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ORGANIC! This is the word that this mattress screams to you. The Avocado is an all-organic hybrid innerspring coil and latex mattress. Avocado is trying to market to a more eco-friendly consumer, which is interesting, but I was more interested on how comfortable it was. Let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised.
My wife and I slept on the Avocado mattress for 2 weeks, and the post below contains our honest review on the mattress and its ratings for the top five features we believe are most important to know before making a mattress purchase: quality, cooling, motion transfer, support and value.
QUALITY – Materials & Construction
The Avocado is an 11″ natural latex and pocketed coil hybrid mattress that is made up of 3 layers:
- 2 Layers of seamless latex – 2″ Comfort Layer and a denser 1” Core Base Layer – These layers of made of Dunlop latex, which is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, cooler than memory foam, and also more durable than Talalay latex.
- Foundation Layer – This layer is 8″ of pocketed innerspring coils (up to 1303 in a Cal-King) that provides the foundational support to the mattress. Each coil is individually wrapped and arranged in three separate zones, plus a reinforced perimeter, that allow for better airflow, support and spinal alignment.
For an extra cost, there is an additional 2-inch pillow-top option which they can permanently attach to the mattress. We decided to test out the mattress without the pillowtop option.
The Avocado claims to be organic, and they list very specifically on their website how they back up that claim. It seems as if that really do use truly organic materials. The fact that there are no chemical adhesives in this whole mattress sets them apart from other competitors with organic products. By using a tufting needle to keep the materials in place, no adhesive is needed, thus there are no off-gassing smells with this mattress, which is a huge plus, especially since my wife is fairly sensitive to those smells.
Here’s an Avocado video that shows an EMF test on their natural and organic mattress.
COOLING – Does it Sleep Hot?
As an aerated latex mattress, this did a good job of keeping cool at night. The aeration in the latex is simply small holes in the latex that allows heat to escape. Latex is unlike memory foam where you sink down and the mattress tends to hug your body, and thus is more susceptible to heat retention. Latex helps keep you on top of the mattress, which is better for cooling. I did not experience any overheating or sweating, even in the hot desert heat where I live.
MOTION TRANSFER – How it Absorbs Impact
The Avocado’s pocketed coils and Dunlop latex give the mattress a nice bounce to it. The impact response of this mattress is virtually instantaneous. The hybrid qualities of the mattress helps it bounce right back to its original shape after pressure is applied and then released. Memory foam will sometimes give you that “stuck feeling”, as the material does not spring back right away. I did not feel that “stuck” feeling with this latex hybrid mattress. I found that my wife was not awaken at night by me getting out of bed, or getting up early in the morning to go to work. With it’s great bounciness, the motion transfer was not completely absent, but was not excessive either.
SUPPORT – Spinal Alignment
I am a back sleeper. I felt that the pocketed coils did a great job of giving lumbar support, without feeling the actual springs poking into my back. The latex layer did a good job of offsetting that. My wife likes to sleep on her side, and near the edge. She tends to like a super soft mattress, and she noted that while this is soft, it was obviously more firm than some extra soft mattresses on the market. However, she did appreciate the fully supported edge-to-edge coils, which allowed her to be near the edge without having that ejecting rolling feeling that some mattresses have. I found that shoe tying and other edge-sitting motions were well supported with the innersprings.
VALUE – Price & Performance
The Avocado mattress is marketed toward a niche demographic that want an eco-friendly affordable mattress. Compared to many other organic mattress out there, where you would expect to spend $2,000-$3,000, the Avocado comes in at about half that price. While a little more expensive than traditional roll-up compressed foam mattresses, the hybrid innerspring definitely is worth the price if you are looking for a firm hybrid feel with organic ingredients. It is a great deal for this type of mattress.
Smell Dissipation – ZERO smell dissipation. No chemical adhesives used.
Firmness – We give this a 6 out of 10 on our Firmness Scale.
Materials – 100% Natural. Very durable.
Reviews – The Avocado mattress has a 5 star rating, from its website consumer reviews.
For more information about the mattress, its pricing, or to purchase it, please go to their website: Avocado Mattress
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Why We Like It
- 100% organic materials
- ZERO off-gassing smells
- Medium firm support on the firmness scale
- Luxurious feel to it
- Sleeps cool - the design of the Avocado’s pocketed coils and aerated latex help disperse heat more efficiently than a traditional memory foam
- Innerspring edge support
- Medium Firm - 6 of 10
- 100-Night Comfort Guarantee Free Trial
- 10-Year Warranty
- 768 individual pocket coils in 5 zones with varying firmness