Avocado Mattress Reviews
An in-depth review of the Avocado Green Mattress, which uses natural and organic materials
Last Updated: September 30, 2020Matt Ross
This is one of the most popular hybrid mattresses available online, mostly because of its eco-friendly construction and use of 100% organic certified latex, wool and organic cotton. In this review, we cover the major pros and cons of the Avocado bed.
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Anyone that wants a natural/organic mattress
Stomach and back sleepers
People that want a firm, responsive mattress
If you’re searching for a plush mattress
People that don’t like bouncy/responsive beds
If you need a bed for under $1,000
Outline For This Avocado Bed Review
Our reviews tend to be lengthy, so, in order to make it quick for you to get where you want to go, below is a list of jump links to take you to any section of this piece.
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Honest Avocado Green Mattress Review Video
We realize not everybody out there wants to read a 2,000+ word review so Jeff on our team published a short video instead, which details what you need to know about the Avocado bed-in-a-box.
However, keep in mind, there are a lot of details you should consider before buying a new mattress. Keep reading to learn more about the Avocado Green Mattress.
Avocado Mattress Pricing
Given its eco-friendly design, the Avocado Green Mattress is a slightly more expensive bed. Compared to other online mattresses, Avocado isn’t going to win any recognition for affordability, but that’s not the point with this mattress.
The Avocado mattress is intended to be a good buy for the money if you place a lot of value on natural and organic materials. You can find a breakdown of the pricing for each size, with and without the additional topper, below.
|King / Cal King||$1,799|
Is There An Avocado Mattress Coupon Or Discount Code?
Avocado sometimes offers limited-time discount codes on its mattresses, which the company publishes on its sale page. You can also check this page for any promo codes to make your order a little more affordable.
No matter how you look at it, this bed is an investment—a product that you will keep for 7+ years in most cases. While it is a pricey bed, the company does offer coupon codes on occasion. We likely have a deal on this page for you (green box to the right). Bottom line: Avocado isn’t cheap, but it’s a solid, well-constructed mattress and the price isn’t crazy, all things considered.
Avocado Mattress Construction And Layers
The Avocado Green Mattress is a hybrid bed, constructed with both foam and coils for support that doesn’t compromise comfort. The mattress has three layers:
- Base layer – An 8” layer of pocketed coils to give the bed a bouncy and supportive feel
- Comfort layer – A 3” layer of organic latex foam
- Optional comfort layer – A pillow top with additional 2” of organic latex foam to make the mattress feel more plush and pressure relieving
The eco-friendly recycled steel coils are individually fabric-encased, which allows for zoned support and prevents coils that are depressed from creating a ripple effect throughout the mattress.
Natural And Organic Features Of The Avocado Mattress
The Avocado Green mattress is known for its natural and organic materials, along with the company’s eco-conscious manufacturing practices. As we’ve said, those features are a big reason why you’ll be paying a bit more for this type of mattress.
Let’s break it down by materials and the relevant certifications:
- 100 percent GOLS organic certified latex sustainably harvested from rubber trees, which is antimicrobial, meaning that it prevents allergies and dust mites
- 100 percent GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) organic certified wool sourced from an Avocado-owned cooperative in India, which provides moisture-wicking and flame retardant properties
- An organic cotton, button-tufted cover that’s been GOTS certified, is sourced in the U.S., and has no chemical adhesives
It’s also worth mentioning that all Avocado mattresses are handmade in the company’s Los Angeles factory that is GOTS and GOLS certified. The beds are also GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment. This certification ensures that the materials satisfy strict standards for emissions of pollutants and chemical exposure.
All of this combined is the reason that Avocado made our list of the Best Natural And Organic Mattresses.
Avocado Latex Mattress Firmness and Feel
The Avocado is a hybrid mattress, meaning its construction contains both foam and coils. The Pillow Top Option will cost you between $240 and $500 extra, depending on what size mattress you’re adding it to. With the addition, you get an extra 2″ of latex foam, which helps to soften up the bed from firm to medium-firm.
While hybrid beds come in different feels, this one happens to feel exactly as you’d expect. The coils give it a bit of that traditional innerspring feel, while the foam provides a thin layer of softness to the bed that can be added to with the optional pillow topper.
Both with and without the extra couple inches of foam (from the optional topper), though, the Avocado is great in terms of responsiveness. It bounces back quickly after being depressed. Here’s an example of how quick Avocado is in responding to pressure.
Good responsiveness also means it won’t take any particular effort to switch positions while you sleep—no feeling stuck. For certain sleeper types, this can help you get more restful sleep because you aren’t having to fight your mattress to switch sleeping positions at night.
The Avocado mattress probably isn’t for anyone looking for a cozy, sink-in feel from their mattress. In other words, if you like memory foam, Avocado isn’t the bed for you. If, however, you want a responsive, durable and thick mattress, Avocado could be the right choice for you.
Avocado Organic Cotton Mattress Cover
The cover on the Avocado mattress is organic cotton and button-tufted by hand. The material is soft and smells nice. We compare it to a farmers’ market or even the outside of an avocado. It’s earthy.
The cover is non-removable, which means your only option for cleaning up a spill is spot cleaning. You may also choose to purchase a mattress protector that can be washed, but we warn that it could stifle the airflow and change the feel.
Avocado Mattress Sleeper Types
With or without the pillow top, this bed is on the firmer side, though, keep in mind that this is all relative. For petite and medium size side sleepers, the bed will likely be a little too firm. It doesn’t offer as much pressure relief as other mattresses. If you’re a strict side sleeper, check out our list of the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers.
If you’re heavier (~250 lb) and add the pillow top, you’ll probably be fine sleeping on your side with Avocado. A lot of this is subjective based on your weight, so while most people will prefer sleeping on their back and/or stomach with Avocado, certain people should be okay on their side.
Back And Stomach Sleepers
This is a good mattress for those who sleep on their back and/or stomach. As we’ve discussed, it’s a firmer bed which tends to be better for back and stomach sleeping. Again, the idea is to keep your spine in proper alignment.
When you’re sleeping on your back or stomach, you need ample support to keep from waking up sore and this mattress does offer plenty of support.
If you move around a lot at night, you’ll enjoy the excellent responsiveness of the Avocado mattress. While strict side sleepers may need something softer, combo sleepers should be comfortable with the support and feel of the Avocado mattress.
Suitable Body Types For The Avocado Green Mattress
Comfort is subjective, and your weight affects how a mattress feels for you. The general rule is that the lighter you are, the firmer a bed feels, and vice versa.
If you’re petite, you might find the Avocado mattress to be too firm without the topper. But if you enjoy a medium-firm feel, the Avocado with the topper could be quite comfortable.
If you’re average weight, choose whether or not to add the optional topper based on your personal preferences. The Avocado will feel firm without the topper and medium-firm with the topper.
Heavier people need a bed that offers a lot of support, and they should also consider the durability of a mattress because the bigger the person, the faster they’ll wear it down. Avocado is a durable, thicker mattress at 11-13″ depending on whether you opt for the pillow top, but either way it’s plenty thick for heavier folks, and the bed’s coils and firmness provide enough support for our bigger sleepers.
Is Avocado A Good Mattress For Couples?
We think Avocado has good edge support. If you’re wondering what the heck edge support is and how we grade it, check out this blog post.
It also has good motion isolation, which means that the mattress deadens most cross-bed motion. This is beneficial when you sleep with a partner who tends to move around often in their sleep, or who gets out of bed much earlier than you do. Though, it isn’t as great as an all-foam mattress would be, which should be noted if this is an important attribute for you.
Avocado is constructed with latex foam, which as you can see by our graphic, is generally cooler than memory foam.
So we think it sleeps on the cooler end of the spectrum, more so than a memory foam or poly foam mattress.
Avocado Green Mattress Review Verdict
It’s not as cheap as an Amazon bed, but it is solid value if you care about materials and manufacturing processes. For back, stomach, and combination sleepers, Avocado is going to be a great bed. And it will be even better if you want a responsive, naturally cooler mattress. The only negatives that you can point out with this bed are related to personal preferences. It’s not for everyone, but there’s a considerable subset of people who will love the Avocado mattress.
Avocado Bed Ratings
- BBB rating: B+
- Avocado Mattress Reviews Amazon: N/A
- Avocado Mattress Reviews Reddit: Reviewers on Reddit found that the Avocado mattress was extremely firm, but that the mattress toppers sold separately by the company help make it more comfortable.
Other Avocado Products
- Green Mattress pillow top
- Vegan Mattress
- Vegan Mattress pillow top
- Organic cotton mattress pad
- Molded latex pillow
- Adjustable base
- Avocado mattress mask
Avocado Company Policies
The online mattress industry has some pretty standard policies when it comes to shipping, returns, trial periods, and the like. Generally speaking, you can expect to receive free shipping, a 100-night risk-free trial period, free returns with a full refund within that time, or a 10-year warranty should you keep the mattress.
Although this is all standard, some companies will veer from the script. Avocado, for example, offers:
- Free shipping and free returns
- A full year sleep trial
- A 25-year limited warranty
Despite being a somewhat heavy mattress—like a lot of the beds we’ve reviewed—Avocado ships in a box. It’s compressed and rolled up inside plastic wrapping. Here’s a shot of our team unpacking our Avocado bed.
Because it’s a decently hefty mattress, you’ll probably want a friend to give you a hand with the unboxing process. Luckily, Matt had Jeffrey “The Jet” to help him out.
To fit the mattress in its box, it has to be tightly folded and compressed. You’ll want to give your new bed up to 48 hours to fully take shape. Honestly, though, this whole unboxing process is actually kind of fun, especially if it’s your first time.
Avocado Mattress physical store locations
- Santa Monica, CA
- Hoboken, NJ
Avocado Mattress contact information
- Online Form
- Avocado Mattress phone number: Avocado doesn’t publish a phone number, but instead asks you to leave your phone number via their online form for a call back.
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Avocado Vs Other Beds
I know we’ve already technically ended the review, but there’s so much more to say, especially when we compare Avocado to other popular bed-in-box mattresses. In this section, we are going to do mini mattress comparisons so that you can get a better idea, relatively speaking, of what Avocado has to offer.
Avocado vs. Purple
We are looking at two responsive, durable beds here. Avocado, as we’ve mentioned, uses latex foam, while Purple has a proprietary material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer. The feel will be totally different, but at least there’s some clear separation. Compared to Purple, Avocado will have more of a traditional innerspring feel. Purple is completely unique and feels almost like you’re laying on a giant Dr. Scholl’s insole. You can find out more in our full Avocado vs Purple comparison.
Avocado vs. Saatva
In terms of support, durability, and bounce, Saatva and Avocado are similar, though, if you were to put them next to each other you’d be able to tell the difference. Saatva incorporates memory foam, albeit relatively little, which means the difference in feel between the beds will mostly come down to the firmness level you select. Read our full Avocado vs Saatva comparison for more info.
Avocado vs. Casper
Avocado will feel firmer, more supportive, and bouncier than Casper. As such, of the two, we’d consider Avocado to be the better option for heavier individuals, long term. Casper, on the other hand, will be a bit softer and would get the edge for strict side sleepers. It’s not a truly soft mattress, but we think that it will be just fine for average and petite size side sleepers. Read our full Avocado vs Casper comparison for more details.
Avocado vs. Zinus
These two are polar opposites, but what the heck. Avocado is firmer, more supportive, and more premium in terms of materials and construction. Zinus, however, sells for under $500 often times and has a soft, memory foam feel. Before the AmazonBasics mattress hit the scene, Zinus was considered the budget mattress. In this comparison, you would likely only get Zinus if price was your number one concern.
We were sent the mattress by Avocado in order to produce this review. However, we did not accept any monetary compensation to provide this review and we operate completely independently of Avocado.
You do not need to flip the Avocado mattress. Its construction has the support layer at the bottom, so flipping is not necessary. It is suggested that you rotate the bed, though. The company says to rotate your mattress once per month, for the first six months, then once every three months to ensure even performance.
It is not recommended to use a proper box spring with the Avocado mattress since it already contains springs. A flat, hard, non-yielding surface is best suited for this bed.
Avocado does sell a vegan mattress, called the Avocado Vegan Mattress.
The Avocado mattress does not need a box spring, although it can be used with one. The company sells a compatible foundation for this purpose.
It is made in the United States. In fact, their beds are handmade in Avocado’s certified facility located in Los Angeles.
Last we checked, Avocado isn’t available at any nationwide brick and mortar retailers. We have seen other brands such as Tuft & Needle, Casper, and Purple sell in physical stores, but most of these online companies just stick to selling online for one reason or another. We could easily see Avocado being sold in a store such as World Market or even REI.
Yes, absolutely. It’s one of the nicest mattresses online. It’s well built and it’s comfortable
We think they will, so long as you add the optional topper. We think all sleeping positions will be fine on Avocado.
Avocado is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by the UL Environment. It also has the GOTS and GOLS certifications for its organic materials.
Avocado technically comes in two firmness options. By default it’s a “firm” mattress, but if you get the optional pillow top, it is a “medium-firm” mattress.
Yes. Avocado allows you to try the bed for a full year and if you’re not happy with it, you can get free returns.
You can try the Avocado mattress for up to a year and receive a full refund if you’re not happy.
The Avocado Mattress may be good for back pain by giving support to back and stomach sleepers.
The Avocado Green Mattress can be purchased online or from an experience center in Santa Monica, CA or Hoboken, NJ.
Avocado often promotes sales for its mattresses on its website.
Avocado offers a $50 mattress discount to educators.