Before we get into the post, here’s a short break down of the standout differences we’ll be covering:
So those are the points we’ll be hitting in this comparison. Read on for all the details.
Avocado and Saatva are both well-recognized and well-reputed brands in the online mattress space. They often end up on the same short list for shoppers because the two brands have similar marketing tactics and cater to a similar demographic of sleepers.
The Saatva Mattress is a luxury online bed that is known to be high quality and quite comfortable. Besides the Saatva Luxury mattress (the focus of today’s comparison), the company also offers two other beds as well. The first is Zenhaven, which is a double-sided 100% talalay latex foam mattress. Next is Loom & Leaf, which is an all-foam bed that has a deep memory foam feel.
Saatva’s three firmness level options make it an accommodating mattress for just about any and every sleeper. Regardless of body type or sleeper type (side, back, stomach, or combo), you can likely choose a Saatva bed with the right firmness for you.
The flagship Saatva mattress is offered in Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. The Luxury Firm is their most popular and we think it will be a good option for a wide range of sleepers.
We’d suggest that folks consider their weight and sleeper type when they pick their firmness level. If you’re heavier than the average body type (let’s say 250+ lb), you might want to consider the Firm option. If you’re a petite side sleeper, you’ll probably be most comfortable on the Plush Soft.
Like Avocado, Saatva uses both coils and layers of foam. What sets it apart from many hybrid beds, though, is that it contains dual layers of coils. Here’s how the layers break down:
An innerspring system serves as the base layer of the bed, topped by a pocketed coil system, then a layer of memory foam, and finally a nice Euro pillow top, all wrapped up in an organic cotton cover.
Saatva’s two layers of coils make it a very supportive and especially durable bed. Not only will the coils keep heavy back sleepers properly supported, but they’ll also extend the lifespan of the bed.
It’s also worth noting that this mattress comes in two heights—an 11.5” Custom Slim model and a 14.5” Premier Luxury model. The difference in height won’t affect the feel of the mattress, though. It’s purely an aesthetic option.
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As of the time of this post, the Saatva mattress is significantly more affordable than the Avocado mattress, both with and without the pillow top. A quick look at the MSRPs for a queen size mattress from each company has the Saatva at around $1,100 and the Avocado with the pillow top at around $1,800.
However, with that said, Avocado does seem to be more aggressive than Saatva when it comes to sales, discounts and deals. You can typically expect to receive around a $100-$200 discount on the Avocado Green mattress. Check the green discount box at the top of your screen to see what the current promotion is.
If Saatva and Avocado are a little out of your price range, you may be interested in checking out our list of the Best Beds Under $1,000.
The Avocado Green mattress is one of the most popular and recognizable eco-friendly beds on the market right now. In fact, it was even a Consumer Reports recommended mattress last time we checked.
Avocado is made with a host of natural and eco-friendly materials, which is precisely what qualifies it as a “green” mattress. It’s also one of the areas where Avocado stands apart from Saatva.
The cover of Avocado is made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and has a soft feel along with a pleasant, somewhat earthy scent.
The foam layer of the bed is made with 100% GOLS organic certified latex, which comes with the inherent benefits of being antimicrobial (mold, dust mite, and allergen resistant!) and cooler-sleeping than other foams. Latex foam is also a very durable, resilient material that provides ample support, while still allowing your body to find pressure relief where needed.
The pocketed coil system in the Avocado mattress is made with recycled steel—a nice effort on the company’s part to find a more sustainable way source the non-organic materials in their product. Other materials in the Avocado include natural hydrated silica, which acts as a fire barrier, and GOTS certified wool imported from India. Lastly, all of their products are manufactured in a GOTS and GOLS certified factory.
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Avocado is a hybrid mattress, meaning it uses both foam and coils in its construction. We went over the materials in the previous section, but here’s how it all breaks down: You get an 8” layer of individually wrapped pocketed coils at the base, then a 3” layer of latex foam, and then an additional 2” of latex foam if you get the optional pillow top.
We advocate for the optional pillow top because it adds some really pleasant cushiony comfort to an otherwise quite firm mattress. Of course, if you’re looking for a bed that is a true firm, you can get that by forgoing the pillow top. With the pillow top, the Avocado lands around a medium-firm on the firmness scale.
In the end, these are both really quality beds. Whether you go with Saatva or Avocado, you’ll be getting a well-made product. If you’re still having trouble settling on one or the other, consider these main points again, now that you’ve read through the post:
How much do you care about the eco-friendliness of your bed? If you care enough to pay more for it, go for Avocado.
Do you prefer latex foam (and its benefits) or more of a traditional innerspring type feel? For latex, go Avocado. For more of a traditional mattress feel, go Saatva.
Do you need firmness options or extra support? If so, Saatva is the pick.
And finally, what’s your budget? If it’s under $1,400, you’ll be going with Saatva.
As you may have noticed while nosing around various online mattress retailers, there’s a fairly standard set of policies. Generally speaking, an online bed comes with free shipping, a 100-night trial period, free returns with a full refund, or a 10-year warranty if you decide to keep the mattress. Avocado and Saatva, though, don’t follow those exact terms.
Avocado follows the industry standards in terms of shipping and returns but they step it up a notch when it comes to their trial period and warranty. The company offers a 365 night sleep trial and backs their beds with a 25 year warranty.
Saatva has pretty much their own set of policies. They offer free white glove delivery, which means the mattress will actually be brought in and set up by a delivery service, rather than left on the front porch in its box. They’ll also remove your old mattress for you if you don’t plan to keep it.
Saatva then offers a 120-night trial period and a 15-year warranty. However, if you do decide you want to return the mattress, you’ll have to pay a $99 return transportation fee (but you’ll be refunded the rest of your purchase).