Our side-sleeping testers, particularly those over 130 pounds, preferred the deeper contouring and pressure relief of the pillow-top model. Side sleepers over 230 pounds gave the pillow-top version excellent marks, citing a blend of responsive comfort and support. While the standard version was less supportive for side sleepers under 230 pounds, heavier sleepers across all sleep positions enjoyed the lighter contouring. The Avocado Mattress was the least comfortable for testers under 130 pounds, who found both versions of the mattress to be too firm.
While the pillow-top option was too soft for back sleepers over 130 pounds, the standard model suited those over 130 pounds. The standard Avocado Mattress worked particularly well for back-sleeping testers between 130 and 230 pounds. Testers in this weight group found that the gently conforming latex and pushback from the zoned support core enhanced spinal alignment, helping to relieve pressure points. Back sleepers over 230 pounds also enjoyed the standard model’s balance of springy latex and zoned support.
We found the standard model worked best for stomach sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds. The combination of responsive latex with sturdy pushback from the zoned support core helped reduce sinkage around the hips. The firmer feel also provided stomach sleepers over 230 pounds extra support to the middle of the body, helping to promote spinal alignment. The Avocado’s pillow-top version was highly rated by our stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, as the softer feel and extra cushioning relieved pressure points.
Our Performance Ratings
Our testing team evaluated the Avocado Green Mattress across key performance categories, including pressure relief, temperature neutrality, and durability. We use a 5-point scale for our ratings, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.
Rating: 3/5 (Standard), 4/5 (Pillow-Top)
A 2-inch layer of latex in the standard model offers light contouring and bounce to cradle curves and support joints. However, the pillow-top version’s additional layer of latex provides deeper contouring and better pressure relief, especially for side sleepers. Both options feature individually wrapped springs in the support core, which help alleviate pressure points by delivering zoned support that keeps the spine aligned.
Latex is a naturally temperature neutral material and promotes airflow in the comfort layer, helping to keep sleepers cool. The Avocado Mattress also uses organic wool and cotton in the upper layers for added breathability and moisture-wicking capability. This combination of materials makes it a great choice for those who tend to sleep hot or live in warmer climates.
While all-foam mattresses tend to offer better motion isolation, hybrids still offer a relatively stable sleep surface. This is particularly true if the mattress uses individually wrapped coils in the support core, which helps isolate motion. The Avocado’s use of zoned coils and organic latex in the comfort layer also prevents movement from transferring across the surface.
The Avocado Mattress’ zoned support includes reinforced coils along the perimeter. Additionally, the latex’s density helps keep the shape of the edge under pressure. This combination of materials increases the usable sleep surface and makes it easier for sleepers to get in and out of bed.
The Avocado Mattress is made from sustainably sourced and high-quality materials. The steel coils in the support core provide pushback, which prevents sleepers from sinking into the mattress and sagging indentations from forming. The organic latex in the comfort layer is naturally durable and made without seams that can break down or separate over time. With quality materials and a hybrid design, the Avocado Mattress can provide proper support beyond the average seven-year lifespan of a typical hybrid.
Ease of Movement
Latex is known for its natural responsiveness and buoyancy that keeps sleepers from sinking into the mattress. The Avocado’s use of organic latex in the comfort layer combined with noticeable pushback from the zoned support core creates a sleep surface that’s ultra-responsive to movement.
The exceptional bounce of Dunlop latex in the comfort layer combined with supportive coils and a reinforced perimeter offer a responsive and large usable surface for couples. This results in a highly adaptable sleep surface that responds quickly to changes in position and pressure. The pillow-top model slightly dampens the ease of movement due to its additional layer of cushioning, but couples should still find it provides ample support.
The Avocado Mattress holds several sustainable certifications. These certifications ensure the mattress contains fewer chemicals that can cause off-gassing odors, meaning any noticeable odors from new Avocado mattresses are due to the natural smell of the materials rather than chemical off-gassing. These smells are minimal and should dissipate quickly.
What Is the Avocado Mattress Made Of?
Both versions of the Avocado Green Mattress feature a 100% organic cotton cover certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The cover is hand-tufted with wool and uses ribbons to hold the mattress layers securely in place without the use of chemical solvents or adhesives.
A layer of 100% GOTS-certified organic wool beneath the cover is breathable, fire-retardant, and certified free of harmful chemicals by OEKO-TEX. In the standard model of the Avocado Mattress, the wool layer is followed by 2 inches of organic Dunlop latex certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). The pillow-top model adds a second 2-inch organic latex layer.
Both the standard and the pillow-top versions feature an 8-inch zoned support core made of recycled steel coils individually wrapped in polypropylene. These coils come in three different gauges — 14, 16, and 17 — that offer support to different areas of the body. Another 1-inch layer of organic Dunlop latex provides a sturdy foundation for the coils.
Avocado Green Mattresses are Greenguard Gold and Formaldehyde Free Certified. This means the mattresses meet strict low emissions and chemical exposure standards during third-party testing.
Avocado Mattress Construction Layers