You may know the Avocado green mattress, but we’re here with a hot off the presses review on the latest mattress from Avocado. That’s right, environmentally friendly and organic mattress giant Avocado has come out with a new bed – the Avocado Eco Organic Mattress.
You should expect all the same from Avocado – hypoallergenic properties, quality materials that were sustainably sourced, and no toxic chemicals. The difference is the Eco Organic mattress is Avocado’s most affordable mattress. And it’s available for both kids and cribs beds as well.
Avocado Eco Organic Mattress Review
Avocado Eco Organic Mattress Firmness and Feel
How firm is the Avocado Eco Organic bed?
Like the standard Avocado mattress, we think the Eco Organic mattress falls around a medium-firm to a firm on our scale. Unlike the Avocado Green bed, you don’t have the option to add a pillowtop. So what you see is what you get.
This bed definitely sways on the firmer side, so back sleepers or people with back pain will be right at home. There are softer mattresses out there, so if you’re looking for a plush bed with lots of layers to sink into, the Eco Organic might not be your dream bed.
How does the Avocado bed feel?
If you’ve laid on an Avocado bed before, then you will know how the Eco Organic bed feels. It has a standard latex foam feel that’s spongy and bouncy. When you lay on it, you can feel the support of the pocketed coil layer, and the 2” layer of latex foam gives you plenty of comfort.
Again, it isn’t going to give you the slow, sinking-in feeling you’ll get with traditional memory foam mattresses like Tempurpedic. You should expect more of a traditional innerspring bed feel, similar to the Avocado Green mattress.
Avocado Eco Organic Mattress Construction
In terms of construction, you should expect all the same eco-friendly benefits you get from Avocado. All the latex and wool are sustainably sourced from Avocado’s farms, and the coils are recycled steel. The bed sports some pretty important certifications like GOTS materials, MADE SAFE®, Greenguard Gold, FSC®, eco-INSTITUT®, and more.
So let’s get down to what’s actually in the bed. The Eco Organic bed from Avocado is 10-inches total. You won’t have the option for a pillow top here, but we don’t think that’s a make it or break it factor for most people.
- Recycled steel coil base: The base layer of the Eco Organic bed is 8” of pocketed coils that are double tempered to improved durability.
- Comfort layer: This latex foam layer is comprised of 2” GOLS-certified Dunlop latex. This is where the comfort comes from.
- Cover: Made with organic cotton and 1” wool, the quilted cover of the Eco Organic bed has a lightweight, GOTS organic canvas bottom.
Avocado Review Sleeper Analysis
We know all bodies are different, and not every bed is right for you. We thought we would put it in terms you can connect to –– what position do you sleep in at night? Surprisingly, the position you sleep in is one of the most important factors to consider when you’re shopping for a mattress.
- Side sleepersNot So Good For
Given the firmness profile of the Eco Organic bed (medium-firm to firm), we would suggest that only side sleepers who are looking for a firmer mattress choose this bed.
Petite side sleepers –– who will put less pressure on the bed –– will probably find this bed too firm for their liking. The last thing you want is to develop those pesky pressure points at your hips, shoulders, or knees.
- Back and stomach sleepersGood For
While it might not be the best for side sleepers, the Eco Organic mattress is a really good choice for people who sleep on their back or stomach.
Back and stomach sleepers need a firm mattress that keeps their spine aligned at night. Otherwise, you’re going to wake up with a stiff neck or achy back. If you’re someone with back pain and want an eco-friendly bed, keep Avocado on your list. The firmness of the bed will make sure your weight is evenly distributed.
- Combo sleepersGood For
Combo sleepers can be tough to nail down. Think about what position you spend the most time in at night. If it’s mostly your back or stomach, then you’ll be pleased with this bed. If you spend most of the time on your side, keep in mind the firmness of this bed.
Avocado Body Type Analysis
Do you know what else matters when you’re shopping for a mattress? Your body type. That’s right folks; unfortunately, how much you weigh will play a part in which bed you should choose. But why? It’s all about how much pressure you put on the mattress. For the sake of this review, we define an “average body type” as 150 – 250 lbs.
- Petite body types
Petite body types put the least pressure on the mattress. This means that it will feel firmer to them, and that’s not just Avocado; that’s true for all mattresses. We think petite sleepers will be able to sleep just fine on this mattress, though it might be too firm if they sleep on their side.
- Average body types
If you’re looking for a mattress that falls on the firmer side of the scale, then the Avocado Eco Organic bed should be on your list. It’s definitely not the softest bed out there, but plenty of people value that in a mattress. Average body types will have no problem on this bed.
- Heavy body types
As you might have guessed, heavy body types put the most pressure on a mattress, which means the bed will feel softer to them. Given Avocado makes durable, firm mattresses, we think it’s perfectly suited for anyone who falls into this category.
How Much Is The Avocado Mattress?
Most organic or vegan mattresses aren’t cheap. There’s no sugar coating it; they’re a big investment that rules them out for many people. That’s why we are excited about Avocado’s Eco Organic mattress. It’s really affordable; you can snag a queen mattress under $1,000. That’s almost unheard of in the organic mattress space.
As a bonus, you can finance a mattress through Avocado with Affirm or Shopify in four installments.
Avocado Eco Organic Mattress Performance
You’ll get pressure relief with the Avocado Eco Organic bed, just don’t expect a cloud. It is by no means a soft bed. That said, the 2” organic latex layer will make sure you are comfortable and don’t develop pressure points. You just might not get all the pressure relief you could get from a softer mattress. It all comes down to your preference for firmness.
A lot of mattresses out there boast special temperature cooling features that promise to keep you cool during the night. To be honest, most beds don’t really live up to the hype. The Eco Organic mattress does. Given its firmness and materials, we think this bed will sleep on the cooler. Latex foam’s open-cell structure keeps it from trapping heat, and the pocketed coils promote airflow.
We wouldn’t consider it an active cooling mattress, but it will certainly sleep cooler than a memory foam bed, for example.
We like Avocado mattresses for their durability. They are just well-made mattresses with high-quality materials like double-tempered coils. Hybrid mattresses tend to be more durable and more supportive than memory foam mattresses. Particularly for heavier folks, we always recommend going with a hybrid bed.
Edge support is one of those things you might not think about but are actually really important. So what is edge support? It’s pretty simple; it’s essentially how solid the bed is around the edge of the bed. Why does this matter? Well, for everyone, it might not. But if you share the bed with someone else and need access to the entire sleeping surface, then you need the edges to hold up. The last thing you want is to roll off the bed at night.
[Read: What Is Edge Support?]
Avocado has strong support around the edges of the bed. As you can see in the picture below, when our team member JD lays on the edge of the bed, it doesn’t fold under his weight.
Motion isolation and noise
Latex foam is super spongy and spongy, which means it absorbs motion pretty well across the mattress. We rate motion isolation for Avocado’s Eco Organic mattress about an average. It’s not great, but not bad.
Motion isolation is pretty important if you have a partner who tosses and turns at night. While this bed isn’t the best in motion isolation we’ve ever seen, we don’t think it’s a concern. In terms of edge support and motion isolation, we think the Eco Organic mattress from Avocado is a good mattress for couples.
Other Avocado Mattresses
Avocado Green mattress vs. Avocado Eco Organic mattress
The Eco Organic mattress is similar to the Avocado Green mattress in several ways. They are both hybrid beds with zoned comfort and are GOLS Certified Organic. However, there are some key differences; there is no pillow top with the Eco Organic bed, so what you see is what you get. It’s also significantly more affordable than the Avocado Green mattress.
Avocado Company Policies
Most of Avocado’s company policies are pretty standard. You get free shipping with every mattress and free returns if you decide to send it back. You’ll have a 25-year warranty on your mattress, which is on the longer side of most policies which are in the 10- to 15-year range.
What’s different about Avocado’s company policies is you get a one-year trial with your mattress. That’s a long time to have with your mattresses to decide if Avocado is the right mattress for you. Most companies offer around three months for a trial period.
Avocado Eco Organic Mattress Verdict
There’s a lot to love about the Eco Organic Mattress. It’s a comfortable, firm mattress that’s great for sleepers with back pain. Where we see the biggest benefit of this mattress is the price. If you’re a shopper who values the value that Avocado brings but can’t afford the big price tag, go with the Eco Organic mattress.
Get the Eco Organic bed if:
- You’re looking for a firm mattress. There is no pillow top option with the Eco Organic mattress.
- You value an organic mattress with no glues and is made with sustainably sourced materials.
- You’re on a budget.
Try another if:
- You are looking for an overwhelmingly plush mattress.
- You’re a petite side sleeper. The mattresses might be a little too firm for you.
- You want a true memory foam mattress.
How We Test The Mattresses
- Our Testing Methods
Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed-in-a-box craze. Our team has personally tested over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
- Construction: We cut mattresses open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
- Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
- Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
- Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
- Support and how that changes by body/sleeper type
- Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of bed or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
- Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
- Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while sleeping.
- Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
- Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
- Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
- Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
Yes! Avocado has a ton of certifications like GOTS materials, MADE SAFE®, Greenguard Gold, FSC®, eco-INSTITUT®. The materials used in Avocado mattresses are sustainably sourced and no chemicals are glues are used.
If Avocado’s values and eco-friendly benefits are important to you, then Avocado mattresses are worth the money. They’re durable, firm mattresses that are great for stomach and back sleepers who benefit from support. Not to mention that Avocado mattresses come with a 25-year warranty and year long trial.
Avocado mattresses are an investment. Most eco-friendly organic mattresses carry a hefty price tag. Traditionally, this is true for Avocado. However, you can now get a queen mattress for under $1,000. The recently-released Eco Organic mattress is Avocado’s most affordable mattress.