Avocado Green Review
A luxury all-natural mattress consisting of natural Dunlop latex foam pocketed coils, a certified organic cotton cover and natural New Zealand wool. For 70% less than you'd pay at a store.
Great Choice for: Anyone who wants a truly organic, toxin-free luxury mattress. This is an excellent deal.
Avoid if: You like your mattresses extra-soft or need a split configuration.
The Avocado Green Mattress may be the best organic luxury mattress sold online for less than $2,000.
It has all of the premium features you expect in a luxury organic mattress, but it costs 70% less than you would pay for anything like it in a store.
A Real Organic Mattress
The Avocado Green is technically a hybrid mattress made with two primary materials, natural Dunlop latex and pocketed coils.
It uses natural New Zealand Joma wool as a fire barrier and is wrapped in a soft organic cotton button-top cover.
There is no memory foam or polyurethane foam used in this bed, not even in the base.
All of this organic luxury carries a higher price tag than you'd pay for a budget foam mattress like Casper. A queen Avocado mattress costs about $1,400.
The closest comparison to the Avocado Green Mattress is the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss, which is about the same price.
If you're in the market for a real organic mattress, then definitely take a look at the Avocado Green.
Like most other online mattresses, the Avocado comes with a no-risk in-home trial – so you have nothing to lose if you don't like it. Try getting that buying an organic bed in a store 😉
Visit Avocado's website to learn more – or keep reading for my 10-minute review.
Table of Contents
- What's In This Mattress Review
- About Avocado Mattress
- Social & Ecological Impact
- Purchase Process
- Delivery & Setup
- Aesthetics and Styling
- Mattress Construction
- Sleeping Experience & Customer Feedback
- Motion Transfer
- Hot/Cold Issues
- Return Policy
- Summary – Pros and Cons
- The Avocado Green Mattress is Perfect For You If…
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Comparison With Other Mattresses
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About Avocado Mattress
In 2016, Avocado Mattress founders Jeff and Alexandra D’Andrea wanted to purchase a mattress made from safe, natural/organic materials – but one they could afford.
They were deeply dissatisfied with the options available in the market because so many mattresses used petroleum-based polyurethane foam and other non-natural components.
Some of the mattresses claimed to be 100% natural but were anything but.
So, they developed the Avocado Green Mattress.
Jeff and Alexandra set out to create a mattress that is natural, environmentally responsible, safe for their customers’ health, and, most importantly, affordable.
By all measures, they achieved their goal.
Today, Avocado makes all of its mattresses in sunny Southern California and is proud of its American-made heritage.
Social & Ecological Impact
The company’s core mission – to create a green mattress – is of huge social impact on its own.
Specifically, the Avocado mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means it has passed extra-stringent tests for VOC emissions and other pollutants.
Every mattress is handmade in the United States, providing much-needed local jobs.
Their social efforts don’t stop there.
Avocado Green also works with 1% For the Planet to give one percent of their profits to environmental nonprofits.
Other nonprofits Avocado support include:
- City Harvest, a food rescue organization
- Wellness in The Schools, dedicated to solving childhood obesity
- American Rivers, an organization that protects and restores rivers in the US.
The company also works with or donates to the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, the Alaska Wilderness League, and the National Parks Conservation Association.
You can see a full list of their charitable initiatives on their official website.
Like other latex organic mattresses we've reviewed, the Avocado Green mattress is more expensive than most online mattresses, which tend to be of the budget memory foam variety.
But you have to consider that this is a bona fide all-natural luxury hybrid mattress.
When you compare the Avocado Green with similar-quality mattresses in stores, you'll quickly see how much of a bargain it is. It is 50-70% less expensive.
Here is the full price list:
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The purchase process is very straightforward.
BUYING TIP: buy this mattress on the official website.
The mattress is also sold on Amazon, but we don’t recommend buying there because you will not get their generous return period. Amazon limits their returns to 30 days – and you need to use this mattress that long to qualify for a return.
Before you buy the mattress, also take a quick look at their warranty and return policies. Nothing strange here, but as usual, they are very specific about what qualifies, how long you need to try the mattress, etc.
The first step in order is to select your mattress size.
All standard options are available, from twin to Cal King. Unfortunately, they don’t offer a split option.
Then decide if you want your Avocado with a pillow top or not.
- The standard mattress is 11 inches thick, doesn't use a pillow top, and is a bit firm.
- The pillow top mattress is 13 inches thick and has a medium-firm comfort level, making it the best choice for most people.
Because of the added layer at the top, though, the pillow top is more expensive.
After selecting your size and pillow-top option, you'll pay with your credit card – or in installments using Affirm if you qualify.
Delivery & Setup
Each Avocado Green mattress is made to order, and this takes 3 to 7 days.
Delivery to your home takes up to 9 days, depending on where you live.
So, it will probably take three weeks to receive your Avocado.
Shipping is free within the United States – except for the King size mattress, which has a surcharge.
This mattress is really heavy. A queen size weighs 97 lbs (standard) or 132 lbs (pillow top).
You will not set this mattress up on your own.
For an extra $199, the company will provide in-home delivery & setup. The mattress will be delivered and set up in your bedroom by a crew who can take away your old mattress if you like.
If you don’t want to pay for an in-home setup, then make sure there are at least two strong people around to help you lift the mattress and get it onto your bed frame.
Avocado Mattress offers free shipping to all 50 states in the US. Yes, you get free shipping even if you are ordering from Alaska or Hawaii.
That’s great because freight costs for a mattress this heavy would be high.
Visit their website to see estimated shipping times for various regions and additional shipping and delivery notes.
Aesthetics and Styling
The Avocado Green is a luxury mattress, and it looks just like one – especially if you buy the pillow top version. The mattress is thick and white, with a green border around the edge.
The textured organic cotton cover is tufted with button rosettes made from Joma New Zealand wool.
The buttons are visible on top and the sides of the mattress. They give the mattress a certain crafted, unique handmade feel.
If you buy the pillow top mattress, the extra top layer has a grey textured siding. It also has a green border tape along the edges.
On the sides of the mattress, you'll find heavy-duty handles to help you move the mattress easily.
This mattress uses a couple of technologies to make sure that the Avocado Green is safe, comfortable, supportive, and long-lasting.
Pocketed Coils With Five Support Zones
The most notable is the pocketed coil layer.
It is unlike the coil layers used in most hybrid mattresses. Instead of one continuous layer of coils, it is divided into five support zones. The zones align with various parts of your body.
The purpose of the support zones is to provide support and alignment where necessary (e.g., lower back) and pressure relief and contouring in high-pressure areas like the hips and shoulders.
The Avocado mattress uses an old mattress-making technique, tufting, to make the mattress look more luxurious, to keep it healthy and toxin-free, and to increase its longevity.
Tufting involves pulling lengths of tough yarn through the layers of the mattress to hold the layers together and to prevent shifting and bulging. Buttons are attached to the yarn on both sides to maintain compression.
Tufting replaces the adhesives used in most foam mattresses that can be harmful to your health and contribute to overheating.
Before we dive into the layers and construction that make up the Avocado mattress, let's cover what is NOT in it. The Avocado Green contains:
- no petroleum-based polyurethane foams
- no toxic flame retardants
- no chemical adhesives, and
- no industrial chemicals.
This mattress is about as natural, non-toxic, and eco-friendly as you can make one.
OK, so here is a breakdown of materials & construction that make up the Avocado Green Mattress:
The Avocado Green comes in two all-natural versions, as follows:
- Standard (11″ thick): 73% natural Dunlop latex, 21% natural wool fiber, and 6% organic cotton.
- Pillow top (13″ thick): 80% natural Dunlop latex, 14% natural wool fiber, and 6% organic cotton.
Pillow Top: 2 inches of Dunlop Natural Latex Rubber (Pillow Top model only)
Found only in the Pillow Top mattress, this topmost layer is made of 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber with a soft firmness rating of 14-19 ILD, making it very giving and plush.
Comfort Layer: 2 inches of Dunlop latex
This is the top layer of the standard version and the second layer of the pillow top version. This medium-firm (20-25 ILD) latex provides both comfort and support.
Transition layer: 1” Dunlop Latex
Just before the pocket coils, a 1” layer of Dunlop latex provides a seamless transition to the coil base. It provides transitional support and ensures you don’t feel the pocket coils, no matter your weight.
Support Layer: 8 inches of pocketed coils
Depending on the mattress size, there are up to 1,414 individually wrapped coils in this layer.
The coils provide core support, contouring (using a zoned design), and cooling. They also reduce motion transfer and ensure that the mattress lasts a long time.
The Avocado mattress comes with a luxuriously soft organic cotton cover. It is certified organic and includes handmade button tufting to keep it in place.
The cover is breathable to keep the surface of the mattress dry, fresh, and cool.
For fire protection, natural Joma New Zealand wool is added to the cover.
Avocado Mattress previously added hydrated silica to the wool. Even though the FDA recognizes hydrated silica as generally safe, the company opted to switch to 100% organic wool.
All Avocado Green mattresses manufactured after 4th June 2019 only use wool as a natural fire retardant: no hydrated silica, no fiberglass, or any other kind of chemical fire retardant.
The Avocado Green mattress passes all federal flammability standards.
The wool offers extra benefits, too. It is naturally antibacterial, it is excellent for moisture-wicking and keeps your mattress smelling fresh – no matter how much you might sweat at night.
Being natural, the Avocado has minimal off-gassing. Any slight smell you might experience is from ordinary manufacturing processes and is completely harmless.
The mattress has several green and quality certifications. It does not contain any harmful chemicals or VOCs.
Also, since the mattress is made on order, you get a freshly-manufactured mattress with no warehouse smells.
But if you experience an uncomfortable smell, try airing the mattress in a well-ventilated room for a couple of days before you sleep on it.
Sleeping Experience & Customer Feedback
Here is one customer’s description of his sleeping experience with the Avocado Green mattress;
“I have to say, from the first night I slept in this bed I've had some of the best nights sleep I've had in years!”
Most Avocado mattress reviews we found online are equally positive.
Many customers say the mattress is amazing. They sleep better and deeper. The mattress stays cool and does not creak like many spring mattresses.
Positive feedback from customers with back and neck problems, as well as medical conditions such as arthritis, are also common.
The firmness of your mattress will depend on which version you buy.
The standard mattress (without the pillow top) is rather firm.
We rate it a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with ten being the firmest. The extra firmness makes it one of the best beds for stomach sleepers.
Only buy this one if you like a lot of freedom of movement, you are a stomach or back sleeper, or you weigh more than average.
The more expensive pillow top mattress is medium-firm because of, the softer latex foam used in the pillow top. This is the mattress to buy for most people.
The level of sinkage will also depend on which of the two models you buy.
The standard mattress is firmer and naturally has less sinkage.
The pillow top mattress has more sinkage and feels plusher. But it doesn’t sink so much that you’ll feel stuck.
Motion transfer is nonexistent in both models. The pocketed coil layer makes sure of that.
A disturbance on the mattress will stay local, so even though the mattress has a nice bounce, you probably won't wake up when your partner turns over at night or gets up to use the bathroom.
Avocado Green's use of latex foam ensures that it has no cooling issues.
On top of that, the pocketed coils allow free airflow, and the mattress uses a breathable organic cotton cover and natural wool, which further helps wick away moisture and dissipate heat.
The mattress is covered by an exceptionally long 25-year warranty that has two parts.
The first ten years of the warranty period are non-prorated, which means the company will bear the full cost of repair or replacement.
During years 11 to 25, the warranty is prorated. You will be charged a percentage of the purchase cost to replace the mattress. The percentage depends on how long you’ve had the mattress. It starts at 50% and increases by 5% for each subsequent year.
Customers are given a full year to try the mattress in your home.
If you don’t like your mattress, contact Avocado for a full refund or ask them to send you a softer or firmer version.
If you opt for a refund, they will pick the mattress at no cost to you and recycle it or donate it to charity.
Summary – Pros and Cons
- All-natural materials and careful assembly keep toxins out of your bedroom.
- Pillow top version is extremely comfortable and supportive.
- Save $1,000+ vs. similar store-bought mattresses.
- 25-year warranty with a full refund for the first 10.
- A bit expensive
- Very heavy
- There is no soft comfort option – only firm and medium firm.
The Avocado Green Mattress is Perfect For You If…
You want a luxury organic mattress for far less coin than most stores charge – and you don't need a split configuration or a soft comfort level.
If you need a split configuration or a softer mattress, then check out the top-rated organic mattress, PlushBeds Botanical Bliss.
- Don't buy this mattress on Amazon. You won't get Avocado's 100-night return policy.
- If you don't want to pay all at once, then check to see if you qualify for 0% financing by Affirm.
- Visit Avocado's website and our Coupons page for the latest deals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to rotate or flip the Avocado Green Mattress?
Avocado Green is a one-sided mattress, so you cannot flip it.
But you can – and should – rotate the mattress. The manufacturer recommends rotating it monthly for the first six months and then once every other month after that.
Use the side handles to rotate the mattress.
Can I try the Avocado Green mattress in person before I buy it?
Avocado offers a generous 1-year in-home trial period (with free returns), so there’s no need to try the mattress in person. In any case, a 1-year trial period will tell you much more about the mattress than a 15-minute in-store test.
But if you’d still like to see and test the mattress in person before buying, visit one of their two stores (the company calls them Experience Centres) in NYC and Los Angeles.
What kind of foundation works best with Avocado Green?
Avocado recommends a rigid, non-spring foundation for your new mattress. So a box spring is out of the question.
You can use a platform, solid foundation, or slatted foundation with slats no more than 5” apart.
Does Avocado Green work with an adjustable base?
Yes, it does.
How do I keep my Avocado Green mattress clean?
Spot cleaning is the best way to get rid of stains and dirt patches. Dab at the spot using cold water mixed with a mild cleaner. Never use bleach or any strong industrial cleaners.
To deodorize the mattress, sprinkle baking soda on top of the mattress and let it sit for half an hour before vacuuming it.
Never use a steam cleaner on the mattress as the heat can damage the organic latex.
To prevent moisture damage from water, drinks, or urine, use a waterproof mattress protector.
Comparison With Other Mattresses
Avocado Green is not the only organic latex mattress you’ll find online. Here’s how Avocado Green compares to other popular organic latex mattresses.
Avocado Green vs. PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress uses the same components as Avocado Green: an organic cotton cover, organic wool batting, and organic Dunlop latex.
The only thing the PlushBeds mattress lacks is pocket coils. It is an all-foam mattress. For overweight sleepers, the hybrid Avocado Green mattress is a better option since it’s more supportive.
With Avocado Green, you can choose between medium-firm and firm by choosing whether to add a pillow top to your order.
PlushBeds also gives you options. Theirs are medium and medium-firm, and none of them involve a pillow top.
For side sleepers, we recommend the PlushBeds medium option. For back and stomach sleepers, both Avocado Green firmness options are ideal.
PlushBeds also lets you choose from three mattress heights: 9”, 10” and 12”.
Pricewise, PlushBeds Botanical Bliss and Avocado Green are in the same price range. They are more expensive than ordinary memory foam mattress but still a big bargain compared to an organic mattress from a brick and mortar store.
Avocado Green vs. Zenhaven
Zenhaven is also an all-foam mattress. It doesn’t have pocket coils like Avocado Green. So, for heavier sleepers, the Avocado Green mattress will feel more supportive.
Like Avocado Green, Zenhaven also has a zoned design. The zones are in the top latex layer.
A key difference between Avocado Green and Zenhaven is that Zenhaven uses Talalay latex in all three layers of the mattress while Avocado Green uses Dunlop latex.
This gives Zenhaven a softer and plusher feel, making it the best choice for lighter sleepers and side sleepers.
Similar to Avocado Green, Zenhaven offers two firmness options, but they don’t involve a pillow top. You can choose the Luxury Plush or Gentle Firm.
Zenhaven also features an organic cotton cover and organic wool batting, just like Avocado Green.
As for pricing, Zenhaven is in the same price range as Avocado Green and PlushBeds.
Avocado Green vs. Nest Hybrid Latex
If you want a hybrid latex mattress but think Avocado Green is too expensive, Nest Hybrid Latex is a cheaper alternative.
It still costs more than a memory foam mattress but is several hundred dollars more affordable than Avocado Green.
The main difference between Avocado Green and Nest Hybrid Latex is that the Nest mattress uses natural latex instead of certified organic latex.
So there’s no guarantee that the latex is organically produced.
Another difference, and the reason the Nest mattress is cheaper, is that the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress uses synthetic foams in addition to natural latex. There’s a 1” transition layer and a 1” base layer made with polyfoam.
If you want a purely natural/organic mattress, Avocado Green is the best choice.
As for similarities, both mattresses have an organic cotton cover, natural wool, and pocket coils.
While Avocado offers only two firmness options, Nest offers three: medium, firm, and plush. You can even order a split mattress with variable firmness on each side.
When it comes to versatility and customization, the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress wins.
Avocado Green vs. Awara
For those looking for a budget organic latex foam mattress, we recommend Awara.
It offers the same pocket coil + natural Dunlop latex construction as Avocado Green but at a much lower price point. The Awara mattress costs about the same as a premium memory foam mattress.
The two main layers in the Awara mattress are 4” of natural Dunlop latex and 9” of pocket coils.
It also has a Euro top consisting of an organic cotton cover and natural New Zealand wool.
The Awara mattress has a medium-firm feel, making it a good choice for back, stomach, and heavier sleepers.
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