Avocado and Saatva are both coil-foam hybrid mattresses sold online. Both run on the firm end of the spectrum, but there are significant differences between them that will make the different brands appeal to different sleepers. We’ll compare options in this post.
- Both offer pillow-tops.
- Both incorporate springs.
- Options come in a similar range of thicknesses.
- Both are relatively firm.
- Both offer free shipping.
- Saatva is more affordable. ($959 to $2,199 for Avocado; $599 to $1,399 for Saatva)
- Saatva is more like a traditional spring mattress.
- Avocado’s pillow-top is optional.
- Avocado uses natural materials.
- Saatva offers a 120-night trial compared to Avocado’s 100-night trial.
- Saatva uses memory foam.
- Saatva has two layers of coils.
- Avocado uses natural latex, giving it more bounce.
- Saatva offers multiple firmness options.
- Avocado’s button-tufted cover, which is made with 100 percent organic cotton, is optional. It is breathable and soft to the touch. The mattress with the pillow-top is 13″ thick; the mattress without is 11″ thick.
- The comfort layer (which, for the non-pillow-top, is the top layer) is made of natural dunlop latex. This is a very durable material that provides good pressure relief and great bounce.
- The support layer uses a system of individually wrapped coils placed in different zones to give you extra support where you need it most. This advanced, durable coil system works great for heavier sleepers.
- Saatva offers three levels of firmness and comes in thicknesses of 14.5″ and 11.5″. Its mattresses all have similar construction.
- The first layer is a Eurotop-style pillow-top that provides extra cushion. The cover is made of organic cotton.
- In the middle of the mattress, individually wrapped comfort coils and a layer of memory foam adapt to the contours of your body, relieving pressure.
- The second layer of coils comes below that. This is a steel coil base with tempered steel coils to make the mattress supportive and give it durability. This construction also prevents sagging.
- Supportive memory foam encases the edges of the mattress, reinforcing its structure and durability.
- Both are breathable and sleep cool.
- Both offer pillow-tops, but Avocado’s is optional.
- The pillow-tops are different. Avocado’s is button-tufted; Saatva has a Eurotop.
- Both have thick layers of individually pocketed coils.
- Saatva has an additional layer of coils.
- Saatva has more of a traditional spring mattress feel.
- Saatva has memory foam, while Avocado is more latex-centric.
- Both have two thickness options.
- Saatva has multiple firmness options.
Both mattresses are firm, but Avocado has a little more spring. Note that the Saatva video below is for its more firm option, so the other option is softer.
Motion Transfer Differences
The videos below demonstrate how well the mattresses isolate motion. Both do a pretty good job, but because they are both firm, some movement still travels through the mattress.
Pick Avocado If …
- You want a mattress with natural materials. Avocado uses natural latex and organic cotton, making it more of a green mattress than Saatva.
- You want some bounce. Avocado’s first foam layer is latex, giving it a springier surface.
Pick Saatva If …
- You are on a budget. Saatva is less expensive than Avocado, giving you the opportunity to save a little bit of money.
- You like traditional mattresses. Saatva has a Eurotop-style pillow-top and is more coil-centric in its construction, giving it a more traditional feel. While Avocado has coils in its support system, it has more of a bouncy latex feel.
These options have some notable differences. I hope this comparison helped you determine which is a better brand for you. Please leave any specific questions about Avocado or Saatva 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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