Eco Terra Mattress Overview
The Eco Terra mattress is a latex hybrid and the only mattress sold by American manufacturer Eco Terra. The company was founded in 2016 with the goal of offering eco-friendly mattresses, which is reflected in Eco Terra’s use of natural and sustainable materials.
Beneath the mattress’s organic cotton cover is a fire-resistant layer of organic wool. A single, 3-inch layer of natural Talalay latex — sourced from sustainable rubber tree growers — acts as the comfort layer. This is followed by the mattress’s support core, which consists of pocketed recycled steel coils. Each mattress contains between 682 and 1,280 coils, which are zoned for targeted support.
Customers can choose between medium (5 out of 10) and medium-firm (6.5 out of 10) options when purchasing their mattress.
This review will guide you through everything you need to know before purchasing an Eco Terra, including how well it performed in our testing, how it’s constructed, and how it compares to similar mattresses.
Table of Contents
Meet Our Testing Team
- Budget-conscious shoppers. With a lower price-point than competing eco-friendly models, the Eco Terra is one of the most affordable latex hybrids. Despite its budget pricing, it nevertheless offers high-quality construction and earned positive ratings from our testers.
- Lightweight back and side sleepers. Because the Eco Terra has two firmness options, it is able to appeal to a wider range of sleepers. Our testers under 130 pounds found that the medium option supported them well, offering them a comfortable sleep with minimal stiffness the next day.
- Side-sleepers over 230 pounds. Our heavier testers, particularly side sleepers, preferred the medium-firm option. They reported that the firmer latex prevented most pressure points from forming while still allowing for proper spinal alignment.
Not Recommended for...
- Anyone who needs deep pressure relief. Although Talalay latex is softer and more conforming than Dunlop, the Eco Terra still does not provide the close conforming of memory foam or some polyfoams. While the medium option is softer, those looking for advanced pressure relief may prefer a different type of mattress.
- Stomach sleepers above 230 pounds. People who sleep on their stomach have specific firmness needs, as mattresses which are too soft or firm can lead to shoulder, back, and hip pain. Despite its two firmness options, the Eco Terra does not offer good support for heavier stomach sleepers.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Eco Terra mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
Aside from its below-average motion isolation, the Eco Terra performed very well in our testing and earned respectable ratings across the board. You can find out more about these ratings — and how we came to our conclusions — by reading below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Eco Terra mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
How Is the Eco Terra Mattress Constructed?
The Eco Terra’s integrated cover is made from ethically sourced, GOTS certified, 100 percent organic cotton and is lightly tufted with round, upholstered buttons. Beneath this, there is a second layer of GOTS certified 100 percent organic wool.
Since wool is a natural flame retardant, this layer allows Eco Terra to avoid the need for chemical fire preventatives, with the added benefit of the temperature regulating and mildew fighting properties of wool. However, as the company does not offer a wool-free option, the mattress is unsuitable for those who avoid the use of animal products.
Made from 3 inches of natural Talalay latex, the Eco Terra’s comfort layer allows for a resilient cradling effect that offers some pressure relief without the contouring associated with memory foam. The latex is from sustainable rubber trees and is also OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified to be free from harmful substances.
Talalay latex tends to be fluffier than Dunlop latex, giving it a slightly softer feel, less density, and less heat retention. The firmness level of latex is measured using indentation load deflection (ILD), and the ILD of the Eco Terra’s latex differs depending on the mattress’s chosen firmness level.
The medium option has an ILD of 24-26, giving it a more contouring feel which is softer to the touch, while the medium-firm has an ILD of 29-31, which offers moderate conforming and little sinking.
Depending on its size, an Eco Terra mattress’s 8-inch support core consists of 682 to 1,280 pocketed Quantum coils. Made from recycled steel and individually encased, these coils are zoned to provide optimal support for sleepers. Two wire gauges (a narrower 16 gauge for edge support and a 15 gauge for center support) ensures that each coil offers just the right amount of give.
Coils offer better temperature neutrality than foam support cores due to improved airflow and minimal heat retention. Additionally, pocketed coils tend to be more responsive and supportive than traditional innersprings, since they can move individually beneath a sleeper’s body without compressing neighboring coils.
At 11 inches tall, the Eco Terra has an average height for a latex hybrid mattress. Neither too tall, nor too short, it should be a suitable height for most sleepers and will fit most sheets.
Though there is only 3 inches of comfort foam separating the sleeper from the support core, the latex’s natural resilience (and increased density) means heavier sleepers shouldn’t be concerned about sinking through and engaging with the coils beneath.
|Product Name||Firmness Options||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Eco Terra Mattress||5 (Medium)||11″||Pocketed Coils
Coil Count: 682 to 1,280
|3″ Natural Talalay Latex (24-26 ILD)||Organic Cotton|
|6.5 (Medium Firm||3″ Natural Talalay Latex (29-31 ILD)|
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Eco Terra has two firmness options: a 5 out of 10 medium, and a 6.5 out of 10 medium-firm.
The medium option, with its lower-ILD latex, has a softer feel than the medium-firm and offers better contouring and slightly more of a sinking feeling. Though preferences vary, lighter people tend to prefer softer mattresses, while heavier sleepers are more likely to enjoy a firmer option.
Regardless of its firmness level, the Eco Terra tends to have a bouncy, resilient feel. Our testing team found that the use of Talalay latex provides a sleep surface that cradles the body without significant contouring, even for the medium firmness option. Testers reported feeling as though they were sleeping ‘on’, rather than ‘in’, their mattress, which is characteristic of latex hybrids.
Although the Eco Terra features zoned coils, our testers found that the difference between the gauges was subtle enough not to be felt while in bed.
Next, let’s take a closer look at our performance ratings for the Eco Terra mattress. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with verified customer and owner experiences.
Since the Eco Terra only launched within the past few years, we’ve based our durability rating on what we know about its construction and the materials used.
Latex hybrids like the Eco Terra are known to be highly durable, combining the hardiness of natural latex with the long-lasting strength of pocketed coils. Since they are separated and only one size all the way through their length, pocketed coils are more durable than traditional innerspring constructions that use continuous or bonnell coils.
Given its exceptionally solid construction for its price-point, we’ve awarded the Eco Terra a ‘very good’ rating in this category. With normal use, we estimate it to have a lifespan of seven to eight years.
Tuck’s testing team only awarded the Eco Terra a ‘fair’ grade for its motion isolation, making this its weakest category. Our testers who sleep with a partner experienced significant movement transfer when their partner shifted positions in bed, although most said that this would not wake them at night.
The motion isolation was slightly better when their partner got out of bed, due to the Eco Terra’s edge support, but this too caused disturbances.
Although hybrids often have worse motion isolation than all-foam beds, the Eco Terra performed worse in this category than its hybrid competitors. Many people will find that it does not bother them, but exceptionally light sleepers may want to consider a different mattress.
Once unboxed, the Eco Terra had a slightly sweet odor due to the presence of relatively harmless off-gassing. However, our testers confirmed that the smell faded quickly within the first 12 hours, with only a slight lingering scent that disappeared within 24 hours.
Most latex hybrids like the Eco Terra experience significantly less off-gassing than mattresses with synthetic foams, allowing customers to sleep peacefully on their new bed soon after unboxing.
During our testing process, both our sleep testers and our in-house pressure mapping found that, while the Eco Terra performed reasonably well in this category, sleepers who require more advanced pressure relief may want to consider another mattress.
Testers reported that both the medium and medium-firm options provided a reflexive, supportive cradle that minimized pressure points, although the medium firmness level had a softer, more contouring feel. However, the balance between pressure relief and support was not always ideal.
Light and average-weight side sleepers found both mattress options too firm, while heavier stomach sleepers lacked support from the medium version and experienced pressure points and poor spinal alignment with the medium-firm option.
Latex hybrid mattresses often have very good temperature neutrality, and our testing showed that the Eco Terra performed exceptionally well in this category, even outperforming some of its more expensive competitors.
Testers who tend to sleep warm reported that they remained at a consistent, comfortable temperature throughout the night, while cooler-sleeping testers also found that they were also able to stay comfortable.
These superb ratings are likely due to the Eco Terra’s construction. Talalay latex is very temperature-neutral, even more so than Dunlop latex. What heat it does retain is quickly neutralized by good airflow through the pocketed coils, which also prevents feelings of clamminess.
Our testers were impressed by the Eco Terra’s edge support, which is slightly above average even for a pocketed coil hybrid. Sitting on the side of the bed caused it to dip, regardless of the sitter’s weight, though not as significantly as with an all-foam model.
However, our testers felt very well-supported when sleeping near the edges of the sleep surface. This was particularly true if they angled their lower bodies closer to the center of the bed, due to the Eco Terra’s coil zoning. Still, even when they were entirely on the perimeter of the mattress, there was no feeling of potential roll-off.
The Eco Terra had average noise levels for a latex hybrid during our testing. Although the latex comfort layer was silent, testers reported hearing the pocketed coils creak gently while climbing onto the bed. Squeaking was less noticeable when changing position, though some could be heard in a totally silent room. While not enough to bother most people, this noise level will likely increase slightly over time as the coils age.
Both its springy Talalay latex and its responsive pocketed coils served the Eco Terra well in this category. Latex offers a bounciness that is missing from less resilient foams, and the Talalay variety’s softer feel provides good traction.
These features are the biggest reason why we awarded the Eco Terra a ‘very good’ score in this category, though it is also helped by its above-average edge support. This last quality is particularly helpful for couples, as it allows them to use the full sleep surface rather than being confined to the bed’s center.
Next, we’ll take a closer look at how the Eco Terra performs for sleepers in different weight categories and with different sleep position preferences.
Since mattress suitability can vary widely depending on sleep style and body shape, we make sure to test all mattresses using a diverse range of sleep testers. By doing so, we’re able to avoid subjectivity and ensure our readers can choose the best bed for their needs.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Overall, our lightweight sleep testers appreciated the Eco Terra’s resilient support, particularly the slightly softer feel of the medium option. This is to be expected, as most people at this weight prefer softer mattresses. The mattress was most suitable for stomach and back sleepers, offering them excellent spinal alignment throughout the night with minimal next-day stiffness.
However, side-sleeping testers in this category found that they developed minor pressure points at their shoulders and hips, even at the lower firmness level. Talalay latex is more contouring than Dunlop, but our lightweight side-sleepers felt as though they were resting on specific points rather than being supported throughout their body.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
The Eco Terra was most appealing to our average-weight back sleepers. The latex comfort layer provided gentle support against their curves for better spinal alignment, while the zoned coils prevented their hips from sinking too far into the bed. While this was also true for stomach sleepers, our testers did report some shoulder and upper back discomfort in this position.
Average-weight side sleepers shared similar experiences as their lighter peers. The medium firmness option caused fewer pressure points than the medium-firm, but both versions lacked the contouring required for ideal support. Firmness preferences vary, but those on the lighter end of this category tended to prefer the medium, while those closer to 230 pounds preferred the medium-firm.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Unlike the previous two categories, heavier side sleepers are likely to enjoy the Eco Terra. Higher weights compress latex more, making the same firmness level — medium-firm, for most of our heavier testers — feel subjectively softer. This difference allowed our side sleepers in this category to receive the right amount of support, particularly at their waist and hips, without developing pressure points.
Back sleepers above 230 pounds experienced some next-day stiffness, due to the lack of pressure-relieving support at the small of their back, but otherwise found that the Eco Terra offered a good sleep. Stomach sleepers in this category found the Eco Terra the least suitable of any of our testers, with both firmness levels falling short of adequate pressure relief and hip support.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $649
- Twin XL $699
- Full $899
- Queen $999
- King $1,199
- Cal King $1,199
Eco Terra Coupons and Promos
How Does the Eco Terra Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
Our testing process allows us to find the similarities and differences among competing mattresses. In this part of the review, we’ll compare the Eco Terra against other popular beds to help Tuck readers decide which mattress suits them best.
Eco Terra vs. Brooklyn Bedding Bloom
Brooklyn Bedding offers six hybrid mattresses, but the eco-friendly Brooklyn Bedding Bloom is their only latex hybrid. The Bloom is an inch higher than the Eco Terra, due to the presence of a 1-inch layer of high-density polyfoam at the base of its support core.
Other than this layer, the two mattresses share similar construction, with an organic wool-cotton blend cover, 3 inches of natural Talalay latex for a comfort layer, and 8 inches of pocketed steel coils.
Although the Eco Terra is only available in medium and medium-firm, the Bloom offers three firmness options: soft (3.5 out of 10), medium-firm (6), and firm (7.5). This range is part of why the Bloom fared exceptionally well among all of our testers, with high ratings regardless of weight or position preference.
However, as the Bloom has a significantly higher price-point than the Eco Terra, it is also less attractive for budget-minded shoppers.
Eco Terra vs. Saatva HD
Unlike the Eco Terra, the Saatva HD is a luxury innerspring mattress with latex, memory foam, and polyfoam comfort layering. The integrated organic cotton cover is padded with 2 inches of polyfoam and uses thistle fibers instead of wool as a natural fire barrier, making it vegan-friendly.
Beneath this is 1.5 inches of natural Talalay latex, which has been zoned to offer improved support in areas where people tend to carry more weight. Medium-density memory foam and polyfoam round out the comfort layering, followed by 6 inches of offset coils and a 2-inch base of high-density polyfoam.
As the Saatva HD is intended primarily for heavier sleepers, it is only available as a 7 out of 10, firm-feeling mattress. Because of this, it is most suitable for sleepers over 230 pounds, particularly side and back sleepers, though heavier stomach sleepers and average-weight side and back sleepers may also enjoy it.
Eco Terra vs. Avocado Green
Both the Eco Terra and the Avocado Green are latex hybrids made using natural, sustainable materials. The Avocado Green, though it also comes at a higher price-point, offers organic latex from co-owned farmers’ collectives, as well as a vegan option without any wool.
Outside of these details, the two mattresses differ in other ways. The Avocado Green is available with or without an add-on pillow-top, making it either medium-firm (6.5) or firm (7). Its comfort layering features wool and 2 inches of Dunlop latex, which has a bouncier, firmer feel overall than the Eco Terra’s Talalay latex.
Finally, it has an 8-inch pocketed coil support core which has been zoned for support and is topped with 1 inch of high-ILD latex.
While its firmness levels favor heavier sleepers, the Avocado Green also received high scores from our lightweight and average-weight testers. It offers a more ‘floating’ feel even than the Eco Terra, due to the less-conforming Dunlop latex, but slightly worse pressure relief.
Eco Terra vs. Awara
The Awara is a latex hybrid featuring an organic wool-cotton blend cover, 4 inches of 100 percent GOTS-certified organic Dunlop latex, and 9 inches of pocketed coils which have been zoned for improved support in areas where people tend to carry more weight.
Thicker than the Eco Terra and similarly priced, the Awara has a firmer, bouncier feel due to its use of Dunlop latex. This quality, along with a medium-firm feel of 6 out of 10, makes the Awara appealing to heavier sleepers. Back and stomach sleeping testers in these categories were particularly impressed, though the Awara was also suitable for other position preferences and weights.
However, the reduced pressure relief of Dunlop did cause concern for lighter side sleepers, with our lightweight testers reporting the development of pressure points and next-day stiffness.
Eco Terra Mattress
Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid
|SLEEP TRIAL||90 nights||100 nights||120 nights||365 nights||365 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||15 year||10 Year, Limited||20 Year, Limited||25 Year, Limited||Lifetime|
Eco Terra Mattress FAQ
Sleep Trial 90 nights
Shipping Free to contiguous U.S.
Warranty 15 years, nonprorated
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy Eco Terra Mattresses?
Eco Terra mattresses are available only online, through the Eco Terra website.
Where Do They Ship?
The contiguous U.S. only.
White Glove Delivery?
Yes, for a flat fee of $299.
Old Mattress Removal?
Old mattress removal is not available with any mattress orders.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for Eco Terra is as follows:
- In addition to free standard delivery, customers may select White Glove delivery for a flat fee of $299. This service includes in-home mattress assembly.
- Expedited shipping is available for an extra fee, as well.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Trial Period and Guarantee
Eco Terra offers a 90-night sleep trial for all mattress owners.
- This sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period. Customers are not able to return the mattress for a full refund until they have tested it out for at least 30 nights. However, they may return the mattress early and pay a $99 convenience charge.
- Customers who wish to return their Eco Terra mattress must re-box the bed and arrange for curbside pickup. Eco Terra will issue a full product refund once the mattress has been received.
- The sleep trial begins on the date of purchase.
Eco Terra offers a 15-year warranty:
- This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
- Warranty coverage begins on the date of purchase. Eco Terra will, at its sole option, repair or replace mattresses that are deemed defective for as long as the warranty is valid.
- Mattress owners are responsible for inspection and removal costs, but Eco Terra covers all shipping charges for repairing or replacing defective beds.
- The warranty will cover the following defects:
- Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
- The warranty will not cover the following:
- Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
- Burns, cuts, stains, and other types of physical damage resulting from misuse
- This warranty is exclusively available to original mattress owners who purchase their bed from Eco Terra or an authorized retailer. Those who do buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not be eligible for warranty coverage.
7 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Eco Terra, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Eco Terra launched in 2016.
Eco Terra has earned an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.
Eco Terra does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
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