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Simba Hybrid Mattress Review

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It has been a while now since I wanted to write this Simba mattress review, but finally, I got the time to do it. Simba is one of the first rolled mattresses to enter the UK market and certainly, it is one of the best ones.

I got my Simba mattress around 3 months ago when we moved to our new place. It is a hybrid mattress that combines memory foam technology with conical pocket springs. It is made and designed here in the UK with high-quality materials and it is delivered directly to your doorstep in a box. Just like all the other rolled mattresses, make sure you give it at least 3 days before you start drawing any conclusions. The mattress needs some time to decompress and take its shape. You should also expect a bad smell in the first few days but it will wear off soon. I can now talk in more detail about the Simba mattress.

Materials & Construction

The Simba mattress has a total of four layers plus the cover. The layers are:

  • A Simbatex foam layer that is there to keep the mattress cool during sleep. This is an in-house technology that also provides the body with support.
  • A layer made of conical pockets that work individually and adjust to your body movement. Simba uses a high number of pocket springs that can go up to 2,500 in number. The pocket springs offer support to the whole body.
  • A memory foam layer that provides your body with the needed pressure relief.
  • A supportive base foam layer that works as the base of the mattress.
simba hybrid mattress materials


The Simba mattress also features an excellent cover. It is made of a breathable material that allows airflow which is very important during sleep. That means that the mattress will stay cool during the night but also it’s way more hygienic. Moreover, the cover material is hypo-allergenic which is great. The design is simple but quite modern and follows the brand colours. The polyester cover looks durable and it is removable. You can machine wash it at low temperature which is great as you can keep your mattress clean and fresh with minimum effort. Overall, Simba did a really good job here.

simba hybrid mattress cover

Comfort & Support

The Simba hybrid mattress like most of the rolled mattresses that you can find in the UK market, is designed to fit most people’s needs. The feeling you get is a medium to firm mattress so if I put this on a firmness scale, I would say it’s a 3.1 with 5 being the firmest and 0 the softest.

It’s time now to talk about the different sleeping positions. I usually start my sleep lying on my back. This is definitely my favourite position. In this position, I felt that the latex and memory foam layer did really good work hugging my back while my body didn’t sink too much. This is great for a good spine alignment. Moving into the side position, I felt that the conical pocket springs reacted really fast to adjust to my body’s movement. Sinkage increased a bit which is quite natural but I felt that my spine aligned quite well. I am relatively slim so I didn’t feel that my side bones were uncomfortable as sometimes it hurts when on the side. I found Simba to be very comfortable in this position.

Turning to the stomach position, the mattress was a bit less comfortable. I felt that my spine was not properly aligned as I felt a bit of pressure in my lower back. To be fair this position is very demanding and you need to find the mattress that suits better your weight and size. Me being relatively small I felt that Simba did an average job here. Fortunately for me, this is my least favourite position, so I was not very disappointed.

Finally, testing the sides of the Simba mattress to see how good is the edge support, I felt that Simba did very well here. The mattress is very well designed and is a solid construction so expect a good performance across the whole surface. Overall, Simba is a very comfortable mattress with the stomach position being the only one to give me average comfort.


The Simba mattress as I have already mentioned above will come directly to your door in a box. They offer a free delivery service and they promise to deliver your mattress in 72 hours from the time you place your order. In my case, the mattress came in 48 hours. If you are in a hurry, you can choose the next day delivery service which will cost you an extra £20. The cost is the same if you want a Saturday delivery just like me. There are many slots to choose from so it is easy to find the one that will suit your schedule. The delivery guy was really helpful and overall, I was really happy with the service I got from Simba. The mattress comes in many sizes, 11 to be precise. This is very impressive and it means you will definitely find the one to fit your needs.

simba hybrid mattress

Trial Period & Guarantee

Simba comes with a 100-night trial period which is plenty of time for you to make up your mind. If you are not happy with your purchase, Simba will arrange a free-of-charge collection for your mattress and will give you a full refund. In order to do this, you just need to contact their customer service department. On top, Simba comes with a 10-year guarantee which means that they are very confident about their mattress. Overall, you are getting a great package here.


Finishing this Simba mattress review, I want to give you my final thoughts. The Simba mattress is a high-quality hybrid mattress that combines very well the two technologies. It has excellent edge support and it performs very well in most sleeping positions. For me, it was only the stomach position that Simba didn’t impress me. Moreover, the service you will get is one of the best I have seen so if you are after a UK-made hybrid mattress, then Simba should quite high be on your consideration list.

Simba Hybrid Mattress Review
Very supportive
Excellent service
Fantastic materials
It could be cheaper