This article has been written by the site owner Dan Cartwright – a mattress testing expert who has been testing products and writing online reviews since 2015 to help buyers make the best purchasing decisions for their needs.
I have been sleeping on the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress for more than 30 nights now and I’m ready to provide you with my thoughts and feedback on this mattress.
So is the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress a good mattress to buy or not?
The Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is a good mattress for front, back, and combination sleepers due to its zoned support, bounce, and firm feel. However, lighter weighted sleepers, restless couples, and those that need more pressure relief should consider a softer mattress.
The rest of this Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress review comprehensively covers my experience of sleeping on this mattress.
What’s the best Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress alternative? Based on my experience, the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress is the best alternative because it offers deeper pressure relief and better motion isolation that will suit couples, lighter weighted side sleepers, and restless sleepers (click here for my full Puffy Lux Hybrid review).
Avenco Zone Hybrid 9-Inch Mattress Review
Watch the video above to see me test the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress personally and show you inside the mattress.
My review of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress focuses on the 9-inch version of the mattress.
However, many of the benefits extend to the 10 and 12-inch versions of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress, with these models offering more pressure relief thanks to their deeper profiles.
Based on my own testing and knowledge of mattresses, I would say that the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is an excellent choice for front, back, and combination sleepers shopping on a budget due to the zoned support and firm feel.
Lighter weighted side sleepers, restless couples, and anyone wanting more pressure relief will likely prefer the Puffy Lux Hybrid mattress (click here for my full review).
Otherwise, read my full Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress mattress review to find out more about the 9-inch version of this mattress and its suitability.
Click the red buttons below to buy the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress now (all sizes) and save 15% (limited time offer).
- Front and back sleepers – the firm feel and dominant pocket coil profile provides excellent support in the front and back sleeping positions for all body weights.
- Combination sleepers – the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is very bouncy and responsive so that you can move around freely and not get stuck in the materials if you are a combination or restless sleeper.
- Sleepers with back pain – the zoned support and firmer feel means that you’ll be well supported and kept in good posture which may help to combat back pain; especially if it’s triggered by sleeping on a softer mattress.
- Warmer sleepers – the dominant spring profile and cooling cover means that air can circulate freely through the mattress and allow for heat dissipation so that you can sleep without overheating.
- Heavier weighted sleepers – the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress can hold in excess of 300 kg and the firmer feel means that heavier weighted sleepers can sleep in the mattress whilst maintating good posture (I recommend the back sleeping position).
Not Recommended For
- Side sleepers under 130 lbs – even with the zoned support, you may find that your shoulders feel too compressed and under pressure when sleeping on your side if you weigh less than 130 lbs. The best solution here is to either go for the 12-inch version, or switch to the Puffy Lux Hybrid because it has the best pressure relief in any mattress that I’ve tested so far.
- Zoned support – instead of having the same amount of spring tension over the mattress area, the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress has softer regions around the shoulders and knees so that you can sink into the materials without experiencing too much pressure on your joints.
- Fiberglass free – there is no fiberglass inside the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress, which means that you don’t have to worry about this irritant escaping and causing an allergic reaction (see the best fiberglass free mattresses here).
- Very affordable – the twin version of the 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress costs just $321 and you can save even more money by clicking the button below and buying the mattress now.
- The cover can’t be removed – make sure you use a mattress protector and spot clean stains immediately because the cover of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress can’t be removed.
The table below outlines the key specs for the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress:
|Design||Hybrid: foam + springs|
|Materials||Polyfoam, gel memory foam, springs|
|Thickness||9, 10, or 12 inch|
|Zoned support?||Yes (5 zones)|
|Fiberglass content||No fiberglass|
|Max weight capacity||300+ kg|
|Cover||Modal knit fabric|
|Transition layer||Gel memory foam|
|Support core||Pocket coils|
|Sleep trial||100 nights|
|Price range||$321 – $685 (click here for discounts)|
The table below summarizes the performance of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress in the key areas:
|Overall support||Very good|
|Edge support||Very good|
|Temperature control||Very good|
|Allergy control||Very good|
|Value for money||Good|
|Best sleeping positions||Back|
|Worst sleeping positions||Side (under 130 lbs)|
Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress Analysis
Below I have provided you with a detailed analysis of the construction of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress and how these features affect the suitability of the mattress relative to the major dominant sleeping positions and body types.
1: Key Specifications
Here’s an explanation of how the main features of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress will affect you as a user:
- Hybrid design – the 7 inches of pocket coils are collectively topped with 2 inches of gel memory foam, polyfoam and knitted fabric to form the comfort layer; this results in a firmer feel with some pressure relief for the more angular regions of your body.
- Zoned support – the upper, middle, and end sections of the mattress are firmer than the regions where your shoulders and knees will rest to provide targetted pressure relief and support where it is needed the most.
- Firm feel – overall, the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress has a firm feel; this means that when you lie on the mattress you will feel more pushback when compared to a softer mattress, but this pushback lessens around the shoulder and knee regions so that you won’t feel excessive pressure on your bones and joints.
- 9, 10, 12 inch thicknesses – the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is available in 9, 10, and 12 inch thicknesses; the 10 and 12 inch variations are recommended for better pressure relief.
- No flip design – you can’t flip the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress because it has a one-sided design; instead you should rotate the mattress 180 degrees every 3 months to reduce the chances of indents and sagging.
- 300 kg+ weight capacity – the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress can hold up to 300-400 kg; although the comfort and feel will vary depending on how heavy you are.
- Non-removable cover – the cover of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress cannot be removed so it’s recommended that you use a mattress protector to prevent staining and damage.
I cut open the sidewall of my 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress and took the photo below so that you can see how the layers are stacked up.
There is a description of each layer below and an explanation of how the materials can affect the comfort and performance of the mattress.
Modal Knit Fabric Cover (0.75″)
The cover of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is made from modal – a semi-synthetic fabric – that is designed to be breathable, soft, and able to wick away moisture (source).
You can’t remove this cover to wash it so use a mattress protector and spot clean any stains that soak through (click here to see how to remove blood from bedsheets and mattresses).
Comfort Layer: Polyfoam (0.75″)
Beneath the cover is 0.75″ of polyfoam that provides pressure relief and returns to its shape quickly to provide a responsive feel so that you can change positions easily and not get bogged down in the materials.
Transition Layer: Gel Memory Foam (0.5″)
The transition layer that sits between the polyfoam and the support layer is made from slower response gel memory foam that is designed to conform more than the polyfoam to provide pressure relief – the gel element consists of beads that offset heat retention to help you stay cool.
Support Layer: Pocket Coils (7″)
The support core consists of 7 inches of pocket coils that are individually wrapped to reduce motion transfer and are also zoned – meaning that the springs around the shoulder and knee regions are softer to provide more pressure relief, whilst the regions around the head, hips, and feet are firmer to provide more support and better postural alignment.
In the 9 inch version, the springs dominate the mattress profile – contributing to 78% of the materials – this means that the mattress can offer good support but will feel a touch on the firmer side for most sleepers.
3: Sleeping Position Suitability
The Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress will feel slightly different depending on your preferred sleeping position and body weight.
The table below and subsequent explanation summarizes how the 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is likely to feel based on different sleeping position and body weight combinations:
|Position/Weight||Under 130 lbs||130 – 230 lbs||Over 230 lbs|
|Front||Very firm||Firm||Quite firm|
|Back||Very firm||Firm||Quite firm|
|Combo||Easy to move||Easy to move||Fair mobility|
|Edge||Good support||Good support||Fair support|
Front Sleepers – Maintains Posture But Feels Firm
The firmer feel of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress means that front sleepers of all weights should feel well supported.
However, I think that front sleepers under 130 lbs may feel that the mattress is a bit too much on the firm side – at least in the 9-inch version – due to the relatively thinner comfort layers.
In which case I recommend that you go for the 10 or 12-inch version because the deeper foam layers can help to provide more pressure relief on your ribcage.
I was able to sleep on my front in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress for short periods comfortably – I don’t really like this sleeping position in general because I have arthritis in my shoulders and sleeping on my front creates discomfort in my shoulder joints.
Back Sleepers – Good Spinal Support
The firmer feel and zoned support means that back sleepers of all weights will feel like their hips are kept in the correct alignment and in good posture to guard against back pain.
Again, I would go for the thicker versions of this mattress if you are on the lighter side for better pressure relief.
Personally, I found that sleeping on my back was the most comfortable position in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress because I felt well supported and there was enough distribution of my bodyweight to avoid pressure points on my spine and shoulder blades.
Side Sleepers – Feels Firm But the Zoned Support Offers Some Pressure Relief
I personally think that lighter-weighted side sleepers under 130 lbs should exercise the most amount of caution when thinking about buying the 9-inch version of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress because the firm feel can create pressure on your shoulders.
However, for sleepers over 130 lbs, the zoned support may be enough to offset the firmer feel and provide enough pressure relief.
But if you’re concerned, then I would go for the 12-inch version of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress for more pressure relief.
Alternatively, the Puffy Lux Hybrid is an excellent alternative because it is softer and much more adaptive – click here to read my in-depth review.
Combo Sleepers – Easy to Switch Positions
The firmer feel, dominant spring profile, and the decision to put the polyfoam layer above the softer gel memory foam means that the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is highly responsive and is therefore very easy to move around in – even for heavier weighted sleepers over 200 lbs.
Edge Sleepers – Good Support Up to the Edge of the Mattress
The edge of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress offers good support up to the edge of the mattress that will suit you if you hug the edge of the bed as you sleep.
However, you should note that the zoned support means that the sections in line with your knees and shoulders will dip in more compared to the head, hip, and foot sections due to the differences in the coil gauges.
4: Body Type Suitability
In addition to your dominant sleeping position and body weight, your physical build will also have an impact on how the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress will feel.
Here’s a table summary and explanation to help you assess the relative comfort potential of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress:
|Slight build||Firmer – less pressure relief|
|Average build||Firm – fair pressure relief|
|Soft build||Less firm – more pressure relief|
|Athletic build||Firm – fair pressure relief|
Skinny Build – Firmest Feel
If your body fat is below 15%, then the 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress will likely feel very firm to you – especially in the side sleeping position – because your bones and joints will be in closer contact with the springs.
I recommend going for a softer mattress such as the Puffy Lux Hybrid if you are a side sleeper under 130 lbs with a body fat percentage under 15% for better pressure relief.
Average Build – Firm Feel
If you have a body fat percentage between 15% and 25%, then the 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress will likely not feel as firm if you had a lower body fat percentage, but it will still likely feel quite firm in most sleeping positions.
Soft Build – Softer Feel
If your body fat percentage is more than 25% then you will likely find that the 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress feels less firm to you in all sleeping positions.
Athletic Build – Firm Feel
If you have a lower body fat percentage but a higher amount of muscle, then the 9-inch Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress will feel firm to you in all sleeping positions.
Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress: Testing Results
I tested the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress by sleeping on it for 30 nights to allow the break-in period to pass so that I had a better understanding of how the mattress really feels.
The video above shows you some of the tests in real-time so that you can see what it’s like to sleep in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress.
Below I have summarized the results of my testing and experiments in terms of the key performance areas to give you a deeper insight into how this mattress performs relative to your most important preferences.
1: Very Good Adaptive Support in All Sleeping Positions
The zoned support is the stand out feature of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress because it allows for firmer support in areas that matter – like around the hips – to help maintain good posture, whilst the softer regions around the shoulders and hips allow for more ‘give’ to stop a build-up of pressure in your joints.
I tested the support by sleeping in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress in the front, back, and side sleeping positions for as long as I felt comfortable.
For me personally, I was able to sleep on my back for extended periods without feeling any discomfort.
I found the side sleeping position to be fairly comfortable as long as I was on the correct zoned support point.
I wasn’t able to maintain the stomach sleeping position for very long because I personally find this to be the most uncomfortable sleeping position in general due to my arthritic shoulders.
2: Good Edge Support
The excellent support of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress extends all the way up to the edge of the mattress – which I tested by lying on it and then sitting on it.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the zoned support means that it will feel firmer and softer at the different intervals along the perimeter of the mattress.
3: Fair Pressure Relief
I tested the pressure relief potential of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress by lying on it in the front, back, and side sleeping positions.
I personally think that the 9-inch version of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress offers a fair amount of pressure relief due to the inclusion of the polyfoam, memory foam, pocket coils, and zoned support layout.
However, this is undoubtedly a firm mattress that has a fair amount of pushback and a relatively thin comfort layer – where the springs account for almost 80% of the mattress profile.
This means that if pressure relief is very important to you – which it should be if you’re a lighter weighted side sleeper under 130 lbs – then you should opt for the 10 or 12-inch versions to avail of the benefits of the extra comfort layer depth.
Alternatively, the Puffy Lux Hybrid (click to see review) can offer outstanding pressure relief.
4: Highly Responsive and Easy to Move Around In
Because the springs dominate nearly 80% of the 9-inch mattress profile and the comfort layer consists mainly of fast response polyfoam, the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is both bouncy and responsive.
This means that you won’t sink too far into the materials – even at heavier body weights – and you’ll be able to switch positions in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress easily.
I personally found it very easy to turn over and I never felt like I was being swallowed up by the materials – which can happen when slow response foam dominates the upper comfort layers.
5: Reasonable Motion Isolation
When me and my partner slept in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress, I was able to feel my bed partner moving around somewhat, but it wasn’t excessive.
This is because I am a very sensitive sleeper that will wake up at the slightest disturbance.
By contrast, my bed partner said that she couldn’t feel me moving at all.
However, she can fall asleep in around 30 seconds and can sleep through just about anything!
So if motion isolation is an issue for you then I would go for the 10 or 12-inch versions of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress because there is more foam to help soften movements.
But if you want absolute zero motion isolation, then the Puffy Lux Hybrid is the best choice out of all of the mattresses that I’ve tested so far.
6: Fairly Quiet
Despite the dominant spring profile, the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is fairly quiet – meaning that when I moved around in it I couldn’t hear the springs pinging.
This is because the springs are individually encased to prevent the annoying sounds that you often experience when sleeping on a spring mattress with a connected coil core.
7: A Fair Choice for Couples
If you and your partner both enjoy sleeping on a firm mattress then the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is a fair choice because, despite the dominant spring profile, the mattress is fairly quiet and does a reasonable job of dampening cross mattress movements.
I would only caution against getting this mattress if one or both of you are very restless sleepers that are easily woken up.
8: Doesn’t Cause Overheating
It’s currently summer here and my bedroom is regularly hotter than 30 degrees Celsius at night.
I’m naturally a hot sleeper anyway and yet despite the current heat, I felt that the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress didn’t make me feel any warmer – likely due to the cooling cover and dominant spring profile that allows for better airflow and heat dissipation.
I say this in comparison to some mattresses that tend to retain body heat and cause overheating.
Also, if you are having trouble sleeping due to the heat, check out my article: 31 ways to get to sleep in a hot and stuffy bedroom.
9: Low Chance of Causing an Allergic Reaction
I have hayfever and a dust mite allergy – but these conditions were not triggered at all when I slept in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress.
The Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is also free from fiberglass – a material that is present in some cheaper mattresses and can escape and cause allergic reactions (learn more about fiberglass in mattresses here) – as confirmed by Avenco customer support in the image below:
10: May Help to Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain
I have back pain related to my shoulder arthritis and sporting injuries, yet I was able to sleep comfortably in the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress without any pain as long as I slept on my back.
This is likely due to the firmer feel of the mattress which helps to maintain good posture – which may benefit you if your back pain is related to having bad posture.
I also recommend that you have a look at my list of the best mattresses and adjustable beds for back pain here if you struggle badly with back pain.
11: Limited Off-Gassing
When I opened the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was hardly any chemical smell at all.
This lack of ‘off gassing’ is likely due to the fact that the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is mostly made out of springs, has relatively little foam, and the foams and fabrics are Certipur-us® and OEKO-TEX® certified respectively.
12: Limited Risk of Indentations and Sagging
Due to the firmer design, dominant spring profile, and zoned support, I would say that the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress has a low chance of sagging or showing body impressions prematurely.
13: Expected Lifespan of at Least 5 Years
I would estimate that you should get at least 5 years of use out of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress providing that you look after it and rotate it every 3 months to distribute the weight that it is exposed to.
14: Very Good Value for Money
With the 9-inch version of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress costing just $321 for a twin (without discounts), I would say that this is a very affordable mattress that also offers a high level of quality for the price.
Here is some of the key information regarding the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress:
Prices and Sizes
Here are the prices (without discounts) and the dimensions of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress:
|Size||Dimensions||Price (9″)||Price (10″)||Price (12″)|
|Twin||39″ x 75″||$321||$330||$330|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||$332||$423||$330|
|Full||54″ x 75″||$410||$385||$431|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||$465||$539||$497|
|King||76″ x 80″||$609||$665||$582|
|Cal King||73″ x 84″||$631||$665||$685|
100 Night Sleep Trial
The 100-night sleep trial allows you to return the mattress up to 100 nights after purchase if you aren’t happy with it – this means that you can buy with confidence.
The 10-year warranty covers you against manufacturing defects and faults.
Here is a comparison of how the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress stacks up against other mattresses that I’ve tested.
Avenco Zone Hybrid v Puffy Lux Hybrid
The Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is a total contrast to the Puffy Lux Hybrid – the Avenco is firm, bouncy, and responsive; whilst the Puffy is softer, has better pressure relief, and dampens motion isolation more effectively.
This means that you should consider the Puffy Lux Hybrid if you are a side sleeper, weigh less than 150 lbs, sleep as a compatible restless couple, and/or want a mattress with more pressure relief.
Conversely, the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is a better choice if you are a combination sleeper that needs to move around easily or just need a firmer mattress.
Avenco Zone Hybrid v DreamCloud Hybrid
The DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress that is essentially a more luxurious version of the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress – providing a deeper comfort layer with more memory foam and polyfoam for better pressure relief whilst still retaining a good level of bounce and responsiveness.
The DreamCloud is the better option in my opinion if you want more pressure relief, whilst the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress is the best choice if you want to save money because you are shopping on a budget.
Conclusion: A Well Priced Firm Mattress
If you are looking for a firm mattress that doesn’t break the bank then I highly recommend the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress because it’s well priced without sacrificing quality.
I personally think that front, back, and combination sleepers over 130 lbs will enjoy the Avenco Zone Hybrid Mattress the most, whilst lighter weighted side sleepers under 130 lbs should consider the Puffy Lux Hybrid instead.
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Dan is the founder and head content creator at Bedroom Style Reviews.
He has been working as a professional online product reviewer since 2015 and was inspired to start this website when he ended up sleeping on a memory foam mattress that was too soft and gave him backache.
Through in-depth research and analysis, Dan’s goal with this website is to help others avoid such pitfalls by creating the best online resource for helping you find your ideal mattress, bedding, and bedroom furniture.
Dan is a qualified NVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor with 6 years’ experience helping clients improve their health through diet, exercise, and proper sleep hygiene.
He also holds several college and university-level qualifications in health sciences, psychology, mathematics, art, and digital media creation – which helps him to publish well researched and informative product reviews as well as articles on sleep, health, wellbeing, and home decor.
Dan also has direct personal experience with insomnia, anxiety, misophonia (hypersensitivity to sounds), and pain from both acute and long-standing sporting injuries – he enjoys writing insightful articles around these subjects to help fellow sufferers of such conditions.
Learn more about Dan here.