Type: Hybrid or Coil-on-Coil
Firmness: 4.0 – 8.0
- Great edge support
- Faster response time with coil-based design
- Hybrid or Coil-on-Coil
Type: Latex Hybrid
Firmness Range: 6.0 – 6.5
- Natural, organic materials
- Minimal off-gassing
- Great cooling performance
- Medium to medium-firm feel
In the matchup of Saatva vs. Avocado, we’re comparing two different approaches to a quality mattress.
Saatva mattresses include a luxury coil-on-coil (Saatva Classic) or a hybrid mattress (Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid) with higher profiles, quilted covers, and excellent pressure relief. The Saatva story is luxury comfort.
Avocado mattresses tell a different story and that is one of natural, organic materials. Both the Avocado Eco and Avocado Green are organic latex hybrids with thinner covers, different feels, and in total just a different approach to mattress comfort.
At NapLab, we put each mattress to the test.
We score 8 different factors that impact the comfort, feel, and value of the mattress. Testing categories include:
|Factor||Avocado Eco||Avocado Green||Saatva Classic||Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid|
The table below shows the data we generated to determine these scores.
|Factor||Avocado Eco||Avocado Green||Saatva Classic||Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid|
|Max Temp.||89.6° F||90.5° F||94.0° F||89.4° F|
|Total Motion Transfer||3.40 m/s²||7.31 m/s²||5.86 m/s²||10.11 m/s²|
|Response Time||0.2 sec.||0.3 sec.||0.4 sec.||0.3 sec.|
|Edge Support – Sitting Sinkage||4.25″||3.25″||3.00″||3.50″|
|Edge Support – Lying Support||Excellent||Exceptional||Exceptional||Exceptional|
|Off-Gassing – Smell||Minor||Strong||None||None|
|Off-Gassing – Days||1 days||1 days||0 days||0 days|
|Trial||100 days||365 days||365 days||365 days|
|Warranty||10 years||25 years||Lifetime||Lifetime|
Saatva vs. Avocado: Which Is the Winner?
The table below shows which of these mattresses is the winner in each scoring category we test for.
|Best Overall||Saatva Classic||9.95|
|Best Cooling||Saatva Classic, Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||10|
|Most Sinkage||Avocado Eco||2.48″|
|Least Sinkage||Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||1.88″|
|Lowest Motion Transfer||Avocado Eco||3.4 m/s²|
|Fastest Response Time||Avocado Eco||0.2 sec|
|Slowest Response Time||Saatva Classic||0.4 sec|
|Most Bounce||Saatva Classic||14.67″|
|Least Bounce||Avocado Green||11.54″|
|Best Edge Support||Saatva Classic||3″ max sinkage|
|Best for Sex||Saatva Classic||9.9|
|Best Pressure Relief||Saatva Classic||10|
|Least Off-Gassing||Saatva Classic, Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||None, 0 days|
|Best Company||Saatva||Longer trial + warranty|
For the best overall, Saatva takes gold here, with a score of 9.95 out of 10. This is a nearly perfect score and beats almost all other mattresses we’ve tested to date.
But this is not to say that the Avocado collection doesn’t outperform Saatva in some areas. It does—here’s where.
The Avocado Eco has the most sinkage, lowest motion transfer, and fastest response time among all four of these mattresses.
The Avocado Green has the advantage of the least amount of bounce. However, I will note here that “least” does not mean low bounce. All of these mattresses have high bounce. The average level is 9.57″ and even the Avocado Green has 11.54″—a full 2″ more bounce than the average.
The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid is tied for the best cooling and also has the least amount of sinkage. If you’re looking for a mattress that you kind of float on top of and sleep cool throughout the night, the Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid is a good choice.
Considering cooling, both Saatva mattresses were cooler in our tests than both Avocado mattresses.
|Cooling Test||Score||Baseline||Max Temp||Ending Temp|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||10||78.0°||89.4°||81.3°|
Avocado is by no means bad, but Saatva’s performance is simply exceptional.
For cooling in real-time, check out the videos below of thermal footage taken from each mattress.
Saatva Classic Cooling Test
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid Cooling Test
Avocado Green Cooling Test
Avocado Eco Cooling Test
With sinkage, there’s a wide range between these four mattresses.
|Sinkage Test||Sinkage Depth||Max Sinkage|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||Minimal||1.88″|
For reference, the average level of sinkage across all mattresses tested to date is 2.20″.
The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid has minimal sinkage, with a max depth of 1.88″.
For moderate sinkage, the Avocado Green has 2.19″ of max sinkage, just slightly below the average depth.
The images below show the sinkage depth for each mattress.
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid
Sinkage is a preferential factor in many respects, as neither minimal nor deep sinkage is inherently good or bad. Your preferred sinkage level is largely dependent on your preferred sleeping position and body weight.
We’ll touch on that more in a bit down below.
Concerning motion transfer, Avocado takes a win with the performance of the Avocado Eco, but there were other solid scores on the board as well.
|Motion Transfer Test||Score||Acc. Range|
|Avocado Eco||10||3.40 m/s²|
|Avocado Green||9.4||7.31 m/s²|
|Saatva Classic||9.8||5.86 m/s²|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||8.7||10.11 m/s²|
The average amount of motion transfer, based on all of our tests to date, is 4.79 m/s².
The Avocado Eco is the only mattress in this comparison with significantly less motion transfer than average, just 3.40 m/s², but there’s more to the story than just a flat number.
The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid was notably more than the average level of motion transfer, at 10.11 m/s².
NOTE: Most coil-based mattresses are going to struggle to get motion transfer below average, mainly because of the pushback that coils generate. Coils are designed to add bounce, fast response time, and in most cases higher levels of motion transfer as well.
Videos below show how motion is transferred across each mattress.
Saatva Classic Motion Transfer
On the Saatva Classic, there is quite a bit of motion at the initial drop and energy continues to carry across the mattress, slowly declining until all energy is absorbed. Now although this chart may look like a lot of motion, remember that this mattress is still a little better than average.
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid Motion Transfer
The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid had similar energy levels at the initial drop, but on the Memory Foam Hybrid, this motion carries more intensely and for longer across the mattress than we saw on the Saatva Classic above.
Avocado Green Motion Transfer
The Avocado Green mattress had a high spike of energy initially and that energy really bounces around for almost 1.5 seconds. Energy is slowly absorbed and there are no dramatic drops of energy, but it does eventually get there.
Avocado Eco Motion Transfer
The Avocado Eco mattress is the only mattress in this 4-way comparison to create better than average levels of motion transfer. But I wouldn’t say that it’s great at absorbing energy.
The advantage of the Eco is that the energy from the initial drop is about 50% of the level generated by any of the other mattresses. But it does allow that energy to resonate across the mattress for over 1.5 seconds.
All of these mattresses had very fast response times, every mattress being consistently faster than average.
|Response Test||Score||Mostly Recovered||Completely Recovered|
|Avocado Eco||10||0.2 seconds||0.3 seconds|
|Avocado Green||10||0.3 seconds||0.7 seconds|
|Saatva Classic||10||0.4 seconds||0.8 seconds|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||10||0.3 seconds||1.0 seconds|
The average response time across all mattresses that we’ve tested to date is 0.56 seconds to be mostly recovered and 0.94 seconds to be fully recovered.
The absolute fastest in our tests was the Avocado Eco, being mostly recovered by 0.2 seconds and fully recovered by 0.3 seconds. Even the slowest mattress was still very fast—the Saatva Classic, which was mostly recovered by 0.4 seconds and fully recovered by 0.8 seconds.
You can see these material responses in real time in the video below.
Saatva Classic Response Test
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid Response Test
Avocado Green Response Test
Avocado Eco Response Test
Both Saatva and Avocado create mattresses with high bounce, but Saatva has slightly more bounce than Avocado.
|Bounce Test||Bounce Height||Bounce Range|
|Avocado Eco||Very High||12.19″|
|Saatva Classic||Extremely High||14.67″|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||Extremely High||14.06″|
The average amount of bounce across all mattresses tested to date is 9.35″.
All four of these mattresses are well beyond the average level with anywhere from 11.5″ – 14.6″ of bounce.
Considering the fact that all of these mattresses are hybrids, these results aren’t hugely surprising.
Coils are known for generating more bounce and creating an active and engaging sleep surface.
Bounce levels can be viewed in real-time via the short video clips below.
Saatva Classic Bounce Test
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid Bounce Test
Avocado Green Bounce Test
Avocado Eco Bounce Test
Edge Support Test
|Edge Support Test||Score||Max Sinkage||Lying Support|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||9.8||3.50″||Exceptional|
The average level of sinkage (when sitting right at the edge of the mattress) is 4.67″.
All four of these mattresses have better edge support than the average, across all mattresses we’ve tested to date.
You can see the difference in the images below. Look specifically at the point where the mattress and the leg meet.
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid
Our sex rating formula looks at 5 different factors weighted based on their importance.
All factors are not equal in terms of significance, but each plays an important role.
Here’s a look at the numerical breakdown of each factor:
We use the scores from all factors, plugged into the formula, to derive a sex score for each mattress.
Between Saatva vs. Avocado, all of the mattresses are fantastic for sex.
|Sex Test||Sex Score||Bounce||Edge Support||Noise||Pressure Relief||Cooling|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||9.8||10||9.8||9.0||9.5||10|
These mattresses all have high levels of bounce, excellent (or exceptional) edge support, good pressure relief, and good cooling.
You really can’t go wrong with any of these mattresses, but for the absolute best for sex performance, stick to the Saatva Classic. This mattress scored the highest marks across the board in all 5 categories for sex performance.
Pressure Relief Test
For the best pressure relief, Saatva is the winner, but Avocado is not far behind.
|Pressure Relief Test||Score||Comfort Layer||Support Layer|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||9.5||2.5″||9.0″|
Concerning pressure relief, we’re looking at the thickness of the comfort layer and the support layer. Other secondary factors include material quality and mattress firmness.
Among these mattresses, the Saatva Classic has the thickest comfort layer (4.5″), a plush Euro-style cover, and high-quality materials. Even without knowing anything else about this mattress, this is a winning recipe for excellent pressure relief.
On mattresses where the comfort layer is thinner, they can still have fantastic pressure relief if they have thicker support layers or advanced top layers, which are designed specifically for pressure relief (ie: zoned support systems).
Off-gassing is a minimal issue for all four of these mattresses.
|Off-Gassing Test||Score||Initial Smell||Off-Gassing Period|
|Avocado Eco||9.9||Minor||1 day|
|Avocado Green||9.9||Strong||1 day|
|Saatva Classic||10||None||0 days|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||10||None||0 days|
Saatva ships uncompressed so it arrived with zero off-gassing odor. Avocado is compressed, but being natural latex, it doesn’t have the strong fumes sometimes associated with other foam-based mattresses.
The Avocado Eco had a minor smell out of the box and the Avocado Green had a strong smell, but the smell was a more natural odor and not a harsh chemical odor. Both smells dissipated within a single day.
What is off-gassing?
Off-gassing is the process that happens when fumes are released by the mattress after unboxing. The average off-gassing period is about 3.5 days (across all mattresses that we’ve tested to date).
Comparing the terms and conditions between Saatva vs. Avocado it’s a pretty similar story. Saatva’s lifetime warranty is a nice advantage, but the $99 return fee for Saatva is a mark against against them.
|Trial Period||100-365 nights||365 nights|
|Country of Origin||USA||USA|
Notably, Avocado’s trial and warranty vary between the two mattresses.
|Avocado Green||365 nights||25 years|
|Avocado Eco||100 nights||10 years|
If you opt for the Avocado Green, the trial and warranty are more on par with Saatva, with the exception of Saatva’s unmatched lifetime warranty.
Moving along, let’s talk about firmness. All of these mattresses come in a medium / medium-firm feel.
|Avocado Eco||5.5||Medium||Read Review|
|Avocado Green||6.5||Medium-Firm||Read Review|
|Saatva Classic||4.0 – 8.0||Soft, Medium-Firm, or Firm||Read Review|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||6.0||Medium-Firm||Read Review|
For additional firmness options, the Saatva Classic is also available in soft or firm.
Support & Sleeping Positions
Both Saatva and Avocado offer firmnesses that fall in a range that would be suitable for a wide range of sleepers. If you’re not sure which firmness is right for you, here are some quick guidelines you can follow.
Generally speaking, lighter sleepers prefer a softer mattress than heavier sleepers. And side sleepers prefer a softer mattress than stomach or back sleepers.
If you’re a lightweight side sleeper, I would opt for the Saatva Classic soft.
If you’re a heavier-weighted back or stomach sleeper, I would opt for the Saatva Classic firm.
Both Saatva and Avocado have hybrid mattresses, but the style of each mattress varies.
The table below lists the major differences including material, thickness, and the mattress cover.
|Avocado Green||Latex foam + coils||11″|
|Avocado Eco||Latex foam + coils||10″|
|Saatva Classic||Coil-on-coil||11.5″ or 14.5″|
|Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid||Memory foam + coils||11.5″|
The Saatva Classic is a coil-on-coil mattress with a plush, Euro-style cover.
- Avocado Green: Latex foam
- Avocado Eco: Latex foam
- Saatva Memory Foam: Memory foam
The photos below show an inside look at each mattress, marking where each layer stops and starts and what the material is.
Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid
Which Mattress Should You Buy?
Both Saatva and Avocado are suitable for a wide range of sleeper preferences. So which one is right for you? Let’s review some of the highlights below on when you may want to buy each mattress and who it is made for.
Should You Buy the Saatva Classic?
I would recommend the Saatva Classic if you’re looking for:
- Luxury feel. The Saatva Classic has a plush, Euro-style cover and is the highest-performing mattress in this comparison. For a truly luxury feel that doesn’t skimp on performance, the Saatva Classic is a solid pick.
- Deeper sinkage. If you are looking for deeper sinkage, the Saatva Classic fits the bill, without sacrificing cooling or response time.
Should You Buy the Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid?
I would recommend the Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid if you’re looking for:
- Less sinkage. The Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid has the plush feel of a quilted cover, but less sinkage than the Saatva Classic. This mattress marries the benefits of coils with the benefits of memory foam.
- Best cooling. This mattress is also tied for the best cooling, which is a little unusual for memory foam as memory foam tends to retain heat more than latex foam.
Should You Buy the Avocado Green?
I would recommend the Avocado Green if you’re looking for:
- Less bounce. The Avocado Green has the least amount of bounce among all mattresses in this comparison. If you’re looking for a latex hybrid, but don’t want the extremely high bounce that is often associated with latex hybrids, the Avocado Green could be a good option.
- Trial + warranty. This mattress has a 365-night and 25-year warranty. By comparison, the Avocado Eco only has a 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty. Opting for the Green over the Eco, is a solid way to get the Avocado name and performance, but also a little extra security if you’re worried about mattress quality long-term.
Should You Buy the Avocado Eco?
I would recommend the Avocado Eco if you’re looking for:
- Minimal sinkage. If you don’t like the feeling of sinking deeply into a mattress, consider the Avocado Eco. This mattress has the least amount of sinkage among all four mattresses listed here and the latex delivers more of a floating feel with less contour.
- Fast response. The response time of the Avocado Eco was among the fastest we’ve seen (across all mattresses we’ve tested to date).