Mattress Face-Off: Avocado vs. Casper
Find out which of these innerspring mattresses comes out on top in CR’s tests
Avocado and Casper make very high-performing hybrid innerspring mattresses, according to our exhaustive mattress tests.
“It’s clear that Avocado and Casper both know how to make mattresses for a wide variety of body types and sleep styles,” says Chris Regan, the project leader at CR who oversees our mattress testing.
Avocado: This mattress weighs 97 pounds and has a cover made of Global Organic Textile Standard-certified organic cotton and wool. (You can read about organic labels on mattresses in our report “Organic Mattress Labels You Can Trust.”) It also has two layers of latex padding on top of a bed of pocket coils. This mattress is fairly firm, earning a 7 out of 10 on our firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. Our testers measured this mattress to be 79 inches long by 59 inches wide by 12 inches tall.
Casper: Casper is known for its foam mattresses of the same name, but this is the company’s hybrid innerspring model. It’s made of several layers, including one of breathable open-cell foam—what Casper calls a “zoned support layer”—and a layer of high-density memory foam that pads a bed of pocket coils. This Casper is on the soft side, earning a 3 in our firmness test. Our testers measured this mattress to be 79 inches long by 60 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
CR members can read on for the details about how these two mattresses perform in tests where we assess support, stability, durability, and features. For more on buying a mattress, see our mattress buying guide. CR members can access the test results of more than 150 mattresses in our mattress ratings.
Test by Test
Support: Here, we assess how well a mattress keeps the spine aligned for both side and back sleepers. The Avocado is one of the best performers in our ratings in these tests.