Debating between an Avocado Green Mattress and a Casper® Wave Hybrid Mattress?

Avocado and Casper are both hybrid mattresses, which means they combine layers of foam for comfort and pressure relief with innersprings for durable support. Both are highly rated. However, the Avocado and Casper mattresses differ significantly.

  1. The Avocado Green Mattress is certified organic in the GOTS Public Database, a program recognized by the National Organic Program of the USDA. It uses GOTS organic certified materials — organic cotton, organic latex and organic wool — rather than polyurethane foams as Casper does. Avocado believes that organic certified products and processes are better for customers, better for the people that make the materials and finished products, and better for the environment.

  2. Avocado uses organic certified wool (from our own farms) to naturally inhibit flammability and meet all safety standards. Casper uses a knit sock made of (FR) rayon yarn with a fiberglass core, blended with small amounts of polyester and modacrylic. Adhesives and flame retardants are major contributors of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which pollute indoor air quality. For assurance, an Avocado Green Mattress is Greenguard Gold certified and verified as Formaldehyde Free by UL Environment®.

  3. Avocado is a needle-tufted mattress. We use a traditional handwork process in which long steel needles are pulled through a mattresses (in up to 32 spots) in order to hold the mattress together without using glue. It's a hallmark of a quality mattress. For mattresses that are not needle-tufted, manufacturers typically use adhesives to bind the cover to the interior and to bind the interior layers together over time.

  4. Avocado uses one of the best innerspring units on the market, with 7 zones and up to 1,414 pocketed innersprings that float independently, in 3 gauges and 2 coil widths. In contrast, Casper uses only 812 pocketed innersprings without zones. Fewer springs means less support, body contouring and durability, plus greater motion transfer across the bed. Casper does, however, have 3 distinct zones within their polyurethane foam layers.

  5. Avocado is the most sustainable mattress brand in the industry, supporting 100% renewable energy use, with full organic certifications in our brand name. Avocado is also a carbon negative business and the highest scoring Certified B Corporation in the mattress industry. Our mattresses are also all MADE SAFE certified.

  6. Both mattresses are endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. However, Avocado is more supportive with a medium-firm feel, while Casper is rated as soft, according to Consumer Reports®.

  7. Avocado uses natural materials with natural open cell structures and temperature regulating properties that do not absorb or trap body heat. Since memory foam tends to trap heat, Casper uses phases gel pod to promote cooling.

  8. Avocado has a 1-year trial, while Casper offers only 100 nights.

  9. Avocado has a 25-year limited warranty, while Casper offers only 10 years.

  10. Avocado makes their own products, and many of the source materials, in Los Angeles, with more than 700,00 square feet of production and logistics space. Our factory has been making mattresses since 1987. (Avocado even makes our own furniture.) In contrast, Casper subcontracts production.

Compare Avocado Green Mattress vs. Casper® Hybrid Wave Mattress:

Avocado Green Mattress

Casper® Wave Hybrid Mattress (2020)

Ratings & Trust

Consumer Reports®

Ratings
See link for overall score.

Ratings
See link for overall score.

CR® Firmness Rating
(1 - 10, 10 being firmest)

7 (Standard, medium firm); 6 (Pillow-top, gentle firm)

3 (soft)

Sleep Trial

1 Year

100 Nights

Warranty

25 Years Limited

10 Years Limited

Retail (Queen)

$1,399 (Standard);
$1,699 (Pillow-top)

$2,595

Construction

Cover

GOTS organic certified cotton

Recycled polyester, polyester, up-cycled cotton and lycra blend

Flame Retardant:

None. Our wool comfort layer serves a dual purposes as a natural flame retardant.

Knit fire sock made of (FR) rayon yarn with a fiberglass core, blended with small amounts of polyester and modacrylic

Layer 1

GOTS organic certified wool fiber batting

Polyurethane foam, 1 inch

Layer 2

GOLS organic certified Dunlop latex: 2 inches in the standard, 4 inches in the pillow-top.

Natural latex, 1.5 inches

Layer 3

Zoned memory foam, 1.5 inches

Layer 4

Polyurethane foam with up to 86 gel pods, 1.5 inches

Layer 5

Pocketed innersprings, 8-inch coils, in 3 wire gauges + 2 coil sizes

Polyurethane foam encasement, 7 inches, pocketed springs, 6 inches

Layer 6

GOTS organic certified Dunlop latex: 1 inch base layer

Layer 7

GOTS organic certified canvas in a Herringbone pattern

Recycled polyester, polyester, up-cycled cotton and lycra blend

Construction Details

Needle Tufting

Needle-tufted by hand, in up to 32 locations (King)

Pocketing Innersprings

1,440 (King), 8-inch coils, in 3 wire gauges + 2 coil sizes

812 (King), 6-inch coils

Zones

7 zones in the pocketed innersprings (head firm edge, footer firm edge, left firm rail, right firm rail, upper main body, middle, lower main body)

3 zones in the polyurethane foam layer.

Handles

4, reinforced, 2 per side

None

Certifications

CertiPUR-US®

Not applicable. Avocado does not use polyurethane foams.

CertiPUR-US® is applicable to polyurethane foams, not the overall mattress.

GOTS Organic Certified Mattress (full product)

Certification
CU-863637

GOLS Organic Certified Latex

Certification

GOTS Organic Certified Wool, with no synthetic fibers

Certification

GOTS Organic: Certified Cotton

Certification

Non-Toxic Certifications

Greenguard Gold
(Whole mattress testing for off-gassing)

Certification

eco-Institut® Certified (Latex)

Certification

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified for human and ecological safety

Certification
Latex, cotton & wool: 19.0.79546, 19.HIN.68466 & 15.HIN.75800, Hohenstein HTTI

Formaldehyde-Free Claim Verified by UL Environment®

Certification

MADE-SAFE® Certified

Certification

Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

Endorsement

Endorsement

Responsible Forestry

FSC® Certified (Latex, Wood and Factory)

Certification
License: FSC-C156318

Rainforest Alliance (Latex)

Certification

Social Responsibility

B Corporation Certified

Certification
Overall impact score: 126.2

1% For the Planet® Verified Giving Program

Profile. Avocado was the 2019 Pinnacle Award Winner.

Vegan

Certification for Avocado Vegan Mattress, made without wool.
PETA® Approved

Landfill Waste Diversion

Avocado became the first bedding company to have its Landfill Waste Diversion rated and validated by UL. In 2021, Avocado’s goal is to achieve its Zero Waste certification.

Climate Change Mitigation

Climate Neutral Certified®

Certification. Carbon negative business since 2018, offsetting more than 61,000 tCO2e to date.

Made with 100% renewable energy

Certification

Ownership & Trust

Customer mattress reviews

14,000+ (as of 1/21)

653+ (as of 1/21, which include reviews of an older Wave model)

Ownership

Privately held, Avocado Green Brands

Public company, Casper Sleep (CSPR)

Made in the USA

Makes their mattresses

✓ Made in our factory in Los Angeles. (At our factory store in Orange County, customers can see our mattresses being made.)

Subcontracts

Makes their own GOLS organic certified latex

From our farms and organic processor in India.

Subcontracts

Farms and process their own GOTS organic certified wool

From our farm and organic processor in India.

Subcontracts


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