Avocado Latex Mattress Detailed Review

The Straight Scoop - Our Findings & Highlights

We’ll be reviewing the Avocado Organic Latex Mattress. Avocado is a leader within the organic mattress category. They’ve taken all of the comfort and support of their award winning hybrid mattress and packed it into an all organic latex form. For the budget, you will not find a more comfortable nor supportive all organic latex mattress in this budget range. Avocado focuses on all the little details that make organic living a possibility. Check out the Organic Latex below.

Company Overview

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.

Here we’ll be reviewing the Avocado Green Mattress (both regular and Pillowtop). Let’s get into what makes it the bed that Consumers Reports rated Best Mattress of 2018 – 2021.

How Organic is the Avocado Mattress? Here are some of their certifications:

  1. GOLS Organic Certified Natural Latex
  2. GOTS Organic certified cotton & wool
  3. Greenguard Gold Certified
  4. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified wool
  5. Formaldehyde-Free Certified
  6. FSC Certified
  7. Non-Toxic, Safe, and Responsible
  8. No Polyurethane Foams
  9. Rainforest Alliance
  10. Carbon Negative
  11. Biodegradable & Zero-Waste

Construction / Materials

The Cover

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. You will also notice wool circular petals dotted evenly throughout the mattress top. That’s the hand tufting that Avocado uses to keep all the parts nice and snug together. Vegan Note: Avocado substitutes Wool for Cotton in all Vegan versions. For an added aesthetic pleasure, Avocado adds a rich green tape edge to where the side meets the top of the mattress. While not structurally significant, it adds a beautiful design accent.

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 Latex mattress 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. VEGAN NOTE – the vegan option infuses graphite into the latex for its fire barrier.

Comfort Layers

Avocado uses 100% FSC® certified (C156318) Dunlop latex in every mattress. Of the two types of latex (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 trees. 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 Latex Mattress has 2 latex layers providing a total of 5 inches of comfort. The top layer consists of 2 inches of plush latex for comfort and body contouring. The middle layer is a 3 inch denser support layer. 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.

Support Layer

Avocado’s chose a 4 inch dense latex base to provide support. It offers 3 zones for proper spinal alignment and long lasting support through its patent pending method. Their proprietary Convoluted Latex, reimagines a mattress’s foam core. They use lasers to cut the top of the foam into concave peaks, along the bottom of the top layer. (They don’t point up.) These zig-zagging waves of organic latex inhibit motion transfer and create three targeted zones that contour to your body’s harder bits and natural curves. In the middle, these waves are more compact (1 inch apart), while at the ends, the waves are longer (2 inches apart). This keeps your spine aligned and reduces pressure points in your shoulder and hips. No wonder it is endorsed, after vigorous testing, by the American Chiropractic Association.The result: a support system that properly aligns the spine while relieving pressure points for a comfortable night’s rest.


To ensure that everything fit together snug and tight on the mattress, Avocado relies on a 300 year old tried-and-true method – Needle Tufting. Needle tufting is the process of taking a long needle (as thick as the mattress) all the way through the layers to the base and back up. They tie each tufting with a flower pattern. This type of stitching can only be done by hand through the experts at Avocado’s manufacturing facility. The result, 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 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. The result, a cool dry sleep all night long.

How About Edge Support?


The Latex Mattress is Avocado’s firmest, so edge support is a must. Latex is highly responsive, unlike memory foam that is energy absorbent. This means it pushes back quickly – not unlike the concept of springs. Although the all latex mattress is coil free, the high durability of the latex layers, produce a stronger edge support allowing you to sleep all the way to the edge with no worry of sliding off. Sitting or laying down, you will feel very good support. One Added Benefit: as Latex is ultra responsive, the mattress helps you get out of bed in the morning!


Comfort / Feel

Avocado Latex Mattress

The Avocado Latex mattress is a top of the line option for back and stomach sleepers (whether you’re looking for organic or not). It’s their firmest mattress. Usually, all latex beds have a reputation of being too bouncy because latex is naturally ultra responsive. But that’s where Avocado’s R&D comes into play. They redesigned the bottom of the latex layers to dampen bounce. This unique structure keeps all of the support and comfort, without too much bounce. Don’t get us wrong, the mattress is ultra responsive. 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 as you might require. You will, however, have the same cooling factors and of course support.

  • On Sandman’s Firmness Scale, we rate the Avocado Latex a 8 out of 10.
  • Stomach and back sleepers will get the most benefit out of the Avocado Latex. Any side sleepers should look more toward the Green Pillow Top, which is a multi sleeper latex hybrid.
  • The firm 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 excellent – no side sagging here!

Motion Isolation (no motion transfer)

Avocado Latex Mattress: Very Good

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. Sandman rates the Green Mattress a Good for motion isolation. For greater motion isolation, have a look at the Green Pillowtop.

How about Edge Support?


The Latex Mattress is Avocado’s firmest, so edge support is a must. Latex is highly responsive, unlike memory foam that is energy absorbent. This means it pushes back quickly – not unlike the concept of springs. Although the all latex mattress is coil free, the high durability of the latex layers, produce a stronger edge support allowing you to sleep all the way to the edge with no worry of sliding off. Sitting or laying down, you will feel very good support. One Added Benefit: as Latex is ultra responsive, the mattress helps you get out of bed in the morning!

Off Gassing

The Avocado mattress is 100% organic. There is ZERO Off Gassing!

How does it arrive?

The Avocado comes in a box. It’s crazy to think that a king size all latex mattress can be compressed, but it can. And, with no sacrifice to quality and durability. The way Avocado compresses its mattress allows it to keep the original shape and strength. The box arrives via either Fedex or White Glove Delivery if you choose. The dense latex makes the bed definitely on the heavier side. Most sizes 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. 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’s the Avocado Return Policy / Warranty?

Avocado stands behind their bed so much that they give you a FULL YEAR, yes 365 Days! to try it out. Most companies offer 100 nights. 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:

  1. The trial begins when you RECEIVE the mattress (the Fedex delivery day).
  2. You can sleep on it for 365 nights. As there can be a slight break-in period, Avocado asks that you not initiate a return during the first 30 days.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Full 100% refunds (no fees!!) are issued within days of the return.

Avocado doesn’t stop there!
Avocado covers the mattress with a 25 year warranty. This does not include normal wear and tear, but any manufacturer defects are covered. If impressions greater than 1.5 in occur, Avocado will replace your mattress for the entire time you own it.

Dimensions and Weights

Sizes Dimensions Weight
Twin 75″ x 38″ x 9″ 81 lbs.
Twin XL 80″ x 38″ x 9″ 87 lbs.
Full 75″ x 54″ x 9″ 116 lbs.
Queen 80″ x 60″ x 9″ 137 lbs.
King 80″ x 76″ x 9″ 174 lbs.
California King 84″ x 72″ x 9″ 173 lbs.

How Do I order? Does Avocado Offer Financing?

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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 / Buy?

Avocado has begun to open independent showrooms in California. However, if you are in the Chicago or Columbus OH area, please visit to test out the Avocado (we’ll even help get it ordered for you!):

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415 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60618
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44 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Naperville / Aurora

4400 McCoy Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
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