Avocado Green has set the standard for organic mattresses since it came onto the scene in 2016. It had an interesting premise: compete with luxury (read, expensive) organic mattress brands while delivering the price point, ease, and accessibility consumers love about the bed-in-a-box model.
And there's no green-washing here. The Avocado Green Mattress (opens in new tab) is made from all organic materials including latex, wool, and cotton. Plus, it's the first-ever mattress brand to achieve the Climate Neutral Certified label, awarded only to brands with the most stringent standards for their carbon footprint. Today, it proudly functions as a carbon-negative business, meaning they voluntarily offset more than 100% of emissions, from resource extraction to shipping through carbon offset projects.
Given all that information, does the mattress itself live up to those high standards? And of course ... is it actually comfortable? I gave it a spin, and a week of sleep, to find out. Spoiler: It does.
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Avocado Green Mattress At A Glance
Type: Hybrid innerspring/latex
Firmness: It rates at medium-firm, but you can add an optional pillow top for a softer feel.
Sleep position: Optimal for side, back, stomach, and combo sleepers.
Your weight: Suitable for people of average and above-average weight.
Motion transfer: Excellent motion transfer absorption for co-sleepers.
How it feels: Firm but gentle.
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Who is the Avocado mattress best for?
- Anyone committed to living a greener lifestyle.
- Children or adults with asthma or allergies.
- Those suffering from back pain or in need of a supportive mattress.
- Apartment dwellers looking for a bed-in-a-box with easy setup.
What's it like to sleep on the Avocado Green Mattress?
After struggling with back pain, I finally relinquished my love for that super-sinking memory foam feeling. A more supportive, firm mattress does wonders for my back and overall sleep quality.
I recently moved into a larger house and wanted to ensure my guests enjoyed that same great support, so I opted for the Avocado Green Mattress in my guest bedroom. It boasts a gentle/firm feel along with the added benefit of being made only from organic materials. Of course, I can't let visitors be the guinea pigs, so I gave the mattress a try for myself for a few nights.
The mattress arrived rolled up in a medium-sized box. It is heavy, so I decided it would be easier to open it up on my main level before using built-in handles to carry the mattress upstairs. Take care when opening the vacuum-sealed mattress. Once the majority of the seal is broken, the mattress opens into its full size. You'll want to make sure any breakable objects (or small children) are standing clear.
With an organic mattress, you expect not to notice the typical off-gassing that comes with memory foam, and you won't. There is a slight factory smell upon opening the mattress but it dissipates quickly and is completely gone within 24 hours.
Since I prefer a firmer feel, I opted not to add on Avocado's soft pillow-top layer. On its own, the mattress is wrapped in a natural-colored organic cotton cover. It is super soft to the touch. The feel of the mattress is not rigid, but it's firm.
It offers great support on your back and stomach. When you flip to the side, the mattress molds to you without that sinking feeling associated with memory foam. There's no stuck sensation or difficulty getting in and out of bed, thanks to the coil's supportive reaction.
Also unlike memory foam, the cotton, latex, and wool sleep cool. It felt great immediately and was supportive throughout the night. Some sleepers may need a few nights to get used to this mattress, but I was immediately comfortable and slept wonderfully. While my mattress is twin-size, the Avocado Green is great when it comes to motion transfer — you can press on one area without feeling movement elsewhere. The full, queen and king sizes are sure to be great for those who share a bed.
What do you get for your money?
The Avocado Green Mattress's top selling point is its "beyond-green" approach. It is designed in Hoboken, New Jersey, and handmade in California from 100-percent certified organic materials. That includes latex harvested from Avocado's organic rubber farms and GOTS-certified (Global Organic Textiles Standard) organic wool and cotton.
While there are other brands on the market crafting organic mattresses, few can compete with Avocado on price and the ease of bed-in-a-box delivery. It also boasts the support and stability of a hybrid mattress, compared to the sinking feeling commonly associated with memory foam mattresses.
The beds are also Greenguard Gold Certified for low emissions and certified to be formaldehyde-free, so you won't experience the usual mattress off-gassing. If that isn't enough peace of mind, you can give the mattress a try for one year at home risk-free.
It also has a 25-year warranty, which includes a full warranty for 10 years with return pickup service and full replacement value, and prorated coverage for the latter 15 years.
Is the Avocado mattress worth It?
The short answer: Yes, yes it is. Avocado is the first mattress brand to be Climate Neutral Certified, so it's proven to be good for the environment and your family's health.
Even if you were to rule out the green benefits, it's still an incredibly comfortable hybrid mattress that competes with price and benefits of other bed-in-a-box brands on the market. And other organic mattress brands tend to rate higher in price. In fact, Avocado beats out the Nest, Saatva, and Zenhaven by hundreds of dollars.
Avocado Green Mattress layers
The Avocado Green Mattress is wrapped in an ultra-soft organic cotton cover. Below that, an ounce-per-square foot of organic wool offers natural antimicrobial features and temperature control.
If you want a more plush, soft feel, you can add an optional European-style pillow-top, filled with an additional two-inch layer of GOLS organic certified latex for a total of five inches.
If you prefer a firmer feel, the standard option (which I took for a spin) starts with three inches of organic latex. At the center, there is a supportive innerspring unit. Tempered steel coils are individually wrapped with pocketed support and three zones.
At the base, another layer of Certified Dunlop Latex anchors the mattress.
Ordering and delivery
Ordering on Avocado Green (opens in new tab) is incredibly straightforward. Just select your mattress size and if you'd like the optional pillowtop. FedEx shipping is free, with delivery time ranging from three to seven business days depending on your proximity to Los Angeles.
You can opt to pay about $250 for in-home set-up and delivery. The box is quite heavy, so if you forgo this option, make sure you have help to get the mattress to your desired location in your home.
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