Avocado and Winkbeds both sell combination spring-foam mattresses online and both run a bit pricier than traditional mattress-in-a-box options. Beyond these similarities, the two brands also have several differences. Read on to learn how they stack up.
- Both brands sell mattresses with a pillow-top or pillow-top feel.
- Both are hybrid mattresses that combine coil with foam construction.
- Both are very supportive and slightly firmer than average.
- Both are good options for people who weigh more because of the additional support the mattresses provide.
- Both can be considered luxury options.
- Trial periods are the same length (100 nights for Avocado; 101 for WinkBeds).
- Both offer free shipping and have great customer service.
- WinkBeds mattresses are a little less expensive ($749 to $1,749 for WinkBeds; approximately $959 to $2,199 for Avocado).
- WinkBeds has two layers of coils compared to one for Avocado.
- WinkBeds is thicker at 15″, compared to thicknesses of 11″ and 13″ (without or with the pillow-top, respectively) for Avocado.
- WinkBeds offers an optional proprietary mattress base that lets you control the mattress’s temperature.
- WinkBeds has three firmness options: soft, luxury firm, and firm.
- WinkBeds offers a “plus” option that is specially designed for people who weigh more.
- Avocado’s pillow-top is optional.
- Avocado has more natural materials and more bounce and responsiveness.
- Avocado has a 100 percent organic cotton cover that doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress too much.
- The mattress comes with or without a pillow-top. With the pillow-top, it’s 13″ thick; without, it’s 11″ thick.
- Avocado’s top foam layer is made of natural dunlop latex. This material — which is the surface layer of the non-pillow-top option — provides good pressure relief.
- The base contains individually wrapped coils arranged to provide support where it’s needed. This coil construction mattress is good for sleepers who are heavier.
- There’s some variation in how WinkBeds are constructed depending on the model.
- All models have a cover made of TENCEL, a fiber from the eucalyptus plant. This material has natural cooling and moisture-wicking properties to help you sleep cool.
- The pillow-top-like top layer is 2″ of foam and incorporates a gel layer to further ensure cool sleeping.
- The first layer of coils comes next. This is a relatively thin coil layer (2.5″), and the coils are encased in foam. With more than a thousand coils, this layer offers especially granular support and gives WinkBeds a luxury feel similar to many $3,000-plus mattresses you’ll find in stores.
- A much thicker layer of coils (8.5″) forms the base. The thickness of this layer makes it extra supportive, and it’s one reason this mattress is a great option for heavier folks. WinkBeds also offers a “plus” version specially constructed for heavier sleepers.
- Both have foam and coil materials.
- WinkBeds uses two layers of springs, while Avocado just has one set of support coils.
- Both brands use very durable materials.
- Both brands offer a pillow-top or pillow-top feel.
- WinkBeds offers more firmness options.
- Avocado’s latex layer makes it a bit bouncier.
- Avocado has more natural materials.
- WinkBeds has more of a sinking feeling than the Avocado has.
Both mattresses are relatively firm, although WinkBeds offers a range of firmness options. WinkBeds is a little slower moving, while Avocado is a little firmer and has a bit more bounce.
Motion Transfer Differences
WinkBeds’s softness relative to Avocado enables it to isolate motion a little better, but both do a respectable job.
Pick Avocado If …
- You want natural materials. While WinkBeds has fibers made of eucalyptus in its cover, Avocado uses organic cotton and natural latex.
- You want a surface layer with bounce. Avocado’s top latex layer gives it more bounce than WinkBeds’s top foam layer.
Pick WinkBeds If …
- You need options. WinkBeds offers three firmness options and a special construction option for sleepers who weigh more.
- You like traditional spring mattresses. Because of its two layers of coils, Winkbeds has more of a traditional spring mattress feel.
These brands both fall into the hybrid category, meaning they combine foam with an innerspring coil system. They have some other similarities as well as some notable differences, as described above. I hope this review helped you determine which is the better option for you. Please leave any specific questions about these brands 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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