Avocado and Sapira are both combination foam-spring mattresses sold online. Both are relatively firm, but otherwise these options have pretty different feels to them. We’ll run through the similarities and differences in this comparison.
- Both mattresses are relatively firm.
- Both are constructed with coils.
- They are of similar thickness. (Both come in 11″ thicknesses, though with the pillow-top Avocado is 13″ thick.)
- Options are similarly priced ($995 to $1,795 for Sapira; approximately $959 to $2,199 for Avocado).
- Both offer 100-night trials.
- Both offer free shipping.
- Avocado has an optional pillow-top.
- Sapira has superior edge support.
- While both are firm, Sapira is slightly softer. (With the pillow-top, Avocado is softer.)
- Sapira feels more like a foam mattress.
- Avocado has more bounce.
- Avocado uses more natural materials.
- Avocado has a 100 percent organic cotton cover on both of its models. The pillow-top model is 13″ thick, while the model without pillow-top is 11″ thick.
- Avocado’s bounce comes largely from its top foam layer, which is made of natural dunlop latex. This material also provides good pressure relief.
- The bottommost layer contains individually wrapped coils zoned to provide support where it’s needed. This supportive layer makes the mattress great for sleepers who are heavier.
- Sapira’s 1.5″ of breathable Avena foam on top gives the mattress some bounce, but not quite like latex does. This layer also helps ensure cool sleeping.
- The second layer is 1.5″ of memory foam, which gives the mattress a contouring quality. This layer is partly responsible for the more balanced foam feel of Sapira.
- The bottom layer is comprised of a layer of springs sandwiched by 1″ layers of stabilizing foam. This supportive layer helps give Sapira its great edge support.
- Both have coils.
- Sapira uses memory foam.
- Avocado uses latex.
- Avocado uses more natural materials.
- Avocado offers an optional pillow-top.
- Sapira conforms to contours a little better because it is a little softer.
- Avocado has more bounce and is a little firmer.
Sapira is a little more slow-moving and has more of a balanced foam feel. Avocado is more springy. Both are relatively firm, but Avocado is a little firmer.
Motion Transfer Differences
Both do a pretty good job of isolating motion, but Sapira’s memory foam gives it a bit of an edge. Because they’re both decent at isolating motion transfer, both are good options for couples.
Pick Avocado If …
- You want to go natural. Avocado uses organic cotton and natural latex, making it more of a “green” mattress than the Sapira is.
- You like bounce. Avocado’s surface has more spring to it. Some people prefer more bounciness than others, so this is a matter of personal preference. If you like a springier feel, then Avocado could potentially be the right choice for you.
Pick Sapira If …
- You want a balanced foam feel. Sapira feels more like a foam mattress and conforms to contours better.
- You need edge support. If edge support is a key deciding factor, go with Sapira. It has possibly the best edge support of all the mattresses that I’ve tested.
These two mattresses are constructed somewhat similarly and both have relatively expensive price tags. While they’re likely to appeal to some of the same shoppers, they do still have notable differences in terms of feel. I hope this review has helped you determine which is more aligned with your personal needs and preferences.
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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