Avocado and Casper are two relatively firm mattresses sold online — but beyond that, they have a lot of differences. This post will compare the two brands to make it easier to determine which is best for you.
- Both are a little firmer than average and features a relatively simple construction.
- Both offer 100-night trials.
- Both offer free shipping and have great customer service.
- Casper is all-foam, while Avocado has springs in the support layer.
- Avocado has an optional pillow-top, while Casper does not.
- Avocado is thicker than Casper. Casper is 10″ thick, while Avocado is 11″ without the pillow top and 13″ with it.
- Casper is more affordable. ($550 to $1,150 for Casper; $959 to $2,199 for Avocado)
- Avocado uses natural materials, while Casper does not.
- Avocado has a 100 percent organic cotton, soft, breathable cover. The brand offers a button-tufted cover but also sells a model without this pillow-top. The basic Avocado mattress is 11″ thick, and the pillow-top adds two inches.
- The comfort layer (which, for the non-pillow-top, is the first layer) is made of natural dunlop latex. This material is durable and provides good pressure relief and great bounce.
- The support layer under the comfort layer features individually wrapped coils specially arranged to give you extra support where you need it most. This advanced, durable coil system is a great for option for sleepers who weigh more.
- Casper’s cover is made of a stretchy, breathable, lightweight premium fabric.
- The first layer is 1.5″ of bouncy, latex-like specialty polyfoam with small holes for breathability. Casper describes the material as “open-cell.”
- The second layer is 1.5″ of 3.5 lb density memory foam. This layer helps the mattress conform well to the curves of your body and gives the mattress its memory foam feel.
- The third layer is a 1.5″ polyfoam transition layer meant to ensure even weight distribution.
- On the bottom is 5″ of polyfoam with a 1.8 lb density. This base layer is similar to that in many other bed-in-a-box mattresses.
- Casper is all-foam, while Avocado has springs.
- Casper has more of a memory foam feel and Avocado has a springier feel.
- Avocado contains latex, giving it a springy and resilient feel.
- Avocado is especially suited to support more weight because of the dense latex and steel support coils.
Both mattresses are responsive and return to shape quickly, but Avocado is a little springier and firmer. Casper is a little more slow-moving but still somewhat bouncy overall.
Motion Transfer Differences:
Both mattresses isolate motion well and would be good options for couples. However, thanks to its memory foam texture and feel, Casper is better at preventing movement from transferring across the mattress.
Pick Avocado If …
- You prefer natural materials. Avocado uses natural latex and organic cotton, making it more of a green choice.
- You weigh more. Avocado has coils and natural latex, both of which are pretty durable and understood to make Avocado especially supportive. This may make it a more appropriate choice for heavier sleepers.
Pick Casper If …
- You are watching your spending. Casper costs less, giving you the opportunity to save some extra cash when buying your mattress.
- You want a traditional foam feel. Casper has more of a blended memory/standard foam feel, making it more similar in feel to other foam mattresses. (Avocado is much bouncier.)
These are pretty different mattresses, but each has its merits. Questions about Avocado or Casper are welcome in the comments.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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