The Avocado Latex Mattress is one of several mattress offerings available from the Avocado brand. Avocado also sells the Avocado Green Mattress, the Avocado Vegan Mattress, crib mattresses, and a custom, made-to-order “artisanal” mattress available as a collaboration between Avocado and Goop.
We’ll focus solely on the all-latex mattress model. Avocado also offers their flagship Avocado Green Mattress, which we do not cover in-depth here.
Like the other Avocado mattresses, the Avocado Latex Mattress features organic, eco-friendly materials. The cotton and wool in the cover are GOTS-certified, while the Dunlop latex layers are GOLS-certified. In addition to using eco-friendly materials, Avocado funds environmental efforts to make its shipping “carbon negative.”
The Avocado Latex Mattress is the company’s first all-latex model, and it is also the firmest in the product line. Its firm feel rates as a 7 out of 10, which may make it especially well suited for back and stomach sleepers.
We’ll assess the Avocado Latex Mattress’ materials, construction, and performance and detail company shipping, sleep trial, returns, and warranty policies.
The Avocado Latex Mattress is available in one firmness option that rates 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, making it truly firm. The bed’s latex construction gives it a somewhat bouncy, responsive feel that provides the sensation of floating on top of the mattress. Sleepers who prefer to feel like they are sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress might prefer to opt for another model.
As its name implies, the Avocado Latex Mattress primarily consists of latex layers. Latex is a natural material derived from rubber tree sap. The latex layers are specifically Dunlop latex, a form of latex that tends to be dense, springy, and somewhat conforming.
In addition to multiple Dunlop latex layers, the Avocado Latex Mattress contains wool tufted into the cover. Wool adds softness to the bed and promotes temperature neutrality. It also acts as a natural fire retardant, eliminating the need for flame-retarding chemicals.
An organic cotton cover encases the Avocado Latex Mattress, adding to its breathability.
GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton
GOTS-Certified Organic Wool
2″ GOLS-Certified Organic, Convoluted Dunlop Latex (3-zone)
3″ GOLS-Certified Organic Dunlop Latex
4″ GOLS-Certified Organic Dunlop Latex
Prices for the Avocado Latex Mattress are average for all-latex beds of high quality. Latex is known as one of the most expensive mattress materials.
Although the Avocado Latex Mattress costs more than other types of mattresses, the expense might pay off over time. All-latex beds of high quality can last for many years, even a decade or two. Although an all-latex bed costs more upfront, it doesn’t need to be replaced as quickly as most all-foam or hybrid models.
In addition to the six standard mattress sizes, the Avocado Latex Mattress is also available in split California king size.
|Twin||38" x 75"||9"||93 lbs.||$1,199|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||9"||99 lbs.||$1,299|
|Full||54" x 75"||9"||128 lbs.||$1,499|
|Queen||60" x 80"||9"||149 lbs.||$1,799|
|King||76" x 80"||9"||186 lbs.||$2,399|
|California King||72" x 84"||9"||185 lbs.||$2,399|
|Split California King||36” x 84” (2 Pieces)||9"||99 lbs. (Per Piece)||$2,598|
Motion transfer on the Avocado Latex Mattress isn’t a major problem for most sleepers. Although latex tends to transfer motion more than some other mattress materials, Avocado constructed the bed in a way that counteracts this tendency. A comfort layer of “wavy” latex with a zig-zagging edge helps isolate motion.
The Avocado Latex Mattress doesn’t isolate motion as well as some other mattresses, particularly those with ultra conforming memory foam comfort layers. Memory foam is known as a mattress material that absorbs rather than transfers motion. Sleepers who share a bed and are especially sensitive to their partner’s movements might prefer a bed with more conforming comfort layers.
The Avocado Latex Mattress provides pressure relief, but the extent depends on the sleeper’s weight and preferred sleep position. Since the mattress rates 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, the bed could create pressure points for some sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds.
Most sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds should experience pressure relief on the Avocado Latex Mattress. Its firmness level promotes spinal alignment in sleepers in this weight range. When a sleeper’s spine is aligned, they are less likely to experience pressure points and discomfort.
The Avocado Latex Mattress’ convoluted comfort layer adds to this effect. It is zoned with different firmness levels to better shape to the sleeper’s body and support their spine. This should allow their hips and shoulders to sink in to relieve pressure while limiting sagging.
Latex naturally excels at creating a temperature neutral surface for sleepers. As a result, those who tend to sleep hot may find comfort on the Avocado Latex Mattress. Its Dunlop latex layers don’t absorb much heat throughout the night, so most sleepers won’t wake up overheated or sweaty. The breathable cotton cover and temperature-regulating wool layer further combat excessive heat retention.
Memory foam is the mattress material most known for absorbing heat. For this reason, the Avocado Latex Mattress is better at temperature control than most mattresses with memory foam comfort layers. Coil and latex hybrid beds like the Avocado Green are often even better at staying temperature neutral due to airflow through the coil layer. Sleepers who have major trouble staying cool might opt for the Avocado Green for ultimate temperature neutrality.
The Avocado Latex Mattress rates about average in terms of edge support. Edge support determines how much of a mattress’ surface is usable. Strong edges allow sleepers to use the full surface of a mattress without the risk of roll-off.
Most sleepers have no problem with the Avocado Latex Mattress’ edges. Some sleepers, especially those of heavier weights who tend to sit or sleep near the perimeter of the mattress, might prefer a mattress with stronger edges. Edge support is especially important to people who share a bed with a partner, child, or pet since they are more likely to need to use more of the mattress’ surface area.
Sleepers have little trouble moving across the surface of the Avocado Latex Mattress. Since the bed is not ultra conforming, it doesn’t “hug” the body and create resistance. Movement is generally fairly easy on latex mattresses, which tend to be more responsive than conforming.
However, movement on the Avocado Latex Mattress isn’t as easy as it is on some other latex models. The Avocado Latex is constructed in a way that counteracts its layers’ natural responsiveness. Zig-zags in the “wavy” convoluted Dunlop layer help absorb movement and reduce the bed’s bounciness, which may be beneficial for motion isolation but could diminish ease of movement.
The Avocado Latex Mattress rates highly for sex because of its responsive feel. Springy mattresses tend to facilitate rather than inhibit movement on their surfaces. As a result, latex mattresses support sex in a way that most memory foam beds do not. With memory foam, sleepers often feel like they are sinking into the bed during sex, which makes movement difficult.
The Avocado Green Mattress, which contains a mixture of coil and latex layers, is one of the few beds that rates higher for sex than the Avocado Latex Mattress. It is bouncier than the Avocado Latex, so it facilitates movements even more.
Like nearly all newly manufactured products, the Avocado Latex Mattress may have a slight odor. Customers can expect to notice the mild smell upon unboxing the mattress. Latex doesn’t produce as strong of an off-gassing odor as memory foam, however. Instead, it produces a faint smell that should dissipate quickly.
Because the Avocado Latex Mattress contains natural and organic materials, the non-latex parts of the bed produce little to no smell. The cotton and wool cover has not been treated with chemical flame retardants that could create an odor, and the bed does not contain chemical adhesives to hold the layers together.
How well the Avocado Latex Mattress performs varies according to the characteristics of each sleeper.
Side sleepers weighing over 130 pounds rate the Avocado Latex Mattress positively. The 3-inch layer of “convoluted” or zig-zag Dunlop latex is segmented into three zones. These zones provide targeted support that promotes spinal alignment in side sleepers, allowing heavier body parts to sink more deeply into the mattress.
Overall, our side sleepers who tested the Avocado Latex don’t tend to enjoy it as much as those with other sleep position preferences. In particular, side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds may have trouble finding comfort on this bed. This is because it’s firm, so lighter individuals don’t sink in very deeply. As a result, they are more likely to experience pressure points around their hips and shoulders.
Back sleepers tend to require a medium or firm mattress. With a 7 out of 10 firmness rating, the Avocado Latex Mattress performs well with this group. The bed’s firmness provides needed lumbar support that keeps a sleeper’s lower back from arching or sinking into the bed too deeply. The zoning of the comfort layer enhances the lumbar support with a firmer feel near the middle of the bed to limit sinkage while gently cradling a back sleeper’s hips.
Of back sleepers, those weighing between 130 and 230 pounds will likely find the Avocado Latex Mattress most comfortable. This group gives the bed an “excellent” rating due to the lumbar support it provides. Back sleepers outside of this weight range also rate the mattress highly. That said, some back sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds might prefer a softer mattress and some back sleepers weighing over 230 pounds may favor an even firmer bed.
Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers of all weights rate the Avocado Latex Mattress positively. Of all sleepers, stomach sleepers tend to require the firmest mattresses to prevent midsection sinkage that could put a strain on the spine. The Avocado Latex’s 7 out of 10 firmness rating provides adequate support and reduces the chance of lumbar pressure.
Stomach sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds give the Avocado Latex Mattress an “excellent” rating thanks to its subtle cushioning and ample support Stomach sleepers that fall outside of the 130- to 230-pound weight range also rate the bed positively, but those who weigh less than 130 pounds might prefer a slightly softer model and individuals over 230 may favor a firmer option.
Avocado Latex Mattress
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Customers can purchase Avocado mattresses online, directly from the company. Avocado also sells mattresses and bedding out of three brick-and-mortar stores in Southern California and one in New Jersey.
Avocado ships mattresses at no cost to anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. They do not offer international shipping.
Avocado mattresses ship for free to any U.S. location, including Alaska and Hawaii. Avocado doesn’t ship internationally.
The Avocado Latex Mattress should be ready to ship 4-6 business days after the customer places their order, and delivery times vary based on location. Avocado ships most mattresses via FedEx. Because the Avocado Latex Mattress is heavier, Avocado may ship it via a delivery company called AGS. This delivery service is free and results in the mattress being delivered near the front door.
Avocado compresses and rolls mattresses before shipping. They are sealed in two layers of plastic and boxed. Customers who opt for free shipping must move the package into their room of choice then open the box and both layers of plastic so the mattress may expand. Customers can lie on their new bed within 30 minutes, but it may take up to a day to fully expand.
Avocado offers in-home delivery, which costs a flat fee of $249. With in-home delivery, customers schedule a four-hour block of time during which the mattress will be delivered. A delivery person brings the mattress inside and sets it up, so the customer doesn’t have to carry it or unbox it themselves.
Old mattress removal is included with in-home delivery. Avocado notes that old mattress removal isn’t available in all locations. Only mattresses and box springs may be removed. Removal of old bed frames or other furniture is not included.
The Avocado Latex Mattress comes with a one-year sleep trial. This trial begins the day the mattress is delivered. Within the trial year, customers may return the mattress and receive a full refund. Avocado doesn’t charge any return shipping or restocking fees for mattresses returned during the trial.
Avocado does require customers to try the mattress for a minimum of 30 days before they may initiate a return because sometimes sleepers take days or weeks to adjust to a new bed.
The Avocado Latex Mattress comes with a 25-year partially prorated limited warranty only valid for the original purchaser of the mattress. Under the warranty, Avocado will replace qualifying defective mattresses with a new mattress of the same model.
Sleepers must keep their Avocado Latex Mattress on a bed base that meets specifications outlined by Avocado or the warranty is void. If customers do not open their new mattress within 30 days of delivery, the warranty is also void.
Covered defects include visible indentations of 1 inch or more, flaws that cause the latex to crack or split, and non-cosmetic defects in the mattress cover, like unraveling stitching or fabric tearing.
The warranty doesn’t cover indentations in the mattress that measure less than one inch deep. The warranty also doesn’t cover damages that are deemed the result of abuse or misuse, such as stains, burns, and mold.
During the first 10 years of the warranty, Avocado will not charge for eligible repairs or replacements.
For the remainder of the warranty period, replacements will incur transportation and/or shipping fees and a prorated charge based on the age of the mattress. During the eleventh year, the owner will be assessed 50% of the original purchase price plus shipping charges. This rate will go up by 5% each year until the 21st year, at which point owners will pay 95% of the original price for replacements.
Additional terms and conditions apply.