Our Avocado vs. Spindle Bed Comparison for 2019

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New environmentally-friendly bed? Yes, please! Now which one?

Our Spindle vs. Avocado comparison guide will help you decide between an all-foam or hybrid mattress. Spindle’s latex bed was created by a company whose founder comes from a long line of mattress makers. Avocado’s latex and steel hybrid is offered up by a company dedicated to natural materials and customer service.

Quick Comparison: Spindle vs. Avocado

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  • All natural materials
  • Exceptional pressure relief
  • Want to reposition with ease
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  • Eco-friendly bed
  • Traditional innerspring feel
  • Affordable price

Our individual reviews for each brand will provide a more in-depth analysis of each bed:

Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)

Spindle Construction

This mattress is made of three latex layers that are shipped in individual boxes. The shopper then constructs their own bed, placing the layers inside the included cotton cover.

Inside the cotton cover, there is an inch of wool that is designed to regulate temperature and act as a natural fire barrier. This product is 10 inches tall.

layers of spindle
  • The initial layer contains 3 inches of Medium Natural Latex, which is designed to provide bounce and pressure relief. Pinholes are punched into the latex to promote airflow.
  • The second layer holds another 3 inches of Medium Natural Latex. This should provide a deep level of pressure relief and bounce.
  • The final layer creates a pressure-relieving foundation through the use of 3 inches of Firm Natural Latex.

Avocado Construction

This latex and coil hybrid is compressed and placed inside a box for shipping.

This 11-inch mattress features an organic cotton cover with temperature-regulating Joma Wool® sourced from New Zealand quilted into it. Button tufting made of wool rosettes is utilized to reduce the need for chemical adhesives.

layers of avocado green
  • The uppermost layer contains a 2-inch Dunlop Latex which is designed to promote airflow.
  • The second layer uses Individually Pocketed Steel Coils. These 8-inch springs have been upcycled to reduce waste. This layer is split into zones that employ different gauges of coils to provide different amounts of compression to the spine, shoulders, hips, and knees.
  • The foundation layer contains an inch of a firmer Dunlop Latex that should help absorb motion from the coils above.
  • The perimeter offers enhanced edge support through reinforced coils around the edges of this mattress.

Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)

Our comfort scale will help you get an idea of how these products will feel. This system places items along the scale within 1 and 10. A score closer to 1 will feel softer, while a score closer to 10 will feel firmer.

The Spindle features multiple comfort options designed for different types of sleepers. The company’s soft model is scored at a 4 and the medium holds a score of 6. There is a firm model scored at 7.5 and an extra firm version with a ranking of 9.

The Avocado mattress holds a score of 7 out of 10. This may feel medium-firm, or perhaps firm, depending on the sleeper. Side sleepers should still be comfortable in spite of the firmer feel thanks to the zoned coils that promise enhanced pressure relief.

Both beds should feel similar when you first lie on them, thanks to the cotton and wool covers. The differences will become clear once the coil system becomes activated for the hybrid, the zoned springs stand firm where needed, but also promise soothing compression while the all-foam bed puts an emphasis on pressure relief. Both beds feature materials that respond quickly to reduce body impressions that may make it tricky to move around at night.

firmness scale for avocado and spindle

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

There should be minimal sinkage present in either brand. Shoppers will likely find themselves floating in a gentle cradle that allows airflow to reach the body. Both offer ample bounce, which should help people to move around easily on the mattress. Those looking for enhanced bounce will likely prefer the hybrid as the springs offer more bounce than the all-foam.

Comparing Motion Transfer

Both products do a good job of minimizing motion transfer as much as possible. Though the latex is springy, it also works to absorb movement to reduce the amount of motion co-sleepers feel when their partners move around. People who sleep light and require extra motion control might enjoy the all-foam as this should reduce more movement than the springs inside the hybrid are typically able to.

Comparing Edge Support

There may be some compression when lying on the edge of the all-foam mattress. This should not be an issue for most shoppers, however. Those seeking enhanced edge support will want to choose the hybrid as the reinforced coils are designed to provide a consistent feel across the entire surface of this mattress.

Spindle vs. Avocado Compared Side-by-Side

FeaturesSpindleAvocado
Height10”11”
CoverWool, circular-knit cottonNew Zealand wool, organic cotton
MaterialsLatexDunlop latex, steel coils
CoolingPinholes in latex, woolWool, individually pocketed coils
Firmness4, 6, 7.5, 9/107/10
SupportGreatGreat
Motion TransferMinimalMinimal
Edge SupportGoodExceptional
SinkageGentle CradleGentle Cradle
BounceModerateModerate
Warranty10 years with lifetime comfort program25 years
Trial Period365 nights365 nights
CertificationsOEKO-TEX®GOTS, GREENGUARD Gold, OEKO-TEX®, eco-INSTITUT®
Adjustable Base CompatibleYesYes
ShippingFree in the contiguous USFree in the continental United States, White Glove service available and offered free for King-sized orders
Made in the USAYesYes
SizeSpindle Price (w/o discount)Avocado Price (w/o discount)
Twin$1,099.99$950
Twin XL$1,099.99$999
Full$1,399.99$1,199
Queen$1,599.99$1,399
King$1,849.99$1,699
Cali KingN/A$1,699

Should I Buy Spindle or Avocado?

Which bed is the right fit for you? The all-foam or the hybrid? Below you will find a few recommendations for which types of sleepers are most likely to enjoy either product.

We Would Recommend Buying Spindle if You are Looking for:

  • Multiple comfort options. This product is available in four different comfort options, soft, medium, firm, and extra firm so shoppers can find the feel that works best for them.
  • Enhanced motion control. Light sleepers should enjoy the enhanced motion control that allows this bed to absorb their partners’ movements, reducing disruptions.
  • Natural temperature regulation. This bed uses wool to promote temperature control in a natural way.

We Would Recommend Buying Avocado if You are Looking for:

  • Zoned comfort. The coil system inside this mattress features a zoned design that offers more support to the hips and more compression to the shoulders.
  • Enhanced mobility. This bed features materials that reshape quickly and easily. This combines with the ample bounce offered by the coils to aid in easy repositioning.
  • Natural temperature control. The wool inside the cover works to control temperature naturally. Wool rosettes are used to reduce chemical adhesives. The coil system allows for heat to travel through the bed and away from the sleeper to keep them cool throughout the night.

Final Thoughts


Spindle is a great choice for people seeking multiple comfort options, enhanced pressure relief, and motion control. Shoppers who prefer enhanced edge support, lots of bounce, and zoned support may be enticed by the Avocado mattress.

For a closer look at either product, click through to our individual reviews. Happy mattress hunting!

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