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Simba Hybrid Mattress Review - Hands on Review

Simba Hybrid Mattress

Our rating

4.5 / 5

Key features

  • Hybrid mattress
  • Medium-firm
  • UK made

Great for

  • Back sleepers
  • Warmer sleepers
  • UK shoppers
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Introduction

The Simba mattress has an innovative design that combines a small layer of micro-coils surrounded by three foam layers, providing a unique sleep experience. It scores highly across the majority of testing factors, and regularly receives 5-star feedback online. It is able to provide a comfortable sleep experience for most sleepers including those who share the bed with a partner. 

Thanks to its design, it works well for back, side, and stomach sleepers, as well as you combination sleepers who just can’t keep still. The Simba mattress was designed in the UK, and all their products are still manufactured there – which means you’ll be getting exceptional quality with every purchase.

In a nutshell

What you need to look out for

Choosing just one highlight for the Simba mattress is a difficult task. It scores exceptionally well across the board and is actually one of the top-rated mattresses here. It manages to keep your body cool while you sleep, provides advanced edge support, and works for all sleep styles. 

All of this, and it doesn’t come with a large price tag, which means that, regardless of budget, everyone can enjoy this superior mattress. 

Our ratings

4.7 / 5

Comfort

4.4 / 5

Pain relief

4.4 / 5

Edge support

4.6 / 5

Quality & durability

4.8 / 5

Back sleepers

3.8 / 5

Stomach sleepers

4.5 / 5

Side sleepers

4.4 / 5

Warranty and customer support

4.5 / 5

Value for money

In summary

The Simba mattress scored incredibly well across the board with our testing team who all gave it positive scores for comfort, pain relief, quality, and sleeping positions. Back sleeping scored particularly high, which is why we recommend it for those who prefer that as a sleep position.It didn’t score as highly when it came to edge support, which is quite common among foam-based mattresses. This means you will probably have to opt for the size above what you would normally buy to make sure you feel supported while you sleep.

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

Hands on review

What's it made from

The Simba mattress is technically a hybrid that combines three foam layers with a layer of micro coils.

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Top Layer

Cooling comfort layer: On the top of the mattress is a layer of their own Simbatex foam which has been designed to allow for greater breathability and airflow while you sleep, helping to keep your temperature regulated.

2nd Layer

Supportive pocket springs: Below this is a thin layer of springs that help to reduce motion transfer and offer more personalized support to your mattress.

3rd Layer

Responsive memory foam: Next is a layer of memory foam that molds closely to your body to provide that luxurious memory foam feel.

4th Layer

Zoned base: Finally, the durable foam base provides zoned support to make sure that whatever position you sleep in, you’ll feel supported and secure.

Mattress Cover

The cover on the Simba mattress is soft and durable and can be easily removed and machine washed to ensure it stays in perfect condition for as long as possible.

Comfort & firmness

The Simba mattress comes in at a medium-firm on the scale meaning it works well for most sleep styles. The memory foam layer in the center of the mattress ensures that it closely conforms to your body without feeling like you’d be stuck in one place. The mixture of springs and foam make this mattress a great option for couples who share the bed as you’re able to move around with minimal disturbance to your partner.

Pain relief and support

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Thanks to the zoned support system in the base layer, the Simba mattress is able to provide effective pain relief and support to multiple sleep positions. The zoned support means that your spine will stay in alignment throughout the night, ensuring you don’t wake up with unnecessary back or joint pain.

Sleeping position ratings

The Simba mattress comes in at a medium-firm on the scale meaning it works well for most sleep styles. The memory foam layer in the center of the mattress ensures that it closely conforms to your body without feeling like you’d be stuck in one place. The mixture of springs and foam make this mattress a great option for couples who share the bed as you’re able to move around with minimal disturbance to your partner.

Side-sleepers

Side sleepers

Side sleepers will feel consistently supported on this mattress thanks to the effect of the zoned support layer on the base of the mattress. This layer helps to make sure that your hips sink lower than your shoulders do so that you stay aligned and supported throughout the night.

Side sleepers rating

4.5 / 5
Simba Hybrid Mattress

Simba Hybrid Mattress Review

  • Back sleepers
  • Warmer sleepers
  • UK shoppers

Our rating

4.5 / 5

Sinkage and edge support

The Simba mattress provides the kind of sinkage and conforming that most shoppers look for when choosing a memory foam mattress, without having you feel as though you’re being swallowed by the mattress itself.

Simba has also incorporated their own Edge Lift technology to ensure that their edge support is on point. This means that no matter where you lie on the mattress, you’re going to feel supported and secure – no fear of rolling off the side of the bed here.

Heat retention

Thanks to the mixture of a layer springs combined with the breathable foam layers on top, the Simba mattress blows the competition out of the water when it comes to minimizing heat retention. This is one of the biggest selling points of hybrid mattresses in general, but Simba does this better than many other similar brands.

Unboxing

The mattress comes delivered in a box right to your door and is easy to move to your chosen bedroom. It takes just a few minutes to get it out of the box, and a further few hours for it to fully expand and be ready to use. 

Our testing found that there was a small amount of off-gassing present when we opened up the Simba mattress, but this soon dissipated with an open window and a short wait.

Intimacy

The Simba mattress is highly responsive which is perfect for couples. The layer of springs help to stop you feeling too restricted, and it makes hardly any noise when moving around on top of it. This makes it an excellent choice for couples to enjoy intimate moments together.

Bed frame compatibility

Simba has made a mattress that is compatible with all standard UK and EU bed frames, but if you are using a slatted frame, it is important to make sure that the slats aren’t too far apart to make sure it can handle the heavier weight of the foam.

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Divan Bed

Box-Spring

Box Spring

Adjustable-Bed

Adjustable Beds

Traditional-Frame

Traditional Frame

Platform

Platform

Simba Hybrid Mattress

Simba Hybrid Mattress Review

  • Back sleepers
  • Warmer sleepers
  • UK shoppers

Our rating

4.5 / 5

Warranties & guarantees

Simba offers free delivery and returns as standard as well as an optional mattress removal service. The Simba mattress comes with the following as standard:

Trial-period

Trial Period

10-year warranty

Warranty

100-night trial
Money-Back

Money Back

Money back guarantee

Is this mattress right for you?

The Simba mattress is probably a great choice for the majority of sleepers out there. It offers support and comfort for all sleep styles while maintaining minimal motion transference making it the perfect choice for couples and solo sleepers alike.

If you prefer a more traditional memory foam feel to your mattress, then this might not be your number one choice as the inclusion of the micro-coil layer combats this effect somewhat. You’ll still feel sinkage in the mattress, but it’s less conforming than some other similar brands.

In conclusion

In conclusion, we were all pleasantly surprised by how much we loved the Simba mattress. For our UK and European visitors, you’d be hard pressed to find another brand on the market that scores as highly in as many areas as this one does.

Overall rating

4.5 / 5