Avocado Mattress Review – Natural Luxury?

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Avocado is a new mattress offering that combines the support and durability of springs with natural dunlop latex.  I’m always excited to see new mattresses that have fully natural materials, as I think consumers are becoming much more conscious of what’s in their products.  While natural materials are exciting, I was also very interested to see how the mattress slept.

Note: I received the version with the 2 inch pillow top

Construction

  • The cover is button-tufted and is made with 100% organic cotton.  It is breathable and soft to the touch.
  • The mattress is 13 inches thick in total.  The comfort layer is 5 inches of natural dunlop latex (3 inches plus 2 inches with the pillow top).  This is a very durable material that provides good pressure relief and great bounce.
  • The support layer is a system of individually wrapped coils.  The coils are also zoned, meaning you get extra support where you need it the most.  Basically, it’s a very advanced support system that should be durable for the long-term.  It’s especially good for heavier people.

Learn more about the construction of the mattress HERE

You Might Want To Pick The Avocado If:

  • You Want A Mattress That Will Last A Long Time– The materials used in this mattress are highly durable and should last a very long time (see more on the materials here).  That makes the value of getting this mattress that much higher.
  • You Like Bounce/Resilience– This mattress is very bouncy.  When you move around, the mattress immediately moves back into its original place.  To me, whether bounce is good is a matter of personal taste.  If this is what you are looking for, you will definitely find it with this mattress.
  • You Want A Foam Feel Without Sinking In Too Much / Getting Stuck– I thought the mattress had a nice foam feel to it.  At the same time, given how resilient it is, you never feel like you sink into the mattress too much and you never feel like you get stuck in the mattress.  It is more an “on” the mattress feel than an “in” the mattress feel.
  • You Want Materials That Are Actually Natural– A lot of mattress companies claim that they have a “green” mattress.  Most of the time this claim is either partially or totally false.  In this case, the foam that the company uses is 100% natural latex.  If you are looking for a more natural solution, this could be a good choice.
  • You Want A Breathable Mattress– This mattress breathes very well, meaning you shouldn’t have any concerns about sleeping hot here.

You Might Not Want To Pick The Avocado If:

  • You Want To Sink Into The Mattress– If you are used to a memory foam, sinking in feel, that’s not what you get here and you should probably look elsewhere.
  • You Don’t Want Bounce– This mattress is very distinctive in how bouncy it is.  If you don’t want much bounce, then there are probably some other options that would be better suited for you.
  • You Are A Lightweight Side Sleeper– I think the mattress is good for most people in any position, but I think for people lighter in weight who just sleep on their side might think the mattress is too firm (even with the pillow top).

Firmness/Feel

From the video below, you can see just how bouncy the mattress is.  That is probably its most distinctive trait.  With the pillow top, it has a nice medium firmness.  For me, it was soft enough on my side and yet firm enough when I slept on my back.  Some lightweight people who just sleep on their side may think it’s a touch too firm in my opinion.

Motion Transfer

Latex typically doesn’t perform as well as memory foam does for motion transfer but still does a pretty good job.  As you can see from the video below, the Avocado does a decent job at isolating motion.  However, you will still feel it a little bit if you sleep with a partner and they move around in the bed.

Extra Details

The mattress has a couple of extra details that I thought were worth mentioning.  The mattress is 13 inches thick (if you have the 2 inch thick pillow top).  It has handles on the side that make it much easier to move.  It also has tufting, which shows craftsmanship and makes sure that the layers of the mattress never shift at all.  These are all nice touches that just add to the value of the mattress.

Related: Common Mattress Sizes And Dimensions

Dimensions And Weights

One thing that is unique about the Avocado mattress is that it is heavier than most bed-in-a-box mattresses and it is also thicker, especially if you get the pillow top version.  The table below shows you the dimensions of the Avocado mattress, along with its corresponding weight.

Without Pillow Top

SizeDimensionsWeight
Twin38"x74"x11"59 lbs.
Twin XL38"x80"x11"63 lbs.
Full54"x74"X11"82 lbs.
Queen60"x80"x11"97 lbs.
King76"x80"x11"123 lbs.
Cal King72"x84"x11"122 lbs.

With Pillow Top

SizeDimensionsWeight
Twin38"x74"x13"80 lbs.
Twin XL38"x80"x13"87 lbs.
Full54"x74"X13"111 lbs.
Queen60"x80"x13"132 lbs.
King76"x80"x13"167 lbs.
Cal King72"x84"x13"166 lbs.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?

  • It uses latex that is actually 100% natural
  • It is highly durable
  • It gives 2 firmness options with the option of adding the pillow top
  • It sleeps very cool
  • It is very bouncy/resilient
Avocado Mattress
4.4 Reviewer
Comfort4.3
Support4.7
Value (Price)4.6
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.6
Motion Transfer4
Edge Support4.3
Materials/Durability4.7
Company Reputation4.3
Return Policy/Warranty4.4
Overall Sleep Experience4.4

Overall

If you are looking for a mattress with natural materials that can last a very long time, this could be a very good choice.  As long as you are comfortable with the level of bounce, I think there are a lot of reasons to really like this mattress.

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Joe Auer

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 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 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. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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40 thoughts on “Avocado Mattress Review – Natural Luxury?”

  1. Hi Joe,
    I am 6’1″ and about 285lbs..Have tried Nectar,Loom&Leaf,Alexander Hybrid,Dream Cloud and Tuff&Needle..Gave them all 30 days and woke up with back aches on all of them and sent them back.
    Will the pillowtop Avocado be the one for me.Thank you.

  2. Joe I really need a new mattress. I’m 53, 5’10” and 240lb with an assortment of back issues. I’m also a 50/50% back and side sleeper.

    I know CR recommends avocado as their top pick but looking at the comments is truly scary. The most comfortable bed I ever laid on was a Saavy Rest latex which is a custom made bed from Charlottesville VA but outrageously priced ($6,000 last time I looked). The Purple 4 – sorry, also too expensive. I’m looking at the Winkbed as a compromise.

    Any thoughts?

  3. Hi Joe,

    What do you recommend for my 13 year old daughter who weighs a mere 80 lbs and is mostly a side sleeper?

    I was leaning avocado or satvaa but now wondering if they will feel too firm for her.

    Thanks,
    Lori

  4. I am that lightweight side sleeper you refer to (100lbs, start out on either side, usually wake up on my back). I have low back pain and shoulder/upper-back pain (one side) in our 14-year old pillowtop Simmons Beautyrest Pure Alleviations I ST that has gradually gotten worse. I also have an auto-immune disorder so an organic mattress is something I’m considering….Do you think the Avocado with Pillow Top is going to be too firm for me?

  5. Do you have any thought on the DreamCloud Mattress? Deciding on Avacado or DC….After reading comments even the pillowtop on the avacado seems to firm…We are wanting a little more plush feel..

  6. Thanks for the useful information.
    I am choosing a new mattress and am between the My Green Mattress (Natural Escape) and the Avocado because I want a natural mattress and they both have lower price points for natural mattresses.
    I’m a side sleeper, 125 pounds. Do you think either would be comfortable?

    • Natural latex doesn’t relieve pressure as well as memory foam, but I think if you get the pillow top version of the Avocado you should find it comfortable.

  7. We purchased an Avocado mattress about 1 month ago and are still on the fence regarding it. No odor, easy to set up, well-constructed. We got the pillow top and are trying to decide if it’s still too firm for us. We previously had a memory foam mattress and I sleep hot . This mattress has solved that problem for me but my husband loved the memory foam and finds this, even with the additional top, too firm. I agree it is a little firmer than I would like.

  8. Joe, I’m glad I found this website. I looking to replace my free flow waterbed.I’ve slept on a waterbed 35 years. I sleep with a dog, ranging in weight 70-100 lbs. I read CR review and yours. I’m thinking the Avocado Green with pillow top is the right choice. Any thoughts/suggestions. Thanks

  9. Thank you for all your concise information…very helpful! I’ve narrowed my selection down to the Saatva, Avocado or the Plushbed. One issue that I am concerned about regarding latex mattresses is the odor of the latex. I have a VERY sensitive nose and I have memories of the old latex pillows that never lost the odor. Can you comment on this? Thanks!

  10. Hey Joe. Thanks for all the great reviews. I’ve whittled my choice down to the WinkBed Plus and the Advocado. Below are my particulars. What would you recommend? Thanks.

    – 6 ft tall, 265 lbs
    – 68 years of age
    – some back and neck issues (old age related)
    – like to sleep cool, anything that sleeps warm/hot will not work for me
    – primarily a side sleeper
    – prefer not to be engulfed by the mattress, but not sleep on a rock hard surface either

  11. Can you say a bit more about Zenhaven vs. Avocado? CR really likes Avocado but you prefer Zenhaven. I value firmness, coolness, and support—both overall and at the edge. Not sure about bounce. I want the mattress to feel stable, but if bounce is the opposite of sinking in, maybe that’s a good thing.

  12. This sounds like a great mattress but I may not be into quite so much bounce. What would be a mattress like Avocado but without so much bounce?

  13. After weeks of researching, I am stuck between the Avocado and the Saatva luxury firm mattress. I like them both because of the integration of coils and natural organic materials. Do you have any suggestions or maybe another brand option I might have missed? Thank you for all the information, your website has helped tremendously!

    • Well, you should know that Saatva’s foams are not organic. They are only partially plant-based and the rest petroleum-based. If you want foam that is all-natural, Avocado is the way to go.

  14. Does this bed have an odor? I’m trying to decide between this and the loom and leaf. Looking for a bed that is good for side sleeper, good for asthma/odor sensitive, and isn’t too hot. Are there other options at this price point that I am missing? I like that avocado and loom and leaf offer white glove and I think that should help with odors too if it’s not compressed in a box.

  15. Overall it seems like avocado has decent price for the material. I noticed it wasn’t mentioned on a best of 2017 latex mattress list. How do you feel it stacks up overall for comfort & value?

    • Hi Jay – it was definitely a strong contender for the top list. Personally I just preferred Zenhaven and Plushbeds, but I could see someone else preferring Avocado.

  16. It’s a little nerve-wracking to order a mattress online. Avocado’s return policy sounds great, but is it the real deal? Are there hidden conditions? How long have they been in business – so will they be around in 80 days if I want to return my mattress? Thanks.

    • I would recommend just giving them a call or talking to them on live chat. They will definitely allay any of your concerns regarding their return policy.

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