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Watch the video below to see how the Avocado Latex performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.
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"||81 lbs.||$1,499|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||9"||87 lbs.||$1,599|
|Full||54" x 75"||9"||116 lbs.||$1,799|
|Queen||60" x 80"||9"||137 lbs.||$2,099|
|King||76" x 80"||9"||174 lbs.||$2,699|
|California King||72" x 84"||9".||173 lbs.||$2,699|
|Split California King||36" x 84" (2 pcs.)||9".||88.8 lbs. x 2||$2,898|
How well the Avocado Latex Mattress performs varies according to the characteristics of each sleeper.
Side sleepers weighing over 230 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 over 130 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.
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 over 130 pounds give the Avocado Latex Mattress an “excellent” rating thanks to its subtle cushioning and ample support. Lighter stomach sleepers also rate the bed positively, but those who weigh less than 130 pounds might prefer a slightly softer model.
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.
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