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saatva vs avocado mattress review

Saatva vs Avocado Mattress

They both have coils, but is the Avocado Green Mattress or Saatva the correct pick for you? Learn more here.

Avocado and Saatva are both known for making high-quality, eco-friendly beds, so we decided to put them head-to-head in this direct comparison. We break down the major reasons why you may prefer one bed over the other.
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Saatva is a premium online mattress with a dual coil system that provides ample support. It's also offered in three firmness levels, all of which have an organic cotton euro top.
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Avocado is a green mattress made with organic cotton, organic latex foam, and recycled steel.

Avocado Mattress vs Saatva Quick Overview

Before we get into the post, here’s a short break down of the standout differences we’ll be covering:

  • Materials and Construction — Avocado is a latex foam hybrid, while Saatva is more of a traditional innerspring bed.
  • Options — Saatva comes in three different firmness options, and Avocado has an optional pillow top.
  • Price — Saatva is more affordable than Avocado.

So those are the points we’ll be hitting in this comparison. Read on for all the details.

Mattress Comparison Introduction

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.

Saatva Mattress


  • Folks who like a more traditional innerspring feel
  • All body types and sleeper types
  • Folks who want to choose their firmness profile
  • People who need or want extra support

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 Is More Affordable

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 $1,300 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 get around a $100-$200 discount on Avocado. 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 Mattresses Under $1,000.

Saatva Firmness Levels

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.

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The Saatva mattress accommodates all sleeper types

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.

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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. You can see all three firmness levels on Saatva’s website.

Saatva Construction

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.

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Saatva mattress layers

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.

SEE ALSO: Saatva vs Purple Mattress Comparison

Avocado Green Mattress


  • Eco-conscious shoppers looking for a green mattress
  • Folks who tend to sleep hot
  • Back, stomach and combo sleepers
  • People who like the feel of latex foam

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 Mattress Materials

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. You can see all of Avocado’s health certifications on their website.

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Avocado is a supportive, premium mattress

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.

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Avocado has natural and organic materials

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.

SEE ALSO: Best Organic & Natural Mattresses List

Avocado Mattress Construction

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.

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Avocado mattress layers

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.

Saatva Mattress vs Avocado Verdict

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.

Review Team

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Dillon Lopez

Combo Sleeper


Jack Reynoso

Combo Sleeper

Dillon Payne

Dillon Payne

Combo Sleeper


JD Christison

Combo Sleeper