About Avocado Green Mattress

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff Published on: Oct 10, 2017

Featuring non-toxic chemicals and eco-friendly materials like New Zealand wool, organic cotton, and 100 percent natural latex, the company behind Avocado Green Mattress is on a mission to help safeguard your health and protect our planet.

In addition, the website reports these mattresses contain “no polyurethane foams that could break down, no memory foams to off-gas, no chemical adhesives between the comfort layers to emit chemical odors, and no chemical flame retardants to endanger your health.” In fact, everything that’s contained in their mattress is disclosed on their product page.

Additional Avocado benefits include up to 1,414 pocketed support coils that provide pressure-point support, handmade button tufts, and affordable prices.

You might not exactly be classified as an ‘eco-warrior,’ but you still want to support companies who are focused on ethical and sustainable business practices—while also getting a good night’s sleep.

But can a CA-made Avocado Green Mattress tick all your boxes? Here, we’ll walk you through what we learned during our research, including feedback from industry professionals. In a few minutes’ time, you’ll be able to answer this key question.

How Does the Avocado Green Mattress Work?

Constructed of six to seven layers (depending on whether or not you choose a pillow-top), the Avocado Mattress is between 11 and 13 inches thick, falls between a six and a seven on the firmness scale, and is designed to “work on a rigid, non-spring foundation, platform, adjustable bed base, or slatted foundation with a maximum spacing of five inches between slats.”

Weight is between 59 and 122 pounds, depending on the model, although each features two heavy-duty upholstered handles on each side, which are hand-sewn for a tight fit. According to the company, this makes moving or adjusting your bed a breeze, and they won't cause your sheets to bunch out.

Avocado Green MattressCompared to the standard model, the Avocado Green Mattress with optional pillow-top (shown above) features an additional two-inch layer of 100 percent natural latex. Image credit: Avocado Mattress LLC

From a comfort perspective, Avocado Green Mattresses combine naturally supportive latex foam with Quantum Edge® Zone Combi-Zone® technology made by Leggett & Platt, which promises to deliver advanced press-point support using 756-1,414 individually-tuned support coils. Here’s how their FAQ explains it:

“Inside, every innerspring coil is completely encased in fabric, so they function independently and offer superior response. They are also set in three strategically positioned comfort zones for optimal support to the hips, back, and shoulders. Additionally, a fourth zone is added to reinforce the perimeter of the mattress.”

They add that, “Together, these zones offer a distinct difference in firmness, density, and spring action for exceptional comfort and durability. They also feature a high coil count that delivers an even surface, keeping sleepers from rolling together at night and reducing motion transfer.”

From a safety perspective, Avocado’s mattresses use non-toxic, chemical-free fire retardants made of naturally hydrated silica and New Zealand wool, while exceeding all federal flammability and CPSC standards. Their products are also naturally resistant to House Dust Mites (HDMs).

Furthermore, their manufacturer's latex is certified by the eco-INSTITUT to be free from "volatile organic compounds (VOCs), persistent organic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, formaldehyde, and phthalates," the ticking uses Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton, and the button-tufted mattress covers are made with premium, certified organic cotton.

Finally, the Avocado Green Mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which the FAQ describes asscientifically tested to meet some of the world’s most rigorous emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants.”

How Much Do Avocado Green Mattresses Cost?

Avocado Mattresses are priced as follows:

  • Twin: $959 (pillow-top: +$240)
  • Twin XL: $999 (pillow-top: +$300)
  • Full: $1,199 (pillow-top: +$300)
  • Queen: $1,399 (pillow-top: +$300)
  • Twin XL: $999 (pillow-top: +$300)
  • King: $1,599 (pillow-top: +$500)
  • CA King: $1,599 (pillow-top: +$500)

The company also manufactures pillows using natural latex, Kapok fill, and a certified organic cotton cover:

  • Standard: $79
  • Queen: $89
  • King: $99

Shipping is free, although it can take seven to 10 business days to make your mattress, plus up to nine business days to ship your mattress via FedEx. For an additional $99, customers can choose in-home delivery and setup, which also includes removal and recycling your old mattress set if you prefer.

All mattresses come with a 100-night trial, with no fees or pick up charges, along with a 25-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. The first 10 years provides full, non-prorated coverage, while years 11-25 provide limited, prorate coverage.

On the other hand, pillows come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges.

In order to speak to customer service, you’ll need to utilize their online chat or contact form.

What Can We Learn from Reviews for Avocado Green Mattress?

From a professional perspective, Avocado’s mattress seemed to have mostly positive feedback from sites like The Sleep Judge, The Sleep Sherpa, and Mattress Clarity.

Sleep Judge mentioned that the mattress was firmer than many of the competitors she’d tested, although it featured a high degree of edge and overall support, minimal motion transfer, and average heat transfer capabilities. In fact, the only downside she noted was that you might be able to feel the buttons through bedding, although she emphasized it was minimal.

In the end, she recommended an Avocado Mattress for those interested in improved airflow, support, and spinal alignment, as well as those who want relief from back pain and excess pressure.

But she felt it might not be the best option for those that prefer a higher firmness level, or those who don’t carry much weight.

On the other hand, The Sleep Sherpa noted that the Avocado Mattress has quite a lot of bounce, but they felt the company did a phenomenal job of blending coils and tufting, as well as featuring all-natural materials, high-quality construction, and durability.

“If you’re in the market for an all natural mattress,” they said, “the Avocado should be near to the top of your list.”

Finally, Mattress Clarity recommended the Avocado if you’re looking for a natural, breathable mattress that will last a long time; one that features a lot of bounce and resiliency, or if you prefer the feel of foam but not the accompanying sinking feeling.

From a customer perspective, we only encountered two Amazon reviews for Avocado’s King model, where it held an average rating of five stars. Both customers complimented its lack of smell, comfort, and natural materials.

Avocado Green Mattress vs. Tuft & Needle, Casper, Leesa, Purple, Sapira, Purple, & Zenhaven

Over the years, the HighYa team has researched many of the most popular direct-to-consumer mattress companies, including top-tier competitors like Tuft and Needle, Leesa, Casper, and Purple. And what have we learned after all this investigation?

There are really only three main differences between each one: The number of layers they feature, the materials they use, and their price. And often times, the best option for you depends on the emphasis you place on each of these differences.

For example, companies like Tuft & Needle, Casper, Leesa, Zenhaven, Novosbed, Yogabed, Lull, and Nectar offer all-foam mattresses without coils or pocket springs. So, if springs are important to you, you’re limited to brands like Sapira, Saatva, and Avocado.

On the other hand, if you’re focused primarily on 100 percent natural materials, Avocado and Zenhaven might be among your top picks. Although they’re also among the most expensive, so they might rank near the bottom if price is one of your most important factors.

This is why we listed ‘preferences’ as the first place to start in How to Buy a Mattress Online: Save Time & Money by Knowing What to Look For. The next thing you should take a look at is the company’s online customer reputation, and whether or not you encounter any frequent problems or complaints.

Finally, reach out to any companies that make it to your shortlist and ask questions. "Are they friendly? Do they seem knowledgeable? Are they willing to guide you through the selection process?” What you experience before you’re a customer is likely what you’ll also experience after making a purchase.

The Bottom Line About the Avocado Green Mattress

Based on what we learned during our research, Avocado’s mattresses seemed to have a mostly positive—if not somewhat limited—online reputation among consumers and professionals alike. They’re also one of the only direct-to-consumer companies that focus squarely on creating completely natural, yet luxuriously comfortable, mattresses, with standard and pillow-top models.

In our opinion, the company’s website does a great job informing prospective consumers; they even have an in-depth buying guide.

In it, the mention that their standard mattress rates as a seven on the firmness scale (suited for back and stomach sleepers, lighter individuals, and growing children), while the pillow-top is at a six (best for side sleepers, heavier individuals, and those in search of pain relief and back support.).

So, if you’d prefer something on either side of these numbers, Avocado might not make the top of your list. Another big consideration is that you’ll pay for Avocado’s top-quality materials.

Even the company’s FAQ admits “the Avocado Green Mattress costs more than Tuft&Needle®, Casper®, Leesa®, Purple® and other mass produced, bed-in-a-box products. But our natural products are significantly more comfortable, supportive, cool, healthy, eco-friendly, and responsible. And that makes all the difference.”

The bottom line is that purchasing a mattress is an intensely personal process. So, while everything we’ve outlined here can help move you in the right direction, the only way to know if it really works is by sleeping on it.

In this regard, Avocado provides free shipping, a 100-night trial, and free shipping and returns, so you likely don’t have much more to lose than a bit of your time for giving them a try.

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