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simba hybrid mattress review

Simba Mattress Review

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Below you will find our full and in-depth Simba mattress review. Simba has brought out a mattress that harnesses the comfort of foam and the dynamics of conical pocket springs. For this Simba mattress review, we have included both models from Simba: Simba Hybrid Original and Simba Hybrid Pro. That way you can see which of the two better suits you. Please visit our Simba Hybrid Pro mattress review for a complete review.

The Simba mattress is one of the first to roll into the online mattress market in the UK and have built a strong and trusting reputation as an online mattress company, with excellent customer reviews.

Scroll down to start this Simba Hybrid mattress review (SUMMARY AT THE END)

Simba Mattress Construction 

The Simba Hybrid mattress as its name suggests combines the comfortability of foams as well as the bounce of conical pocket springs. The mattress includes a top layer of open-cell polyfoam, a layer of conical pocket springs, reflex foam layer and a base foundation. This is all wrapped up in a cover which has been recently modified to give it a more modern look and break away from the industry standard of just grey and white. 

The foams used in the Simba mattress all received the CertiPUR label, which makes them suitable and safe to use for everyone. This label ensures that no unwanted harmful chemicals are used in the foams.

The mattress is produced here in Europe, sourcing materials from the UK and Poland. What’s also worth noting is that Simba’s manufacturer is a national bed federation approved member. A major role of the NBF is that of education of both the trade and consumers.

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Simba Mattress Tests

Simba has put a huge emphasis on creating the ultimate mattress to suit almost all types of sleepers, take a look to what extent Simba has invested in creating their well-known Simba mattress.

They have studied 180 million body profile measures taken from just about 10 million sleepers. Things taken into account were, height, weight, gender, pressure points, flexibility and even weight distribution. Covering almost all there is to cover.

Simba has built over 70 prototypes in order to create a hybrid that would suit about 95% of the population here in the UK.

simba mattress testing
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With up to 700g light hand-knitted top cover (white half) is from 100% polyester to give it a stretchy feel which makes taking it off and putting on easier. The cover now also includes 4 mattress handles which make it very practical in case you will need to move it.

Unfortunately, The cover is not removable or washable. The bottom half can be cleaned by using a damp cloth and rubbed in a circular motion. We would recommend using a mattress protector to keep your Simba mattress clean.

The cover is made without any harmful chemicals and is even hypoallergenic, this term is used to describe textiles that cause or are claimed to cause fewer allergic reactions.  

Simba Mattress Layers 

1. Top Comfort Layer     

This is Simba’s own trademarked Simbatex® layer. It used to be made from 100% synthetic latex but now is an Open-Cell polyfoam layer. 

Open-cell polyfoam is. superior to regular polyurethane foam as a top layer as it allows for more air to freely flow through it making the layer non-heat retentive.

open cell top foam
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2. Conical Pocket Spring Layer   

The positioning of this layer beneath the top comfort layer is well planned. The springs provide bounce and responsiveness to the sleeper as well as balancing out pressure disparities. The coils are enclosed in polyester pockets to keep them always facing upright and to protect the surrounding foams.

The springs are conical means they have a cone-like shape and allow the spring to collapse to a height of the actual wire. Which is very important as the layer is not that thick. A king size mattress will have about 2,500 unique conical pocket springs (based on Simba Hybrid Original mattress).

The steel used is 100% British and manufactured in Leeds

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3. High Definition Foam Layer   

This layer acts as a transition layer between the foundation and the springs. before memory foam was used but as memory foam is known to be heat retentive, Simba has decided to include a polyurethane-based foam for support which does not attain as much heat. Simba has also introduced “edge lift technology” as Simba calls it. That way you receive great support from edge to edge.

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4. Base Foam 

This is the foundation of the Simba hybrid mattress. The supportive base layer is from high-density polyurethane foam. This layer has 7 different zones for support. These areas have grooves cut out to allow for more give in areas such as the hips and shoulders (also known as castellated). This ensures correct spinal alignment. The grooves also help with airflow and hygiene. 

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How Thick Is the Simba Mattress?

The Simba mattress has a total depth of 20-28 cm (depending on which model), rest assured your current bedsheets should work perfectly here. The mattress can also hold up to 18 stone or 114kg per person.

Simba Mattress Models

Simba has now brought out a range to suit people looking for specific types of mattresses at different price points. Sometimes standard mattresses don’t suit everyone that is why Simba has come out with these 2 models to meet the needs and budgets of most people.

Below is our quick Simba mattress review/summary of them:

Simba Hybrid Original

simba hybrid original review summary
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  • 500g hypoallergenic cover
  • Simbatex layer
  • Up to 2,500 springs
  • Reflex support layer
  • Zoned base layer
  • 25cm thick

Simba Hybrid Pro

simba hybrid pro review summary
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  • 750g hypoallergenic cover
  • Heat regulating British wool
  • Simbatex layer
  • Up to 5,000 springs
  • Reflexsupport layer
  • Zoned base layer
  • 28cm thick

They both have different price points depending on which model you are looking to get but we would recommend them based on the following:

Simba Hybrid Original Mattress

The Simba Hybrid Original is their top-selling mattress for years and its clear to see why. Its price-quality ratio is best, with regular sales also making it even better. If you earn a regular income and looking for a mattress that will stand the test of time and will make your purchase worth it in the long term, this would be our top option.

Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress

Finally, the premium Simba Hybrid Pro with an amazing amount of springs is something for you if you have a bit of extra cash to splurge. Besides the springs it also has a wool top layer that naturally cools, this natural layer absorbs moisture to help keep you cool and dry. The wool layer is from the UK and is ethically sourced end to end under the “animal welfare policy”.

Simba Mattress Firmness 

We score it a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. By creating a medium feel mattress Simba hoped to meet most of the sleepers needs in the UK.    

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The combination of the Simbatex top layer and the base layer gives the mattress a comfortable and responsive feel. Yet still supportive enough to balance out your bodyweight evenly. 

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Mattress Design

It has a simple yet modern design. There does seem to be a trend with this colour combination across the online mattresses sold in the UK. Yet, Simba’s lighter baby blue does bring a more energetic vibe.

Visually this one of our top picks from our mattress reviews.  This is, of course, subjective, depending on personal preference. But do keep in mind that you will most likely cover the mattress with your own bedsheets.

If you are looking to complete your Simba mattress purchase with some pillows we recommend you have a look at our in-depth Simba Hybrid pillow review.

simba mattress colourway and design
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Simba Trial Period and Warranty  

Simba offers a 100-night trial on all of their mattresses. Simply put, this means you can return it for whatever reason within 100 days from delivery.  Simba’s reasoning behind this is that you experience the perfect nights’ sleep so you don’t need to keep the mattress wrapped in the plastic cover, just use like you normally would.

If you feel the Simba hybrid mattress is not for you, simply give Simba a call or send an email to to arrange a pickup. A courier will be sent over to remove the mattress from your home and donate it to a local charity or recycling centre whenever possible. You’ll then be refunded the full value of your order. 

 A 10-year warranty on each Simba mattress ensures security in the long run and validates the mattresses test of time.  

Simba Mattress Delivery   

Your Simba mattress, whatever the size, will be delivered in a convenient box within 1-3 business days. Simba deliver to the whole of the UK, this includes Scotland, Wales and offshore addresses.  

UPS or DPDis used as the standard free delivery service. Tracking is received about 24-48 hours before delivery. We did some undercover work for this Simba hybrid mattress review and found out all ups deliveries are door-to-door service. If delivery is missed, they will leave a calling card and re-attempt delivery on the next 2 business days (3 attempts in total).    

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Additional Services  

Once you have chosen your mattress, at the checkout page you can choose a premium 2 man delivery to your room of choice at a cost of £20 and for an extra £20 they can remove your current mattress at the same time of delivery. The day before delivery you will receive a 2-hour delivery window. On the day of delivery, the driver will pre-call you to give a heads up 30 minutes before they arrive. That way you will never miss the delivery.  

Payment Options

  • Debit/Credit Card  
  • Paypal
  • Amazon Pay
  • Divido (0% installments)

Simba Mattress Price and Sizing

We aim to provide as much valuable content in this Simba mattress review as possible but we also know the price is or maybe the biggest deciding factor so below we included the sizes and prices for the Simba Original hybrid mattress. 

The Simba can be ordered online in these sizes. These are regular prices make sure to check out our DISCOUNTS CODES for huge exclusive sales. For all deals on the Simba mattress head on over to our Best Simba mattress deals page.

These prices are based on the Simba Hybrid Original, the other models have limited sizes.

SIZEDIMENSIONSPRICE (excl. discount code)
Simba Single size mattress90x190x25 cm£549
Simba Small double size mattress120x190x25 cm£749
Simba Double size mattress135x190x25 cm£749
Simba King size mattress150x200x25 cm£849
Simba super king size mattress180x200x25 cm£949
Simba EU single size mattress90x200x25 cm£599
Simba EU double L size mattress140x200x25 cm£799
Simba EU queen size mattress160x200x25 cm£899
prices and availability may be subject to change  

Simba Customer Reviews  

Don’t just take our word for it, here is what some Simba customers had to say. Headsup Simba has more than 70,000 five-star reviews, they’re Europe’s favourite mattress-in-a-box brand.

Simba also claims to be the worlds most five star reviewed mattress, take a quick look at how many customer testimonials and reviews there are available. Don’t forget to head on over to our Best Mattress UK page to see where we place the Simba mattress.

  • Simba| Simba mattress customer reviews (4.8/50,957)
  • Trustpilot | Trustpilot customer reviews (4.5/16,864)

Simba Awards

The Simba mattress has been recognised by big institutions for their exceptional mattress, below are some of their most recent awards.

The Simba mattress came top in our Best Hybrid Mattress list. If you are looking for a premium mattress, we have included the Simba Hybrid Pro mattress in our Top Premium mattress picks.

  1. The Mattress Guide Best Hybrid Mattress
  2. Ideal Home Approved
  3. Good Housekeeping Institute Approved
  4. T3 Best Buy
  5. Product of the Year
  6. Men’s Health Lab UK Approved
  7. Real Homes Loves

Should I Buy a Simba Mattress?  

(Video credit: Simba)

Finalising this Simba mattress review we can say that the combination of the conical pocket springs and the foam layers assures a great night’s sleep. The Simba Hybrid mattress is a perfect mattress for those looking for:  

  • A cooling mattress that allows for optimal airflow to circulate.    
  • A responsive hybrid mattress that gives a unique feel to your body.
  • A medium feel mattress to help with relief and support.
Simba Mattress Review
Material Quality
Motion Isolation
Edge Support
Sex/ Bounce
Company Reputation
Value for Money
100-night risk-free trial
10-year warranty
Free delivery and returns
2,500 conical pocket springs
Great customer reviews
Cover is not machine washable
No next day delivery

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