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.

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.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!

Blog Comments

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.

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.

How would you compare the avocado pillowtop to the Brentwood home mirador?

We will be reviewing the Mirador pretty soon!

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.

Very, very little off-gassing with the Avocado.

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.

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?

The Sapira is similar with less bounce

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.

If you want it to feel more stable, then go for the Avocado. It sounds like it may be a better fit for you overall based on what you’ve said.

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

I think the Avocado with pillow top should be a good fit for you.

Thanks, Joe. I think I’ll give The Avocado a shot.

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!

There is no odor at all after a couple of days.

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

I think you will like the Avocado!

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.

Has it softened up at all?

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.

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