It’s soft and we didn’t think it smelled like some people did. Finally after talking to avocado they gave me the alpaca topper at a 40% discount. thanks! You're on the right track with something natural like Avocado or Birch; it's hard to really tell the difference. The mattress begins with a layer of organic and natural wool batting over 2 inches of ventilated Talalay latex. In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at the flagship Birch Mattress. Please update after you make the decision and sleep on it. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. My wife said it was a rock. I narrowed down my options to 2 organic latex mattresses. Mattress Comparisons . This is the latest option I’ve added to my list to decide from (have been looking since February, just as overwhelmed as everyone else). By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Hey all! I’ve done tireless research over the last week on this Reddit, read the FAQ, we went to try mattresses in store, not in love with any but felt the tempur’s were the best. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Avocado and Birch. Ideally I’d like something firmer but I really want to make sure my wife is comfortable more than anything else with her chronic autoimmune joint pain (plus having a baby a year ago). I haven’t had a problem with mine, so I think it’s just a matter of you might need to buy new sheets with bigger pockets if you get a new mattress… There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. I’ve done tireless research over the last week on this Reddit, read the FAQ, we went to try mattresses in store, not in love with any but felt the tempur’s were the best. A place to discuss anything to do with mattresses, mattress accessories, and sleep technology. I’m in the same boat with the same concerns and a similar size as you. We’ll also share some similar mattress options and provide an overview of Helix Sleep’s shipping, return, and warranty policies. Didn’t like the Purple’s they had. I'm thinking of buying either Avocado or birch, and I don't know which one to buy. We are considering upgrading the 8-9 year old termurpedic (which is wallowed out) and the wife is concerned that either of these two mattresses will be too firm even with a topper. I'm Ariel, the community manager for Helix Sleep and Birch Living. We will be returning the mattress, lates topper and alpaca topper. You guys are on the right track with your thinking. Some companies let you custom order a matters with two different firmness levels. Didn’t add enough softness for the wife for the money spent. However, I can’t find much about it. Since you want a springy mattress, I do agree that latex on pocketed coils is the way to go. The toppers are a damn good choice for anyone who side sleeps. Long story short I loved it sans any toppers but my wife said it was like sleeping “on a rock with a comforter on top” (specifically about the alpaca topper). You won’t feel the same deep body contour on this mattress that you might on a memory foam or polyfoam mattress. To be fair she isn’t happy with the softness over all. We seemed to like the hybrid’s the best with a medium to firm feel. The other option you could consider is a Queen/King split firmness mattress. Cookies help us deliver our Services. So the website says the topper is shipped separately so it’s not made as one piece for the king size. This review will discuss the Birch Mattress in terms of construction, pricing, and performance. Full Video Review. Didn’t like the Purple’s they had. Her shoulders were fine but it didn’t cradle her hips enough (smaller body weight, side sleeper, joint/hip issues chronically). I would Consider Flexus Comfort or even SleepOnLatex. Yeah, you’re probably right about it being a bit of a gimmick. I haven’t heard back from the return team since sending the pics to normal customer service today but they seem to have their stuff together and I don’t anticipate any issues on the return. The wife's on to something with the reduced VOCs, a lot of these companies are pretty bad with it. I got the topper from them arriving Saturday and I will let you know how that feels. I'm on a Nectar that has pushed me away from another foam mattress as well.