepers may not get as much support
Other Avocado Products
- Avocado Green Pillow
- Avocado Natural Wood Bed Frame
- Avocado Organic Cotton Mattress Pad Protector
Avocado Mattress Ratings
- Better Business Bureau (BBB): Avocado Mattress, LLC has received an F rating according to BBB’s website. However, it does not have many reviews.
- Amazon Reviews: Avocado mattresses are currently unavailable for purchase through Amazon and therefore are not rated by Amazon’s reviewers.
Avocado vs Purple Pricing
The original Purple mattress is the most affordable bed from either brand. It has an MSRP for a queen size of about $1,100. Next is Avocado without the pillow topper, which has an MSRP (again, for a queen size) of about $1,400. The base Purple Hybrid is about $1,600, and Avocado with the topper is about $1,800. The two Purple Hybrid Premier beds are quite a bit more.
As you can tell, the pricing is all over the place. In some cases, Purple is more affordable, and in other cases, Avocado is more affordable. It depends on the model and size that you select.
Purple Mattress Review
Purple Mattress Construction And Materials
Purple mattresses have quickly become one of the most popular bed-in-a-box brands on the market. From the quirky commercials to the proprietary mattress materials, Purple has made a name for itself in the comfort business in a short period of time.
Purple mattresses are constructed from a unique material invented by the company’s founders. The material is called Hyper-Elastic Polymer and is the secret behind what makes Purple so popular.
Hyper-Elastic Polymer behaves differently from the latex foam in Avocado mattresses in that it bends and contorts itself where and when you apply pressure. When you lay on your side, the Hyper-Elastic Polymer top layer will conform to the shape of your body almost perfectly so that you keep a neutral spine—same goes for laying on your back and stomach.
What Purple Beds Feel Like
In short, Purple mattresses feel like nothing else you’ve experienced on a bed before. That’s because Hyper-Elastic Polymer is both firm and soft, at the same time. Somehow, Purple beds end up providing great pressure relief under your hips and shoulders, but it also supports under your lower back and trunk.
Additionally, as you can see in the video above, Hyper-Elastic Polymer is extremely responsive, even as compared to latex foam. It bounces immediately back to shape without leaving any body indentation. A good way to think of it is that Hyper-Elastic Polymer combines the pressure relief you typically get from memory foam mattresses with the responsiveness you usually only see in latex mattresses.
Purple Sleeper Type Analysis
Purple mattresses are among our favorite beds for combination sleepers because that top layer makes rotating positions in the middle of the night effortless. However, the Hyper-Elastic Polymer makes this mattress suitable for virtually any sleeper type, including back, stomach and side sleepers.
Best For Lean Sleepers
While the Hyper-Elastic Polymer used in Purple mattresses provides ample support, it still isn’t as supportive as the recycled steel coils used in the Avocado mattress. That said, we recommend heavier individuals weighing more than 250lbs either opt for the Purple Hybrid mattress or the Avocado Green mattress to accommodate their needs.
Purple Mattress Temperature Regulation
Latex foam, like you’ll see in the Avocado mattress, is known to be a naturally cooler sleeping material than most polyurethane foams. As such, we typically encourage hot sleepers to try out at least one latex mattress.
Having said that, it’s hard to do any better than Purple in terms of regulating temperature. In fact, of the two brands we’re comparing here, we do have to give the edge to Purple on the topic of hot sleepers.
Because that top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer is laid out in a grid format, it creates hundreds of little air pockets. This ensures that the mattress itself does not trap heat the way memory foam does, for example.
Purple Hybrid Mattresses
The original Purple mattress is 10” thick and has two layers of foam (8” in total) and 2” of Hyper-Elastic Polymer. We think it’s an affordable, nice option for anyone who weighs less than 250 lb. The mattress is about a medium on the soft/firm scale — perhaps a hair softer.
Purple also has some hybrid mattresses:
- Purple Hybrid starts with pocketed coils (for added durability and support) and has 2” of Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This is the firmest mattress that Purple makes. It’s about a medium-firm on the soft/firm scale. It will be suitable for all sleeping styles, though perhaps more ideal for back and stomach sleepers given its level of firmness. This model used to be known as the New Purple 2.
- Purple Hybrid Premier 3 has the same foundation layers, but then has 3” of Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This is about a proper medium on the firmness scale and is fine for all sleepers. This bed used to be called the New Purple 3.
- Purple Hybrid Premier 4 is the same as 2 and 3 only with 4” of Hyper-Elastic Polymer. It’s softer than 2 and 3, but still highly supportive. This model is probably our favorite mattress from the brand. It offers an almost weightless experience. This mattress used to go by the title New Purple 4.
Purple Pros And Cons
- Thermal regulation
- Maximum pressure relief
- Body contouring Hyper-Elastic Polymer
- Not ideal for heavier folks (> 250lbs)
- Heavier than average mattress
- Not a traditional memory foam feel
Other Purple Reviews
Purple Mattress Ratings
- Better Business Bureau (BBB): Purple received an A+ rating according to the BBB site.
- Amazon Reviews: Amazon reviewers rank the Purple mattress a 4.1 out of 5 stars, citing it for its temperature control and comfort.
Purple vs Avocado: Company Policy Details
When purchasing a bed-in-a-box mattress, it’s important to understand what the company policies are. Below is an outline of the company policies for both Avocado and Purple:
- Free shipping and returns: Both companies offer free shipping and free returns with no restocking or pickup fees.
- Risk-free trial: Purple offers customers a 100-night trial period while Avocado offers a full year.
- Delivery and setup: Both Purple and Avocado mattresses are roll-packed and shipped inside of a box (Avocado) or bag (Purple). Purple provides free mattress removal as well as free placement in your bed frame. Avocado offers this service as well
,but charges a $199 fee.
- Warranties: Purple provides customers with a 10-year warranty on its mattresses while Avocado boasts a 25-year warranty, which is tiered at year 10.
Avocado vs Purple Mattress Review Verdict
All in all, both Avocado and Purple mattresses provide a great option for those seeking a bed-in-a-box sleeping solution. Whether you choose the Avocado or the Purple depends largely on your personal preference. If you like a firmer feel to your mattress and tend to sleep on your back or stomach, the Avocado might be your better option.
However, if you’re a hot sleeper that prefers a slightly softer, more conforming feel to your mattress, the Purple is the way to go. Be sure to check in with our mattress deals to take advantage of extra savings no matter what brand you choose!
The Avocado Green mattress is only available for purchase online. Purple mattresses are available through its online store as well as select retail locations. Both companies offer a risk-free trial period with free shipping and returns, however, so you’ll never be stuck with a bed you don’t like if it ends up not suiting your comfort needs.
It depends on your personal preference. In general, heavier folks and people who prefer a firmer mattress feel should go with the Avocado. Those who are looking for a slightly softer mattress with thermal regulation will enjoy the Purple. It all boils down to what you like the most!
Both companies offer financing options to help customers save on their outright expenses. Simply select the financing options at checkout to see if you qualify.
Because the Avocado mattress has coils in the bottom layer, you will need a box spring to properly use it. As for the Purple mattress, you will not need a box spring as there are no coils used in its construction.