Materials: latex & coils
Warranty: 25 Years
Trial Period: 1 Year
Price Range: $899-$1,799
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Materials: latex & coils
Warranty: 25 Years
Trial Period: 1 Year
Price Range: $899-$1,799
Our Verdict: If you are on the hunt for a luxury, all-natural mattress, the Avocado Green is best in class. Made with all-natural, organic latex and cotton, this bed provides cooling, support, reinforced edges, motion isolation, and so much more. It really has everything you could ever want in a mattress. It is not a great option for those on a tight budget, but if you are ready to invest in your sleep the Avocado Green is an excellent choice. For more recommendations, see our list on the best luxury mattresses.
The people behind the Avocado Green mattress don’t waste time explaining the company mission to customers. You go to the website and it’s the first thing you see … Go Natural.
Avocado aims to use as many organic materials as possible to deliver a mattress that is environmentally friendly and allows people to reduce their carbon footprint on the earth without paying through the nose to do it. It’s a tall order considering the Avocado Green mattress, a hybrid of latex and pocket coils is made of some impressive materials, none of which are cheap, which makes it one of our top picks for best organic mattresses.
The Avocado Green uses GOLS-approved organic latex and GOTS-certified organic wool and cotton in lieu of polyurethane foams, memory foams, chemical flame retardants or flammable adhesives to construct their mattresses. The metal coils used in the mattress interior are made of recycled metal. Even the sheep Avocado sources their wool from are being treated in a humane way.
The folks at Avocado have listened to customers who care for the earth and its resources. Today we are looking at the Avocado Green hybrid mattress model here, but know that the company also makes a vegan-certified and PETA-approved mattress that avoids using wool altogether.
May Not be Best For…
|✅ Hot Sleepers
✅ People who shop organic
✅ Plus size sleepers
✅ Back and stomach sleepers
✅ Side sleepers when used with the plush pillow top
✅ Anyone who likes a firmer mattress with the firm pillow top
|❌ Light sleepers, may be too firm for those who shift at night
❌ Side sleepers without a pillow top could feel too firm against pressure points
❌ People who like a soft mattress
The Nerd team was reassured right away to see so many desirable qualities in the Avocado Green organic mattress. Here are several that stood out to us:
The Avocado Green Mattress is one of the top latex mattresses, made with organic cotton and wool.
The Avocado Green is considered medium-firm, around a 7 on the firmness scale. The firmness of mattresses decides a number of factors like how well the bed will contour to your body, or how much support the bed can provide. The firmer the mattress is, the less able it is to adapt to the curves of the body or respond and settle quickly for sleepers who need to shift at night. Remember, though, that a mattress will feel firmer or softer to people depending on their body weight. If you are trying to decide which mattress firmness is right for you, see Soft vs. Firm Mattresses
Since the Avocado Green is a latex mattress it naturally has a lot of bounce to it. The best mattresses for couples are ones that limit motion transfer and prevent you from feeling your partner’s movements. Since the coils are individually wrapped it does fairly well at isolating motion. As far as edge support goes you will have no trouble using the full surface of the bed, and won’t find the edges depressing as you get in and out of bed. Overall, we think this is a great choice for couples looking for a latex mattress.
|✅Coil system keeps the spine aligned
✅Cradles curves and supports the lower back
|✅With the pillow-top sleeper’s stomachs will have some contour
✅If you like a firm mattress feel, this bed will keep your spine and neck aligned
|✅Adding the pillow-top will give a proper cradling
❌Without the pillow top, you may feel too much pressure on shoulders and hips
|✅Has enough bounce to make it easy to shift positions
✅Isolates motion well
Back Sleepers: The Avocado Green should work as a mattress for back sleepers. The pocket coil system in the middle of the mattress evenly distributes body weight and has some give to cradle your backside yet keep the spine aligned, so there should not be any back pain when you wake up!
Side Sleepers: Side sleepers should lean towards adding the plush pillow-top, which will contour better around their hips and shoulders to avoid excess pressure on the joints (too much pressure causes soreness and makes you want to shift, and disturb your own sleep, at night.) The regular 11-inch version without the plush topper may be too firm of a mattress for side sleepers to receive proper shoulder and hip pressure relief.
Stomach Sleepers: The Avocado Green is also a good option for stomach sleepers if used with a pillow top that provides some contouring at the top for tummy and hips but is still firm enough in the middle layers to hold you up. We rated it the top organic mattress on our list of best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
Combination Sleepers: The best mattresses for combination sleepers are ones that have a good amount of springiness to them. The Avocado Green is a latex mattress, which naturally gives the bed some bounce. This makes it easier to change positions if you often find yourself shifting about. The individually-wrapped coils limit motion transfer pretty well, making this bed a good choice for couples or co-sleepers. You shouldn’t feel much of your partner’s movements and can enjoy a night of uninterrupted sleep.
The Avocado Green is constructed of two layers of natural latex, surrounded by an organic cotton top and wool ticking for comfort, making it one of the best pillow top mattresses available. Then there is a coil support layer in the middle. The base mattress is 11 inches thick on its own and 13 inches with an optional plush or firm pillow-top option.
Top Layer: 2 inches of natural and hypoallergenic Dunlop latex for a cleaner cocoon. Latex contours to the body, pushing against lighter body parts and accepting heavier ones to keep your spine aligned.
Middle Layer: 8 inches of pocket coils that vary in thickness across three zones to adapt to the body’s curves. The middle zone will be stronger to properly support the curve of your heavier hips and a little forgiving for lighter shoulders and thighs.
Base Layer: 1-inch slab of the Dunlop latex, a firmer layer that supports the top two layers and provides a durable base.
Note: If you do add the plush or firm pillow-top, it will add more of the organic cotton ticking and natural wool of the cover for 2 more inches of height and comfort. The plush pillow top is a better choice for side sleepers who need a more forgiving feel at the top to cradle their shoulders, hips, and thighs. This layer also uses natural hydrated silica instead of chemical flame retardants to keep you safe.
|Size||Price||Price w/ Pillowtop|
|Dimension||Weight||Weight w/ Pillow Top||Thickness||Thickness w/ Pillow top|
|Twin||38” x 74”||59 lbs||80 lbs||11 inches||13 inches|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||63 lbs||87 lbs||11 inches||13 inches|
|Full||54” x 74”||82 lbs||111 lbs||11 inches||13 inches|
|Queen||60” x 80”||97 lbs||132 lbs||11 inches||13 inches|
|King||76” x 80”||123 lbs||167 lbs||11 inches||13 inches|
|Cal King||72” x 84”||122 lbs||166 lbs||11 inches||13 inches|
Mattress dimensions are pretty standard. The different sizes of a mattress (Twin-California King) only differ in about an inch or so of one another. Where the Avocado mattress stands out is with its 11-inch thickness profile. The standard mattress thickness is anywhere between 6-9 inches. Generally, the thickness coincides with weight, so the thicker the bed, the heavier it is.
Also, when a mattress is thicker, it usually has more layers, thicker layers, or more foam, which makes the mattress more comfortable and able to accommodate a greater variety of sleepers. If you purchase the pillow top, the thickness increases to 13 inches, meaning the mattress offers even greater pressure relief and plush cushioning. If you weigh over 250 pounds, you will definitely want to look for a mattress that is on the thicker side (12 inches or more) for added support. See our picks on the best mattress for heavy people for mattresses that provide support and comfort.
The Avocado Green mattress is a little heavier than some other bed-in-a-box brands, but with the extra weight comes extra layers of comfort and support. The box your mattress arrives in will vary in weight from 45 pounds to 105 pounds, depending on the size of mattress you buy. This is why we recommend finding some extra help to carry the mattress to whatever room you’re setting it up in. Avocado does offer in-home setup and mattress removal at an additional cost, if you’re worried about setting up your new mattress.
You have a full year to try out the Avocado Green mattress. You may initiate a return right up to day 364 during your trial period. You don’t have to pay for the return. Avocado will recycle or donate the mattress. You will be given a full refund. Just know you should always try out a new mattress for at least 30 days before making a decision to keep it or send it back. It takes that long for your body to adjust to a new surface and for you to know if you feel comfortable on that surface.
Additionally, the Avocado Green has a 25-year warranty for the person who actually bought the mattress, i.e. the original buyer. You must open the box it comes in within two weeks. You should use the mattress to sleep on, i.e. use it as intended. There are other fun terms written into the warranty that you should acquaint yourself with.
For the mattress to be eligible for a replacement or repair in the first 10 years, the mattress must show a sag of at least 1 inch from regular wear, a crack in the latex from regular use or any sort of manufacturing defect (fabric tears, bad stitching, etc.) After 10 years, the repair or replacement is prorated. In other words, you’ll be charged some portion of the original price to replace it based on how old it is.
The Avocado Green mattress is shipped for free to all 50 states (Hawaii and Alaska rejoice!). The mattress is made to order over 5-7 days and then takes up to another 7 days to ship. That means it will arrive within 2 weeks. For an additional $199, Avocado will set up the new mattress and remove the old one for you with in-home delivery. WARNING: If you’re ordering a king mattress with either the plush or firm pillow top, it adds weight and bulk. So Avocado says you have to pay for the in-home delivery no matter what.
The Avocado Green comes compressed and rolled into a box for shipment. Setting it up is as simple as taking it out of the box, unrolling it onto your foundation, removing it from its plastic wrapping, and letting it inflate. Also, because the Avocado mattress uses natural materials, there is no off-gassing when you unbox the mattress. Avocado says you can use the mattress without a foundation. A box spring or slatted base will work just fine if that’s what you have on hand. Just make sure your foundation supports both mattress and sleeper. If it’s not strong enough and that damages the mattress, it may void your warranty.
From top to bottom, the Avocado Green mattress is made with the best natural materials the company could find. Every process, from which type of latex to use, to how the sheep providing the wool are treated, to making the mattress flame retardant without using chemicals, was viewed through eco-conscious glasses. We give it a 4.7/5 on the Nerd Scale.
You will pay a prettier penny for the Avocado Green mattress, but rest assured you are getting a good mattress for most types of sleepers regardless of how much they weigh and the position they sleep in. All of that attention to eco-details costs money. But if you’re seeking a good, clean sleep, and if using natural resources and acting with care for air quality and sustainability is important to you, you would be hard-pressed to find a better choice.
Without the addition of the optional pillow-top, the Avocado Green mattress is 11 inches tall. When the pillow-top is added, the mattress is 13 inches tall.
You can find Avocado Mattresses on their website. They also have experience centers in Hoboken, New Jersey & Santa Monica, California where you can try out the mattress for yourself.
When your mattress arrives in the box, we recommend finding someone to help you carry it to your bedroom and unbox. The process is rather simple from there; just cut open the top of the box and have one person pull the bottom of the box while the other pulls the mattress out. Then lay it on the bed, cut down the sides, unwrap it, and watch it expand!
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