Simba Mattress | The Ultimate Evaluation
Find out how the Simba Hybrid Mattress compares against other Simba mattresses, as well as the Winstons No1 bed in a box mattress.
Research shows any less than 5cm of any memory foam, latex, or hybrid foam as a top ”comfort” layer will certainly settle quickly. From the complaints made to The Guardian about Simba mattresses developing a ridge down the centre of the mattress and indentations appearing swiftly, we can be confident this is the reason why.
The reflex foam base layer is a cheaper alternative to memory foam. It is made up of tiny bubbles that squash sideways when weight is applied, causing the reflex foam to partly fit your body whilst attempting to recover to its original shape.
A thicker mattress does not always mean a better mattress. When you are buying your new foam mattress, we suggest you take a look at the depth of the bottom layer. The bottom layer of foam mattresses is generally made from reflex foam. Reflex is a cheap alternative to memory foam. Though reflex provides support, it is mostly there to hold the mattress together.
Remember, the thickness of the top layer of the mattress is what you must look out for; anything below 5cm will begin to show signs of settlement and indents quickly.
We are in the final testing stages and will launch the Winstons No1 Hybrid on September 1st.
Simba mattress UK claims its mattresses are the best thing since sliced bread – with the most five-star reviewed mattresses globally that come with a simple, no-hassle 10-year guarantee ensuring a replacement if it falters in that time.
So why are so many Simba customers contacting Winstons Beds to complain that their Simba mattress has formed an indentation right down the middle or notable body impressions, leaving them with restless nights?
The most concerning point is that the consumers allege Simba Sleep refuses to honour its guarantee, using “independent inspectors” to visit the customer’s home and report that the defects are not significant enough to claim a replacement.
Simba mattresses do not come cheap – their top-selling kingsize mattress is priced around £600 – and the online reviews are undoubtedly excellent. Nevertheless, if you take a look closer, a different view soon emerges. Consumers are offered the chance to gain back the cost of the mattress if they are prepared to leave a post-purchase review – which means many of the reviews you are reading are written before any problems emerge.
A number of those who contacted Winstons Beds say that they feel as though Simba has mistreated them. The consumers paid £699 for their king size mattresses, and within a year of use, the mattress developed an indentation right down the middle and body impressions on either side, which drove them into the guest room to get a good night’s sleep.
An article from Guardian Money has advised that they receive a complaint about a Simba mattress every four to six weeks and that Simba had stated they will now review these complaints. However, Simba has sold over 350,000 mattresses, so this issue of indents and impressions may only affect a fraction of their customers.
Viscogel is memory foam infused with graphene, effectively promoting cool temperatures and higher quality sleep. In addition, Viscogel ensures full-body support and mattress durability.
Simba Open Cell Pure Foam or Polyurethane Foam is a cooling foam that has an open-cell structure which keeps you cool by using graphite particles.
Conical springs collapse further than non-conical springs meaning a conical spring will give the mattress a little more bounce. At Winston’s, we prefer to construct the mattress with a 250GSM layer of Wool, Cashmere & Silk as the top layer, 5cm ViscoGel as 2nd layer, and 2.5cm Neuform Memory Foam as the 3rd layer to give the mattress more give and bounce than conical springs can achieve.
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Simba Hybrid Mattress
We compared the Simba mattress range against 5 others, including mattresses from Emma Mattress, Eve Mattress, Ergoflex Mattress, Brook and Wilde Mattress and the coming soon Winstons No1 Hybrid bed in a box mattress.
You’re likely to have seen advertisements for Simba mattresses, ensuring ‘gravity-defying comfort’ and ‘cooler sleep’ due to its five layers, which incorporate a mixture of springs and memory foam.
At £650.46 for a Simba double mattress, currently reduced from £879, the Simba Hybrid is relatively cheap among its online rivals except when compared against the Winstons No1 Hybrid. Nonetheless, we believe the Simba mattress will support your back for many years and is best suited to back sleepers from 10-16 stones and side or front sleepers who weigh from 11-18 stones.
Weight & Sleeping Position
Mattress Firmness relates to how firm or soft a mattress will feel. Bed in box companies state their mattress will suit any sleeper up to a certain weight which is generally 28 stones. We believe this to be utterly false as most if not all bed in a box mattresses are medium-firm comfort grades; therefore, they will only be suitable for specific types of sleepers and weight groups.
We use a weight and sleeping position-based table referenced from medical blogs to help convey if a medium-firm bed in a box mattress is right for you.
The Hybrid is Simba Sleeps best selling mattress. It’s made up of 5 layers: A 16cm (6.3 inches) foam core with a micro pocket-spring layer between two layers of foam, topped with a 2.5cm layer of foam. It’s a bed in a box mattress, so it’s delivered roll-packed in a box to your front door with a 10-year guarantee and 200-night trial. If you decide the mattress is not for you and you choose to return it, Simba offers a hassle-free return.
Simba currently has three mattresses in its bed in a box collection, and we have purchased and tested all three.
The Hybrid is Simba Sleeps best selling mattress. Generally, memory foam mattresses can feel warmer to sleep on due to the foam moulding to your body, but our mattress experts classed this as a medium warm mattress, which is considered normal. We found the Hybrid has good support but not much comfort and is best for back sleepers who weigh between 9-16 stones and side or front sleepers who weigh between 11-16 stones. We rate this mattress 5/10.
The Simba Pro contains much more foam and isn’t particularly warm to lie on, which is great if you’re after a cool feel memory foam mattress. We found the Hybrid Pro had good support and relatively good comfort. It is best suited to back sleepers who weigh between 10-16 stones and side or front sleepers who weigh between 11-16 stones. We rate this mattress 7/10.
This is Simba Sleeps best mattress. It doesn’t come cheap but has a more high spec construction than the other two mattresses in the range. It has 10 support layers, and despite the claims made, this mattress didn’t feel incredibly cool, but It didn’t feel that warm, either, so it is likely to suit most sleepers.We found the Simba Luxe is best for back sleepers who weigh between 10-16 stones and side or front sleepers who weigh between 11-17 stones.
Simba vs Winstons
Published: 25th July 2021 (Updated: 6th August 2021) |