Avocado Green and Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate innerspring mattresses.

Innerspring Mattress Face-off: Avocado Green vs. Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000

Two high-scoring mattresses vie for the top spot in CR’s ratings

The mattress industry has seen tremendous growth in the past few years, thanks in part to mattress startups. These young companies have stepped in to challenge traditional manufacturers, some of which have been in business for well over a century.

Case in point: the 163-year-old Charles P. Rogers, whose Powercore Estate 5000, $1,500, has been a top performer in Consumer Reports' innerspring mattress tests for several years. A mattress that offers great sleep support for most body types and sleep styles, it's a one-mattress-suits-all solution.

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But in our latest round of mattess testing, this stalwart faced fresh competition: the Avocado Green mattress, $1,400, the sole product sold by a two-year-old company. Although its name is playful, the innerspring is no joke.

Christopher Regan, the engineer who oversees CR's mattress test, cites similarities between these similarly priced competitors. "Both mattresses use latex and pocket springs," he says of the construction. "But you can't judge a mattress by its ticking." 

With like materials, one might assume that the Avocado and the Powercore Estate would produce similar results in our tests—but while both performed well, one clearly rose to the top.

Sleep Support

In our support tests, we use human subjects of small and large stature. (We average the results of both to produce a score for average-sized sleepers.)

The Avocado Green and the Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate both support a range of body types, but only the Avocado earns a score of Excellent in support tests for average and large/tall side sleepers (compared with the Powercore Estate’s Very Good score).

Both the Avocado and the Powercore Estate score an Excellent in our support tests for petite, average, and large/tall back sleepers and a Very Good for petite side sleepers.

However, the Powercore Estate is more stable (a Very Good to the Avocado’s Good), meaning that you're less likely to be bounced around on the Powercore Estate when your bedmate tosses and turns at night.

As for firmness, the Powercore Estate is a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest. With a score of 7, the Avocado is slightly firmer. CR doesn't factor firmness into our Overall Score because it's a matter of personal preference, but the numbers can help you decide which mattress is a better fit for you.

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