Avocado ECO Detailed Mattress Review
The Straight Scoop - Our Findings & Highlights
From the maker of America’s #1 rated organic mattress, Avocado introduces their latest innovation designed specifically to fit all budgets. Perfect for growing kids and adult couples alike. Avocado handcrafts each 100% organic mattress in its own GOLS certified factory just outside of Los Angeles.
|Cover||Organic Cotton & Organic Wool|
|Comfort layers||2” of Organic Dunlop Latex|
|Support System||Individually wrapped steel coils, 5 zone support plus fully reinforced steel perimeter|
|Budget (before Sandman Coupon)||Twin to King, $699 – $1,299, Queen $999|
|Feeling when lying down||Supportive, feeling of sleeping more on top of the mattress|
|ECO is ideal for||Back and stomach sleepers up to 200 lbs
Side sleepers over 150 lbs
|ECO is not right for||Exclusive side sleepers|
|Sleep Trial & Warranty||100 Nights, 10 Year Warranty|
|That one special thing||Organic Latex for an unbelievable price|
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Avocado is everything Organic. Their mission is simple. Produce luxurious 100% organic mattresses for an affordable price. Their Mantra: Make Healthy Sleep Accessible and Affordable. Formed in 2015, they launched the Avocado Green mattress in 2016. This California and New Jersey based company set out to achieve a lofty goal – and they nailed it. Not only do they have all of the certifications to prove it, but they went one step further. Avocado owns and controls its entire supply chain. That’s right, the sheep farms that produce the wool, the cotton fields that produce the cotton, the rubber trees in India that produce the latex. They even own the entire California based manufacturing facility (CU863637) which is one of only 5 GOTS and GOLS organic certified production facilities in the US.
Avocado doesn’t stop at organic materials, they have a relentless focus on high quality craftsmanship. In 2018, Avocado merged with Brentwood Home – maker of the award winning Oceano mattress. Brentwood has been hand crafting luxury mattresses from Santa Monica California since 1987. All Avocado mattresses are assembled by hand in this California factory.
Vegan Note: Avocado substitutes Wool for Cotton in all Vegan versions.
The result: A fully organic mattress line with a Vegan option, made by hand at an affordable price.
How Organic is the Avocado Mattress? Here are some of their certifications:
- GOLS Organic Certified Natural Latex
- GOTS Organic certified cotton & wool
- Greenguard Gold Certified
- STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified wool
- Formaldehyde-Free Certified
- FSC Certified
- Non-Toxic, Safe, and Responsible
- No Polyurethane Foams
- Rainforest Alliance
- Carbon Negative
- Biodegradable & Zero-Waste
Avocado ECO Construction & Materials
Avocado starts with a 100% certified ultra soft cotton cover. Cotton is one of the softest, most breathable and most comfortable fabrics available. It’s cool, wicks moisture and, better still, is more sustainable. No polyester is blended in here. NO glues are used during the assembly process, all cover materials are stitched together, by hand.
AND the Avocado comes with 4 extra durable handles. Latex can be heavy, and the handles assist greatly when either moving or rotating the mattress.
Fire Retardant Layer
The US mandates all mattresses have a fire resistant barrier. Most companies choose a chemical solvent, but not Avocado. The Eco has a thin layer of pure wool between the covers and the comfort layer. As a side benefit, the wool barrier wicks away moisture keeping you cool and dry at night.
Avocado uses 100% FSC® certified (C156318) Dunlop latex in every mattress. Of the two types of lates (Dunlop and Talalay), Dunlop is more eco-conscious as it uses less processing. As an added benefit, Avocado’s latex is also Rainforest Alliance certified. All latex is manufactured in facilities owned by Avocado so they can maintain control over the entire process under the close watchful eye of the USDA’s National Organic Program. Dunlop latex is naturally antimicrobial, cooler than memory foam, requires no adhesives to seam it together, and is more durable than Talalay latex.
Latex is made from rubber sap. As a result, it is more responsive than memory foam (which absorbs energy). Laying on latex, you can feel the material pushing back against you creating a bit of a “bounce”. For greater cooling, Avocado perforates their latex, increasing air flow throughout the mattress.
The Avocado Eco offers a 2” plush latex for comfort and body contouring. To provide even greater motion isolation, Avocado uses a laser to cut waves into the bottom of the latex layer (a process called convoluting) to provide greater energy absorption. As with all their latex, it comes perforated for increased air circulation
Avocado chose one of the most advanced support systems to pair with their 100% organic latex comfort layer. Up to 1451 individually pocketed 8 inch coils is just the start. The springs have a 5 zoned support system, placing softer (yet incredibly supportive) springs in the shoulder and hip region and more support where it counts, in the middle third of our body. Finally, they reinforced the edge coils so that you can sleep all the way to the edge of the mattress without any feeling of falling out. The result: a support system that properly aligns the spine while relieving pressure points for a comfortable night’s rest.
The simple minimalist design of organic cotton, latex and springs does not necessitate tufting. The design results in no clumping or shifting of materials creating a solid feeling mattress for a deep sleep all night long.
Does it Sleep Cool?
Yes! Avocado has several mechanisms to give you a cool and dry comfortable night sleep (even for us furnace sleepers). The first step to a cool night sleep starts with a dry night sleep. Let’s see how Avocado makes this happen. The first step is the plush cotton fabric that makes the cover. It is breathable and naturally wicks away moisture. This is followed by a layer of wool. Now, normally wool is used to keep us warm in the winter, but this layer is naturally antimicrobial and wool is one of the best wicking materials on earth. It also promotes airflow through the fibers. The latex is perforated and channeled allowing for air to flow freely whether we are moving or staying still at night. FInally, the hybrid has springs which further promote air flow. The result, a cool dry sleep all night long.
How About Edge Support?
Avocado reinforces the outer edge of the spring support system with thicker coils on every mattress. This results in a stronger edge support allowing you to sleep all the way to the edge with no worry of sliding off.
One Added Benefit: Latex is ultra responsive meaning it pushes back against you to fill in all the nooks and crannies. This responsive nature has an added benefit to edge support. The mattress helps you get out of bed in the morning!
Avocado ECO Comfort & Feel
The ECO mattress is a great Organic option for back and stomach sleepers seeking a standard mattress that’s 100% organic. The 5 zoned spring coils and the 2 inches of latex provide plenty of support whereby back and stomach sleepers will get the most comfort. As latex is very responsive, this bed has quite a bit of “bounce”. While a lighter side sleeper could find the proper pressure relief, the 2 inches of latex doesn’t quite have enough give in order to properly relieve hip and shoulder pressure for those of us over 125 pounds. You will definitely not sink as this bed is designed to sleep “on top” of this mattress. The bed still packs in all of the same cooling features that organic cotton, wool, and latex can provide, and sleeping on top means additional material will not be surrounding you, trapping in heat. If you do end up on your side, you won’t have as much pressure relief. You will, however, have the same cooling factors and, of course, support.
- On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate the Eco a 7.5 out of 10.
- Stomach and back sleepers will get the most benefit out of the Eco. Any side sleepers should look more toward the Avocado Green Pillow Top, which is a multi sleeper.
- The thinner plush comfort layer provides very little sink, but even so, the superior airflow design and advanced cooling technology will keep you cool and dry all night long.
- Edge support is very good – minimal side sagging here!
Motion Isolation - Is the ECO Good for Couples?
Latex, known for its quick response, is a different type of a material than the traditional memory foams that absorb energy. Latex provides more “bounce” which is excellent for some bedtime activities but takes a little away from motion isolation. As a result, you may feel your partner slightly at night. For greater motion isolation, have a look at the Avocado Green Pillowtop.
The Avocado ECO mattress is 100% organic. There is ZERO Off Gassing!
How does the Avocado ECO arrive?
The Avocado ECO comes compressed in a box. It’s crazy to think that a king size mattress with powerful springs and dense latex can be compressed, but it can. And, with no sacrifice to quality and durability. Some people ask if compressing the springs will hurt their integrity. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Springs are actually shipped compressed all over the world (to save space). The springs integrity is damaged if they are pulled excessively or bent out of position. But, the way Avocado compresses its mattresses, they keep their shape and strength. The box arrives via Fedex. The latex and the springs combined make the bed definitely on the heavier side. Most sized will be a 2 man job to move, especially if going up stairs.
Simply unbox the mattress. Rest it on the bed frame and remove the plastic wrapping and the bed will decompress before your eyes. You can begin sleeping on the bed and enjoying a restful night sleep that same day.
Check out the Dimensions below for more details.
What is Avocado ECO's Trial Period and Return Policy?
Avocado stands behind their bed so much that they give you 100 nights to try it out. If for any reason this is not the mattress of your dreams, you can return it for a 100% refund. Here’s how it works:
- The trial begins when you RECEIVE the mattress (the Fedex delivery day).
- You can sleep on it for 100 nights. As there can be a slight break-in period, Avocado asks that you not initiate a return during the first 30 days.
- If it’s not the mattress of your dreams, reach out to Avocado via their customer service portal on their website, provide your name and order number and that’s it! There are no questions asked!
- Returns: Avocado coordinates a donation or recycling pickup on a day of your choosing. They handle everything and there’s nothing you have to do besides letting them know the best pickup date.
- Full 100% refunds (no fees!!) are issued within days of the return.
Avocado doesn’t stop there!
Avocado covers the mattress with a 10 year warranty. This does not include normal wear and tear, but any manufacturer defects are covered. If there are impressions greater than 1.5 in, Avocado will replace your mattress for the entire time you own it.
Dimensions & Weights
Twin 75″ L x 38″ W x 10″ H – 62 lbs
Twin XL 80″ L x 38″ W x 10″ H – 67 lbs
Full 75″ L x 54″ W x 10″ H – 78 lbs
Queen 80″ L x 60″ W x 10″ H – 94 lbs
King 80″ L x 76″ W x 10″ H – 110 lbs
California King 84″ L x 72″ W x 10″ H – 110 lbs
How Do I Order the Avocado ECO? Does Avocado Offer Financing?
Yes, Avocado offers financing through Affirm. Enjoy as low as 0% APR if you pay in full within up to 18 months when you choose Affirm.
Where Can I Try an Avocado ECO Mattress?
Avocado has begun to open experience showrooms in California and New York. However, if you are in the Chicago or Columbus OH area, please visit our Sandman Sleep Showroom Chicago or Sandman Sleep Showroom Columbus to try the Avocado mattress before you buy (we’ll even help get it ordered for you with our special coupon!)