Avocado Latex Mattress
Firmness: Firm (7)
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split California King
Price Range: $2,399 – $4,998
Warranty: 25 Year, Limited
- Firm latex construction suits back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds
- Made from natural and certified organic materials
- Very good temperature regulation suits hot sleepers
- Luxury price-point doesn’t suit every budget
- Heavy latex construction may be difficult for one person to lift
- Too firm for most side sleepers as well as sleepers under 130 pounds
Sleep Doctor’s Take: Avocado Latex Mattress
The Avocado Latex Mattress is an organic mattress made of natural materials and features the firmness, responsiveness, and cooling properties of latex. The high-end mattress is great for stomach and back sleepers over 130 pounds thanks to its firm (7) feel and high-quality construction.
Avocado Latex Mattress: An Introduction
Avocado mattresses stand out for their use of organic and natural materials, such as the certified organic latex, wool, and cotton found in the Avocado Latex Mattress. Unlike foam or hybrid designs, this mattress uses Dunlop latex in both its support and comfort layers. This creates a highly responsive and resilient sleep surface that is easy to move on and resists sinkage. During testing, the mattress’ firmness level especially suited back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds.
We’ll explore the mattress’ construction, who it’s best for, and how it performed during testing. We’ll also discuss pricing, how it compares to other Avocado models, and where to purchase the Avocado Latex Mattress.
How We Review
Our testing team has decades of combined experience testing sleep products and represents a range of body types and sleeping positions. This allows us to accurately determine how a mattress performs for different sleeper types.
What’s It Like to Sleep on the Avocado Latex Mattress?
The Avocado Latex Mattress’ dense latex layers create a firm, responsive sleep surface. The bouncy surface makes it easy for sleepers to shift positions, which is especially beneficial for combination and active sleepers. Compared to memory foam mattresses, latex helps to disperse heat away from the body, which helps keep sleepers cool throughout the night.
Despite latex’s benefits, side sleepers and those looking for more motion isolation or pressure relief might opt for one of Avocado’s more plush models or one that features a pillow-top.
- Latex is responsive and easy to move on
- Offers support for back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds
- Very good temperature regulation
- Dense latex mattress is heavy to lift
- Average motion isolation
- Those with joint pain may want a model with more pressure relief
Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness
The Avocado Latex Mattress has a firm feel, rating as a 7 on our 10-point firmness scale. To offer a standardized comparison between different brands and models, our testing team measures the firmness of each mattress on a common scale from very soft (1) to very firm (10).
Since both sleeping position and body type influence a sleeper’s ideal mattress firmness, our testing team includes individuals with different body types and sleeping positions to determine how a variety of individuals respond to each mattress. In general, sleepers over 230 pounds benefit from more firmness, as do stomach sleepers, while side sleepers and those under 130 pounds benefit from a softer feel.
Avocado Latex Mattress Sleeper Ratings
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Over 230 lbs.|
Our side-sleeping testers under 230 pounds found this mattress to be too firm. Side sleepers need at least moderate contouring to maintain alignment and prevent pressure buildup around the shoulders and hips. Side sleepers in this weight category might find better support in a mattress with deeper contouring, like the Avocado Green Mattress. Side sleepers over 230 pounds found the Avocado Latex Mattress offered average support, though some preferred a more contouring surface.
Our back-sleeping testers over 130 pounds found the mattress provided a good balance of comfort and support. Minimal sinkage in the latex comfort layers help reduce pressure in the lower back, promoting spinal alignment. Sleepers under 130 pounds might prefer the Avocado Organic Luxury Mattress, which is more plush and contouring.
Our stomach sleepers appreciated the firm support of the Avocado Latex, which prevented their midsection from sinking uncomfortably into the bed’s surface. Stomach sleepers over 130 pounds found the mattress kept them on top of the mattress and offered minimal contouring. Those under 130 pounds may prefer the Avocado Green Mattress as it is considerably less firm.
Our Performance Ratings
Our testing team tested each mattress model for various performance characteristics. We rate each mattress’ performance on a scale from poor (1) to excellent (5).
The Avocado Latex Mattress has average pressure relief for a latex model. Dunlop latex limits sinkage, which can enhance support but lacks the contouring needed by most side sleepers or those seeking pressure relief. Sleepers wanting improved pressure relief might consider the plush Avocado Organic Luxury Mattress.
Testing indicated that the Avocado Latex Mattress had above-average temperature regulation. Perforated latex helps to disperse heat and facilitate airflow. Minimal sinkage also prevents body heat from becoming trapped, enhancing the bed’s cooling properties. Sleepers who tend to overheat at night should appreciate the mattress’ ability to keep them at a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
While our team found the Avocado Latex had average motion isolation, its inherent bounciness allows for some motion transfer. This may disturb some co-sleepers who easily wake when their partner moves in bed. Sleepers who value a firm feel and excellent ease of movement may find the bed’s average motion isolation is a worthwhile tradeoff.
Our testing team found the Avocado Latex Mattress performed well in edge support. Its solid edge support stems from the resilient Dunlop latex core and comfort layers, which offer better stability than other types of latex. Strong edge support allows sleepers to sleep and sit on the perimeter without rolling off.
Thanks to its high-quality materials, the Avocado Latex Mattress tested well in durability. Durability, indicating how well a mattress can retain its shape and comfort over time, is influenced significantly by its construction. Composed of organic cotton, wool, and layers of Dunlop latex, this mattress is designed for longevity and should exceed the average lifespan of seven to eight years for a latex mattress.
Ease of Movement
During testing, the Avocado Latex Mattress stood out for its impressive ease of movement, facilitated by its layers of dense and resilient Dunlop latex. The construction minimizes sinkage and quickly regains its shape, allowing sleepers to easily change positions. It also caters well to combination sleepers, couples, and those with limited mobility.
The Avocado Latex Mattress offers a mix of bounce and contouring that’s often conducive to sex. The bed is quiet, which allows couples to be discreet, and sturdy edge support expands the usable surface. Breathable materials help regulate temperature, and latex’s natural responsive feel makes it easy for couples to change positions.
Some mattress materials, such as those that use synthetic foams, give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that create a bothersome new mattress smell. We found the Avocado Latex Mattress’ organic cotton, wool, and Dunlop latex allowed for very little off-gassing. While there are minimal odors when the mattress is first unboxed, they should dissipate quickly thanks to the bed’s natural materials. Additionally, the mattress is certified GREENGUARD Gold for its lack of hazardous chemicals.
What Is the Avocado Latex Mattress Made Of?
Avocado focuses on all-natural and organic materials across its lineup of products, sourcing its latex, cotton, and wool from the brand’s own farms. Each Avocado mattress is manufactured in the United States.
The Avocado Latex Mattress’ comfort system consists of wool batting and two layers of medium-density latex. Avocado uses a unique jigsaw pattern cut into the uppermost layer to create ergonomic zones that support heavier areas of the body. Four inches of dense latex in the support core replace metal springs typically found in innerspring and hybrid models, helping to reduce motion transfer. The mattress has a 9-inch profile and firm (7) feel.
The Dunlop latex is natural and certified organic by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). The wool batting and cotton cover are certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and the entire mattress is rated GREENGUARD Gold for minimal off-gassing of hazardous chemicals.
|Mattress Construction Layers||Details|
|Cover Material||Organic cotton|
|Comfort Layers||Organic Wool|
2” Dunlop Latex
3” Dunlop Latex
|Support Core||4” Dunlop Latex|
How Much Does the Avocado Latex Mattress Cost?
Natural latex mattresses are typically luxury products, and the Avocado Latex Mattress is no exception. High-end materials, many of which are sourced from the brand’s own farms, place this mattress at the high end of luxury beds. Shoppers looking for a durable mattress with multiple sustainable certifications might find the cost is worthwhile.
|Twin||$2,399||38” x 75”||9”||72 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$2,499||38” x 80”||9”||100 lbs.|
|Full||$2,699||54” x 75”||9”||126 lbs.|
|Queen||$2,999||60” x 80”||9”||140 lbs.|
|King||$3,699||76” x 80”||9”||164 lbs.|
|California King||$3,699||72” x 84”||9”||182 lbs.|
|Split California King||$4,998||36” x 84” (2 pcs.)||9″||178 lbs.|
Which Avocado Mattress Is Right for You?
Our testing team found that the Avocado Latex Mattress’ latex construction offered an ideal firmness level for stomach and back sleepers over 130 pounds. Testing indicated the mattress was too firm, however, for side sleepers under 230 pounds.
Side sleepers, those seeking greater pressure relief, and sleepers under 130 pounds may prefer a softer or pillow-top model from Avocado, such as the Avocado Green Mattress, Avocado Vegan Mattress, or the Avocado Organic Luxury Mattress.
Avocado Mattresses at a Glance
|Model||Firmness||Mattress Type||Height||Base Price (Queen)|
|Avocado Green Mattress||Standard: Firm (7)|
Pillow-Top: Medium Firm (6)
|Avocado Eco Organic Mattress||Medium Firm (6)||Hybrid||10”||$1,299|
|Avocado Organic Luxury Mattress||Standard: Medium (5)|
Plush: Medium Soft (4)
|Avocado Vegan Mattress||Standard: Firm (7) |
Pillow-Top: Medium Firm (6)
|Avocado Latex Mattress||Firm (7)||Latex||9”||$2,999|
Discounts and Coupons
Avocado has periodic promotions and sales, including discounted or free bedding products with a mattress purchase. The company also offers a 5% discount to first responders, health care workers, teachers, and military personnel.
Where Can You Buy the Avocado Latex Mattress?
Avocado mattresses are primarily sold on the company’s website and come with a one-year sleep trial, free shipping, a 10-year limited full-replacement warranty, and a limited 25-year warranty. Avocado also has a few retail locations in the U.S., primarily on the east and west coasts.
|Buying Information and Customer Policies|
|Availability||The Avocado Latex Mattress can be shipped to shoppers throughout the United States. Avocado also sells select models in Canada via its Canadian website.|
|Shipping||Avocado ships mattresses for free to customers in the contiguous U.S. There is an additional fee for orders shipped to Hawaii or Alaska.|
The Avocado Latex Mattress ships to your door in a box and is compressed in two layers of plastic. The mattress will decompress in about two hours once removed from the plastic.
|Additional Services||Avocado offers White Glove delivery, including in-home setup and removal of your old mattress for an additional fee. This fee is non-refundable if you choose to return your Avocado mattress.|
|Sleep Trial||Avocado provides a one-year sleep trial for all models. The company requires that you wait a minimum of 30 nights before initiating a return to adjust to your new mattress.|
If a return is requested within the trial period, Avocado will issue a full refund and arrange for pickup. Your unwanted mattress is donated to charity.
|Warranty||Avocado provides a limited warranty with full mattress replacement during the first 10 years after purchase. They cover defects such as cracking of the latex or impressions greater than 1.5 inches.|
From years 11 to 25, the warranty is prorated with a replacement costing between 50% and 95% of the new model’s full price.
Avocado Latex Mattress FAQ
Due to its firm feel, the Avocado Latex Mattress is an excellent choice for back and stomach sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds. Side sleepers and those who weigh less than 130 pounds might want to consider a softer mattress.
Side sleepers will find a better night’s sleep on one of Avocado’s hybrid mattresses, especially when paired with an optional pillow-top, such as the Avocado Vegan Mattress or Avocado Green Mattress.
Avocado makes its mattresses, including the Avocado Latex Mattress, in Los Angeles, California.
The Avocado Latex Mattress arrives in a box and is compressed in two layers of plastic. Once removed from the box and plastic, it will decompress to its normal size without further assembly.
Natural latex and organic wool like those used in the Avocado Latex Mattress tend to ward off common allergens better than other materials, making it a good option for sleepers who have allergies.