Simba Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

The Simba Hybrid Mattress is a five-layer bed built onto a profile measuring 25 centimeters (or 9.75 inches) thick. Its components include comfort layers of memory foam and synthetic latex, along with a 2-inch pocketed microcoil layer and a 6-inch base made from high-density polyfoam. The Simba Hybrid Mattress has a stretch polyester cover, as well.

Like many competing hybrids, the Simba offers a balanced sleep experience for most owners. It is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale, making it most suitable for sleepers in the average weight (130 to 230 pounds) and above-average weight (more than 230 pounds) categories. The mattress also isolates motion effectively and produces little noise, also making it a good option for couples. The Simba Hybrid is available in 12 different sizes to accommodate a wide range of customers.

Please note that the mattress is not considered a true hybrid by Tuck standards; a true hybrid has full-size pocketed coils, whereas the Simba Hybrid Mattress has microcoils measuring roughly 2 centimeters (or 0.75 inches) high.

For U.S. and Canadian readers: please note that the Simba Hybrid is manufactured in the United Kingdom and Poland, and at this time is exclusively available for delivery to customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Read on to learn more about the Simba Hybrid Mattress. Below you’ll find information about sizes, pricing, firmness, and mattress construction, as well as performance ratings and information about Simba’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.

Pros
  • Exceptionally supportive, particularly around the edges
  • Great motion isolation and minimal noise
  • Below-average price-point
  • Free shipping to all customers in countries where the mattress is delivered
Cons
  • One firmness/thickness option
  • 30-night break-in period required with sleep trial

Ratings and Recommendations

Hybrid
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Hot Sleepers
Back
Full sleep ratings
CATEGORY RATING WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
Durability GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Simba Hybrid is crafted from durable materials and has an expected lifespan of roughly seven years, which is on par with the average hybrid model.

Motion Isolation GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:With a 3" comfort system that includes layers of memory foam and synthetic latex, the Simba Hybrid absorbs and minimizes motion transfer quite effectively.

Off-gassing GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Off-gassing potential is fairly low for the Simba Hybrid, as is usually the case for hybrid mattresses.

Conforming GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Simba Hybrid is 'Medium Firm' and conforms to some extent, though not as much as hybrids with softer comfort layers.

Sex VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Simba Hybrid is fairly responsive and should be suitable for most couples.

Temperature Neutrality VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Good airflow through the coil and base layers helps cool down the mattress, creating a temperature-neutral sleep surface that will be comfortable for most sleepers.

Edge Support VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Edge support is a key strength of the Simba Hybrid, which is reinforced by a thick, high-density foam base.

Noise GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Simba Hybrid may squeak and creak from time to time, but noise potential is fairly low due to its thick comfort system.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Simba Hybrid Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Simba Hybrid Mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

The Simba Hybrid Mattress has earned the highest customer satisfaction ratings from back sleepers and those who weigh at least 130 pounds. This is largely due to its ‘Medium Firm,’ surface, which may be too firm for side sleepers or those weighing less than 130 pounds – though satisfaction ratings in these groups are still relatively positive. The Simba Hybrid Mattress measures roughly 9.75 inches thick, which is about average for hybrid models.

Summary of sleeper ratings (weight, position, profile)

Our testing process found Simba Hybrid Mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You are on a budget and looking for a relatively inexpensive bed
  • You tend to sleep hot, as the hybrid sleeps cool and comfortable for most
  • You want a mattress that conforms to some extent, but not too closely
  • You share your bed with someone else

What You Need to Know About Simba Hybrid Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

The Simba Hybrid Mattress is ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. Because it is manufactured and exclusively sold in Europe, all product specifications are displayed using metric measurements. The table below includes metric composition specs (in cm) with conversions (in “), as well as firmness and thickness information.

Product Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Simba Hybrid Mattress 6.5 (Medium Firm) 25 cm (9.75″) 2 cm (.75″) Pocketed Microcoils
15.5 cm (6″) HD Polyfoam
1.5″ Synthetic Latex
1.5″ Memory Foam
Stretch Polyester

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sizing and Pricing

The next table displays measurements and current prices for all 12 sizes of the Simba Hybrid Mattress. The sizes are divided into two categories, UK and Euro. Please note that prices are displayed in pounds sterling, not dollars; Simba does not ship mattresses to any countries that use the U.S. dollar as primary currency.

Size Category Mattress Size Dimensions (cm) Dimensions (“) Thickness Price
UK Small Single 75W x 200L 29.5W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £379
Single 90W x 190L 35.5W x 74.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £399
Small Double 120W x 190L 47.25W x 74.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £599
Double 135W x 190L 53W x 74.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £599
King 150W x 200L 59W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £699
Super King 180W x 200L 71W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £799
Emperor 200W x 200L 78.75L x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £899
Euro EU Small Single 80W x 200L 31.5W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £399
EU Single 90W x 200L 35.5W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £449
EU Double 140W x 190L 55W x 74.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £649
EU Double L 140W x 200L 55W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £649
EU Queen 160W x 200L 63W x 78.75L 25 cm (9.75″) £749

Availability: The Simba Hybrid Mattress is available on the Simba website, as well as Amazon UK. The mattress is also sold through John Lewis, a brick-and-mortar furniture retailer based in London, as well as other brick-and-mortar locations in the United Kingdom. The Simba Hybrid Mattress may be shipped throughout the United Kingdom, as well as to Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands; deliveries outside these locations are not available at this time.

Simba Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 100 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Trial period and full warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Simba offers a 100-night sleep trial for all mattress owners.

  1. This sleep trial includes a 30-night break-in period. Customers will not qualify for a full refund when they return their mattress unless they have slept on it for at least 30 nights.
  2. The sleep trial begins on the delivery date.
  3. Full refunds are issued for all returns; Simba will coordinate the mattress pickup at the customer’s residence. This service is available for all customers, regardless of their country of residence.
  4. Refunds are usually processed within three to five business days.
  5. All returned mattresses are either recycled or donated to charity.

Warranty

Simba offers a 10-year limited warranty on all mattresses.

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated. Simba will cover all replacement costs for defective mattresses for as long as the warranty is valid.
  2. As part of the warranty, Simba asks owners to rotate the mattress once per month during the first three months, and then every three to six months after that. Rotating the mattress will help preserve the bed from wear and tear.
  3. Simba products that have been discontinued are still covered under their full original warranty.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Physical flaws in the mattress, including defects related to the cover
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Wear and tear that occurs while the mattress is being moved or rotated.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Compressed, wrapped in plastic, and shipped in a box
Where do they ship? Anywhere in the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands
Full shipping details

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Simba is as follows:

  1. Standard deliveries are coordinated through the UPS; these orders are free of charge to all customers. Standard delivery is offered Monday to Friday. Most customers receive their mattress in one to three business days after placing their order.
  2. In addition to free standard delivery, Simba offers two other options. Express delivery is also free of charge, and offered Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm; this option is coordinated through DLD Local. Two-day premium delivery, Simba’s White Glove option, includes in-home mattress delivery and old mattress disposal upon request. Premium delivery costs £20 for no old mattress removal, or £40 with old mattress removal.
  3. Standard and express deliveries do not require residents to be at home and sign for their package when their mattress arrives.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available with premium deliveries; this service costs £20 on top of the £20 base rate for premium delivery, bringing the total to £40. Old mattress removal is not available with standard or express deliveries.

Company Information

Customer Service

7 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Simba, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Company History

Simba was established in 2015.

Physical Stores

Simba does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations, but the mattress is sold in John Lewis furniture stores and other physical locations throughout the United Kingdom.

Contact Simba

Online Form | 020-3750-6500 | SimbaSleep.com

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How Does Simba Compare to Other Beds?

As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how Simba mattresses stack up to other beds.

The Simba Hybrid Mattress is a ‘Medium Firm’ mattress measuring 9.75 inches thick. It offers great support and comfort for back sleepers, as well as those who weigh at least 130 pounds. The mattress is also suitable for hot sleepers, due to good airflow throughout the support core layers that keeps the bed feeling cool and comfortable. And thanks to its good motion isolation and low noise potential, the Simba Hybrid Mattress is a great choice for couples. At this time, the mattress is only sold and shipped to customers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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PRICE RANGE $1,499.00$1,199$1,475$1,299
COMFORT LAYER 1/2" Gel-infused Memory Foam
1 3/4" Quilted Memory Foam
1/2" Natural Latex
1/4" Standard Memory Foam
1 1/2" 4 PCF Gel Memory Foam
1 1/2" 1.5 PCF Quilted Polyfoam
1 1/2" 3.5 PCF Copper-infused Polyfoam
1" 3 PCF Polyfoam
1.5" 3.75PCF Aveena
1.5" 4.0lb Memory Foam
1" 2PCF Foam
1" 1.5 PCF Polyfoam (17 ILD)
1" 1.5 PCF Gel Polyfoam (17 ILD)
2 1/2" Foam-encased Pocketed Microcoils
FIRMNESS OPTION NPlush, Medium, Luxury FirmNY
AVAILABILITY Onlineonline, in-storeonlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 365 nightsLifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)100 night120 night
WARRANTY LENGTH LifetimeLifetime10 Year, LimitedLifetime
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