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Avocado Green - Too Firm?

Review by Andy David
Mattress expert Updated Nov 2019

Summary

  • Avocado Green is a great mattress choice for heavy weight people because it’s firm and supportive. Back sleepers, stomach sleepers and heavy side sleepers find it most comfortable. Average weight side sleepers and light weight people often find it too firm and prefer a softer mattress.
  • Customers can try the Avocado Green risk-free for 365-nights. Its trial period is longer than most other mattresses, and it also comes with a 25-year warranty. The long trial and warranty reflect the company’s confidence in the mattress.
  • Avocado Green is a hybrid made from certified organic latex and pocketed coils. It’s a good choice for people with allergies and eco-conscious shoppers who want a non-toxic mattress. But it’s too expensive for customers on a tight budget.

Is the Avocado Green too firm?

Light and average weight sleepers often find the Avocado Green too firm, but heavy weight people enjoy the firm feel of the latex and coils. Other natural latex beds like the Plushbeds Botanical Bliss are softer and better-suited to lighter weight people and side sleepers.While memory foam mattresses provide better pressure point relief and cushioning.

The organic Dunlop latex layer gives the mattress a naturally firm feel. The mattress has a 6.5 out of 10 firmness but the latex combined with pocketed coils below create a firmer feeling sensation. This is the best choice for back and stomach sleepers. Heavy weight side sleepers also find it comfortable due to the pressure point relief it provides when they sink into the latex.

Avocado offer an optional pillow-top layer which makes the mattress softer. It’s a 2-inch layer of organic latex added to the mattress with a softer feel bringing the firmness down to 5 out of 10.

The pillow top option provides greater pressure relief and sinkage for your hips and shoulders.  This makes the mattress suitable for lighter weight people and side sleepers. Without the pillow top, the mattress doesn’t have enough ‘give’ for most side sleepers and can cause joint pain.

The mattress is best for:

  • People who like organic, non-toxic products – The Avocado Green is an all natural, non-toxic hybrid made up of three layers. It contains organic hand-tufted cotton and wool, organic Dunlop latex and pocketed coils made from recycled steel. It’s one of the few mattresses with organic certifications, including Greenguard Gold.
  • Back & Stomach Sleepers – Back and stomach sleepers love this mattress. It’s a firm-feeling bed that rates 6.5 out of 10 without the optional topper. Lumbar support is great with the Avocado Green, but it can be too firm for lighter side sleepers.
  • Heavy People – Heavy weight people feel supported on the Avocado Green. The mattress keeps heavy sleepers ‘on top’ of the bed at night. Heavy side sleepers enjoy the pressure point relief it provides. It also provides good edge support.
  • People Who Like USA-Made Products – The Avocado Green mattress is made in the USA and ships across the country for free. The mattress comes with a 365-night trial and 25-year warranty, which is better than many other brands in the market.

Who should avoid the Avocado Green:

  • Lightweight Sleepers – This mattress is often too firm for light weight people. Light side sleepers find it uncomfortable because there isn’t enough body sinkage for hips and shoulders. But light weight back sleepers find it more comfortable.
  • Side Sleepers – Many side sleepers don’t enjoy sleeping on the Avocado Green because of its firmness. But the optional topper makes it softer (5 out of 10 firmness) and improves pressure point relief. Heavy weight side sleepers enjoy it more than lighter people.
  • Couples – Motion transfer on the Avocado Green is average compared to memory foam brands. It’s also noisier than some other beds, so couples may wake each other at night. Heavy weight couples enjoy it more than lighter couples.
  • People Who Need To Move The Mattress – The Avocado Green is a heavy mattress, weighing up to 137lbs with a topper (Queen). Customers may find it difficult to move after expansion.
  • Budget Shoppers – Shoppers on a budget may need to consider another brand. The Avocado Green is a luxury bed costing $1,799 for a Queen size with topper.

Value And Durability

  • The Avocado Green is a good value mattress despite its high price tag. It’s less expensive than the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss ($1,599/Queen) without the optional topper. Shoppers willing to spend good money will find the Avocado Green affordable.
  • Durability is superb with the Avocado Green. It combines quality Dunlop latex and sturdy pocketed coils to create a long-lasting sleep surface.
  • Organic mattresses like the Avocado Green typically last for 8-10 years before losing comfort. The 25-year warranty that comes with the mattress reflects the company’s confidence in it.
  • Most latex mattresses have better durability than foam brands. Some other eco-friendly mattresses cost less than the Avocado Green but have less durability longer-term.

Heavy People

  • The Avocado Green is a great choice for heavy people. It provides a great deal of support and firmness to keep heavy weight sleepers from sinking into the mattress body at night.
  • At 11 inches, the mattress isn’t the thickest on the market. But it makes up for that with a sturdy hybrid construction that’s durable enough for most heavy people. The addition of the topper brings it up to 13 inches in thickness.
  • Cooling with the Avocado Green is excellent. The organic cotton cover keeps sleepers cool and dry at night, while the Dunlop latex layer is naturally temperature-neutral. Heavy people often sleep hotter at night – the pocketed coil layer has good airflow to help them stay cool.
  • Heavy weight side sleepers find it more comfortable than light or average weight side sleepers. Their hips and shoulders sink into the latex layers of the bed, providing good pressure point relief.

Couples

  • The Avocado Green isn’t the best mattress on the market for couples. It can be too firm for some people, which makes sharing a bed difficult if partners have difference firmness preferences.
  • Motion transfer on the Avocado Green is higher than some other latex brands because of the pocketed coil layer. Couples may wake each other at night when sharing a bed. Memory foam mattresses have better motion isolation.
  • But it’s a good choice for intimacy because of its high bounce and cooling quality. The support layer provides plenty of buoyancy, while the latex naturally keeps temperatures down at night for hot sleepers.
  • Heavy couples are likely to find it more comfortable than light or average weight couples. The mattress is often too firm for lighter people, but heavy weight sleepers enjoy the pressure relief it provides.

Back & Joint Pain Relief

  • The Avocado Green is good for people with back pain. It provides good lumbar support to keep your spine aligned at night and help avoid back problems.
  • Heavier people benefit from the body sinkage the mattress provides. Heavier side sleepers can sink into the latex layer n and experience pressure point relief. The latex is also responsive, adjusting quickly to changes in position.
  • But the firmness of the mattress can cause pain for lighter people. Light weight side sleepers don’t sink into the mattress body enough and can experience joint pain. Heavier side sleepers are less likely to have this problem.
  • The optional topper reduces the mattress firmness from 6.5 to 5, making it much softer. Light weight people and side sleepers are likely to find the mattress much more comfortable with the topper included.

Comparisons

The Plushbeds Botanical Bliss is a similar choice to the Avocado Green. Both are eco-friendly, made with organic materials and come with luxury price tags. The Botanical Bliss is a better choice for side sleepers.

Better for Side Sleepers – The Botanical Bliss rates 5.5 out of 10 for firmness, making it softer than the Avocado Green. It provides better pressure point relief for people who sleep on their side. 

Comfort Exchange – Customers can change the layers in the Botanical Bliss to adjust the firmness of the bed. The Avocado Green has a similar optional topper but at an additional cost.

Less Support for Heavy People – The Avocado Green is more supportive for heavy people than the Botanical Bliss. Heavy weight customers should consider Avocado if they’re looking for a sturdy, firm bed.

Shorter Trial & Similar Warranty – Both the Avocado Green and the Botanical Bliss come with a 25-year warranty. But the Avocado Green has a far superior trial period (356 nights) to the Botanical Bliss (100 nights).

Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Review: See Review

The Avocado Green and Purple mattresses are made in the USA. Both have the same firmness and work best for heavy people. But the Purple is a cheaper choice.

Lower Price – The Purple mattress costs considerably less than the Avocado Green at $899 (Queen). Shoppers on a budget may consider the Purple to be better value.

Shorter Trial & Warranty – The Avocado Green comes with a much better trial and warranty (365 nights, 25 years). The Purple can only be tried out risk-free for 100 nights and is only covered by warranty for 10 years. The Purple arrives in a bag rather than a box.

Medium Firmness – The Purple has a unique hyper-elastic polymer and foam construction. But it provides average support for side sleepers and limited back pain relief.

Both Good for Heavy People – Both mattresses are good choices for heavy weight people because they provide good support without too much sinking. The Purple is a better choice for couples because it has better motion isolation.

Purple Review: See Review

The Eco Terra is another latex hybrid that appeals to eco-conscious shoppers. It’s a less expensive choice than the Avocado Green but has fewer advantages overall.

More Affordable – At $999, the Eco Terra is a more affordable choice than the Avocado Green. Budget shoppers looking for a natural latex hybrid should consider this mattress.

Better For Side Sleepers – The Eco Terra is a better choice for side sleepers than the Avocado Green. It comes in two versions: medium and medium-firm. The medium version has better pressure point relief for your hips and shoulders.

Back Pain Relief – The Avocado Green is far superior when it comes to back pain relief. The Eco Terra is average for back pain and may actually cause it over time. The Avocado Green is more supportive and responsive. It’s particularly suitable for heavier people who need extra lumbar support.

Shorter Trial & Warranty – The Eco Terra’s 90-night trial and 15-year warranty are less attractive than the 365-night trial and 25-year warranty provided by Avocado Green.

Eco Terra Review: See Review

FAQs

The Avocado Green is a good choice for back pain relief. It’s a firm and responsive mattress with great lumbar support.

Many side sleepers won’t find the Avocado Green comfortable. It’s too firm for lighter weight side sleepers in particular. Heavier side sleepers will find it more comfortable.

The Avocado Green is a medium-firm mattress rating 6.5 out of 10. With the topper included, it rates 5 out of 10.

The Avocado Green is 11 inches thick. With the topper included, it’s 13 inches thick.

The Dunlop latex and pocketed coil springs in the Avocado Green’s construction help keep sleepers cool at night. It has good airflow and doesn’t retain too much heat. The mattress is a good choice for hot sleepers.

Summary

Overall rating
4.3 out of 5
Rated & Review by
Andy David

The Avocado Green is a firm mattress made with quality, certified organic materials in the USA. It’s best-suited to back and stomach sleepers, as well as heavy weight people who benefit most from its supportiveness. But it’s too firm for lighter weight side sleepers.

The mattress has one of the best trials on the market and a longer warranty than many other brands. Avocado also has industry leading organic certifications.

Key reasons to buy and not buy: 

  • Great For Heavy Weight Sleepers – The Avocado Green is a great choice for heavy people. It’s a firm and supportive hybrid most suitable for back and stomach sleepers. Heavy side sleepers also find it comfortable.
  • Long Trial & Warranty – The mattress comes with a 365-night trial and 25-year warranty, which are better than many other brands on the market.
  • Too Firm – The Avocado Green is too firm for many light weight people and side sleepers with a light or average weight. It often doesn’t have enough ‘give’ for hips and shoulders. But the optional topper makes it softer and improves pressure point relief.
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