- Avocado is a green mattress made with natural and organic materials (non-toxic bed)
- Very comfortable bed with the typical ‘bounce’ feeling – great responsiveness
- Stays relatively cool and actually smells great for a bed
- Free shipping, free returns, 100-night sleep trail, 25-year warranty
- Vegan mattress option available (no added-cost)
- Non-removable cover
- Expensive, even without the optional pillow topper
- Relatively heavy
We really like Avocado Green Mattress. It’s comfortable and offers many benefits, however, only a select group of consumers will probably be willing to pay extra for its green and eco-friendly elements.
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Avocado Green Mattress is similar and dissimilar to many other bed in a box mattress. It’s similar for the fact that they offer free shipping and the mattress shows up at your doorstep in a box. You remove the packaging, unroll it and voila you have a full size mattress. It’s pretty amazing, especially with a bed that utilizes coils. Like the rest of the industry, Avocado offers a 100 night sleep trail where you can try out the mattress for yourself. If you like it, keep it. If you don’t, they have completely free returns during that 100-night trial. That should be more than enough time to see if Avocado is for you. And if you decide to keep the bed, they offer a 25 year warranty, which is 2.5x longer than the standard warranty for a bed in a box mattress. For the first 10 years of the warranty they offer full coverage, while the remaining 15 years have limited coverage. You can read the full warranty info on Avocado’s website.
In terms of shipping, returns, warranty, etc., Avocado is similar to Casper Mattress, Helix Sleep, and other beds, however, when it comes to the materials and make up of this bed, Avocado is in a league of its own.
Avocado Mattress Reviews – Construction & Layers
Arguably the largest part of Avocado’s value proposition is that this is a ‘green’ mattress. It features 100% natural Dunlop latex, natural Merino Wool from New Zealand, and certified organic cotton. It doesn’t use any toxic chemicals, petroleum-based foams, or chemical adhesives. While we here at RIZKNOWS have not personally had any issues whatsoever with the other beds that we’ve tested, we understand that to some people having a ‘green’ mattress is a big deal.
In fact, just recently when we were discussing mattresses with a friend and his wife, Avocado was the one mattress that interested them the most, primarily because of the green factor. His wife was enamored with the natural materials, certified cotton, and the smell of the bed. As silly as that last part sounds, this bed actually does smell amazing, especially as compared to the typical bed in a box mattress, which sometimes have a faint smell of clean plastic. Avocado smells like a farmers’ market or a burlap sack filled with almonds. It just smells of this earth. Hard to explain, but it’s a good thing.
Also, it’s worth noting that every Avocado mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment. This means the Avocado mattresses meets the world’s most rigorous emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and phthalates
In terms of the construction of Avocado, the bed utilizes 8″ fabric-encased Quantum Edge coils for its foundation. Unlike a typical innerspring bed where the springs are part of a rigid metal frame, the coils in Avocado are pocketed and float independently to help relieve pressure points and limit motion transfer (more on that below). Each bed has between 756 and 1,414 coils, depending on the size of the bed. Also, so you know, the springs are made of recycled steel. And if you’re curious to know in more detail about the various elements of this bed, Avocado’s website has a lot more information for you.
The coils provide a few advantages, including potentially a longer useful life for the bed and that ‘bounce’ factor that some people prefer. Nowadays, a lot of folks are opening up to all-foam beds, however, there is still a lot of consumers that are used to and truly prefer the bounce element with an innerspring bed. Last thing I’d add here is that the coils are tested by Leggett & Platt for durability.
On top of the springs is a 3″ thick layer natural latex foam, which provides the softness for the bed. Latex is typically cooler and more durable than memory foam, but it also can be harsher and have a spongy feeling. For us, the latex was just fine…no issues there.
You can also get Avocado with or without a pillow top, which adds an additional 2″ of latex. This softens the bed up even more, but it will cost you $240 extra for a twin mattress and $500 more for a King and Cal King mattress. Without the topper the bed is 11″ tall, which is about standard for direct-to-consumer beds, but with the topper, Avocado is 13″ tall, which means certain sheet sets might not fit perfectly. Not a big deal, but if you get the topper you may look for a larger sheet set.
The cover with Avocado is made of organic cotton and is incredibly soft and comfortable. It has an off-white/cream coloration, which you won’t see with many mattresses. The overall look of the bed makes me think that Indiana Jones would have slept on it. We think it has great presentation and looks premium, yet natural. It is also stitched, which always looks nice and prevents the cover from being loose and moving around on you.
Additionally, Avocado makes certain to mention that while they don’t use any fire retardant chemicals, they do have a special fire barrier that is made of natural silica. The wool or vegan wool in the bed supposedly chars, but is hard to ignite and is therefore another fire barrier. All this is to say that Avocado exceeds all flammability standards. Avocado’s website has more details on this as well.
And here’s a minor point, but something we really appreciate. Avocado has handles on the side, which help with moving the bed around. A lot of beds don’t include handles. Granted, this is a heavier mattress so it’s harder to move from that standpoint, but still nice to have the handles. Also regarding the weight, it means Avocado (and other innerspring beds) is harder to make in the morning (or whenever you make your bed) since it’s heavier to lift up. That might be worth considering.
You can also place Avocado on the floor, a bed frame, foundation, boxspring, platform bed, bed slats, or adjustable bed frames. Sometimes innerspring beds require a boxspring and won’t work with adjustable bed frames, but nice to see that Avocado works with a range of foundation products.
Avocado Green Mattress Reviews – Feel, Firmness & Coolness
Avocado feels like an innerspring mattress…because it is. It has that typical bounce to it that, as mentioned above, some people seem to actually prefer, perhaps because it’s what they’re used to or they simply like the support. In any case, we think the bed is really comfortable. The extra topper definitely helps out with softening up the bed as well.
The standard Avocado mattress is firm and is preferable for back and stomach sleepers. We would not recommend it to side sleepers or combo sleepers (people that rotate between their back, stomach, and side throughout the night). If you get the pillow top, however, the mattress is about a 5.75/10 on the soft to firm scale. It’s firmer than Leesa and Yogabed, but softer than Brooklyn Bedding (medium), for example.
We think it will be fine for combo sleepers, but still is preferable overall for back and stomach sleepers. Since Avocado, like most beds, will soften up over time, side sleepers may be fine with this bed, but from the outset, it’s still a little on the firm side, which clearly isn’t a bad thing since you’d rather start with a firm bed that softens up than soft bed that gets too soft. Avocado definitely provides ample support, even if you’re heavier or overweight. In fact, on Avocado’s website, they say that the standard bed is a 7 on the firmness scale and with the topper it’s a 6, which is pretty close to our assessment.
As for coolness, Avocado is pretty efficient. We would put it between tier 2 and tier 3, meaning it sleeps cooler than the average bed in a box, but there are certainly other beds that we’ve tested that sleep cooler. We were very pleased with Avocado here though. We felt that the cover was breathable and the latex foam does stay pretty cool.
Avocado Green Mattress Review – Motion Transfer and Responsiveness
There’s not a lot to discuss here. Avocado has far more motion transfer than with an all-foam bed, but it’s definitely an improvement over your 15-year-old innerspring bed. This isn’t a highlight for the bed, but it’s to be expected with any mattress that incorporates coils.
The flipside of this is that Avocado is incredibly responsive. Never will you get off the bed and see a body impression. It responds immediately to pressure without creating uncomfortable pressure points. Plus, you never get that roll off sensation near the edge of the bed. With a lot of the all-foam beds, they collapse near the edges. With innerspring beds, Avocado included, they keep their shape even around the edges.
Avocado Mattress Coupon Code + Pricing
This is a premium mattress and is priced as such, which is our biggest complaint with the bed. Don’t get me wrong, Avocado has clearly put great effort into ensuring that this is a wonderful, welcoming, eco-friendly mattress, but it’s just fairly expensive. Here’s a breakdown of Avocado mattress prices:
Avocado also gives you the option to add a pillow top to the mattress for an additional $240-$500, which we think is a good idea for added comfort. You can get $100 off any Avocado mattress with code RIZKNOWS at checkout.
Final Thoughts on Avocado Mattress
This is a mattress that appeals to a select group of people. You need to really value the eco-friendly, natural qualities of the bed and you have to want a premium bed in order to get Avocado. We are thrilled that it has a 100-night sleep trial and a 25 year warranty with free shipping and returns. And we like the mattress a heck of a lot, especially considering we aren’t automatically drawn to innerspring beds, as some folks are. It’s probably not our favorite mattress, but we do think it’s a great bed, all things considered.