Simba has a lot of experience in the field of mattresses. Starting in 1979, the UK-based company supplied material to traditional mattress manufacturers in over 35 different countries. Ten years later, Simba decided to produce mattresses of its own. Using data from the Sleep To Live Institute (which profiles more than 10 million people!) they developed up to 70 different prototypes before arriving at what they consider to be the perfect mattress. Let’s see shall we!
Whilst there certainly isn’t a lack of healthy competition from the bed-in-a-box brands, the launch of Simba’s new-generation Hybrid mattress makes it a serious contender. Combining memory foam and pocket springs, Simba has put a lot of thought into the new design, with an all round edge support designed to prop up even the wildest of sleepers. Fun fact before we start our Simba mattress review: in Swahili, Simba means ‘King of Sleep’.
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Composition of the Simba Mattress
SimbaPura is a cover made of 100% polyester, it is hypoallergenic and has ventilating and temperature-regulating properties – a crucial cooling feature.
Simbatex® is a 4cm layer of synthetic latex. It consists of a mix of sustainable natural resources such as soybean oil and refreshing natural balms. The material is soft, comfortable and aides increased airflow, to create a cooling effect during the night. The latex is synthetic, so no problem for those with allergies.
Supportive Pocket Springs
This third layer is made up of 2,500 (in the King Size mattress) tightly-packed micro pocket springs. The conical shape allows each spring to move individually in response to movement, ensuring the sleeper is well supported whatever their position and won’t be disturbed by their partners movements on the other side of the bed. It does not matter if you sleep on your back, side or stomach; the Simba mattress is suitable for everyone.
This visco-elastic memory foam layer is 3 cm thick and has a density of 50 kg/m3. Often used in other mattresses, this layer shapes around the contours of your body, distributing your weight evenly over the contact surface and helping to alleviate pressure points.
As the largest part of the mattress at 15.5cm, this durable foam layer offers strength and stability to the bed as a whole. The castellations – or grooves – in this zoned base provide flexibility and allow air to escape, keeping the mattress cool at night (a problem that can often be found in mattresses made solely from memory foam).
A new addition and a great one! This high density foam border incases the 5 layers and strengthens the edges of the mattress, so even if you end up right on the edge of the bed, you will still be fully supported. A lovely feature that nudges the Simba mattress ahead of its competitors.
Firmness and feel
Sizes and pricing
Simba is slightly more expensive than its competitors in the bed-in-a-box market, however they offer a wider range of sizes, and the quality makes up for the price. Overall it’s still cheaper than many mattresses found through more traditional outlets. Here you can find an overview of the prices of the most popular sizes:
|Single||W90 L190 cm||£449|
|Double||W135 L190 cm||£649|
|King Size||W150 L200 cm||£749|
|Super King Size||W180 L200 cm||£849|
Customer Buying Experience
Simba regularly offers discounts with which you can further reduce costs. The most recent discount codes for Simba can be found on the mattress deals section. You can use the discount codes at the checkout once you have clicked “Add to Cart”.
Delivery of your Simba mattress
With bed-in-a-box mattresses one of the crucial elements is of course, the box! The Simba mattress is packaged in a box to reduce transport costs, reduce the carbon footprint during delivery and make transportation easier for the person who has to move it. The box in which Simba is delivered is relatively small (50x50x105cm), making it easy to fit in an average city car.
Unboxing your Simba Mattress
Simba's 10-year Warranty and 100 Day Trial
As a substitute to not being able to test the mattress in a shop, Simba also offers a 100 days free trial. The probationary period starts on the day of delivery – you can unpack it completely and use it as normal before changing your mind. It is recommended to try out your mattress for a minimum of 30 days, as it can sometimes take a while before you are used to a new mattress.
If you are not completely satisfied, the return delivery is free and the Simba customer services are very user friendly. However with 95% of Simba customers keeping their mattress, there is a good chance that you will keep yours too! Take a look at the Simba website for recent customer reviews.
Why Should You Buy a Simba Mattress?
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GUARANTEED GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP?
Then this is the one for you. The bed is comfortable, firm, responsive and cooling. For a hybrid mattress it’s one of the best you can get and the customer reviews are unanimously positive!
DO YOU WANT A MATTRESS WITH MORE THAN JUST FOAM?
The harmonious partnership of memory foam and pocket spring is the perfect combination for a good night’s sleep. The Simba mattress is not too hard, not too soft – it’s just right! It works especially well for back and side sleepers and the well-thought through design alleviates pressure points and provides support from edge to edge.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MATTRESS THAT ADAPTS PERFECTLY TO YOUR BODY?
The reactivity of Simba is one of the best – it shapes perfectly around your body however you won’t be left sinking into the mattress each time you move. It’s made from excellent quality material and is breathable enough to keep the night sweats at bay.