The Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress – UK VersionDisclaimer: This is my personal honest review of my Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress. The mattress was supplied to me for free. I signed a gift agreement to receive the mattress but the agreement was clear that Simba would have no input into my review or videos and all opinions expresses are my personal honest opinions. They have allowed me an affiliate link which means if you buy via my link I get small commission and you pay no extra.
The Company – Simba Sleep LtdThe Simba mattress is sold by simba sleep. The company was co-founded by James Cox and Andrew McClements in 2015, and they started selling in 2016. They were based in London but are now based in Bristol. It is Andrew McClements family who have been in the mattress industry since 1979 and this is why the website talks about their many years of past mattress history. The mattress is manufactured in Derby, UK. The UK mattress is manufactured in the UK and all manufacturing partners are located in the UK. Simba is named after the pet name for James Cox partner.
The Simba Hybrid Pro Headlines:Wool top layer, up to 5000 Aerocoil™ springs, Bed-in-a-box, 200 night trial, CertiPur, 10 year warranty, free pickup if you dont want to keep your mattress, Simba-Pure foam.
StoresYou can try and buy the Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress from John Lewis, several local Associated Independent Stores and Bensons for Beds. You can also buy Simba on Amazon, eBay and Argos.
The Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress – OverviewWhile the Simba Hybrid Pro shares some headline features with many other online mattress offerings such as 200 nights trial and 10 year warranty it does bring some unique features to the online world. Most notable for me is the wool top layer. It is a common complaint with foam mattresses, especially the softer ones where you sink in and even more so for memory foam that they sleep hot. Wool is quite a unique material for a top layer on a mattress since wool is a natural temperature regulator. This means it not only helps keep you cool but in the winter will help you keep warm. Then we have the micro pocket springs which sit under the Simba Pure polyurethane foam layer and add durability and spring to the top layers. There are two layers of these pocket springs. Allowing for more air circulation and combined with the graphite in the Simbatex and the wool top layer make for a mattress that promises to help you sleep cool. All of the foams used in the mattress are CertiPur certified which means it has stricter guidelines as to what chemicals and the amounts of those biochemicals that are used over standard foam mattresses.
The Simba Mattress Versions At the time of writing Simba have three mattress versions. The Simba Hybrid Pro which is the review on this page, the Simba Hybrid and the Simba Luxe Hybrid Pro. Differences:
Simba Hybrid Pro Layers:All the foam layers are CertiPur certfied for low VOCs.
Simba Hybrid Pro Cover:
Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress Overall:Total height 28 cm (11 inches) Average density: 43 kg/m3
Simba Hybrid Pro Mattress weights:
Based on weighing my own Sapira mattress (with cover) the weights would be:
|UK single||20 kg|
|EU single||22 kg|
|UK double||31 kg|
|EU double||38 kg|
|UK king||33 kg|
|EU king||38 kg|
|UK super king||43 kg|
Tests and Analysis:
Because the micro pocket springs are boxed in with a firm polyurethane foam the edge support is pretty good.
Good mattresses for edge support: Bruno, Ergoflex 5G, Otty Hybrid
Firmness (how far it sinks for a given weight):
Overall I class Simba Hybrid Pro as a middle ground mattress, medium firm. It has a feel quite different from a traditional foam mattress with less molding and more response/spring which may give a firmer impression.
Firm Mattress: Otty Hybrid, Soft Mattress: Emma Hybrid
The potential to sleep cool is a strong point of the Simba Pro. Breathable cover, wool layer on top of a polyurethane foam with added graphite and pocket springs allowing airflow below that. This is all good for mitigating heat buildup. No memory foam has been used.
Also good for sleeping cool: Una Organic Mattress
Spot Relief (point elasticity):
A little disappointing in terms of point elasticity compared to some foam mattresses although not the worst. This could be in part due to the wool used for the top layer which does not have great point elasticity.
Good mattress for point elasticity: Otty Hybrid, Nectar
Mattress for Sex/Bounce:
My criteria for a mattress that is good for sex is to have a decent balance between comfort and bounce. The Simba Hybrid Pro is solid middle ground in this regard. Middle ground for the amount of bounce and also for firmness. Overall a decent option for a good mattress for sex
Other options for a mattress for sex: Otty Hybrid, Vesgantti Luxe
Tested for a 114 kg (18 stone) capacity per person. This is the standard weight capacity for most online offerings.
Having good bounce never translates too well to motion transfer. No surprise that motion transfer is not a strong point of the Simba Hybrid Pro. Also having no memory foam within the layers will add to this lower score. You cant have everything, this is one reason why Simba does well for sleeping cool.
Good mattress for motion transfer: Ergoflex 5g
Type of sleepers this mattress suits:
This depends very much on your weight. Remember tummy sleeping requires the firmest feel and side sleeping the softest feel. For people of average weight the Simba Hybrid Pro will suit all sleepers but will be generally better for back sleepers followed by tummy sleepers followed by side sleepers.
The Simba Pro is a high end online mattress and as such its retail price reflects this.
Cheap online Mattress: Vesgantti Luxe
The Simba offers some decent design elements. Handles on the side, CertiPur foams, wool on top of top layer, graphite embedded into the Simbatex. Double layer of patented micro conical pocket springs.
Good mattress for materials used: Una Organic Natural Latex Mattress, Ergoflex 5G high density memory foam mattress
Although a low smell mattress there was a low level smell with a close-up sniff test. Not a room filling smell by any means.
Low smell mattress: Hugge
Totally subjective and one persons comfortable is another persons nightmare. I found the Simba fine to sleep on, there is an amount of push-back thanks to the pocket springs which also makes it very responsive. This will probably feel less comfortable to side sleepers or anyone wanting a sinking in feel.
The base does have zoning with channels cut along the shoulder and hips area. Also called castellated foam.
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