Awara vs Avocado Green Mattress Comparison
A thorough look at how popular natural and organic mattresses, Awara and Avocado, stack up
Last Updated: January 5, 2021Jeff Rizzo
If you are shopping around for a natural mattress, you might have noticed that a lot of the beds available seem really similar. Awara and Avocado do match up in several categories, so it may be tough to figure out which is right for you. In this comparison, we will discuss the features of each mattress and what makes them stand out from the competition.
Awara vs Avocado Comparison
On average, people spend about a third of their life in bed, so it is no surprise that folks are starting to push for beds that provide the peace of mind of natural and organic materials. To be clear, just because a mattress does not fall into the natural and organic category does not mean that it is a bad or unhealthy product. There are rigorous health and safety standards that all beds must meet to be marketable.
Still, there are a lot of people who are very passionate about the impact—both on the environment and on their bodies—of products that they use. Going for a mattress like Avocado or Awara comes with several assurances that you will know exactly what is inside of your bed and where it came from.
In this list, we will look at the similarities and differences between these Awara vs Avocado based on categories such as:
- Feel and construction: The beds are similar, but without Avocado’s topper, Awara comes out to be a softer mattress.
- Price: Natural latex beds can be a little expensive but Awara is a slightly more approachable price (especially if you opt for Avocado’s optional pillow topper).
- Materials and certifications: Both companies use the cleanest materials on the market, however, Avocado takes it to the next level.
While Avocado might be the more popular option in the online bedding industry, that isn’t to say that Awara isn’t a very strong competitor in the game. If you ask us, it will ultimately depend on the amount of money you’re looking to spend, and the type of sleeping position you favor most.
Continue along to learn more about Awara vs Avocado, or use our jump-to links below to skip around the review’s different sections.
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Awara Mattress Review
Awara’s Construction And Materials
Perhaps the most notable similarity between Awara vs Avocado is their construction. They both have supportive pocketed coils and a bouncy layer of latex foam. The layers have a few differences in terms of thickness and material specifications, though.
Awara’s three layers are:
- Base layer – 9” of pocketed coils which provide a springy and supportive base and help limit motion transfer
- Comfort layer – 4” layer of Dunlop latex foam which is sponge-like material sourced from nature — tropical rubber trees to be exact. The porousness of the foam layer allows for air flow and does not trap heat as much as memory foams might
- A natural wool and cotton Euro top cover – This softens the bed and is more breathable than
Awara Feel And Firmness
We rated Awara somewhere around a medium-firm. Several of the people on our team consider it a “medium-firm+,” meaning it’s a hair firmer than Avocado.
Those with a heavier build might find that Awara feels slightly softer, and those with a more petite frame might think that Awara is properly firm.
Avocado Mattress Review
Here’s a deep-dive into the Avocado mattress, including how it’s built and who it’s best for.
Avocado Construction and Materials
Just like Awara, Avocado is a hybrid mattress. The layers consist of:
- Base layer – 8” layer of pocketed coils with zoned support to help with motion isolation and spinal alignment
- Comfort layer – 3” layer of certified organic Dunlop latex foam
- Optional topper – An additional 2” of latex foam with a softer profile to provide a more plush and cozy feel
Avocado offers an optional latex pillow topper that can be added for a few hundred dollars. This topper will add 2” to the overall height of the bed, while also softening the feel of the bed. We would honestly recommend it for practically anyone.
Avocado Mattress Feel And Firmness
We found that Avocado was pretty comfortable. We tested out the queen-sized mattress with the additional pillow-topper and found that the bed felt, on average, medium-firm. Without the topper, the bed would lie closer to firm on the scale.
Awara vs Avocado Mattress Pricing
When two beds are similar, the comparison might come down to the perks offered by the company and how the price tags stack up. As previously mentioned, Awara is the more affordable option when placed head-to-head against Avocado.
Awara vs Avocado Sleeper Type Analysis
Most mattresses aren’t one size fits all unless they come in a range of firmness levels. Depending on whether you sleep on your back, stomach, side or a combo, the Awara and Avocado mattresses may (or may not) be best for you.
Back And Stomach Sleepers
Based on our firmness rating above, we think Avocado and Awara would be awesome options for back and stomach sleepers—people who need more spinal support from their mattress. Heavy back sleepers may like Avocado (without the topper) for a bit more support.
Side sleepers typically need a mattress that is softer and more accommodating to relieve pressure, as their sleeping position puts some extra strain on shoulders and hips. As such, Awara and Avocado might not be the best choice unless you’re over 230 lbs.
If you twisted our arm choosing between Awara vs Avocado, we prefer Avocado with the pillow top to Awara for side sleepers.
If you tend to shift throughout the night, it depends on how much time you spend on your side compared to your stomach or back. For combination sleepers who spend a lot of time on your back and stomach, you should be fine on Awara or Avocado with the pillow top. If you favor your side, however, you might experience some hip or shoulder pain.
Petite To Average Sleepers
We only recommend this bed to back and stomach sleepers if you weigh under ~225 lbs. Otherwise, this mattress might be a bit to firm and supportive for you.
We think both Awara and Avocado mattresses are good for heavy individuals who need ample support and durability. Not only do these beds have hybrid constructions for longer-lasting support, but they’re also on the firmer end of the spectrum.
Awara vs Avocado Mattress Review Verdict
Ultimately, only you know your body type, sleeping style, budget, and production preferences, so we cannot make this decision for you. If you need more guidance, consider the following:
- Are you on a tight budget? If you are looking to spend as little “green” on your green mattress as possible, Awara is probably the better choice.
- How firm do you want your mattress to be? Without the added topper, Avocado is firm and Awara feels like a medium-firm.
- How long of a trial period do you want? Both Awara and Avocado offer 365 night trials.
- Do you like knowing exactly where your products come from? Avocado is more transparent about labor practices and manufacturing methods.
- Are you willing to invest in a bed that is natural and organic? If you don’t care about the eco-friendly features of these beds, you might want to consider some other comfortable mattresses online.
If you’re curious about any other beds, take a look at our other mattress reviews!
Company Information For Awara And Avocado
Awara and Avocado both have company policies designed to help you with the buying process:
- Shipping: Both companies will ship your mattress for free. The mattresses arrive compressed in a box.
- Free trial: Both Awara and Avocado offer a 365-day trial period. That’s more than the typical 100 days mattress companies offer.
- Warranty: Avocado offers a 25-year warranty, which is more than double the typical 10-year warranty. Awara offers a “forever” warranty, which covers the bed as long as you own it.
You can check the websites for more details about these policies.
Natural And Organic Materials Certifications
Both beds have certifications to show the materials the beds use.
- Springs: Avocado’s spring system is made in the US with recycled steel.
- Latex foam: The foam is certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). Avocado also owns the certified organic and FSC designated farm and processing facility in India where Avocado grows and manufactures the latex. The latex is naturally antimicrobial and nontoxic.
- Dunlop latex: This kind of latex is produced in an energy efficient way to limit climate emissions.
- Climate partners: Avocado works with partners to get as close to carbon neutral in manufacturing and shipping practices as possible.
- GOTS textiles: The textiles are GOTS certified. The cotton, which is sourced in America, and wool, which is sourced at Avocado’s farm in India, are grown and manufactured in accordance with rigorous specifications to ensure they are free of any harmful substances.
- GreenGuardGold certification: This is a difficult and rigorous standard to meet.
Avocado also offers a fully Vegan mattress option, which omits the wool in the comfort layer and opts for a hydrated silica, which acts as a fire retardant, an important international requirement for mattresses.
Additionally, Avocado is transparent about production methods and labor practices. Both its facilities are GOLS and GOTS certified and carry certifications from the International Labor Organization, Made Safe, the Organic Trade Association, and Green America, to name a few. These certifications ensure that Avocado is true to their claims of strong standards to protect farmers and factory workers, minimize waste and discharge and uphold sustainability and social responsibility.
- Latex: Awara’s latex is also made with natural rubber sap and carries a certification from the Rainforest Alliance, which means the latex meets standards for environmental, social and economic sustainability.
- Dunlop latex: Awara also uses Dunlop latex.
- Climate partners: Awara also uses climate partners to help reduce emissions.
Awara uses latex foam with Rainforest Alliance certification and a natural wool and cotton cover on its beds. The Avocado is made of Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certified latex and covered in an organic wool and cotton mattress cover.
An organic mattress is typically more expensive. Buying one is an investment. The Awara has a lifetime warranty on its organic latex while the Avocado has a 25-year warranty.